The Dollar Stretcher
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Family Reunion Food - Inexpensive menu ideas for family reunions
Play Clothes for Nursing Moms - She doesn't have a budget for a short-term wardrobe
Cheap Date Night - Can they have fun on just $5 or $10?
40th Birthday Party Ideas
Decorating With Yard Sale Finds
Removing Rust Stains from a Cement Patio
How to Get Rid of Wasps
Cheap Family Activities for Families with Grade School Kids
Decorations for a 25th Anniversary Party
What's It Like Selling Avon Products?
DIY Kids Haircuts
How to Clean Copper Pots & Pans
Tween Girl's Birthday Party Ideas
Vertical Gardening In Small Spaces
Finishing Basement Walls
Preventing Snail Garden Damage
Prom Party Decorations
How to Clean a Stained Smooth Cooktop
DIY Kitty Trees & Condos
Bulk Rice Storage
Boy's Duck Dynasty Party
Homemade Dog food
Back to Grad School?
Repurposing an Entertainment Center
'Glam' Party for a 13 Year Old Girl
Keeping Track of Your Pantry Inventory
Finding Plus Sized Teen Girls' Clothing
How to Find an Affordable Personal Trainer
Safe and Natural Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Holiday Table Decor
Homemade Beef Marinades
Homemade Weight Loss Shakes
How to Build a Backyard Firepit
Removing Food Stains from Clothing
Games for an 8 Year Old Girl's Birthday Party
Homemade Energy Drinks
Duct Tape Halloween Costumes
Inexpensive Area Rugs
Recipes for Pork Marinades
Bath Bomb Recipes
Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas for a 6 Year Old Boy
Handling Abusive Debt Collectors
Get Well Gift Basket Ideas
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mixes
How to Start a Babysitting Service
Eliminating Bed Bugs
Do-It-Yourself Backyard Waterfall
How to Save on Towels
Kids' Birthday Party Games
Building a Business Casual Wardrobe
How to Buy a Mattress
Homemade Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix
Generic Dog Food
Generic Baby Diapers
Starting a Green Cleaning Business
Buying Vitamins and Supplements Online
Buying an Expresso Machine
Homemade BBQ Sauce
Finding Good Coupons
How to Clean Cement Driveways
How to Buy a Juicer
Turning a Garage Into a Family Room - Is it practical?
Affordable Organic Baby Bedding - Inexpensive sources for healthy baby bedding
Do-It-Yourself Dog Grooming - Making Fido look beautiful at home!
How to Repurpose an Entertainment Center - what can you do with an old entertainment center?
Renewing Bathroom Sinks - Making your sink look new again
Inexpensive Living Room Redecorating - How to redecorate for less!
Buying an Inexpensive Wedding Dress - Finding a dress you can afford
Cheap Laundry Detergents - How well do they work?
Cheaper Kitty Litter - Finding the best cheap kitty litter
Home Teeth Whitening Kits - How good are they?
Resolving Online Consumer Complaints - How to get an acceptable resolution
Cleaning Tile Floors - A beautiful floor without the haze
Dry Cleaning Kits - Can home kits replace expensive bills?
A Puppy for Christmas - What's the best way to bring a puppy into your family?
How to Clean a Stone Fireplace - What's the best way to make it look like new?
Surprise 30th Birthday Party - Great, inexpensive ways to celebrate!
Christmas Lay-a-Ways - What's the best Christmas lay-a-way strategy?
First In, First Out Pantry Storage Solutions
How to Care for Suede Boots
How to Clean Greasy Kitchen Cabinets
How to Control Carpenter Ants
How to Clean and Restore Cast Iron Cookware
How to Use a Freezer Effectively
Do-It-Yourself Brick Walkways
Finding a Diet Plan That Works
Affordable Wedding Dinner Centerpieces
Can I Adjust a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Repayment Plan?
Is Hanging Wallpaper a DIY Job?
College Textbooks for Less
Killing Crabgrass - without putting your kids and pets at risk
Deals on Lunchmeat
Are Used Appliances a Good Deal?
Preventing Ticks - How to eliminate ticks and prevent them from returning
Cleaning Patios - How to keep your patio looking great
Finding Deals on Wallpaper - How to save when you buy wallpaper
Less Expensive Manicures - How to make manicures affordable
How to Buy Beef - What can you do to save on beef?
How to Save On a Long-Distance Move
Do-It-Yourself Hardwood Floors - Can you install it yourself?
Cleaning Drapes - Making them look like new for less!
Eliminating Bed Bugs - Don't scratch all night!
Natural Dry Hair Solutions - How do you treat your dry hair?
Easy Oven Cleaning - How to easily clean your oven without harsh chemicals
Safe Ant Control - Without putting kids and pets at risk
Teen Summer Jobs - How to make a few bucks this summer
Cleaning an Oscillating Fan - What's the easiest way?
25th Anniversary Party Ideas - How to throw a great party for less
Other Uses for 'Body Wash' - She found a great sale - now she's looking for ways to use all that body wash
Preparing for an Emergency - What supplies should you have on hand?
Cheap Lipstick - How to find lipstick for less
Spring Cleaning for Your Car - How to clean your car's interior after a rough winter
Rental Cars for Less - Reduce the cost of renting a ride
Jobs for Preteens - How can a preteen earn a few dollars?
Urine Stains on Hardwood Floors - How to remove nasty stains
Coupon Strategies That Work - Stores have adjusted to extreme couponers. What strategies still work?
Saving on Paper Products - How to reduce the cost of paper products in your home
Extra Wide Shoes for Women - How to find comfortable, affordable wide shoes
Baby Cereal for Triplets - Finding affordable baby cereal in bulk
Save on Produce - Get the most for your grocery dollar
Insulating Sliding Glass Doors - How to keep sliding doors from raising your utility bills
Frugal Valentine's Ideas - Saying "I love you" for less
A Fun, Yet Frugal Wedding Shower - Ideas for your next bridal shower
How to Repair Throw Rugs - Repair instead of replacing
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix - How to make your own
How to Buy Snow Tires - What do you need to know before you go shopping?
Affordable Adult Daycare - Who's going to take care of Mom and Dad?
Plus Sized Clothes for Boys - Where to find deals on plus sized clothes
How to Find an Inheritance - How can she find out if her Dad left her any money?
How to Get Rid of Swarming Bees - What can you do when bees keep swarming your home?
How to Handle a Reduced Income - What can you do when your employer expects you to take unpaid 'furlough' days?
Cooking for 1 or 2 - Recipes and resources for smaller batches
Selling Your Wedding Dress - Giving another bride a chance to make beautiful memories
Facial Cleaning Cloths - Less expensive alternatives for a more beautiful you!
Homemade Energy Drinks - Is there a homemade version that costs less than Red Bull or 5-Hour Energy?
Storing Sprouting Beans - How do you store beans once they've sprouted?
Repairing a Flaking Mirror - What to do when the edges of your mirror are flaking
Finding an Affordable, Safe Handyman - She's looking for some help around the house
Ordering Eyeglasses Online - Can you save by buying online? Safely?
Colored Clothing and Cheaper Detergents - Do you need expensive detergents to preserve your colored clothes?
Renewing Vinyl Siding - How to make your old vinyl siding look new again
Growing Protein - We're used to growing veggies, but can you grow protein in your garden?
A Bathroom Vanity Makeover - A DIY update of your bathroom vanity
Reducing a Birthday List - What can you do when too many people expect gifts on their birthday?
Frugal String Trimmer Refills - Inexpensive ways to refill your string trimmer
Doing Surveys for Money - Can you really make money doing surveys?
Frugal Car Rental - How to rent a car for less
Indoor Container Gardening - Yes, you can have a veggie garden indoors!
Get Rid of Roaches Safely - Looking for a family-safe way to get rid of roaches
A Frugal Long-Distance Move - Moving on a shoestring
Updating Tile Countertops - Short of replacing them what can we do?
A Foreclosed Friend - What can you do to help a friend who has lost their home?
Emergency Supplies - What emergency supplies do you keep on hand?
Alternatives to Summer Camp - Mom's looking for summer activities for her 9 and 11 year-olds
Removing Auto Window Tint - Do you really need a pro to remove old window tint?
Loaning Money to Friends - What do you do when your friends waste the money you loan them?
Gardening and Food Prices - Have increased food prices caused you to start or enlarge a garden?
Cooking for 1 - Can a single eat cheaper on fast food dollar menus?
Defining Frugal - What does being frugal mean to you?
Repaying Payday Loans - How can she get out from under?
Working With Sharebuilder(r) - What's it like to invest with Sharebuilder?
