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Garage, Estate and Auction Sales

Garage Sales, Buying
Garage Sales, Selling



Gardening

Children: Gardening & Nature Projects
Composting
Containers
Flowers
Fruit Trees
General Gardening Tips
Herbs & Sprouts
Houseplants
Mulch
Organic
Pest Control
Planning
Preparing Garden for Winter
Projects & Crafts
Roses
Seeds & Starters
Soil
Tools
Vegetables
Water
Weed and Disease Control

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Landscaping
Lawn Care
Lawnmower Maintenance
Lawn Pest Control
Lawn Weed & Disease Control
Trees



General Advice


Career
Emergency
Goals
Money Attitudes
Money Management
Other
Recordkeeping
Saving
Simple Living
Tips and Tricks

Goals, Setting and Reaching

The Dark Side of Goal Setting by Joel Fink - Could your goal setting actually be harming your financial future?
12 Steps to a Happy New You by Shaunna Privratsky - Can you make yourself happier?
Resolve to Be Productive In the New Year by Brianna Bell - Being more productive could put other goals within reach!
Reviving Your Financial New Year's Resolutions by Shaunna Privratsky - You may have fallen, but you can still get up!
Slideshow: How to Reach Your Goals by Pam Hutzler - Tools to make it easier to achieve your goals.
Setting Monetary Goals by Chantal King - How to set and keep monetary goals
My Story: Achieving Financial Goals contributed by Lachele - 10 ways to change your financial future.
New Year's Lessons by Tamara Wilhite - Why not start a program of continual self-improvement? (12/31/07)
Setting Successful Goals (3/13/06)
Having a Plan - Could the key to success be so easy? (5/30/05)
It's About Time - A dollar today is worth more than having one tomorrow (5/2/05)
One Habit at a Time by Deborah Taylor-Hough - You'll be reaching your goals before you know it! (12/29/03)
Step One by Doris Dobkins - Every journey begins with the first step (8/13/01)
4 Steps to Successful Goal Setting by Philip E. Humbert, PhD. - Don't just set goals. Reach them! (4/9/01)
The Seven Sisters of Success by Philip E. Humbert, Phd. - Success is not an accident (3/26/01)
Stay Focused on Your Objectives by Michael Angier (8/14/00)
Are You Ready for a Change? by Dr. Kevin Polk (2/21/00)
How to Make a Goal Into a Carrot by Dr. Kevin Polk, Ph.D. (1/3/00)
The Key to a Successful Future by Doris Dobkins (11/15/99)

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General Advice, Money Attitudes

Delayed Gratification Could Make You a Millionaire by Debra Karplus - Knowing one secret could make the difference.
10 Things You Don't Want to Get Caught Doing In Your Closet by Shari Smith - Avoid these costly closet mistakes.
Lottery Losers by Rich Finzer - Why I don't play the lottery.
Redefining Prosperity By Ethan Willis and Randy Garn - How to align money and happiness and achieve real, lasting prosperity.
The Positive Affects of a Money Gram by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil - Understand why you handle money the way that you do.
My Story: The Positive Side of Tough Times contributed by Laurie - She's finding new ways to be happy.
How Tightfisted Are You? by Olivia Fox - Take this quiz and find out where you are in your frugal journey.
For the Love of Money - Are your money and emotions connected?
Who’s in Control of Your Spending? - You or “The Joneses”?
Love What You Have
Spendaholic! - Getting addictive spending behaviors under control
Are You a Shopaholic? (3/21/05)
My Story: Breaking the Shopping Habit
What I Learned From an Apple Tree
Celebrating a Wonderful Lady's Life by Marenda Babcock
Encouraging Words - When you're ready to throw in the financial towel
Are We Having Fun Yet? by Beth Huber - Spice up your financial life
Unexpected Lessons in Frugality by Joanna Harness - What grandma left behind
Compulsively Frugal by Chantelle Hosner - Sometimes frugality can be funny
The Curse of Perfectionism by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - Are your good efforts doomed to failure?
Addicted! by Gary Foreman - What can they do to control spending?
Reasons Why People Over-Spend by Debra Vaughn - Wouldn't you like to know why you spend too much?
One Dollar Bill by Mia Cronan - How you look at it makes all the difference (1/22/01)
My Story: Redefining Financial Necessity by Rachel Astyk - Why wait for a crisis to evaluate your finances?
Contentment Robbers by Deborah Taylor-Hough
Just Excuses by Kelly Jo Landers
Miserly Musings by Pat Mestern
Choices by Doris Dobkins
My Story: On Being Poor by Darla B.
Am I Poor? by Pat Mestern
Champion Cheapskate Test by Arthur A. Hawkins II
Needs Vs. Wants - By Anne Heerdt-Wingfield

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General Advice, Money Management

My Story: Living Frugally - What this professional tells his clients.
Super Frugal vs. Just Trying to Save a Buck
10 Easy Ways To Ensure Financial Failure
My Story: Frugal Myths
Five Ways to Make Sure You'll Never Retire
Reduce Financial Stress - 5 strategies to help you take charge of your finances
Are You in Need of Financial Bypass Surgery?
Lost Opportunities - Could an economic theory improve your finances?
Your Annual Performance Review by Gary Foreman - How does your financial performance stack up?
Signs of Wealth by Gary Foreman - Read the road signs to wealth
Reasons for Financial Failure by Craig Lock - Eliminate the stumbling blocks to a better future
The Power of Habit by Catherine Levison - Yes, you can change your life
Your Money Quotient by Gary Foreman - how smart are you when it comes to money?
Thinking About Finances by Gary Foreman
Swimming Upstream by Gary Foreman
Ten Secrets to Attracting Money by Gary Foreman

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General Advice, Other

5 Ways Facebook Costs You Money by Kristine Kostuck - And you probably don't even know it's happening.
8 Social Media Posts That Can Cost You by Jeffrey Morris - You might want to think before you post.
7 Ways Facebook Helps You Save Money by Jeremy Perez - Maybe Facebook isn't just a waste of time!
Need Expert Advice? Get It Here for Free by Alex J. Coyne - It pays to know where to look.
Receiving a Settlement from a Class Action Suit by Debra Karplus - So you think you've been wronged…
Who Pays for Angie's, Craigs and Cyndi's Lists? by Debra Karplus - Who's paying for all those recommendations and ads?
A Frugal Long-Distance Move - Moving on a shoestring.
Selling Your Junk by Ron Geelan - Rising commodity prices could provide some quick cash.
Negotiation Skills by Paul William - 5 steps to negotiating a better and smarter deal. (8/30/10)
Saying 'Thanks' - Without insulting your friends. (8/30/10)
The Health-Wealth Connection by Shawnda Spille - Are they really connected? (3/26/01)
Prioritizing Power by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - You'll find more hours in your day (2/26/01)
Creativity: The Necessary Ingredient by Debra Vaughn (7/10/00)
Life's Temptations by Carolyn Allen (3/13/00)
What About Ben Franklin by Doris Dobkins (2/14/00)
Conscious Prioritization by Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale (9/6/99)
How to "Have Your Cake and Eat It Too" by Robert Kothe (8/16/99)
Do You Have Unclaimed Property? (6/14/99)
Ben Franklin: A Role Model by Michael Allen (4/13/98)

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General Advice, Recordkeeping

Applying Business Savvy In Your Home by Kim Randall (7/7/03)
Recordkeeping - How much financial paperwork do you need to keep? (2/11/02)
To Help You Remember by Maria Gracia (11/27/00)
Replacing Bad Habits by Dr. Bob Osgoodby (11/27/00)

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General Advice, Saving

Save Money while Saving the Environment by Tchiki Davis - 8 ways to save money and the planet at the same time. (6/2/08)
What You Can Learn From a Dumpster-Diver by CC Christiansen - There are lessons to be learned in a dumpster (12/10/07)
What Secrets Lurk In Your Trash? - Could you find potential savings? (2/14/05)
Don't Spend a Dollar for That! by Sharon Camino (8/18/03)
My Story: Frugality and Self-Empowerment contributed by D. - A whole new sense of freedom (3/11/02)
A Crash Course in Creative Frugality by Nancy Twigg - Struggling families have two choices (3/4/02)
What Happened to POS? by Sharon Tabor Warren - It's a secret she learned as a girl... (11/5/01)
United We Stand: Coping With Crisis by Dawn - She went from a carefree lifestyle to watching every penny (10/15/01)
Frugality Revisited by Nancy Twigg - Save money by taking a fresh look at things (3/19/01)
Seven Ways to Make a Million by Doris Dobkins (11/13/00)
Money Under the Bed Liner by Cheryl Gochnauer (11/6/00)
Use the "Law" to Save Thousands by Gary Foreman (9/18/00)
Tales of a Blue Bug by Natalie Venezio (6/26/00)
Saver or Spendthrift by Teresa Higginbotham (3/13/00)
Start Saving Now! by Ginita Wall (6/21/99)
Super Strategies for Saving by Ginita Wall (1/18/99)
Organized to Save by Bonnie Rice (12/22/97)

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General Advice, Simple Living

My Fabulously Frugal Lifestyle by Shaunna Privratsky - Can frugal and fabulous really go together?
Why You Might Want to Become a Housesitter by Sue King - Living or traveling rent-free!
Being Frugal Without Looking Poor by Debra Karplus - A lifestyle choice.
9 Ways to Live Rent Free by Debra Karplus - Could you be a candidate for a creative living arrangement?
7 Totally Free Ways to Be Happier Today by April Serock - You don't need to spend money to put a smile on your face
Back to Basics contributed by Van in Alabama - Could they live without electricity and discretionary spending for a month?
The RV Lifestyle by Rick Kahler - Does living in an RV make financial sense?
Seven Habits of Highly Frugal People by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Your habits could help you accumulate money!
What Does Frugal Living Mean to You? - Exploring the world of frugal living.
A Simple Wardrobe - Could your life be easier with a one color wardrobe? (7/12/10)
Learning to be Self-Sufficient by Casey Quinn -You pay a premium on anything done for you. (8/18/08)
Homemade Laundry Detergent by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate - Is it cost effective to make your own detergent? (10/1/07)
7 Lessons From Grandma - Getting by with less, while still living well (9/20/04)
My Story: The Art of Downsizing by Patricia Nixon - Scale back for a less cluttered lifestyle (1/19/04)
While I Was Unemployed by Beth Hering - Beyond cutting coupons and buying on sale (12/1/03)
My Story: Living Simple (8/11/03)
Conspicuously Thrifty - Let your financial accomplishments shine (6/23/03)
My Story: Poor in Money, Rich in Time - The choice to live frugally (4/28/03)
My Story: Living Abroad - Secrets of simplicity (3/31/03)
My Story: After 35 Years - contributed by K.M. - Living a happy, simple and frugal life (3/17/03)
My Story: Small Steps to Big Dreams - contributed by Stephie - Simple living from a French perspective (1/27/03)
What Is Simple Livin g? by Doris Dobkins - Why not slow down and enjoy the moment? (8/12/02)
My Story: Testimony of a Farm Life - contributed by Janice - A well-balanced life is a great life (7/8/02)
My Story: A Paradigm by Van from Alabama - It's how you see it that counts (1/21/02)
Simple Living by Pat Mestern - Is it time to reconsider what you're doing? (9/10/01)
What About Harry? by Pat Mestern - What can we learn from old bachelor Harry? (4/2/01)
My Story: A Converted Spendthrift by Cathy Ann (9/25/00)

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General Advice, Tips and Tricks

Basic Bicycle Maintenance by Lee Doppelt - Do it yourself and save!
What's That Little Switch On My Ceiling Fan? by John Moon - Summer, winter or both?

How to Prolong Battery Life by Joanne Guidoccio
8 Ways to Save Using Epsom Salts by Maura Grogan - Is it a beauty product? Or a household cleanser?
10 Things You Don’t Want to Get Caught Doing In Your Bathroom by Shari Smith
10 Ways Procrastination Costs You by Gary Foreman - And 4 ways to overcome it
Burglar Reveals 15 Trade Secrets by Kevin Raposo - Do you know how a burglar thinks?
Four Reasons to Rotate by Roxie Olmstead- Rotate? Yes, this idea could save you money! (9/15/08)
Pesky Household Problems - Applying engineering techniques to your home (9/26/05)
Favorite Frugal Resources - What helps you save money? (12/31/01)
Lessons from WW2 - What did they know that we should learn? (10/29/01)
Don't Need It by Marybeth Henry - Try these substitutes for commonly purchased items (4/30/01)
More Cheap Tricks by Leanne Ely - Add one of these tricks to your act (4/23/01)
The Blacksmith's Wage by Pat Mestern (5/8/00)
Remember When: Ideas from The Depression and WW2 (4/10/00)
Top 12 by Kelly Jo Landers (4/3/00)
The Value of a Dime by Sarah Kennington (3/13/00)

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Groceries & Food


Appliances, Kitchen
Babies
Baking: Baking Mixes
Baking: Bread
Baking: Cakes & Pies
Baking: Holiday Baking
Beverage Savings: Alcohol
Beverage Savings: Coffee
Beverage Savings: General Beverage Savings
Beverage Savings: Nutrition & Energy Drinks
Beverage Savings: Soda
Beverage Savings: Tea
Breakfast Savings
Children: Dining Out with Kids
Children: Picky Eaters
Children: School Lunch Savings
Children: Snack Savings
Convenience Foods
Cooking: Basics
Cooking: Cooking Tips
Cooking: Cookware
Cooking: For Two
Cooking: Spices
Cooking Methods: Baking
Cooking Methods: Grilling
Cooking Methods: Pressure Cooking
Cooking Methods: Slow Cookers
Co-Op Cooking
CSAs and Food Co-Ops
Couponing
Cutting the Food Budget
Dairy
Families
Food Programs
Food Waste
Freezer Meals
Health Food Savings: General Savings
Health Food Savings: Organic Foods
Health Food Savings: Vegetarian & Vegan Foods
Leftovers
Lunches: Adult Lunches
Lunches: School Lunches
Make Your Own: Baking Mixes
Make Your Own: Convenience Foods
Make Your Own: Freezer Meals
Making the Most of Food
Meal Ideas
Meal Planning
Meats and Poultry
Organic Food Savings
Organization: Freezer & Fridge Organization
Organization: Kitchen & Pantry Organization
Organization: Recipes & Coupons
Preservation: Canning
Preservation: Food Dehydration
Preservation: Freezing Foods
Price Books
Produce: Buying
Produce: Storage
Restaurants
Grocery Shopping, Seasonal Savings
Shopping Tips
Grocery Shopping: Warehouse Clubs

Halloween

Halloween: Costumes
Halloween: Decorating & Parties

Health and Safety

Diets
Exercise
Food
Health Care Providers
Homemade Remedies
Illness and Injury Prevention
Insurance
In Retirement
Reducing Stress

Health and Safety, Diet

How to Lose Weight without Gaining Debt by Dr. Kelly Morrow-Baez, LPC - How the right mindset can save you cash.
Cheap Ways to Update Your Wardrobe as You Lose Weight - You'll only wear them for a short while, so don't spend a lot on new weight clothes!
Pay Attention to Lose Weight by April Serok - The best diet plan is free!
Homemade Weight Loss Shakes - Recipes for those meal replacement shakes.
Finding a Diet Plan That Works - Readers share their diet plan experiences.
The Anti-Diet Lifestyle - The free diet plan the diet industry doesn't want you to know about
What Have You Got to Lose? - No cost weight loss
My Story: Eating Healthier - An easy solution to a healthy diet
My Story: Frugal, Simple Weight Loss - Taking the sensible path to a new you
My Story: Could a Frugal Diet Cost You? - When spending more for food is smart
Fit to Retire - Lose weight and plan for retirement at the same time
How I Lost 80 Pounds - And saved money in the process
Reduce Your Waist, Not Your Wallet by Shaunna Privratsky
Trans Fatby Leanne Ely, C.N.C. - What you need to know for your health
Cutting the Carbs - Inexpensive ways to stay on track with a low carb diet
Waistline vs. Budget by Rebecca Underwood - It doesn't have to be a choice
Smaller Clothing Dilemma - When weight loss makes smaller sizes a necessity
My Story: Weight Loss by S. - Maybe she needed to think about the problem first
Eating for Weight Loss by Dr. Robert Osgoodby - There's more than eating less to help you control your weight
Weight Loss Without Special Diets by Paul Blustein
Why We Crave Snacks by Paul Blustein
Meal Timing by Dr. Robert Osgoodby
Six Myths About Losing Weight by Brenda Rash

