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Gardening

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

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Community
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Family and Friends
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Money Management
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General Advice, Buying

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General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
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General, Saving
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

Buying a Used Bike by Tricia Goss - Find a decent used bicycle that will fit your budget. (3/15/10)
Haggling 101 by Lisa M. Maloney - You can always ask for a better deal. (12/01/08)
Barter Saves Cash (2/26/07)
Shipping Large Items (4/24/06)
The Top 5 Pitfalls of Frugality (6/20/05)
In Black and White - Your newspaper offers great savings opportunities (6/20/05)
Using ROI at Home by Gary Foreman - A framework for good decisions (10/13/03)
Maximize Your Money by Craig Lock - Getting the most out of your money (8/20/01)
Are We Snacking Our Way Into Debt? by W. Lomano - You can learn a lot from a person's snacking habits (7/2/01)
Supersize That House, Please - The Natural Handyman - Are you being pushed into a 'too big' home? (5/28/01)
It Cost How Much? by Gary Foreman (6/22/98)

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General Advice, Career

Also in General Advice:
General, Buying
General, Community
General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
General, Money Attitudes
General, Money Management
General, Other
General, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

My Brother's Second Career by Marsha Barrett - How frugality was a career choice.
5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Career by Shannon Dauphin - And, how to remedy them.
5 Mistakes That Can Sink Your Image at Work by Jill Tyndale - Are you ready to become a professional?
Using Social Media to Find a Job by Jennifer Elliot - How social media can help you find your next job.
5 Smart Money Moves for Career Changers by Maryalene LaPonsie - What to do before you change careers.
Before You Begin Direct Sales by Debra Karplus - What you need to know before you begin a direct sales career.
7 steps to making a successful career change - Swapping jobs is difficult, and changing careers can be daunting. Here's how to make the move.
6 tips to clean up your social media profile - Employers peruse social media when hiring, so get rid of all those party pictures from college.
Working at Home by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Legitimate work-at-home job opportunities exist in the education arena.
Professional Investments in Success by Christine Stephens - Make an investment in career success and development.
Salary Negotiation for the Common Person by Bill Humbert - What you know can make a difference in how much you make.
Reinventing Yourself by Linda Shapero - Finding work may require a “new you”.

Teaching Entrepreneurship by Mia Cronan - you don't need to be in business to learn and share some important lessons
Fundamental Partnerships of Success by Philip E. Humbert, PhD - some insightful ideas to help you reach your goals (1/8/01)
The One Percent Solution by Philip E. Humbert, PhD.
Getting Out of Balance by Dr. Don Wetmore
Your Frugal Success Team by Lisa Reid

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General Advice, Community

How your local library can help you save money beyond books and movies - Libraries offer more than books. In some places, you can even borrow a weed whacker.
Video: Saving Money with Your Neighbors by Jeff Yeager
Charitable Contributions by Amel S. Abdullah - You can help others even if you're poor. (10/4/10)
Work Together To Save Money - Ways to work communally for savings (11/8/04)
Immigrant Lessons by April Borbon (4/26/04)
Success As a Single Mom by Patricia Renard - One mom's survival story (10/6/03)
Cooperative Extension Resources by Deborah Taylor-Hough - They offer more than you think (7/9/01)
Your Frugal Success Team by Lisa Reid (11/3/97)
Rules to Live By by David Turner (10/13/97)

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General Advice, Emergency

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General, Career
General, Community
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
General, Money Attitudes
General, Money Management
General, Other
General, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

What's your emergency contact plan? - Keeping family and friends abreast of a patient's condition and whereabouts is easier, if you have the contact list prepared in advance.
Prepping for doomsday? Prepare your wallet, too - Are you ready for the apocalypse? Surviving could cost an arm and a leg.
How to qualify for federal disaster assistance - In Hurricane Sandy's wake, make sure you get the help you need.
Is your home in shape for hurricane season? - Make sure your roof, windows and doors are battle-ready for bouts with big storms.
Preparing for an Emergency - What emergency supplies should I have on hand?
Important papers to take when you evacuate - With Hurricane Irene looming, here's what to grab before heading out.
Emergency Supplies - What emergency supplies do you keep in your closet?
When Is the Power Coming Back On? by Pamela Parks - Being prepared can save you money and misery.
Preparing for a Snowstorm by Linda Shapero - Preparation is the key to avoiding a crisis.
Acquiring Emergency Supplies - How to assemble affordable emergency supplies. (7/12/10)
Documents you need when disaster strikes - When disaster strikes, money woes often follow. But a little planning can keep your finances sound. (5/14/10)
My Story: Surviving a Job Loss (1/9/06)
Preparing for the Worst - Creating a financial disaster plan (11/22/04)
Emergency Housing - What to do when you don't have first, last and a deposit (7/22/02)
Would You Be Ready? by Doris Dobkins - if a layoff happened? (12/10/01)
Finding Funds for Emergency Savings - How can you save some money for an unexpected crisis? (10/8/01)
Surviving a Storm by Judy = Each of life's storms are different. But coping with one can help us survive another (10/8/01)
Frightening Future by Gary Foreman - With war clouds on the horizon she wants to prepare financially (9/24/01)
Facing Financial Fears by Lucynda Koesters - How are you handling uncertain times? (6/11/01)
Chicken Little by Kelly Jo Landers - The sky may not be falling, but what happens when it rains on your life? (4/23/01)

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General Advice, Ethics

Frugal? Or Just Plain Cheap? by Debra Karplus - What to do when manners and ethics collide with frugality.
What Is a Fiduciary? by Rick Kahler - And why you need to know…
Frugal Ethics by Tawra Kellam - When frugal becomes just plain cheap. (6/28/10)
Deadbeats (9/10/07)
Too Frugal? by Gary Foreman - Frugal living in balance (7/14/03)
Patriotic Spending by Gary Foreman - Can she really save the economy by spending a little more at the mall? (10/1/01)
Frugal vs. Ethical - Reader's Comments (4/13/98)

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General Advice, Family and Friends

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General, Career
General, Community
General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Goals
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General, Money Management
General, Other
General, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

How to Find Your Family History On a Budget by Erin Konrad - It's amazing what you can learn without spending money!
6 spending triggers to disarm - Are your friends making you poor? Whip lifestyle inflation with these tips.
When Your Friend Is Sick by Veronica Bowman - Budget friendly ways to show you care.
Responding to Frugal Envy - How do you respond to people who are jealous of the benefits you've acquired through frugal living? (8/2/10)
4 tips on making a personal loan to family - When you're asked for a personal loan, don't put your own credit in jeopardy to bail out a relative. (3/3/10)
Finding a Frugal Mate by Celeste Leibowitz - How to find your frugal soul mate. (01/12/09)
Finding Frugal Friends - How do you connect with like-minded people? (2/4/08)
Those Who Give Too Much - Some people get into trouble buying for others (8/20/07)
Mother vs. Girlfriend - Caught between two payments (5/23/05)
Dueling Vices - When you and your spouse argue about spending on bad habits (11/22/04)
Young Couple Finances - Laying a good foundation (10/4/04)
Mom's Finances by Gary Foreman - Helping your parents with their finances (7/22/02)
When Friends Are Laid-Off - How you can help (10/15/01)
A Family Mission Statement by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Have you decided what's important for your family? (5/28/01)
When Friends Say You're Cheap (12/6/99)
Making Peace With Your Partner's Spendthrift Ways by Cyndi Webb (7/5/99)

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General Advice, Goals

Also in General Advice:
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General, Career
General, Community
General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Money Attitudes
General, Money Management
General, Other
General, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

5 ways to keep New Year's resolutions Bankrate Video - Keeping resolutions is a matter of using a combination of technology and psychology to keep yourself on track.
12 Steps to a Happy New You by Shaunna Privratsky - Can you make yourself happier?
Resolve to Be Productive In 2016 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.
How to achieve any big goal by winning small victories along the way by Celebrating Financial Freedom
9 ways to keep your New Year's resolutions - Before your financial resolutions fall by the wayside, try these tips.
Setting Monetary Goals by Chantal King - How to set and keep monetary goals
"No" Resolutions by Jim Camp - 8 Ways to get what you want in the New Year
7 steps to becoming a one-income family - Whether it's forced or chosen, living on one family income will mean making difficult choices.
My Story: Achieving Financial Goals contributed by Lachele - 10 ways to change your financial future.
Ready to Move Out? - How much money does it take to set up a first apartment? (3/29/10)
My Story: Why I Set Goals contributed by EF - Setting goals has made a major difference in their financial life. (1/04/10)
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)
9 New Year's Resolutions - The path to financial fitness (1/3/05)
My Story: Am I My Sister's Keeper? - If we knew then what we know now (12/20/04)
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)
Four 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

Also in General Advice:
General, Buying
General, Career
General, Community
General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
General, Money Management
General, Other
General, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

Delayed Gratification Could Make You a Millionaire by Debra Karplus - Knowing one secret could make the difference.
Don’t skimp on these 5 expenses - Here are five instances where being a cheapskate will do you more harm than good.
10 Things You Don't Want to Get Caught Doing In Your Closet by Shari Smith - Avoid these costly closet mistakes.
Why I Dumped My EZPass by Rich Finzer - How much does the convenience cost you?
Lottery Losers by Rich Finzer - Why I don't play the lottery.
The cost of life's milestone events - If you think the best things in life are free, you haven't tallied the costs of these big events.
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. (6/29/09)
My Story: The Positive Side of Tough Times contributed by Laurie - She's finding new ways to be happy. (4/20/09)
How Tightfisted Are You? by Olivia Fox - Take this quiz and find out where you are in your frugal journey. (4/6/09)
For the Love of Money - Are your money and emotions connected? (4/9/07)
Who’s in Control of Your Spending? - You or “The Joneses”? (3/13/06)
Love What You Have (1/23/06)
Spendaholic! - Getting addictive spending behaviors under control (6/6/05)
Are You a Shopaholic? (3/21/05)
My Story: Breaking the Shopping Habit (11/29/04)
What I Learned From an Apple Tree (7/19/04)
Celebrating a Wonderful Lady's Life by Marenda Babcock (4/26/04)
Encouraging Words - When you're ready to throw in the financial towel (2/16/04)
Are We Having Fun Yet? by Beth Huber - Spice up your financial life (1/12/04)
Unexpected Lessons in Frugality by Joanna Harness - What grandma left behind (11/17/03)
Compulsively Frugal by Chantelle Hosner - Sometimes frugality can be funny (9/22/03)
Summer Musings by Gary Foreman - Ever wonder about... (6/3/02)
The Curse of Perfectionism by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - Are your good efforts doomed to failure? (12/17/01)
Addicted! by Gary Foreman - What can they do to control spending? (10/15/01)
Reasons Why People Over-Spend by Debra Vaughn - Wouldn't you like to know why you spend too much? (9/17/01)
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? (12/25/00)
Contentment Robbers by Deborah Taylor-Hough (7/3/00)
Just Excuses by Kelly Jo Landers (4/24/00)
Miserly Musings by Pat Mestern (3/20/00)
Choices by Doris Dobkins (12/27/99)
My Story: On Being Poor by Darla B. (8/16/99)
Am I Poor? by Pat Mestern (7/19/99)
Champion Cheapskate Test by Arthur A. Hawkins II (6/15/98)
Needs Vs. Wants - By Anne Heerdt-Wingfield (2/23/98)