Calculating Space Heater Electric Usage - Knowing how much it costs to run your space heater
Excess Body Wash - What can you do with all those body wash gifts you received?
Job Hunting Tips - Making your bug hunt more successful
Advice on Wood Finishes - Looking to preserve and showcase wood cabinets
Cheaper Heat - Is electric heat cheaper than gas?
Frugal Lunch Ideas - Solving that daily challenge to your budget
Homemade Wrinkle Releaser - She doesn't want to iron or pay for expensive releasers
Frugal Holiday Baking and Recipes - Great for family and friends!
Gift Basket Ideas - What themes makes for good gift baskets
What Does Frugal Living Mean to You - Exploring the world of frugal living
Frugal Holiday Decorating Ideas - Great looks for less
Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas - You can still afford a great Christmas!
Selling Your Stuff - What's the best way to do it?
The Lying Landlord - What can you do when your landlord lies when giving you a referral?
Air Circulation In a Finished Basement - How can they control the dust and air flow?
Natural Congestion Remedies - Clear your lungs the natural way
Recycled Packaging - What packing from purchased products can you reuse?
Figuring My Grocery Budget - How much should they be spending on groceries?
Can't Afford the ER Bill - What can you do when the bill is bigger than your annual income?
Hosting a Baby Shower - Have a great shower for less
Saving Money on Air Fresheners
Frugal Baby Shower Gifts
Affordable, Attractive Document Storage - What's the best way to store all those papers?
Recoating Non-Stick Cookware - Can scratches be repaired? Or must she replace it?
Flavored Oatmeal - Alternatives to the individual flavored oatmeal packets
How to Store Potatoes - Proper storage increases potatoes shelf life
How to Buy an Electric Skillet - Finding the best skillet for the money
Saying 'Thanks' - Without insulting your friends
Cleaning Tar From Vinyl Siding - What's the best way to clean their siding?
Lightning Protection - Protect your home and electonics from lightning
Credit Cards or Savings First - The best place for extra cash
Responding 2 Frugal Envy - What to say to people who are jealous of the benefits you've acquired through frugal living
Buying a Paper Shredder - Don't shred your budget!
Buying a Washer and Dryer - Finding the best deal
Acquiring Emergency Supplies - How to assemble affordable emergency supplies
A Frugal Solution to Dry Hair - Looking good for less!
How to Keep Your Financial Records Safe - Don't set yourself up for identity theft
How to Clean a Fan - What's the easiest way to clean a fan?
Home Business Legal Issues - What do you need to do to legally open a small home business?
Removing Grass Stains - How to remove grass stains from blue jeans
Inheritance In a Second Marriage - How to determine what different children should inherit
Removing a Downed Tree - Is there an inexpensive way to remove a felled tree?
Helping Friends Financially - How to help struggling friends without embarrassing them
What Cooking Pans Are Best? - Choosing between cast iron, aluminum and non-stick
Kitchen Window Treatments - She's looking for shade and privacy
A Frugal Wedding - How to have a frugal wedding without looking cheap
Part-Time Work for Nearly Teens - Can a 12 year old really make money?(4/19/10)
Removing Carpet Stains - How can she clean red stains out of her carpet?(4/12/10)
Retirement Planning for a Stay-at-Home Mom - How does retirement planning differ for a one income family?(4/5/10)
Ready to Move Out? - How much money does it take to set up a first apartment?(3/29/10)
Updating a Bathroom - How can she affordably update a 1960's bath?(3/22/10)
Starting a Cleaning Business - How much would it cost and how would I do it?(3/15/10)
Insulating a Crawl Space - Don't let your energy dollars fall through the floor!(3/8/10)
Homemade Floor Cleaner - Recipes for homemade floor cleaners(3/1/10)
Reviving Pressboard Cabinets - Their pressboard kitchen cabinets need some help(2/22/10)
Comparing Steam Mops - Which steam mop performs best?
Removing Hardwood Floor Stains - How to remove a big white water mark on a hardwood floor
Frugal Fatigue - What to do when you're tired of trying to save money
Affordable Homemade Shampoo - Why pay for marketing hype?
Money-Saving Ideas for a Single, Working Mom - Saving money when you're short of time, too
Trouble Keeping Track of Expenses - Tracking how much you spend and where you spend it
Cleaning Mildewed Stuffed Animals - You can remove the mildewed smell
Buying a Food Dehydrator - What should she look for in a food dehydrator?
Choosing a Quality Food Processor - Not necessarily the cheapest, but looking for good value
Frugal Low Cal, Low Cholesterol Snacks - Affording a special diet
Overspending on Your Kids - This mom can't stop spending money on her children
Slow Cooker Liners - Is there a frugal replacement for those expensive slow cooker liners?
Cleaning Nicotine Stains - Is cleaning nicotine stains that have built up over years even possible?
RV Living - Is RV living a good way to cut living expenses?
Cleaning Leather Furniture - She's looking for ways to safely clean leather
Emergency Fund - How much is enough?
Prepaid Funerals - Could having a prepaid plan help make good decisions and save money?
A No Cost Birthday Gift for a 5 Year Old Boy - That's the only gift that will fit into her tight budget
Seeking Professional Financial Help - This reader wonders if a professional can help them control spending
Choosing a New Freezer - Selecting the one that best fits your needs
Homemade HE Detergent - make your own detergent and save
The Cost to Operate - How much does it cost to run your appliances?
Building a Winter Greenhouse - Looking for do-it-yourself greenhouse plans?
Finding Affordable Medical Equipment - Could used equipment reduce costs?
Pricing Crafts for Sale - How much should you charge for homemade crafts?
Unwanted Inground Swimming Pool - Is there a simple, inexpensive way to be rid of this pool?
Eliminating Refrigerator Odors - How to eliminate spoiled food odors
Painting a Basement Floor - Proper preparation assures a better result
Choosing a Microwave Oven - Make sure you select the microwave that's best for your needs
Bad Tasting Water Bottles - How to remove the bad taste from water bottles
Little Black Ants - How do I stop and invasion?
Home Canning - Help to get started
Window Tint - How much can you save?
Dumping a Timeshare - Is there another choice besides just walking away?
Repair or Replace Washing Maching? - How do you decide which answer is best?
Replacing Cable TV With Your PC - Eliminating a bill
Green Bags - Do they really keep produce longer?
Choosing a Breadmaker - Readers share their breadmaker experiences
Buying a Food Dehydrator - Which model is best for a beginner?
DIY Tub Refinishing - Can you really refinish your bathtub with a DIY kit?
Dust Problems - Is her A/C system to blame?
Affordable Hair Conditioner - Looking for a frugal answer to dry, split ends
Homemade Seasoning Mixes - Why pay someone to mix up a few spices?
Pricing Garage Sale Items - How much should you ask for garage sale stuff?
Using Cheaper Cuts of Meat
Reducing the Cost of Sewing Patterns
Removing Smokey Kitchen Odors - She burned the chicken, now what?
Little Luxuries - What inexpensive things make you feel like a million bucks?
Updating Plastic Vertical Blinds - A custom size makes them too expensive to replace
Ways to Earn Extra Money
Inexpensive Work Lunches
Small Furniture - Finding furniture for smaller spaces
Benefits of Apartment Living - Are there advantages for a family living in an apartment?
Ways to use household products less and save money(3/16/09)
Tips on saving money on purchasing household products
Credit Card Tips
Wood Finish Repair
Introductory Cable Deal Is Over - Should they cancel? Sign up with someone else?
Adjustable Beds - Advice from those who already own adjustable beds
Prioritizing Home Repair Projects - Which repair should they tackle first?
Eliminating Field Mice - How to keep them out of your home
Using Steam Cleaners on Flooring - How well do steam cleaners work on hardwood and other flooring?
Haggling With Your Credit Card Company - How to get your interest rate lowered
Declaring Bankruptcy - Is it as simple as it sounds?
Memory Foam - Does memory foam perform up to expectations?
Combating Dry Winter Indoor Air - How do you add moisture to the air?
Is Now the Time for a New Car? - Or should I wait for a better economy
Digital Photo Printers - Finding the best and cheapest way to print your photos
Quartz Infared Heaters - How efficiently do they heat your room?
Christmas Topiaries - Fancy decor on a budget!
Avoiding Office Gift Drawings - Is there a graceful way to avoid joining the office gift drawing?
Smelly Kitchen Plastic Containers - Can they be deodorized?
