Library Subject Index G to H

Garage, Estate and Auction Sales Groceries: Food Safety Groceries: Recipes Hobbies Humor
Gardening Groceries: Freezing Meals Groceries: Restaurants Holidays
Garage, Estate and Auction Sales Groceries: Lunches Groceries: Shopping Tips Home Decorating
General Advice Groceries: Meal Planning Groceries: Warehouse Clubs Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance
Groceries: Food Groceries: Meat and Poultry Halloween Homeschooling
Groceries: Health Food Groceries: Price Books Health and Safety Houses: Buying and Selling

A - C
D - F
G - H
I - M
N - Q
R - Z

Garage, Estate and Auction Sales

Buying
eBay
Selling

Garage, Estate and Auction Sales, Buying

Also in Garage Sales:
Garage Sales, eBay
Garage Sales, Selling

Garage Sales by Olivia Fox - Knowing how to find the hidden treasures.(5/25/09)
My Story: Garage Sale Hunts - Using the Internet to make the most of the hunt (6/25/07)
Gifts for Free - A clever way to purchase gifts with little or no cash outlay. (11/13/06)
My Story: You Can Win at an Auction (7/24/06)
Decorating with Yard Sale Finds (7/24/06)
Cha-Ching! - Tips for a successful day of yard sale shopping (7/10/06)
10 Garage Sale Shortcuts - Finding the great deals (5/9/05)
Against His Will - A husband and wife explore estate sales (11/22/04)
To Market, To Market by Sharon Camino - Finding flea market bargains (4/19/04)
Cleaning Used Appliances - Disinfect that yardsale find (1/5/04)
Yard Sale Adventures by Anne Culbreath Watkins (7/21/03)
Yard Sale Christmas Shopping by Jennifer A. Krausz - Tacky? Not if you do it right (7/9/01)
How to Avoid Yardsale Junk by Christina Heiska - Only bring home the good stuff! (5/7/01)
Yard Sale Etiquette by Nancy Twigg (7/26/99)
Yard Sales by Christina Heiska (8/24/98)
Yardsaling by Christina Heiska (10/6/97)

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Garage Sales, Buying
Garage Sales, Selling

Dejunking Your Home (2/6/06)
Too Many Books - She doesn't want a lot, but isn't there some way to sell used books? (1/9/06)
My Story: Selling at Auctions - Successfully selling at only auction sites (6/27/05)
eBay vs. Garage Sales - She's made the switch to online sales (5/23/05)
Too Much Stuff - What to do when you don't have a place to hold a garage sale (10/27/03)
Selling on Ebay - Like a never-ending garage sale (3/4/02)

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Garage Sales, eBay

Garage Sales 101 by Sherry B. Hanson - Plan, organize and sell!
7 ways to cash in on spring cleaning - Clearing out a dusty closet or dank basement can yield moneymaking treasures for resale.
Yard Sale Presentation by Chris Stevenson - You'll earn more if you present it correctly.
My Story: Garage Sales by Gary Foreman - Pricing garage sale items to sell and make you some money, too!(8/03/09)
Pricing Garage Sale Items - Tips for pricing items in today's "garage sale" market(4/20/09)
How to Have a Blow Out Yard Sale by Katherine E. Tapley - (3/31/08)
Selling Used Goods - Getting the most for things you no longer want or need (10/31/05)
My Story: A Successful Garage Sale - 5 tips for success (6/20/05)
Big Money Garage Sales - Maximize your sale's potential (4/4/05)
Garage Sales 101 - Planning, executing and profiting (8/16/04)
Garage Sale Getaway by Michael Webb - Raise some money for a romantic getaway (8/18/03)
Garage Sale Problems by Christina Heiska - Don't be a victim (6/9/03)
My Story: Garage Sale Scams - contributed by Mickie - Sellers beware! (3/24/03)
Turn Cast-Offs Into Cash by Shaunna Privratsky - One man's trash... (9/9/02)
Garage Sale Guru by Shaunna Privratsky - Smile as you head to the bank (7/1/02)
My Story: Money In Your Closet - A more profitable, less stressful sale (3/18/02)
Disposing of Estate Property - Choices for a difficult time (1/7/02)
The Kid's Garage Sale by Nellie the Nag - Sure, Mom was tough. But they learned some valuable lessons (10/22/01)
Pricing Used Items - They're moving and want to know how much to ask for stuff (6/11/01)
Garage Sale Success by Kim Danger - Turn trash into cash (6/4/01)
My Junk, Your Treasure by Gary Foreman - Make a little money next weekend (4/16/01)
Planning Your Garage Sale by Cheryl Gochnauer (7/10/00)
Garage Sale Tips by David Terrano (4/10/00)
Having a Garage Sale by James & Maureen Tate (3/20/00)
Yard Sale Safety by Teresa Higginbotham (10/25/99)
Make the Most from Your Garage Sales by Cindy Skrzynecki (10/4/99)
Yard Sale Etiquette by Nancy Twigg (7/26/99)
Yard Sales by Christina Heiska (8/24/98)
15 Tips to a Successful Yardsale by Christina Heiska (10/13/97)
This Way to the Garage Sale: part 3 by Don Long (5/6/96)
This Way to the Garage Sale: part 4 by Don Long (5/27/96)
This Way to The Garage Sale: part 5 by Don Long (6/24/96)
Making Money on Your Bargains by Cathy Steinberg (2/10/97)

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Gardening

Children
Containers
Decorating
Flowers
Herbs
Houseplants
Landscaping
Organic
Pest Control
Plant Care
Roses
Soil and Mulch
Trees
Vegetables
Water
Weed and Disease Control

Gardening, Children

How to Make Garden Stones
Gardening With Kids Project by Brenda Hyde - Children love growing things, but sometimes they need encouragement (4/15/02)
A Backyard Nature File by Carolyn Allen - They'll have fun learning (7/16/01)
Teaching Our Children About Nature by Don Trotter - What should we teach them about the world around us? (4/30/01)
Children and Vegetable Gardening by Don Trotter - They'll learn to grow and eat vegetables (2/19/01)
Sunny Risks by David Soper (7/19/99)

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Gardening, Containers

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Gardening, Houseplants
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Gardening, Organic
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Gardening, Plant Care
Gardening, Roses
Gardening, Soil and Mulch
Gardening, Trees
Gardening, Vegetables
Gardening, Water
Gardening, Weed and Disease Control

Video: DIY Project - Toolbox Planter by Jeff Yeager
Video: Diggin' the Small Garden by Jeff Yeager - The Cheap Life
Rent a Garden Plot by Debra Karplus - Even city and apartment dwellers can have a garden.
Ideas for repurposed planters by TDS Guest Blogger
Hay Bale Gardens by Tracy Godsey - How to make an easier raised garden with hay bales.
How to Start and Grow Plants from Seedlings - Tips on seedling containers and how to plant for quick sprouting.
Indoor Container Gardening - Yes, you can have a vegetable garden indoors!
Create a Pot Garden and Save Money by Johnny Gunn - No, not that, but you can grow things that'll put a smile on your face! (4/28/08)
Eating Greens to Save Greens by Steven Burns - Even apartment dwellers can have a garden (4/14/08)
Container Gardening - Get off to a great start with these helpful resources & tips (4/10/06)
The Growth of Gardening - Rediscover the joy of playing in the dirt (3/14/05)
My Story: Container Gardening by Holly Warren - How a master gardener intern does it! (3/4/02)
Gardening on a Budget by Arzeena Hamir - Lower your cost of gardening (1/28/02)
Cool Season Container Gardening by Don Trotter - Extend the gardening season (10/22/01)
Cool Season Container Gardening by Don Trotter (10/23/00)
Container Garden Crisis by Mira Dessy (9/7/98)
Starting Seeds by Mira Dessy (3/30/98)
Seeds for the Novice Gardener by Mira Dessy (3/23/98)
Starting Indoors by Mira Dessy (3/2/98)
Container Gardening by Mira Dessy (5/12/97)
Micro-Gardening by Maggie Heeger (4/15/96)
Hanging Baskets by Kay Hanson (5/20/96)

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Gardening, Decorating

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Gardening, Plant Care
Gardening, Roses
Gardening, Soil and Mulch
Gardening, Trees
Gardening, Vegetables
Gardening, Water
Gardening, Weed and Disease Control

Creating a Dream Garden on $100 Per Year Part 2 by Melissa J. Will
Ready for Spring Gardening? by Tina Shake - (3/17/08)
Make an Easy and Elegant Birdbath by Kathy Wilson (3/3/08)
Garden Planning by Monica Resinger - The wisdom in keeping a garden journal (2/4/08)
Beautify With Bouquets - Keep your flower bunches flourishing (7/25/05)
Garden Room Decorating on a Dime - Add garden charm wherever your room is (5/23/05)
Garden Decor Ideas by Monica Resinger - Charming ideas to spruce up any garden (5/5/03)
Backyard Greenhouses - Budget do-it-yourself greenhouses (6/3/02)
Rock Gardens by Jackie Carroll - Add some interest to your garden (4/1/02)
A Cottage Garden for Under $10 by Pearl Sanborn (4/3/00)
Bring Summer Indoors by Lucynda Koesters (8/23/99)
Our First Real Garden by Nanette Gilbert (7/5/99)
Gardening for Cheap by Pat Fish (1/26/98)
Hanging Baskets by Kay Hanson (5/20/96)

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Gardening, Flowers

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Gardening, Plant Care
Gardening, Roses
Gardening, Soil and Mulch
Gardening, Trees
Gardening, Vegetables
Gardening, Water
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Preserving Flowers - How to preserve flowers.
Guerilla Gardening by Jeffrey Yeager - Get your plant fix on the cheap (3/10/08)
Flower Power by Sheryl Simons - Kudos to annuals (4/26/04)
Free Plants! by Pearl Sanborn - Frugal gardening at its best (3/10/03)
A Guide to Air-Drying Flowers by Monica Resinger - A simple and fun hobby (8/12/02)
Flowers and Shrubs in the Natural Garden by Don Trotter - Don't let the heat beat them down (8/6/01)
Santa Loves Gardeners, Too by Don Trotter (11/27/00)
The Bulbs Are Coming by Don Trotter (9/11/00)
No Cost Flower Gardens (8/7/00)
Make Your Cut Flowers Last Longer by Colleen Moulding (4/24/00)
Selecting the Right Wildflowers by Carolyn Allen (1/24/00)
Wildflowers by Carolyn Allen (12/6/99)
Hot Lovers by David Soper (8/23/99)
Nature's Dividends by David Soper (5/31/99)
The Name Game by David Soper (5/10/99)
Bulbs for Summer by David Soper (4/26/99)
Spring Gardening by David Soper (4/5/99)
Shaded Flower Gardens by Mira Dessy (7/27/98)
Growing 'Wrigley Field Ivy' by Mira Dessy (7/13/98)
Flowering Plants and Transplanting Seedlings by Mira Dessy (4/13/98)
Preserving Flowers by Mira Dessy (3/16/98)
Last Year's Bulbs by Mira Dessy (3/9/98)
Grape Arbor Care by Mira Dessy (2/23/98)
Spring Gardening by Mira Dessy (2/24/97)

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Gardening, Herbs

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Gardening, Plant Care
Gardening, Roses
Gardening, Soil and Mulch
Gardening, Trees
Gardening, Vegetables
Gardening, Water
Gardening, Weed and Disease Control

Grow Your Own Edible Sprouts by Debra Karplus - A special addition to many hot and cold foods.
My Story: A Vegetable and Herb Garden contributed by Marcie - There are advantages beyond saving money. (3/2/09)
How to Plan an Herb Garden by Monica Resinger (3/3/08)
Basil Fact Sheet by Monica Resinger(9/17/07)
Growing Herbs for Tea (4/25/05)
My Story: Basement Herb Garden - Bringing fragrant warmth into the house (1/3/05)
My Story: The Best Path to Inexpensive Herbs - Discover the difference of fresh herbs (4/19/04)
Harvesting and Storing Herbs by Brenda Hyde - Add some natural zest to your recipes (10/15/01)
Drying Herbs by Robin Bassett (7/3/00)
Sprout Seeds for Cheap Nutrition by Rita Bingham (6/12/00)
Grow Your Own Herbs by monica Resinger (6/5/00)
Growing Herbs for Cooking by Mira Dessy (4/6/98)

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Gardening, Houseplants

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Gardening, Roses
Gardening, Soil and Mulch
Gardening, Trees
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Gardening, Water
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Natural Healthcare for Houseplants by Don Trotter - Give your plants the best. Treat them naturally! (3/5/01)
Apartment Grown Tomatoes - Container gardening for small spaces (3/17/03)
Hardy Indoor Plants - Plants that will thrive indoors (2/17/03)
Houseplants from Garbage by Susan Gately - Budget green gives a real lift (2/10/03)
An Inexpensive Luxury by Rebecca Faill - Starting an indoor herb garden from cuttings (5/20/02)
Natural Healthcare for Houseplants by Don Trotter - Give your plants the best. Treat them naturally! (3/5/01)
Bringing Your Plants Indoors by Arzeena Hamir (11/6/00)
Indirect Sunlight by Mira Dessy (4/16/98)
Keeping Indoor Ivy Alive by Mira Dessy (4/6/98)
Foolproof Indoor Plants by Mira Dessy (3/30/98)
Advice from Mom: Plants by Rae Osenbaugh (8/12/96)

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Gardening, Landscaping

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Landscape home to sell: 5 tips to save green - Landscaping is one of the first things a homebuyer sees. Dig in to make your yard pop.
Alternatives to a Grass Lawn by Debra Karplus - A beautiful yard for less.
Making Your Backyard Garden a Success by Chantal King - Reduce your grocery bills with a backyard garden.
Slideshow: Free Landscape Borders by Shaunna Privratsky - Great landscape borders you can get for free.
Edible Landscapes by Veronica Bowman - Your garden can double as beautiful landscaping.
12 Frugal Landscaping Tips by Janice Horton - Get more for your landscape dollar.
Quick & Easy Garden Container Project by Kathy Woodard - Add some flair to a boring deck, patio or back yard.
8 great ways to save green on lawn care - Make your yard luscious without hosing out cash by following these lawn-care tips.
Frugal Rain Gardens by Lee Doppelt - How a rain garden can be frugal and protect your home.
Landscaping for Less by Shaunna Privratsky - Want beautiful landscaping but lack the funds to do it?
My Story: Country Yard contributed by Pam - For years she wanted to improve her big, country yard.(3/30/09)
A Frugal Lawn and Garden by Barb Hacker - Cut the costs to create a healthier outdoor environment (3/16/09)
Post Garden and Yard Penny-Wise Round Up by Christine Cristiano - Reduce your present and future garden and yard expenses. (9/8/08)
Bird Feeders Maximize the enjoyment of watching the birds while minimizing the work. (5/12/08)
Lessening the Lawn by Susan McCanless - You'll save time and money (3/24/08)
Putting your Lawnmower to Bed for the Winter by Murray Anderson - Minimize your aggravation next spring.(10/22/07)
Make Your Yard a Work of Art (5/22/06)
Inexpensive Landscaping with Native Plants (4/17/06)
8 Ways to Landscape on a Budget (3/27/06)
Inexpensive Landscaping (7/4/05)
Container Mania - Using containers to add zip to your landscaping (5/9/05)
7 Tips to Improve Your Lawn by Julie Sturgeon - Sure-fire ways to improve your yard and save money (6/2/03)
Edible Landscaping - Great view! Edible, too! (4/22/02)
Backyard Ponds - An inexpensive sea of tranquility (6/25/01)
My Story: Free Plants by Mary Leonard - Can you improve your garden for free? (5/28/01)
A New Yard - Sod, seed or something else? (4/23/01)
Cool Season Lawn Care by Don Trotter (9/25/00)
Lawns for Less by Deana Ricks (6/19/00)
Ask Miserly Moms: Gardening by Jonni McCoy (5/29/00)
Ornamental Grasses by David Soper (5/17/99)
Lawn Fertilizing by David Soper (5/3/99)
Lawns by David Soper (4/19/99)
Tool Time by David Soper (3/22/99)
"Instant" Landscaping by Mira Dessy (5/11/98)
Ridding Your Lawn of Moss by Mira Dessy (2/16/98)
Frugal Gardening Questions by Mira Dessy (4/7/97)

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Gardening, Organic

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Before You Compost by Dalit Holzman - The organic waste around your home (8/2/04)
The Organic Gardener's Toolkit by Arzeena Hamir - Five must-have ingredients (5/6/02)
Why Garden Naturally? by Don Trotter - Practical reasons for doing it naturally (8/27/01)
Natural Foods for Lawns by Don Trotter - No need for nasty chemicals (7/2/01)
Natural Healthcare for Houseplants by Don Trotter - Give your plants the best. Treat them naturally! (3/5/01)
Feeding Roses by Don Trotter - Natural feeding promotes wonderful roses (1/29/01)
Bad Soil in a Natural Garden by Don Trotter (10/9/00)
Controlling Lawn Grubs Organically by Arzeena Hamir (5/8/00)
Simple Composting (4/12/99)
Composting Horse Manure by Mira Dessy (8/10/98)
Organic Fertilizer by Mira Dessy (6/1/98)
Natural Bug Control for Plants by Mira Dessy (5/25/98)
Organic Lawncare Can Save You Time and Money by Michael Kaufman (6/30/97)

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Gardening, Pest Control

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Preventing Snail Garden Damage - Don't let snails and slugs ruin your garden.
Stop the Squirrels (6/5/06)
Not So Cute Anymore - Humane removal of chipmunks from your yard (6/2/03)
Nightcrawlers - Nightmare or fisherman's dream come true? (6/24/02)
Vegetable Garden Pest Control by Don Trotter - It's just a matter of finding the right predator (9/3/01)
The Slug Patrol by Arzeena Hamir - They're nature's recyclers, but you don't want them taking over your yard (7/9/01)
Pest and Disease Control for Roses by Don Trotter - protect them and you'll be rewarded with beauty (1/15/01)
Safe and Natural Pest Control by Don Trotter (11/20/00)
Carpenter Ants (10/23/00)
Getting to Know Ants by Carolyn Allen (6/5/00)
Controlling Lawn Grubs Organically by Arzeena Hamir (5/8/00)
The Benefits of Worms by David Soper (8/9/99)
Worming Your Way by David Soper (8/2/99)
Biological Pesticides by David Soper (7/5/99)
Continuing the Bug Wars by David Soper (6/28/99)
Balance in the Garden: Natural Pest Control by David Soper (6/14/99)
Japanese Beetles by David Soper (6/7/99)
Humane Mouse Removal (10/26/98)
Getting Rid of Snails by Mira Dessy (9/21/98)
Grubs & Japanese Beetles by Mira Dessy (8/3/98)
Cat-Proofing Your Garden (7/6/98)
That Wascally Wabbit! by Mira Dessy (6/22/98)
Slugs (yech!) by Mira Dessy (6/15/98)
Natural Bug Control for Plants by Mira Dessy (5/25/98)
Natural Bug Repellent by Mira Dessy (5/11/98)
Grapes, Babies and Snakes: Oh, My! by Mira Dessy (4/13/98)

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Creating a Dream Garden on $100 Per Year Part 1 by Melissa J. Will
5 Summer Gardening Secrets by Kathy Woodard - Making your garden better.
Frugal Seed Starters by Nannette Richford - Getting seeds started the frugal way.
Gardening Tips - Money-Saving Articles about gardening.
Spring Fever or I'm Ready to Garden! The Dollar Stretcher Review - Frugal ideas to help fill the garden and yard with plants.
5 Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Spring by Johnny Gunn - What you do now will bear fruit in a few months! (3/1/10)
Building a Winter Greenhouse - Do-it-yourself greenhouse plans - My garden looks good and saves me money, too!(9/7/09)
Gardening on a Dime by Tawra Kellam - My garden looks good and saves me money, too!(4/27/09)
Gardening for (Almost) Nothing by Pat Veretto - Grow some of your food for much less than you'd pay for it (2/18/08)
Gardening Tips from Yesteryear (4/11/05)
20 Secrets to a Flourishing Frugal Garden (9/27/04)
Post Garden and Yard Penny-Wise Round Up - Reduce your present and future garden and yard expenses (9/6/04)
Garden Starters - Easy, inexpensive ways to grow from seed (3/8/04)
Homemade Rooting Compound by Pearl Sanborn - Easily make your own batch (3/24/03)
Summer Heat and Your Garden by Don Trotter - Ways to keep your garden looking spring fresh (7/23/01)
Great Pumpkins & The Coming of Winter by Don Trotter (11/13/00)
Bed Down the Garden Before Winter Winds Strike by Carolyn Allen (11/15/99)
5 Key Steps to Plant Protection by David Soper (6/21/99)
Underground Happenings by David Soper (3/29/99)
Putting Your Garden to Bed by Mira Dessy (10/20/97)

