For one reason or another -- the price of gas, unemployment, student loans or unexpected expenses -- most of us have to budget our spending at some point in our lives. It's not fun, but budgeting doesn't necessarily entail giving up on fun. With a little careful planning, you can go on all the adventures you assumed were too expensive, and still save money.
Living on a budget requires patience, attention to deals and a little creativity. Grow your own veggies. Find deals that cut the cost of dinner and a movie in half. Research offers for vacations that won't break the bank. Read on for five frugal living tips, including the best places to look for deals on the Web and lifestyle choices for adopting a do-it-yourself frame of mind.