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General Advice, Money Management

Also in General Advice:
General, Buying
General, Career
General, Community
General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
General, Money Attitudes
General, Other
General, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

Mobile payments by smartphone still dicey - Firms are rolling out apps to pay by smartphone, but some may be unreliable.
8 smart ways to spend a hefty windfall - It's an unexpected pleasure and burden. What would experts do with a pile of cash?
My Story: Living Frugally - What this professional tells his clients. (11/12/07)
Super Frugal vs. Just Trying to Save a Buck (9/10/07)
10 Easy Ways To Ensure Financial Failure (5/28/07)
My Story: Frugal Myths (11/21/05)
Five Ways to Make Sure You'll Never Retire (9/19/05)
Reduce Financial Stress - 5 strategies to help you take charge of your finances (8/22/05)
Are You in Need of Financial Bypass Surgery? (11/1/04)
Lost Opportunities - Could an economic theory improve your finances? (6/28/04)
Your Annual Performance Review by Gary Foreman - How does your financial performance stack up? (1/5/04)
Signs of Wealth by Gary Foreman - Read the road signs to wealth (11/18/02)
Reasons for Financial Failure by Craig Lock - Eliminate the stumbling blocks to a better future (1/7/02)
The Power of Habit by Catherine Levison - Yes, you can change your life (12/31/01)
Your Money Quotient by Gary Foreman - how smart are you when it comes to money? (1/1/01)
Thinking About Finances by Gary Foreman (4/17/00)
Swimming Upstream by Gary Foreman (1/3/00)
Ten Secrets to Attracting Money by Gary Foreman (5/11/98)

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General Advice, Other

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General, Career
General, Community
General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
General, Money Attitudes
General, Money Management
General, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

The Lowdown On Your Crawl Space by Debra Karplus - If you have a crawl space, there's some special maintenance you need to perform.
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)
How Do I? by Kathleen Bieke - Need a quick answer? (12/10/01)
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

Easy Writer - The financial benefits of keeping a journal (2/21/05)
Applying Business Savvy In Your Home by Kim Randall (7/7/03)
Don't Throw Away Your Identity by Edward W. Stollery II - A nasty paper trail (2/18/02)
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

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General, Career
General, Community
General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
General, Money Attitudes
General, Money Management
General, Other
General, Recordkeeping
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

Save $7K by ditching your car? - Is saving $7,000 in 4 1/2 years enough to get you out of the car? See how our reporter did it.
5 frugal lessons from the Depression - Advertising from the Depression era was aimed at saving money. Can we learn from it now?
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)
Money Calorie Counter by Deborah McNaughton (5/10/04)
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)
Total This! by Tawra Kellam - A dollar here, a dollar there... (8/6/01)
Spending Choices by Doris Dobkins - Who says that you have to make that purchase? (6/25/01)
Don't Buy Into It! by W. Lomano - What the marketers want you to believe (4/16/01)
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

Also in General Advice:
General, Buying
General, Career
General, Community
General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
General, Money Attitudes
General, Money Management
General, Other
General, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Tips and Tricks

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

Also in General Advice:
General, Buying
General, Career
General, Community
General, Emergency
General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
General, Money Attitudes
General, Money Management
General, Other
General, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Simple Living

5 essential time management tips for caregivers - Family caregivers' days are packed with responsibilities. These 5 tips can help you better budget your time to manage your busy schedule without burning out.
What's That Little Switch On My Ceiling Fan? by John Moon - Summer, winter or both?
10 Things You Can Do With Leftover Coffee That Saves You Money by Laura Foor - You could pour it down the drain or...
How to Prolong Battery Life by Joanne Guidoccio
Reduce the Cost of Removing a Tree Stump
8 Ways to Save Using Epsom Salts by Maura Grogan - Is it a beauty product? Or a household cleanser?
Could Car Sharing Save or Even Make
You Money? by Debra Karplus - Getting around becomes more affordable!
7 Simple Clothing Fixes You Can Do by Shaunna Privratsky - Repair, don't replace!
4 expenses you didn’t know you can negotiate - Here are four everyday expenses that you can negotiate down to a bargain price.
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?
3 Ways the Drought Will Affect Consumers by Gary Foreman - And what you can do about it.
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)
North of the Border: Our Mailbag by Pat Mestern (5/24/99)
Stopping Telephone Solicitors by K.L. (4/19/99)
North of the Border: Questions by Pat Mestern (2/8/99)
Useful Links by Rae Osenbaugh (7/21/97)
Advice from Mom: Everyday Hints by Rae Osenbaugh (8/5/96)

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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
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Health and Safety, Diet

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Health, Food
Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
Health, Insurance
Health, Other
Health, Reducing Stress
Health, Safety

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
Money Calorie Counter by Deborah McNaughton - Save your waistline and your budget
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
Faster Fat Loss That's Healthy by Greg Landry, M.S. - Get movin' into a healthier lifestyle
10 Keys to Successful Weight Loss by Greg Landry - Are you among the 60% who resolved to get in shape?
Healthy Metabolism by Greg Landry, M.S. - The key to weight loss isn't expensive pills, programs or exercise equipment
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
Tips for Fast, Healthy Weight Loss by Greg Landry - Quick and cheap weight loss
Costly Weight Loss Myths by Greg Landry - Don't let these myths keep you from losing weight
Faster Fat Loss That's Healthy by Greg Landry, M.S. - Losing weight should be a healthy proposition
Top 10 Weight Loss and Fitness Myths by Greg Landry
Weight Loss Without Special Diets by Paul Blustein
Why We Crave Snacks by Paul Blustein
Meal Timing by Dr. Robert Osgoodby
Control Your Appetite by Greg Landry
Six Myths About Losing Weight by Brenda Rash
Too Fat for Me by Greg Landry
An Unusual Appetizer by Greg Landry
The Major Source of Fat by Greg Landry
What Should I Eat? by Greg Landry
And Stay Off! by Greg Landry
Keeping Motivated by Greg Landry
Can't Lose Weight? by Greg Landry
Eat Early, Lose Weight by Greg Landry
Eat Enough to Lose Weight by Greg Landry
Cheap Weight Loss by Greg Landry

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Health and Safety, Exercise

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Health, Food
Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
Health, Insurance
Health, Other
Health, Reducing Stress
Health, Safety

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.
6 fun ways to get fit on a lean budget - Even in lean times, there are fun and affordable ways to stay in shape.
5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Gym by Paige Estigarribia - We check with an industry insider.
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.
Getting Fit - A limited budget is no excuse!
Can't Afford the Gym? - Spend time, not money, on exercise
Working Out with Your Baby Make your baby your workout partner!
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
Enjoyable Cardiovascular Exercise - Must cardio workouts be expensive and painful?
Walking: A Real Fat-Burner by Greg Landry, M.S. - A healthier body can be free
Aerobic Cross-Training for Weight Loss - The most efficient way to lose weight
Build Exercise Into Your Schedule - No time to exercise? Here's one solution
Exercise Without Weights
Replacing Bad Habits
Stretching for Flexibility and Prevention of Injury
Build Your Best Body Ever
A Healthy Heart
Frugal Workouts
Exercise Can Change More than Your Weight
Your Fat Storage Switch
A Free, Simple Solution for Health
Take a Walk
Pace Yourself
Never Too Late
Top 10 Reasons to Get Fit Now
Weight Loss Requires Exercise
Losing Weight While You Watch TV
Free Energy
A "Super Boost" for Your Metabolism
Get Fit on a Shoestring Budget

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Health and Safety, Food

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Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
Health, Insurance
Health, Other
Health, Reducing Stress
Health, Safety

How Herbs & Spices Keep You Healthy by Debra Karplus - Better taste, better health.
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)
The Truth About Tomatoes by Greg Landry (3/29/99)
Veggie Burgers Revisited by Greg Landry (3/15/99)
Lemons?!? by Greg Landry (2/1/99)
Ensure Substitutes (2/1/99)
Meat and Cancer by Greg Landry (1/25/99)
Saving on Organic Food - Reader's Recommendations (4/6/98)
Frugal Sources for Low Fat Foods by Our Readers

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Health and Safety, Health Care Providers

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Health, Exercise
Health, Food
Health, Homemade Remedies
Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
Health, Insurance
Health, Other
Health, Reducing Stress
Health, Safety

Saving Money During a Hospital Visit by Rich Finzer - It adds up quite quickly.
Reducing the Cost of an ER Visit by Debra Karplus - Don't let the bill make you sicker.
Slideshow: An Unaffordable Emergency Room Bill by Shaunna Privratsky - What to do when you can't afford the ER bill.
10 Ways to Deal With an Expensive Emergency Room Bill by Gary Foreman - Don't let your finances end up in the emergency room.
Become a Smarter Patient by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Frugal healthcare.
The Frugal Doctor Is In by Gary Foreman - Giving your finances a physical.
Can't Afford the ER Bill - What can you do with an emergency room bill that's bigger than your annual income? (10/11/10)
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)
Watch Those Hospital Bills by Sharon Powell (12/11/00)
Finding Mom a Hearing Aid (9/13/99)
Reducing Hospital Bills (9/28/98)

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Health and Safety, Homemade Remedies

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Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
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Health, Reducing Stress
Health, Safety

Video: Natural Wound Care by Gary Foreman - Interview with Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh of KeriCure, Inc.
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)
Natural Remedies and Advice by Kathleen Bieke (11/13/00)
Curing Athlete's Foot (2/14/00)
Surviving Poison Ivy (8/23/99)
Eliminating Head Lice (4/26/99)
Controlling Colds...and Their Costs Reader Tips (4/14/97)

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Health and Safety, Illness and Injury Prevention

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Health, Food
Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
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Health, Reducing Stress
Health, Safety

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!
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)

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Health and Safety, Insurance

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Health, Food
Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
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Health, Other
Health, Reducing Stress
Health, Safety

Beyond Generics by Beth Hering - 5 ways to reduce healthcare costs.
Protect Your Healthcare Insurance by Shaunna Privratsky- Making sure that your claim is paid. (5/19/08)
Your Personal Health Plan - How can you put a lid on skyrocketing healthcare costs? (8/29/05)
Your Insurance Claim by Dan Baldyga - Medical insights and expenses (11/11/02)
Insurance Claims by Dan Baldyga - How medical bills and reports affect your claim (9/16/02)
Disability Insurance (5/29/00)
One in Seven (disability) by Gary Foreman (7/26/99)

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Health and Safety, Other

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Health, Food
Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
Health, Insurance
Health, Reducing Stress
Health, Safety