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Gardening, Roses

Keeping Your Roses Spring Fresh by Don Trotter - The beauty of a summer bloom (8/13/01)
Easy Rose Care by Don Trotter - Petals, thorns and the sweet perfume of the rose garden (2/12/01)
Great Roses Need Great Soil by Don Trotter - It all starts in the ground (2/5/01)
Feeding Roses by Don Trotter - Natural feeding promotes wonderful roses (1/29/01)
Pest and Disease Control for Roses by Don Trotter - protect them and you'll be rewarded with beauty (1/15/01)
Rose Pruning Tips by Don Trotter - It's never too early to start thinking about spring! (1/8/01)
Guaranteeing Great Roses Next Summer by Don Trotter (9/18/00)
A Sick Rose Bush by Mira Dessy (8/24/98)
Natural Rose Protection by Mira Dessy (7/6/98)

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Gardening, Soil and Mulch

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Make your own potting soil by The Dollar Stretcher Review
Cheap Compost by Debra Karplus - Even without a garden you can benefit from cheap compost.
My Story: Free/Cheap Compostcontributed by Theresa - You begin with the county extension office... (6/9/08)
My Neighbors Mulch My Garden by Josh Medlin - Free and extremely cheap sources of mulch. (4/21/08)
Natural Soil Test by Pat Veretto - Testing soil acidity without the pricey kits (4/7/08)
Raised Beds on the Cheap by Susan McCanless - How to have raised beds for little or no money (10/15/07)
Get a Jump on Gardening Overhead (3/26/07)
The No-Roto-Till Garden by Sheryl Simons (4/5/04)
Save Water With Mulch by Sheryl Simons (7/14/03)
Fall Tilling by Jackie Carroll - A great time to prepare your soil (10/8/01)
Trace Minerals by Don Trotter - More than a trace of difference in your plants! (6/25/01)
More Minerals for Healthier Gardens by Don Trotter - Part 3 of an important series (6/18/01)
More on Minerals by Don Trotter - Building blocks for a bountiful garden (6/11/01)
Essential Minerals by Don Trotter - Your plants won't be healthy without them (6/4/01)
Makin' Mulch - You already have the best soil additive (5/28/01)
Compost by Don Trotter - Black gold for every garden (3/12/01)
Calcium: The Soul of Soil and Plant Health by Don Trotter - Don't deny your plants their minerals (2/26/01)
Great Roses Need Great Soil by Don Trotter - It all starts in the ground (2/5/01)
Bad Soil in a Natural Garden by Don Trotter (10/9/00)
This Old Yard Tool (8/28/00)
Garden Soil by Carolyn Allen (3/27/00)
Mulch and Other Thoughts by Pat Mestern (11/29/99)
Hot Stuff by David Soper (8/16/99)
Picking Posies - or - A Little Soil Chemistry by David Soper (7/26/99)
Manure Is Your Friend by David Soper (5/24/99)
Mold and Mulch by Mira Dessy (5/4/98)
Bad Soil? Use Containers by Mira Dessy (2/16/98)
Shade Trees and Making Mulch by Mira Dessy (7/7/97)
Organic Lawncare Can Save You Time and Money by Michael Kaufman (6/30/97)
Backyard Disaster by Mira Dessy (4/28/97)
The Lowdown on Dirt by Mira Dessy (4/21/97)

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Gardening, Trees

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Gardening, Containers
Gardening, Decorating
Gardening, Flowers
Gardening, Herbs
Gardening, Houseplants
Gardening, Landscaping
Gardening, Organic
Gardening, Pest Control
Gardening, Plant Care
Gardening, Roses
Gardening, Soil and Mulch
Gardening, Vegetables
Gardening, Water
Gardening, Weed and Disease Control

6 Reasons to Plant a Tree by Shirley Byers - Adding value to your home and your life.
Removing a Downed Tree - Is there an inexpensive way to remove a felled tree? (5/24/10)
Potted Christmas Trees - Could recycling your Christmas tree be a good idea? (12/12/05)
It Has to Go! - Inexpensive tree removal (4/21/03)
Natural Care of Fruit Trees by Don Trotter - They'll reward you with better fruit (8/20/01)
Getting to Know Your Fruit Trees by Don Trotter - They have their own vocabulary (7/30/01)
Time to Prune Fruit Trees by Don Trotter - it's an artform, but not that difficult to learn (1/1/01)
More About Your Fruit Trees by Don Trotter - More steps to take now to grow better fruit next season (12/25/00)
Time to Think About Spring Fruit by Don Trotter (12/4/00)
Fall Care for Your Fruit Trees by Don Trotter (10/30/00)
Might Your Tree Crack? by David Soper (4/12/99)
Bamboo Trees by Mira Dessy (2/23/98)
Shade Trees and Making Mulch by Mira Dessy (7/7/97)
Caring for Walnut Trees by Mira Dessy (6/9/97)

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Gardening, Vegetables

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Gardening, Decorating
Gardening, Flowers
Gardening, Herbs
Gardening, Houseplants
Gardening, Landscaping
Gardening, Organic
Gardening, Pest Control
Gardening, Plant Care
Gardening, Roses
Gardening, Soil and Mulch
Gardening, Trees
Gardening, Water
Gardening, Weed and Disease Control

7 ingredients of a money-saving garden - Lettuce help you save some green by encouraging you to plant your favorite veggies.
Growing Calories as Well as Vitamins by Susan McCanless - Your garden could impact your grocery bill. (3/9/09)
A Garden of Savings (3/20/06)
Backyard Garden - Great garden taste that will reduce your food bill (3/6/06)
Reaping the Last Bounty - Harvest and preserve (10/11/04)
Garden Leftovers (9/27/04)
Home Gardening by Susan Gateley - Try a two-for-one strategy (3/29/04)
Stretch Those Garden Leftovers by Tawra Kellam (9/15/03)
Grow a Recipe Garden by Pearl Sanborn - Save time, space and money (4/7/03)
Apartment Grown Tomatoes - Container gardening for small spaces (3/17/03)
Edible Landscaping - Great view! Edible, too! (4/22/02)
Planting a Victory Garden - A first time gardener wants to grow some veggies (12/10/01)
Spring Vegetable Gardens by Don Trotter - Welcome to the produce section! (5/7/01)
Tomatoes: The Ultimate Taste of Summer by Brenda Hyde (7/24/00)
Winter Gardening in Summer by Arzeena Hamir (7/10/00)
Time to Start Your Tomatoes by Arzeen Hamir (4/17/00)
First Time Vegetable Garden by Mira Dessy (6/8/98)
Trellising by Mira Dessy (5/18/98)
Apartment Vegetable Garden? by Mira Dessy (4/27/98)
Starting Spinach by Mira Dessy (4/13/98)
Pollinating Zucchini Plants by Mira Dessy (4/6/98)
Vegetable Gardening Books by Mira Dessy
Sick Ivy & Sterile Squash by Mira Dessy (2/9/98)

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Gardening, Water

9 Tips Toward Sprinkler Season Smarts - Easy-to-follow tips to keep your sprinkler system in tip-top shape.(4/20/09)
Water Worries - Recycling water for reuse in your garden (8/23/04)
Recycling Gray Water (7/28/03)
Save Water With Mulch by Sheryl Simons (7/14/03)
Saving Water in the Garden by Don Trotter - Control the use of this necessary resource (4/2/01)
Watering in Summer by David Soper (7/12/99)
Frugal Gardening Questions by Mira Dessy (4/7/97)

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Gardening, Weed and Disease Control

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Gardening, Flowers
Gardening, Herbs
Gardening, Houseplants
Gardening, Landscaping
Gardening, Organic
Gardening, Pest Control
Gardening, Plant Care
Gardening, Roses
Gardening, Soil and Mulch
Gardening, Trees
Gardening, Vegetables
Gardening, Water

Killing Crabgrass - How to kill crabgrass without putting your kids and pets at risk.
Lawn Care Chemical Savings by Rich Finzer - How to save on lawn care chemicals.
Organic Weed Control Guide (4/16/07)
Killing Stubborn Stumps - It keeps trying to grow back (8/13/01)
Killing a Shrub - What's the best way to keep it from growing back? (7/30/01)
Pest and Disease Control for Roses by Don Trotter - protect them and you'll be rewarded with beauty (1/15/01)
Controlling Plant Organisms (9/4/00)
Natural Disease Control for Your Plants by Don Trotter (8/28/00)
Natural Weed Killers (5/15/00)
Removing Weeds and Grasses (5/3/99)
Natural Rose Protection by Mira Dessy (7/6/98)

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General Advice

Buying
Career
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Money Attitudes
Money Management
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Simple Living
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General Advice, Buying

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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)
4 tips for thrift store shopping - Here are some ways shoppers can boost their odds of finding a deal at consignment and thrift stores. (12/11/09)
Stock up on staples for pennies - Household staples such as aluminum foil, shampoo, conditioner, Band-Aids and toothpaste can be the straw that breaks the camel's back in the grocery budget, unless you know how to shop wisely. (8/5/09)
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

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General, Ethics
General, Family and Friends
General, Goals
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General, Money Management
General, Other
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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?
Free beer! And more crazy-cool work perks - Fun fringes can help make a good job great. Here's how some companies roll.
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.
The pros and cons of joining a labor union - You'll have job security, but you may have to pay hefty dues. Read this before joining a union.
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.
Video: Finding Work When You're Over 50 by Brandon Ballenger - 5 tips to make your job hunt successful.
3 additives a well-maintained car doesn't need - Don't be lured by ads about giving your cars more oomph. These additives are a waste of money.
7 steps to your successful federal-job search - Landing a federal job can be a complicated quest. Follow this road map to an effective search.
6 warning signs you could lose your job - People aren't just fired. These tips will help you pick up the vibes of a coming job loss.
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.
Collect severance from bankrupt employer? - Stake any claims quickly if your employer goes into bankruptcy.
Newer skills aid older workers in job hunt - It's never too late to update your tech skills and your job search methods.
Reinventing Yourself by Linda Shapero - Finding work may require a “new you”.
9 tips for refreshing your resume - Ready to test the job market? Follow this road map to a better resume.
Navigating out of a career holding pattern - Skip the want ads. To get ahead in your career, look at the big picture and solve problems.
Bargain your way to better severance terms - Downsizing has an upside. You can get a better deal if you bargain right.
Underemployed? File for benefits - You don't have to be unemployed to get aid. Some states help the underemployed, too.
How to get a small business loan - Before applying for a small business loan, you need to prepare some paperwork. Here's what you must do. (7/23/10)
How to make the most of employee benefits - As health insurance and other costs rise, be sure to take advantage of job benefits. Here's how. (7/22/10)
5 great pet jobs for animal lovers - They're not glamorous, but pet jobs can pay well and bring you nearer to the cute and cuddly. (7/9/10)
5 work-at-home jobs for stay-at-home moms - Mom, you don't have to work in an office building. Create a work-at-home job and make a little coin. (5/7/10)
5 tips for managing change at work - Many workers have trouble adapting to change. These five tips will help you adjust your attitude. (3/3/10)
The 5 best fields for paid internships - Some industries are swimming in paid internships. Find out which ones before you start your search. (2/22/10)
How to launch a second career - Ready for your next act? Seven people explain how they successfully moved to a new career. (2/9/10)
3 executive salary secrets - CEOs use three principles that average workers can emulate to nab an executive salary. (1/6/10)
Are you a natural-born entrepreneur? - Ask yourself these questions to assess your aptitude for success as an entrepreneur. (12/1/09)
5 ways to get free job training - Government and private programs abound to help dislocated workers get training for their next job. (10/5/09)
Turn your blogging hobby into cash - Writing on the Web for fun and profit isn't as easy as it sounds. Here's how it's done. (9/11/09)
Plan b: 11 'fallback' careers - Even if you have a job, here's how to get trained and certified for a backup career. (8/26/09)
Don't burn your career bridges - Your old company could extend a sweet offer in a tight job market: Do you want to come back? (7/28/09)
5 ways to fire-proof your career - Jobs don't come with guarantees, but you can take steps to boost your chances of surviving a layoff. (5/29/09)
The value of benefits - Benefits make up as much as 30 percent of your total compensation package, according to the Department of Labor. (5/11/09)
How to negotiate a compensation package - Most jobseekers would rather not haggle for more pay. Employers expect it, so be sure to do it right. (5/11/09)
6 ways to sabotage your career - You could kill your future opportunities in one negligent act or strangle them to death over time. (3/30/09)
Women still lag in pay, business status -To get ahead, nurture office relationships and ditch the beliefs and behaviors that hold you back. (3/30/09)
Mid- and late-career job search plan - Older workers need a full arsenal of modern job-search strategies to land a new job in tough times. (3/30/09)
Getting into the executive suite - Thinking about management? It's not about glory; it's about leading others to achieve greatness. (3/30/09)
Avoiding work-at-home scams - As the economy cools, work-at-home scams are heating up. Here are the phony scams to avoid. (1/27/09)
Surviving a workplace bankruptcy - Thousands of businesses are shutting down shop and laying off employees. Here's how to protect yourself.(1/02/09)
Teaching Entrepreneurship by Mia Cronan - you don't need to be in business to learn and share some important lessons (1/15/01)
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. (12/11/00)
Getting Out of Balance by Dr. Don Wetmore (8/23/99)
Your Frugal Success Team by Lisa Reid (11/3/97)

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General Advice, Community

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

Prepping for doomsday? Prepare your wallet, too - Are you ready for the apocalypse? Surviving could cost an arm and a leg.
10 foods to have on hand when you're snowed in - by Live Like a Mensch
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 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, 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)
Don't Loan Money to Pay Relative's Debt (4/16/07)
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)
Helping an Elderly Mom (5/31/99)

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General Advice, Goals

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The Value of Going Small by Kamia Taylor - Why small goals are the best..
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.
Savings tales: Life without credit or debt - You can live without credit or debt. Just ask Bankrate readers. Here's how they did it. (9/22/10)
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)
How to prosper - We're fortunate to live in a country where individuals can reach their goals, realize their dreams. (11/17/09)
Get rich without marrying a millionaire - Forget instant wealth via a rich spouse or lottery ticket. Take charge of your financial destiny. (11/17/09)
9 financial tips for Generation Y - Concerned about making ends meet? Follow these steps toward future financial security. (8/26/09)
Simplify New Year's resolutions - Don't make grandiose New Year's resolutions. There shouldn't be many, and the few you make should be simple. (1/01/09)
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)
Emotionally Charged by Tammy Harrison - Recent events underscore valuable lessons (10/29/01)
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)
Successful Resolutions by Gregory Thomas - reaching your goal might be easier than you think (1/1/01)
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)
Creating Fun and Effective New Year's Resolutions by Kevin L. Polk, Ph.D. (12/28/98)

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General Advice, Money Attitudes

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General, Community
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General, Ethics
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General, Other
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General, Simple Living
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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.
5 ways to cut credit cards from your life - It's not easy to cut the umbilical cord to credit card debt. These tips will help you break away.(9/22/10)
5 money lessons for new college graduates - Money experts offer their roadmap to keep young people out of a financial ditch. (5/7/10)
How to ruin your chances of prosperity - Being wealthy is boring. Follow these sure-fire ways to foil your prospects of financial success. (12/15/09)
4 steps to achieving an all-cash diet - Follow these simple steps if you think you're up to living your life on cash only. (8/31/09)
4 factors to weigh before going all cash - Consider these four elements of living a life on cash before weaning yourself entirely from debt. (8/31/09)
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)
Warning Signs by Ruby J. Wallace - You know you're in trouble when... (10/8/01)
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

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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?
Do you need a virtual wallet? - Before registering your financial data with a site like PayPal, consider these three factors. (8/31/10)
Use your cell phone as a budgeting tool - You can use your phone to track expenses as you incur them by texting, e-mailing or tweeting. (3/12/10)
How to solve 5 common money problems - Experts offer advice for Americans dealing with unemployment, overspending, debt, foreclosure or wrecked retirement savings. (6/24/09)
Keep savings, Social Security separate - Separate account relationships is the best way to protect Social Security deposits from garnishment. (6/24/09)
Use windfall for retirement, debt - A sudden financial windfall should be earmarked for retirement, credit card debt and savings. (6/10/09)
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)
Playing Defense by Michael Milner - Study, plan, discipline (2/17/03)
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

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, Recordkeeping
General, Saving
General, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

4 ways to save money on home security by TDS Guest Blogger
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)
Cut the high cost of child care - To get help with costs, tap resources, including the government, your employer and day care agencies. (8/4/10)
How much should you tip? - Don't know the ins and outs of tipping? Here's a cheat sheet. (5/7/10)
3 plans for $40,000 inheritance - A couple with $40,000 left from an inheritance should choose one of three ways to spend it.(10/20/09)
How to spend emergency surplus - With more cash than needed for hard times, turn your attention to these other wise ways to spend it. (8/12/09)
Time is money -- so is patience - Time is money but patience can pay off big time when buying a home, looking for a job or investing in the stock market. (6/24/09)
6 tips for finding a summer job - This year, teen joblessness promises to peak yet again. Here's how to start the hunt. (3/31/09)
6 tips for renting small business space - Real estate renting has become a tenant's market for small business. Here's how to get a deal. (3/9/09)
Cut the cable with IPTV - By substituting Internet television for cable TV, you can save money and watch the programming whenever you want. (1/19/09)
Which hospital is right for you? - Researching end-of-life care patterns at the hospitals in your community is easy. Here's how to do it. (1/09/09)
Find end-of-life care to fit your finances - Now there's a way for patients to find the best hospital for end-of-life care. (1/09/09)
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)
Lessons I've Learned by Dr. Bob Osgoodby (8/21/00)
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

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, Simple Living
General, Tips and Tricks

5 frugal lessons from the Depression - Advertising from the Depression era was aimed at saving money. Can we learn from it now?
100 tips to help you save - With the economy heading for the doldrums, here are 100 tips to help you save money in all areas of your life. (9/17/09)
9 cash-saving tips that pay big bucks - Cutting expenses can pay big dividends if you invest the savings and let them compound. (9/14/09)
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

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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

The RV Lifestyle by Rick Kahler - Does living in an RV make financial sense?
When Is Much Too Much? by Thrifty Living Today
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.
7 savvy steps to escape the credit grid - It won't be easy going debt-free and living on cash. These simple moves will get you there. (9/22/10)
A Simple Wardrobe - Could your life be easier with a one color wardrobe? (7/12/10)
10 ways to make frugality fun - Experts offer tips to help you stay energized in your quest to live the frugal lifestyle. (2/24/10)
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 LivinGetting Your Lawn Mower Ready for Use by Benjamin Roussey - 2 hours now will save you time and money later.
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

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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, Saving
General, Simple Living

10 Things You Don’t Want to Get Caught Doing In Your Bathroom by Shari Smith
Avoiding Dry Cleaning Bills by Gary Foreman - Keeping your nice clothes looking good for less.
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.
8 great ways to save green on lawn care - Make your yard luscious without hosing out cash by following these lawn-care tips.
5 costly service fees and how to buck them - Luggage fees weighing you down? Here's how to dodge these and other fees.
Bedtime Warmth in Winter - Staying snuggly warm on a cold winter's night.
Handy DIY Hints by Chantal King - A light hearted look at the wonderful world of doing it yourself.
6 hot summer jobs in a tight market - Apply early and often because competition for summer jobs will be fierce this year.
21 ways to winterize your life - When the chilly winds blow, get your home, your car and your life ready.
7 stingy steps to curb impulse buying - Don't be a sucker for glitzy store deals. Follow these tips to wean yourself from buying on a whim. (10/15/10)
5-step program for shopaholics - Are you addicted to shopping? Kick the habit by using these simple tricks. (10/1/10)
7 green ways to wash away laundry costs - You can wash and wear for a lot less. Find out how to make your laundry load lighter on your budget. (9/21/10)
8 great ways to save green on lawn care - Make your yard luscious without soaking up cash by following these lawn care tips. (9/17/10)
6 tips for frugal back-to-school savings - You don't have to spend a pile of money on school needs. Follow these frugal tips to save big. (8/6/10)
6 extreme ways to go frugal and save - How far would you go to save a buck? Find out how you could save $10,000 -- or more -- each year. (8/4/10)
5 tricks to speedy customer service - Tired of waiting on hold? Try these tactics to break the wait time cycle and get quicker results. (7/14/10)
6 ways to cut car commuting costs - 6 ways to cut car commuting costs (5/11/10)
10 Free Ways to Speed Up Your PC by Buck Weber - Maybe you don't need a new computer. (4/19/10)
Technophobia by Annie Korzen - When you're technically challenged, a friend can be very helpful. (11/16/09)
21 ways to winterize your life - When the chilly winds blow, get your home, your car and your life ready. (10/29/09)
Guarding Against Hidden Hackers by NAPSA - The bad guys have new methods to put your data at risk.(10/19/09)
Make Friends with a Geek & Save Money by Tim Gesner - Knowing the right people can reduce the costs of technology (9/14/09)
6 financial experts and their worst goofs - Even the pros trip over their money sometimes. Find out their mistakes and how you can avoid them. (8/14/09)
Keeping Your Computer Safe by Tim Gesner - It doesn't take expensive programs to avoid a computer crisis. (8/3/09)
Computer Upgrades on a Budget by Jonathan Moeller - Maybe you don't need a whole new computer.(6/01/09)
Combating Dry Winter Air - How do you keep your house comfortable? (01/19/08)
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

