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Frozen Summer Treats Are Cool Aug. 04, 2020

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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

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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

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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

Cucumbers Galore? Enjoy Grandmother's Cucumber Salad Recipe Jul. 28, 2020

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Today, we celebrate cucumbers, which will soon be in the peak of their season and dirt-cheap! When p... Read More

Removing Pine Sap and Other Useful Tips Jul. 27, 2020

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Whether it's removing pine sap from a new pair of summer shorts or keeping your drinks super cold, m... Read More

How to Make Your Own Swiffer WetJet Refills Jul. 23, 2020

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If you own a Swiffer WetJet Spray Mop, chances are you absolutely love it. But let me guess: You're ... Read More

Why 15 Cents Matter Jul. 21, 2020

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I used to think that small amounts of money didn't matter. What difference could $5 here or $10 ther... Read More

Your Thoughts on Money and Happiness Jul. 15, 2020

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In a previous column on the subject of money and happiness, I closed with: "In your heart, do you be... Read More

Great Reader Questions: Stains, Spiders, Candlewax and 529s Jul. 13, 2020

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Sometimes, it's the most unusual thing that turns out to be the magical solution for a household pro... Read More

Free Doggy Poop Bags (and More Great Reader Tips!) Jul. 08, 2020

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My readers come up with the greatest tips, tricks and ideas for how to save time and money every day... Read More

9 Ways to Wage War Against Mosquitoes -- and Win! Jul. 06, 2020

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Mosquitoes are nasty creatures. They bite, transmit terrible diseases to people and pets and, from w... Read More

The 1 Simple Thing You Must Have in Your Home Jul. 02, 2020

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My heart was pounding. The smoke alarm was screaming, and I was in full-on panic mode. Flames were r... Read More

Grow Your Own Food 1 Square Foot at a Time Jul. 01, 2020

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For years, I tried to grow a decent vegetable garden. It was the high cost of fresh produce — ... Read More

Smart Saving Tastes Like Chicken Jun. 30, 2020

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With the price of beef skyrocketing, chicken is becoming the backbone of the frugal kitchen. And why... Read More

Replace or Repair? Jun. 29, 2020

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You're worried the washing machine may be on its last spin cycle. It makes a horrible screeching sou... Read More

More Creative Ways My Clever Readers Save Time and Money Jun. 24, 2020

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Sometimes, I wonder how "Everyday Cheapskate" readers discover their handy ideas. I mean, who would ... Read More

How to Make Fruits and Vegetables Last Longer Jun. 23, 2020

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According to the World Resources Institute, the average U.S. household of four people throws out abo... Read More

7 Ways to Use Borax Jun. 22, 2020

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A recent letter from a reader who used borax to solve her dishwasher woes got me thinking about all ... Read More

How to Redecorate on a Dime Jun. 18, 2020

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Changing your environment can greatly improve your outlook. And that doesn't have to cost a fortune.... Read More

Get Financially Confident Starting Now Jun. 11, 2020

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For a good deal of my life, I lived under a dark cloud of fear that I would end up financially desti... Read More