Propane vs. Electric Appliances
Freezing Food Staples
Winter Window Draft Stoppers
Using Leftover Veggies
Homemade Dishwashing Detergents
Super Frugal 7 Day Meal Plan
Uncertain Economy Scares Potential Homebuyers
Using Entertainment Books
Storing Fruits and Veggies
Winter Window Drafts
Family Halloween Costumes
Cleaning Silk Flowers
Preserving Fresh Flowers
Inexpensive Wedding Gifts
Dry Cooking Mixes
Bedtime Warmth In Winter
Shout® Color Catchers® - Is there a cheaper alternative
Halloween Costume Ideas for Gradeschoolers
Costume Ideas for Teens
Costume Ideas for Toddlers
ID Theft Insurance - Do you need protection?
Clorox® Bleach Pens® - Are they as good as they claim?
Inexpensive and Fun Toddler Birthday Ideas
Inexpensive Hair Conditioner
Cheap Insect Bite Relief
Financing a Home Using Your 401k - What's the best way to finance our home?
Cleaning Engineered Hardwood Floors - What's the best way to get a streak-free floor?
Product Review: Magic Jack - How good can a free phone service be?
Borrow for School? - Or is it best to wait until the money is saved first?
Buying Eyeglasses - Feeling overwhelmed by all the choices?
Selling a Wedding Dress - Is Craigslist the best option? Or is there a better choice?
"Green" Baby Shower Gifts - Good gift ideas for an expectant inviro couple
Can't Afford Prenatal Care - She's having trouble covering the deductible
Storing Food - Minimizing the loss due to food spoilage
Is It Time to Buy First Home? - Her mom says they should buy, but they don't feel ready
Conserving Water - What can you do to save water?
Office Potlucks - When you can't bring your special diet food to the potluck
Basement Flooring - Covering an uneven basement floor
Controlling Cold Air - Getting air conditioning where you want it
Foreclosures - Is it better to rent or buy a foreclosure?
Handling an Over-Priced Family Reunion - She wants to be there, but it'll bust her budget
Vacuums - Finding a vacuum that suits your budget as well as your needs
An Inexpensive Bachlorette Party - A great time for the bride-to-be and her guests for less!
Bird Feeders - All the beauty without all the mess and aggravation
Caring for Leather Boots - Keep them looking good from year to year
Stocking Up - Where do you store your surplus food?
Credit Card Late Payment Penalties - How to get out of debtor's prison
Extra Income - What can you do when your job doesn't demand your full attention?
Vacuum Sealers - Do they save time, effort and money?
Student Loans - How to reduce the length of the loan
Saving for Apartment Dwellers - Maximizing space and minimizing utility bills
All-Day Slow Cooker Recipes - Dinner's ready when you come home from work
A Theme Park Vacation - Controlling costs on the vacation of a lifetime
Buying a Used Truck - When and how to get the best deal
Savings for Singles - Making it work on a limited income
CFL Bulbs and Lampshades - Making your lampshades work with compact fluorescents
Hard to Fit Women's Clothing - Finding tall and plus sized bargains
Finding Frugal Friends - How do you connect with like-minded people?
Saying "No" to College Kids - Helping them move to adult finances
Customer Service Mistakes - Are you beginning to feel unloved as a consumer?
Digital Scrapbooking - Saving memories for less
Hubby's Special Birthday - Make that day really special for less
Charge Your Car? - Should they transfer their auto loan to a credit card?
Like Father, Like Son - When kids pick up their parents' bad money habits
Instead of Gifts - Creating new, more meaningful family traditions
Black Belt Tightwads - Frugal experts share their best moves
Too Much Christmas - When you can't afford the Christmas that the kids expect
Wrapping Holiday Gift Cards - Making them something really special
Homemade Window De-Icer - Be prepared for winter's storms
Furnishing a First Apartment - Finding cheap furniture for your first home
Finding Part-Time Work - A college educated stay-at-home Mom is looking for part-time income
Natural All-Purpose Cleaners - He's looking for something that's pet safe
A Winter Wonderland Party - Creating a memorable winter themed party for less
Finding and Buying Foreclosures - Could someone else's misfortune benefit your family?
Money-Saving Ideas for Working Moms - Cooking from scratch just isn't feasible. What can working moms do to save money?
Homemade Fireplace Logs - Could you recycle your old newspapers into needed heat this winter?
Getting Paid to Be There - What jobs allow you to study, write or do something else while you're still getting paid?
Adult Children Living With Their Parents - Getting them to contribute
Groundhogs! - A natural way to protect your veggie garden
Updating Kitchen Cabinets - They were custom made to match her paneled walls. What's the best update?
Better Slow Cooker Meals - She's looking for recipes that won't dry out
Septic System Crisis - They just bought a new home and can't afford a new septic system
Problems With Compact Florescent Bulbs - What can you do to get good light from CF's?
Freezer Efficiency - Getting the most from your freezer
Teaching Children About Money - Are there any courses to help explain how money works?
Burial Insurance - Is it a good deal? And, can any family member purchase it?
Removing Mildew - How can she save her quilt?
Robot Vacuums - Labor savers? Or not ready for prime time?
Inheriting the House - But can't afford the upkeep while Mom's still alive
Inexpensive Sheets - Finding a bargain on bedsheets
We Need Storage - Storage solutions for a small home
Extra Cash - Getting the most out of $100 a month
Peel and Stick Tiles - How did they work for you?
Summer Grillin' - Could your grill reduce your electric bill?
Updated Kitchen Lighting - What works best in your kitchen?
Backyard Teen Retreats - Give them a reason to stay at home
Can't Afford Auto Lease - How to get out of a too-expensive auto lease
An Expensive Friend - What to do when your friend has expensie habits and tastes
When a Doctor Goofs - Should you have to pay other doctors to correct the first doctor's mistake?
Selling Your Home - What to do when you must sell your home
Working from Home - Whether you work for yourself or someone else, try these ideas
Surviving as a Single Mom - Making a go of it on a small income
Cutting the Landline - The pros and cons of living with just a cell phone
Checking Out a Potential Landlord - Is this someone you'll want to rent from?
Home Hair Coloring - Avoid the horror stories on your way to looking great!
Choosing Compact Flourescent Bulbs - Putting the right bulb in the right place
Cleaning Stained Walls - Will anything short of painting solve her problem?
Taking Over Payments - What you need to know before taking on another's ride and payments
Saving On Organic Foods - Recent trips to the grocery store were an expensive shock
Eliminating Odors In Your Car - How to get rid of a fake 'new car' smell
Debt and Finding Employment - Can bad credit keep you from getting a job?
Time for a New Car? - How do you know when it's time to give up on your old ride?
Green Vegetable Bags - Is there a less expensive alternative?
Fighting the Utility Company - Finding tools to help you win the battle
HG Detergents - Is there a cheaper alternative?
Creating a Monthly Money Plan - Getting to the end of the month without running out of money
Retirement Rollovers - Rolling all of your plans into one easy-to-manage account
Emergency Fund Investing - Where can you earn a good return and still keep your emergency fund safe and available?
How to Reduce Heating Bills - What you can do to lower the cost of heating your home
A Simple Christmas - Only one gift per child makes for a challenging holiday
Moving Without Income - A short-term plan to get a fresh start
Investing While Still In College - Should you go long or stay short-term?
Entertainment Discount Books - Making sure that you get the savings you paid for
Lemon Laws and Appliances - What can you do when your new appliance keeps breaking down?
Sharing Costs With a Housemate - Could taking in a housemate relieve her budget?
Cleaning Grout - The former owners did a real number on the grout
Homemade Fabric Fresheners - Homemade recipes can save you money!
Dollar a Day - Methods for saving just a little each day
First Apartment - Tips and hints for your first home
Internet Coupons - Getting stores to accept your coupons
Storing Veggies for Freshness - Reduce the waste of spoiled produce
Starting a Home Business - Finding an opportunity that will work for you
Selling an Undesirable Home - Are those 'we buy houses' offers for real? Or is there a better alternative?
Group Accomodations - When you're traveling with a crowd
Crazy Money-Saving Ideas - We'll let you decide if these ideas do go too far
Backyard Play Areas - Great, inexpensive ideas for backyard fun
Trapped Medical Records - Forcing the hospital to release her records
Can't Make Car Payments - A teacher struggles with her Explorer
Living With a Clutterbug - Keeping your sanity when there's a mess all around
Single Parent Finances - Tips to make it on one income with only one parent
Paying for Grad School - Affording an advanced degree
Too Stiff! - Removing stiffness from line dried clothes
Cleaning a Brick Fireplace - What's the easiest way to a great looking hearth?
Stop the Squirrels - protect your garden
Eliminating Gasoline Odors - What can you do when you spill gas inside your car?
Building a Casual Wardrobe - Updating yoru look for less
Radical Cost Cutting - What to do when your budget is seriously out of whack
Selling on eBay - Which items will sell best on auction sites?