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Health Foods and Food Safety
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Groceries & Food, Alternative Food Sources

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Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Sugar substitutes: Sweeter than the real thing? - Sugar comes in many forms. We compare cane juice, brown rice syrup and barley malt.
Are natural sugar alternatives worth the price? - Can some sweeteners be considered healthy? Such claims could be sweet nothings.
Sweetening With Sorghum by Debra Karplus - An alternative to sugar.
Reviewing One Harvest Food Ministries by Shaunna Privratsky - A food program that everyone qualifies for.
Interactive: CSA vs Grocery Store and Co-Ops contributed by Anne P. - Comparing community supported agriculture to other sources.
Growing Protein - We're used to growing veggies, but can you grow protein in your garden?
Foreign Delights by Karen Haid - What I learned from ethnic markets.
Gardening and Food Prices - Have increased food prices caused you to start a garden?
Bakery Outlet Stores by Tricia Goss - A good way to save some dough. (10/25/10)
How to Save Money and Eat Healthier with a CSA by Stephanie Gallagher - You'll wish you had gone direct to the farmer years ago! (4/05/10)
My Story: Bulk Cooking Southwestern Style contributed by Ann - Adapting your grocery habits to your locale. (11/23/09)
Community-ag: fresh and cheap - Community-supported agriculture produces fresher, cheaper food, and the Web can help to find it. (3/11/09)
Dollar Store Grocery Shopping by Lauren Romano - Could she find good food at the dollar store?(4/06/09)
How a CSA Saves You Money by Alana Johnson - Money-saving reasons to join Community Supported Agriculture. (3/30/09)
Grow Your Own Food by Janean Nusz - Enjoy fresh salad greens at your fingertips. (2/23/09)
Common Wild Foods by Pat Veretto - Who says that your diet needs to be completely tame? (6/2/08)
Start Your Own Supper Club (8/7/06)
Farmer’s Markets - Fresher and less expensive, too! (4/10/06)
The Great American Supper Swap (1/23/06)
My Story: The Dinner Exchange contributed by Amy - Easy meals (12/30/02)
Save Money In the Kitchen by Tawra Kellam and Jill Cooper - Little things add up (7/8/02)
Buying Bulk Food - Are co-ops the best choice? (1/14/02)
SHARE for Everyone by June Glasgow - A little time and a willing spirit could reduce your grocery bill (6/4/01)
Co-Op Cooking: A New Saving Strategy by Dee Sarton Bower (5/8/00)
Commissary Shopping (8/30/99)
My Food Co-Op by April (4/12/99)
Food Co-Op Guidelines by Mary Wagner-Davis (2/16/98)
Food Co-Op Savings by Tim & Vickilynn Haycraft (12/29/97)
Share Food Program by Sherri Goodwin (12/1/97)

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Groceries & Food, Appliances

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Food, Appliances
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

The Benefits of Slow Cooker Cooking (11/27/06)
Clean Your BBQ for Sizzling Summer Cookouts (5/29/06)
Mica Tortilla and Flatbread Maker by Vickilynn Haycraft - product review (5/12/03)
Choosing a Slow Cooker by Rebecca Underwood - What should you look for? (3/17/03)
Product Review: Salton Electric Yogurt Maker by Vickilynn Haycraft (3/3/03)
Pressure Cookers (10/16/00)

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Groceries & Food, Beverages

Top 6 affordable wine regions in the US - Napa has nothing on these wine regions. Pop the cork for a sniff and a swirl in another spot.
Homemade Energy Drinks - Mix up your own energy drink.
5 Ways to Save on Craft-Brewed Beer by Gregg Smith - Enjoy the TLC of a craft brew for less.
K-Cups Might KO Your Budget by Rich Finzer - Calculating the cost of K-Cups.
3 ways cutting soda saves cash - Cutting back on soda will improve your bank balance, and might also improve your health. Find out how.
Video: Are Energy Drinks Worse Than We Thought? by Jeffrey Trull - What are you getting for your money?
How to Determine Grocery Store Wine Quality by David Moore - Choosing an affordable, good wine in the grocery isle.
Drink scotch without putting budget on the rocks - Scotch. Whiskey. Bourbon. Call it what you will, but this spirit is making a big-time comeback.
Uncork Virginia wine country on the cheap - If you have a nose for saving money as well as for wine, check out Virginia wine country.
Reducing the Cost of Beverages by Tamara Wilhite - The cost of beverages can bloat your grocery budget.
How to Ruin Coffee by Rich Finzer - 4 ways to ruin that great cup of coffee
Beverage Savings by Chantal King - Keep your family from drowning your food budget.
Creative Stretching in the Kitchen: Beverages by Donna Miller - Keep the cost of beverages low and the variety selection high. (8/17/09)
Water Filters vs. Filtered Water by Rich Finzer- Will your coffeemaker know the difference? (7/27/09)
Enjoyably Frugal Loose-Leaf Tea by Sabrina Savra - Enjoy all the flavor and health benefits of tea. (9/1/08)
My Story: Instant Coffee - Why even a die-hard coffee snob wants to keep some in the pantry. (7/21/08)
A Dairy at Your Doorstep by Jerry Buerge - Inviting a new type of cow into your household (11/5/07)
Drinking Water in All Seasons (11/6/06)
Mix Your Own Beverages (7/23/07)
Cutting the Cost of Beverages (7/9/07)
Summer Drinks - Those powdered drink mixes can be expensive and less than healthy. (8/7/06)
My Story: Real Milk Savings - Enjoy the benefits to your health and your budget! (6/5/06)
Calling All Coffee Lovers - The secrets of making really good coffee at home (8/1/05)
How to Beat the High Cost of Coffee - A great cup of coffee at a fraction of the cost (5/16/050
Growing Herbs for Tea (4/25/05)
Soda Substitutes - Eliminate the cost and the calories (3/10/03)
Delicious Drinks for Kids by Lucinda Jenkins, LPNHC - It's important to keep them hydrated (11/18/02)
Alternatives to Soda (12/13/99)

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Groceries & Food, Breakfast and Dairy

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Do-It-Yourself Pancake Mix by Alison Wood - Why buy packaged pancake mixes?
10 Shockingly Sugary 'Health' Cereals by Karla Bowsher - Could your health cereal have more sure than your kids' fruit loops?.
Fast (and Nutritious) Breakfast Ideas by Shari Smith - Getting your family off to a good start when they're in a hurry!
Video: Depression Breakfast by Clara Cannucciari - A 94 year old great grandmother shares her depression recipe. (5/10/10)
Budget Friendly Breakfasts by Linda Shapero - Eat breakfast on the go? Try these affordable options.(6/22/09)
The Frugal Egg by Susan Bauer - Versatile, affordable and delicious! (11/17/08)
Money for Nuthin’ by Rich Finzer - Are you being scammed by creative marketing? (10/20/08)
Grade B Savings on Eggs by Steve and Annette Economides -Saving on the purchase of eggs at the grocery store.(9/15/08)
Cereal Savings by Tricia Goss - Higher prices threaten a morning staple. (7/21/08)
Inexpensive Oatmeal - A nutritional breakfast in minutes (2/3/03)
Budget Breakfast by Sandra Schneider - Convenience without the expense (11/4/02)
Beating the Breakfast Rush Hour by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Stop the insanity of weekday mornings (5/27/02)
When You Don't Have a Freezer - How can you take advantage of sales and bulk cooking? (2/4/02)
Powdered Milk by Marcella Kunc - It's one of those basic staples that have many uses (11/26/01)
My Story: Making Homemade Yogurt by Betsy Morgan - Make your own and save (11/12/01)
More Savings from the Farm by Gramma Schneider - Country ways could shave your food bills (5/7/01)
Saving on Cereal by Marybeth Henry and Amanda Formaro (6/7/99)
Better Cheddar: Preventing Moldy Cheese (11/23/98)
Homemade Breakfast Bars - Reader's Recipes (12/1/97)
Homemade Yogurt by Sara Rands (11/10/97)

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Alternative Food Sources
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Price Books
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Groceries & Food, Children and Family

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Children, Food
Coupons
Recipes

Start Teaching Your Kids About Food by Leanne Ely - What you teach them now will save them money later.
The Importance of Family Meals by Veronica Bowman - Surprising reasons to have family meal time.
My Story: Portion Control contributed by Jeanette - Practical portion control for active families. (2/2/09)
Food plus Family plus Friends equals Fun by Debra L. Karplus -Four basic meal ideas to feed and entertain the kids inexpensively.(11/10/08)
Kids in the Kitchen (9/11/06)
Summer Drinks - Those powdered drink mixes can be expensive and less than healthy. (8/7/06)
Homemade Baby Foods - A fresh start to healthy eating (10/24/05)
Are the Munchies Gobbling Up Your Budget? (4/4/05)
How to Survive Dinner Hour - A challenging time for families (1/3/05)
Feeding a Crowd (10/18/04)
My Story: Busy Family Meals (7/19/04)
Cute But Costly by Erin Huffstetter - The truth about child-sized grocery carts (5/3/04)
May I Take Your Order, Please? by Sandy Williams Driver - The perky blonde waitress was only ten! (3/15/04)
Feeding a Hungry Family - When appetites are bigger than the budget allows (1/5/04)
The Summer Diner by Anne Heerdt-Wingfield - Don't let your kitchen become a 24-hour diner (6/2/03)
Delicious Drinks for Kids by Lucinda Jenkins, LPNHC - It's important to keep them hydrated (11/18/02)
The Importance of the Family Dinner Table by Leanne Ely - Easy menus can make a difference (1/14/02)
Homemade Baby Food by Dawn Lloyd - Control what's in your baby's food (8/13/01)
Super Summer Snacks 'n Fun by JAnine Lynn - Your kids will love them (7/9/01)
Kids' Night Out at Home by Shelley Senteney (10/25/99)
Ask Miserly Moms: Organic Baby Formula by Jonni McCoy (8/23/99)
Healthy, Inexpensive Snacks for Kids (5/31/99)

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Groceries & Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives

Make Your Own Convenience Food by Donna Cook - Cook when it's convenient for you. (6/14/10)
Convenience vs. Reality vs. the Wallet by Steven Burns - What is the true cost of convenience? (9/29/08)
My Story:Gourmet Munchies- Have an upscale meal at home without the upscale price tag! (9/8/08)
My Story: Avoiding Take-Out Meals - Planning ahead eliminates temptation (10/1/07)
My Story: Why I Buy Convenience Foods (7/9/07)
Time Saved? Money Wasted! - The real cost of convenience (10/24/05)
Healthy Home-made Chicken Coating by Kaylin White - A healthy, money saving alternative to store bough coatings (11/26/01)
Make Your Own Mixes by Mindy Gordon - Want to cut the cost of convenient mixes? (11/12/01)
Kitchen Savings by W. Lomano (8/21/00)
Eau deSweat by Tina Shake (6/5/00)
Processed Food Alternatives (5/15/00)

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Groceries and Food, Cooking

Appliances
Cooking Tips
Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Kitchen Tools and Organization
Making the Most of Food

Groceries & Food, Cooking Tips

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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The Benefits of Living Without a Microwave by Alison Wood - What we did when the microwave died.
Cooking With a Pressure Cooker by Leanne Ely - Getting food done quickly.
7 Tips for Grilling Veggies by Leanne Ely - Great taste and a cooler kitchen!
Why You Should Use a Pressure Cooker Cynthia Bower - Learning to use a pressure cooker could save you time and money.
Solar Cooking - The Basics by Simply Basics - Choose this as an alternative cooking option!
My Story: Crockpot® Safety contributed by Debbie F. - Crockpots are convenient, but don't forget to use them safely!
The Flavor Boosters by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Easily transform your meals from bland to grand!
What Can You Do Now About Cooking? by Steve and Annette Economides - Whether you're brand new to cooking or a seasoned vet, you'll save with these ideas. (11/1/10)
Spice It Up! by Steve and Annette Economides - The basic spices to have and where to use them. (10/18/10)
4 Secrets of Home Cooking by Leanne Ely - Making memories while you save money. (8/23/10)
Burns Away by Kathleen Gibson - Never serve burnt offerings again. (7/19/10)
Spice It Up by Leanne Ely CNC - Turn an ordinary meal into something special! (7/12/10)
Slow Cooker Liners - Is there a frugal way to replace those expensive slow cooker liners? (11/30/09)
Food Psychology by Nikki Willhite - Using color and texture to make economical meals more appealing. (5/25/09)
A $10 Gourmet Meal by James Konik - Could a few cents turn an ordinary meal into a gourmet delight? (3/16/09)
Home Cooking by R. Kellogg - How a little time in the kitchen could save some dough. (10/13/08)
Nine Ways To Survive a Cooking Slump by Cristin Edwards- When you can't face your kitchen any more. (7/14/08)
Substitute This! by Linda Shapero - What you need might just be sitting in your pantry. (6/30/08)
Meal Making Begins with Basic Skills (2/5/07)
Canning Basics (8/13/07)
Sizzling Tips for a Cool Summer Kitchen (7/9/07)
Frugal Cooking Tips that Sizzle (8/28/06)
My Story: Flavor Confessional - Getting a lot of flavor for less (11/8/04)
Kitchen 101 - When you don't know the first thing about cooking and groceries (11/3/03)
Emergency Kitchen Substitutions by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Ingredient substitutions that work in a pinch (8/25/03)
Winning the War In the Kitchen by Betty Winslow - Go into battle prepared (1/6/03)
Food Preparation Tips (7/17/00)
Gourmet Cooking Starts with...Temperature Control by Liz Tarditi (9/27/99)
Solar Cooking (2/22/99)
Eat At Home by Kay Jorgensen (4/29/96)
Microwave Cooking by Denise Shuler (1/6/97)

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Groceries, Freezing Foods & Freezer Meals

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Recipes

Getting Kids Involved in Freezer Meal Prep by Leanne Ely - Teaching essential kitchen skills.
Using a Freezer Effectively - Making the most of your freezer.
Eating On the Move by Leanne Ely CNC - Planning is key to a fatter bank account and healthier kids! (9/06/10)
Making Fresh Freezer Meals by Leanne Ely CNC - Say good-bye to the drive thru and soggy freezer meals forever. (1/18/10)
Baking Day on the Weekend by Juju Mommy - Give it a try and save yourself some time during the week! (11/16/09)
Freezer Meals by Jennifer Schultz -The secret to saving money on food.(8/3/09)
Freezing Fruit by Loralee Leavitt - You can add fruit to your diet year-round for less! (6/29/09)
My Story: Using Your Freezer - Your tool to prevent food waste. (11/24/08)
Freezing Food Staples -Which foods freeze best and what is the best way to freeze them?(11/17/08)
My Story: My Friend the Freezer contributed by Jora- Reduce your grocery budget with this friend's help. (10/27/08)
My Story: The Freezer (4/23/07)
Avoiding Freezer Burn (4/11/05)
Frozen Inspiration - When you have no idea what to have for dinner (8/30/04)
Preparing Your Own Frozen Food by Brenda Hyde (6/21/04)
Crisis Meal Planning by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Your freezer could save the day (5/17/04)
Home Freezers - Knowing what size is right for your family (4/5/04)
Freezing Meats by Brenda Hyde - Do it right and you'll save a bunch. Do it wrong and it'll cost you (2/9/04)
Safely Freezing Meats - Making sure it's edible when it comes out (12/8/03)
What Foods Don't Freeze by Deborah Taylor-Hough (10/27/03)
Frozen Assets: Freezer-Meal Potluck by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Save time without sacrificing variety (6/24/02)
Frozen Assets: FAQ by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Dinner is ready in minutes (4/29/02)
Containers for Frozen Foods - What works best? (3/4/02)
When You Don't Have a Freezer - How can you take advantage of sales and bulk cooking? (2/4/02)
Cooking for the Freezer by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Common questions about freezer meals (10/29/01)
My Freezer, My Friend by Leanne Ely - She knows which friends to count on (8/20/01)
Freezer Meals: Getting Started by Deborah Taylor-Hough (11/27/00)
Preventing Freezer Burn (1/11/99)
Healthy Freezer Meals by Nicole (8/24/98)

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Groceries and Food, Fruit and Vegetables

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Why You Should Add Kale to Your Diet by Debra Karplus - Delicious, nutritious and cheap.
A mean green juicing recipe by Live Like a Mensch
Frugal Fresh Fruits and Veggies by Gary Foreman - Eating well for less!
Dried beans: A conspiracy from the Bean Lobby? by Live Like a Mensch
My Story: Finding Cheap and Free Produce contributed by Kristel from HealthyFrugalista.com - How to find affordable fruits and veggies.
How Chiles Can Liven a Boring Meal by Danna Vach - Chiles can completely change the taste of a familiar dish.
How to Make Money at the Farmers Market by Lee Doppelt - Creating a farmers market side business.
14 Ways to Buy Produce for Less Shaunna Privratsky - Use these tools to reduce the cost of buying produce.
Winter Squash: A Seasonal Bargain with Variety! by Simply Basics
Storing Sprouting Beans - How do you store beans once they've sprouted?
Peaches Galore by Leanne Ely CNC - Creative uses for peaches.
My Story: Green Bags contributed by Mary-Ann - A reader tests Debbie Meyer Green Bags(tm).
Potatoes by Leanne Ely CNC - Preparation is the key for this hearty veggie. (11/08/10)
How to Store Potatoes - Proper storage increases potatoes' shelf life. (9/20/10)
My Story: Affordable Fruits and Veggies contributed by Evelyn S. - Creative ways to include these healthful items in a pared-down grocery budget. (3/15/10)
Weigh First, Then Buy by Rich Finzer - Sometimes what you think you’re buying is not what you end up with. (2/22/10)
Keeping Produce Fresh by Leanne Ely, CNC - Don't let it spoil before you taste it. (11/09/09)
Green Bags - Do they really keep produce longer? (6/01/09)
Preserving Vegetables by K Quinn - Using blanching to save money in the kitchen.(01/05/09)
At Home Salad Bar by Monica Resinger - (4/7/08)
Nature’s Harvest (7/16/07)
Storing Veggies for Freshness (9/4/06)
The Benefits of Dehydrating Produce (9/4/06)
Learning to Preserve Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables (8/14/06)
A Garden of Savings (3/20/06)
Backyard Garden - Great garden taste that will reduce your food bill (3/6/06)
The Inexpensive Potato - They pack a nutritional punch, and they're cheap, too! (10/17/05)
Beans Are a Bargain! - Save money and eat healthier (10/11/04)
Reaping the Last Bounty - Harvest and preserve your garden (10/11/04)
Garden Leftovers (9/27/04)
The Virtues of Rice - Healthy, hearty and cheap (9/20/04)
Summer's End by Maureen Bennie (9/8/03)
Dehydrating Produce by Monica Resinger - Preserve and conserve (11/18/02)
An Inexpensive Luxury by Rebecca Faill - Starting an indoor herb garden from cuttings (5/20/02)
Harvesting and Storing Herbs by Brenda Hyde - Add some natural zest to your recipes (10/15/01)
Spice Savings by Gramma Schneider - Don't pay a lot for a little (6/18/01)
Potatoes! by Rachel Paxton (11/27/00)
A Ton of Tomatoes by Teresa Higginbotham (8/14/00)
Decorative Food by Amanda Formaro (6/26/00)
Canning for Beginners (6/19/00)
Sprout Seeds for Cheap Nutrition by Rita Bingham (6/12/00)
Sinking in Surplus Strawberries? by Tawra Kellam (6/12/00)
Grow Your Own Herbs by Monica Resinger (6/5/00)
Sprout Your Own Salads by Rita Bingham (6/28/99)
Food Maximization: Seasonality by Liz Tarditi (5/24/99)
The Truth About Tomatoes by Greg Landry (3/29/99)
Save on Produce (2/1/99)
Advice from Mom: Storage for Vegetables by Rae Osenbaugh (8/19/96)

