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9 Ways to Save Big at the Supermarket Jan. 23, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

How much did you spend on food last month? A survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the ave... Read More

10 Ways to Simplify Your Life Jan. 20, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

I spent the better part of 2019 reorganizing and decluttering my home, something that forced me to s... Read More

Reader Tips: It's the Little Ways We Save That Add Up Jan. 13, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

AUTO STEREO In cold weather, it's wise to wait until the car's interior warms up before using the ra... Read More

Slash Food Costs and Give Yourself a Raise Jan. 09, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Could you use an extra $1,200? That's exactly what you'll have in a year if you can find a way to wh... Read More

It's the Little Ways We Save That Add Up Jan. 06, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

It's amazing how saving a little here and a little there can add up to big savings. Each of these gr... Read More

Crashing the Christmas Clearance Sales Dec. 24, 2019

In Fashion

When it's sale time, it's savings time. And when the holidays roll around, it's time to give yoursel... Read More

How to Use Up Every Last Cent on a Prepaid Debit Card Dec. 23, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Some prepaid debit cards can be problematic because it's nearly impossible to use them up to the las... Read More

Accept Grandma's Generous Offer Immediately! Nov. 28, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm thankful that my parents give me $15 a week for allowance to spend any way I choose... Read More

How to Splurge on a Budget Nov. 12, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I got the biggest shock of my life the day I realized that living on a budget wasn't the straitjacke... Read More

Stop Wasting Money on Kitchen Tools That Do Only One Thing Nov. 11, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Celebrity chef Alton Brown contends that a kitchen tool that does only one job is mostly useless. He... Read More

How To Afford Big-Ticket Items Nov. 07, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Finally, you have a couple of months where things are going well. The bills get paid on time, and yo... Read More

16 Ways To Chop Your Grocery Bill Nov. 04, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Need a foolproof way to cut your food/grocery expenses by 25% this month? Announce to your family th... Read More

October 29, 2019 Oct. 29, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My husband, an only child, never had a great relationship with his father, "Clyde." My m... Read More

Retroactive Social Security Benefits Explained Oct. 23, 2019

Social Security and You

A few months ago, I briefly discussed the possibility of retroactive Social Security retirement bene... Read More

6 Simple Ways to Develop a Saver's Attitude Sep. 26, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Cutting expenses is the way to spend less so you have money to save. But unless you are actually put... Read More

How to Break Bad Money Habits Sep. 24, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Money a little tight these days? You might assume it's due to rising costs, tightening credit and th... Read More

Where's the Best Place for Extra Savings -- a Roth 401(k) or Roth IRA? Sep. 18, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I'm 22 and recently started my first real job. I've had a Roth individual retirement ac... Read More

More SSA Blunders Sep. 11, 2019

Social Security and You

I recently came across a Facebook page dedicated to Social Security Administration retirees. I decid... Read More

How to Make Taco Seasoning Mix and What to Do With It Aug. 29, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Seasoning packets from the supermarket may be convenient, but they have drawbacks — not the le... Read More

Can You Spend Money on Fun Without Feeling Guilty? Aug. 28, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things I need to save for. From retirement ... Read More