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Health and Safety, Exercise

5 Fitness Strategies for the Extremely Tight Budget by Sarah Jean Russell - Don't let a lack of money keep you from getting fit!
Creating an Affordable Home Gym by Debra Karplus - Getting in shape for less
Video - Baby Boomer Fitness on the Cheap by Gary Foreman - Staying in shape does not have to be expensive or boring.
Slideshow: How to Find an Affordable Personal Trainer by Pam Hutzler - The help you need for a price you can afford
Replacing Gym Memberships With Free Exercises by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Using free callisthenics and cardio.
Yoga on a Budget by Joanne Guidoccio - You don't need to pay for expensive lessons.
How to Buy a Treadmill - Finding the treadmill that's right for you and your wallet.
How to Find an Affordable Personal Trainer - Is there such a thing as an affordable personal trainer?
Video: Don't Get Gypped at the Gym by Gary Foreman - Interview with Max Hawthorne, author of Memoirs of a Gym Rat.
How to Choose the Right Gym by Debra Karplus - Finding the one that's best for you.
How to Workout Without a Gym Membership by Joanne Guidoccio - Your workout doesn't need to depend on an expensive gym
Frugal Fitness by Adam Armstrong - Watch your savings grow as your waist shrinks.
Can't Afford the Gym? - Spend time, not money, on exercise
Exercise on the Job
Exercise on the Cheap )
My Story: Clean Exercise
Family Time - Getting fit and having fun!
Picking a Treadmill
Exercise Alternatives - When you can't afford expensive equipment or memberships
12 Ways to Improve Fitness on a Tight Budget by Karen Kuebler
My Story: Exercising at Home - Top 10 reasons to exercise at home
Fit Fitness Into Your Life by Michelle Medlock Adams - Fitness friendly tasks
Replacing Bad Habits
Build Your Best Body Ever
A Healthy Heart
Frugal Workouts
Get Fit on a Shoestring Budget

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Health and Safety, Food

How Herbs & Spices Keep You Healthy by Debra Karplus - Better taste, better health.
Buying Vitamins and Supplements Online - How to save money buying vitamins and supplements online.
Saving on Supplements by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Knowing how to buy supplements can save you money.
Drinking Water in All Seasons (11/6/06)
My Story: Healthy Snacks - Are you paying a lot for junk snacks? (3/13/06)
Top 5 Tips for Reading Food Labels - Do you really know what you're eating? (12/5/05)
Save Money & Eat Healthier (11/28/05)
Diabetic Cooking - Affordable foods that fit in the diabetic diet (10/3/05)
Health or Hype? - Don't let health or natural food hucksters take your money (9/12/05)
Homemade Nutrition Drinks (9/5/05)
Healthy and Frugal Meals - You can have the best of both worlds (6/6/05)
My Story: Could a Frugal Diet Cost You? - When spending more for food is smart (3/28/05)
Organic Food for Less - Think it can't be done? Remaking one family's grocery list (9/29/03)
Packing a Healthy Lunchbox by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. (9/8/03)
Soda Substitutes - Eliminate the cost and calories (3/10/03)
Healthy Foods Equals a Healthy Family by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. - Make your family's health a priority (12/31/01)
Bottled Water for Less - What do readers do to get good, inexpensive water? (12/17/01)
Healthy Snacks - Her health requires frequent on-the-go, healthy snacks (9/24/01)
Decipher Deceptive Food Labels by Dr. Robert Osgoodby - Don't pay for marketing hype (6/25/01)
Affordable Fat-Free Foods - They're fighting cholesterol and need to find fat-free foods that fit in the budget (4/23/01)
A Healthy Food Substitute by Deborah Taylor-Hough (10/2/00)
The Low-Down on Low-Cal Sweetners by Paul Blustein (9/25/00)
Saving on Health Foods (1/31/00)
Ensure Substitutes (2/1/99)
Saving on Organic Food - Reader's Recommendations (4/6/98)

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Health and Safety, Health Care Providers


Become a Smarter Patient by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Frugal healthcare.
Get the Most Out Of Your Next Doctor’s Visit by NAPSA - Developing a good relationship between doctor and patient.(4/12/10)
Getting the Most from Your Doctor’s Visit by Linda Shapero - Preparation is the key to a successful doctor's visit. (8/18/08)
Cut Health Care Costs by Erika Bales - Making health care an easier pill to swallow. (11/26/07)
Surviving the Medical Maze - Tricks to get providers to deal fairly (7/11/07)
Saving at the Doctor’s Office (1/1/07)
Trapped Medical Records (7/24/06)
The Prescription Lowdown - Finding cheaper alternatives (11/28/05)
Save Bundles on Medications - Cutting costs in the pharmacy (10/31/05)
Be a Wise Healthcare Consumer (2/14/05)
Prescription Drug Help - A senior citizen needs her meds (10/7/02)
My Story: Medical Care for Less by Sybil - How one family handles medical care (11/5/01)
Disabled Debt Disaster by Gary Foreman (12/18/00)
Finding Mom a Hearing Aid (9/13/99)

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Health and Safety, Homemade Remedies

Treating Poison Oak - Soothing the need to itch!
Cheap Insect Bite Relief - How to get cheap relief from insect bites.
Natural Congestion Remedies - Clear your lungs the natural way (10/25/10)
Inexpensive Home Remedies by Linda Shapero - Home remedies for common winter ailments.(1/26/09)
Home Remedies for Colds and Flu (12/20/04)
Natural Products for Free by Linda Gray (6/21/04)
Green Cleaning With Essential Oils by Zia Munsi (5/10/04)
Nighty Night by Tina Shake - Stop the nightmare of sleep problems (6/14/04)
Repelling Mosquitos Naturally by Deborah Taylor-Hough (4/19/04)
Homemade Balms and Toiletries by Deborah R. Dolen (11/10/03)
Natural Health Remedies by Victoria Purdie - Check the cupboard first (6/30/03)
Don't Feel the Burn - Heal the Burn! by Renee Futrelle - Home remedies to sooth the sizzle of sunburn (5/27/02)
Get Rid of Lice for Good! by Monica Resinger - What we learned from the experience (2/11/02)
Homemade Salves by Gramma Schneider - Make it yourself and save (7/30/01)
Curing Athlete's Foot (2/14/00)
Surviving Poison Ivy (8/23/99)
Eliminating Head Lice (4/26/99)

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Health and Safety, Illness and Injury Prevention

Avoiding Winter Colds by Veronica Bowman - Combatting a cold can hit your budget hard, too!
An Unaffordable Emergency Room Bill by Gary Foreman - What to do when you can't pay the ER bill.
Save Money by Staying Well by Veronica Bowman - Getting sick can be costly!
Preparing for Cold Season by Amy Keeley - 11 ways to prepare your family for cold and flu season. (10/18/10)
Avoiding Accidental Expenses by Sharon Lynn Campbell, M.A. - Small investments could easily save life and limb. (6/2/08)
10 (Free) Ways to Improve Your Health by April Borbon - The basic components of good health are free of charge (9/17/07)
Heat, Humidity, and Mold
Your Money or Your Life: How You Can Have Both - You can't afford to get sick! (10/23/06)
Avoiding Allergies by Carolyn Allen (9/11/00)
Don't Vacation in the ER by Brenda Nixon (7/3/00)
Sports and Fitness Injuries by Dr. Robert Osgoodby (5/15/00)
Emotional Upset and Heart Attacks by Paul Blustein (3/27/00)
Diabetes! Is It Hiding In You? by Paul Blustein (1/31/00)
Buying Athletic Shoes (1/10/00)
Cold Prevention - Easy cold prevention.

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Health and Safety, Insurance

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Insurance, Health

Health and Safety, Other

Affordable Solutions to Your Seasonal Affective Disorder With Light Boxes by Debra Karplus
Dinner When You're Sick by Tawra Kellam - Getting a meal on the table even when you’re not well.
Improve Your Sleep For Less by Shaunna Privratsky - Improve your Z's without draining your dollars. (5/04/09)
Thinner You, Fatter Wallet by Erik Richardson, Certified Sports Nutritionist - Can you put a dollar value on fitness?
Cut Costly Prescription Prices by Shaunna Privratsky - Get relief from the high cost of prescription drugs
You Don't Have to Be Wealthy to Get Healthy by Tricia Goss - Trim your waistline without slimming your pocketbook
When Mom Gets Sick by Amy Burns - Reduce wasted time and money when mom gets sick
Sick Season Strategy by Elizabeth Blair - When the inevitable strikes
Make the World a Healthier Place - 7 cost-free ideas that will make you a health-hero to someone in need
Sleep Cheap! - Simple, inexpensive steps towards a good night’s sleep.
Killing Dust Mites - Eliminating allergy causing mites from your laundry
Healthy, Wealthy and Wealthier - If you have your health, you have everything
Nighty Night by Tina Shake - Stop the nightmare of sleep problems
The Health-Wealth Connection by Shawnda Spille - Are they really connected?
Getting Rid of Acne
Resources for the Physically Challenged
Are Vitamins Worth It?

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Health and Safety, In Retirement

Lace Up Your Silver Sneakers by Debra Karplus - Special fitness deals for those over 65.
7 ways to cut dental costs in retirement - Consider your teeth when you budget for health care in retirement.
Retired? Don't break your nest egg with a costly fall - Paying attention so you don’t fall could save you from breaking your nest egg.
The average cost of colonoscopy procedures - A colonoscopy screens for cancer and other problems. How much does a colonoscopy cost?
Ways to Save On Medically Related Equipment Not Covered by Insurance by Jessica Graham - There are still ways to save!
Managing Your Arthritis With Affordable Low Tech Devices by Debra Karplus - Inexpensive essentials for the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
Low Cost Fitness in Retirement by Paige Estigarribia - Stay in shape for less.
A guide to keeping your brain in shape - Psychologists Henry Emmons and David Alter identify 9 keys for staying sharp and having a youthful brain.
Growing More Brain on a Budget by Joanne Guidoccio - Low-cost and no-cost suggestions for improving your brainpower.
Keep your retirement moving - More exercise for body and brain, as well as less rich food, can add years to life in retirement. Now all we have to do is work to pay for it.
Fit to Retire - Lose weight and plan for retirement at the same time (11/8/04)

Health and Safety, Reducing Stress

The 2-Minute Dollar Stretcher: 7 Free Ways to Make Yourself Happier by April Serock - Skip the retail therapy when you're down in the dumps!
3 Steps to Overcoming Money Stresses by Daniel Wrenne - Don't let money stress you out!
Ways to Relax In Any Situation by Paige Estigarribia - Use these techniques to relax and easily de-stress.
8 Low-Cost Ways to Reduce Stress by Veronica Bowman - Making your days more pleasant.

Reduce Financial Stress - 5 strategies to help you control your finances (8/22/05)
Stress-Free Frugality - Get a good deal without driving yourself crazy (9/6/04)
Cheap, But Meaningful Pampering by Jill Terry (9/22/03)
Pampering Recipes for Mom by Brenda Hyde - Moms never pamper themselves enough (3/4/02)
Make Your Home a Refuge by Nancy Twigg (11/13/00)
Fast & Easy Stress Management by Kevin L. Polk, Ph.D. (9/18/00)
Spoil Yourself by Debra Vaughn (9/11/00)
Stabilize Stress by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (4/3/00)
How a Single Mom Relaxes by Rosemarie (9/13/99)

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Hobbies


See also Crafts
see also Gardening

6 Great Places to Find Free or Inexpensive Books and Audio Books by Jessica Graham - Going beyond your library.
Keeping Your Piano and Other Musical Instruments In Tune for Cheap by Debra Karplus
How to Get Paid for Your Hobby by Elizabeth Wangare - You could be making money doing something you enjoy!
Retirement Hobbies That Make Money From Home - They're looking for a little extra income
Slideshow: Inexpensive Hobbies by Pam Hutzler - Having fun for less!
11 Frugal Hobbies by Veronica Bowman - A frugal hobby can reduce your stress level.
Turning Your Hobby Into Extra Income Teena M. Stewart - How to make extra money from your hobby.
Making Feathered Friends by Veronica Hunsucker - A fun, frugal, entertaining way to brighten a gray February day.
Don’t Get Stuck Holding the Bag by Rich Finzer - What you need to know about buying birdseed. (5/31/10)
Smart Savings for Boaters by Rich Finzer - What can you learn from a lifelong self-confessed boat nut? (3/29/10)
Art Journaling - Create beautiful and unique personal journals and gifts.(3/8/10)
Scrapbooking on a Dime by Kristina Wyatt - Scrapbook like a pro, but on a budget. (2/22/10)
What’s “Collectible” & What’s Not by Rich Finzer - How not to waste cash on collectibles. (2/1/10)
Crafting Without Spending Money by Margaret Marquis - Creating new projects out of what you already have.(9/15/08)
How to Save on Outdoor Equipment by Lisa Maloney - Getting quality gear for a pleasant outdoor experience. (5/26/08)
Marine Supplies from Unlikely Sources by Rich Finzer - Reduce the cost of boating. (4/21/08)
Digital Scrapbooking (1/21/08)
Learn a New Skill Frugally! by Jessica Snell - What you know could save you money (1/14/08)
Flower Pressing by Sandra Fisher - How to press flowers and earn money from home (10/15/07)
Scrapbooking On a Budget - 9 ways to find discount scrapbook supplies (7/18/05)
Scrapbooking on the Cheap (5/23/05)
Saving Money Is Fun - Make it a hobby instead of a chore (7/19/04)
Easy Reader by K.M. Eldredge - When your appetite for reading is bigger than your budget (5/31/04)
Candle Creations by Shaunna Privratsky - A fun, easy way to bring warmth to your home (4/12/04)
Bird Watching by Susan Gateley - A lifetime of enjoyment (4/5/04)
Sewing 101 by Rebecca Underwood - A few tips to help get you started (2/9/04)
Paddle Power - Safe and seaworthy entertainment (9/1/03)
Space for Crafts - When there's no room for your hobby (6/30/03)
A Guide to Air-Drying Flowers by Monica Resinger - A simple and fun hobby (8/12/02)
Feeding the Birds by Brenda Hyde - A little money, a lot of fun (3/11/02)
Reusing Old Picture Frames by Rachel Paxton - It's a brand new creation! (9/24/01)
The Wearing O'The Green by Maddy Cranley - Recycled yarn projects prove rewarding (9/24/01)
My Story: An Inexpensive Hobby by Christiane Eichler - Tatting is a lot of enjoyment for a little money (3/26/01)
Preserving Memories (12/18/00)
Cheaper Photo Developing (7/24/00)
Buying Photo Quality Paper (11/8/99)
Pringles Can Bird Castles by Diane Pleasant (9/13/99)
Soapmaking: Recipes and Directions by Elaine White (6/28/99)
Finally, a Use for Junk Mail by Pearl Sanborn (1/18/99)
Saving A Musty Oak Chest - Reader's Tips (2/16/98)
Traditional Christmas Crafts - Pomanders and Herb Balls by Rae Osenbaugh (10/27/97)
Magic Crystal Gardens by Louise Wulf (4/5/97)
Entering Sweepstakes the Frugal Way by Susan Donahue (3/24/97)
Sweepstaking: A Winning Hobby! by Susan Donahue (12/30/96)

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Holidays

Christmas
Easter
Father's Day
Halloween
Mother's Day
Thanksgiving
Valentine's Day

Holidays, Christmas

see
Christmas

Holidays, Easter

After-Easter Savings by Nancy Twigg
Easter Baskets for Teens by Patricia Chadwick - Even teenagers like to be remembered
Frugal Easter Basket Ideas by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Fill the basket with love, not costly trinkets
Edible Bird's Nest by Amanda Formaro
Decorating Easter Eggs Naturally by Jenny Wanderscheid

