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The Pay-As-You-Go Route to Higher Education Sep. 22, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: How can a person finance her education without taking out loans? I need to get a master's... Read More

Public Library Services You May Not Know About That Can Save You Money Sep. 21, 2020

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My adult children are big on borrowing stuff from their parents. And, from time to time, they may fa... Read More

How To Make a Cake From (Almost) Scratch and More Great Reader Tips Sep. 17, 2020

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This week, my supermarket has brand-name cake mixes on sale for $1 each, so I've stocked up. And jus... Read More

Car Leases and Laundry Detergents Sep. 16, 2020

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Dear Mary: My wife and I are having a disagreement. I want to lease a new car now, because ours is o... Read More

Another Batch of Great Reader Tips Sep. 14, 2020

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If you've ever asked yourself, "Is there one more thing I could possibly do with baking soda," or, "... Read More

What You Need to Know About Buying Carpet Sep. 08, 2020

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It's not something you buy every day. But when it's time to buy carpet, you need to know your stuff.... Read More

The Federal Government's Annual Spending Orgy Wastes Your Money Sep. 05, 2020

Diane Dimond

It happens every September. Inside federal office buildings, budget minions go on scandalous spendin... Read More

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Sep. 03, 2020

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Closing a credit card account is not for the faint of heart. So, why bother? Oh, let me count the wa... Read More

Watt's Up? Sep. 02, 2020

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Tonight, take a tour through your house with all the lights out. See all those digital clocks and gl... Read More

Kitchen Gadgets That Will Pay for Themselves in No Time at All Aug. 31, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

I'm crazy about gadgets — everything from quirky can openers to smartphones. Hand me a Swiss A... Read More

When It Doesn't Pay To Be Cheap Aug. 27, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

There is a predictable progression many of us go through as we make a decision to stop living beyond... Read More

How to Clean and Care For a Smoothtop Electric Cooktop Aug. 24, 2020

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When it comes to kitchen appliances, nothing says modern and sleek like a beautiful new electric smo... Read More

Best Inexpensive Laptop Computers for 2020 Aug. 19, 2020

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If you or someone you love will be heading to college soon, a laptop will be absolutely essential. N... Read More

Are You Planning a Post-Pandemic Wedding? Aug. 19, 2020

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My fiance and I were just starting to plan our wedding when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. ... Read More

Outfitting Your Kids for School -- and Fundraisers, Too Aug. 18, 2020

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Have I been sleeping in a cave for 100 years? Sure feels like it. I just read that Americans' back-... Read More

Ask Me Anything: Pet Hair, Almond Milk Expiration and Window Heat Aug. 13, 2020

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My mailbox is full of great questions from readers — many of whom are battling similar issues.... Read More

Is Homemade Laundry Detergent Safe to Use in Today's Washing Machines? Aug. 12, 2020

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It's been many years now since I switched from commercial laundry detergent to making my own powdere... Read More

Frozen Summer Treats Are Cool Aug. 04, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

In these sizzling days of summer, it's tempting to load up the freezer with pricey frozen treats. Or... Read More

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Jul. 31, 2020

Nutrition News

My daughter recently had my first grandchild (pretty exciting, right?). She's on a journey to gettin... Read More

Food Shopping: The Jarring Truth Jul. 29, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Why is it that the odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with ONLY a loaf of... Read More