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Groceries and Food, Health Foods and Food Safety

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Save on organic food Video - Here are some ways to get organic foods you want without breaking your budget.
Using the Web to Reduce the Cost of Organics by Katana Haley - Healthy eats for less!
Healthy Grilling Tips by Leanne Ely - Enjoy your grill but protect your health.
My Story: Eating Healthy for Less contributed by Evelyn - You can save money and still eat healthy.
Foods for the Sleep Deprived by Leanne Ely - Try these foods to get a good night's sleep.
5 tasty ways to save when buying organic food - Organic food can cost a lot of bread. Here's how to eat better and save money while doing it.
Preparing inexpensive nutritious meals with quality foods - TDS Guest Blogger
A Vegetarian Diet by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - How moving towards a vegetarian diet can help you save money and stay healthy.
Mealtime Magic with Molasses by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Make this healthy and affordable gem your sweetener of choice.
Finding Frugal Organics by Heather L. Seggel - Surprising sources for healthy foods.
Organic Food The Dollar Stretcher Review - Organic is expensive! Or is it?
What is a Frugal Vegan? by Lisa Van den Boomen - Frugal eating the vegan way. (6/21/10)
My Story: Increasing the Nutrition Factor contributed by Anne - Could her family eat healthy on the cheap? (6/21/10)

Cheap Eats by Leanne Ely CNC - Cheap foods do not need to be dull or lack nutrition. (4/19/10)
Nuts! by Tricia Goss - You no longer have to forego these healthful, yummy treats. (4/12/10)
Beans by Leanne Ely - An affordable, good tasting source of protein. (8/10/09)
Eating Right Can Be Easy and Cost Effective - Many people are looking for ways to save money and eat more healthful meals. (5/04/09)
Cheap Eats by Leanne Ely, CNC - Healthy food is not out of your reach or your budget. (2/16/09)
Organic Flim-Flam by Rich Finzer - Sometimes the organic moniker is meaningless. (2/9/09)
Eat Healthy for Less by Lisa Maloney - Follow these tips to save money and improve your health.(4/21/08)
Organic and Frugal? by Pat Veretto (9/24/07)
10 Ways to Eat Organic on the Cheap (7/30/07)
Picking Produce - A bargain isn’t a bargain if it rots in your fridge! (6/25/07)
Eat Healthy, Eat Cheap (4/23/07)
Saving On Organic Foods (2/12/07)
Green Vegetable Bags (1/15/07)
My Story: Healthy Snacks - Are you paying a lot for junk snacks? (3/13/06)
My Story: Eating Healthier - An easy solution to a healthy diet (1/16/06)
Top 5 Tips for Reading Food Labels - Do You really know what you're eating? (12/5/05)
My Story: Frugal Myths (11/21/05)
Saving Money Eating Right (1/10/05)
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)
Natural Products for Free by Linda Gray (6/21/04)
Trans Fat by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. - What you need to know for your health (3/29/04)
Cutting the Carbs - Inexpensive ways to stay on track with low carb diets (3/22/04)
Organic Food for Less - Think it can't be done? Remaking one family's grocery list (9/29/03)
Waistline vs. Budget by Rebecca Underwood - It doesn't have to be a choice (8/25/03)
Healthy Frugal Snacks - Good for your diet and your budget (12/30/02)
Healthy Foods Equals a Healthy Family by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. - Make your family's health a priority (12/31/01)
Book Review: Healthy Foods - reviewed by Debra Vaughn - A good buy for your kitchen? (11/5/01)
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)
Real Food on a Budget by Vickilynn Haycraft - Eating healthy can actually make it easier to budget (4/9/01)
Organic Foods for Less (12/4/00)
Cleaner Vegetables by Tina Shake (7/17/00)
Staying Frugal and Fit With Slow Cooker Cooking by Maria Post Rublee (4/24/00)
Special Needs Foods by Jonni McCoy (2/14/00)
Saving on Health Foods (1/31/00)
Gourmet Turkey Safety by Liz Tarditi (11/15/99)
Ask Miserly Moms: Organic Baby Formula by Jonni McCoy (8/23/99)
Ensure Substitutes (2/1/99)
Healthy Freezer Meals by Nicole (8/24/98)
Saving on Organic Food - Reader's Recommendations (4/6/98)
Safe Food Storage by Rae Osenbaugh (11/10/97)
Frugal Sources for Low Fat Foods by Our Readers

Groceries and Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization

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Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts

15 Things You Don't Want to Get Caught Doing In Your Kitchen by Shari Smith - Your Mama warned you about this.
Basic Tools for Every New Cook by Leanne Ely - Setting up your kitchen.
Recoating Non-Stick Cookware - Can scratches be repaired? Or must she replace it? (9/27/10)
How to Buy an Electric Skillet - The best electric skillet for the money. (9/13/10)
What Cooking Pans Are Best? - Choosing between cast iron, aluminum and non-stick. (5/10/10)
Buying a Food Dehydrator - What is a good price and what is a good brand? (12/28/09)
Choosing a Quality Food Processor - Not necessarily the cheapest, but looking for good value. (12/21/09)
Choosing a Breadmaker - Readers share their breadmaker experiences. (5/25/09)
Buying a Food Dehydrator - How to choose the best food dehydrator for you. (5/18/09)
Dusting Off the Old Crockery Cooker by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Dinner's ready when you are. (11/24/08)
Vacuum Sealers - Do they save time, effort and money? (4/7/08)
Dirty Dishes Can Cause Debt! by Jill Cooper (9/22/03)
Renewing Pots and Pans - Clean grease and grime from stainless steel pans (8/18/03)
Kitchen Organization 101 by Martha Matthews - A recipe for organizational success (5/12/03)
Second Hand Secret by Lara Stewart - Cast iron pans (5/12/03)
Buying Pots and Pans - Hot tips on cookware (1/13/03)
Your Plastic Food Containers by Hande Benson - Prolong the life of these kitchen essentials (2/25/02)
Cast Iron Cookware by Amanda Formaro (9/11/00)
The Best Cookware by Debbie Zervas (9/13/99)
Gourmet Cooking Starts With Gourmet Cleaning by Liz Tarditi (8/16/99)
Repairing Non-Stick Cookware and Alternative Choices (10/19/98)

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Groceries & Food, Leftovers

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

Why I Like Hash by Leanne Ely - Making leftovers attractive.
Planned roast beef leftovers by TDS Guest Blogger
Meal Planning Around Leftovers by Marianne Guillian - Let your leftovers determine what you'll make this week.
Using up Halloween candy by TDS Guest Blogger
Thanksgiving Leftovers - Don't miss these delicious ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.
Using Leftover Veggies - Stop throwing away leftover veggies.
Making healthy and practically free chicken stock The Homestead Mindset Anywhere - By using something that would likely have been tossed
Reduce Food Spoilage by Omie Ismail - Reduce food spoilage in your refrigerator and save money.
Thanksgiving Leftovers - Tips from our readers on how to best use up those Tahnksgiving leftovers! (5/18/10)
Easter Ham Leftover Magic by Kathryn Tyler - Leftovers make ham great for family feasts. (3/29/10)
Tortillas by Ron Geelan - A frugal, delicious solution for leftovers. (2/15/10)
Food Storage Secrets by Emily Bright - How you store food could save time and money. (12/14/09)
Purge and Plan by Donna Miller - Frugal fix for a frightening fridge. (11/30/09)
Save on Groceries before You Leave Home by Jill Cooper - On average, most families throw away 50% of the food they buy. (7/07/08)
Having Fun With Leftovers - A masterpiece waiting in your fridge (2/28/05)
Recycle That Roast! - What to do with leftovers (2/7/05)
Leftover Guilt? - Putting Thanksgiving leftovers to good use (11/15/04)
The Leftover Solution by Rebecca Faill - Don't throw out money (1/5/04)
Become a Use-It-Up Cook by Lois Carlson Willand - Minimize waste (3/17/03)
Hints for Using Leftovers by Lois Carlson Willand - Store safely and serve attractively (1/13/03)
Refrigeration and Food Safety - courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Keeping your food safe (12/16/02)
My Story: What to Do About Leftovers by T.J. - A really common question (1/28/02)
Leftovers by Tawra Kellam (2/7/00)
Love Those Leftovers by MaryBeth Henry and Amanda Formaro (8/30/99)
Making the Most of Leftovers by Deborah Taylor-Hough (6/14/99)

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Groceries, Lunches

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

The Frugal Lunchbox by Gary Foreman - Ways to reduce the cost of lunches at work.
Deals on Lunchmeat - How to reduce the cost of lunchmeat.
Brown Bag Lunches - Ways to save money bringing leftovers for lunch.
Frugal Lunch Ideas - Solving that daily challenge to your budget.
The $1 Lunch by Kayla Kramer - This student picked up on her father's lunch idea. (3/8/10)
School Lunches by Tawra Kellam - Save $400 on school lunches this year! (10/8/07)
My Story: Convenience & Culture - Stop buying into “popular culture” and do what is right for you. (2/5/07)
Brown Bag Blues - Balancing efficiency and variety (8/20/07)
The Frugal Summer Lunch Program (6/19/06)
My Story: Kid's Lunches and After-School Snacks (9/19/05)
Lunches to Love - Even if you don't have a microwave (4/4/05)
Bring Your Own Lunch - Planning ahead makes for an easy task (9/13/04)
Brown Bagging It - Cutting the major expense of buying lunch (8/23/04)
PBJ Again? by Tawra Kellam - Wonderful lunchtime options (10/8/01)
Find $500 in Your Lunchbox by Kathleane O'Leary - It's your's for the taking (8/20/01)
The End of Boring Lunches by Michele Larry Schad - A delightful lunch for less (7/9/01)
My Story: The Lunch Club by Rebecca Underwood - Now lunches are inexpensive and convenient, too! (1/22/01)
Ending Lunch Time Lunacy (7/31/00)
Jazzed Up Bag Lunches by Maxine Sprague BEd. (2/21/00)
Lunch Bucket Savings by Kelly Jo Landers (11/8/99)
Lunch Tips and Tricks by Tam Martin (10/11/99)
Sack Lunch Savvy by Nancy Steinkoenig (9/2/96)

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Groceries & Food, Making the Most of Food

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Video: Kitchen Magic by Jeff Yeager - The Cheap Life.
Using Your Refrigerator by Leanne Ely - How to keep your food fresh.
How to Stretch Ground Beef - What's the best way to stretch ground beef?
Frugalize your groceries Video - Planning, clipping and budgeting can save you money on your food bill.
Recycled Bones by Diana Webster - What our grandmothers knew about good cooking.
Reducing Food Waste by Joanne Guidoccio - Attention to deatils could reduce your food bill by over $500!
9 secrets to making groceries last longer - To save money on food, follow this recipe for making groceries stay fresh and last longer.
Food Waste by Shirley Byers - By eliminating food waste you could save $600 this year!
Rationing by Marianne Giullian - Frugal living lessons from WW2. (5/31/10)
Making the Most of the Harvest Bounty by Lisa Vitello - “Put by” the bounty of autumn and save money all winter. (10/05/09)
Wasting Food by Leanne Ely - Could you be throwing out $600? (8/24/09)
Uses for Juices in the Kitchen by Michelle Croyle - Put the juice from canned fruit to good use. (7/13/09)
Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Date by Veronica Hunsucker - Reduce what you spend on food waste.(6/08/09)
Day-Old Deals by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Your grocery store discount shelf could provide lots of great foods…if you know how to use them. (6/01/09)
Why the Waste? by Gary Foreman - Could a few changes reduce your grocery bill by 25%? (2/9/09)
Don't Throw Your Money Away by S. L. Simmons - Five easy tips to save $590 on your food budget this year. (12/08/08)
My Story: Make the Most of Meat contributed by Valerie - Using sales to your advantage. (8/25/08)
A Butcher’s Take on the Economy by John Smith - When it comes to saving money on food, especially meat, I’m on it.(6/2/08)
My Story: My Daughter's "Chicken Little" Party Or, how I stretched dinner for unexpected guests. (5/12/08)
Save Bread by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Never toss another crust again (3/24/08)
Getting the Most Out of Our Daily Bread by Glynis M. Belec - Uses for bread that you may never have thought of (12/10/07)
Cost Per Serving versus Pound by Ellen Lawson Ferlazzo - A different type of tool to cut your grocery bill. (10/22/07)
Money-Saving Ideas for Working Moms - Cooking from scratch just isn't feasible. What can working moms do to save money?(10/08/07)
Save Up to 50% on Your Grocery Bill! - Portion control could save your budget and your waistline!(12/11/06)
The Cost of Convenience - A little time in the kitchen could save you big time! (10/30/06)
When Grocery Coupons Won't Work - Keep your food bills to a minimum without sacrificing your diet. (10/23/06)
Are You Wasting Half Your Grocery Budget? (7/3/06)
Mom's Way by L.C. Peterson - For saving money on food (2/16/04)
14 Frugal Food-Rescuing Tips from Grandma by Irene Helen Zundel - Timeless ideas to make the most of your food dollar (12/15/03)
Get a Handle on Your Grocery Bill by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. - 5 ways to keep the budget in line (10/20/03)
My Story: Half Is the Answer - Less can be more (9/15/03)
My Story: Grocery Bills Reduced contributed by Rachel - Find savings already on the pantry shelf (10/14/02)
Insider Reports: Grocery Savings Through Portion Control by Mess Sgt. John Harris - It's all a matter of control (4/9/01)
The $5 Stretcher Survivor Challenge (8/28/00)
Food Maximization: Recycling by Liz Tarditi (7/12/99)
Food Maximization: Utilize Scrap by Liz Tarditi (2/22/99)
Don't Toss It Out: Is It Still Useable by Rae Osenbaugh (11/3/97)

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Groceries and Food, Meal & Menu Plans

Also in Groceries & Food:
Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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DIY Pizzas by Alison Wood - You can do better than takeout or delivery.
Video: Eat Better for Less by Gary Foreman - Interview with Erin Chase of 5DollarDinners.com
Where Can You Find Restaurant Meals That Aren't In a Restaurant? by Lynn Bulmahn - Frugal options for dining out without going to a restaurant.
Convenient Dinners - Quick meals when you don't have time to cook.
Eggs for Dinner by Leanne Ely - 5 great meals.
Video: Munch on Brunch by Jeff Yeager - The Ultimate Cheapskate shows us how to impress your guests for less with a fabulous brunch.
Failing at meal planning by Live Like A Mensch
3 Easy (Inexpensive) Irish Foods for St. Patrick’s Day by TDS Guest Blogger
Beans 'n Rice by Leanne Ely - A great meal for pennies!
Meal Planning Made A Little Less Difficult by TDS Guest Blogger
Extreme Meal Planning by Ruth O'Neil - 9 ways to plan for a lower grocery bill
Pleasing Picky Eaters by Shaunna Privratsky - Correcting bad habits before they become big problems.
Alternatives to Fast Food by Chantal King - Quick solutions when you didn't plan for dinner.
Dry Cooking Mixes - They save time and make great gifts, too!
Replacing the Restaurant by Veronica Bowman - Make eating at home more enjoyable.
How to Make Coffee Pot Oatmeal Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Hot oatmeal waiting as soon as you wake!
3 Basic Recipes Means Savings by Jean Knight Pace - Make cooking at home easier.
The Dinner Fairy by Linda Burnside - And other dinner time myths.
Planning for Success by Leanne Ely CNC, the Dinner Diva - Your first step to food savings.
Reverse Menu Planning by Mrs. Roy - Make your grocery dollars go farther. (8/16/10)
Meal Planning by Susanne Myers, The Hillbilly Housewife - Save even more time and money by planning your meals ahead of time. (11/02/09)
My Story: Coordinated Meal Planning contributed by Melissa - How thinking ahead saves me time and money. (8/31/09)
My Story: Why I Don’t Use Recipes contributed by S - She found that recipes added to her grocery expense.(8/17/09)
Eating Right when the Budget Is Tight by NAPSA - Simple changes can help you cook up savings and health advantages. (6/15/09)
Super Frugal 7 Day Meal Plan-Planning to reduce your grocery bill. (11/03/08)
Souper-Saver Winter Soups by Linda Shapero - Cold weather meals that your family will love!(10/13/08)
A Frugal shopper's best tip Planning ahead helps our winner save both money and time. (4/30/08)
My Story: 12 Grocery Savers Keep organized and plan meals at a moment's notice.(4/28/08)
Stop Eating Your Way into Debt! by Jill Cooper - Eating out is among the top causes of personal debt (3/3/08)
Corned Beef by John Smith - Stock up on this Irish delicacy (3/3/08)
Meal Planning Made Simple (7/16/07)
Home Cooking - Mmmm Good! (6/18/07)
My Story: Meals from Staples - Economical meals to stretch the food dollar. (4/30/07)
The Dollar Store Shopper: Counter Culture - What's on your counter-top? (2/26/07)
My Story: Convenience & Culture - Stop buying into “popular culture” and do what is right for you. (2/5/07)
Meals in 30 Minutes or Less (1/15/07)
It's All About Planning - Despite the hectic schedule, get a home-cooked meal on the table (9/25/06)
An Organized Shopping List (5/22/06)
"Mini" Supermarket Trips - Avoiding costly, time consuming extra shopping trips (9/26/05)
My Story: The Secret to Grocery Shopping Success (9/27/04)
What's For Dinner? - A menu-planning system that really works (8/9/04)
Dollar Menus by Kim Randall - an engineer looks at meal planning (10/6/03)
Grocery Master List by Liz Weishaar - Could a piece of paper save you money? (5/6/02)
Food Maximization: Food Planning by Liz Tarditi (3/22/99)
What's For Dinner? by Nancy Steinkoenig (9/21/98)
Meal Planning and Preparation by Judith Bettinger (3/24/97)

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Groceries & Food, Meals on the Go

Five Fast Food Facts by Rhiana Jones - Tips that will keep you within your food budget. (8/30/10)
Feathers for the Empty Nest by Linda Henson - Cooking for two (9/22/03)
Eating on the Run - Healthy foods for active lifestyles (2/25/02)
Kitchen Secrets by Joan Bramsch - You learn some things raising five kids (12/10/01)
'Fast' Food - Sometimes the fastest food is the stuff you make at home (5/28/01)
Meals on the Run (7/3/00)
Ready Made Potatoes by Phil McPeake (1/18/99)
Lazybones: Ready Meals by Paulette Bulger (12/21/98)
Too Busy to Cook? by Doris O'Connell (5/6/96)

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Groceries and Food, Meats and Poultry

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Raising Backyard Chickens for Eggs by Debra Karplus - Fresh eggs all the time.
Frugally Freezing Meats by Gary Foreman - Making sure it's still good when it comes out of the freezer.
Using Cheap Cuts of Meat - Make the most of cheap cuts of meat.
Slicing the barbecue budget - Fire up the grill without forking out big money with these great-tasting, lesser-known cuts of meat. (5/28/10)
The Frugal Kitchen: Eggs by JuJuMommy - Eggs can help you do a lot for a little. (10/19/09)
Slicing the barbecue budget - Fire up the grill without forking out big money with these great-tasting, lesser-known cuts of meat. (9/8/09)
Calculate the Cost of Meat per Serving. (05/25/09)
What’s Your Beef? by Rich Finzer - Confessions of a carnivore. (4/27/09)
Good Safe High Quality Hamburger For Us All by John Smith - Know what you're getting when purchasing ground beef. (4/28/08)
The Pork Shoulder/Pork Butt Roast by John Smith - (4/14/08)
Boneless Chuck Steak by John Smith - (3/17/08)
Cheap and Delicious Hamburger by John Smith - The butcher’s rules for purchasing hamburger (11/12/07)
Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Meat and Poultry (1/1/07)
Bringing Home the Bacon - Choosing the wrong cut of meat can ruin even the most gourmet meal (7/30/07)
My Story: The "3-Chicken" System (6/19/06)
My Story: Dark Meat Chicken (7/18/05)
My Story: Calculating Meat Cost per Serving - Comparing prices per pound could be costing you (5/30/05)
Meatball Mania - Establishing a supply of quick and easy meals (11/15/04)
Makes a Million Meals Meat Sauce by Nancy Berkoff, Rd, EdD, CCE - Basic menu item that transforms into many dishes (10/13/03)
Chickens In Your Backyard - Never buy eggs again (9/29/03)
Recipes for Cheaper Chicken Parts - Turning inexpensive parts into wonderful meals (2/18/02)
Thinkin' Chicken by Leanne Ely - Great, inexpensive eating (2/4/02)
Side of Beef - Does it pay to buy your beef in bulk? (5/21/01)
Eggs and Nutrition by Leanne Ely (7/31/00)
The Butcher Speaks on Christmas Meats by John Smith (12/13/99)
Let's Talk Turkey: A Butcher's Recommendation by John Smith (11/22/99)
Gourmet Turkey Safety by Liz Tarditi (11/15/99)
Bargain Burgers by Pat Cooper (8/9/99)
Is Cheaper Ground Beef a Bargain? (11/16/98)