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Holidays, Father's Day

Shop smart for 6 popular Father's Day gifts - Get the perfect gift for Dad while remembering what he said about spending money wisely.
7 cheap Father’s Day gift ideas - Here are seven inexpensive gift ideas for Father’s Day.
15 fab -- and cheap -- gifts for Dad - Make Father's Day special with these love-filled gifts that cost you little or nothing!
Frugal Father’s Day Gift by Melanie Farkas - How to make a low-cost or no-cost Father’s Day picture gift. (6/2/08)
Fun, Frugal Father’s Day Gift Ideas by Belinda Cohen - Celebrate dad and make him proud of your financial smarts, too! (5/12/08)
Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas by Nancy Twigg - Tokens of your love

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Holidays, Gifts

8 essential things to know about layaway - Layaway hasn't gone away, and it can help you avoid holiday debt.
When Santa Can't Afford Your Child's Wish List - You don't want to disappoint them, but...
Favorite Cash Back Shopping Sites - We'll help you find the best sites before you start holiday shopping.
Gift Return Etiquette When You Can't Afford to Keep a Gift - Can you return it without offending the giver?
Video: DIY Wrapping Paper Savers by Jeff Yeager
7 Gift Ideas for the Chef in Your Life by Paige Estigarribia - Gift ideas for your favorite foodie
5 Ways Amazon Can Make Christmas Shopping Less Stressful by Paige Estigarribia - Shopping from your easy chair!
Making the Most of Gift Cards by Veronica Bowman - Don't waste the gifts you've been given.
8 Ways to Prevent Getting Cheated on Gift Cards by Joanne Guidoccio - Billions are lost on gift cards..
My Story: Money-Saving Gifts contributed by CJ - Inexpensive gift ideas for the newly frugal.
Little Luxuries - Small things that make you feel special in tough times.
The Waste not, Want not, Gift Giving Guide by Anne Heerdt - Don't make returning your gift too hard.
My Good Goody Drawer - Lovely gifts at a fraction of the price
Gift Bags for Less - Rave reviews for your creativity
Gifts That Keep on Giving by Nancy Twigg - Beyond the ordinary Father's Day gift
More Gifts in a Jar by Kaylin Cherry

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Holidays, Mother's Day

Shop smart for 6 popular Mother's Day gifts - Use savvy that would make your mom proud when buying her a gift she'll really enjoy.
Budget-friendly Mom’s Day gifts - Here are some great gift ideas that will wow Mom while keeping you on budget.
5 thrifty Mother's Day surprises - Showing Mom you care doesn't have to break the bank. Surprise her with these ideas.
Shop smart for 6 popular Mother's Day gifts - Use savvy that would make your mom proud when buying her a gift she'll really enjoy.
Marvelous Mother's Day Gift by Shaunna Privratsky - Gift ideas for mom’s special day.
Creatively Simple Mother's Day Gift Ideas by Nancy Twigg
What I'd Like for Mother's Day - Mom's Suggestions

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Holidays, Other

A Year's Worth of Fun, Free Holidays by April Serock - You don't need to spend money to have fun!
Holidays Every Frugal Foodie Needs to Know by Kerry Sherin - What should we celebrate this week?
Irish Cuisine for St. Patrick's Day - Even if you're not Irish you'll enjoy this! (3/12/01)
Backyard Menu for the Fourth by Brenda Hyde (7/3/00)
Making and Breaking Those New Year's Resolutions by Dr. Kevin Polk (12/27/99)
A Fourth of July Birthday by Kim Tilley (6/28/99)

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Holidays, Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving

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Holidays, Valentine's Day

See
Valentine's Day

see also:
Romance

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Home Decorating

Bathrooms
Bedrooms
Colors and Themes
Decorative Objects
Family and Living Rooms
Floors
Furniture
Holidays
Home Office
Kids' Rooms
Kitchen
Lighting
Organization
Outdoors
Painting
Seasonal
Walls
Windows

Home Decorating, Bathrooms

How to get that look: 5 gorgeous bathrooms - Whether you want a walk-in shower or a jetted spa tub, bathrooms can offer a little luxury tucked away in your very own home.
Tub Time by Marlene Alexander - Renew the area around the bathtub without a lot of bother or bucks (2/18/08)
First Aid for the Bathroom by Marlene Alexander - Bringing back a little life to an outdated room (1/7/08)
Cheap Bathroom Fix Ups for Any Family (2/5/07)
Great Remodeling Ideas (10/17/05)
5 Tips to a 'New' Bathroom (3/21/05)
Bathroom Make-Over - Updating a bathroom without changing the fixtures (10/25/04)
Bodacious Bathrooms - A charming retreat (6/30/03)
Decorating Bathrooms on a Budget by Erin Ingram with Sharon O'Neill (4/10/00)
Inexpensive Bathroom Redecorating (8/24/98)
An Inexpensive Bath Remake by Peggy Struwe (2/17/97)

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Home Decorating, Bedrooms

Finding Good Quality Affordable Pillows - Do you have to spend $100 for a fancy pillow?
Decorating Bedrooms on a Budget by Kathy Wilson - 10 ways to create an inviting retreat for less! (8/10/09)
My Story: Redecorating a Bedroom on a Budget - (3/17/08)
Bedroom Redos On a Budget (4/25/05)
Romantic Bedroom on a Budget (11/22/04)
My Story: Home Furnishings - Inexpensive bedroom redo (9/13/04)
My Story: Guestroom for Under $30 (8/16/04)
Affordable Luxury In the Bedroom by Shaunna Privratsky (5/31/04)
A 5-Star Guestroom by Cheryl Wright (5/10/04)
Decorating With Sheets by Michelle Howard - Best fabric buy for decoration projects (1/5/04)
My Story: Home Furnishings - Inexpensive bedroom redo (9/13/04)
Brighten Up Your Bedroom by Kathleen Wilson - for Free! (5/19/03)
Installing Bi-Fold Closet Doors - The Natural Handyman (8/30/99)
Buying a Mattress (8/10/98)

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Home Decorating, Buying Furniture

See Furniture, Buying

Home Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture

See Furniture - Repairing, Refurbishing and Restoring
See Cleaning, Furniture



Home Decorating, Colors and Themes

Decorating Your First Apartment by Shaunna Privratsky - Big style in a small space.
Redecorate your home on a budget - Here are six tips that can help you redecorate your house on a budget.
Home Update by Kathy Woodard - Giving your home a more updated, modern feel.
Colorful Ways to Expand Small Spaces by Mary Rice - Enjoy the illusion of a much bigger home without seriously slimming your wallet.(1/12/09)
Home Decorating on a Budget by Kathy Wilson - Three common home decorating problems solved.(11/10/08)
Frugal & Fun Country Decorating by Monica Resinger (2/18/08)
What is Missing in Your Home Decor? by Kathy Wilson - 3 basic things every room needs to feel “right”your living (2/4/08)
An Easy Way to Save Big Money on Home Decorating (7/10/06)
Bring Color Into the Home (5/29/06)
Big Decorating Ideas for Small Rooms (2/20/06)
Finding a Decorating Theme (8/22/05)
Bring Color to Your Home (8/16/04)
Fresh Colors for Your Home - courtesy of Lowe's - Color can affect the mood of your home (3/3/03)
Decorating With Toile by Nikki Willhite - Bring elegance and sophistication to your interior (5/13/02)
Color in Home Decorating by Jo Stewart Wray - Using colors correctly will save you some green on your next decorating project (4/23/01)
Texture and Interior Decoration by Nikki Willhite (12/20/99)

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Home Decorating, Decorative Objects

Decorate Your Home With Memories Shari Smith - Making a personal statement.
Decorating With Yard Sale Finds - Their castoffs can be your interior design statement
Inexpensive Area Rugs - How to find affordable area rugs for your home.
10 Top Home Decorating Buys Under $10 by Kathy Woodard - A new look for just a few dollars.
Finishing Touches For Less by Chantal King - How little things can make your decor pop. (9/6/10)
Get the Pottery Barn Look for Less (7/16/07)
Thrift Store Home Decorating (4/30/07)
Decorating with Yard Sale Finds (7/24/06)
Make an Entrance - Great ideas for decorating your entry on a dime (3/6/06)
My Story: Decorating With Pillows (9/5/05)
Beautify With Bouquets - Keep your flower bunches flourishing! (7/25/05)
Garden Room Decorating (5/23/05)
Decorating With Collections - Showcase your treasures (5/2/05)
Take a Can of Gold Spray Paint... - In with the old, make it look new (12/20/04)
Candle Creations by Shaunna Privratsky - A fun, easy way to bring warmth into your home (4/12/04)
Tablescaping Chic On the Cheap by Kathleen Wilson (1/12/04)
Cleaning Silk Flowers - Freshing those dusty blooms (11/24/03)
Little or No Money Decorating by Carol Parsons - A little imagination is all it takes (8/18/03)
Showing Off the Family Heirlooms by Julie Sturgeon (6/23/03)
Decorating With Old Family Photos by Antonia Betrus - Add charme with framed treasures (6/16/03)
Hardy Indoor Plants - Plants that will thrive indoors (2/17/03)
Making Your House a Home - Decorating ideas on a budget (10/14/02)
Mirror Makeover - The Natural Handyman - Adhering a mirror to a mirror (8/5/02)
A Little Paper by Rebecca Underwood - Creating affordable art (7/29/02)
Decor Groupings With Baskets - Economical display ideas for wicker baskets (7/8/02)
Reusing Old Picture Frames by Rachel Paxton - It's a brand new creation! (9/24/01)
Fabrick Covered Boxes by Colleen Moulding - Turn the ordinary into something beautiful (7/30/01)
Inexpensive Home Art - How can they add a touch of class to their first home? (7/30/01)
I'm a Basket Case by Colleen Moulding - She uses them for home decor (2/26/01)
Decorating with Thrift Store Finds by Monica Resinger (5/15/00)
Make Your Cut Flowers Last Longer by Colleen Moulding (4/24/00)
Simple Room Make-Overs by Annette Rogers (11/29/99)
Creative Material Sources for Decorating by Kathleen Wilson (4/26/99)

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Home Decorating, Family and Living Rooms

Feathering Your Nest for Pennies by Carol Gee - A personal touch for your nest.
Making Slipcovers - Making old furniture new again.
The $150 Living Room Makeover by Shaunna Privratsky - A whole new look in one weekend!
Room Makeover for $100 or Less! by Shaunna Privratsky - A frugal room makeover.
Inexpensive Living Room Redecorating - How to redo your living room inexpensively.
Sectional Sofas in Small Spaces by Lindsey Ratcliff - How to fit a sectional sofa into a smaller room.
9 Things to Do with One Yard of Fabric by Kathy Woodard - A brand new look for only a few dollars!
Living Room Decorating by Jessica Ackerman - Low cost ways to enlarge the look of a small space. (2/16/09)
A Home Library by R. Kellogg- A master plan for building an inexpensive library. (10/27/08)
Make a Game Room for Your Family on a Dime by Kathy Wilson - Create a place to mold memories and relationships within your family.(9/1/08)
Quick and Cheap Family Room Decor (5/8/06)
5 Quick and Cheap Decorating Ideas for Family Living (9/19/05)
Wood Finishes In Tight Spaces (2/7/05)
My Story: The $150 Living Room by Tamela G. (10/30/00)
Bookshelves for Less (3/20/00)
Wall Art of a Shoestring by Kathleen Wilson (2/7/00)
Making Cheap Shelving More Attractive (12/27/99)

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Home Decorating, Floors

11 Carpet Hacks contributed by Sue S. - How many of these carpet tricks have you tried?
How to Repair Throw Rugs by Jenny Harrington - Repair instead of replacing area rugs.
Basement Floors - Covering an uneven basement floor. (6/23/08)
Buying Carpet (1/16/06)
Peeling Porch Floor Paint - Getting a sharp looking for that will last (9/5/05)
Dyeing Carpet - How did your dyed carpet turn out? (11/15/04)
Better Basement Floors - Simple, inexpensive concrete floor solutions (9/8/03)
Buying Carpet Direct (6/30/03)
Decorating With Area Rugs by Nikki Willhite - A great idea for a new look (8/19/02)
New Carpet Care - It's expensive and takes a beating. How can you keep it looking good? (6/11/01)
The Cheapskate's Guide to Flooring by Jo Stewart Wray - It's the basis for the room's decor (7/23/01)
Installing Vinyl Over Linoleum - The Natural Handyman (4/24/00)
Buying Carpet for Less (2/7/00)
Kitchen Flooring (11/22/99)
Removing and Reusing Ceramic Tile - The Natural Handyman (8/16/99)
Making a Faux Braided Rug by Leah Wynne (11/2/98)
Buying Carpet for Less (8/3/98)

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Home Decorating, Holidays

5 Quick and Cheap Thanksgiving Decor Ideas! (10/30/06)
10 Great Holiday Decorating Ideas (12/6/04)
Enjoying Natural Holiday Decor - Without inviting creepy crawlers into your centerpiece (11/24/03)
Update Your Decor by Kathleen Wilson - Add terrif style to your home for the holidays (11/10/03)
Holiday Decor on the Tightest Budget by Kathleen Wilson - A warm and inviting atmosphere for less (12/2/02)
Terrific Holiday Tables by Angie Zalewski and Deana Ricks - Add warmth to your home for less! (10/29/01)
Easy Christmas Home Style by Colleen Moulding (12/11/00)
Everyday Items for Great Holiday Decor by Annette Rogers (11/15/99)

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Home Decorating, Home Offices

A Home Office - 10 ways to set up a home office without blowing the budget (8/29/05)
A Home Office for $55 by Jennifer Hollowell (12/1/03)
Dual Use Room - Can an office and guest bedroom co-exist? (7/2/01)
Bookshelves for Less (3/20/00)

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Home Decorating, Kids' Rooms

Princess Room (3/12/07)
Creative Kids’ Rooms on a Budget (8/20/07)
Choosing a Fantasy Theme for Your Child’s Room (2/6/06)
5 Tips to Preschoolers Bedrooms (11/28/05)
Teen Rooms On the Cheap - A daunting task made easy and affordable (9/12/05)
My Story - Dressing up the baby's room for less (2/14/05)
My Story: Remodeling for Cheap (7/5/04)
A Special Place - Creating privacy for your child (12/30/02)
Colorful Kids Spaces by Gail McCauley - A powerful punch to a child's bedroom (3/11/02)
The Cheapskate's Guide to Children's Rooms by Jo Stewart Wray - They could be the hardest rooms in your home to decorate (5/7/01)
A Camping Bedroom on a Budget by Kathleen Wilson (10/2/00)
Changing the Changing Table by Amanda Fomero (5/24/99)
A Storybook Kids' Room by LeeAnn Young (3/29/99)

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Home Decorating, Kitchen

Renew Your Kitchen Cabinets for $100 by Shaunna Privratsky - A new look for just a few dollars.
Budget Kitchen Décor by Kathy Woodard - 5 ways to create a new look kitchen for less.
How to Update Your Dining Set on a Budget by Kathy Woodard - A new look for a few dollars and a little time.
Decorating a Contemporary Kitchen on a Budget by Kathy Wilson Woodard - A contemporary kitchen can be easy and affordable.
How to Make Your Own Kitchen Pot Rack (8/27/07)
The Dollar Store Shopper: Dishin’ On Dishes (4/23/07)
Kitchen Remodeling and Your Budget (3/19/07)
Decorate Your Kitchen with Style! (But Not Cash!) (1/22/07)
5 Free Home Improvement Projects (1/16/06)
Quick Kitchen Transformations - Inexpensive ideas for the hub of your home (1/9/06)
Updating Tile Counter-Tops (1/2/06)
Great Remodeling Ideas (10/17/05)
How to Redecorate Your Kitchen On a Dime (10/17/05)
Updating an 80's Kitchen - When you can't afford to replace the cabinets (3/14/05)
Budget Kitchen Decorating Ideas by Kathleen Wilson - 5 great ideas for redoing your kitchen (4/14/03)
New Home Upgrades and Warrantees - Opportunity? Or an obstacle to savings? (11/25/02)
Inexpensive Table Pads - Protect your table for less (9/2/02)
Countertop Color Changes - Inexpensive ways to change color of laminate countertops (7/29/02)
Fixing Up Old Cupboards by Nikki Wilhite - Your solution could be found in a can (5/14/01)
Rejuvenating Your Countertops - Some alternatives to make that kitchen look great (1/8/01)
How to Paint Cabinets by Janet West (11/13/00)
Tired Kitchen Cabinets (10/9/00)
Kitchen Flooring (11/22/99)