Large Family Savings - Frugal living ideas for the large family
Shipping Large Items - How to get Granny's chest cross country
8th Grade Graduation Party Prizes - They won't roll their eyes at these great ideas!
Your Tax Refund - Putting that refund to good use
Container Gardening - Get off to a great start with these helpful resources & tips
Spring Cleaning Made Easy
Water Heater Woes - This family of 5 isn't getting enough hot water
Unpaid Taxes - What to do when you haven't paid taxes in 5 years
Dry Cleaning - She doesn't want to pay more for cleaning than she did for the clothes
Humane Mouse Removal - Banishing a mouse from her car
Crooked Contractor - When they take the money and run
Special Needs Children - Finding ways to save with a special needs child
Toddler Life Insurance - Is this a good way to provide savings and insurance?
Fighting Debt - The collection agency is asking for more than she can afford
Dejunking Your Home - Is there a way to make some money on all that stuff?
Saltwater Aquariums - Frugal fun without drowning your budget
Refurbishing Wood Cabinets
Carpet Buying Tips
Too Many Books - She doesn't want a lot, but isn't there some way to sell used books?
Keeping Your Toddler Warm at Night
Tankless Water Heaters - Is one right for your home?
Concrete Patios and Walkways - A brand new look for less
Selecting a Space Heater - Staying snuggly warm for less
Home Repairs - Keeping repairs affordable
Long-Term Winterizing - When you want to leave your home for more than a few days
Selecting Siding - Finding the right quality vs. price balance
Picking a Cell Phone Plan - Which plan is best for an active family?
Teen Clothing Allowance - Teaching kids how to shop for clothes
Preparing for Winter - Make the most of your heating dollars
Surveys for Cash? - Can you make money taking surveys?
"Mini" Supermarket Trips - Avoiding costly, time consuming extra shopping trips
Removing Urine Odors - What's the best way to regain that new car smell after an accident?
Retiring Abroad - A different look at stretching your retirement dollars
Peeling Porch Floor Paint - Getting a sharp looking floor that will last
Invasion of the Little Ants
Painful Auto Lease - What happens when you can't afford your lease payments?
Organizing Your Pantry - Finding canned goods without a search party
Can't Stop Shopping - She's looking for ways to control her wild spending
Calling All Coffee Lovers - The secrets of making really good coffee at home
Cheaper Kitty Litter - Looking for scoopable savings
Starting a Tutoring Business - Can she really begin with just $20?
Home Needs Repair - What to do when there's no money left for repairs
Inexpensive Landscaping - A beautiful yard for less
Displeasing Paint - Newly painted room doesn't turn out the way they expected
Jewelry Appraisal - How much is that old jewelry worth?
Crawl Space Moisture - Will electric fans provide a solution?
Natural Roach Remedy - Really getting rid of roaches
Preparing Your Home for Sale - What can you do to get a better price?
After the Wedding - Making your wedding dress into a keepsake
Stocking a Pantry - Affording extra purchases within your grocery budget
Beginning to Barter - Finding matches to get started
Suddenly Disabled - Handling insurance, Social Security and other issues
A Backyard Play Area - A lot of fun for a little cash
Buying Furniture Direct - Does it pay to go direct to the manufacturer?
Money-Saving Auto Tips - Ways to reduce the cost of owning an auto
Avoiding Freezer Burn - Tired of throwing away frozen foods?
Lunches to Love - Even if you don't have a microwave
Low-Flush Toilets - Finding a 'one-flush' model
Finding Funds for College - Marine wants to return to school after service
Updating an 80's Kitchen - When you can't afford new cabinets
Overly Expensive Birthday Parties - When kids parties escalate out of control
Freezer Finances - Will a freezer reduce my grocery bill?
Buying a Washing Machine
Hearty Breakfasts - Getting enough 'go' to make it to lunch
Expensive Pet Medic - What to do when you can afford the vet bills
Cleaning Fiberglass Showers
First Credit Card - Can a college student avoid running up a big balance?
Buying a Vacuum Cleaner - Finding a lightweight vacuum that really works
Killing Dust Mites - Eliminating allergy causing mites from your laundry
Picking a Treadmill
Home Maintenance Schedules - What you need to know to care for your home
Cleaning Brass Fireplace Trim - When you want to make it shine
Instant Money! - Looking for a little quick cash?
Cheap and Fun Christmas
Company's Coming! - Quick, inexpensive meals that make entertaining easy
Dueling Vices - When you and your spouse argue over spending on bad habits
Dyeing Carpet - How did your dyed carpet turn out?
My House Is a Disaster! - Tried-and-true methods for conquering the messies
Can't Afford Housing Repairs - What do you when when you run out of money mid-project?
Bathroom Make-Over - Update your bath without changing the fixtures
A 'Lost' Retirement Plan - How can she find her assets?(10/18/04)
How to Distribute Heirlooms - Making everyone happy after you've gone
Medical Savings Accounts - Readers share their experiences
Problem Pet Hair - Picking up stray hair from your carpet and furniture
Dingy Vinyl Shutters - How can you get them looking new again?
Snakes! - Cost-effective solutions to rid your home of black snakes
Troublesome Leased Auto - When you've leased a lemon
Water Worries - Recycling water for reuse in your garden
Casting Out Centipedes - Keeping all of their legs out of your home!
Ink Spots in My Dryer - A crisis in clothes-cleaning land
Buying a Furnace(8/2/84)
Dental Plans - A bright, beautiful smile for less
Prepaid Legal Plans - Readers share their experiences
Exercise Alternatives - When you can't afford expensive equipment or memberships
No Down Payment - Buying a home with little or no money down
Overheated Electric - When your summer electric bills are killing you
Troublesome Student Loans - When you have trouble with the payments
Newly Divorced - What to do when you're on your own again
Lathered Up - Low-cost substitutes for shaving cream
Too Many Presents - When gift giving becomes a burden
Abandoning Your Cell Phone - Does the use justify the cost?
Homemade Cleaning 'Erasers' - Great results!
Who Gets What? - Estate planning for a second marriage
Packages for Overseas Service Personnel - Tips on selecting, packing and shipping that little slice of home
Off to College - Knowing what you'll need and where to find it cheap
New Neighbor Seeks Quiet - How do you handle a barking dog?
Selling on Auction Sites - Running an at-home business from start to sale
Home Freezers - Knowing what size is right for your family
Spring Car Cleaning - Cleaning the 'winter' off of you car
Cutting The Carbs - Inexpensive ways to stay on a low carb diet
Preparing Your Taxes - Making a difficult job less stressful
Garden Starters - Easy, inexpensive ways to grow from seed
Do-It-Yourself Move - Resources for an easy, less expensive move
Over-Crafted - When your craft supplies far exceeds the demand
Encouraging Words - When you're about to throw in the financial towel
Summer Airfares - In search of travel deals
Hair Care Products - Beautiful Tresses for Less
Single Mom Income - Is it possible to work at home?
Retirement Party Ideas - More than a gold watch
Winter Home Shutdown - Safeguarding your home during winter absences
Eligible, But Not Needed - When you qualify for government aid, but don't need it
Organizing Photos and Negatives
Feeding a Hungry Family - When appetites are bigger than your budget
Cleaning Used Appliances - Disinfecting that yard sale find
Recipe Organization - Drowning in a sea of recipes
Refreshing Old Holiday Decorations - Keeping old memories alive
Buying an Engagement Ring - Proclaiming your love without sinking your finances
Safely Freezing Meat - Making sure it's edible when it comes out
Cleaners for Laminate Floors - Do newer floors require special cleaners?
Thoughtful Gifts for Teachers
PC Internet Options - Can they ditch the second phone line?
Cleaning Silk Plants - Freshening those dusty blooms
Enjoying Natural Holiday Decor - Without inviting creepy crawlers into your home
Convenient Floor Cleaners - Avoiding expensive prepackaged refills
Saving on Cruises - Don't let your wallet get thrown overboard
Leather Upholstery Repair - repairing cracks and tears
Homemade Holiday Gifts - giving a cherished memory
Uncontrolled Cat Chewing - Keeping kitty at bay
Kitchen 101 - When you don't know the first thing about cooking
Too Much Stuff - What to do when you have no place to hold a garage sale
Winterizing an Apartment - Reducing your bill when you don't own the property
Finding the Right Contractor - Get the work done right without overspending
Rural Living - Shopping when you live 'in the boonies'
Plus Size Teen Fashions - Finding style in unexpected places
Lower Electric Bills - A bigger home means bigger bills
Inexpensive Landscape Borders
The Unstoppable Shopper - When your spending is out of control
Financial Incentives for Children - Bribery? Or good teaching?
