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An Interior Designer Can Be Helpful in Planning Your New House Apr. 09, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I think we have some great design ideas for our new house, but I still wonder if it make... Read More

Tips for Purchasing a Brand-New Home Apr. 07, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

Everybody has a dream of one day owning a perfectly built, brand-new home. Of course, I'd need to wi... Read More

Meatballs Make Meals Manageable Apr. 02, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dinnertime can be hard with hectic schedules, but planning ahead and having meals ready in your free... Read More

The High Cost of Convenience Apr. 01, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I work out at a gym regularly, and I like to drink a protein shake or smoothie afterward ... Read More

When Batteries Are Just Faking It Mar. 31, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Just when I think I've heard every possible way to save time and money every day, I open my mail to ... Read More

The Places Where Builders Can Cut Corners Mar. 31, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

When looking for a home, you will need to decide where your priorities are, budget-wise. If you are ... Read More

Sneaky Ways to Save Big Mar. 30, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

I blame it on my friend Kathleen that I caught the sneaky savings bug. One day, years ago, she told ... Read More

Family Favorite Orange Chicken Recipe Three Ways Mar. 26, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

For years, I've been searching for the perfect recipe for one of my family's favorite dishes: orange... Read More

Great Reader Tips: From Luxury Taxes to Quick Scissor-Sharpening Mar. 25, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Over the years, I've noticed something. People who live comfortably do not do so because they are pa... Read More

Many Benefits of Online Grocery Shopping Mar. 24, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

There are few things more annoying than stopping at the supermarket to pick up a few things and haul... Read More

Coupon Obsession Mar. 23, 2020

Dear Doug

Q: My wife and I looked forward to retirement for a long time. I devoted most of my time to a demand... Read More

High Vet Bills for Beloved Pets and Prepping for Mortgage Application Mar. 16, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: Our beloved dog Roscoe is getting older, and we're concerned about safeguarding his healt... Read More

Easy Ways to Get a Better Deal on Anything Mar. 05, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Not everyone is comfortable with asking for a better deal or for a lower rate. Or for a fee or penal... Read More

3-Day Coconut Cake Mar. 03, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

What do Pat Benatar, George Foreman and I, your humble columnist, have in common? We share the same ... Read More

Feel Good About Vacationing Feb. 27, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

If things aren't looking so good for you to get away from home this year, it's probably not because ... Read More

Could You Go a Year Without Spending? Feb. 26, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

A few years back, Eric and Donna Reed shopped for groceries and household products only once a year.... Read More

Will Past Money Mistakes Hurt the Future? Feb. 25, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: My husband and I are looking to buy our first home, and I'm a little nervous about applyi... Read More

How to Win the Warehouse Club Game Feb. 24, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

There I was, standing in the checkout line of Costco, unable to ignore the rather loud conversation ... Read More

Everyday Starters for Your Midwinter Party Feb. 20, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

We're smack in the middle of winter, and it's very likely the weather is miserable where you are. On... Read More

Think You Might Be a Cheapskate? Feb. 19, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Not many people enjoy being called a cheapskate. But I do. I think of it not as an insult but as a c... Read More