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Home Decorating, Lighting

Updating Outdated Ceiling Fans - It works fine, but looks really old.
Frugal Interior Lighting Choices Veronica Bowman - What you need to know about lighting your home
5 Ways to Make Your Lighting Shine, on a Dime! (4/03/06)
Stamped Light Switch and Outlet Plate Covers - A simple touch that says 'custom home' (1/2/06)
Lampshades for Less - Making a difference in your decor (9/22/03)

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Home Decorating, Organization

Organization

Home Decorating, Outdoors

Creating an Outdoor Kitchen - Outdoor entertainment without overcooking your budget!
How to Decorate a Backyard Gazebo - Creating a backyard paradise
How to Safely Run Outside Extension Cords by Benjamin Roussey - Don't let your outside decorations become a problem.
Affordable Fire Pits by Shaunna Privratsky - Creating a backyard firepit.
How to Create an Outdoor Room On a Budget - A little money and more creativity.
How to Decorate Your Patio Inexpensively by Samaiyah Islam - Patio decorating on a dime.
Lots of Pots - Finding just what your deck or patio needs at your local dollar store. (7/17/06)
Make Your Yard a Work of Art (5/22/06)
A Place in the Sun - Create a welcoming outdoor space (5/15/06)
Creating Outdoor Rooms from Scratch, on a Budget! (4/24/06)
5 Free Home Improvement Projects (1/16/06)
Peeling Porch Floor Paint - Getting a sharp looking for that will last (9/5/05)
Container Mania - Using containers to add zip to your landscaping (5/9/05)
Spring Renewal for Your Home's Exterior (3/28/05)
Laying a Flagstone Walkway - courtesy of Lowe's - A durable, maintenance-free choice (9/1/03)
Creating an Outdoor Oasis by Kathleen Wilson - Enjoy your own private hideaway! (8/4/03)
Garden Decor Ideas by Monica Resinger - Charming ideas to spruce up any garden (5/5/03)
How to Make Garden Stones by Becky Yeager - A craft for the whole family (9/16/02)
Rock Gardens by Jackie Carroll - Add some interest to your garden (4/1/02)
Creating Shade for Your Porch (7/5/99)
Outdoor Rooms! by Kathleen Wilson (6/14/99)

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Home Decorating, Painting

Tricks to Painting Interior Trim - Making the finishing touches easier!
How to Renew Your Home's Doors by Benjamin Roussey - Making them look new again!
Paint Like a Pro by Olivia Fox - Painting advice from the professionals. (7/07/08)
Passionate about Painting by by Shaunna Privratsky - Get a designer look for a fraction of the cost (3/17/08)
Using Color on Your Walls (8/6/07)
Painting Your Home (3/13/06)
Paint It! (1/23/06)
Displeasing Paint - Newly painted room doesn't turn out the way they planned (6/27/05)
My Story: Remodeling for Cheap (7/5/04)
Poor Paint Coverage - The Natural Handyman (8/4/03)
Painting Preparation - The Natural Handyman - Preventing problems (12/9/02)
Protecting Paint Brushes - The Natural Handyman - Foiled again! (11/25/02)
Faux and Decorative Painting by Kathleen Wilson - Anyone can learn these easy techniques (11/4/02)
Updating a Mobile Home - Readers share how they improved their mobile homes (10/15/01)
Painting Baby's Room - The Natural Handyman - Odors and volatile organic compounds (7/9/01)
Sponge Painting by Cindy Snyder - It's easy! (1/22/01)
Sticky Paint - The Natural Handyman (10/9/00)
Quality Paint at Bargain Prices (5/1/00)
Repairing Peeling Paint - The Natural Handyman (3/27/00)
Painting Over Wallpaper - The Natural Handyman (10/25/99)
Painting Water Resistant Wallboard - The Natural Handyman (8/23/99)
Housepainting: A Do-It-Yourself Project? (8/16/99)
Removing Painted-Over Wallpaper - The Natural Handyman (8/9/99)
Painting Assistance by Leah Wynne (5/10/99)

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Home Decorating, Rooms

Bathrooms
Bedrooms
Family and Living Rooms
Home Office
Kids' Rooms
Kitchen

Home Decorating, Seasonal

Update Your Décor for Spring by Shaunna Privratsky - Bring in spring with an update to your room décor.
10 Low Cost Ways to Redecorate by Shirley Byers - Redecorating when cost is important.
10 Ways to Decorate for Spring on a Budget by Kathy Woodard - Spring decorating tricks for your home.
Summer Decorating by Kathy Wilson - Color could be the secret to a beautiful home on a tight budget. (6/22/09)
5 Frugal Fall Fix Ups for Your Home Decorating (10/23/06)
Frugal Fall Home Decorating with the Kids! (10/9/06)
Summer Decor on a Budget (6/12/06)
Freshen Your Rooms for Spring by Kathleen Wilson - Quick and cheap decorating ideas (5/3/04)
Bring Spring In by Kathleen Wilson (4/21/03)
Lighten the Winter Blues by Karen Kuebler - Struggling through the winter months? (2/3/03)
5 Budget Ways to Warm Your Decor Through Winter by Kathleen Wilson - Make your home inviting this winter (1/27/03)
Organize Seasonal Decorating by Rachel Paxton - Simplify and plan ahead (10/28/02)
Nature's Decor for Fall by Kathleen Wilson - Make memories as you decorate together (10/21/02)
Spring Home Makeover by Colleen Moulding - Just like moving without the hassle! (4/9/01)
Harvest Home Decorating by Colleen Moulding (11/27/00)
Brighten Your Home in the Gray Days of Winter by Annette Rogers CID (1/10/00)
A Fall Craft Project by Annette Rogers (11/1/99)
Beautiful Fall Decor on a Shoestring by Kim Tilley (10/25/99)

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Home Decorating, Walls

DIY Wall Décor - You don't need to spend a fortune to get a striking room.
Chic Wall Decor, on a Budget! by Kathy Wilson - 3 easy treatments to spice up your walls. (6/23/08)
Cheap and Easy Wall Decorating by Kathy Wilson - Easy ways to dress up your walls (9/24/07)
5 Quick and Cheap Updates for Wall Decor (8/14/06)
Affordable Gallery Framed Art (6/6/05)
Frugal Photo Fun - Display pictures using common household items (12/13/04)
Chic Walls on the Cheap by Kathleen Wilson - They're the largest canvas you have to make a statement (3/22/04)
Frugal Wall Art by Monica Resinger (1/26/04)
Filling Those Empty Walls by Shelley Wake - Only limited by your imagination (10/6/03)
Inexpensive Landscape Borders (10/6/03)
Cheap Wallpaper Treatments by Pearl Sanborn - Give your room a facelift (7/15/02)
Faux Fireplace by Kathleen Wilson - A wonderful addition to your home (1/28/02)
Brightening a Stone Wall - The Natural Handyman - It's too dark for her taste (5/21/01)
Hanging a Mirror - The Natural Handyman (6/14/99)
A Style Statement by Lisa Ancarrow (3/15/99)
Hanging Things from Plaster Walls by The Natural Handyman (3/8/99)
Last Year's Calendar, This Year's Art by Leah Wynne (11/16/98)

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Home Decorating, Windows

Affordable Drapes and Curtains by Debra Karplus- Finding the best window treatments for your home.
Slideshow: How to Update Vertical Blinds by Pam Hutzler - A new look for a fraction of the cost!
Inexpensive Drapes - Ways to find simple, inexpensive drapes.
Kitchen Window Treatments - She's looking for shade and privacy. (5/03/10)
Updating Plastic Vertical Blinds - She can't afford to replace them. What are her options? (4/6/09)
Completely Change Your Windows' Appearance by Jessica Ackerman - Affordable style for your home.(3/16/09)
Budget Tiebacks with Unique Style by Alyssa Davis - Make decorative tiebacks that will surely impress. (2/23/09)
Elegant Window Treatments on a Budget by Alyssa Davis -Jazz up ordinary window treatments while sticking to a budget.(1/12/09)
Affordable Window Treatments by Tricia Goss - Get a designer look for a fraction of the cost. (9/1/08)
My Story: “New” Mini-Blinds - Updating vinyl blinds for less (10/29/07)
Window Treatments on the Cheap (3/19/07)
Personalize Your Apartment - Without breaking the lease or the bank (6/13/05)
Updating Vertical Blinds - She's looking for a different color (2/10/03)
Low Cost Draperies by Our Readers (8/11/97)

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Home Equity Loans


Home Equity Loans, Basics
Home Equity Loans, Before Getting a Home Equity Loan
Home Equity Loans, Dealing with Draw Periods
Home Equity Loans, Payment Strategies
Home Equity Loans, Payment Trouble
Home Equity Loans, Refinancing
Home Equity Loans, Uses for Home Equity Loans

Home Equity Loans, Basics

Borrowing from home equity: Rules of the road - A home equity loan or HELOC can be a blessing or a curse. Know the difference.
How much equity can you cash out of your home? - Home equity lending has been revived. How much cash is it wise to take out?
6 reasons (5 good, 1 bad) to spend home equity - You want to borrow against your home's equity to pay for what?
Home equity loan, HELOC or cash-out refi? - Here are factors to decide among a home equity loan, HELOC or cash-out refi.
Is my HELOC like a credit card account? - HELOCs affect your credit like any other loan, but they're different when it comes to scoring.
Pros, cons of home equity lines - HELOCs provide extra cash, but they can create a financial crisis if you don't use them responsibly. (10/22/10)
Tips On “Thawing” A Frozen Home Equity Line by NAPSA - You may be able to reopen your line of credit. (11/23/09)

Home Equity Loans, Before Getting a Home Equity Loan

Fix credit score for best rate on home-renovation HELOC - Repair your credit score before applying for a HELOC to pay for home renovations.
Borrow from my home equity -- just in case? - Know about rate risks and other downsides before relying on a HELOC for emergencies.
Should I tap my house for cheap money? - Rates are low, but here's why new mortgage debt may not be a smart source of rainy-day money.
Consult a pro before opening a HELOC - Before establishing a line of credit, first consult with a home equity lender and consider the fees.
Home Equity Loans - Questions to ask, pitfalls to avoid (9/26/02)

Home Equity Loans, Dealing with Draw Periods

Mapping the road to a fixed-rate HELOC - If the draw period on your HELOC is ending in the next few years, here's a plan of action.
Get ready for the end of HELOC draw period - You'll soon have higher monthly payments on your HELOC. How should you prepare for that?
Can HELOC refi save couple from debt time bomb? - Facing rising debt payments soon? Here are some options to explore for winning the battle.

Home Equity Loans, Payment Strategies

Options for paying down a large HELOC - Worried about looming payments on a home equity line of credit? You still have options.
Pay down HELOC with balance transfer offer? - While an offer sounds tempting, transferring your home loan to a credit card may be risky.

Home Equity Loans, Payment Trouble

Can't pay off home equity loan -- file bankruptcy? - Your parents took out two equity loans on their home and can't repay them. What should they do?
Can Chapter 13 help me get rid of 2nd mortgage? - It's tough when your credit union HELOC is in default. Not even bankruptcy might help.
Default on HELOC but keep the house? - Ignoring the payments on a home equity line of credit could trigger a disastrous domino effect.

Home Equity Loans, Refinancing

Should you refinance your variable-rate HELOC? - Have a variable-rate home equity line of credit? Consider refinancing and locking in lower rate.
3 ways (and 1 reason) to refinance a HELOC - As the draw period ends, you can delay repaying your home equity line of credit.
Should I refinance my home equity line? - With a variable rate, you face risk with a home equity line of credit. Is it time to refinance?
Combine mortgage, HELOC in new loan? - If you can add your HELOC to a new mortgage, you remove the risk of rates rising.

Home Equity Loans, Uses for Home Equity Loans

Use home equity line to pay bills? - There's an easier way to pay the mortgage and other bills than tapping your home's equity.
Borrow from my home equity -- just in case? - Know about rate risks and other downsides before relying on a HELOC for emergencies.
6 reasons (5 good, 1 bad) to spend home equity - You want to borrow against your home's equity to pay for what?
Should I tap my house for cheap money? - Rates are low, but here's why new mortgage debt may not be a Use home equity loan to pay for school? - If a home equity loan is needed to pay for school, here's what you need to know.

Home Heating

Cutting Costs
Fireplaces & Firewood
Furnaces
Home Winterization
Insulating
Types of Home Heating

Home Heating, Cutting Heating Costs

Winter Energy Saving Ideas for Renters by Veronica Bowman - You don't need to own your home to save on energy.
How to Install a Programmable Thermostat by Benjamin Roussey - You can lower your heating and cooling bills!
9 Ways to Cut Costs on Heating and Cooling Your Home by Chris Long - Reducing the cost of a comfortable home
10 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill by Shelly Duell - Reduce the amount you spend for heat this winter.
How to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter by April Borbon - 12 frugal tips for a warm home
Saving on Your Heating Bill by Justin Ripley - You don't have much choice. You must heat your home.
Lowering Your Natural Gas Bill by Renea Winchester -One phone call could reduce your winter heating bill.
Heat Loss by Johanne Leveille - Keeping the heat indoors.
My Story: Corn Stove Complaint - Negatives to corn stove ownership that you may not have heard
How to Reduce Heating Bills
Energy Efficiency How-To - Simple advice for lowering heating bills.
Simple Cheap Heat - An energy-saving secret that every homebuyer should know.
Preparing for Winter - Making the most of your heating dollar
My Story: Utility Savings - A single mom attacks her heating bill
Closing Vents and other ways to reduce the cost of heating
Air Pockets Reduce Heating Bills by Gary Foreman - Air can provide inexpensive insulation
Roofs and Heat Loss - The Natural Handyman - Will a new roof make a difference?
Reduce Your Electric and Heating Bill by Brian Chow - 8 ways to lower your monthly bill
Winter Warmth - Creative ways to stay warm without turning up the thermostat
My Story: Housewarming by Judith Selig - How a single woman keeps a 100 year-old farmhouse warm
Let Your Forced Air Furnace Do Its Work
Home Heating by Gary Foreman
Save $100 This Winter by Gary Foreman
Heat Pumps and Setback Thermostats - Gary Foreman

Home Heating, Fireplaces & Firewood

3 Things You Need to Know About Free Firewood contributed by Donna - How we get the most heat from our fireplace.
Wood Heat for your Home by Debra Karplus, MS, OTR/L- Understanding wood and pellet heaters
Free Firewood by Debra L. Karplus, MS - Five places to find free firewood for your fireplace or woodstove.
Free Fireplace Logs by Connie Vigil Platt - A heat-producing fire could cost you nothing!
Fire Starters - Simple Homemade Fire Starters.
Fireplace Safety Tips - Keeping that warm glow safe for your family.
Firewood Facts by Rich Finzer - What you need to know when buying firewood.
Homemade Fireplace Logs - Could you recycle your old newspapers into needed heat this winter?
Burn Corn to Heat Your Home by Pat Veretto - Should you consider burning corn for heat?
Burning Wood by Pat Veretto - Wood heating is no longer a social statement, it's a practical solution

Home Heating, Furnaces

Summer Furnace Maintenance by Benjamin Roussey - Putting your furnace to bed for the summer
How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter by Benjamin Roussey - DIY furnace prep
Buying a Furnace
Furnace Maintenance by Christine Cristiano - A look at prepaid plans
Replacing a Furnace - A mistake could cost you for years to come
Let Your Forced Air Furnace Do Its Work

Home Heating, Home Winterization

How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter by Benjamin Roussey - DIY furnace prep.
Frugal Ways to Winterize Your Home by Amy Allen Clark - Reduce your winter heating bills
Preparing for Winter - Making the most of your heating dollar
Long-Term Winterizing - When you want to leave your home for more than a few days
Winter Home Shutdown - Safeguarding your home during winter absences
Winterizing an Apartment - What can you do when you don't own the place?