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.
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.
Affordable Solutions to Your Seasonal Affective Disorder With Light Boxes by Debra Karplus
Are consumers' finances worse than their health? by Richard Barrington - Links between health and finances.
Growing More Brain on a Budget by Joanne Guidoccio - Low-cost and no-cost suggestions for improving your brainpower.
Healthcare Everywhere by Heather L. Seggel - Taking care of yourself for less.
Cold Prevention - Easy cold prevention.
Dinner When You're Sick by Tawra Kellam - Getting a meal on the table even when you’re not well.
Preparing for Cold Season by Amy Keeley - 11 ways to prepare your family for cold and flu season. (10/18/10)
Help With Prescriptions by Kirby Horton - How to save money on your medicine.(6/15/09)
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? (4/6/09)
Cut Costly Prescription Prices by Shaunna Privratsky - Get relief from the high cost of prescription drugs (1/28/08)
You Don't Have to Be Wealthy to Get Healthy by Tricia Goss - Trim your waistline without slimming your pocketbook (12/31/07)
When Mom Gets Sick by Amy Burns - Reduce wasted time and money when mom gets sick (11/5/07)
Sick Season Strategy by Elizabeth Blair - When the inevitable strikes (10/29/07)
Make the World a Healthier Place - 7 cost-free ideas that will make you a health-hero to someone in need (7/2/07)
Sleep Cheap! - Simple, inexpensive steps towards a good night’s sleep. (5/15/06)
Killing Dust Mites - Eliminating allergy causing mites from your laundry (1/10/05)
Healthy, Wealthy and Wealthier - If you have your health, you have everything (10/4/04)
Dental Plans - A bright, beautiful smile for less (7/26/04)
Nighty Night by Tina Shake - Stop the nightmare of sleep problems (6/14/04)
The Health-Wealth Connection by Shawnda Spille - Are they really connected? (3/26/01)
Teeth Whitening (9/11/00)
Less Expensive Braces (11/29/99)
Getting Rid of Acne (10/25/99)
Resources for the Physically Challenged (6/28/99)
Are Vitamins Worth It? (4/12/99)
The Economic Benefits of Breastfeeding by Andreana Doyle (3/22/99)
Sources for Herbal Information - Reader's Recommendations (1/26/98)
The Benefits of Breastfeeding by Paulette D. Bulger and Gina Rozon (10/20/97)
Money Down the Drain (Dental Care) by Dr. Eric Spieler (8/4/97)
Frugal Sources for Special Needs Equipment by Our Readers (6/9/97)
Getting Enough Sleep by Teri Spaulding (1/6/97)

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Health and Safety, Reducing Stress

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Health, Food
Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
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Health, Safety

Self-Care Tips for Caregivers by Paige Estigarribia - How caregivers can minimize stress and keep themselves healthy.
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!
6 cheap and free ways to relieve elder caregiver stress - Need a break from the pressure of caring for an elderly parent? Here's what to do.
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)
Mental Health by Greg Landry (2/22/99)

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Health and Safety, Safety

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Health, Food
Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
Health, Insurance
Health, Other
Health, Reducing Stress
Emergency Supplies- What to do when the lights go out (6/23/03)
Protecting Your Family - The National Safe Kids Campaign (11/11/02)
Protect Your Family in the Event of a Disaster by Doug King (12/27/99)
Summer Safety for Kids (6/28/99)

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Heating Your Home

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Hobbies


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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!
Video: Making Money with Your Crafting by Gary Foreman - How did online retailers treat you this Christmas?
5 tips to turn your little hobby into big bucks - Whether starting a business or covering the cost of your art, learn to put your creativity to work.
11 Frugal Hobbies by Veronica Bowman - A frugal hobby can reduce your stress level.
My Story: Watching Bird TV by Christine Collier - Birdwatching is better than TV!
Turning Your Hobby Into Extra Income Teena M. Stewart - How to make extra money from your hobby.
My Story: Professional and Industry Reading on a Budget contributed by Tamara Wilhite - Keeping up with professional reading.
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)
Musings over a Knife Collection in a Dull Economy by E. E. Kane - Are all hobbies frivolous?(7/20/09)
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)
A Few Stitches to Savings by Phyllis Guth - How a little sewing knowledge can save you money (2/11/08)
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)
Selling Crafts - A retired, rural couple looks for an outlet for their crafts (7/1/02)
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)
Birds Forever by Kathleen Bieke (9/4/00)
Cheaper Photo Developing (7/24/00)
Buying Photo Quality Paper (11/8/99)
Pringles Can Bird Castles by Diane Pleasant (9/13/99)
Secrets to Making Money from Your Crafts by Liz Folger (9/6/99)
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)
Second Chance Sweepstakes by Susan Donahue (1/19/98)
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
Gifts
Halloween
Mother's Day
Other
Thanksgiving
Valentine's Day

Holidays, Christmas

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Holidays, Easter

After-Easter Savings by Nancy Twigg (4/12/04)
Easter Baskets for Teens by Patricia Chadwick - Even teenagers like to be remembered (4/9/01)
Frugal Easter Basket Ideas by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Fill the basket with love, not costly trinkets (4/2/01)
Easter Word Search by Sherri Amon (4/17/00)
Edible Bird's Nest by Amanda Formaro (4/17/00)
Decorating Easter Eggs Naturally by Jenny Wanderscheid (4/10/00)

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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! (6/15/10)
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 (6/2/03)

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Holidays, Gifts

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Holidays, Other
Thanksgiving
Valentine's Day

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
Holidays stretch Grandma's monthly budget - Don't let gift-giving sap Grandma's fixed income. Follow this advice to curb spending.
7 Gift Ideas for the Chef in Your Life by Paige Estigarribia - Gift ideas for your favorite foodie
5 money gift ideas for the holidays - This season, skip the gadgets. Give a money-themed gift with lasting impact.
Maximizing Credit & Gift Cards for Holiday Shopping contributed by Heather - Rewards and discounts give her a head start on shopping!
What to Give the Person Who Has Everything by Paige Estigarribia - The World Vision Catalog.
The best gift cards for every age - Want to take the easy way out with gift cards? Our survey tells you how.
5 Ways Amazon Can Make Christmas Shopping Less Stressful by Paige Estigarribia - Shopping from your easy chair!
4 Ways to Profit From a Gift Card You Don't Want by Paige Estigarribia - Don't let it just sit in a drawer.
Making the Most of Gift Cards by Veronica Bowman - Don't waste the gifts you've been given.
6 clever ways to give a cash gift - Here are six ways to make the gift of money from Grandma and Grandpa more memorable.
5 ways technology will change gift cards - If you like gift cards, here's the skinny on the latest high-tech ways to use them.
8 Ways to Prevent Getting Cheated on Gift Cards by Joanne Guidoccio - Billions are lost on gift cards..
The Changing Landscape of Unused Gift Cards by Bill Hardekopf - Who's money is it?
Gift Cards by Bill Hardekopf - Use them before you lose them.
Money for Gifts by David Kimball - How to save cash for gifts without major sacrifices. (9/27/10)
My Story: Money-Saving Gifts contributed by CJ - Inexpensive gift ideas for the newly frugal. (6/28/10)
Little Luxuries - Small things that make you feel special in tough times.(4/13/09)
The Waste not, Want not, Gift Giving Guide by Anne Heerdt - Don't make returning your gift too hard. (10/13/08)
My Good Goody Drawer - Lovely gifts at a fraction of the price (5/28/07)
Gift Bags for Less - Rave reviews for your creativity (8/23/04)
Gifts That Keep on Giving by Nancy Twigg - Beyond the ordinary Father's Day gift (6/14/04)
Too Many Presents - When gift giving becomes a burden (5/31/04)
More Gifts in a Jar by Kaylin Cherry (10/12/98)

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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.
On sale in May: Mother's Day gifts & summer wear - May has sales on flowers for Mother's Day, as well as on clothes and seasonal produce.
Marvelous Mother's Day Gift by Shaunna Privratsky - Gift ideas for mom’s special day. (4/13/09)
Creatively Simple Mother's Day Gift Ideas by Nancy Twigg (4/28/03)
What I'd Like for Mother's Day - Mom's Suggestions (5/4/98)

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Father's Day
Gifts
Halloween
Mother's Day
Thanksgiving
Valentine's Day

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?
9 ways to manage holiday spending - The holidays are right around the corner. Here are ways to cut spending without jeopardizing the fun.
6 ways to stretch your holiday travel dollar - Grandma misses you. Don't skip a holiday visit because of the high cost of travel.
6 holiday homestays that beat hotels - Looking for cheaper accommodations than a hotel? Stay in a home, just not yours.
10 worst airports for holiday flight problems - These airports tallied the most holiday flight delays, cancellations and diversions.
9 tips for a frugal July Fourth - On a tight budget? Here are nine frugal ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.
5 types of birthday freebies worth celebrating - These deals will make you feel good about your birthday, no matter how old you are.
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)
Greeting Card Grab Bag by Rachel Paxton (6/5/00)
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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Home Decorating, Bathrooms

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
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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)
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, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture

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

How to Restore Old Wood Furniture - Making old wood furniture look new again
Refinishing Furniture With Linseed Oil (9/5/05)
Furniture Remakes - Transform what you already have (8/1/05)
My Story: Easy Reupholstery - From thrift store draperies to "new" couch cover (8/30/04)
Leather Upholstery Repair (11/10/03)
Inexpensive Reupholstery - Updating your furniture for less (9/29/03)
Cleaning Upholstery - A little work and it will look like new (11/18/02)
Budget Furniture Fix-Ups by Kathleen Wilson - A new look for less (9/2/02)
Staining Wood - The Natural Handyman - Do it right to avoid blotches (4/16/01)
Do-It-Yourself Reupholstery - Should you do it yourself? Or are there ways to get a discount job? (2/26/01)
Cleaning Upholstery (11/13/00)
Polishing Marble - The Natural Handyman (6/5/00)
Repainting a Rusty Desk (1/18/99)

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Home Decorating, Buying Furniture

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

6 ways to furnish your home like a TV show - See how to find furniture as seen on "Mad Men," "The Good Wife" and other TV series.
Decorating with Antiques by Amy White - Could decorating with antique furniture be a good financial choice?
First Furnishings by Rebecca Rogge - Furnishing your first apartment.
Form Follows Function and Frugality in Decorating by Stephanie Ann Welbest - Create a more interesting and unexpected decor (2/25/08)
Furnishing a First Apartment - Finding cheap furniture for your first home. (11/12/07)
My Story: Low Dollar Decorating (5/28/07)
Antiques for Frugal Home Decorators (2/19/07)
Furniture Buying Tips - 9 ways to buy furniture for less. (2/5/07)
Top Ways to Save Big on Furniture (8/28/06)
My Story: You Can Win at an Auction (7/24/06)
Buying Furniture Direct - Does it pay to buy from the factory? (4/18/05)
My Story: Furniture for Less - Discovering treasures (3/7/05)
Buying Furniture for Your Home - Spending enough, but not too much (1/31/05)
My Story: Home Furnishings - Inexpensive bedroom redo (9/13/04)
Selling Used Furniture by Gary Foreman (7/7/03)
My Story: The Desired Sofa at the Desired Price by Anita - Do your homework and save considerable amounts of money (7/1/02)
The Cheapskate's Guide to Factory-Direct Outlets by Jo Stewart Wray - Finding the best deals (10/29/01)
Buying Furniture for Less (10/23/00)
Most Romantic Furniture by Michael Webb (10/16/00)
Form, Function, Furniture and Frugality by Cindy Smith (9/25/00)
Buying Furniture by Phone (9/6/99)
Creative Thrifty Decorating by Leah Wynne (11/23/98)
Quality, Inexpensive Furniture: Can It Be Done? - Reader's Recommendations (6/15/98)

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Home Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture

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Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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Slideshow: Affordable Reupholstery by Pam Hutzler - A new look for your furniture for less
Repurposing an Entertainment Center - Can they give this nice piece of furniture a new life?
How to Reuse an Entertainment Center - What can you do with an old entertainment center.
Cheap Sofa Reupholstery by Gary Foreman - Are their affordable ways to reupholster a sofa?
How to Repurpose Old Furniture by Lynn Bulmahn - Repurposing old furniture creates a unique look inexpensively.
Upholstered Cushions by Elizabeth Quinn - Make your own easy, economical cushions with upholstery foam.
Fixing up Furniture the Frugal Way by Shaunna Privratsky - Turning yardsale finds into handsome decor.
Refinishing Furniture With Linseed Oil (9/5/05)
Furniture Remakes - Transform what you already have (8/1/05)
My Story: Easy Reupholstery - From thrift store draperies to "new" couch cover (8/30/04)
Leather Upholstery Repair (11/10/03)
Inexpensive Reupholstery - Updating your furniture for less (9/29/03)
Cleaning Upholstery - A little work and it will look like new (11/18/02)
Budget Furniture Fix-Ups by Kathleen Wilson - A new look for less (9/2/02)
Changing Appliance Colors - Too new to be replaced (4/15/02)
Cleaning Old Wood Furniture - What's best for taking off years of dirt? (3/11/02)
Staining Wood - The Natural Handyman - Do it right to avoid blotches (4/16/01)
Do-It-Yourself Reupholstery - Should you do it yourself? Or are there ways to get a discount job? (2/26/01)
Cleaning Upholstery (11/13/00)
Polishing Marble - The Natural Handyman (6/5/00)
Repainting a Rusty Desk (1/18/99)

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Home Decorating, Colors and Themes

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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Organization

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.
2014 Decorating Styles for the Frugal by Veronica Bowman - They'll notice your style, not your frugality!
3 Ways to Fight the Winter Blahs by Lars Sorensen - Inexpensive ways to keep your winter spirits up.
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

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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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.
Inexpensive Decorating with Plants by Barb Hoyer - A whole new look for a just a few dollars!
Finishing Touches For Less by Chantal King - How little things can make your decor pop. (9/6/10)
Recession Redecorating Ideas by Michael Hershman - Could you redecorate for less than the cost of a dinner out? (7/13/09)
Get the Pottery Barn Look for Less (7/16/07)
Thrift Store Home Decorating (4/30/07)
Three Frugal Decorating Tricks (11/13/06)
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)
5 Great Ways to Use Books in Redecorating by Kathleen Wilson (2/23/04)
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

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Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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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)
Decorate Your Family Room - A 7 step, weekend transformation (1/17/05)
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)
Decorating on a Budget by Wendy Boulding (3/16/98)

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Home Decorating, Floors

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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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)
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

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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Christmas Decorating Trends for 2014 by Veronica Bowman - Perfect for frugal shoppers.
Festive but Frugal Holiday Décor by Shaunna Privratsky - Frugal ways to get your home décor ready for the holidays.
Professional decorators can light up holidays - Tired of untangling that box of lights every Christmas? Consider hiring a professional decorator.
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

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Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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Kid-Friendly Decorating by Alina Bradford - Functional rooms for kids.(7/20/09)
My Story: Affordable Themed Bedrooms contributed by Elizabeth - Make your child's room a special place. (9/29/08)
Princess Room (3/12/07)
Creative Kids’ Rooms on a Budget (8/20/07)
Quick and Cheap Room Ideas for Kids’ Bedrooms (11/27/06)
Kids Room Redo for $25! - Step-by-step guide to decorating your child’s room (3/20/06)
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)
Fantasy Rooms for Kids Under $50 (6/20/05)
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)
Space Bedroom by Kathleen Wilson - For your budding astronaut (2/18/02)
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

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Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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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)
Country Kitchens on a Budget! (6/26/06)
Refurbishing Wood Cabinets (1/23/06)
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

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
See also:
Organization

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)
Anchoring a Hammock - The Natural Handyman (1/25/99)

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Home Decorating, Painting

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
See also:
Organization

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

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
See also:
Organization

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.
Summer Plants and Indoor Décor by Veronica Bowman - A sale on summer plants could be just the home decorating trick you need.
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)
Beauty and the Bargain by Marlene Alexander - Bringing the coziness of fall into your home.(11/03/08)
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)
Natural Decorations for Fall and Winter by Louise Wulf (11/3/97)

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Home Decorating, Walls

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Windows
See also:
Organization

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)
Fit to Frame - Fun, frugal ways to fill empty wall space (9/11/06)
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)
Art for Free (9/27/04)
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

Also in Home Decorating:
Decorating, Bathrooms
Decorating, Bedrooms
Decorating, Buying Furniture
Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture
Decorating, Colors and Themes
Decorating, Decorative Objects
Decorating, Family and Living Rooms
Decorating, Floors
Decorating, Holidays
Decorating, Home Office
Decorating, Kids' Rooms
Decorating, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
See also:
Organization

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)
Top 5 Ways to Dress Your Windows on a Budget (1/8/07)
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)
Make a Valence from Your Tablecloth by Leah Wynne (8/17/98)
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.
Too soon to try for home equity loan? - Don't bet the house that you can get a home equity loan after owning for just one year.
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)
Video: Home equity loan or line of credit? - Here's how to decide which type of home equity debt is best. (7/26/10)
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.
True costs of a $20,000 home equity loan - If you're considering a home equity loan for a project, know what you'll actually pay.
The best way to use home equity to raise $25K - Your home can raise cash in many ways. What's best: A mortgage, home equity loan or HELOC?
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.
Video: Home equity loan or line of credit? - Here's how to decide which type of home equity debt is best. (7/26/10)
Home equity loan or line of credit? - Knowing how you will use the money will help you decide which type of home equity debt is best. (4/22/10)
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.
Options for paying down a large HELOC - Worried about looming payments on a home equity line of credit? You still have options.

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.
Paying down $29K HELOC balance due in 3 years - Increase your HELOC payments to pay down some of the debt before the loan is due.
Pay down HELOC with balance transfer offer? - While an offer sounds tempting, transferring your home loan to a credit card may be risky.
Homeowners hope to slash HELOC cost - Homeowners hoping to slash their home equity line of credit payment have many options to explore.(8/6/09)

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.
HELOC default could lead to home loss - It's not just your primary mortgage you need to keep current to avoid foreclosure.
Homeowners hope to slash HELOC cost - Homeowners hoping to slash their home equity line of credit payment have many options to explore.(8/6/09)

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 loan refinance could be costly - Refinancing a home equity loan to a first mortgage will add a lot more in total interest expense. (4/20/10)

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?
The best way to use home equity to raise $25K - Your home can raise cash in many ways. What's best: A mortgage, home equity loan or HELOC?
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 equity loan to pay off vehicle debt? - Before considering another loan to pay debts, it's best to come up with a financial plan. (9/22/10)
Paying mortgage with HELOC is risky - Using a home equity line of credit to pay off the mortgage can be risky. (9/9/10)
Risks of tapping home equity - It can make sense to tap a home's equity and invest in other assets. But the decision has risks. (7/15/10)
Using a HELOC for a business? - A couple wonders if interest on a HELOC is tax deductible if the loan is used for an LLC. (10/27/09)

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.
Get these 5 gorgeous bathrooms on a budget - Want to renovate your bathroom? Steal ideas (and get cost estimates) from these beauties.
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)
Avoiding Mildew and Toilet Problems by The Natural Handyman (8/17/98)

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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)
Insulating a Cathedral Ceiling - The Natural Handyman (10/4/99)
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

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

Remodel your home for less with junkyard gems - Home remodeling can cost a lot. Save a bundle of money by using reclaimed materials.
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?
4 apps to build a better remodeling plan - Want to complete a home-improvement project with minimal hassle? These apps nail it.
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.
Video: Cheap Home Improvements by Jeff Yeager
6 home projects that don't pay for themselves - These remodeling projects give you the least bang for the buck.
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.
DIY remodeling is rewarding when not frustrating - Dive confidently into a DIY home remodeling project without fear of drowning in complications.
Have You Discovered the Habitat Re-Store by Lee Doppelt - Habitat for Humanity creates an affordable home improvement center.
6 house repairs not to neglect - Take on these minor home maintenance jobs before they become a major expense.
Is It a DIY Job? by E. E. Kane - Which jobs can you do? And, which require a pro?
6 worst home fixes for the money - An added bathroom isn't going to pay for itself. And don't even think of a big-bucks home office.
Don't neglect these house repairs - Take on these minor home maintenance jobs before they become a major expense.
Handy ways to save on home rehab - The flip side of the housing slump is lower prices on home remodeling. See which upgrades are best.
Remodel home for less with junkyard gems - Home remodeling can cost you a bundle. Here's how you can save by using reclaimed materials. (8/27/10)
Home improvement costs for 5 problems - Many home repairs can be solved with a quick, cheap fix. Here's how to decide which track to take.(2/26/10)
Priortizing Home Repair Projects - Which home repair projects should they tackle first? (3/2/09)

10 Quick-and-Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Home(4/23/07)
5 Free Home Improvement Projects (1/16/06)
Great Remodeling Ideas (10/17/05)

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Chimney Sweep Scams Sweeping The Country courtesy of GetOutOfDebt.org - Don't be fooled by a low price quote.
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, Bathrooms
Home, Ceilings and Fans
Home, Choosing a Project
Home, Cleaning
Home, Exterior
Home, Flooring
Home, Garages
Home, Insulation and Winterization
Home, Kitchens
Home, Laundry Rooms
Home, Limiting Remodeling Costs
Home, Maintenance
Home, Mold and Mildew
Home, Move or Remodel
Home, Other
Home, Painting
Home, Paying for Home Remodeling
Home, Permits and Insurance
Home, Plumbing
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Home, Safety
Home, Tools
Home, Radiators and Furnaces
Home, Repairs
Home, Roofs
Home, Walls
Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
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9 tips for motivating a contractor who's slacking off - You bought your house and hired a contractor, but things are not going as planned. Here's what to do.
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?
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.
6 ways to smooth relationship with a contractor - Stress runs high while you're remodeling your home. Keep things cool with your contractor.
7 tips for hiring the best contractor - Finding a renovator is like dating. Take it slow and play the field a bit before committing.
Holding Building Contractors to Their Promises by Susan Solakian - Trying to making your hobby your living (2/9/09)
My Story: Buy Local - Applying ecological principals to home renovation (11/13/06)
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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Air Conditioners
Radiators and Furnaces
Water Heaters
Wiring

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Exterior
Roofs
Windows and Doors

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Exterior

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Home, Insulation and Winterization
Home, Kitchens
Home, Laundry Rooms
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Home, Maintenance
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Home, Move or Remodel
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Home, Painting
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Home, Permits and Insurance
Home, Plumbing
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Home, Safety
Home, Tools
Home, Radiators and Furnaces
Home, Repairs
Home, Roofs
Home, Walls
Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
Home, Wiring

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)
Affordable Privacy - The chain link fence isn't getting the job done (4/1/02)
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)
Anchoring a Hammock - The Natural Handyman (1/25/99)
Building a Recycled Deck by Karen Millard (9/8/97)

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Home, Kitchens
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Home, Maintenance
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Home, Other
Home, Painting
Home, Paying for Home Remodeling
Home, Permits and Insurance
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Home, Tools
Home, Radiators and Furnaces
Home, Repairs
Home, Roofs
Home, Walls
Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
Home, Wiring