Warehouse Club Face-Off - Which warehouse is cheaper?
Inexpensive Reupholstery - Updating your furniture for less
Lampshades for Less - Making a difference in your decor
Upside Down House - Getting out from under a 125% mortgage
Starting a Business - Can you be your own boss?
Controlling Lizards - Are they friend? Or foe?
Cleaning Aluminum Screen Doors - Close the door on grease and grime
Better Basement Floors - Simple, inexpensive concrete floor solutions
Shippable Presents - When your loved ones live far away
Owning a Duplex - Living with tenants next door
Low Cost Car - Can you find a reliable car for $500?
To Tell the Truth? - What to tell kids about thrift store shopping
Renewing Pots and Pans - Clean grease and grime from stainless steel pans
Emergency Room Outrage - How to dispute excessive charges
Cleaning Vinyl Siding - What's involved?
When Renting a Car - Do I need to buy insurance?
Frazzled Frizzy - Budget-friendly ways to keep the frizzies at bay
Carpet Cleaning Solutions - Big results with little costs
What Are My Rights? - When your landlord is negligent
Recycling 'Gray' Water - Putting this resource to use
Child Tax Credit - Our readers' plans for the extra money
Frugally Single - Avoiding unfair overtime work
Fruit Flies - Get rid of them with ease
Bad Dog! - My yard is not your latrine!
Keep It or Trade It In? - When the 'new car bug' bites
Relief from Stretch Marks - Inexpensively minimize their appearance
Falling Behind - When there's not enough money for the bills
Buying Carpet Direct - Finding deals on carpeting
Space for Crafts - When there's no space for your hobby
Emergency Supplies - What to do when the lights go out
Conspicuously Thrifty - Let your financial accomplishments shine
Plastic Container Storage - When there's no more room
Small Remodeling Projects - Finding a reliable handyman
It Stinks! - When your clothes return from the cleaners smelling bad
Pet Meds - How to find low-cost alternatives
Not So Cute Anymore - Humane removal of chipmunks
Wedding Registries - When your gift selection is cheaper elsewhere
How Do I Work This? - What to do when you've lost the instruction manual
Smaller Clothing Dilemma - When weight loss makes smaller sizes a necessity
Dryer Disaster - Removing ink from the dryer
When Big Purchases Go Bad - Getting what you paid for
Say Goodbye to Blackheads - Inexpensive homemade facial strips
Homemade Air Fresheners - Freshness from your cupboard
Where's My Money? - Getting your utility deposits back
Good Fences - Should neighbors help pay for repairing a privacy fence?
Wheelchair Access - Help for special needs remodeling
It's a Sticky Situation! - Removing sticker adhesive from washed clothing
It Has to Go! - Inexpensive tree removal
Using a Buyer's Agent - Getting a better house deal?
No More Grasshoppers! - They're devouring her yard
Degreasing Range Hood Filters _ Cleaning the dirtiest filter in your house
The Big Dig _ Stop Fido from digging up your yard
When Your Landlord's a Jerk - How to handle a dishonest rental reference
Homemade Steak Sauce - Inexpensive alternatives to A-1
Mosquito Control - Take back your backyard
Rental Cars - Drive off with a bargain
Apartment Grown Tomatoes - Container gardening for small spaces
Buying a Recreational Vehicle - Make an informed choice
Soda Substitutes - Eliminate the calories and the cost
Starting a Pricebook - A simple strategy to reduce your grocery bill
Property Line Disputes - Whose side is the fence on?
The Early Years - advice for a young married couple
Creative Storage Solutions - Relish your smaller space
Selling a Prom Dress - Passing along the dream
Durable Dog Chews - Long-lasting solutions for the chewing puppy
Hardy Indoor Plants - Plants that thrive in cool temperatures
Updating Vertical Blinds - Looking for a different color
Removing Smoke Odors - How can she 'air out' her new used car?
Adding a Vent - She wants to add heat and a/c to an addition
Inexpensive Oatmeal - A nutritional breakfast in minutes
Homemade Cat Food - Is there a way to save?
Poor Credit and Checking Accounts - Where can she open a checking account?
Lowering Utility Bills - An apartment dweller needs help
Bleach Spot Blues - Can her shirt be salvaged?
Getting Out of Debt - Devise and execute a workable plan
Buying Pots and Pans - Hot tips on cookware
Closing Vents and other ways to reduce the costs of heating
Not a Dollar - What things do you refuse to buy?
A Special Place - Creating privacy for your children
Healthy Frugal Snacks - Good for the diet and budget
Basic TV - Reception without cable or satellite
Special Gifts for Little People - Homemade treasures for children
Caring for Suede - Brush and spray the dirt away
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent - Soap solutions for savings
Learning to Sew - How can you learn this money-saving skill?
Ink Removal - Getting out nasty stains
New Home Upgrades and Warranties - Opportunity or obstacle to savings?
Texturized Vegetable Protein(TVP) - Healthy and less expensive
Cleaning Upholstery - A little work and it's good as new!
Buying Replacement Windows - Single-pane, double-pane, insulated? What's the best deal?
Cloth Diaper Resources - Best for your baby, your pocketbook and the environment
Eliminating Credit Card Applications - Junk mail that could be expensive
Cat Clawing Crisis - Can your furniture and cat co-exist?
Escaping the Corporate Life - Making your dream a reality
Adding a Room - Getting the job done right
The Smelly Chest - Keep the chest but lose the smell
Selling Mary Kay - Could this be a good income source for her?
50th Birthday Party Songs - Making a memorable birthday
Making Your House a Home - Warmth on a budget
Shoo Fly - Practical solutions to fly control
Prescription Drug Help - A senior citizen needs her meds
Looking for Frugal Recipes - She wants inexpensive variety in her menu
Grocery Spending? - How much should they spend?
Protecting Grandma's Safety - She's home alone. What's the best way to make sure she's safe?
Cash Management - Managing your spending money
Repair or Replace? - Is it time to trade-in the old Suburu?
Travel Insurance - Should you leave home without it?
Home Equity Loans - Questions to ask, pitfalls to avoid
An Early Start on Christmas - Begin now and you'll save money
The Search for an Inexpensive Apartment - Finding safe, affordable housing
Inexpensive Table Pads - Protect your table for less
Surviving on Limited Income - When you're working with a very small income
New Wheels After Bankruptcy - Replacing a leased truck
The Best Vacuum for Pet Hair - Making clean-up a breeze
Classroom Storage - Control classroom clutter on a budget
Safe Tick Relief - Outdoor tick remedies that are safe for children
Inexpensive Bath Gels - Luxury for your bath or shower
Organizing Coupons - Use them before they expire
Canine Costs - Cost considerations before adding a dog to your family
Countertop Color Changes - Inexpensive ways to brighten your kitchen
Campus Life - Controlling college living expenses
Emergency Housing - Avoiding the out of pocket costs when you sign a lease
Inexpensive Screen Repair - What to do when your kids keep pushing them in
Teen Clothing Allowances - End the battles over clothing expenditures
Water Stained Furniture - Simple solutions to restore the wood
Homemade Brass Cleaner - Right out of your refrigerator
Decor Groupings With Baskets - Economical display ideas
Natural Spider Control - Keep daddy long-legs outside!
Selling Crafts - a retired, rural couple is looking for outlets for their crafts
Worms for Sale - Night crawlers - nightmare or dream come true?
Safe Household Cleaning Products - Making your home safer for your children
I Would Marry You Again! - Vow renewal ceremony
Say "Cheese" - Reduce the costs of senior portraits
Bad Hare Day - Non-toxic rabbit repellents
Backyard Greenhouse - Budget do-it-yourself ideas
Solving a Dust Problem - Their AC system is delivering dust
Removing Squeaks - A variety of ways to silence the squeaks
Handbag Chaos - How do you keep it all organized?
Caring for Suede - Keeping it looking good for less
Buying a Camcorder - How to get the most for your money
Play Areas - Creating soft landing spaces
Homemaking for New Moms - How can she keep it under control?
Morning Madness - Getting everyone out of the house on time
Dog Hair Blues - A soon-to-be 'outside' dog
Moth Invasion - What's the best way to get rid of them?
Cheaper Storage - Inexpensive alternatives for stashing your household goods
Edible Landscaping - Great view! Edible, too!
Starter Savings for Children - What's the best way to get them started?
Homemade Room and Fabric Deodorizers - The sweet smell of an inexpensive deodorizer
Changing Appliance Colors - Too new to be replaced
Planning Party Platters - How much should you plan per person?
Organized Receipts - Looking for a simple, convenient way to keep your receipts?
Sports Banquet Centerpieces - Looking for frugal, yet fun centerpieces?