Home Heating, Types of Home Heating

Calculating Space Heater Electric Usage - Knowing how much it costs to run your space heater.
Cheaper Heat - Is electric heat cheaper than gas?
A Coal Stove for Savings by Linda Hull - Lowering your heating bills this winter.
Quartz Infared Heaters
Burning Wood by Pat Veretto - Wood heating is no longer a social statement, it's a practical solution
Gas vs. Electric Heating
Gas vs. Electric Heat - Will an electric space heater reduce her natural gas bill?
Selecting a Space Heater
Choosing a Space Heater
Buying a Furnace
Energy Saving Gas Fireplaces
Buying A Home With Electric Baseboard Heat? - Reader's Recommend

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovation

Additions
Air Conditioners
Bathrooms
Ceilings and Fans
Choosing a Project
Cleaning
Contractors
Exterior
Flooring
Garages
Insulation and Winterization
Kitchens
Laundry Rooms
Limiting Remodeling Costs
Maintenance
Mold and Mildew
Move or Remodel
Other
Painting
Paying for Home Remodeling
Permits and Insurance
Plumbing
Profiting
Safety
Tools
Radiators and Furnaces
Repairs
Roofs
Walls
Water Concerns
Water Heaters
Windows and Doors
Wiring

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Additions

Step wisely when adding a 2nd story to house - You can choose the hard way to add a floor to your home. Or you can pick the harder way.
5 frugal ways to expand your living space - With mortgages underwater, the best option for a growing family is enlarging the living space.
Adding a Room - Getting the job done right (10/28/02)
Play Areas - Creating soft landing spaces (5/13/02)
Do-It-Yourself House (12/18/00)
Building Your Own Log Cabin by Paul and Mary Paxton (1/17/00)
Turning a Garage Into a Playroom - How Readers Did It (12/22/97)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Air Conditioners

Air Conditioners: Buying, Repair and Maintenance
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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Bathrooms

Bathroom Remodeling Tips for Aging in Place - Remodeling a master bath so they can stay in their home.
Get these 5 gorgeous bathrooms on a budget - Here are 5 beautiful master baths -- each from a home that is currently or was recently for sale. And for those planning a bathroom renovation, contractors and designers share tips for saving a few dollars.
Installing Bathroom In-Floor Heat by Benjamin Roussey - In 6 easy steps.
10 Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget by Joyce Smith - It's easier than you think.
Renewing Bathroom Sinks - Making your sink look new again.
Remodel your bathroom on the cheap - You don't need to gut your bathroom. Here are five things you can do for less than $500.
Bathroom Vanity Makeover - A DIY update of your bathroom vanity.
Updating a Bathroom - How can she afford to update a 1960's bath? (3/22/10)
DIY Tub Refinishing - Should they attempt to refinish it themselves or leave it to the experts? (5/11/09)
Cleaning Grout - The former owners of their home did a real number on the grout (10/9/06)
Caulking Acrylic Fixtures (5/29/06)
Preparing to Tile - What needs to be done before tiling above a shower enclosure? (9/19/05)
Replacing a Shower Bottom (5/30/05)
Bathroom Wiring - Safe wiring options (4/18/05)
Caulking Around Toilets - The Natural Handyman - Better to caulk or not? (3/1/04)
Unstable Toilet - The Natural Handyman (10/27/03)
Replacing Shower Pans - Installing custom-made fiberglass shower pans (5/26/03)
Vanity Replacement - The Natural Handyman - Changing size makes for an interesting project (12/30/02)
Sliding Shower Doors - The Natural Handyman - Don't forget your safety (12/16/02)
Countertop Color Changes - Inexpensive ways to change color of laminate countertops (7/29/02)
Bathroom Caulk - The Natural Handyman - What type of caulk is best? (4/30/01)
Crumbling Shower Plaster - The Natural Handyman - What's the best way to repair it? (4/2/01)
Toilet Refill Problems - The Natural Handyman - Trouble getting a complete flush (1/29/01)
Shower Grab Bars - The Natural Handyman - you want to install them properly (1/15/01)
Fixing a Broken Toilet - The Natural Handyman (11/27/00)
Matching Cracked Grout - The Natural Handyman (9/25/00)
Replacing Shower Doors - The Natural Handyman (4/17/00)
Fixing a Dripping Faucet - The Natural Handyman (2/21/00)
Replacing a Shower Stall - The Natural Handyman (12/27/99)
Replacing a Bath Tub - The Natural Handyman (11/29/99)
Mildewed Bathroom Caulk - The Natural Handyman (11/1/99)
Tiling a Shower Stall (9/27/99)
Fixing a Loose Towel Bar - The Natural Handyman (5/17/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance, and Renovations, Before Remodeling

Choosing a Project
Contractors
Limiting Remodeling Costs
Maintenance
Move or Remodel
Paying for Home Remodeling
Permits and Insurance
Profiting
Repairs

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Ceilings and Fans

Ceiling Fan Repair - The Natural Handyman - Replacing a bad switch (1/6/03)
Patching a Ceiling - The Natural Handyman - Does he need to use drywall compound? (5/7/01)
Ceiling Fan Family Feud - The Natural Handyman (10/2/00)
Balancing a Ceiling Fan - The Natural Handyman (12/6/99)
Replacing a Ceiling - The Natural Handyman (7/5/99)
Replastering a Textured Ceiling - The Natural Handyman (5/24/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Choosing a Project

6 worst home remodeling projects for the money - These addition and remodeling projects give you the least bang for the buck.
Winter DIY Home Repair Projects by Gary Foreman - How much could you save by taking on an interior home repair project?
Winter Home Improvement Project Ideas - You're stuck indoors. Why not accomplish something?
Renovating a 30 Year Old Home by Gary Foreman - Your home doesn't have to stay in the past
5 frugal ways to expand your living space - While following these tips isn't likely to make castles out of condos, you'll be surprised at the amount of extra square footage available in your home.
Video - Home Upgrades: Smart Projects vs. Costly Mistakes by Gary Foreman - Interview with Elizabeth Dodson of HomeZada.com
6 best home fixes for the money - These remodeling projects give you the best return when you sell your home.
8 secrets to designing a camera-ready room - That room design on your favorite TV show is cheaper than you think. Here's how to get it.
Managing Home Projects by Debra Karplus - Approach home repairs with a plan in mind.
Top 10 DIY mistakes by home 'handymen' - Would you do a home project without the right tools? Here's that goof and others to avoid.
Have You Discovered the Habitat Re-Store by Lee Doppelt - Habitat for Humanity creates an affordable home improvement center.
Is It a DIY Job? by E. E. Kane - Which jobs can you do? And, which require a pro?
Priortizing Home Repair Projects - Which home repair projects should they tackle first? (3/2/09)

5 Free Home Improvement Projects (1/16/06)
Great Remodeling Ideas (10/17/05)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Cleaning

Cleaning a Rock Fireplace (2/20/06)
Cleaning a Gas Fireplace - The Natural Handyman (8/21/00)
Polishing Marble - The Natural Handyman (6/5/00)
Pressure Washers (5/22/00)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Contractors

9 tips for motivating a home contractor - How do you maintain a good relationship with your contractor? Here's some advice.
Fire your home contractor? Do it carefully - Are you eager to dismiss your contractor? There are wrong and right ways to do it.
5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roofer by Adrienne Z. Milligan - It protects your most expensive asset. Get the job done right.
Hiring for home project? Always get three bids Video - When bringing pros in for a major home project, never take the highest bid.
Getting a Contractor to Finish a Job - What can you do to get the project completed?
6 ways to smooth relationship with a contractor - Stress runs high while you're remodeling your home. Keep things cool with your contractor.
Holding Building Contractors to Their Promises by Susan Solakian - Trying to making your hobby your living (2/9/09)

Crooked Contractor - When they take the money and run (3/6/06)
Recipe for a Successful Remodeling Project - courtesy of the American Homeowners Association (5/10/04)
Looking for Mr. Goodtool - The Natural Handyman - Know who you're letting into your home (11/3/03)
Finding the Right Contractor - Get the work done right without overspending (10/20/03)
Small Remodeling Projects - Finding a reliable handyman (6/16/03)
New Home Upgrades and Warranties - Opportunity or obstacle to savings? (11/25/02)
Do-It-Yourself? by Gary Foreman - Saving money? Or in over your head? (6/17/02)
Paying a Contractor Less by Tom Skinner (5/15/00)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Electricity

Air Conditioners
Radiators and Furnaces
Water Heaters
Wiring

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Exterior

Exterior
Roofs
Windows and Doors

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Exterior

Building a deck: The costs and considerations - You might spend more on that deck than expected, once you factor in permits and taxes.
How to Build a Backyard Firepit - Don't let cooler weather keep you from enjoying your backyard.
Build a Contemporary Outdoor Fireplace by Brooke Bentley - Making your outdoor space standout.
Affordable Fences by Lee Doppelt - Protection and privacy for less.
DIY Backyard Waterfall - Making your yard special.
Do-It-Yourself Brick Walkways - Can a curved brick walkway be a DIY project?
Getting Rid of Yard Waste by Debra Karplus - Chippers, shredders and other ways to dispose of yard waste.
Gutter Cleaning Made Simple by Debra L. Karplus, MS. OTR/L - Safe, efficient gutter cleaning.
Renewing Vinyl Siding - How to make your old vinyl siding look new again.
How to Protect Your Home and Electronics from Lightning - How to avoid lightning damage. (8/16/10)
Insulating a Crawl Space - Crawl spaces need some insulation, too! (3/8/10)
Unwanted Inground Pool - Is there a simple, inexpensive way to be rid of this inground swimming pool? (8/10/09)
Bringing the Indoors to Your Outdoor World (4/23/07)
Concrete Patios and Walkways - A brand new look for less (12/5/05)
Raw Linseed Oil - Could it improve your next home project? (11/7/05)
Peeling Porch Floor Paint - Getting a sharp looking for that will last (9/5/05)
Inexpensive Landscape Borders (10/6/03)
Laying a Flagstone Walkway - courtesy of Lowe's - A durable, maintenance-free choice (9/1/03)
Creating an Outdoor Oasis! by Kathleen Wilson (8/4/03)
Refinishing a Pressure-Treated Deck - The Natural Handyman (6/30/03)
Pressure Treated Wood - The Natural Handyman - Caution required (6/9/03)
Protecting Paint Brushes - The Natural Handyman (11/25/02)
Backyard Greenhouse - Budget do-it-yourself ideas (6/3/02)
Protecting Wicker Furniture - The Natural Handyman - Is there something that will prolong the life of their outdoor furniture? (10/8/01)
Backyard Ponds - An inexpensive sea of tranquility (6/25/01)
Lawn Sheds - A good looking, inexpensive shed (6/4/01)
Crumbling Brick Foundation - The Natural Handyman - Is there a simple solution? (2/12/01)
Repairing a Wooden Deck - The Natural Handyman (11/20/00)
Do-It-Yourself Walkways (7/17/00)
Cutting Patio Blocks - The Natural Handyman (5/29/00)
Cleaning an Asphalt Driveway - The Natural Handyman (5/1/00)
Do-It-Yourself Fences (10/18/99)
Resurfacing Your Driveway - The Natural Handyman (10/11/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Flooring

Removing Scratches from Wood Laminate Flooring
5 Things to Know When You Buy Carpet by Debra Karplus - Getting that luxurious look for less.
Comparing Water and Oil Based Polyurethane Floor Finishes by Benjamin Roussey - Which is best for your floor?
Do-It-Yourself Hardwood Floors - Is installing a hardwood floor a do-it-yourself job?
Painting a Basement Floor - Preparing a basement floor for paint assures a great result. (7/27/09)
Staining Pine Flooring - Preparing pine for stain (12/12/05)
Cutting Sub-Flooring - What's the proper tool for the job? (3/28/05)
Dyeing Carpet - How did your dyed carpet turn out? (11/15/04)
Laying a Ceramic Tile Floor - The Natural Handyman - Preparing the existing floor for tile (8/11/03)
Floor Adhesives - Be careful of chemical reactions (3/31/03)
Subfloor Repair - The Natural Handyman - A problem every homeowner will face (8/12/02)
Tile Repair - The Natural Handyman - Easily and effectively replace a ceramic tile (7/29/02)
Hardwood Floor Refinishing - The Natural Handyman - Must the urethane be removed first? (4/29/02)
Squeaky Floors - The Natural Handyman - Seeking silence underfoot (4/15/02)
Wood Sap - The Natural Handyman - The interior woodwork is exuding sap (11/5/01)
Preparing a Subfloor for Vinyl - The Natural Handyman - Do you need to cover the seams? (10/29/01)
Staining Wood - The Natural Handyman - Do it right to avoid blotches (4/16/01)
Carpet Wrinkles - The Natural Handyman - Does living in a mobile home make it more difficult to remove carpet wrinkles? (1/8/01)
Tiling Over a Subfloor - The Natural Handyman - he's getting different advice on how to do the job (1/1/01)
Installing a Tile Entryway - The Natural Handyman (12/11/00)
Vinyl Flooring Over Concrete - The Natural Handyman (7/17/00)
Installing Vinyl Over Linoleum - The Natural Handyman (4/24/00)
Fixing a Hardwood Floor - The Natural Handyman (3/13/00)
Installing a Sub-Floor - The Natural Handyman (1/17/00)
Moldy Carpet Stains - The Natural Handyman (1/3/00)
Removing and Reusing Ceramic Tile - The Natural Handyman (8/16/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Garages

The Ups and Downs of Installing a New Overhead Garage Door by Debra Karplus
Turning a Garage Into a Family Room - Is it practical to turn your garage into a family room?
Workbench Finishes (4/03/06)
Problematic Garage Door Opener (5/16/05)
Adjusting Garage Doors - The Natural Handyman - When the door doesn't close flat (11/17/03)
Garage Door Openers - The Natural Handyman - What makes them different? (12/10/01)
Removing an Overhead Garage Door by The Natural Handyman (11/16/98)
Turning a Garage Into a Playroom - How Readers Did It (12/22/97)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Insulation and Winterization

How to Insulate Your Attic for Winter by Benjamin Roussey, TDSHomeownersHowTo - Keeping your house warm without raising your heating bill.
Stop Winter Drafts - Tips to Stop Winter Drafts.
Beat Energy Costs: Insulation (3/12/07)
Tool Story - Using a dollar store, prepare for the quickly approaching winter months. (11/20/06)
Winterize for Savings (10/9/06)
Attic Temperature - How hot is too hot? (5/15/06)
Long-Term Winterizing - When you want to leave your home for more than a few days (11/14/05)
Conducting a Home Energy Audit - Improve energy efficiency and lower utility bills (6/6/05)
Plan for Winter's Worst - The Natural Handyman - It's time for smart homeowners to begin to prepare for winter (10/22/01)
Adequate Home Ventilation - The Natural Handyman - Could their home be causing health problems? (9/10/01)
Roofs and Heat Loss - The Natural Handyman - Will a new roof make a difference? (9/3/01)
Insulating a Whole-House Fan - The Natural Handyman - He wants it cooler, but only in the summer (1/22/01)
Draft In the Gameroom - The Natural Handyman (5/8/00)
Winter Condensation Problems - The Natural Handyman (1/10/00)
Insulation and Moisture - The Natural Handyman (9/20/99)
Insulating a Floor - The Natural Handyman (5/10/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Kitchens