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Groceries and Food, On the Go

Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Meals on the Go
Saving Time

Groceries & Food, Other

Also in Groceries & Food:
Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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5 Reasons to Bake Your Own Bread by Shirley Byers - Why I bake my own bread.
Yeast bread, quick or easy, but not both by The Dollar Stretcher Review
Baking Soda: More Uses and More Uses by The Dollar Stretcher
A Slave to the Spice Trade No More! Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Need spices? Look anywhere but the spice aisle.
Family Food Crisis by Gary Foreman - What can you do when you just don't have money for food?
Video: Depression Cooking - Pasta and Peas by Clara Cannucciara - A simple cooking lesson from the Great Depression. (7/12/10)
Finding the grill of your dreams - What's the totally tricked-out grill wearing this summer? Think stainless steel, a few side burners and a rotisserie. (6/1/10)
Video: Depression Cooking - Poor Man’s Meal by Clara Cannucciara - What can we learn from past tough times? (6/21/10)
My Story: Reducing Food Costs contributed by Rosemary - Buying in bulk makes the difference for this family. (2/1/10)
Grocery Savings by Susanne Myers - How to save on groceries and the huge impact that will have on your family budget. (10/12/09)
Spices by Leanne Ely - How to know when you need new spices. (7/27/09)
Home Canning - Help to get started. (6/29/09)
Save money on groceries with Angel Food - A "heavenly" tip to slash the cost of many groceries. (5/28/09)
Stretching Your Food Dollars by Mary Moss - Saving on chicken and using radiant heat.(10/06/08)
My Story: 10 Kitchen Tips - (2/4/08)
Is My Grocery Bill Too High? by Gary Foreman - How does your grocery bill compare? (12/10/07)
Throw a Thrifty Tailgate Party (10/10/05)
Table for One - Solo cooking and dining on a budget (6/27/05)
A Cherished Apron - A cloth apron could speak volumes (6/28/04)
The Secret Code of Bread - What do those colored twist ties and plastic clips mean? (6/14/04)
Fruit Flies - Get rid of them with ease (7/21/03)
Texturized Vegetable Protein (TVP) - Don't chicken out! (11/25/02)
Eliminating Food Bugs (10/2/00)
Downsizing America: Not Just Jobs by Debra Vaughn (6/26/00)
Cooking for One by Jonni McCoy (6/21/99)
Cooking for One (3/22/99)

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Groceries and Food, Pantry and Food Storage

Also in Groceries & Food:
Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Bulk Rice Storage - What's the best way to keep your rice bug free?
Keeping Track of Your Pantry Inventory - How do you know what you have and what you need to buy?
Top 10 Foods for Canning by Rhiana Jones - Great eats in your pantry.
Knowing When and How to Stockpile Groceries by Shaunna Privratsky - Stocking up could save your grocery budget.
Food Storage Tips - Tips for Storing Food.
Storing Produce - Tips for Storing Produce.
How a Full Pantry Saves Money by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy - Stocking up can be simple and inexpensive. (10/06/08)
Stocking Up by Kelli Ellenburg - Knowing how much to buy when it's on sale. (9/1/08)
Storing Food Minimizing the loss due to poor methods and expiration dates. (07/21/08)
Organizing Your Pantry - Finding canned goods without a search party (8/15/05)
Stocking a Pantry - Affording extra purchases within your grocery budget (5/16/05)
The Basic Store Cupboard by Gail Kavanagh - A pantry full of meals (5/26/03)
Create Storage by Nita Holstine - Finding storage for those grocery bargains (1/20/03)
Southern Cents: Investing In Your Pantry by Tina Shake (8/21/00)
Bulk Flour and Sugar Storage (8/14/00)
Why Store Food? by Cynthia Hillson (5/10/99)
Bulk Food Storage (7/13/98)
The Pantry Game by Nancy Steinkoenig (3/31/97)
Yearly Food Storage: part 1 by Doris O'Connell (6/3/96)
Yearly Food Storage: part 2 by Doris O'Connell (6/10/96)
Yearly Food Storage: part 3 by Doris O'Connell (6/17/96)
Yearly Food Storage: part 4 by Doris O'Connell (7/1/96)
Yearly Food Storage: part 5 by Doris O'Connell (7/8/96)

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Groceries and Food, Price Books

Printable Price Book Pages
My Story: Price Book and Pantry - How two tools save her money (8/8/05)
Price Book 101 - Empowered grocery shopping (3/14/05)
My Story: The Secret to Grocery Shopping Success (9/27/04)
Starting a Pricebook - Simple methods to great results (3/10/03)
The Lazy -er -um, Efficient Guide to Creating a Price Book by Julie Davis (2/8/99)
Pricebook Plus: A System for the Dedicated or Desperate by Louise Wulf (11/24/97)
A Grocery Price Book by Gary Foreman (10/13/97)

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Groceries and Food, Restraurants

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Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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Save money at restaurants Video - You don't need to spend big when dining out. Follow these tips to save at a restaurant.
7 restaurant deals you shouldn't swallow - Curious about Restaurant Week and other dining deals? Better have a grain of salt ready.
10 Tips for Dining Out on the Cheap by Mike Allen - Creative ways to save money while dining out. (10/25/10)
Restaurant Magic by Melissa Koosmann - Make two meals from one. (5/24/10)
5 Ways to Save while Dining Out by Buck$ome Boomer - Always pay less than full price. (5/3/10)
Eating Out by David Kimball - Tips to help keep eating out budget friendly. (3/22/10)
Insider Reports: Restaurant Savings by Kayla Kramer - What a server knows about increasing your bill. (12/28/09)
Have it Both Waysby Rich Finzer - Restaurant taste at home.(7/13/09)
Food Away from Home by Gregory Karp - 3 ways to reduce the cost of eating out.(6/15/09)
Beat the High Cost of Coffee Shops - A former barista spills the beans! (5/14/07)
Reduce Your Restaurant Bill - Eliminate unsuspected costs that will drive up your bill (10/16/06)
My Story: Save Money When Dining Out (2/20/06)
My Story: Going to Restaurants With the Kids - An economical way to eat out (7/4/05)
Table for One - Solo cooking and dining on a budget (6/27/05)
Fine Frugal Dining - There is no need to give up your night on the town (1/24/05)
Fast Food the Frugal Way (8/9/04)
Eating Out With Children - An affordable meal at a 'real' restaurant (4/21/03)
Life In the Fast Food Lane by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. - There are times when it's an absolute necessity (3/25/02)
Splitting Dinner Checks - Dining out with unfrugal friends (12/31/01)
Dining Out for Less by Debra Vaughn (10/16/00)
Saving Money on Fine Dining by Deborah Taylor-Hough (8/14/00)
My Story: Dining Out on a Tight Budget by Nancy R. (7/17/00)

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Groceries & Food, Saving Time

Dinner's Ready (8/21/06)
My Story: Healthy vs. Handy - When dinner needs to be quick and easy (4/18/05)
My Story: Creating Kitchen Convenience - She has an allergy to spending all day in the kitchen (3/15/04)
Make Your Own Baking Mixes by Janean Nusz - Save money and time in the kitchen (11/17/03)
Summer's End by Maureen Bennie (9/8/03)
Saving Time in the Kitchen by Crystal Dupay (11/8/99)
Baking Time Saver by Paulette Bulger (11/16/98)

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Groceries and Food, Shopping Tips

Also in Groceries & Food:
Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Snacks and Desserts
Food, Warehouse Clubs

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How much do you spend on groceries? 4 ways we can save - Live Like a Mensch
Grocery items you can find on sale in April - If you like strawberries, mangoes, artichokes and turkey, you'll love April.
5 ways to save money (and your sanity) when grocery shopping with a toddler - Live Like a Mensch
Grocery items you can find on sale in March - Chocolate, asparagus and a whole lot of other items are on sale in March.
Grocery Apps - What apps help reduce your grocery bill?
Groceries you can find on sale in February - From mangoes to drumsticks, you can find grocery bargains in February.
Video: Reducing Your Grocery Bill by Gary Foreman - An interview with Erin Huffstetler.
'Tis the season for December food bargains - Smile if you love rutabagas. They're on sale in December -- Plus other grocery items.
Saving money at the grocery store - by Live Like a Mensch
When Your Food Budget Is Critical by Gary Foreman - How could she get through the next month without starving her family?
Going Beyond Cheap Recipes by Gary Foreman - Cheap recipes aren't the only way to reduce your grocery bill.
Cost breakdown of my favorite recipes by Live Like a Mensch
Cheap Emergency Foods We Often Overlook by Eric Nirschel - Can you get 'prepper' foods at the grocery store?
7 ways to cut your grocery bill - Here are seven great ways to save at the grocery store.
My Story: Secrets of a Grocery Clerk by Bradley McHugh - What the clerk knows that you should find out.
How to Get Good Deals on Wine by Eric Mohrman - Finding good wines for less.
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Pickles - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Hot Dogs - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Greek Yogurt - Spendwise Mom
How to Buy Beef - What can you do to buy beef for less?
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Dried Cranberries - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Hot Sauce - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Cottage Cheese - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Cherry Pie Filling - Spendwise Mom
How to Be a Vegetarian or Vegan on a Budget by Amy L. Thomas - Budget-friendly sources for vegetarian and vegan foods.
Saving With Soybeans Debra Karplus, MS, OTR/L - How soybeans can improve your diet and save you money.
7 secrets to supermarket savings - Groceries can be a big part of the family budget. Use these turbocharged tips to slash your costs.
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Saltine Crackers - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Pudding - Spendwise Mom
Price war: 5 ways to fight food inflation - Don't go broke on a cart of groceries. Save money on food with these frugal tips.
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Ketchup - Spendwise Mom
7 Tips for Stifling Your Grocery Store Impulse Buys by TDS Guest Blogger
Buying Grocery Store Specials by Morgan K Wyatt - Making the most of food the grocery store wants to get rid of.
Frugalize your groceries Video - Planning, clipping and budgeting can save you money on your food bill.
Fight Higher Grocery Bills by Shari Smith - How I saved $1,500 last year!
Buy food in bulk and save - You can save on food costs by buying in bulk, but be sure you can use what you buy.
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Spaghetti Sauce - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Granola Bars - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Disposable Diapers - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Great Northern Beans - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Fruit Snacks - Spendwise Mom
Sugar Chicanery by Rich Finzer - Don’t pay too much for the sweet stuff.
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Butter & Pure Maple Syrup - Spendwise Mom
Bottom-shelf bargains at the supermarket - There's more on the bottom shelf than bulk bags of cereal. Lower your sights to find overlooked deals.
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Tortilla Chips - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Mac & Cheese - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Wheat Chex and Rice Chex - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Salsa - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Chocolate Milk - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Cream Cheese - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Soft Soap - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Peanut Butter - Spendwise Mom
Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Nutrigrain Bars - Spendwise Mom - She put 4 different brands to the test!
10 insider grocery savings secrets - Get your scoop straight from the source: experts and grocery store managers.
Brand vs.Generics by James Lacey - How much could you save using store brands?
5 Sneaky Ways Grocery Stores Take Your Money by Omie Ismail - Don't lose the war without a fight!
Video: Frugalize your groceries - Planning, clipping and budgeting can save you money on your food bill. (9/14/10)
7 secrets to supermarket savings - Groceries can be a big part of the family budget. Use these turbocharged tips to slash your costs. (7/14/10)
$25 Grocery Challenge by Marianne Giullian - Could she feed her family of 4 for $25 a week?(7/26/10)
The Shop by Weight Method by Jackie Harris-Stone - A new way to look at grocery shopping. (7/5/10)
Skip the supermarket and save - You can find yummy groceries in places other than the supermarket.(11/16/09)
Food at Home by Gregory Karp - How to reduce your grocery bill by 20%. (7/27/09)
Grocery Savings by Leanne Ely - Make grocery shopping a money-saving adventure!(5/18/09)
Grocery Shopping on Your Own by Olivia Fox - Advice to my eldest son on his first shopping expedition. (4/13/09)
Your Savings Today by Amy Livingston - Calculating your real grocery savings. (2/23/09)
8 tips for online coupon clipping -Coupons can help you save up to 30 percent off your bills with a solid online strategy. (12/05/08)
10 Things You Can Stop Buying at the Grocery Store by Carol Charron - Live less expensively, eat healthier, and be more environmentally responsible.(9/22/08)
IF: Feeding a Family for $300 a Month by Tawra Kellam - Cut your grocery bill even when prices are going up! (6/9/08)
Reduce your Food Budget by Monica Resinger - 13 easy ways to cut your food budget down to size. (5/05/08)
Simplify, Shop Wisely and Spend Less by Marianne Giullian - Cut your grocery bill (2/11/08)
The Not-So-Starving Student by Rebecca Reichl - Learning how to grocery shop (12/3/07)
Checking the Fine Print Price by Jenny Lin - It pays to check receipts (9/17/07)
Picking Produce - A bargain isn’t a bargain if it rots in your fridge! (6/25/07)
Food Savings for Beginners - Get started on the road to a smaller food budget (8/6/07)
Supermarket Savings (1/22/07)
My Story: Who You Know at the Grocery Store (1/8/07)
Food Shopping Myths (12/4/06)
The Grocery Prosumer - For grocery savings in the electronic age, it can be as easy as "click, pick and save". (11/13/06)
My Story: No Income Grocery Shopping (9/18/06)
Making the Most of Your Club Card (9/11/06)
Saving on Your Grocery Budget When You're Tired (8/21/06)
Grocery Store Tactics (4/24/06)
Grocery Store Dollar Snatchers (4/10/06)
Cut Your Grocery Bills by Half (3/27/06)
Tightwaddery Shopping - Her Own Style of Shopping (1/30/06)
"Mini" Supermarket Trips - Avoiding costly, time consuming extra shopping trips (9/26/05)
My Story: Another 'Crunched' Box Treat (2/21/05)
My Story: Store Brands - An insider's report on the food manufacturing industry (11/15/04)
My Story: The Secret to Grocery Shopping Success (9/27/04)
Save Even More on Groceries by Diana Bergman (7/26/04)
Interviewing Your Supermarket by Holly E. Ordway (6/21/04)
My Story: Stocking Up - Taking advantage of sales (6/14/04)
20 Ways to Save On Groceries (5/24/04)
Beyond Coupon Basics by Wendy Burt - 7 ways to get free (or nearly free) groceries (4/26/04)
Priced Too High? by Erin Huffstetler - Saving money in the grocery store is not an easy task (2/23/04)
Break the Shopping Rules by Shelly Burke - She turned the rules upside down (2/2/04)
Cut That Grocery Bill by Sherry Ballou Hanson (1/26/04)
Simple Foods by Yauna Lee - Celebrating good, old-fashioned home cooking (8/11/03)
Never Run Out Again by Shelly Burke - No more last minute dashes (7/14/03)
My Story: What's In a Name? - Are name brands really better? (6/30/03)
Aisle by Aisle by Shaunna Privratsky - Save on groceries every week (5/19/03)
Don't Be Fooled by the Grocery Stores by Shelley Wake - Carefully designed to separate you from your money (4/14/03)
Supermarket Savvy by Maureen Bennie - Get the most for your food dollar (3/31/03)
Six Myths by L.C. Peterson - That could bloat your grocery budget (3/24/03)
Cut Your Grocery Bill by Melanie Riley - Lower spending, not quality (2/24/03)
My Story: Once a Month Shopping by Judith Yeatman - A major source of saving (2/3/03)
Grocery Spending - How much should they spend on groceries? (9/30/02)
The Grocery Game by Teri Gault - Winning at the cash register (8/26/02)
The Last Laugh by Marge Jesberger - A poetic look at the checkout line (8/26/02)
Grocery Master List by Liz Weishaar - Could a piece of paper save you money? (5/6/02)
Grocery Savers for Everyone by Debi Taylor-Hough - Sometimes it's challenging to find creative ways to save (2/18/02)
My Story: A Caterer's Shopping Tips by I.R. - A simple solution to lower food bills (1/7/02)
The Check Out Check Up by Gary Foreman - Should you put your grocery budget on a diet? (11/5/01)
Food Plans - They don't price it by the pound. Could it be a good deal? (10/1/01)
My Story: She'll Save $760 on Groceries by Chantelle Hosner - She's figured it out (4/23/01)
Grocery Budgets by Gary Foreman - How do you make a grocery budget? (3/26/01)
Supermarket Blues - How readers save on groceries (2/19/01)
My Story: Secret Source for Grocery Savings by Bernie Quesada - All you need is a sense of adventure (1/22/01)
Local Grocers Price Gouging (11/6/00)
Cut Down Your Grocery Bill by Shannon Jarvies (9/4/00)
Net Grocery Savings? by Sonia-Ivette Roman (6/19/00)
The Checkout Line by Tina Shake (5/29/00)
A Grocery Shop Day by Sarah Delaporte (4/3/00)
Save Time Grocery Shopping by Crystal Dupay (10/25/99)
Grocery Shopping - Ask Sara (10/4/99)
"Shop Here First" Grocery Savings by Lynell Rogers (9/27/99)
Grocery Spending Survey (7/5/99)
Grocery Spending Tips (7/5/99)
My Story: Saving on Groceries by Jana Grubbs (6/28/99)
Save Big Money on Your Food Budget by Julie Davis (1/18/99)
Your Grocery Budget: Where to Find Savings (1/4/99)
Store Brands: Who Makes Them? (12/21/98)
Save Time Grocery Shopping by Christine Stoner (11/16/98)
Grocery Shopping Tips by Alan Kerr (6/9/97)
Ways to Save Money on Your Food Bill by Barbara Chaney (4/14/97)
Comparison Grocery Shopping by Ken Shainker (3/24/97)
Reduce Your Grocery Bill - part 2 by Gary Foreman (3/10/97)
Reader Tips on Food, Groceries and Recipes
Reduce Your Grocery Bill by Gary Foreman (3/3/97)
How to Reduce Your Grocery Bill by Nancy Steinkoenig (8/5/96)
The Frugal Grocery Shopping Game by Maria Ferguson (6/10/96)

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Groceries and Food, Snacks and Desserts

Also in Groceries & Food:
Food, Alternative Food Sources
Food, Appliances
Food, Beverages
Food, Breakfast and Dairy
Food, Children and Family
Food, Convenience Foods and Alternatives
Food, Cooking Tips
Food, Health Foods and Food Safety
Food, Frozen Foods and Freezer Meals
Food, Fruit and Vegetables
Food, Kitchen Tools and Organization
Food, Leftovers
Food, Lunches
Food, Making the Most of Food
Food, Meal and Menu Plans
Food, Meals on the Go
Food, Meats and Poultry
Food, Other
Food, Pantry and Food Storage
Food, Price Books
Food, Restraurants
Food, Saving Time
Food, Shopping Tips
Food, Warehouse Clubs

see also:
Coupons
Recipes

Affordable Personal Treats by Joanne Guidoccio - Affordable treats to counteract the stress of tough times.
Homemade Sundaes by Joanne Guidoccio - Lower the cost of sundaes by making them at home.
Make Your Own Professional Cakes by Wendy Hummeldorf - How to make professional-looking cakes in your own kitchen.
Name Brand vs. Store Brand Spendwise Mom - Thousand Island Dressing
Name Brand vs. Store Brand Spendwise Mom - Unsweetened Applesauce
Name Brand vs. Store Brand Spendwise Mom - Chocolate Chips
My Story: Easy Desserts from Your Pantry contributed by DivaMagenta - No need to run to the store when you already have what you need!
Snack Ideas by Leanne Ely CNC - 5 nutritious snack ideas that are easy on the budget. (8/9/10)
Pudding: From Scratch Vs. Purchased by Penny Saver - Can you really save by making from scratch? (5/10/10)
Frugal Low Fat, Low Calorie Snacks - Yummy, frugal low calorie snacks. Is it possible? (12/14/09)
Are the Munchies Gobbling Up Your Budget? (4/4/05)
Money Calorie Counter by Deborah McNaughton - Save your waistline and your budget (5/10/04)
The Summer Diner by Anne Heerdt-Wingfield - Don't let your kitchen become a 24-hour diner (6/2/03)
Sweetly Frugal by Jen Krausz - Satisfying that sweet tooth inexpensively (5/19/03)
Super Summer Snacks 'n Fun by JAnine Lynn - Your kids will love them (7/9/01)
Cookies! by Kathleen Bieke (5/15/00)
Sweets Are Costly Treats by Maxine Sprague (5/8/00)
Healthy, Inexpensive Snacks for Kids (5/31/99)
Homemade Ice Cream Cakes by Our Readers (4/26/97)
Making Pies: Advice from Mom by Rae Osenbaugh (7/29/96)

