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  • 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

  • Grocery Apps

  • Bulk Rice Storage

  • Boy's Duck Dynasty Party

  • Homemade Dog food

  • Eliminating Bedbugs

  • 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

  • Convenient Dinners

  • 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

  • Selling Crafts

  • 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

  • Inexpensive Drapes

  • 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

  • Roaches

  • 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

  • Tick Control

  • Flea Control

  • 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

  • Storing Fruit

  • Winter Window Draft Stoppers

  • Using Leftover Veggies

  • Dishwashing Tricks

  • Homemade Dishwashing Detergents

  • Convertible Cribs

  • 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

  • Preventing Colds

  • Inexpensive Wedding Gifts

  • Homemade Sauces

  • Hair Detangler

  • 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)

  • Do-It-Yourself Home(12/18/00)

  • Preserving Flowers(12/18/00)

  • Holiday Gifts and Memories(12/18/00)

  • Energy Savings for Older Homes and Appliances(12/11/00)

  • Humidifier Use(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)

  • Disinfectant Wipes(11/20/00)

  • Reviewing Timeshares(11/20/00)

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