The costs and benefits of remodeling a kitchen - A kitchen redo is one of the best investments you can make in your home.
7 Non-Obvious Ways to Save On a Kitchen Remodel by Nikki Thomas - How to reduce remodeling sticker shock!
Get these 5 killer kitchens for less - These luxe kitchens might inspire you to create your own chef's dream.
Common Repairs in the Kitchen courtesy of eReplacementParts.com - Repair, don't replace your appliances.
8 kitchen remodeling projects for under $500 - Every kitchen goes stale after a while. Here are some cheap recipes for freshening it up.
My Story: Remodeling a 1929 Kitchen contributed by Janice - They're doing it themselves on a budget - here's how!
Resurfacing Countertops by Shari Smith - Resurfacing old countertops can save you money.
Advice on Wood Finishes - Looking to preserve and showcase wood cabinets.
Reviving Pressboard Cabinets - Their pressboard kitchen cabinets need some help. (2/22/10)
My Story: Updating Kitchen Cupboards contributed by Sarah - A new kitchen for $230!(5/11/09)
Old and Outdated? Get a New Face (7/23/07)
Updated Kitchen Lighting - What works best in your kitchen? (5/21/07)
Kitchen Remodeling and Your Budget (3/19/07)
My Story: Home Remodeling (10/9/06)
Counter Support (6/12/06)
Updating Tile Counter-Tops (1/2/06)
Butcher Block Tops - What woods are acceptable? (8/8/05)
Updating an 80's Kitchen - When you can't afford to replace the cabinets (3/14/05)
Venting a Range Hood - The Natural Handyman - Should it be vented to the outside? (8/25/03)
Corian Warranty - The Natural Handyman - Know what it states (7/7/03)
Countertop Burns - The Natural Handyman - Possible repair methods (2/18/02)
Rusty Dishwasher Racks - Looking for a cheap fix (1/21/02)
Broken Cabinet Hinges - The Natural Handyman - Is there an easy fix? (12/3/01)
Corian Countertop Repair - The Natural Handyman - Time to call in an expert? (11/26/01)
Stainless Steel Scratches - Readers share ways to remove unsightly scratches (7/23/01)
Cutting a Laminate Countertop - The Natural Handyman - Yes, it is a do-it-yourself kind of job (5/14/01)
Smelly Kitchen Floor - The Natural Handyman - The dishwasher leaked, now they can't get rid of the smell (3/19/01)
Rejuvenate Your Countertops - Some alternatives to make that kitchen look great (1/8/01)
How to Paint Cabinets by Janet West (11/13/00)
Tired Kitchen Cabinets (10/9/00)
Drilling Laminate Countertops - The Natural Handyman (9/18/00)
Remodeling Your Kitchen by Tom Skinner (5/1/00)
Kitchen Flooring (11/22/99)
Unclogging a Disposal - The Natural Handyman (9/6/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Laundry Rooms

Cleaning Dryer Vents - The Natural Handyman - Preventing dryer related fires (1/12/04)
Replacing a Dryer Vent - The Natural Handyman (10/13/03)
Laundry Room Remodel - The Natural Handyman - Space considerations (6/16/03)
Unexpected Danger by Nita Holstine - A clean lint trap could save you money and possibly your home (4/1/02)
Routing a Dryer Vent - The Natural Handyman - How far can it go? (2/5/01)
Installing a Laundry Chute - The Natural Handyman (4/3/00)
Cleaning Dryer Vents - The Natural Handyman (11/22/99)
Dryer Vents - A Reader's Question by Gary Foreman (12/16/96)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Limiting Remodeling Costs

6 tips for the best home remodeling project - Home renovation isn't as easy as it looks on TV. Here's how to avoid overspending.
Hottest remodeling projects and their cost vs. value - The projects that deliver the most value for the money are not what you'd think.
5 simple and affordable luxuries for your home - Making your home a palace doesn't need to cost a king's ransom. Try these easy upgrades.
Using Seconds on Building Projects by Rich Finzer - Building material seconds can save you money.
Wood for Projects by E. E. Kane - You don't need to go to the lumberyard and pay full price. (6/15/09)
Staying on a Remodeling Budget (2/28/05)
My Story: Remodeling for Cheap (7/5/04)
Stretching Your Remodelling Dollar by Cheryl Wright - Make your project look like a million dollars (2/9/04)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Maintenance

Preventative Home Maintenance Tasks for New Homeowners - Reducing the number of expensive repair bills.
Preventive Maintenance for a Wooden Fence
Affordable Chimney Care by Debra Karplus - Don't risk your home to fire.
Video: Saving Money with Home Maintenance by Gary Foreman - Interview with Elizabeth Dodson of Homezada.com
5 Spring Home Maintenance Projects by Melanie Hargrave - A little annual TLC for your home.
Lawn Mower Maintainence by Rich Finzer - How mower maintainence could save you money.
Maintain and Save - Helpful hints to keep appliances running like new (9/12/05)
Maintain Today, Save Tomorrow - 4 critical but often overlooked items (5/9/05)
Home Maintenance Schedules - What you need to know to care for your home (12/27/04)
Furnace Maintenance by Christine Cristiano - A look at prepaid plans (11/3/03)
Time Savers by Betsy Sullivan (10/23/00)
Preventive Home Maintenance - The Natural Handyman (1/18/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Mold and Mildew

Heat, Humidity, and Mold
Black Mold by Gary Foreman - A 55% increase in insurance premiums calls for action (8/12/02)
Exterior Mold - The Natural Handyman - Sometimes finding the right answer depends on asking the right question (11/19/01)
Paints That Prevent Mildew by The Natural Handyman (11/9/98)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Move or Remodel

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Other

The Lowdown On Your Crawl Space - If you have a crawl space, there's some special maintenance you need to perform.
Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Disability Friendly by Debra Karplus
Affordable Driveways by Debra Karplus - Choosing the best driveway for your home and budget.
Finding an Affordable and Safe Handyman by Gary Foreman - When you need help with home repairs.
Repairing a Flaking Mirror - When the edges of your mirror are flaking.
Wood Finish Repair - Tips on repairing wood furniture and wood flooring scratches and watermarks.
Home Improvements Not to Do by Rick Kahler - Before you sign the contract to upgrade your home...
Air Circulation in a Finished Basement - How can they control the dust and air flow? (11/1/10)
Workshop Money Savers by Rich Finzer - Ways to save in your workshop. (9/13/10)

Installing a Sewer Pump - The Natural Handyman (3/22/04)
A Home Office for $55 by Jennifer Hollowell (12/1/03)
Wheelchair Access - Help for special needs remodeling (4/28/03)
Roots Block Sewer Pipe - How can you prevent an annual call to the rooter guy? (10/29/01)
Home Imporvement With Kids by Brenda and Chuck Hyde - Could you be raising the next Bob Vila? (8/27/01)
Becoming a Handyman - The Natural Handyman - Should he turn pro? (6/18/01)
Septic Secrets by Corey K. Tournet (7/17/00)
Linear Feet - The Natural Handyman (3/20/00)
Placing Stairway Handrails - The Natural Handyman (9/13/99)
Picking the Right Pipe Size - The Natural Handyman (7/12/99)
Working With Tackless Strips - The Natural Handyman (3/15/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Painting

Finishing Basement Walls - Making their basement gameroom more enjoyable.
Painting Your Home (3/13/06)
Paint It! (1/23/06)
Displeasing Paint - Newly painted room doesn't turn out the way they expected (6/27/05)
Painting the Inside of a Garage - The Natural Handyman (10/20/03)
Poor Paint Coverage - The Natural Handyman (8/4/03)
Fresh Colors for Your Home - courtesy of Lowe's - Color can affect your mood (3/3/03)
Painting Preparation - The Natural Handyman - Prevent problems (12/9/02)
Painting Tips, Tricks and Tools - It doesn't have to be difficult (1/7/02)
Matching Wood Stain - The Natural Handyman - How can you match 100 year old stain? (1/7/02)
Textured Paint - The Natural Handyman - Time for a repair (12/17/01)
Updating a Mobile Home - Readers share how they improved their mobile homes (10/15/01)
Painting Baby's Room - The Natural Handyman - Odors and volatile organic compounds (7/9/01)
Touching Up White Paint - The Natural Handyman - When white isn't white (6/25/01)
Painting a Counter-Top - The Natural Handyman - Her first attempt didn't work (4/23/01)
Sticky Paint - The Natural Handyman (10/9/00)
Prepping Siding for Paint - The Natural Handyman (7/3/00)
Paint Strippers - The Natural Handyman (6/19/00)
Quality Paint at Bargain Prices (5/1/00)
Repairing Peeling Paint - The Natural Handyman (3/27/00)
Identifying Oil vs. Latex Paint - The Natural Handyman (2/28/00)
Painting Over Contact Paper - The Natural Handyman (11/15/99)
Painting Over Wallpaper - The Natural Handyman (10/25/99)
Painting Water Resistant Wallboard - The Natural Handyman (8/23/99)
Housepainting: A Do-It-Yourself Project? (8/16/99)
Clearing Bathroom Sink Blockages - The Natural Handyman (8/2/99)
Painting Vinyl Shutters - The Natural Handyman (6/28/99)
Painting Assistance by Leah Wynne (5/10/99)
Painting a Laminate Counter Top - The Natural Handyman (5/3/99)
Spray Painting Preparation - The Natural Handyman (2/8/99)
A Little Painting Help, Please (11/23/98)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Paying for Home Remodeling

6 factors you should know about unsecured home improvement loans - If you're weighing an unsecured loan to spruce up your home, ponder these points.
Should I Use a HELOC for Home Remodeling and Repairs? by Paige Estigarribia - What's your best financing option?
5 reasons you should get a personal loan for home improvements - See 5 reasons why a personal loan beats a home equity loan or line of credit.
Basics of financing a home improvement project - It's fun to fantasize about a home project, but how will you pay for it?
9 ways to pay for home improvements - It's fun to imagine how you'll use a new space in your home, but how will you pay for it?
Best way to finance home improvements? - Here's how to review your borrowing options when your home needs a serious facelift.
Budgeting for Home Remodeling by Steve Rhode - We ask a builder for advice.
My Story: Affording the House You Want by Betty Ann - It took awhile but they finally got their dream home (1/29/01)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Permits and Insurance

Do we need permit for short concrete walk? - Even minor projects generate red tape in some cities. You'd better check it out.
Pull the necessary permits when remodeling - Your remodeling project might require a building permit. It's worth the cost and drudgery.

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Home, Plumbing

Kitchens
Other
Pipes
Septic Systems
Showers
Toilets
Water Heaters

Home: Plumbing, Kitchens

Rusty Dishwasher Racks - Looking for a cheap fix (1/21/02)
Stainless Steel Scratches - Readers share ways to remove unsightly scratches (7/23/01)
Unclogging a Disposal - The Natural Handyman (9/6/99)
Clearing a Sink Drain (2/15/99)
Potato Peels Got Us All Plugged Up (5/25/98)

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Home: Plumbing, Other

What Is That Odor? by John Moon - How to avoid a plumbers house call.
Fix a Leaking Faucet - And save some green at the same time. (3/30/09)
Looking for Mr. Goodtool - The Natural Handyman - Know who you're letting into your home (11/3/03)
Vanity Replacement - The Natural Handyman - Using a different sized vanity creates some challenges (12/30/02)
Bathroom Caulk - The Natural Handyman - Which caulk is best? (4/30/01)
Mineral Deposits - The Natural Handyman - What's causing the deposits in their water? (2/26/01)
Fixing a Dripping Faucet - The Natural Handyman (2/21/00)
Gritty Well Water - The Natural Handyman (12/20/99)

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Home: Plumbing, Pipes

Roots Block Sewer Pipe - How can you prevent an annual call to the rooter guy? (10/29/01)
Leaky PVC Pipes - The Natural Handyman (6/12/00)
Preventing Blocked Sewers (6/5/00)
Picking the Right Pipe Size - The Natural Handyman (7/12/99)
Screeching Pipes (5/25/98)
Leaky Pipes (4/6/98)

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Home: Plumbing, Septic System

Installing a Sewer Pump - The Natural Handyman (3/22/04)
Septic Secrets by Corey K. Tournet (7/17/00)
Mysterious Plug-Up (4/20/98)

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Home: Plumbing, Showers

Replacing a Shower Bottom (5/30/05)
Replacing Shower Pans - The Natural Handyman (5/26/03)
Sliding Shower Doors - The Natural Handyman - Don't forget your safety (12/16/02)
Shower Grab Bars - The Natural Handyman - you want to install them properly (1/15/01)
Replacing a Shower Stall - The Natural Handyman (12/27/99)

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Home: Plumbing, Toilets

Low-Flush Toilets - Finding a 'one-flush' model (3/28/05)
Caulking Around Toilets - The Natural Handyman - Better to caulk or not? (3/1/04)
Unstable Toilet - The Natural Handyman (10/27/03)
Toilet Woes - The Natural Handyman - replacing an inlet valve (7/21/03)
Insulated Toilet Tanks and Bleach - The Natural Handyman (5/12/03)
A Wobbly Toilet - The Natural Handyman - No place for a rocking chair! (5/13/02)
An Impossibly Stained Toilet - The Natural Handyman - She's tried everything short of dynamite! (2/25/02)
Disappearing Toilet Water - The Natural Handyman - Where can it be going? (1/14/02)
Upflush Toilet System - The Natural Handyman - Why is his pump running so much? (3/26/01)
A Running Toilet Tank - The Natural Handyman - He's already replaced everything he can think of! (2/19/01)
Toilet Refill Problems - The Natural Handyman - Trouble getting a complete flush (1/29/01)
Fixing a Broken Toilet - The Natural Handyman (11/27/00)
Sweaty Toilet Tank - The Natural Handyman (8/14/00)
Water Closet Wiggles and Wails (5/4/98)
The Thinking Man's Toilet (4/20/98)
Toilet Flanges (4/6/98)

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Home: Plumbing, Water Heaters

Water Heater Woes - This family of 5 keeps running out of hot water (4/03/06)
Tankless Water Heater - Is one right for your home? (12/12/05)
Installing a Water Heater Timer - The Natural Handyman (10/6/03)
Do-It-Yourself? by Gary Foreman - Saving money? Or in over your head? (6/17/02)
Hot Water Scalding - The Natural Handyman (12/4/00)
Sometimes Cold Shower - The Natural Handyman (8/28/00)
Tesing a Hot Water Heater - The Natural Handyman (6/26/00)
Water Heater Pilot Lights - The Natural Handyman (2/14/00)
Water Heater Leaks - The Natural Handyman (12/13/99)
When to Replace a Water Heater - The Natural Handyman (2/1/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Profiting

Saving on Pool Expenses - Maximize savings with a little common sense and basic maintenance (5/7/07)
My Story: Renovation for Profit - A valuable means of making money (5/9/05)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Rooms

Additions
Bathrooms
Garages
Kitchens
Laundry Rooms

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Tools

Is the Cheapest The Most Frugal? by Rich Finzer - A comparison of cordless tools.
Killing Your Small Engine by Rich Finzer - Don't let your gas powered home lawn and garden equipment die a premature death. (9/27/10)
Extend the Life of Your Tools - Keeping your tools rust-free and in good condition may be easier than you think. (11/16/09)
How to Buy Hand Tools (8/20/07)
Drilling Holes in Pottery - The Natural Handyman (5/15/00)
Compound Miter Saws - The Natural Handyman (1/31/00)
Selecting an Air Compressor - The Natural Handyman (10/18/99)
Removing a Screw with a 'Stripped' Head - The Natural Handyman (9/27/99)
Naming WD-40 & The Ball Peen Hammer - The Natural Handyman (2/15/99)
Buying Power Tools (10/25/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Radiators and Furnaces

Summer Furnace Maintenance by Benjamin Roussey - Putting your furnace to bed for the summer.
Heating a Steam Radiator - The Natural Handyman - Do it wrong and your hard work will peel away (11/12/01)
Replacing a Furnace - A mistake could cost you for years to come (3/5/01)
Stinky Radiator Paint - The Natural Handyman (11/6/00)
Painting Heating Radiators - The Natural Handyman (1/4/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Repairs