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, Kitchens
Home, Laundry Rooms
Home, Limiting Remodeling Costs
Home, Maintenance
Home, Mold and Mildew
Home, Move or Remodel
Home, Other
Home, Painting
Home, Paying for Home Remodeling
Home, Permits and Insurance
Home, Plumbing
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Home, Repairs
Home, Roofs
Home, Walls
Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
Home, Wiring

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.
Protect your home from winter at its worst - A little snow and ice can be pretty. Too much can be pretty destructive, so protect your home.
7 busted myths to weatherize your home - Don't wind up cold this winter. We've debunked these myths so your home stays toasty.
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

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Home, Choosing a Project
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Home, Insulation and Winterization
Home, Laundry Rooms
Home, Limiting Remodeling Costs
Home, Maintenance
Home, Mold and Mildew
Home, Move or Remodel
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Home, Painting
Home, Paying for Home Remodeling
Home, Permits and Insurance
Home, Plumbing
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Home, Safety
Home, Tools
Home, Radiators and Furnaces
Home, Repairs
Home, Roofs
Home, Walls
Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
Home, Wiring

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.
How to get that look: 5 enviable kitchens - Eager to renovate? Steal ideas (and get cost estimates) from these real-life kitchens.
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)
How to Design an Efficient Kitchen (5/7/07)
Kitchen Remodeling and Your Budget (3/19/07)
My Story: Home Remodeling (10/9/06)
Counter Support (6/12/06)
Refurbishing Wood Cabinets (1/23/06)
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)
Refinishing Marble Countertops by The Natural Handyman (10/12/98)

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Home, Garages
Home, Insulation and Winterization
Home, Kitchens
Home, Limiting Remodeling Costs
Home, Maintenance
Home, Mold and Mildew
Home, Move or Remodel
Home, Other
Home, Painting
Home, Paying for Home Remodeling
Home, Permits and Insurance
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Home, Repairs
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Home, Walls
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Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
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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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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)
Completing Home Projects Without Breaking the Bank (10/11/04)
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

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Home, Garages
Home, Insulation and Winterization
Home, Kitchens
Home, Laundry Rooms
Home, Limiting Remodeling Costs
Home, Mold and Mildew
Home, Move or Remodel
Home, Other
Home, Painting
Home, Paying for Home Remodeling
Home, Permits and Insurance
Home, Plumbing
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Home, Tools
Home, Radiators and Furnaces
Home, Repairs
Home, Roofs
Home, Walls
Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
Home, Wiring

Preventative Home Maintenance Tasks for New Homeowners - Reducing the number of expensive repair bills.
How to protect your home from winter at its worst - A little snow and ice can be pretty. Too much can be pretty destructive, so protect your home.
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.
Frugal home maintenance Video - Regular maintenance is the way to protect your home from costly repairs.
Lawn Mower Maintainence by Rich Finzer - How mower maintainence could save you money.
Outdoor Living Space by NAPSA - Simple tips for sprucing up your outdoor living space. (5/11/09)
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)
The Agreeable Appliance - courtesy of RepairClinic.com - Does it seem like your appliances are conspiring to ruin your budget? (3/25/02)
Time Savers by Betsy Sullivan (10/23/00)
Preventive Home Maintenance - The Natural Handyman (1/18/99)

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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, Other

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Home, Insulation and Winterization
Home, Kitchens
Home, Laundry Rooms
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Home, Maintenance
Home, Mold and Mildew
Home, Move or Remodel
Home, Painting
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Home, Permits and Insurance
Home, Plumbing
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Home, Repairs
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Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
Home, Wiring

9 tips for rehabbing old houses to their former glory - These ideas will help you restore a place to its original design without overspending.
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.
6 reasons you shouldn't overimprove your home - Don't make your house too nice for the neighborhood. Watch for these pitfalls.
Dirty secrets: What’s under the front lawn? - Here is a description of what's under the front lawn, including sewer, gas, water and power lines and sprinkler systems.
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)
10 quick ways to upgrade your home - Make a splash without spending much cash with these 10 quick and easy home projects. (6/30/10)
DIY repairs can save you money - Do-it-yourself repairs and installation aren't as hard as you think, and they can save you money. (3/8/10)
Mortgage default is poor choice - A man who is $40,000 under water on his loan wonders if he should trigger a mortgage default. (1/12/10)
4 steps to prevent a remodel gone wrong - A "bargain" remodeling job can turn into a costly headache if you don't follow these four steps. (9/2/09)
Estimating the Cost of Remodeling - How do I get a realistic estimate? (12/5/05)
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, Insulation and Winterization
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Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
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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 Vinyl Siding - The Natural Handyman - Is painting the best way to cover discoloration? (1/28/02)
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)
Covering Semi-Gloss Paint by The Natural Handyman (12/7/98)
A Little Painting Help, Please (11/23/98)
A Painting Question by The Natural Handyman (9/21/98)

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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?
Loan options for building a backyard pool - If you're going to plunge and build a swimming pool, you need to decide how to 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.
Senior mom needs home fix-up funds - If you're pressed for home improvement cash, but own the place, you have options.
What it takes to finance a home remodel - You can pay for renovations with a fistful of savings, but there are ways to borrow the money.
8 ways to pay for repairs to a vacation home - If disaster strikes a vacation home, insurance won't cover all. Here's how to raise money.
Get the most from your home repair dollars - If you've put off home maintenance chores, here's how to prioritize to get the most for your money.
5 tips to save money on home renovations - Remodeling can knock a hole through your wallet, but it doesn't have to. Try these tips.
Remodel home for less with junkyard gems - Home remodeling can cost a lot. Save a bundle of money by using reclaimed materials.
Best way to pay for home improvements? - Here's how to review your borrowing options when your home needs a serious facelift.
Remodeling your home without home equity - No equity in your home? These five ideas can help you find cash to remodel anyway.
Credit card may beat home equity loan - Credit card debt may trump a home equity loan for a couple planning a home improvement project. (1/18/10)
Remodeling your home without home equity - No equity in your home? These five ideas can help you find cash to remodel anyway. (1/13/10)
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

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

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)
Decreasing Water Pressure - The Natural Handyman - Could their neighbors be using too much water? (5/27/02)
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)
Becoming a Plumber (7/13/98)

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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)
Knock, Knock, Who's There? (9/14/98)
Are Plastic Water Lines OK? (8/31/98)
Plastic Water Pipes (7/13/98)
Tired of Leaks (6/8/98)
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)
New Septic System Smells (10/26/98)
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)
Toilet Flushing Problems (8/31/98)
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)
Scalding Hot Water (1/25/99)
Hot Water Heater Sounds (12/7/98)
Guest Bathroom Smells (9/14/98)

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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, Safety

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.
7 ways to maintain your home's privacy and keep out snooping eyes - Don't want your at-home activities to end up on YouTube? Then follow these guidelines.
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.
Is your home in shape for hurricane season? - Make sure your roof, windows and doors are battle-ready for bouts with big storms.
6 cheap, effective home security solutions - Don't spend a ton protecting your home. Outside and in, these frugal fixes keep your house safe.
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)
Beeping Smoke Detector (3/6/06)
Alone and Afraid - A single mom wants to prevent home intruders (4/2/01)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Tools

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

Make Your Broom Last by Pat Veretto - When cared for your broom can last a long time.
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)

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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

House-rich senior denied credit for home repairs - If you lack funds to repair your home, you still have at least 5 options.
Need Help? Call a Semi-Pro by Lynn Bulmahn - Lowering the cost of many projects.
My Story: Repairing a Water Softener Contributed by Shauna J. - She sent the repairman home!
7 tips to renovating after a natural disaster - It'll take time, but rebuilding after a disaster can have its advantages in terms of safety.
Should you tap home equity for repairs? - Before tackling any home improvements, make sure you don't fall into these costly traps.
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.
Secret to home repairs: Plan and save - Save for maintenance and repairs by measuring your appliances' ages in dog years.
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)
How Do I? by Kathleen Bieke - Need a quick answer? (12/10/01)
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

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

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.
Playing Defense against Harsh Weather by NAPSA - Up on the roof, you can see if your home is ready for rough weather. (10/26/09)
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

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

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)
Condensation Inside Your Home - The Natural Handyman (1/11/99)
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

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

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

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

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)
Word Power by Kathleen Bieke (6/5/00)
Homeschooling with Frugal Unit Studies by Nannette Gilbert (7/26/99)

Houses: Buying & Selling (and other home issues)

Appraisals and Inspections
Auctions and Foreclosures
Building
Buying
Closing Costs
Down Payment
Equity
Financing
Housing Market
How Much House
Investing
Other
Moving
Real Estate Agents
Refinancing
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Houses: Buying and Selling, Appraisals and Inspections

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Houses, Auctions and Foreclosures
Houses, Building
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Equity
Houses, Financing
Houses, Housing Market
Houses, How Much House
Houses, Investing
Houses, Other
Houses, Moving
Houses, Real Estate Agents
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
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Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Selling
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Houses, Should You Buy
Houses, Taxes
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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.
Hiring an appraiser to value an estate - Before you dump Grandma's old desk in a garage sale, find out what it's worth.
Who repairs home after inspection -- buyer or seller? - After an inspection, the homebuyer and seller have to negotiate the repairs.
What to do when the home appraisal is too low - An appraisal that's lower than the home price is distressing, even when it's a blessing.
What homebuyers and sellers need to know about comps - Comps. Homebuyers and sellers have heard of them. But what, exactly, are comparables?
What to do when home appraisal comes in low - The bank's appraisal was for $20,000 less than the purchase price. What are the options?
How to avoid a low home appraisal - A low home appraisal can kill the sale of a home. Here are tips to help you fight back.
How to Challenge a Low Home Appraisal by Michele Lerner - Don't let a low appraisal derail your home transaction.
Pros and cons of refinance appraisals - Not everyone needs an appraisal to refinance a home loan, but should you get one anyway?
What to do when home appraisal comes in low - The bank's appraisal was for $20,000 less than the purchase price. What are the options?
A home inspection can help avoid a money pit - Follow these steps to get your money's worth from your home inspection.
Home appraisal changes: More accurate? - New financial reform legislation aims to resolve thorny issues surrounding real estate appraisals. (8/26/10)
Is home's original value based on appraisal? - Is a home's original value based on the purchase price or the appraisal? (6/2/10)
5 biggest home inspection mistakes - An inspection can save you from buying a problem home. Here's how to make the most of it.(12/14/09)
How to avoid a low home appraisal - A low home appraisal can kill the sale of a home. Here are tips to help you fight back. (12/28/09)
Online 'appraisals' close but not perfect - Online 'appraisals' close but not perfect. (9/21/09)
New appraisal may save second-home dream - If a home appraisal comes in low, a confrontational approach is unlikely to make things better. (8/12/09)
Get an Inspection by Cindy Snyder - Selling your house? Get it inspected! (4/2/01)
Avoid Expensive Homebuying Mistakes: Home Inspections by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (3/30/98)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Auctions and Foreclosures

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
Houses, Appraisals and Inspections
Houses, Building
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Equity
Houses, Financing
Houses, Housing Market
Houses, How Much House
Houses, Investing
Houses, Other
Houses, Moving
Houses, Real Estate Agents
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
Houses, Rental Property
Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Selling
Houses, Sharing a House
Houses, Should You Buy
Houses, Taxes
Houses, Warranties and Insurance