Affordable Privacy - The chain link fence isn't getting the job done
Furniture for Small Spaces - They're moving overseas and space will be at a premium
Cleaning Vertical Blinds - An easier way
Selling a Mobile Home - A service family wants to sell their home
Cleaning Old Wood Furniture - What's best for taking off years of dirt?
Containers for Frozen Foods - What do you use to protect your food?
Selling Items on Ebay - Just like a never-ending garage sale
Eating on the Run - Ideas for healthy foods when you're on the go
Gross Grout - There must be an easier way to clean those little lines
Recipes for Cheaper Chicken - Turning inexpensive parts into a wonderful meal
Generic Dog Foods - Are any of the generics good for your dog?
Getting Rid of Snakes - They're sss-cary!
Recordkeeping - How much financial paperwork do you need to keep?
When You Don't Have a Freezer - How can you take advantage of sales and bulk cooking?
Children's Party Favors - Tired of buying junky trinkets?
Declaring Bankruptcy - Is it the best way out?
Buying Property at Tax Auctions - Readers share their experience and resources
Digital Camera Savings? - Can they save you money on family photos?
Rusty Dishwasher Racks - Looking for a cheap fix
Saving Wet Carpet - Their sink overflowed. Now what?
Buying Bulk Food - Are co-ops the best choice?
Painting Tips, Tricks and Resources - It doesn't have to be difficult
Disposing of Estate Property - Choices for a difficult time
Unwanted Christmas Gifts - What do you do with gifts that you can't use?
Splitting Dinner Checks - Dining out with unfrugal friends
Favorite Frugal Resources - What helps you to save money?
Bottled Water for Less - What do readers do to get good, inexpensive water?
Cleaner Baths & Showers - Getting rid of soap scum
Planting a Victory Garden - A first time gardener wants to grow some veggies
Raising Cash Quickly - Ideas for serious savings in a short time
Cheaper Places - How would you find a place with a lower cost of living?
Baby Birthing Blues - They don't have maternity coverage. Now what?
Being a Responsible Houseguest - Would you like to be invited back?
Giving 'Money' Gifts - Would you like to help someone get out of debt or begin an investment program?
Buying Rural Property - What's the catch?
Getting Rid of Moles - They're making a mess of her yard
Inexpensive Gifts - Holiday gifts can be inexpensive without being tacky
'Big' vs. 'Little' Savings - Should she try to save a little every day? Or go for the big ticket savings?
Big & Tall Clothing - Where can you find a bargain on extra size clothes?
Lessons From WW2 - What did they know that we should learn?
Roots Block Sewer Pipe - How can you prevent an annual call to the rooter guy?
Selling My Car - Getting the best price for your old ride
Unpredictable Income Budget - When you work on commission a budget can be a challenge
When Friends Are Laid-Off - How you can help
Updating a Mobile Home - Readers share how they improved their mobile homes
Eliminating Kitty Litter Odors - Got to get rid of that smell
Finding Funds for Emergency Savings - How can you save some money for an unexpected crisis?
Food Plans - They don't price it by the pound. Could it be a good deal?
Tools for Teaching Children About Money - Let them have fun while they learn
Healthy Snacks - Her health requires frequent, on-the-go, healthy snacks
Eliminating Mothball Odors - Trying to protect the clothes may have ruined them
Grocery Coupons - What web resources can help your search?
Stashing Small Savings - Once you've saved it, make sure it doesn't disappear
Frozen Homemade Biscuits - The convenience of prepared refrigerated dough with the cost
Finding Real Factory Outlets - How can you find where the real savings are?
No-Wax Floor Care - It's new and she wants to keep it looking that way
Treating Termites - Is a professional necessary?
Doggie Don't - How to keep neighbor dogs from using your yard as an outhouse
Grill Clean-Up and Repair - Keep your grill in tip-top shape
18th Birthday Party Ideas - Moms wants this milestone to be special for her son
Single Work-at-Home Moms - How do successful moms do it?
Killing Stubborn Stumps - It keeps trying to grow back
Homemade Bath Salts - Oh, so relaxing!
Outrageous Vet Bills - Kitty's medical bills are getting out of hand
Inexpensive Home Art - How can they add a touch of class to their first home?
Killing a Shrub - What's the best way to keep it from growing back?
Stainless Steel Scratches - Readers share ways to remove unsightly scratches
Ticket Gouging - Can you avoid all the surcharges on event tickets?
No More Spiders - Chase their long legs out of your home!
Gift Basket Ideas - A basket for every occasion
Ants Inside Your Home - Stop the invasion!
Reading for the New Investor - Resources to help you get started
Dual Use Room - Can an office and guest room co-exist?(7/2/01)
Stain Treatments - Are expensive products the only answer?(7/2/01)
Monster Mold - It's taking over the shower!(6/25/01)
Backyard Ponds - An inexpensive sea of tranquility(6/25/01)
Mauled at the Mall - Looking for mall quality without mall prices?(6/18/01)
Avoiding Younger Teen After School Troubles - Those few hours can be productive or a problem(6/18/01)
New Carpet Care - It's expensive and takes a beating. How can you keep it looking good?(6/11/01)
Pricing Used Items - They're moving and want to know how much to ask for stuff(6/11/01)
Apartment Laundry Solutions - She's tired of the expense and hassle of visiting the laundromat(6/4/01)
Lawn Sheds - A good looking, inexpensive shed(6/4/01)
Makin' Mulch - You already have the best soil additive(5/28/01)
'Fast' Food - Sometimest the fastest food is the stuff you make at home(5/28/01)
Side of Beef - Does it pay to buy beef in bulk?(5/21/01)
Banish Blackheads - Forget the expensive pore strips(5/21/01)
A Barney Toddler Party - Fun without high finance(5/14/01)
Pesky Flying Insects - There's more than one way to eliminate bugs(5/14/01)
Surviving an Energy Crisis - Our friends in California need help(5/7/01)
Starting a House Cleaning Service - She wants to work while the kids are in school(5/7/01)
Extended Auto Warranties - Worthwhile or worthless?(4/30/01)
Eliminating Musty Smells - The furniture in storage is beginning to smell(4/30/01)
Affordable Fat-Free Foods - They're fighting cholesterol and need to find fat-free foods that fit in the budget(4/23/01)
A New Yard - Sod, seed or something else(4/23/01)
Reducing Funeral Costs - You can't take it with you, but this is ridiculous!(4/16/01)
Housekeeping Helps - Readers share their best ideas(4/9/01)
Preparing for the Prom - A memorable evening without bankruptcy!(4/9/01)
Alone and Afraid - A single mom wants to prevent home intruders(4/2/01)
Free Vacations? - Really free? Or just a scam?(4/2/01)
Breadmakers - Readers share why they use them and what works best(3/26/01)
Homeowner's Insurance - Getting the most for your insurance dollar(3/26/01)
Starter Savings - Where can you put your money to work a little at a time?(3/19/01)
Homemade Facials - What's your favorite homemade facial?(3/19/01)
Anniversary Party Ideas - Make it a really special occasion(3/12/01)