Need Help? Call a Semi-Pro by Lynn Bulmahn - Lowering the cost of many projects.
6 house repairs not to neglect - Take on these minor home maintenance jobs before they become a major expense.
Finding an Affordable, Safe Handyman - An elderly reader needs some help around the house.
Essential Fall Home Repairs by Forest Parks - Preparing your home for the winter heating months ahead. (10/11/10)
A Crash Course in Self-sufficiency by Shaunna Privratsky - Should she hire someone? Or try to fix it herself? (6/21/10)
Keeping Household Repairs under Control by Helen Laack - (3/10/08)
Home Repairs - Keeping repairs affordable (11/21/05)
Refinishing Furniture With Linseed Oil (9/5/05)
Home Needs Repairs - What to do when there's no money left for repairs (7/11/05)
Replacing Access Stairway Springs (3/14/05)
Can't Afford Housing Repairs - What to do when you run out of money mid-project (11/1/04)
Leather Upholstery Repair (11/10/03)
Removing Squeaks - A variety of ways to silence the squeaks (5/27/02)
Treating Termites - Is a professional necessary? (9/3/01)
Repairing a Chiminea - The Natural Handyman - A difficult repair (7/2/01)
Repairing Nail 'Pops' - The Natural Handyman - The right repair will keep them from reappearing (3/12/01)
Fixing Your Own Appliances courtesy of RepairClinic.com - You can do more than you think (2/26/01)
Fix It Myself? by Gary Foreman (7/10/00)
Do It Yourself? by Donna A. (4/3/00)
Repairing Plaster Over Lathe - The Natural Handyman (6/14/99)
Brick Home Mortar Repair - The Natural Handyman (3/1/99)
See One, Do One, Teach One by Jan Broad (2/8/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Roofs

Installing a New Roof by Debra Karplus - DIY? Or hire a pro?
Inspecting Your Roof for Winter Damage by Benjamin Roussey - Lengthen the life of your roof and prevent costly repairs.
Ice Dams - Using Calcium Chloride to save your roof (2/6/06)
Roofs and Leak Protection - The Natural Handyman - The protective quality of tar paper (7/8/02)
Roofs and Heat Loss - The Natural Handyman - Will a new roof make a difference? (9/3/01)
After a Roof Leak - The Natural Handyman - Step-by-step instructions for repairing the damage (8/27/01)
Replacing Your Roof - The Natural Handyman (3/29/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Walls

Is Hanging Wallpaper a DIY Job? - Can the average do-it-yourselfer hang wallpaper?
Paneling - The Natural Handyman - Attaching paneling to a plastered wall (7/28/03)
Replacing a Telephone Jack - The Natural Handyman - Easier than you might think (3/17/03)
My Story: Drywall Dilemma by Sheryl S. - It's not too tough to do it yourself (8/26/02)
Mirror Makeover - The Natural Handyman - Adhering a mirror to a mirror (8/5/02)
Holey Walls - The Natural Handyman - Holes should be quickly covered (5/6/02)
Brightening a Stone Wall - The Natural Handyman - It's too dark for her taste (5/21/01)
Load Bearing Walls - The Natural Handyman (10/23/00)
Repairing Wall Dents - The Natural Handyman (8/7/00)
Those Stains on the Basement Walls - The Natural Handyman (7/24/00)
A 'Finished' Basement (2/14/00)
Making Cheap Shelving More Attractive (12/27/99)
Removing Painted-Over Wallpaper - The Natural Handyman (8/9/99)
Repairing a Mouse Hole - The Natural Handyman (7/26/99)
Hanging a Mirror - The Natural Handyman (6/14/99)
Repairing Drywall Tape Cracks - The Natural Handyman (4/26/99)
Anchoring in Masonry Walls - The Natural Handyman (4/19/99)
Hanging Things from Plaster Walls - The Natural Handyman (3/8/99)
Little Welts on the Walls - The Natural Handyman (2/22/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Water Concerns

Affordable Ways to Keep Your Basement Dry by Debra Karplus
How to Seal Your Basement From Outside Moisture by Benjamin roussey - Eliminating a damp basement
My Story: DIY Basement Leak Prevention contributed by Tracy - Simple things you can do to keep your basement dry.
Cleaning up after a basement flood - Superstorm Sandy left myriad basements filled with water. Keep warm and avoid mold with these tips.
DIY Water Feature by Kathy Woodard - How to design a DIY water feature for your home.
Crawl Space Moisture - Will electric fans provide a solution? (6/13/05)
Underground Water Leaks - The Natural Handyman - Searching for the right sealing compound (5/20/02)
Leaking PVC Pipes - The Natural Handyman (6/12/00)
Gritty Well Water - The Natural Handyman (12/20/99)
Frugal Water Softeners (12/21/98)
Help! There's Water in My Crawlspace (12/21/98)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Water Heaters

Water Heater Woes - This family of 5 keeps running out of hot water (4/03/06)
Tankless Water Heaters - Is one right for your home? (12/12/05)
Installing a Water Heater Timer - The Natural Handyman (10/6/03)
Sometimes Cold Shower - The Natural Handyman (8/28/00)
Testing a Hot Water Heater - The Natural Handyman (6/26/00)
Water Heater Leaks - The Natural Handyman (12/13/99)
When to Replace a Water Heater - The Natural Handyman (2/1/99)
Tankless Water Heaters by The Natural Handyman (11/23/98)
Troubleshooting Your Hot Water Heater by The Natural Handyman (9/7/98)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Windows and Doors

Repair Ripped Window and Door Screens by Benjamin Roussey - DIY and save!
Selecting a Door for Home Security by Jenny Kenyon - Choosing the right door can make your home more secure.
Insulating Sliding Glass Doors - How to insulate a sliding glass door.
Sticking Doors (5/1/06)
Window Counterweights (4/17/06)
Bifold Door Knob Pulls - Properly placing the pull (5/2/05)
Do-It-Yourself Screen Repair (4/11/05)
Window Glazing Compounds - The Natural Handyman (4/19/04)
Replacing Door Weatherstripping - The Natural Handyman (4/5/04)
Repairing Window Shutters - The Natural Handyman - Making them as good as new! (12/15/03)
Burglar Proof Doors - Home security doesn't have to empty your wallet (11/24/03)
Cleaning Aluminum Screen Doors (9/8/03)
Replacement Parts for Windows - The Natural Handyman - Yes, you can find what you need (12/2/02)
Buying Replacement Windows - Single-pane, double-pane, insulated? What's best for your money? (11/18/02)
Inexpensive Screen Repair - What to do when your toddlers keep pushing them in (7/22/02)
Window Replacement - The Natural Handyman - Selecting the appropriate replacement (7/22/02)
Adjusting Sliding Doors - The Natural Handyman - What's causing them to jump the track? (4/22/02)
A Left-Handed Door? - The Natural Handyman - How can you tell? (6/4/01)
Rollout Window Repair - The Natural Handyman (10/30/00)
Fixing a Threshold - The Natural Handyman (10/16/00)
Buying Replacement Windows - The Natural Handyman (3/6/00)
Leveling a Rolling Door - The Natural Handyman (2/7/00)
Installing Bi-Fold Closet Doors - The Natural Handyman (8/30/99)
Replacing a Door Jamb - The Natural Handyman (6/7/99)
Aligning New Doors - The Natural Handyman (5/31/99)
Installing Clothes Dryer Vents - The Natural Handyman (3/22/99)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Wiring

Rewiring an Old House by Debra Karplus - Can your old home keep up with all the new electricity demands?
Dimming Fluorescent Fixtures (3/20/06)
Bathroom Wiring - Safe wiring options (4/18/05)
Exploding Light Bulbs - What causes their spectacular light show? (2/21/05)
Wiring a 3-Way Switch - The Natural Handyman - You need to know what goes where (3/4/02)
Too Much Maintainence? Should We Be Renters? (8/30/99)
Flickering Fluorescent Fixture by The Natural Handyman (11/30/98)
Wiring a Florescent Fixture by The Natural Handyman (9/28/98)

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Homeschooling

Home Learning Activities - Keep your children thinking and happy. (10/16/06)
Inexpensive Math Manipulatives - Save money with these creative alternatives (9/6/04)
The $30 Homeschool by Krista Schmidt (9/8/03)
Reducing the Cost of Office Supplies by Naomi Knudsen (8/25/03)
Your Library by Catherine Levison - A gold mine for parents (12/30/02)
Inexpensive Educational Resources by Catherine Levison - You don't need to homeschool to benefit from this idea (10/21/02)
Simple Family Field Trips by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Education wrapped in great fun! (9/3/01)
Homeschooling with Frugal Unit Studies by Nannette Gilbert (7/26/99)

Home Security

Video: The 2-Minute Dollar Stretcher: Protecting Your Home While on Vacation by Gary Foreman - Don't tip off the burglars that you are away.
Choose cheap security over an alarm system? - You might save hundreds of dollars a year with less expensive security substitutes.
6 Ways to Protect Your Home While You're Away by Paige Estigarribia - Frugal ways to keep your home safe.
Cheap Home Security by Pam Hutzler - Protecting your possessions for less.
Affordable Safety Improvements for Your Home by Lee Doppelt - Safety for the elderly and everyone!
Video: Crime Detection Vs. Prevention by Gary Foreman - Interview with Alan Young, CEO of ArmorConcepts.com.
Preventing Home Burglaries by Gary Foreman - What you can do to protect your home and property.
Low Cost Home Security Tactics by Elli Bishop - Making your home safer for less.
The Frugally Safe Home by Veronica Bowman - Don't cut safety short when reducing expenses.
Should You Be Alarmed? by Lee Doppelt - Could a home security system be right for you?
Cutting Back on Tree Trimming Costs by Debra L. Karplus, MS - Protect your home and trees with preventive maintenance.
Protect Your Home From Crime - 12 ways to make your home safer. (1/19/09)
Practical and Frugal Home Security by Jeffrey U. Moats - There are a number of steps that a homeowner
My Story: Small Safeguards - Inexpensive ways to protect your home (5/26/03)
Protecting Grandma's Safety - She's home alone. What's the best way to make sure she's safe? (9/30/02)
Alone and Afraid - A single mom wants to prevent home intruders (4/2/01)

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Houses: Buying & Selling (and other home issues)

Appraisals and Inspections
Auctions and Foreclosures
Building
Buying
Closing
Down Payment
Financing
Housing Market
How Much House
Investing
Moving
Real Estate Agents
Refinancing
Remodeling
Rental Property
Saving for a House
Selling
Sharing a House
Should You Buy
Taxes
Warranties and Insurance

Houses: Buying and Selling, Appraisals and Inspections

How much does a home appraisal cost? It depends on several factors - Buyers and sellers can benefit from an accurate appraisal. Here's how it works.
5 mistakes buyers and sellers make with home inspections - Avoid these common blunders when a home inspector is examining a house.
6 things the home inspector is looking for - See why it's important to accompany the inspector and ask questions.
Home buying? When to get a home inspection and an insurance policy - Here's how to hire a home inspector and when to shop for a homeowners policy.
What's a home appraisal for and when do I get it? - When the appraiser gives a report to the bank, it's not the end of the homebuying process.
Should I Get a Home Inspection? by Debra Karplus - There are times that call for a professional inspection.
How to Challenge a Low Home Appraisal by Michele Lerner - Don't let a low appraisal derail your home transaction.

Get an Inspection by Cindy Snyder - Selling your house? Get it inspected! (4/2/01)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Auctions and Foreclosures

5 tips for buying a foreclosed home - Here are the steps involved in buying a foreclosure or short sale.
5 common errors when buying a short-sale house - Watch out for these mistakes when buying a home in a short sale.
Can you get your house back after foreclosure? - Sometimes you can buy back your foreclosed-upon house. But it's complicated.

Foreclosures In today's real estate market, is it better to buy a foreclosure or to rent? (6/9/08)
Finding and Buying Foreclosures (10/15/07)
Insider Report: Purchasing a Foreclosed House - Do your homework to avoid nightmares (3/31/03)
Buying Property at Tax Auctions - Readers share their experience and resources (1/28/02)
Buying Foreclosed Real Estate (6/19/00)
Are Foreclosures a Good Deal? (11/9/98)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Before Buying

Houses, Housing Market
Houses, How Much House
Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Should You Buy

Houses: Buying and Selling, Building

What it costs to build your own home - Building a home is a dream, but you need to keep a firm grip on your budget.
Home construction loans and how they work - Getting a loan to build your house is a complex process. Here's how to do it.
Options to finance construction of a new home - If you are looking to finance a new home, look at these options for building.
Do-It-Yourself House (12/18/00)
Building Your Own Log Cabin by Paul and Mary Paxton (1/17/00)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Buying

Houses, Appraisals and Inspections
Houses, Auctions and Foreclosures
Houses, Building
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Financing
Houses, Real Estate Agents

Houses: Buying and Selling, Buying

What to look for when buying a house - When buying a home, weigh these key elements in setting the loan rate and amount.
Buying a home? Here's how to do it right - Follow these tips during the purchase process and you could save thousands.
7 steps to make the homebuying process easier - Buying a house can be confusing. Here's what to know about the homebuying process.
Should You Buy In a Neighborhood With a Homeowner's Association? by Debra Karplus - It depends on what you're looking for in that new home.
The Economics of Buying a Home by Debra Karplus - Some things to consider before you hit that first 'open house'
6 things to do before you buy a home - You've decided to buy. Congrats! Now it's time to get your financial house in order.
How to investigate a condo complex before you buy - Ask for a lot of information upfront to learn about a condo community's solvency.
Can you trust the photos in an online house listing? - Be warned: That showplace you see in the ad might be shabby up close.
4 factors homebuyers should not overlook - When you've got your eye on a house for sale, look beyond the obvious.
7 questions to ask before buying a home - Before you make an offer on a house, make sure you get the answers to these questions.
4 things every homebuyer should know about termites - Sometimes wood-chomping insects cause only a little harm. Sometimes it's Termageddon.
8 Things to Do Before You Shop for a Rent to Own Home by Anna Cruz - This could be your entry into homeownership.
Buying a Lease/Option Home by Gary Foreman - A good way to buy with no down payment?
7 Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know by Michele Lerner - Protecting your investment.
Before You Buy a Home by Shaunna Privratsky - 12 questions to ask before you make an offer. (3/23/09)

Buying Rural Property - What's the catch? (11/19/01)
How I Stopped Paying Rent by Hong Lee (12/11/00)
Worry Free Home Buying by Nikki Willhite (7/17/00)
First Time Buyers: Home or Duplex? (10/26/98)
Avoid Costly Homebuying Mistakes: Regulatory Surprises by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (5/4/98)
Buying a Home With Electric Baseboard Heat? - Reader's Recommendations (12/15/97)
Home Buyers How-To: First Time Buyer Worries by Bob Hendrickson, REALTOR (10/20/97)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Closing

5 tips to avoid a delay in your home closing - Want to close the purchase (or sale) of your home on time? Follow these guidelines.
What homebuyers can expect at the closing table - Don't close on your lunch break, and other tips to minimize frustrating glitches.
Mortgage Closing Costs You Shouldn't Pay by Don Petrasek (8/28/00)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Down Payment

Millennials: Here's how to save for a home down payment - The down payment is the major obstacle for millennial homebuyers. It doesn't have to be.
5 mortgages that require little or no money down - Homebuyers can find mortgages that require a low-down payment or even no down payment.
What you need to know about a down payment on a home - A down payment is money you pay to the home's seller. Here's what else you need to know.
Funding a house down payment with an IRA, tax-free - You can withdraw money from an IRA to buy a house. But watch out for the tax bite.
No Down Payment - Buying a home with little or no money down (7/5/04)
No Money Down by Gary Foreman - Can you really buy a house with no money and get rich, too? (7/2/01)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Financing

Options for buying a new home despite bad credit? - A judgment can mean seven years of bad luck for credit. Will it prevent a home purchase?
How to get a home after a foreclosure - With patience, you can get a home loan after foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy.
Good credit score of past not so good now - In the new lending environment, a good credit score is not good enough for today's homebuyers. (1/18/10)
5 tips for financing investment property - Money is still tight, but certain methods may get lenders to loosen their purse strings. (12/11/09)
Mortgage vs 401k Loan - What's the best way to finance our home? (9/15/08)
First Time Mortgage (11/27/00)
15 vs. 30 Year Mortgage (10/18/99)
Re-Establishing Credit to Buy a Home (7/12/99)
Shopping for a Home Mortgage by Ginita Wall (5/3/99)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Housing Market

These 5 report cards say a lot about what your home is worth - How does your home stack up for insurance claims, walkability, school quality and more?
How to Sell Used Furniture by Gary Foreman - Could your old furniture be valuable?
11 Creative Housing Solutions by Gary Foreman - How to keep a roof over your head.