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Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

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.
Will bankruptcy save my home from foreclosure? - Without decent income and your home in foreclosure, keeping lenders at bay will be tough.
Can you get your house back after foreclosure? - Sometimes you can buy back your foreclosed-upon house. But it's complicated.
Will a short sale on second home hurt me? - A short sale will get you out of a bad mortgage. How will it affect future home purchases?
The eyesore next door devalues your property - Ugly, smelly, loud neighbors dent home values up to 10 percent. What can you do about them?
Living with a vacant foreclosure next door - When a bank lets an abandoned foreclosure fall apart, the neighbors' options are few.
The not-so-short impact of short sales - A short sale may get you out of a mortgage. But you won't forget it for years. Here's why.
Why do short sales take so long? Video - Go into a short sale with realistic expectations of how long it may take.
Short sales may suit patient first-time buyers - If they're willing to wait out delays, first-time homebuyers can find hot deals on short sales.
Burdens of buying foreclosures at auction - One tool gives details on individual savings bonds, so try the do-it-yourself approach first.
Is it safe to buy a foreclosure? - In light of the "robosigning" scandal, has purchasing a foreclosure become too dangerous? (11/01/10)
FHA waives rule against house flipping - With no more anti-flipping rule, homebuyers in need of an FHA loan to buy a foreclosure are in luck. (3/12/10)
Should you buy a home that's been vacant? - Before buying a vacant home, be aware of possible expensive repairs lurking behind the walls. (2/17/10)
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

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
Houses, Appraisals and Inspections
Houses, Auctions and Foreclosures
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Equity
Houses, Financing
Houses, Housing Market
Houses, How Much House
Houses, Investing
Houses, Other
Houses, Moving
Houses, Real Estate Agents
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
Houses, Rental Property
Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Selling
Houses, Sharing a House
Houses, Should You Buy
Houses, Taxes
Houses, Warranties and Insurance

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

Houses: Buying and Selling, Buying

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

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Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

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.
Did you just buy a house? The 5 things you must do next - No. 1: Change the locks. You don't know how many people may have the key to your home.
The Economics of Buying a Home by Debra Karplus - Some things to consider before you hit that first 'open house'
Homebuyer beware: 7 signs a flipped house is a flop - A fixed-up home that gleams with bling may be concealing crummy workmanship.
9 ways to live large in a tiny home - Small houses are all the rage. Learn to declutter and get the most out of less space.
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.
Is it smarter to buy a home before marriage or after? - You want to have an answer to this question before you start picking out curtains.
4 first steps to sprint into homebuying - Homebuying can move quickly. Use these tips for a good jumpstart.
7 deal-breakers that can sink a home sale - From termites to train whistles, many things can kill a sale. It pays to know what they are.
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.
The costs of buying a home come in these 3 big waves - Here are the phases of the homebuying process when you write the big checks.
4 factors homebuyers should not overlook - When you've got your eye on a house for sale, look beyond the obvious.
8 strategies to compete with cash homebuyers - Green is king when buying a home. Use these winning strategies if you can't pay cash.
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.
7 things that can turn off homebuyers - What do monkey poo and a Confederate flag have in common? Angry homebuyers, that's what.
4 things every homebuyer should know about termites - Sometimes wood-chomping insects cause only a little harm. Sometimes it's Termageddon.
Is it cheaper to buy or build a home? - Whether you ultimately decide to buy or build a home, here's how to begin.
5 vital tips for first time homebuyers - Take these steps to smooth the homebuying process, especially if you're a rookie.
5 pieces of advice for 1st-time homebuyers - Take these cues from homebuying masters to make the process go more easily.
6 money moves for 1st-time homeowners - Here's how to reinforce your finances now that you own a home.
Ready to stop renting and buy a home? Some things to think about - Want to buy a home? Or keep renting? We give you some pluses and minuses.
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.
Ready to buy a home? Some things to think about - Want to buy a home? Or keep renting? We give you some pluses and minuses.
Buying a home with no credit? Probably not - Living credit-free feels liberating -- until you need a mortgage. Then things can get difficult.
Why does a homebuyer need to get a CLUE? - Get clued in on how to check a house's insurance claim history and avoid surprises.
Downsizing: How to buy a new house before selling your old one - To avoid a move to temporary quarters, you need to raise some cash. Here's how.
Buying a home? Look past the staging - Don't fall for sellers' tricks -- such as removing doors to make rooms look bigger.
Necessary paperwork for a home buyer - Mortgage lenders may ask you for myriad financial documents. Be prepared and save time.
6 steps to making the right bid on a home - You've found your dream home. These bidding tips can get you the price of your dreams.
Weighing the pluses and minuses of owning a co-op - Co-op or condo? Your comfort, plus your long- and short-term needs, dictate the choice.
5 questions for the first-time homebuyer - Here's what to ask yourself to make your first homebuying experience a success.
4 money mistakes of first-time homebuyers - These financial blunders can make it more difficult -- and expensive -- to buy a first home.
4 secrets to budgeting for a home purchase - A good budget plan begins before a homebuyer makes an offer. These tips can help.
5 tips for first-time homebuyers - A little preparation can make homebuying more pleasurable and less painful.
Just how confidential is a home offer? - A home seller's agent may "shop" your offer to competing buyers. Whatcha gonna do?
8 Things to Do Before You Shop for a Rent to Own Home by Anna Cruz - This could be your entry into homeownership.
My home offer was accepted; how can I back out? - A home seller can sue you for walking away from a contract, but there are plenty of loopholes.
6 must-do's before buying a home - You've decided to buy. Congrats! Now it's time to get your financial house in order.
Don't let wishy-washy home sellers waste your time - What does it mean when sellers want to be able to void the contract for any reason?
Your credit report: 6 tips for homebuyers - You plan to buy a home, so you got your credit report. Here's what to do with the info.
Homebuying options for disabled Americans - If you're disabled, don't give up your homeownership goal. Here's where to turn for help.
Buy house, condo or town house as 1st home? - Look at lifestyle, maintenance and other factors when choosing a dwelling.
Planning to buy a home in a year? Start here - Prepare for your first foray into homeownership by following these steps.
Buying a flipped home? 5 questions to ask - Here's how to tell if it's wise to buy a home that's been fixed and quickly sold.
Yes, you can buy a home during holiday season - Even when the weather outside is frightful, buying a house can be delightful at year's end.
5 ways to make your next home offer stand out - Try these techniques to charm the home seller into favoring you over the competition.
6 tips for buying another home after foreclosure - "Rebound" buyers lost homes to foreclosure and now want to buy again. Here's how.
Use cash or mortgage to buy vacation home? - If you are serious about buying a vacation home, learn first about these financing issues.
Beware escalator clause when homebuying - In a bidding war for a house, an escalator clause automatically raises your offer. Be careful!
Buying a Lease/Option Home by Gary Foreman - A good way to buy with no down payment?
How to win over an HOA, condo or co-op board - Residents can screen you out of buying in some types of communities. Here's how to get in.
Use pension lump-sum cash to buy house? - If your credit may disqualify you for a mortgage, your pension might help you buy a home.
How to haggle on a home price Video - Follow these guidelines to get your new dream home for as little money as possible.
Vet the neighborhood before buying a home Video - A dream home can turn into a nightmare if you don't examine a neighborhood before buying a home.
Can I get a home loan after a short sale? - To buy a home after you sold one in a short sale, you need time, good credit and money down.
7 tips for the buyer who wants a green home - First, define what you mean by "green." Then follow this advice to find your green haven.
Negotiate the best sale price on your 1st home - You're selling your first home. Extract big bucks from the buyers with these tips.
Steps to buying a home Video - Follow this 6-month homeowner countdown so you are ready come closing day.
What homebuyers can expect at the closing table - Don't close on your lunch break, and other tips to minimize frustrating glitches.
How to haggle on a home price Video - Follow these guidelines to get your new dream home for as little money as possible.
6 tips to win a bidding war for your next home - Do you have what it takes to wage a bidding war for the house you want?
Preparing to Buy Your First Home by John Keller - What you need to do before looking for your new home.
Homebuying do's, don'ts for unmarried couples - Whether they don't want to marry or can't, lots of unwed couples buy houses. Here's some advice.
Steer clear of these 6 common homebuyer errors - Think the seller's agent is your confidant? Don't make this or five other costly blunders.
Relocation sales offer bargains to buyers - There are some advantages (and drawbacks) to buying a house from a relocation company.
How to hike credit score before buying a home - Lenders are scared of borrowers with unpaid debts and will price mortgages accordingly.
HUD-1 settlement statement: a borrower's guide - Read the missing manual for the HUD-1, a form that itemizes fees in a real-estate transaction.
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.
Navigating the road to homeownership - Bankrate's step-by-step guide will help you understand the sometimes-difficult journey to homeownership.
5 homebuying tips from Dad you should follow - Heed these nuggets of paternal advice whether or not you buy a home on Father's Day.
Calculate the money you need to buy a home - You part with a lot of cash when you buy a home. Here are some expenses to tally.
4 homebuyer pointers for shopping online - Shopping online for a home opens up creative possibilities you might have missed.
6 things to do before buying a home - You've picked out a new home. Now what?
Cash out savings for kid's home down payment? - Find the right source of your loan or gift if you want to help your child become a homebuyer.
4 money mistakes of first-time homebuyers - A quartet of common financial blunders can make it more difficult -- and expensive -- to buy a first home.
7 questions to ask before making an offer on a home - What's wrong with this house? Ask this and other questions before making an offer.
Do you qualify for homebuyer assistance? - State and local homebuyer programs help with down payments and closing costs.
How to do a home walk-through before closing - Time for the walk-through of your new home, just before closing. Don't do it in a hurry.
6 tips to ensure a painless closing on your home - Closing on a house can be joyful or horrific. Follow these tips for a smooth settlement.
Avoid these 5 emotional mistakes of homebuyers - You know how wondrous it feels to fall in love? Don't do that with a house. And other tips.
7 Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know by Michele Lerner - Protecting your investment.
6 tips for buying a newly constructed home - When you buy a brand-new home, you have to look for what's there -- and what's missing.
Slideshow - 5 must-haves for a fab first home - The price is just one thing to ponder. These other homebuying points are critical, too.
How to help your kids buy a home - Before aiding your child's home purchase, ask if you're doing it for the right reason.
Avoid these chilling homebuying surprises - Is the house haunted? Teeming with bats? Atop a burial mound? The seller better spill.
Home purchase fell through -- now what? - If your home purchase doesn't close, can you get your deposit back?
Buy a home without cash from parents - If the Bank of Mom & Dad can't help pay for your first home, check out these options.
Real estate red flags - Video- Buying a home is challenging and there are several red flags you need to be aware of.
What to know before you buy a condo - With condo prices dropping 25 percent nationwide, how do you know you're getting a good deal?
7 questions to ask before making an offer on a home - What's wrong with this house? Ask this and other questions before making an offer.
5 must-haves for a fab first home - The price is just one thing to ponder. These other homebuying points are critical, too.
How to comparison shop for your new home - Shopping for a home, but feeling a little lost? Use these tools to help you shop for your new home.
Video: Buying a home as-is - With an as-is home, what you don't see can cost you lots of money.
The best time to close on your home? - There are pros and cons to closing on your home purchase before the end of the month.
Would you feel OK living with an HOA? - Some like living with a homeowners association and some don't. Discover where you fit in.
Bargain or bust? Buying a house as-is - Buying a home as-is means you pay for repairs and you can't blame the seller for anything.
Deciding to buy a new or used home - Should you buy a used home when you could buy a newly built one for not much more?
Which to buy: short sale or foreclosure? - Looking for a housing bargain? Check out pros and cons of distressed homes before buying.
Peek past the flash when buying a house - Buying a home? Look beyond the fresh paint and clean carpets.
Some home sellers will lend to buyers - Homebuyers who are unwilling or unable to borrow from banks can opt for seller financing.
4 costly homebuying contract errors - Say what you mean when you write a contract to buy a home, or legal complications can result.
6 things to do before buying a home - You've picked out a new home. Now what?
6 things to do before buying a home - Follow this checklist of six must-do items before buying a home.
How to avoid buying a money pit - It's easy to be dazzled by a dream home. But look a little deeper, or it could cost you big money. (10/27/10)
How to buy in a good neighborhood - As values implode nationwide, find out how some neighborhoods are able to buck the trend. (10/8/10)
HUD offers homes at half price - The Good Neighbor Next Door program offers cheap homes to workers in four occupations. (9/27/10)
4 money mistakes of first-time homebuyers - A quartet of common financial blunders can make it more difficult -- and expensive -- to buy a first home. (6/30/10)
4 tips for closing a home sale quickly - Rushing to close on your new home and claim a tax credit? These four tips can speed up the process. (5/11/10)
Don't shop for a home on price alone - Homebuyers focused solely on finding a bargain could be heading down the wrong path. (4/2/10)
Rent to own: When it's not time to buy - With a rent-to-own deal, consider these risks and advantages before signing on the dotted line. (3/30/10)
Discount points on home purchase - Do the math before deciding whether to pay discount points when you buy a home. (3/29/10)
5 questions to ask a real estate attorney - You may need a real estate attorney to close a home purchase. Use this guide to find the right one. (3/8/10)
First-time homebuyer tips - You'll need to know these facts about your finances before buying your dream home. (3/5/10)
2 reasons to skip homebuyer credit - The new "trade up" homebuyer tax credit makes it tempting to buy a bigger home. But is that wise? (12/18/09)
5 questions for the first-time homebuyer - Here's what to ask yourself to make your first homebuying experience a success. (12/21/09)
5 tips for buying a foreclosed home - Do the legwork first to find a great deal on a foreclosed home. Here's what you need to know. (11/25/09)
4 tips for the homebuyer tax credit - Want to take advantage of the extended and expanded homebuyer tax credit? Follow these tips. (11/9/09)
Stay local for home-buying help - The federal tax credit is big, but don't miss these perks from cities, builders, bosses and others. (9/25/09)
5 common buyer mistakes in a short sale -When shopping for a short sale or foreclosed home, avoid these potential pratfalls to a bum deal. (9/4/09)
Before You Buy a Home by Shaunna Privratsky - 12 questions to ask before you make an offer. (3/23/09)
Before You Begin Househunting by Cindy Snyder - A competitive edge over other buyers (4/8/02)
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)
Avoiding Expensive Homebuying Mistakes: Knowledge Is Power by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (12/29/97)
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 Costs