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Groceries and Food, Warehouse Clubs

False Economies - Weed them out for a more frugal and satisfying life. (1/8/07)
Do's and Don'ts of Warehouse Stores (11/1/04)
My Story: Buying Bulk - Buy big and save big (9/6/04)
My Story: Warehouse Shopping - Could supersizing your groceries be hazardous to your health? (4/19/04)
Big Box Shopping by Sheri Radford - Making the most of price club membership (2/16/04)
Warehouse Club Face-Off - Which warehouse is cheaper? (9/29/03)
How Green Was My Checkbook by Judy Gruen - Could they co-exist with the stockpiled groceries? (8/13/01)
Bulk Buying by Marybeth Henry - Do larger sizes mean lower prices? We went to the store to find out (2/5/01)

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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

Homemade Weight Loss Shakes - Recipes for those meal replacement shakes.
Avoid these 5 worthless weight-loss scams - Is your New Year's resolution to lose weight? Stay away from these "waist"ful schemes.
Finding a Diet Plan That Works - Readers share their diet plan experiences.
Can losing weight save you money? - Will whittling your waistline really add some heft to your wallet? Experts weigh in.
The Anti-Diet Lifestyle - The free diet plan the diet industry doesn't want you to know about (8/13/07)
What Have You Got to Lose? - No cost weight loss (5/21/07)
Health and Wealth a Good Combo (3/26/07)
Weighing in on Trans Fats (10/23/06)
My Story: Eating Healthier - An easy solution to a healthy diet (1/16/06)
My Story: Frugal, Simple Weight Loss - Taking the sensible path to a new you (1/2/06)
My Story: Could a Frugal Diet Cost You? - When spending more for food is smart (3/28/05)
Fit to Retire - Lose weight and plan for retirement at the same time (11/8/04)
How I Lost 80 Pounds - And saved money in the process (9/13/04)
What's Your Diet Costing You? - There are ways to cut costs and calories if you're willing to make some substitutions (6/14/04)
Reduce Your Waist, Not Your Wallet by Shaunna Privratsky (6/7/04)
Money Calorie Counter by Deborah McNaughton - Save your waistline and your budget (5/10/04)
Trans Fatby Leanne Ely, C.N.C. - What you need to know for your health (3/29/04)
Cutting the Carbs - Inexpensive ways to stay on track with a low carb diet (3/22/04)
10 Secrets of the Diet Industry (1/13/04)
Waistline vs. Budget by Rebecca Underwood - It doesn't have to be a choice (8/25/03)
Smaller Clothing Dilemma - When weight loss makes smaller sizes a necessity (5/19/03)
Faster Fat Loss That's Healthy by Greg Landry, M.S. - Get movin' into a healthier lifestyle (7/8/02)
10 Keys to Successful Weight Loss by Greg Landry - Are you among the 60% who resolved to get in shape? (1/14/02)
Healthy Metabolism by Greg Landry, M.S. - The key to weight loss isn't expensive pills, programs or exercise equipment (10/29/01)
My Story: Weight Loss by S. - Maybe she needed to think about the problem first (9/24/01)
Eating for Weight Loss by Dr. Robert Osgoodby - There's more than eating less to help you control your weight (8/13/01)
Tips for Fast, Healthy Weight Loss by Greg Landry - Quick and cheap weight loss (5/28/01)
Costly Weight Loss Myths by Greg Landry - Don't let these myths keep you from losing weight (3/19/01)
Faster Fat Loss That's Healthy by Greg Landry, M.S. - Losing weight should be a healthy proposition (1/15/01)
Top 10 Weight Loss and Fitness Myths by Greg Landry (8/7/00)
Weight Loss Without Special Diets by Paul Blustein (5/22/00)
Eliminating Refrigerator Raids by Paul Blustein (3/20/00)
Why We Crave Snacks by Paul Blustein (3/13/00)
Meal Timing by Dr. Robert Osgoodby (3/6/00)
Control Your Appetite by Greg Landry (8/16/99)
Six Myths About Losing Weight by Brenda Rash (7/12/99)
Too Fat for Me by Greg Landry (7/12/99)
An Unusual Appetizer by Greg Landry (7/5/99)
The Major Source of Fat by Greg Landry (6/7/99)
What Should I Eat? by Greg Landry (5/17/99)
And Stay Off! by Greg Landry (5/3/99)
Keeping Motivated by Greg Landry (4/5/99)
Time to Eat Better by Greg Landry (2/15/99)
Don't Do the Holiday '7' by Greg Landry (12/14/98)
Don't Be Color Blind by Greg Landry (11/9/98)
It's What You Eat by Greg Landry (11/2/98)
Weight Loss that Works by Greg Landry (9/28/98)
The Top Eight by Greg Landry (9/14/98)
Can't Lose Weight? by Greg Landry (8/31/98)
Eat Early, Lose Weight by Greg Landry (7/20/98)
Water, Health and Weight Loss by Greg Landry (6/29/98)
Eat Enough to Lose Weight by Greg Landry (6/22/98)
Cheap Weight Loss by Greg Landry (6/15/98)

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Health and Safety, Exercise

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

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.
6 tips for frugal home workouts - Here are six tips that can fuel your frugal home workouts.
5 ways to get fit and save big bucks in 6 months - Stick to your resolutions this year with these tips. You and your savings will be looking good.
How to save money on getting fit - You can get fit in 2013 without breaking the bank. Find out how.
Go to the gym or work out at home? Video - Do you work out at home to save money or spend the extra dollars for motivation?
The financial case for good health by Kahler Financial
Go to the gym or work out at home? Video - Do you work out at home to save money or spend the extra dollars for motivation?
How to Workout Without a Gym Membership by Joanne Guidoccio - Your workout doesn't need to depend on an expensive gym .
Video: How to Pick the Right Gym courtesy of MoneyTalksNews.com
Frugal Fitness by Adam Armstrong - Watch your savings grow as your waist shrinks.
Penny-Pinching Into Shape Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - A few cost effective ways to maintain your fitness and keep yourself and wallet away from expensive exercise fads
Low cost yoga classes Using podcasts as an inexpensive way to stay in shape
Getting Fit - A limited budget is no excuse!
Check out free online fitness program - How to get fit for free
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
Save Money, Stay Fit
Can't Afford a Personal Trainer? Go Virtual!
25 Ways to Exercise on the Cheap
Low Cost Ways to Exercise
Family Time - Getting fit and having fun!
Picking a Treadmill
Exercise Alternatives - When you can't afford expensive equipment or memberships
10 Questions to Ask Your Gym
12 Ways to Improve Fitness on a Tight Budget by Karen Kuebler
Spring Training by Kim Randall - Tame the bathing suit beast once and for all
My Story: Exercising at Home - Top 10 reasons to exercise at home
The Perfect Health Club - one was too slick, one reeked of testosterone, but one was just right
Fit Fitness Into Your Life by Michelle Medlock Adams - Fitness friendly tasks
Give Your Gym Contract a Workout
Exercise, Money and You - People who exercise more earn more
Enjoyable Cardiovascular Exercise - Must cardio workouts be expensive and painful?
Make It a Priority by Greg Landry, M.S. - Is good health important to you?
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
Getting the Most from Aerobic Exercise
A Free, Simple Solution for Health
Take a Walk
Pace Yourself
Never Too Late
Weight Training Secret
A Challenge
Top 10 Reasons to Get Fit Now
Supercharge Your Metabolism
Weight Loss Requires Exercise
Losing Weight While You Watch TV
24 Hour-a-Day Weight Loss
Exercise Without Trying
Free Energy
Reducing Your Waist or Wasting Your Money?
18 Benefits of Weight Training
A "Super Boost" for Your Metabolism
A Good Start
Top 20 Benefits of Exercise
Lose Weight and Feel Good
12 Keys to Super-Charging Your Metabolism
Get Fit on a Shoestring Budget

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Health and Safety, Food

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Health, Exercise
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)
Is organic superior to regular food? (2/6/06)
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)
17 Tips for Buying Organic Food on the Cheap (9/13/04)
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)
What You're Thirsting For by Susie Cortright - The revitalizing properties of water (7/28/03)
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)
Sodium, Salt, Is It Worth a Pound Of...? by Paul Blustein (1/24/00)
Finding Fiber by Greg Landry (6/14/99)
The Truth About Tomatoes by Greg Landry (3/29/99)
Veggie Burgers Revisited by Greg Landry (3/15/99)
Which Bread Is Best? by Greg Landry (3/8/99)
Lemons?!? by Greg Landry (2/1/99)
Ensure Substitutes (2/1/99)
Meat and Cancer by Greg Landry (1/25/99)
The Importance of Breakfast by Greg Landry (1/18/99)
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, Food
Health, Homemade Remedies
Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
Health, Insurance
Health, Other
Health, Reducing Stress
Health, Safety

How to deal with a large medical bill - The government's stop-gap medical plan isn't enough in some cases. Is there a solution?
Group doctor visits: Why share your care? - The doctor will see you now -- along with other patients. That can be a good thing.
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.
Basic questions about health care exchanges - Get answers to the who, what, where, when, why and how of the health care exchanges.
Slideshow: An Unaffordable Emergency Room Bill by Shaunna Privratsky - What to do when you can't afford the ER bill.
Practice your health care story before visiting the doc - Get more bang for your health care dollar by getting your doctor to listen to you.
10 Ways to Deal With an Expensive Emergency Room Bill by Gary Foreman - Don't let your finances end up in the emergency room.
Huge medical bills, tiny income. What now? - The government, as well as your providers, might be able to help with your exorbitant medical bills.
5 ways to find cash for caregivers - Paying for the care of an elderly parent can be costly, but you have financial options.
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)
4 tips for health care savings - Taking four simple steps can help you reduce health care costs without sacrificing quality of care. (3/11/10)
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)
10 Pretreatment Ways to Cut Health-Care Costs (12/11/06)
Health Care an Ailing Condition in the U.S. (8/7/06)
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)
ER Aid Guaranteed (7/19/04)
How to Diagnose a Doctor - Finding the right physician (3/24/03)
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)
Insider Reports: It Could Save Your Life by Kathryn - Saving your life is important, too! (3/19/01)
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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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)
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)
Spring Time Sniffles: Preparing Sick Boxes by Dawn Adams (3/1/99)
Ouch Control by Paulette Bulger (1/4/98)
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, Insurance
Health, Other
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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)
Healthy Kids by Kathlene Bieke - Help to keep them healthy (10/1/01)
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)
Sunny Risks by David Soper (7/19/99)

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Health and Safety, Insurance

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The cost of chronic disease - Chronic disease challenges both health and wallet. Is there a way to cure the steep costs?
Health insurance: Out of network? Don't be out a lot of money - Dodge costly care outside your health insurance network. The health care reform law might help.
What Supreme Court 'Obamacare' ruling means - With a legal challenge behind it, the law will proceed with overhauling U.S. health insurance.
4 tips for choosing a health insurance plan - Do you have the right health insurance plan? Open enrollment presents a chance to re-evaluate.
Beyond Generics by Beth Hering - 5 ways to reduce healthcare costs.
Solutions to the health care problem -The presidential candidates offer starkly different solutions to the problem of 45 million uninsured Americans. (10/29/08)
Protect Your Healthcare Insurance by Shaunna Privratsky- Making sure that your claim is paid. (5/19/08)
Ways to spend your FSA (12/12/07)
The ABCs of HSAs - Understanding health savings accounts (6/25/07)
Short-Term Health Insurance on the Rise (3/26/07)
Do You Need Long-Term Care Insurance? (1/29/07)
ABCs of Health Insurance (11/13/06)
Reviews Mixed for Directed Health Plans (9/25/06)
Understanding High-Deductible Health Plans (7/17/06)
Counting on COBRA? Check the Rules (7/10/06)
Health Insurance Rebates for Living Healthy (4/17/06)
Health Care Help Set Up Incorrectly (2/13/06)
Ways to Spend Your FSA (12/12/05)
Flexible Spending Accounts Save Money, Cut Taxes (11/7/05)
Restrictions on Health Saving Accounts (10/10/05)
Your Personal Health Plan - How can you put a lid on skyrocketing healthcare costs? (8/29/05)
Shopping for an Individual Health Plan (12/2/03)
Don't Let a Health Catastrophe Wipe You Out (11/3/03)
Fighting Your Health Insurance Company (10/11/03)
Spending Accounts Can Boost Health Care Savings (10/11/03)
Illegal Health Plans (10/4/03)
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)
Fighting Your Health Insurance Company - How to avoid the fight when you can, and how to win it when you can't (6/19/02)
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

Could overspending and weight problems have a common cause? by Kahler Financial
Drugs: It pays to shop around - If you haven’t shopped around, there is a good chance you may be paying too much for your prescription drugs.
Medical expense do’s and don’ts - Saving money is great, but not if it comes at the expense of your health.
Save on New Year’s health goals - Find out how to save on the cost of three of the most common health-related New Year’s resolutions: working out, eating healthier and getting more sleep.
The love for food vs. the love for beauty: Why not have both? by TDS Guest Blogger
Are consumers' finances worse than their health? by Richard Barrington - Links between health and finances.
Get financial help with hospital bills - Overwhelmed by hospital bills? Don't ignore them. Try these tips to make them manageable.
Growing More Brain on a Budget by Joanne Guidoccio - Low-cost and no-cost suggestions for improving your brainpower.
3 ways to save money on medical costs - Health care costs can add up quickly. Use these tools to compare and save.
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)
Financial and Health Care Planning (6/4/07)
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

Also in Health and Safety:
Health, Diet
Health, Exercise
Health, Food
Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
Health, Insurance
Health, Other
Health, Safety

8 Low-Cost Ways to Reduce Stress by Veronica Bowman - Making your days more pleasant.
Setting aside a place for meditation at home - Searching for serenity? Have courage to change your home to have space for contemplation.
Getting a Discount on Inner Peace (5/1/06)
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, Diet
Health, Exercise
Health, Food
Health, Health Care Providers
Health, Homemade Remedies
Health, Illness and Injury Prevention
Health, Insurance
Health, Other
Health, Reducing Stress

Video: Crime Detection Vs. Prevention by Gary Foreman - Interview with Alan Young, CEO of ArmorConcepts.com.
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 can take (6/23/08)
Emergency Supplies- What to do when the lights go out (6/23/03)
My Story: Small Safeguards - Inexpensive ways to protect your home (5/26/03)
Protecting Your Family - The National Safe Kids Campaign (11/11/02)
Protecting Grandma's Safety - She's home alone. What's the best way to make sure she's safe? (9/30/02)
Safe Household Cleaning Products - Making your home safer for your children (6/17/02)
Electrical Safety - The Natural Handyman - Protect your family (10/15/01)
Protect Your Family in the Event of a Disaster by Doug King (12/27/99)
In the Event of a Disaster by Doug King (11/22/99)
Yard Sale Safety by Teresa Higginbotham (10/25/99)
Summer Safety for Kids (6/28/99)
Swimming Safety Tips by Peter Constan-Tatos (7/6/98)

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Heating Your Home

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Hobbies


See also Crafts
see also Gardening

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.
5 collectibles to stash for big cash later - More than a hobby, collecting can be a lucrative investment if you're collecting the right things.
11 Frugal Hobbies by Veronica Bowman - A frugal hobby can reduce your stress level.
Race to these top 5 marathons in North America - Looking for an experience of a lifetime? These marathons will take a runner's breath away.
My Story: Watching Bird TV by Christine Collier - Birdwatching is better than TV!
Video: 5 Tips for Building a Valuable Collection by Brandon Ballenger - Find out what successful collectors know.
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)
Indulge Your Passion - Trying to making your hobby your living (7/18/05)
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)
14 Ways to Slice the Cost of Golf (6/28/04)
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)
Finding Inexpensive Yarn (2/8/99)
Crafty Snowmen by Linda Williford (1/25/99)
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)
Recording Keeping for Your Sweepstakes Entries by Susan Donahue (6/23/97)
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
Christmas Decorations
Christmas Entertaining
Christmas Gifts
Easter
Gifts
Halloween
Other
Thanksgiving
Valentine's Day

Holidays, Christmas

Also in Holidays:
Holidays, Christmas Decorations
Holidays, Christmas Entertaining
Holidays, Christmas Gifts
Holidays, Easter
Holidays, Gifts
Halloween
Holidays, Other
Holidays, Thanksgiving
Holidays, Valentine's Day

see also:
Christmas

How to put Santa on a budget - Are you a parent who needs to put Santa on a budget? Follow these three tips.
Do you make these 5 holiday spending mistakes? - Put everything on credit cards? No! Avoid this and four other mistakes.
Prevent a one day event and lengthen the holiday season by Thrifty Living Today
My Story: Recycled Christmas contributed by Lorrie - How one family changed their Christmas.
Cash Strapped Christmas by Chantal King - No money heading into the holiday season?
Create a More Meaningful, Less Expensive Christmas by Virginia Brucker - Ways to create more Christmas with less money (12/3/07)
Paying Off Holiday Bills (2/5/07)
Christmas Club Accounts (1/15/07)
Gift Card Study: The Secondary Market (1/1/07)
8 Ways to Reduce Return Hassles (1/1/07)
12 Money Tips from Holiday 'Experts' - Who better to give seasonal financial advice than Santa or Scrooge or Elvis? Elvis? You bet! (12/18/06)
Dreaming of an Economical Christmas (12/18/06)
The Color of Envy, Money and Christmas (12/4/06)
Dreaming of an Economical Christmas (12/4/06)
Holiday Treats Made Simple (11/20/06)
Below Face Value Stamps - Can you really buy postage stamps at a discount? (10/16/06)
Cut Your Holiday Bills in Half by Gregory Thomas - It's just a matter of time (12/24/01)
Holiday Calling Tips by Richard Sayers - Reach out and touch someone for less (12/17/01)
The Holiday Travel Scene by Sally Lewis (12/14/98)
Holiday Time Savers by Christine Stoner (11/30/98)
Christmas on the Cheap! by Nancy Steinkoenig (12/15/97)
Making Spirits Light... by Lisa Reid (12/8/97)
A Less Is More Christmas List by Gary Foreman (12/1/97)
Christmas in July by Shauna Sonada (7/29/96)
North Pole Postmarks by Rae Osenbaugh (11/25/96)
Christmas with More Meaning and Less Money by Louise Wulf (12/16/96)
Mom Starts a Snowball Fight by Rae Osenbaugh (12/16/96)

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Holidays, Christmas Decorations

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Holidays, Christmas
Holidays, Christmas Entertaining
Holidays, Christmas Gifts
Holidays, Easter
Holidays, Gifts
Halloween
Holidays, Other
Holidays, Thanksgiving
Holidays, Valentine's Day

see also:
Christmas, Decorating

Holiday Table Décor - Making your holiday table sparkle!
Inexpensive Holiday Table Décor by Shaunna Privratsky - Getting a great look for less.
Holiday lighting tricks to brighten on a budget - Want your house to have that holiday glow? These tips will keep it merry and bright for less.
Professional decorators can light up holidays, at a price - Tired of untangling that box of lights every Christmas? Consider hiring a professional decorator.
Kids and Holiday Decorating: Frugal, Fast and Easy (12/18/06)
Use What Your Have Holiday Decorating (12/11/06)
Traditional Christmas Crafts: Pomanders and Herb Balls by Rae Osenbaugh (10/27/97)
Frugal Christmas Decorations by Nanette Blanchard (11/18/96)
Inexpensive Decorating Ideas for a Christmas Themed Weddingby Rachel Shreckengast (12/9/96)
Getting the Most for Your Christmas Tree Dollarby Gary Foreman (12/9/96)
This Old Schoolhouse: Inexpensive Holiday Decorating by Ann Russek (12/23/96)

