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How I Curb the Urge to Quit Aug. 03, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

I wouldn't tell just anyone what I'm about to tell you — and I'm only telling you because we'r... Read More

Home-School of the Cancer Sun Jul. 05, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday, Weekly

On the heels of the full moon and lunar eclipse, we plunge further into the solar journey through th... 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

Savvy Shopper Tricks Dec. 19, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

You think shopping is what you do when you buy things. That's true, but it's more than that. Shoppin... Read More

Charmed, I'm Sure Dec. 12, 2019

Work Daze

You're very smart. You're extremely loyal. You even work hard at your job (on occasion). Yet, your c... Read More

Fashion Tricks To Treat Yourself Oct. 15, 2019

In Fashion

Boo! Yes, it's you in the mirror on the wall. If you get a fright when you get dressed every day, th... Read More

7 Shopping Triggers We All Fall for Oct. 08, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I blame my suspicious nature on my neighborhood grocery store. The store used to be a logically arra... Read More

Select Material and Lay a New Bamboo Floor Dec. 27, 2018

Here's How

Dear James: I was planning to install hardwood flooring myself, but then I saw some bamboo flooring,... Read More

A Mouse in the House, Sheets on the Beds and Early on the Credit Card Payment Nov. 22, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: It is that time of year when mice invade our homes. I'm a pretty good housekeeper, and we... Read More

Another Batch of Great Reader Tips! Nov. 21, 2018

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Sharing their super cool tips and tricks for how to save money on herbs, keep produce fresher longer... Read More

10 Incredibly Clever Ways to Use Bread Bags Nov. 19, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

As you know — and only because I write about it so much — I may as well be president of ... Read More

Top Five Social Security Myths Jun. 06, 2018

Social Security and You

It's time for me to dust off and update a column I write every five years or so about Social Securit... Read More

Riding the Social Security Gravy Train May. 09, 2018

Social Security and You

Before I get to today's question, I must give some background information on the topic at hand ̵... Read More

The Wonders of Hydrogen Peroxide Nov. 22, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

A few days ago, I got a message that reminded me about the wonders of an ordinary product most peopl... Read More

How to Childproof a Forbidden Door, Plus More Great Reader Tips Sep. 13, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

If you've ever needed to prevent children from closing a door and unwittingly locking themselves in ... Read More

Not an April Fools' Day Trick Apr. 01, 2016

Tales From the Front

Dear Cheryl: I'm furious with my husband. He's not a gun nut, but he firmly believes in keeping a gu... Read More

Sleepless Nights Feb. 17, 2015

Jenny McCarthy

I know I'm not the only one who has suffered from annoying nights of exhaustion when, no matter what... Read More

Wizard of Id

Jun. 15, 2014

Keep Important Papers in the Freezer Mar. 26, 2014

Everyday Cheapskate

I am always entertained and often educated by the tips readers mail in. Today is no exception. I'm p... Read More

15 Minutes is Worth More Than You Think Mar. 25, 2014

Everyday Cheapskate

Want to stop spending so much of your hard earned money on utility bills? Check out these clever gad... Read More