Buying in a Buyer’s Market by Jean Knight Pace - Now could be the perfect time to shop for a home.(4/20/09)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, How Much House?

The Art of Downsizing by Gary Foreman - Negotiating an important move successfully.
5 Reasons to Consider Living In a Tiny House by Dr. Arnaud Prevot - Could you really be happy in 200 square feet?.
Should you stretch your budget to buy a home? - When the economy is putting on a big hurt, let someone assume your lease and save money.
How much house can you afford to purchase? - How much house can you afford? Check out the debt-to-income ratio, a fuzzy concept worth fully grasping.
Your Dream Home by Amy White - How not to become “house poor”.
RV Living - Is RV living a good option to cut costs? (11/16/09)
Make the Best of What you Have by Monica Resinger - Making your current house the house of your dreams (1/14/08)
Your House: Is Bigger Really Better? (7/30/07)
Small House, Happy Home - A smaller house meant a happier lifestyle (12/19/05)
Right-Sizing Your Home Purchase (4/25/05)
Affording a First Home by Gary Foreman - What to you need to get and keep your first home? (11/24/03)
Before You Buy a Home by Gary Foreman - Get your financial house in order first (1/27/03)
How Much House? by Gary Foreman - A home that you can love and afford at the same time (10/21/02)
Cheaper Places - How would you find a place with a lower cost of living? (12/3/01)
Supersize That House, Please - The Natural Handyman - Are you being pushed into a 'too big' home? (5/28/01)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Investing

My Story: Renovation for Profit (5/9/05)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Other

What is a modular home? - These homes have several benefits and disadvantages that buyers should consider first.
4 keys to selling your house while you buy another - Here's what you need to know to finesse a home sale and a purchase -- simultaneously.
4 questions about a lease--to-buy option on a home - Don't enter into this kind of contract without getting some answers.
Should you sell a home, then buy another, or try to do both at the same time? - Should you buy a new home after selling the old one, or can you do them simultaneously?
What Empty Nesters Can Do With Their Homes by Gary Foreman - What to do with all that space.
Home Owners Associations by Brian Jenkins - The pros and cons of having an HOA.
Negotiating Price on a House or Apartment by Patricia Wright - 12 ways to negotiate the best price.
The pros and cons of homeowners associations - Is your dog too heavy? You won't like a homeowners association, but your neighbor will.
A Non-Traditional Roof Over Your Head by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Taking a different look at your housing situation.
Cheaper Storage - Inexpensive alternatives for stashing household goods (4/29/02)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Owning


Houses, Equity
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
Houses, Taxes
Houses, Warranties and Insurance

Houses: Buying and Selling, Moving

How One Woman Moved From a 3-Story Home for $452 by Debra L. Karplus - A little comparison shopping, a little DIY.
Minimize Moving Costs by Shaunna Privratsky - Local or long distance, you could spend or save a lot!
Advice and Tips for a Cross Country Move - They're retiring to Arizona. How can they keep the cost of the move down?
7 ways to save on moving costs - Whether heading across country or down the street, you can save by following these tips.
5 things you should do when you move into a home - Follow these suggestions if you want to enjoy the first days in your new home.
Could LTL Moving Save You Thousands? by Chan Plett - New 'less than load' method could mean big savings!
Hidden costs of moving to a new home - Want to relocate to another town? You might not have thought of these expenses.
Don't get ripped off by movers - Follow these tips to select a mover who won't steer you (or your goods) wrong.
Would you use a senior move manager? - Doing triage in deciding what stays and what goes will become a more immediate need once your house sells and you know the floor plan of your new home.
5 frugal ways to make moving easier - Here are five tips to simplify and cut the costs -- and the stress -- during your next move.
Preparing to Move to a Smaller House - What should they do with all the accumulated stuff?
5 tips to make your move less stressful - Distressed over a change of address? We'll help you hate your move a little bit less.
5 moves to cut moving van costs - Don't let the cost of a moving van box you in. Follow these tips to load up on savings.
Save on a Long-Distance Move - What can you do to remove the cost of a long-distance move?
When Move You Must, Affordable Movers You can Trust by Shaunna Privratsky - Making your move smooth and affordable. (6/29/09)
Moving Without Income (11/13/06)
My Story: Moving Made Easy (11/28/05)
How Much Is Your Move Costing You? by Marianne Guillian - It could be cheaper to leave it behind (5/3/04)
Moving On a Dime by Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam (4/19/04)
Do-It-Yourself Move _ Resources for an easy, less expensive move (3/1/04)
Tips and Tricks for an Organized Move by Maria Gracia - Make it easy on yourself (9/23/02)
Do-It-Yourself Moving Tips (1/17/00)
Moving for Less (5/10/99)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Real Estate Agents

Understanding real estate agent commissions - Agents are paid a commission for helping to buy or sell a home. How is it figured?
7 tips for picking a great real estate agent - Find the agent who will get you the best deal, whether you're buying or selling.
6 things real estate agents wish you knew - Do you really want a prospective homebuyer to see your underwear on the floor?
Whom does a real estate agent really represent? - Should you blab to a real estate salesman? Not until you learn this about agency law.
7 tips for picking a real estate agent - When buying or selling your home, these steps will help you find a great real estate agent.
Pros and cons of hiring a part-time real estate agent - When hiring a real estate agent to sell your house, why not consider part-timers?
How to assess your next real estate agent online - Start with Google, but go beyond it when you use online tools to pick a real estate agent.
Using a Buyer's Agent - Is it worth it? (4/14/03)
For Sale by Owner by Gary Foreman - Should you try to sell your own home? (3/19/01)
For Sale by Owner - Reader's Experiences (4/27/98)

Houses: Buying and Selling, Refinancing

How can I avoid these scary closing costs? - Before you rule out a refinance over the expense, consider the monthly and long-term savings.
Pros and cons of cash-out refinance - When used responsibly, a cash-out refinance provides benefits that other types of loans do not. (12/28/09)
Single Parent Homeowner by Gary Foreman - Can she find lower rates to stay in her home? (9/10/01)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Remodeling

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Rental Property

10 things to weigh before buying income property - Rentals can be a smart investment. See if you've got the stuff to be a landlord.
Clever Ways to Reduce Your Rent by Mark Heidelberger - Maybe you don't have to pay market rates!
Before You Sign a Lease by Ryan Vance - A question or two now could avoid trouble later.
The rent is too high. Can you talk it down? - Rents are skyrocketing. How can you get your landlord to keep your rent earthbound?
How to raise the rent but keep your tenant - It takes finesse to keep a good tenant while raising the rent.
Do you have what it takes to become a landlord? - If calls from tenants in the wee hours deter you from being a landlord, you have options.
Owning a duplex can be frugal and lucrative - Duplexes are attractive investments because a unit can be rented out, bringing in cash.
As you age, keep your home by renting it? - One way to afford your home in retirement is to make it a part-time vacation rental.
Do I Have Enough for My First Apartment? by Gary Foreman - She wants to make sure she's ready to move out.
Becoming a Landlord by Rick Kahler - Before you make the leap.
Renting an apartment? Use this checklist - Before renting an apartment, go through all the questions on this room-by-room checklist.
Renters beware: What to look for before renting - Don't be afraid to ask the landlord questions before renting an apartment.
The Lying Landlord - What can you do when your landlord lies on giving a referral. (11/08/10)
Renting Your House 101 by Jean Knight Pace - If you can't sell, perhaps you can rent. (8/16/10)
First Apartment - Tips and hints for your first home (9/18/06)
How Much Apartment? - What will fit into his budget? (4/10/06)
Owning a Duplex - Living with tenants next door (9/1/03)
The Search for an Inexpensive Apartment - Finding safe, affordable housing (9/9/02)
Emergency Housing - What to do when you don't have first, last and security (7/22/02)
How I Stopped Paying Rent by Hong Lee (12/11/00)
Renting to Buy Your Home (2/28/00)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Saving for a House

Downsizing: Finding cash to finance new home - To avoid a move to temporary quarters, you need to raise some cash. Here's how.
4 to-do's for millennials who want to own a home - If you're in your 20s to early 30s and really want to own a home, here's what to do.
My Story: Affording the House You Want by Betty Ann - It took awhile but they finally got their dream home (1/29/01)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Selling

Selling a house? Know what costs to expect - Selling a house can be costly. Find out the fees and expenses you might incur.
Getting Ready to Sell Your Home by Debra Karplus - Before you put the 'for sale' sign in the yard or look for a realtor.
How to get the most from selling a home 'as is' - When you're selling a property without repairs, you still have some prep work to do.
7 ways to know whether to remodel your home or sell it - If you can't decide whether to love it or list it, ask yourself these questions.
When's the best time of year to sell a house? - There are better months to sell your home. You'll be surprised which time is perfect.
Avoiding Realtor Fees on a For Sale By Owner by Kelli Clevenger - Don't let unexpected fees bite you!
5 real estate photography tips to get your home sold - Making a house shine online starts with good photography. Here's how to get it.
Expert Interview: Preparing Your Home for Sale by Gary Foreman - The difference between chasing potential buyers away and having multiple offers.
Expert Interview: Staging Your Home for Sale by Gary Foreman - A professional home stager shares how to make your home look like the ones on TV!
The benefits of selling your home for cash - There are a wealth of advantages in finding a cash buyer for your home.
5 easy and dirt-cheap home staging ideas - Use these DIY tips to boost your home's sales appeal at little or no cost.
6 to-do's before listing your house for sale - You'll clean your home before listing it, right? But what about these other must-do's?
DIY Home Sale Options by Victoria Cayce - Understanding the options available for the DIY home seller.
A home seller's guide to homebuyers' mortgages - Selling your home? You might prefer some types of buyer financing over others.
Million-dollar home-selling techniques to move your humble dwelling fast - Call it trickle-down home economics: selling your house as if it were a mansion.
6 things home sellers do that annoy buyers - How do home sellers annoy potential buyers? We look at 6 things buyers find vexing.
7 tips for the first-time home seller - To appeal to today's homebuyers, price your home right. That's just the beginning.
Tax Consequences of Selling Your Home In Your 50s or 60s by Gary Foreman - When empty nester taxpayers sell the homestead.
How to reply to lowball offers on your home - It pays to play hard-to-get when your home stands in the way of a condo development.
How to sell a house that is not up to code - Half of the 900-square-foot house is an unpermitted addition. How does she sell it?
4 smart ways to get your for-sale-by-owner noticed - If you want to sell your home without a broker, how you market your property is everything.
Spring Cleaning for Homesellers by Lynn Bulmahn - How spring cleaning can help sell your home.
7 questions home sellers should ask agents - You're not that seller who asks only about the agent's commission, are you?
10 things that turn off prospective homebuyers - Is there something about your house that repulses would-be buyers?
5 tips to sell a home before buying another - When you find a buyer for your home, consider these things before buying your next one.
7 home seller to-do's before calling an agent - Settle feuds with neighbors, and resolve these other issues, before calling agents.
Do It Yourself Home Staging by Joanne Guidoccio - How to stage your home for a quick and profitable sale.
Selling Your Home Online by Shaunna Privratsky - Why and how to list your real estate online.
15 Mistakes to Avoid when Selling Your Home by Shaunna Privratsky - Get top dollar for your house, even in a buyers' market. (2/2/09)
Sell Your House by Gail Enochs - Easy and inexpensive tricks to make your home look better fast! (5/5/08)
Selling Your Home (4/16/07)
Selling an Undesirable Home (8/21/06)
My Story: Prepaing Your Home for Sale (10/10/05)
Preparing Your Home for Sale - What can you do to get a better price? (5/30/05)
Get the Most for Your Home - You could add $5 to 10,000 to the value of your home! (6/28/04)
Selling Your Home by Yolanda Kennedy - Is an agent necessary? (1/20/03)
Temporary Downsizing? by Gary Foreman - Should we sell our home? (12/2/02)
Selling a Mobile Home - A service family wants to sell their mobile home (3/18/02)
Getting the Most for Your House by Gary Foreman (4/29/96)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Sharing a House

7 money lessons from celeb roommates - It's not always easy to share space and rent, but the experience can be a win-win.
Buying home with family members: How to start - Rule No. 1 of buying a home with parents, children or siblings: Give everyone space.
Does grandma need a roommate? - Taking on a roommate helps both the homeowner and the roommate financially and may allow the homeowner to age in place longer.
Turning Your Home Into a Bed & Breakfast Inn by Debra Karplus - Making money on your 'too big' home.
13 Secrets to Successfully Taking In a Roommate by Gary Foreman - Sharing expenses successfully.
Multi-Generational Housing by Liana Colon-Valentin - Save money living with your grown up kids or parents.
Renting a Spare Bedroom by Gary Foreman - Turning a spare room into an income source.
4 Reasons to Take In a Renter by Gary Foreman - And 7 ways to avoid problems when you do.
Live-In Landlords by Mary Thurman Yuhas - Turning your home into cash.
3 ways to split rent and costs with roommates - When roomies have unequal income, try one of these ways to divvy up the rent and monthly bills.
How to rent out part of your house to a boarder - Sure, rent a room to a boarder for cash. Just as long as you don't mind sharing the fridge.
Sharing A House (5/28/07)
Shared Housing - Sharing your house could save you money. But, could it cost your sanity? (8/28/06)
Successfully Living With a Roommate (1/31/00)
Co-Housing by Leo Horrigan (9/20/99)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Should You Buy?

7 keys to knowing if it's time to buy a starter home - Ask these questions if you're trying to decide whether to buy your first home.
11 must-do's for the first-time homebuyer - Here are steps you can take for deciding whether you're ready to buy a home.
Rent or buy a home? 6 questions to ask yourself - Ask the right questions before you decide to stop renting and buy a home.
3 things to know before you get your 1st mortgage - You'd like to buy your 1st home but don't know where to start. Here's some guidance.
Rent or buy a home? Watch this and you'll know what's best for you Video - When trying to decide between renting or buying, weigh these three factors to know what's best for you.
Should you wait for your dream home or settle? - With houses in short supply, how do you weigh what you want versus what's available?
Solving the home rent-or-buy riddle - Legions of people wrestle with this brainteaser: Keep renting, or purchase a home?
Sell My House? Or Buy a New One First? by Debra Karplus - What's the best way to maximize your value?
How to decide between moving or remodeling - When deciding whether to fix up your house or move, think about more than money.
Deciding between buying and renting - When choosing between renting and buying, it is important to first weigh all of your options.
Quiz: Should you buy a home or rent? - Should you buy a home, or should you rent? Take this six-question quiz to find out.
Buying a House or Buying a Home? by Don Harrold - How to decide whether to lease or buy your residence. (7/12/10)
Rent or Buy? - How to determine which option is best for you. (7/14/08)
Choosing Wanderlust Over Homeownership by John Andersen - Do you really need that home? (5/14/01)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Taxes

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Warranties and Insurance

Do home warranty programs pay off? - Homebuyers can often get home warranty programs for little or no cost. But what do they cover? (9/14/10)
New Home Upgrades and Warrantees - Opportunity? Or an obstacle to savings? (11/25/02)
What Is Title Insurance? (7/10/00)

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Humor

February Memories by Tina Shake - What do you remember? (2/9/04)
Compulsively Frugal by Chantelle Hosner - Sometimes frugality can be funny (9/22/03)
The Price Is Never Right by Judy Gruen - Could an area rug doom their friendship? (1/13/03)
What Does Love Mean? - courtesy of Servant.org - There are some things that money can't buy (12/23/02)
The Last Laugh by Marge Jesberger - A poetic look at the check out line (8/26/02)
The Joys of Dryer Lint? by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Silly, but fun (11/12/01)
How Green Was My Checkbook by Judy Gruen - Could they co-exist with the stockpiled groceries? (8/13/01)
Why I Can't Save by Gary Foreman - Top reasons why people can't save money (7/16/01)

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