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Holidays, Christmas Entertaining

Also in Holidays:
Holidays, Christmas
Holidays, Christmas Decorations
Holidays, Christmas Gifts
Holidays, Easter
Holidays, Gifts
Halloween
Holidays, Other
Holidays, Thanksgiving
Holidays, Valentine's Day

see also:
Christmas

Save on hosting holiday parties - Many people forget to save money to pay for the food, drink and energy costs of hosting a holiday party. Here are a few tips to cut costs on your next party.
Slideshow: Top 5 Champagnes & Sparkling Wines Under $55 courtesy of FindTheBest.com - Make your party sparkle!
Holiday happiness: get it all, pay less - Can't afford a holiday blowout? Here's how to have a great festive season for less.
5 tips for classy, frugal holiday party fun - Don't let a sagging economy stop you from hosting an affordable party with panache.
6 ways to throw a great party for less - Live it up on a dime this holiday season with these party tips from the pros.
5 tips for classy, frugal holiday fun - Don't let a sagging economy prevent you from hosting an affordable holiday party with panache. (11/17/09)
Holiday Gatherings by K.M. Praschak - Keeping family and friends entertained. (11/02/09)
Plan Ahead for Holiday Meals by K.M. Praschak - Starting early makes the job much easier.(10/20/08)
Great Holiday Parties on Tight Budgets (12/11/06)
Company's Coming! - Quick, inexpensive meals that make entertaining easy (11/29/04)
Opening Your Home for the Holidays by Cheryl Gochnauer - Will you survive holiday visitors? (12/23/02)
Festive Party Punches by Brenda Hyde - For that special gathering (12/24/01)
Gourmet Holidays: How to Plan Your Party by Liz Tarditi (12/13/99)
Gourmet Holidays: Buffets by Liz Tarditi (12/13/99)

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Holidays, Christmas Gifts

Also in Holidays:
Holidays, Christmas
Holidays, Christmas Decorations
Holidays, Christmas Entertaining
Holidays, Christmas Gifts
Holidays, Easter
Holidays, Gifts
Halloween
Holidays, Other
Holidays, Thanksgiving
Holidays, Valentine's Day

see also:
Christmas, Gift Ideas

Frugal gift-wrapping secrets from holiday pros - Gift wrapping can be as pricey as the gift itself. Use these tips to dress up presents for less.
New ways to sell unwanted gift cards - Looking to sell a gift card online? Companies have new rules and offerings to avoid fraud.
Inexpensive Gift Warpping Ideas by Loralee Leavitt - Making your gifts look great for less.
6 mistakes to avoid while holiday gift shopping - How many shopping sins do you commit? Learn from your mistakes to stay merry with money.
7 ways to save on holiday gifts - Here are seven ways to cut the cost of holiday gifts.
8 Top Unusual Gifts Under $20 for Students - TDS Guest Blogger
Building Beautiful Gifts from the Dollar Store by Marlene Alexander - Using the dollar store to create beautiful gifts.
Inexpensive Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas - How to wrap Christmas gifts inexpensively.
Money-wise tips on holiday tipping - By planning ahead, you can keep a lid on holiday tipping and still show your gratitude. Here's how.
Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas - You can still afford a great Christmas!
My Story: A Winter Gift contributed by JR - He was underwhelmed until he used it! (11/30/09)
The Gift Budget by Sarah Collins - How 11 forgotten months can save you time and money. (01/05/09)
Avoiding Office Gift Drawings - When you can't afford to participate. (12/08/08)
10 Affordable Gifts for Young Adults (12/18/06)
Sensational Gifts on a Shoestring Budget (12/18/06)
My Story: The Gift of Life (12/18/06)
My Story: Homemade Christmas Gifts (12/11/06)
5 Minute Guide to Finding the Best Price Online (12/11/06)
Christmas Gifts That Don't Cost a Dime (12/4/06)
2006 Gift Card Study (11/27/06)
My Story: A Gift for Granny (11/20/06)
Gifts for Free - A clever way to purchase gifts with little or no cash outlay. (11/13/06)
Wrap Up Your Holiday For Free! (11/13/06)
A Priceless Gift - Giving from your heart.
Fabric Holiday Bags - It bothered her to throw pretty wrapping paper in the trash (12/12/05)
My Story: Proper Packing - Ensuring the safe arrival of your package (10/17/05)
Inexpensive Christmas Gifts, Memories and Decorations - Reader's Tips (12/15/97)
Inexpensive Christmas and Hanukkah Gifts - Reader's Tips (12/8/97)
Homemade Christmas and Hanukkah Gifts - Reader's Suggestions (11/3/97)
The Smiths Go Christmas Shopping by Gary Foreman (12/2/96)

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Holidays, Easter

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Holidays, Christmas
Holidays, Christmas Decorations
Holidays, Christmas Entertaining
Holidays, Christmas Gifts
Holidays, Gifts
Halloween
Holidays, Other
Holidays, Thanksgiving
Holidays, Valentine's Day

$5 Frugal Easter Feast: Think Outside the Box by Spendwise Mom
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, Gifts

Also in Holidays:
Holidays, Christmas
Holidays, Christmas Decorations
Holidays, Christmas Entertaining
Holidays, Christmas Gifts
Holidays, Easter
Halloween
Holidays, Other
Holidays, Thanksgiving
Holidays, Valentine's Day

4 Ways to Profit From a Gift Card You Don't Want by Paige Estigarribia - Don't let it just sit in a drawer.
Give great holiday gifts that cost $10 or less - Impress your friends and loved ones with these inexpensive, yet thoughtful, gifts.
Making the Most of Gift Cards by Veronica Bowman - Don't waste the gifts you've been given.
Video: Alternative Gift Exchanges by Jeff Yeager - 10 cheap alternatives to traditional gift exchanges.
Using gift cards wisely - by TDS Guest Blogger
7 cheap Father’s Day gift ideas - Here are seven inexpensive gift ideas for Father’s Day.
5 ways to ditch your unwanted holiday gifts - Not everybody buys from your wish list. Follow these tips to unload your holiday gift stinkers.
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 signs you're charging too much this holiday - What's your holiday budget? Don't know? That's a sign it's time to start paying with cash.
How and why to save wrapping paper by The Dollar Stretcher Review
6 places where you can buy last-minute gifts - You need to buy a present right now, and most stores are closed. Don't panic, you have options.
8 cheap, tasteful homemade gifts - These eight ideas all cost less than $5. Yet, they are tasteful and thoughtful.
5 kids' holiday gifts that keep on giving - To keep your kid's smile from fading by Boxing Day, try a gift that lasts longer than a toy.
Gotta have 'em: 10 hot toys for $25 or less - Looking for a kid's gift that won't break the bank but will still be a hit? These toys fit the bill.
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..
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.
The Changing Landscape of Unused Gift Cards by Bill Hardekopf - Who's money is it?
How to have many happy gift returns - Looking to exchange holiday gifts for what you really want? Here's how.
Gift Cards by Bill Hardekopf - Use them before you lose them.
12 fun, festive days of financial gift giving - Use these 12 days of monetary merry-making to make everyone's days bright.
Frugal gift-wrapping secrets from holiday pros - Gift wrapping can be as pricey as the gift itself. Use these tips to dress up presents for less.
Gift-giving etiquette tips for the holidays - Do you give a gift to your mailman? Here are tips on what to give whom during the holidays.
Last Minutes Gifts Under $10 by Shari Smith - Last-minute gifts for the challenged budget!
Giving great holiday gifts that cost $10 or less - Impress your friends and loved ones with these inexpensive, yet thoughtful, gifts.
Gifts & Greetings by Marlene Alexander - "Dollar Store Style" can save you money.
Gift Giving in a Bad Economy by Teena M. Stewart - 'Tis the season to give back even if you don't have much yourself.
Homemade Christmas Gifts - Homemade Christmas gifts your friends and family will love.
5 thrifty Mother's Day surprises - Showing Mom you care doesn't have to break the bank. Here are a few ways to surprise her.
How to have many happy gift returns - Looking to exchange holiday gifts for what you really want? Here's how.
5 money gift ideas for the holidays - This holiday season, skip the gadgets and give a money-themed gift with lasting impact.
5 Fab Gifts by Ruth Schiffmann - Great gift ideas for tough times.
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)
6 tips for savvy holiday shipping - Get your holiday gifts to their destination safely, on time and on budget with these mailing tips. (12/17/09)
The Etiquette of Exchanging by Shaunna Privratsky - When the purchased item just won't work for you. (12/21/09)
Little Luxuries - Small things that make you feel special in tough times.(4/13/09)
Marvelous Mother's Day Gift by Shaunna Privratsky - Gift ideas for mom’s special day. (4/13/09)
Holiday Shopping by Shaunna Privratsky - Get ready, get set, done! (2/23/09)
Start Next Year's Holiday Shopping Now by R. Kellogg - 5 pointers to maximize the January shopping potential. (12/22/08)
The Waste not, Want not, Gift Giving Guide by Anne Heerdt - Don't make returning your gift too hard. (10/13/08)
Five Tips for a Happy Thrifty Holiday by Linda Shapero- Returning to the real essence of the holidays. (10/06/08)
Cool gifts are made of money - Need a gift for someone who thinks money grows on trees? Simple -- give a money tree, or any of these clever gifts made of money.(9/08/08)
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)
12 money gifts for mom Forget the flowers! Help mom get something she could really use. (5/07/08)
Fun, Frugal Father’s Day Gift Ideas by Belinda Cohen - Celebrate dad and make him proud of your financial smarts, too! (5/12/08)
The Rules of Re-gifting by Shaunna Privratsky - If done right, re-gifting can benefit you and the new recipient. (1/7/08)
Wrapping Holiday Gift Cards - Making them something special (11/26/07)
My Good Goody Drawer - Lovely gifts at a fraction of the price (5/28/07)
Give Gift Cards a Personal Touch (5/7/07)
I Gave at the Office! - Are office gifts burdening your budget? (12/19/05)
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)
Shippable Presents - When your loved ones are far away (9/1/03)
15 Fab (but Cheap) Gifts for Dad's Day (6/9/03)
Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas by Nancy Twigg - Tokens of your love (6/2/03)
Creatively Simple Mother's Day Gift Ideas by Nancy Twigg (4/28/03)
Shopping for After-Holiday Bargains by Michelle Jones (4/21/03)
Prepaid Gift Cards - Nice gift, but watch the fees (5/6/02)
More Gifts in a Jar by Kaylin Cherry (10/12/98)
What I'd Like for Mother's Day - Mom's Suggestions (5/4/98)
Inexpensive Christmas and Hanukkah Gifts - Reader's Tips (12/8/97)
Homemade Christmas and Hanukkah Gifts - Reader's Suggestions (11/3/97)

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Holidays, Other

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Holidays, Christmas Decorations
Holidays, Christmas Entertaining
Holidays, Christmas Gifts
Holidays, Easter
Holidays, Gifts
Halloween
Holidays, Thanksgiving
Holidays, Valentine's Day

6 holiday homestays that beat hotels - Looking for cheaper accommodations than a hotel? Stay in a home, just not yours.
14 ways to save money during the holidays - Shop smart and you can enjoy the holidays without putting yourself in the poor house.
How to cut holiday travel costs - Following these simple tips while flying or driving can save you money on holiday travel costs.
9 savvy holiday moves to make this fall - Autumn is here, and the holidays are right around the corner. Here's how to save before they begin.
5 thrifty Mother's Day surprises - Showing Mom you care doesn't have to break the bank. Surprise her with these ideas.
Recover from a holiday spending hangover - As holiday spending turns to holiday debt, these money-saving tips will help you overcome it.
Holiday Cookie Exchange Money-Saving Tips - TDS Guest Blogger
Tips for holiday tipping by Jason Steele courtesy of MoneyTalksNews.com - Ways to tip within your budget
Spend Smarter This Holiday Season - TDS Guest Blogger
A Dozen Holiday Hints by Shaunna Privratsky - For an easier and faster holiday.
12 ways to create holiday magic for less than $15 - Slow down, enjoy the holidays and save with these family-friendly holiday activities.
Avoid Holiday Letdown by Shaunna Privratsky - Wrap up the holidays in style.
12 money tips from holiday 'experts' - Who better to give seasonal financial advice than Santa, Scrooge or even Elvis?
7 ways to stick to your holiday budget - Save money and drive down debt with a spending plan for the holidays. Here's how it's done.
One holiday tradition to break -- overspending - These tips can help you rein in holiday expenses without losing your holiday spirit.
Video: Avoiding holiday debt - Buy yourself the gift of financial freedom this season.
7 tips to beat the post-holiday debt blues - Instead of overspending, try these tips to just say no to the burden of after-holiday debt.
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)
Homemade Greeting Cards by Rachel Muller - Simple, creative ways to say you really care (5/6/02)
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)
Halloween Costumes and Parties - Reader's Suggestions (10/6/97)

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Holidays, Thanksgiving

Also in Holidays:
Holidays, Christmas
Holidays, Christmas Decorations
Holidays, Christmas Entertaining
Holidays, Christmas Gifts
Holidays, Easter
Holidays, Gifts
Halloween
Holidays, Other
Holidays, Valentine's Day

Save on Turkey Day entertaining - Here are some ways to save on Thanksgiving even if it means you have to entertain during the holiday season!
Real and frugal Thanksgiving decorations by The Dollar Stretcher Review
Cleaning up your dining room for Thanksgiving by TDS Guest Blogger
Enjoy a Guilt-Free Holiday by Shaunna Privratsky - Tips for guilt-free gobbling.
Thanksgiving for Less by Jill Cooper - Ways to save on your Thanksgiving dinner.
Show Your Thanks - A Thanksgiving gift idea list. (11/6/06)
5 Quick and Cheap Thanksgiving Decor Ideas! (10/30/06)
5 Frugal Fall Fix Ups for Your Home Decorating (10/23/06)
Leftover Guilt? - Putting Thanksgiving leftovers to good use (11/15/04)
Make-Ahead Recipes to Freeze for the Holidays - Don't spend the entire day in the kitchen (11/8/04)
Nurture Thankfulness In Your Child by Brenda Nixon (11/3/03)
Simple Autumn Pleasures by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Holidays are a great time to be home (11/19/01)
Holiday Dinner for Two by Brenda Hyde - What to do when you don't expect a crowd (11/19/01)
Terrific Holiday Tables by Angie Zalewski and Deana Ricks - Add warmth to your home for less! (10/29/01)
Feast on These Thanksgiving Savings by Nancy Twigg (11/20/00)
Holiday Leftover Ideas by Rachel Paxton (11/20/00)
A Child's Thanksgiving Tree by Amanda Formaro (11/20/00)
Frugal but Elegant Thanksgiving (11/22/99)
Your Thanksgiving Table by Christine Torres (11/9/98)
Thanksgiving Memories - Reader's Remember (11/17/97)
Natural Decorations for Fall and Winter by Louise Wulf (11/3/97)
Inexpensive Holiday Centerpieces - Reader's Suggestions (10/13/97)

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Holidays, Valentine's Day

Also in Holidays:
Holidays, Christmas
Holidays, Christmas Decorations
Holidays, Christmas Entertaining
Holidays, Christmas Gifts
Holidays, Easter
Holidays, Gifts
Halloween
Holidays, Other
Holidays, Thanksgiving

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Romance

6 fun and frugal getaways for Valentine's Day - Have a delightful time together without spending a lot of money on your honey.
18 Ways to Impress Your Valentine by Gary Foreman - Valentine ideas when your pockets are empty.
Why I Won't Buy Roses on Valentine's Day by Shaunna Privratsky - An insider dishes on florists.
13 Inexpensive Valentine's Ideas by Gary Foreman - Celebrate Valentine's Day the frugal way!
Valentine’s Day fun for singles - 5 frugal and fun ways singles can celebrate Valentine's Day.
Love shouldn’t break the bank - Keep your money in check this Valentine’s Day. Here is how to do it.
14 loving inexpensive gifts for Valentine's Day - Want a Valentine's Day without new debt? Here are 14 cheap ways to express your love on the 14th.
How to Be More Romantic by Using Local Florists by TDS Guest Blogger
Spend less on your romantic Valentine's getaway - Don't tell your beloved you booked a romantic trip on the cheap. That's our little secret.
Fun Valentine's Day Foods by Marianne Giullian - Making special foods for Valentine's Day.
Kids Valentines - Inexpensive Valentine's Day ideas for kids.
Celebrating Valentines Day - Inexpensive and romantic Valentine's Day ideas for your significant other.
Valentine’s Day Luxury for Less by Shaunna Privratsky - Creative ways to love your sweetie without spending too much.
Valentine's Day on a Shoestring by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Spending quality time with your Valentine. (1/25/10)
14 loving tips for Valentine's gifts - Want to celebrate Valentine's Day without going into debt? Think fun. Here are 14 inexpensive ways to express your love on the 14th. (2/11/09)
Frugal Valentine's Day Ideas by Amy Allen Clark - Make this holiday special for that certain someone. (2/9/09)
Easy, Cheap and Elegant Valentine’s Day Decorating by Kathy Wilson -Bring a little romance into your home. (2/2/09)
15 Valentine's Day 'poison darts' (2/8/08)
10 great, cheap ways to win her heart (2/6/08)
Romancing The Dollar Store by Marlene Alexander (2/4/08)
The Valentine’s Day Challenge by Nancy Twigg - Express your love creatively. (2/4/08)
A Unique Valentine’s Day Gift by Melanie Farkas - Five dollars or less! (1/28/08)
Cost-conscious Cupid - Woo your sweetie with these ideas that cost less than $10 apiece. (2/5/07)
My Story: Valentine's Day - Valentine surprises under $10 and 10 minutes. (1/29/07)
What women really want on Valentine's Day (2/13/06)
Saying 'I Love You' for Less (1/30/06)
Poetry on a Plate - The $6 Valentine dinner for two (2/14/05)
February Memories by Tina Shake - What memories does February bring back for you? (2/9/04)
Valentine's Day On a Dime by Tawra Kellam - Special, not expensive (2/2/04)
Great Valentine's Gifts for Teens by Patricia Chadwick (1/26/04)
Inexpensive Valentine's Ideas by Heather Crowley - Have a memorable, yet inexpensive holiday (2/3/03)
Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine's Day...and Beyond - Restore the passion (1/27/03)
More Frugal Valentine Ideas - How creative readers made a big splash with a little cash (2/5/01)
Be My Valentine - There's more than one way to say "I Love You" (1/29/01)
Valentines Worth Sending by Michael Webb (2/7/00)
Romantic Valentine's Ideas - part three (2/8/99)
Romantic Valentine's Ideas - part two (1/25/99)
Romantic Valentine's Ideas - part one (1/18/99)
That's Amore! Valentine's Ideas - Reader's Suggestions (2/2/98)

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Home Decorating

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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
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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Organization

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

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)
Skirting the Issue by Leah Wynne (1/18/99)
Buying a Mattress (8/10/98)

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Home Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture

Also in Home Decorating:
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
See also:
Organization

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

Also in Home Decorating:
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
See also:
Organization

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)
10 Ways to Decorate Without Debt (7/24/06)
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)
New Furnishings! by Brenda Nixon - Do you shudder thinking of the expense? (3/8/04)
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)
Turn An Unused Drawer into a Shelf by Leah Wynne (6/29/98)
Quality, Inexpensive Furniture: Can It Be Done? - Reader's Recommendations (6/15/98)

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Home Decorating, Cleaning and Repairing Furniture

Also in Home Decorating:
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
See also:
Organization

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
See also:
Organization

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)
Liven Up Your Living Space by Colleen Moulding (8/14/00)
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
See also:
Organization

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)
Liven Up Your Living Space by Colleen Moulding (8/14/00)
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)
Hang-a-Plant by Leah Wynne (2/1/99)
An Elegant Book by Leah Wynne (12/7/98)
From Pot to Candleholder by Leah Wynne (11/9/98)
A Simple Plantholder by Leah Wynne (10/5/98)
Display Your Treasures With Style by Leah Wynne (9/14/98)

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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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Organization

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)
Your Home - Today a formal living room is passe and outdoor fire pits are all the rage (4/24/06)
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 My First Apartment (2/15/99)
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
See also:
Organization