Mortgage Closing Costs You Shouldn't Pay by Don Petrasek (8/28/00)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Down Payment

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

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

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

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Mortages
Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

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)
Get the Best Mortgage for You by Don Petrasek - Understand how your lender works (1/21/02)
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



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Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

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?
7 preventable ways homebuyers overpay - Surrendering to bidding fatigue is just one way of paying too much for a house.
5 ways your house can make you go broke - Want to turn your savings into debt? Make these common homeowning mistakes.
How public transportation affects home values - No ferry tale: Homes near public transportation hold value better. Mind the gap in prices!
Should I take loan modification while in Ch.13? - A loan modification will change your bankruptcy payments some, but it's still worth it.
When 'not a short sale' is a selling point - Selling your house, and it's not a short sale? Here's when you should let buyers know.
How to invest in US real estate recovery - Which is better: becoming a landlord, refinancing your mortgage or investing in REITs?
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.
Selling Your Home In a Lousy Market by Rick Kahler - Should you bite the bullet or hang on hoping for more?
How to market your home to international buyers - There's a whole world of homebuyers out there. First step: Take lots of photos of your casa.
Real estate: To buy or not to buy? - To buy or not to buy, that is the real estate question.
Consider home swap in a tough market - It's hard out there for a seller when trying to get money for a house. So swap homes instead.
How to calculate when to buy a house - There are many tools to help buyers figure out if now's the time to buy a home.
4 questions to ask before buying a home - Don't buy a house until you know these things about yourself and the local real estate market.
5 Reasons Home Prices Won’t Increase Anytime Soon by Omie Ismail - Predicting a major budget item (11/110)
7 tips for a home sale in a soft market - What does it take to make a home sale in a soft market? Realtors offered these seven tips.
Invisible threat to home prices - Tips for spotting the hidden debt that sinks home values: Is it lurking in your neighborhood?
How much is that house worth? - A home's true value boils down to what a willing buyer and seller can agree to.
'Lying listings' fool more homebuyers - Untruthful listings are on the rise as the recession drags on and homesellers become desperate. (8/6/09)
Buying in a Buyer’s Market by Jean Knight Pace - Now could be the perfect time to shop for a home.(4/20/09)
No Reservations by Christine Karpinski - The surprising up side to buying a vacation home in a less than stellar real estate market (1/28/08)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, How Much House?

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
Houses, Appraisals and Inspections
Houses, Auctions and Foreclosures
Houses, Building
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Equity
Houses, Financing
Houses, Housing Market
Houses, Investing
Houses, Other
Houses, Moving
Houses, Real Estate Agents
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
Houses, Rental Property
Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Selling
Houses, Sharing a House
Houses, Should You Buy
Houses, Taxes
Houses, Warranties and Insurance

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

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

see also:
Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

What if the property next to me has an abandoned home? - If the house next door is abandoned and dilapidated, follow these do's and don'ts.
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.
Safe and Sound on a Budget by Joanne Guidoccio - 18 ways to keep burglars out of your home!
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.
What to do if there's a lien on your house - Getting a lien placed on your house is serious stuff. Here's how to try to get it removed, if you can.
10 tips for buying and selling homes - Housing is on the rebound. Follow these guidelines to avoid getting knocked down.
Should you lease a home with an option to buy? - Bad credit? No cash? A lease with an option to buy a home is tempting. Here's what to know.
Home Owners Associations by Brian Jenkins - The pros and cons of having an HOA.
Can you get a home via squatter's rights? - You dream of taking ownership of a vacant home by living in it. Then legal reality sets in.
HOA Liability for Trayvon Martin? by Marcie Geffner - Could you be liable for your home owners' association?
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.
Can you mend the foreclosure next door? - What can you do about a foreclosure in your neighborhood? You have a few options.
A Non-Traditional Roof Over Your Head by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Taking a different look at your housing situation.
6 reality checks for accidental landlords - Forced to rent out your house? Consider these factors before you look for tenants.
3 ways to get rid of your house - Facing a job transfer or other emergency? If you need to dump your house, options exist. (9/29/10)
Turn your home into an eco-chamber - Home values are soft, but a green house cuts utility bills and can boost resale value. Find out how. (8/30/10)
Will new rules delay home loan closings? - Improved disclosure rules could provide relief from high fees, but may slow down closings. (9/4/09)
Inheriting the House - But can't afford upkeep while Mom's still alive (7/2/07)
Cheaper Storage - Inexpensive alternatives for stashing household goods (4/29/02)
Modern Day Homesteading by Misty Smith-Beringer (6/17/96)

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

Houses: Buying and Selling, Moving

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
Houses, Appraisals and Inspections
Houses, Auctions and Foreclosures
Houses, Building
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Equity
Houses, Financing
Houses, Housing Market
Houses, How Much House
Houses, Investing
Houses, Other
Houses, Real Estate Agents
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
Houses, Rental Property
Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Selling
Houses, Sharing a House
Houses, Should You Buy
Houses, Taxes
Houses, Warranties and Insurance

see also:
Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

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.
Moving? How to vet a potential new neighborhood - A dream home can turn into a nightmare if you don't examine a neighborhood before buying a home.
Buying vs. building a home - Whether you ultimately decide to buy or build a home, here's how to begin.
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 by Sherry Ballou Hansen - Reducing the cost of moving.
How to find a reputable moving company - Follow these tips to select a mover who won't steer you (or your goods) wrong.
Cut these expenses when moving - Here are three common moving costs, and tips for cutting them.
How to inspect your prospective neighborhood - You know the closet sizes in the house you want to buy, but what's the commute like?
Save cash on a cross-country move - Trying to cut costs on a cross-country move? Here are some tips.
9 surprising ways to lose money when moving - Think your relocation involves only paying movers? Consider these hidden costs.
Deciding between buying and renting a home Video - When choosing between renting and buying, it is important to first weigh all of your options.
House hunters: Should you buy or rent? - Nearly everyone dreams of owning his own home. But can you afford the house and all of its related expenses?
We must move. Sell our home or rent it? - If the rental amount doesn't cover your carrying costs, should you sell your home?
Save on a Long-Distance Move - What can you do to remove the cost of a long-distance move?
Before a move, pay down mortgage or save up? - Thinking about pulling up stakes? First, get your extra cash moving to the right place.
7 ways to avoid moving company scams - Want a smooth move? Here's how to avoid being scammed out of your stuff and your money.
5 frugal ways to ease moving pains - Moving to a new home is stressful. These tips will help you save time and money.
Sell or rent home when relocating? - Homeowners who have to relocate should ask five questions before renting out their home. (7/27/10)
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)
Shipping Large Items (4/24/06)
My Story: Moving Made Easy (11/28/05)
My Story - Moving made easy (6/21/04)
My Story: The Organized Move - Keeping track of what's in the boxes (5/31/04)
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)
When You're About to Move - pt 2 by Vicki Simons (7/27/98)
When You're About to Move - pt 1 by Vicki Simons (7/20/98)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Real Estate Agents

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
Houses, Appraisals and Inspections
Houses, Auctions and Foreclosures
Houses, Building
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Equity
Houses, Financing
Houses, Housing Market
Houses, How Much House
Houses, Investing
Houses, Other
Houses, Moving
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
Houses, Rental Property
Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Selling
Houses, Sharing a House
Houses, Should You Buy
Houses, Taxes
Houses, Warranties and Insurance

see also:
Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

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.
6 things that real estate agents wish you knew - Do you really want a prospective homebuyer to see your underwear on the floor?
Homebuyer, beware the single-agent listing - If you use the seller's agent when you buy a home, you'll save money, right? Think again.
Does brand matter when you pick a real estate agent? - Few people care which brokerage a real estate agent works for. Should they?
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?
Why real estate agents list their own homes - Many agents handle their own home listings. The reasons aren't entirely mercenary.
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.
Sellers: Dump your real estate agent efficiently - They say that breaking up (with your real estate agent) is hard to do. Here's how.
What real estate agents do for buyers - First-time homebuyers research online, but use real estate agents for complex tasks.
Should you sell home without agent? - Ask yourself these five questions before selling a home without the help of a real estate agent. (10/19/09)
>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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Home Remodeling, Repair and Maintenance return to the Library Subject Index

