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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

How to Roast a Cheap Cut of Beef Jul. 20, 2020

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No matter how inexpensive a chuck or round roast may be, if it turns out so tough and flavorless it'... Read More

Rotisserie Chicken to the Rescue Jul. 16, 2020

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If you're fresh out of ideas (let alone desire) to make one more home-cooked meal, but even the thou... 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

Household Clutter and What to Do About It Jul. 14, 2020

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I have a theory that most of us would be more than willing to let go of the stuff that's cluttering ... Read More

Join a CSA for Your Health and Your Wealth Jul. 09, 2020

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The locally grown food movement has been gaining momentum. At the same time, the high cost of food i... 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

Cheapskate Gourmet: Salad Dressings Jul. 07, 2020

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If you think eating well means eating out — home delivery, pickup or dining in — you may... 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

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

5 Easy-To-Make Body Scrubs To Keep Your Skin Vibrant and Healthy Jun. 17, 2020

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Body scrubs are an effective way to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead... Read More