Coupon Strategies - Using coupons to save big bucks!(3/12/01)
Natural Flea Prevention - Don't let your pets or your family get bitten!(3/5/01)
Replacing a Furnace - A Mistake now could cost you for years to come(3/5/01)
Buying Used Cars - Get the most for your money(2/26/01)
Do-It-Yourself Reupholstery - Should you try? Or are there ways to get a discount job?(2/26/01)
Satellite TV Choices - Readers share their experiences(2/19/01)
Supermarket Blues - How readers save on groceries(2/19/01)
Wedding Favors - Inexpensive ideas for memorable wedding favors(2/12/01)
Homemade Hair De-Tangler - Take the ouch out of combing your hair(2/12/01)
More Frugal Valentine Ideas - How readers made a big splash with a little cash(2/5/01)
Adoption Resources - The costs are hold them back(2/5/01)
Out-of-Town Visitors - You're happy for the company, but how can you control the extra expense?(1/29/01)
Be My Valentine - There's more than one way to say "I love you"(1/29/01)
What a Puppy! - This family got a little more than they bargained for(1/22/01)
Legitimate Work-at-Home Offers - How do you start working at home without getting ripped off(1/22/01)
Scavenger Hunt Ideas - looking for some fun?(1/15/01)
Opening an Adult Daycare - she wants to care for seniors in her home(1/15/01)
Rejuvenate Your Countertops - Some alternatives to make that kitchen look great(1/8/01)
Winter Warmth - Creative ways to stay warm without turning up the thermostat(1/8/01)
Dishwasher Detergent Alternatives - keep the convenience, lose the expense(1/1/01)
Holiday Gifts and Memories(12/18/00)
Energy Savings for Older Homes and Appliances(12/11/00)
Christmas Gifts and Traditions(12/11/00)
Organic Foods for Less(12/4/00)
Shopping for Jewelry(12/4/00)
Making Christmas Memories(12/4/00)
First Time Mortgage(11/27/00)
Homemade Veggie Wash(11/27/00)
Which Shipper to Use?(11/13/00)
Local Grocer Price Gouging(11/6/00)
Buying a DVD Player(10/30/00)
Buying Furniture for Less(10/23/00)
Tired Kitchen Cabinets(10/9/00)
In the Red(10/9/00)
Eliminating Food Bugs(10/2/00)
Starting a Baby-Sitting Co-Op(9/25/00)
When You're Facing Foreclosure(9/25/00)
Cheaper Laundry Detergent(9/18/00)
Debt Reduction Calculators(9/11/00)
A Movable Office(9/4/00)
This Old Yard Tool(8/28/00)
The $5 Stretcher Survivor Challenge(8/28/00)
A Bare Bones Budget(8/21/00)
Freezing Potatoes and Fries(8/21/00)
Bulk Flour and Sugar Storage(8/14/00)
Baby Won't Eat(8/14/00)
No Cost Flower Gardens(8/7/00)
Tools, Tricks and Techniques for No-Wax Floors(8/7/00)
Ending Lunch Time Lunacy(7/31/00)
Easier, Cleaner Showers(7/31/00)
Organizing Your Papers(7/24/00)
Cheaper Photo Developing(7/24/00)
Food Preparation Tips(7/17/00)
What Is Title Insurance?(7/10/00)
Homemade 'Dye Magnets'(7/10/00)
Special Needs Assistance(7/3/00)
Meals on the Run(7/3/00)
Cleaning Pool and Patio Furniture(6/26/00)
Stop That Overspending Spouse(6/26/00)
Buying Foreclosed Real Estate(6/19/00)
Canning for Beginners(6/19/00)
Business Checking Accounts(6/12/00)
Engagement Rings for Less(6/5/00)
Preventing Blocked Sewers(6/5/00)
Save on Fabric Softeners(5/29/00)
Quality Shoes for Less(5/22/00)
Cool Summer Tea Drinks(5/22/00)
Natural Weed Killers(5/15/00)
Processed Food Alternatives(5/15/00)
Cleaning Silk Flowers(5/8/00)
Starting an IRA(5/8/00)
Health Insurance for Seniors(5/1/00)
Quality Paint at Bargain Prices(5/1/00)
Kill the Ants!(4/24/00)
When You Can't Make Your Car Payments(4/24/00)
Jobs for Younger Teens(4/17/00)
Replacing an 'Internet' Phone Line(4/10/00)
Remember When: The Depression & WW2(4/10/00)
Caring for Leather Shoes(4/10/00)
Inexpensive Wedding Rehearsal Dinner(4/3/00)
Everyday Baby Items(3/27/00)
Sharing an Office(3/27/00)
Bookshelves for Less(3/20/00)
Housecleaning Under Duress(3/20/00)
Mail Order Refunds(3/13/00)
Prom Party Supplies(3/13/00)
Controlling Dust Mites(3/6/00)
Removing Rust Stains(3/6/00)
Renting to Own Your Home(2/28/00)
Finding a Bargain Scanner(2/21/00)
Do-It-Yourself Play Structures(2/21/00)
Curing Athlete's Foot(2/14/00)
A 'Finished' Basement(2/14/00)
Buying Carpet for Less (2/7/00)
Finding Cheap Music CD's(2/7/00)
Saving on Health Food(1/31/00)
Successfully Renting to a Roommate(1/31/00)
Clothing, Book and Toy Exchanges(1/24/00)
Removing Pet Urine Smells(1/24/00)
Do-It-Yourself Moving Tips(1/17/00)
Do Electrostatic Filters Work?(1/17/00)
Buying Athletic Shoes(1/10/00)
When You Can't Afford Prescription Drugs(1/3/00)
Making Cheap Shelving More Attractive(12/27/99)
Misplaced Murals - Cleaning Children's Scribbles(12/20/99)
Preparing for a Potential Layoff(12/13/99)
Alternatives to Soda(12/13/99)
When Friends Say You're Cheap(12/6/99)
Comparison Shopping Bots(12/6/99)
Inexpensive Christmas Decorations - part two(12/6/99)
Dry Carpet Cleaners(12/6/99)
Less Expensive Braces(11/29/99)
Homemade Holiday Decorations(11/29/99)
Infomercial Food Savers: Good Buy?(11/22/99)
Finding College Scholarships(11/15/99)
Dry Cleaning Kits: Do They Really Work?(11/15/99)
Buying Photo Quality Paper(11/8/99)
Buying a Vacuum Cleaner(11/8/99)
Kids' Video Games for Less(11/1/99)
Buying Power Tools(10/25/99)
Getting Rid of Acne(10/25/99)
Those Pesky Plastic Shopping Bags(10/25/99)
15 vs. 30 Year Mortgage(10/18/99)
Inexpensive Halloween Costumes(10/18/99)
A Review of WebTV(10/11/99)
Automotive Extended Warrantees(10/11/99)
Frugal Fun Ideas(10/11/99)
Halloween Costume Ideas(10/11/99)
Saving with Scratch 'n' Dent Appliances(10/4/99)
Halloween Costume Ideas(10/4/99)
Save on Pet Food(10/4/99)
Tiling a Shower Stall(9/27/99)
Time for My First Apartment?(9/20/99)
Are Those Free PC's a Good Deal?(9/20/99)
Gas Saving Tips(9/20/99)
Finding Mom a Hearing Aid(9/13/99)
Buying Furniture by Phone(9/6/99)
Storing(and finding) Plastic Kitchen Containers(9/6/99)
Home Maintainence Challenge: Should We Be Renters?(8/30/99)
Cleaning a Greasy Driveway(8/30/99)
Surviving Poison Ivy(8/23/99)
Preparing a Simple Will Inexpensively(8/23/99)
Debt Consolidation Loans(8/16/99)
Housepainting: A Do-It-Yourself Project?(8/16/99)
Clothes for Nursing Moms(8/9/99)
Selling Through Consignment Shops(8/9/99)
Fundraising Ideas - part two(8/9/99)
Finding Do-It-Yourself Repair Parts(8/2/99)
Handling Finances in a Second Marriage(7/26/99)
Property Tax Appraisals(7/26/99)
Allowances: What's the Best System?(7/19/99)
Thrifty Flavored Coffees and Creamers(7/19/99)
Re-Establishing Credit to Buy a Home(7/12/99)
Getting Rid of Roaches(7/12/99)
Grocery Spending Tips(7/5/99)
Creating Shade for Your Porch(7/5/99)
Selecting an Air Purifier(6/28/99)
Resources for the Physically Challenged(6/28/99)
Cleaning Stained Glassware(6/21/99)
Finding a Good, Inexpensive Camera(6/21/99)
Budgeting for Unpredictable Income(6/14/99)
Removing Bugs from Your Car(6/14/99)
Find College Textbooks for Less(6/7/99)
Homemade Bubble Bath(6/7/99)
Healthy, Inexpensive Snacks for Kids(5/31/99)
Helping an Elderly Mom(5/31/99)
Do I Need a Water Purifier?(5/24/99)
Obtaining a VA Mortgage(5/17/99)
Moving for Less(5/10/99)
Beating Bank Fees(5/3/99)
Removing Weeds and Grasses(5/3/99)
Eliminating Head Lice(4/26/99)
Removing Stains from White Clothes(4/26/99)
Cleaning Stove Top Burners(4/19/99)
Are Vitamins Worth It?(4/12/99)