Houses: Buying and Selling, Rental Property

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
Houses, Appraisals and Inspections
Houses, Auctions and Foreclosures
Houses, Building
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Equity
Houses, Financing
Houses, Housing Market
Houses, How Much House
Houses, Investing
Houses, Other
Houses, Moving
Houses, Real Estate Agents
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Selling
Houses, Sharing a House
Houses, Should You Buy
Houses, Taxes
Houses, Warranties and Insurance

see also:
Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

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.
Do renters really decrease nearby home values? - Renters live all around, so there goes the neighborhood, right? Not necessarily.
Can I get rental income loss deduction? - It's nice of you to reduce your tenant's rent. You can't deduct a loss, but you have options.
7 tips for renters - Some renters face stiffer competition for vacancies and higher rents. Here's what you need to know if you're a renter.
'Caretakers' rent homes way beyond their means - "Would you have any Grey Poupon?" You'll be asking your neighbors that if you rent this way.
Becoming a Landlord by Rick Kahler - Before you make the leap.
Converting home to rental: Get tax breaks? - You placed your home in service last December, so you can claim certain expenses for 2011.
Guide to finding an apartment on Craigslist - Knowing how to apartment-hunt on Craigslist isn't classified information. Use these tips.
How to sell a home when there's a tenant in it - You want to sell your house without disrupting the renters' lives. Here's how.
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.
How to sell a home when there's a tenant in it - You want to sell your house without disrupting the renters' lives. Here's how.
Renting to the foreclosed - Despite dinged credit, former homeowners hit with foreclosure can make good tenants.
Please lease me: 7 tips for renters - Bargain with your next landlord. Follow these suggestions before you rent a place to live.
The Lying Landlord - What can you do when your landlord lies on giving a referral. (11/08/10)
Is depreciation recapture required on rental? - A couple who sold rental property wonders what forms they need to recapture depreciation. (9/7/10)
Renting Your House 101 by Jean Knight Pace - If you can't sell, perhaps you can rent. (8/16/10)
Rent your vacation home off-season - You may be able to lure travelers to your vacation home in any season by trying these seven savvy tips. (12/1/09)
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

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

see also:
Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

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.
What must a home have to lure young buyers? - They scoff at phone jacks and dining rooms. How do you entice buyers under 35?
Sell to a 'buy your house for cash' biz? - Why would you sell your house, cheap, to a flipper when you could do better?
Tax Consequences of Selling Your Home In Your 50s or 60s by Gary Foreman - When empty nester taxpayers sell the homestead.
Can I sell home to a family member in a short sale? - A short sale is supposed to be an "arm's-length" transaction. Are there exceptions?
Let buyer feedback help you sell your home - Selling your home? Listen to prospective buyers' opinions, no matter how idiotic.
6 things real estate agents wish you knew - Do you really want a prospective homebuyer to see your underwear on the floor?
Can seller back out of home sale contract? - Homeowners often get seller's remorse. It can be an expensive affliction.
Can we back out of an accepted home offer to pursue higher bids? - The seller accepted an offer but didn't sign it. Is it OK to pursue higher bids?
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?
How do you sell your house to a developer? - It pays to play hard-to-get when your home stands in the way of a condo development.
Does staging really raise a home's price? - Study says staging doesn't affect value. Here's why real estate agents disagree.
8 ways homebuyers annoy sellers - Don't let your kids play with the sellers' kids' toys, and more tips for homebuyers.
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.
Must-haves to get offers from younger homebuyers - They scoff at phone jacks and dining rooms. How do you entice buyers under 35?
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.
10 things that turn off prospective homebuyers - Is there something about your house that repulses would-be buyers?
6 feng shui secrets to sell your home - Finding peace within your home, and yourself, can help that home go from stale to sold.
Should you sell house as a pocket listing? - Keep your for-sale home off the MLS and it's a pocket listing. You gain privacy, give up money.
What homebuyers desire today - Trying to sell your house? Think low price, move-in condition and great location.
Try again: 6 tips for relisting an unsold home - If at first you don't succeed, try these ideas that can help unload your home.
Do It Yourself Home Staging by Joanne Guidoccio - How to stage your home for a quick and profitable sale.
5 tips to profitably sell your home this spring - If you live in a seller's market, make the most of it. Follow these home-selling guidelines.
5 dirt-cheap home staging ideas - Use these DIY tips to boost your home's sales appeal at little or no cost.
8 tips for selling an old home to young buyers - Here's how to sell your "Beverly Hillbillies"-era house to the "The Hills" generation.
Home sellers need to know about mortgages, too - The person buying your home probably needs a mortgage. Here's a loan lowdown for sellers.
Think before you sell your home - With real estate prices rising again, here are three things to consider before you sell your home.
6 make-or-break features for your next home - House hunters often overlook critical features such as extra storage or more privacy.
What does it take to sell your own home? - Marketing, legal contracts and low offers are all part of being your own real estate agent.
5 tips to start a bidding war for your home - You want to attract a bunch of buyers who are itching to get into your house. Here's how.
Selling Your Home Online by Shaunna Privratsky - Why and how to list your real estate online.
Don't sell a smelly house - Trying to sell a stinky home? You'll be in deep doo-doo if you don't eliminate foul odors.
5 cheap tips to boost your home's value - Looking for cheap ways to make buyers lust after your home? These are almost free.
Want curb appeal? DIY vs. hiring a pro - Make your yard sizzle and bring home the buyers. Build lawn equity if you're not selling.
How to sell your home, even when it's vacant - Does your house feel all empty inside? Here's how to sell a home that's unoccupied.
Sell your home online, where the buyers search - Make sure buyers notice your house when they look online by following these tips.
7 tips for selling a home in a soft market - Need to sell and can stay flexible on the price? You can go from listed to sold in a flash.
Red flags that spoil a home description - Don't be the home seller who turns off buyers by making these mistakes.
8 tips for a successful open house - Lose the lookie loos. Here are some ways to attract serious buyers to your home.
5 tips to make sure your short sale succeeds - Do a short sale wrong, and you lose more than your high credit score. Here's what to know.
For sale: Get your home ready for the market - Guys are turned off if your junk makes the garage look small. Plus other home-selling tips.
4 emotional errors to avoid when selling a home - You'll feel sad and ashamed if you let your emotions get in the way of selling your home.
5 tips to sell your home in the winter season - Need to offer a home in winter? Try these pointers and let it sell, let it sell, let it sell.
Avoid these 6 errors when you have an open house - Would you try to sell a house with a dead critter in the pool? Hint: It doesn't work.
Maximizing your capital gains exclusion on a home sale - When figuring your home's adjusted basis, include its cost and any improvements to the property.
Selling 'as is' isn't as easy as it seems - Selling a home "as is" can save repair dollars or wind up costing money. Here's what to know.
What happens when a home sale fails - You thought you sold your home, but the sale fell through. Now what?
Do home sale incentives work? - One thing beats a gimmick when selling a home: setting the right asking price.
5 dirt-cheap home staging ideas - Use these DIY tips to boost your home's sales appeal at little or no cost.
5 cheap tips to boost your home's value - Looking for cheap ways to make buyers lust after your home? These are almost free.
Price your home to sell - It's not easy to set a home's asking price. Data can prevent a seller from asking too much.
Don't sell a smelly house - Trying to sell a stinky home? You'll be in deep doo-doo if you don't eliminate foul odors.
8 tips for a successful open house - Lose the lookie loos. Here are some ways to attract serious buyers to your home.
How to sell a home in a buyer's market - Learn how to make your home stand out in a crowded marketplace with these tips.
7 negotiating tips for distressed sellers - When events in your life force you to sell your home quickly, don't despair. You have options.
Homebuyers, banish the drama of staging - Staging puts a home's best qualities in the spotlight. The buyer must peer behind the curtain.
Red flags: How to spoil a home description - Don't be the home seller who turns off buyers by making these mistakes.
5 dirt-cheap home staging ideas - Use these DIY tips to boost your home's sales appeal at little or no cost.
Sellers compete with foreclosed homes - How does a home seller compete against foreclosures? Slyly, by exploiting the robosigning scandal.
Short sale may not kill new-home dreams - Typically, a short sale cripples hopes of landing a new loan. But some borrowers have more luck.
Will seller financing sell your home? - Can't sell your home? Offering seller financing may lure potential buyers. But there are risks. (9/28/10)
Are you the reason your home won't sell? - Many home sellers are their own worst enemy. Find out if you're the reason you're losing money. (12/8/09)
Curb appeal helps sell homes - Sprucing up the outside of your house is essential to selling your home in the current market. (12/7/09)
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)
7 Strategies for Selling Your Home Faster (8/2/04)
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?

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
Houses, Appraisals and Inspections
Houses, Auctions and Foreclosures
Houses, Building
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Equity
Houses, Financing
Houses, Housing Market
Houses, How Much House
Houses, Investing
Houses, Moving
Houses, Real Estate Agents
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
Houses, Rental Property
Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Selling
Houses, Taxes
Houses, Warranties and Insurance

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?
Take care when buying house to renovate it - You like the home's location and price but hate the interior. Here's what to do.
Video: Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home? by Gary Foreman - Interview with LaTisha Styles of YoungFinances.com
How to buy a second home - Interest rates are low and property prices are rising. Time to buy a second home?
Are 20-somethings ready for home ownership? - What does it take for a 20-something to become a homeowner? Wait to become a 30-something.
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.
7-year debts cleared: Time to buy house? - As old debts fall off your credit report and your credit improves, be careful buying a house.
Are you ready to buy a home? - There is more to buying a home than affording the monthly mortgage payments.
Buying a House or Buying a Home? by Don Harrold - How to decide whether to lease or buy your residence. (7/12/10)
Should you rent or buy a house? - Even with the first-home tax credit, renters need to consider all the expenses before buying. (11/20/09)
Bad Economy Scares Potential Homebuyers -Is now a good time to buy or should they wait for better times?(10/27/08)
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

see
Taxes, Mortgages see Taxes, Property Taxes

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Warranties and Insurance

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
Houses, Appraisals and Inspections
Houses, Auctions and Foreclosures
Houses, Building
Houses, Buying
Houses, Closing Costs
Houses, Down Payment
Houses, Equity
Houses, Financing
Houses, Housing Market
Houses, How Much House
Houses, Investing
Houses, Other
Houses, Moving
Houses, Real Estate Agents
Houses, Refinancing
Houses, Remodeling
Houses, Rental Property
Houses, Saving for a House
Houses, Selling
Houses, Sharing a House
Houses, Should You Buy
Houses, Taxes

see also:
Buy or rent your next home? - which is right for you?
Mortgage decision tools

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)
A Birthday Present - the Yard Stick by Rae Osenbaugh (10/6/97)
Mom Bakes a Cake by Rae Osenbaugh (9/1/97)
Advice from Mom: A Diet that Works! - Rae Osenbaugh (4/4/97)
The Frugal Degenerate by Jay Carter (7/15/96)
Pearls of Wisdom by Rae Osenbaugh (2/10/97)

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