Cheaper Diapers: Do Generics Save Money?(4/5/99)
Buying a Sewing Machine(3/29/99)
Getting Rid of Squirrels in the Attic(3/29/99)
A Review of Free ISP's(3/22/99)
Cooking for One(3/22/99)
Trouble Repaying Student Loans(3/15/99)
Local Store vs. Giant Corp: Where Should You Shop?(3/15/99)
Baby Shower Games - part two(3/15/99)
Carpet Cleaners and Shampooers(3/8/99)
Baby Shower Games - part one(3/8/99)
Finding Ingredients for Natural Cosmetics(3/1/99)
More Efficient Dusting(3/1/99)
Finding Cheaper Life Insurance(2/22/99)
Organizing Kids' Bedrooms(2/22/99)
Decorating My First Apartment(2/15/99)
Life as a Contract Worker(2/15/99)
Cleaning Down-Filled Items(2/15/99)
Romantic Valentine's Ideas - part three(2/8/99)
Pressure Cooker Recipes and Resources(2/8/99)
Finding Inexpensive Yarn(2/8/99)
Y2K Stocking List(2/8/99)
Removing Mold from Your Walls(2/1/99)
Where's That Recipe?(1/25/99)
Cheaper Pet Care(1/25/99)
Romantic Valentine's Ideas - part two(1/25/99)
A Fun, Yet Frugal Wedding Shower - part two(1/18/99)
Repainting a Rusty Desk(1/18/99)
Getting Medical Insurance When You Have Pre-Existing Conditions(1/11/99)
Avoiding Freezer Burn(1/11/99)
Your Grocery Bill: Where to Find Savings(1/4/99)
My Vinyl Floor Won't Stay Clean(1/4/99)
Junior High Algebra Help(1/4/99)
Finding Honest Charities(12/28/98)
Save on Class Rings(12/28/98)
Store Brands: Who Makes Them?(12/21/98)
Frugal Water Softeners(12/21/98)
Help! There's Water in My Crawlspace(12/21/98)
Inexpensive Gifts - part 4(12/21/98)
Dry Soup Mixes(12/14/98)
Crafts for Toddlers(12/14/98)
Inexpensive Gifts - part 3(12/14/98)
Inexpensive Food Gifts(12/7/98)
Recipes for Homemade Toiletries(12/7/98)
Advice for a Widowed Parent(12/7/98)
Homemade Dog Biscuits(11/30/98)
Eliminating Fuel Smells from Laundry(11/30/98)
Inexpensive Holiday Gifts - part 2(11/30/98)
A Little Painting Help, Please(11/23/98)
Better Cheddar: Preventing Moldy Cheese(11/23/98)
Inexpensive Christmas Gifts(11/23/98)
Is Cheaper Ground Beef a Bargain?(11/16/98)
Doggone It! Keeping Dogs Out of Flower Beds(11/16/98)
Inexpensive, Non-Toxic Oven Cleaners(11/16/98)
Finding an Auto Club(11/9/98)
Cheaper Carpet Cleaning(11/9/98)
Are Foreclosures a Good Deal?(11/9/98)
More slow-cooker Recipes(11/9/98)
Comments on Funeral Article(11/9/98)
Finding Bargains in Odd Sized Clothing(11/2/98)
Teaching Teens About Money(11/2/98)
Surprise 50th Birthday Party Ideas(10/26/98)
First Time Buyers: Home or Duplex?(10/26/98)
Humane Mouse Removal(10/26/98)
Starting a Price Book(10/19/98)
Repairing Non-Stick Cookware and Alternative Choices(10/19/98)
Moving to a Smaller House(10/19/98)
Stay In College?(10/19/98)
Crushing Credit Card Debts(10/12/98)
Are On-Line Auctions Safe?(10/12/98)
Removing Smoke Odors and Stains from Your Home(10/12/98)
Monthly Budget Crunch(10/5/98)
Kitty Condos and Scratching Posts(10/5/98)
Spending Time vs. Saving Money(10/5/98)
Dry Seasoning Mixes for Meats(9/28/98)
Baby Shower Gifts-part 2(9/28/98)
Reducing Hospital Bills(9/28/98)
The Best Do-It-Yourself Books(9/21/98)
Baby Shower Gifts(9/21/98)
Baby Boomer Financial Squeeze(9/14/98)
Dehydrator Recipes and Resources(9/14/98)
Starting a Frugal Living Group(9/14/98)
From Corporation to the University: A Less Stressful Life?(9/7/98)
Removing Stains from Chaki Clothes(9/7/98)
To Elope? Or Not?(8/31/98)
Inexpensive Cultural Events(8/31/98)
Inexpensive Bathroom Redecorating(8/24/98)
Inexpensive Gifts for Children: part 2(8/17/98)
Cleaning Stuffed Animals(8/17/98)
Cheaper Puppy Chews(8/17/98)
Inexpensive Gifts for Children(8/10/98)
'Clean Showers': Does It Work? What Are the Alternatives?(8/10/98)
Buying a Mattress(8/10/98)
Buying Carpet for Less(8/3/98)
Thrifty Classroom Decoration(8/3/98)
Day Camp and School Lunches for Picky Eaters(7/27/98)
Inexpensive Wedding BBQ(7/20/98)
Getting Respect as a Stay-at-Home Parent(7/20/98)
Flea Removal Challenge(7/20/98)
Bulk Food Storage(7/13/98)
When to Find It Cheap(7/13/98)
Cat-Proofing Your Garden(7/6/98)
Living With a Spend-Thrift Spouse(7/6/98)
Vegan Crockpot Recipes and Resources(7/6/98)
Organizing Your Garage: Lawn Tool Storage(6/29/98)
Natural Insect Repellent(6/29/98)
Family Reunion Fun - part 2(6/29/98)
Family Reunion Fun(6/22/98)
Removing Sweat Stains and Odors(6/22/98)
Lower Electric Bills(6/15/98)
Quality, Inexpensive Furniture: Can It Be Done?(6/15/98)
Shopping with Baby(6/8/98)
Personal Loan to Consolidate Debts?(6/8/98)
PrimeStar Satellite TV(6/8/98)
All-Natural Ant Repellent(6/1/98)
Young and In Over My Head(6/1/98)
Decorating for a High School Reunion(5/25/98)
My Own Business(5/18/98)
Low Cost Gifts for the Grad(5/18/98)
Should We Elope?(5/11/98)
Cheaper Than COBRA: Low Cost Medical Insurance(5/11/98)
Life After Debt? Great Income, Bad Credit(5/4/98)
What I'd Like for Mother's Day(5/4/98)
For Sale by Owner(4/27/98)
Where Are Those Scissors?(4/20/98)
Frugal v. Ethical(4/13/98)
Advice for the Soon-to-Be Wed(4/13/98)
Saving on Organic Food(4/6/98)
Are Coupons Really Worth It?(4/6/98)
Home School Savings(3/30/98)
Starting a Day Care Center(3/23/98)
First Anniversary Vacation(3/16/98)
Reader's Recycling Suggestions(3/16/98)
Electronic Pest Devices: A Product Review(3/9/98)
Inexpensive, Homemade Diet Drinks(3/2/98)
Becoming a One Income Family(3/2/98)
Lowering Credit Card Rates(2/23/98)
Saving a Musty Oak Chest(2/16/98)
Finding College Scholarships(2/9/98)
That's Amore! Valentine's Ideas(2/2/98)
Steps to a More Organized Home(2/2/98)
Cheap Dates and Family Activities(1/26/98)
Sources for Herbal Information(1/26/98)
Three Kids and Two Adults in Three Rooms(1/19/98)
Grocery Coupon Books: Scam or Savings?(1/12/98)
Homemade Hand Lotion(1/12/98)
My Wedding Plans Cost Too Much(1/5/98)
Variable Income Budgeting(12/22/97)
Turning a Garage Into a Playroom(12/22/97)
Inexpensive Christmas Gifts, Memories and Decorations(12/15/97)
Buying a Home With Electric Baseboard Heat?(12/15/97)
Unscrupulous Auto Repair(12/15/97)
Laundry Detergent Face Off - Do Cheap Brands Clean As Well?(12/15/97)
Inexpensive Christmas and Hanukkah Gifts
Debt Collection Harassment
Homemade Breakfast Bars
Getting Rid of Field Mice
'Cashback' Credit Cards
Upsidedown Car Loan -or- Rid-a-Car
Second Hand Clothes for Boys
Kids and Clutter
Our Parents Want Us to Spend More
Homemade Christmas and Hanukkah Gifts
Rate Your Internet Service Provider
To Love, Cherish and Share Checking Accounts?!
Inexpensive Holiday Centerpieces
Removing Pet Urine Stains
Halloween Costumes and Party Ideas
Stay at Home Mom's Rebuttal
Pantyhose Budget Buster
We Can't Afford Baby Formula
Quit My Job to be With Kids?
Space Saving Tips
Slow Cooker Recipes
One Mom, No Dad and Lots of Debts
Low Cost Draperies
Frugal Sources for Low Fat Foods
How to Save on Back to School Purchases
Help! We're Expecting!
How to Become a One Car Family
Work at Home
Balancing the Impossible Checkbook
Best Frugal Cookbooks
Frugal Sources for Special Needs Equipment
Inexpensive Kid's Birthday Gifts
Homemade Ice Cream Cakes
Controlling Colds...and Their Costs
Reader's Recipes and Grocery Tips
Frugal Suggestions for Babies and Children
Housecleaning Money & Time Savers
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