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)
The Smiths Shop for Carpeting by Gary Foreman (8/11/97)

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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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Organization

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)
This Old Schoolhouse: Inexpensive Holiday Decorating by Ann Russek (12/23/96)

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Home Decorating, Home Offices

Home Office Décor On a Tight Budget Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - A few money-saving tips to equip your workspace as attractively as possible
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)
Where's the Office? by Ann MacNeil - An inexpensive home office (2/5/01)
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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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)
Kitchen Update To Go! by Leah Wynne (7/20/98)

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Home Decorating, Lighting

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)
Home, Romantic Home by Michael Webb (11/6/00)
Liven Up Your Living Space by Colleen Moulding (8/14/00)

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Home Decorating, Organization

Organization

Home Decorating, Outdoors

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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, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Seasonal
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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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

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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
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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

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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, Kitchen
Decorating, Lighting
Decorating, Outdoors
Decorating, Painting
Decorating, Walls
Decorating, Windows
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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)
Bring Summer Indoors by Lucynda Koesters (8/23/99)
Natural Decorations for Fall and Winter by Louise Wulf (11/3/97)
This Old Schoolhouse by Ann Russek (11/11/96)

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Home Decorating, Walls

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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
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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)
How to Stencil a Room by Stacy Mintzer Herlihy - When your room lacks character (3/1/04)
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)
Making Art Without Going Broke by Dawn Vinson - Beauty and the best (1/6/03)
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

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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
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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 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.
4 housing upgrades that don't pay - Thinking of renovating? Here are four things to avoid if you may want to sell down the road. (6/26/08)
home renovations with major payoffs Take advantage of slow construction times to improve your home (3/27/08)
How to Design a Home Media Room (6/4/07)
Adding a Game Room, And Value, to Your Home (8/8/05)
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

Installing Bathroom In-Floor Heat by Benjamin Roussey - In 6 easy steps.
10 Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget by Joyce Smith - It's easier than you think.
Renewing Bathroom Sinks - Making your sink look new again.
Remodel your bathroom on the cheap - You don't need to gut your bathroom. Here are five things you can do for less than $500.
Bathroom Vanity Makeover - A DIY update of your bathroom vanity.
Updating a Bathroom - How can she afford to update a 1960's bath? (3/22/10)
DIY Tub Refinishing - Should they attempt to refinish it themselves or leave it to the experts? (5/11/09)
Cleaning Grout - The former owners of their home did a real number on the grout (10/9/06)
Caulking Acrylic Fixtures (5/29/06)
Preparing to Tile - What needs to be done before tiling above a shower enclosure? (9/19/05)
Replacing a Shower Bottom (5/30/05)
Bathroom Wiring - Safe wiring options (4/18/05)
Caulking Around Toilets - The Natural Handyman - Better to caulk or not? (3/1/04)
Unstable Toilet - The Natural Handyman (10/27/03)
Replacing Shower Pans - Installing custom-made fiberglass shower pans (5/26/03)
Remodeling Your Bathroom - A million-dollar look for your home (4/6/03)
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

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Home, Air Conditioners
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Home, Exterior
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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

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.
Video: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Do-It-Yourself by Angela Colley - It can save you money…or not!
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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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Cleaning

Chimney Sweep Scams Sweeping The Country courtesy of GetOutOfDebt.org - Don't be fooled by a low price quote.
Saving on disposable mop supplies - Avoid the waste and environmental cost by making your own mop pads out of old washcloths.(8/19/08)
Cleaning a Rock Fireplace (2/20/06)
Cleaning a Gas Fireplace - The Natural Handyman (8/21/00)
Polishing Marble - The Natural Handyman (6/5/00)
Pressure Washers (5/22/00)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Contractors

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Home, Kitchens
Home, Laundry Rooms
Home, Limiting Remodeling Costs
Home, Maintenance
Home, Mold and Mildew
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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

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)
How to Hire the Expert Worker You Need (5/14/07)
A Bad Contractor Can Ruin Your Plans (4/21/07)
Hire a Pro or Play the Pro? A DIY Dilemma (4/16/07)
My Story: Buy Local - Applying ecological principals to home renovation (11/13/06)
Hiring the Right Contractor (5/8/06)
Do it yourself or hire a pro? (4/24/06)
Crooked Contractor - When they take the money and run (3/6/06)
Should You Be Your Own General Contractor? (11/29/04)
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)
How to Hire a Contractor (7/14/03)
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)
Avoiding Home Repair Rip-Offs by Gary Foreman (4/20/98)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Electricity

Air Conditioners
Radiators and Furnaces
Water Heaters
Wiring

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Exterior

Exterior
Roofs
Windows and Doors

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Exterior

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Home, Air Conditioners
Home, Bathrooms
Home, Ceilings and Fans
Home, Choosing a Project
Home, Cleaning
Home, Contractors
Home, Flooring
Home, Garages
Home, Insulation and Winterization
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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)
Backyard Sanctuary - Making your home bird-friendly (7/14/03)
Refinishing a Pressure-Treated Deck - The Natural Handyman (6/30/03)
Pressure Treated Wood - The Natural Handyman - Caution required (6/9/03)
Remodeling Your Patio (6/2/03)
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)
Computer Aided Shed Designs by The Natural Handyman (8/31/98)
Building a Recycled Deck by Karen Millard (9/8/97)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Flooring

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Home, Bathrooms
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Home, Choosing a Project
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Home, Contractors
Home, Exterior
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Home, Insulation and Winterization
Home, Kitchens
Home, Laundry Rooms
Home, Limiting Remodeling Costs
Home, Maintenance
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Home, Paying for Home Remodeling
Home, Permits and Insurance
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Home, Radiators and Furnaces
Home, Repairs
Home, Roofs
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Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
Home, Windows and Doors
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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)
Installing Vinyl Tile by Sundance (2/8/99)
The Smiths Shop for Carpeting by Gary Foreman (8/11/97)

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Home, Bathrooms
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Home, Choosing a Project
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Home, Contractors
Home, Exterior
Home, Flooring
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

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)
Locking a Garage Equipped with a Door Opener by The Natural Handyman (10/5/98)
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)
Frozen Pipes - The Natural Handyman - Exploring repair alternatives (12/1/03)
Making That Old House Energy-Efficient (5/8/03)
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, Air Conditioners
Home, Bathrooms
Home, Ceilings and Fans
Home, Choosing a Project
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Home, Contractors
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Home, Flooring
Home, Garages
Home, Insulation and Winterization
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

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 Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Laundry Rooms

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Home, Ceilings and Fans
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Home, Exterior
Home, Flooring
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
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
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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)
Clothes Dryer Vents - The Natural Handyman (12/21/98)
Dryer Vents - A Reader's Question by Gary Foreman (12/16/96)

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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)
Save on home improvements - Habitat for Humanity offers home improvement bargains. (12/23/08)
How Much is too Much on Home Improvements? (5/21/07)
Set Your Own Limits on Home Improvements (5/22/06)
Hidden Costs Lurk Behind Improvements (5/8/06)
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)
Home Improvement Jobs - Not all projects will end happily (4/5/04)
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, Flooring
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

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)
Home Improvement Costs - Here's the payback (5/7/07)
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)
Spring Home Maintenance Saves Money by Gary Foreman (4/7/97)

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

Heat, Humidity, and Mold
Black Mold by Gary Foreman - A 55% increase in insurance premiums calls for action (8/12/02)
Exterior Mold - The Natural Handyman - Sometimes finding the right answer depends on asking the right question (11/19/01)
Removing Mold From Your Walls (2/1/99)
Paints That Prevent Mildew by The Natural Handyman (11/9/98)

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

Move or Remodel: Which Makes Sense? (4/16/07)
Remodel or Move? (5/15/06)
Should You Remodel or Move? (10/4/04)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Other

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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, 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

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)
Property like-kind exchange rules - When improvements are made to property that is condemned, does it count as a like-kind exchange? (5/28/09)
Estimating the Cost of Remodeling - How do I get a realistic estimate? (12/5/05)
Tax-Deductible Home Remodeling - Medically necessary changes may be tax deductible (10/11/04)
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)
Remoding Your Family Room - Less is more in this high-traffic area (4/06/03)
Remodeling Your Spare Bedroom - Doing double duty (4/6/03)
Remodeling Your Master Suite - Add some space to your bedroom (4/6/03)
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)
Where's the Office? by Ann MacNeil - An inexpensive home office (2/5/01)
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)
Just a Lady(bug) or a Homewrecker? by The Natural Handyman (9/14/98)

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Home, Insulation and Winterization
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Home, Repairs
Home, Roofs
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Home, Water Concerns
Home, Water Heaters
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Finishing Basement Walls - Making their basement gameroom more enjoyable.
Twenty-two Top Painting Blunders (7/2/07)
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

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)
12 Ways to Pay for Your Home Improvements (4/23/07)
Financing Home Improvements in Retirement (9/18/06)
Using Zero Percent Card for Home Remodeling (7/3/06)
How to Pay For Your Home Improvements (5/22/06)
Medical Needs Can Help Pay for Improvements (5/15/06)
Financing a Remodeled Kitchen (3/27/06)
Financing an Addition (4/26/04)
Which type of loan is best for remodeling? (4/26/02)
Save For Home Improvements (1/28/02)
My Story: Affording the House You Want by Betty Ann - It took awhile but they finally got their dream home (1/29/01)
Financial Aspects of Home Improvements by Gary Foreman (5/26/97)

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

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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

Pull the necessary permits when remodeling - Your remodeling project might require a building permit. It's worth the cost and drudgery.
Many Remodeling Jobs Require a Permit (6/25/07)
Insuring Home Improvement Success (5/28/07)
No-Depreciation' Insurance Policies Mislead (7/31/06)
Remodeling? Make Sure You're Insured (5/8/06)
Remodeling? - Better check your homeowners insurance (3/12/02)

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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)
A Little Water, Please (1/11/99)
Potato Peels Got Us All Plugged Up (5/25/98)

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Home: Plumbing, Other

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)
Stinky Water - The Natural Handyman - Safe solutions for odorous well water (8/18/03)
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)
Leaky Washerless Faucet (11/23/98)
Becoming a Plumber (7/13/98)

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Home: Plumbing, Pipes

Frozen Pipes - The Natural Handyman - Exploring repair alternatives (12/1/03)
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)
Washing Machine Drains (12/28/98)
Banging Pipes (10/19/98)
Knock, Knock, Who's There? (9/14/98)
Hey, Good Looking (why do my pipes whistle?) (10/5/98)
Are Plastic Water Lines OK? (8/31/98)
Plastic Water Pipes (7/13/98)
Low Pressure and ABS Pipes (6/22/98)
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)
Replacing a Tub With a Shower (11/16/98)
Dropped the Thingamagig (8/17/98)

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Home: Plumbing, Toilets

Plumbing Solutions Leave You Flush with Cash (3/27/06)
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)
Continually Plugged Toilet (12/14/98)
Toilet 'Loses' Water (11/9/98)
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

Replace your hot water heater's heating element - TDS Guest Blogger
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)
No Hot Water (8/17/98)

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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)
10 Cheap Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home (5/15/06)
Top Renovations for Boosting Sale Price (5/1/06)
Remodeling Investment Properties (5/1/06)
Adding a Game Room, And Value, to Your Home (8/8/05)
My Story: Renovation for Profit - A valuable means of making money (5/9/05)
Biggest Bang for Your Home-Improvement Buck (2/14/05)
Remodel - Boost your home's value (6/21/02)

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Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Rooms

Additions
Bathrooms
Garages
Kitchens
Laundry Rooms

Home Repair, Remodeling, Maintenance and Renovations, Safety

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.
How to Find, Fix Radon in Your Home (10/2/06)
Beeping Smoke Detector (3/6/06)
Lightning Protection Options for Your Home (10/31/05)
Low-Tech, Low-Cost Home Security Tips (3/7/05)
Oops! - 10 most likely do-it-yourselfer mistakes (4/13/03)
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)
Cool Tools for the Do-it-Yourselfer (4/30/07)
How to Buy Hand Tools (8/20/07)
Circle Saws - The Natural Handyman - A primer on blades (12/31/01)
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.
Replace The Furnace? (2/27/06)
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

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)
7 Quick Fixes (5/1/06)
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)
Home Repair - Fix your home without breaking your wallet (2/10/03)
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)
The Best Do-It-Yourself Books (9/21/98)
Can You Fix It? by Sherrie D. Thornton (3/2/98)

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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)
Will Green Roofs be the Next Hot Trend? (2/26/07)
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)
Painting a Roof by The Natural Handyman (8/24/98)

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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

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)
Short Cycling Water Well - The Natural Handyman (12/28/98)
Frugal Water Softeners (12/21/98)
Help! There's Water in My Crawlspace (12/21/98)
Basement Leaks by The Natural Handyman (10/19/98)

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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!
When your home needs a major window repair - Thrifty Living Today
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

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, Windows and Doors

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)
Hot Wire - The Natural Handyman - Respect the danger of electrical work (4/21/03)
Wiring a 3-Way Switch - The Natural Handyman - You need to know what goes where (3/4/02)
Electrical Safety - The Natural Handyman - Protect your family (10/15/01)
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)
Home Schooling Means One Income (6/26/06)
Are There Tax Breaks for Home Schooling?
Adding Up the Cost of Homeschooling (11/8/04)
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
Remodeling
Rental Property
Saving for a House
Selling
Sharing a House
Should You Buy
Taxes
Warranties and Insurance

Houses: Buying and Selling, Appraisals and Inspections

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
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
Houses, Warranties and Insurance

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)
New appraisal code causes chaos - Home sales and refinances are taking longer and are more expensive as a result of the new rules. (7/09/09)
My house is worth how much? - Appraisers have the last word on a home's value, but homeowners can provide some input. (5/28/09)
Several ways to estimate home's value (1/28/08)
New Home Need Inspections, Too (4/11/05)
When Appraisals Go Bad (2/19/04)
Hiring a Good Appraiser (1/4/04)
Automated Appraisals - Does the accuracy match the speed? (3/28/02)
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

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

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)
Need to Sell a Condo Fast? Auction It! (11/6/06)
Investing in Foreclosures: For Novices It's a Crapshoot (7/30/07)
The Truth About Buying Foreclosures (5/16/05)
Finding Foreclosures Before the Crowd (7/5/04)
Putting Your Home on the Auction Block (6/7/04)
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

Can you deduct building materials for new home? - You can deduct taxes paid on building materials if you buy them directly, among other criteria.
Protect Yourself from Builder's Bankruptcy (12/6/07)
Deciding Between Building and Buying a Home (9/11/06)
Manufactured Homes (10/3/05)
12 Country Building Surprises and How to Avoid Them (8/22/05)
What's Better? New or Existing Home? (6/13/05)
12 Tips for Building Your Own Home (11/29/04)
Do-It-Yourself House (12/18/00)
Building Your Own Log Cabin by Paul and Mary Paxton (1/17/00)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Buying

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

Houses: Buying and Selling, Buying

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

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

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.
12 Wise Steps for Buying a Home by Celebrating Financial Freedom
12 Wise Steps for Buying a Home - Part 2 by Celebrating Financial Freedom
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.
Buying a Home: Is it worth it? - by Thrifty Living Today
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)
Check out HOA finances before buying condo - Before picking up a unit at fire-sale prices, look for these signs that the HOA is in trouble. (7/03/09)
Debt management vs. settlement - There are pros and cons to a firm managing or settling debt; here are some tips to help you choose. (6/11/09)
Before You Buy a Home by Shaunna Privratsky - 12 questions to ask before you make an offer. (3/23/09)
Find the home loan limit for your county -This map will help you determine what the FHA loan limit is for a single-family home in your county as of Jan. 1, 2009. (1/01/09)
Homeowner warns others to buy carefully A homeowner's woes have prompted her to offer good advice to others (5/30/08)
How low can you go on a housing bid? In this real estate environment, lowball bids are more common. But how do you determine the difference between an insult to the seller and a smart bid? (5/1/08)
Tapping an IRA to Pay Closing Costs (7/9/07)
20 Steps to a Great Home Buy in 2007 (4/2/07)
3 Steps to Take before Buying a Home (4/2/07)
Buying New Home Before Old Home Sells (2/19/07)
Home Buying or Selling: 7 Top Tips for '07 (12/25/06)
Make the Most of the Buyer's Market: 4 Tips (10/16/06)
Deciding Between Building and Buying a Home (9/11/06)
House Hunting? Here's a Great Deal for You! (9/4/06)
Single Women Pour into Real Estate (7/17/06)
Pitfalls of Using IRA to Buy Real Estate (5/22/06)
Buying a Home With No Down Payment (4/17/06)
10 Real Estate Deal Wreckers (4/03/06)
The Art of the Lowball Offer (3/27/06)
Housing's Still Affordable in the Right Spots (3/27/06)
IRA Withdrawal Used Toward Home Purchase (2/27/06)
Home for Sale: $1 - They often come with strings attached (1/2/06)
High-Tech Condos - Check amenities now to protect resale value later (11/7/05)
Protecting Yourself From a Housing Bubble - 5 ways to stay out of trouble (8/1/05)
What to Look For In a House (7/25/05)
Buying Rental Property (7/18/05)
Do I Need an Attorney for Home Purchase? (6/27/05)
Buying a FSBO: Who Saves What? (6/20/05)
Know Your Rights In Any Real Estate Purchase (6/13/05)
Timeline for Home Buyers (5/30/05)
8 Tips for House-Hunting on Vacation (5/2/05)
When Home Sellers Lie - What are your alternatives? (2/21/05)
Buying Mexican Real Estate (2/7/05)
Vacation Homes for the Rest of Us - Own a vacation home even if you're not rich (1/10/05)
10 Reasons to Buy (or Sell) Your Home Over the Holidays (12/13/04)
10 Ways to Reduce New-Home Hassles - Buying a brand-new house (8/23/04)
Real Estate's Off-Season Is Still Prime Time (8/16/04)
Modular Homes Are Catching On (8/2/04)
Homeownership,the American Dream (7/12/04)
8 Hazards of Owning an Old Home - If you fall for the charms of an older home be prepared for potential problems (6/14/04)
Ride the Next Real Estate Wave (4/19/04)
When Not to Buy a House (4/12/04)
Top 5 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes (4/5/04)
How to Find Real Comparables (3/29/04)
Tips for First-Time Home Buyers (3/29/04)
Would a Zero-Lot Line Be a Plus for You? (8/28/03)
Buying a New House vs. Buying Used (8/18/03)
Inside Scoop on Condos and Co-Ops (8/18/03)
Buying Home for College Students - Some parents are finding it makes financial sense (7/24/03)
Buying a House Online (7/19/03)
Top 5 home-buying mistakes (7/14/03)
10 Questions - That home sellers hope you don't ask (6/25/03)
Women are buying homes in record numbers (6/12/03)
Happy Homeownership - Get the house you want at the price you can afford (12/26/02)
Timing the Closing on Your Home (8/22/02)
Before You Begin Househunting by Cindy Snyder - A competitive edge over other buyers (4/8/02)
Buying a Home - Cost-cutting strategies (3/8/02)
Buying Rural Property - What's the catch? (11/19/01)
How I Stopped Paying Rent by Hong Lee (12/11/00)
Don't Overpay for a Home by Don Petrasek (10/30/00)
Worry Free Home Buying by Nikki Willhite (7/17/00)
Environmental Concerns: Water by Lawrence Kostaneski (6/7/99)
Avoid Costly Homebuying Mistakes: Environmental Concerns part 2: Air by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (11/23/98)
First Time Buyers: Home or Duplex? (10/26/98)
Avoid Costly Homebuying Mistakes: Environmental Concerns by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (9/21/98)
Avoid Costly Homebuying Mistakes: Zoning Horrors by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (7/6/98)
Avoid Costly Homebuying Mistakes: Regulatory Surprises by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (5/4/98)
Avoid Expensive Homebuying Mistakes: Be Prepared by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (3/2/98)
Avoiding Expensive Homebuying Mistakes: Makin' a List, Checkin' It Twice by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (2/2/98)
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: Save Thousands on Your Next Home Purchase by Bob Hendrickson, REALTOR (11/17/97)
Home Buyers How-To: First Time Buyer Worries by Bob Hendrickson, REALTOR (10/20/97)
Avoiding Expensive Homebuying Mistakes: Never Underestimate the Power of Dirt by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (10/13/97)
Avoiding Expensive Homebuying Mistakes: It Runs Downhill by Lawrence Kostaneski, PE (9/15/97)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Closing Costs

How to Avoid Closing-day Glitches (7/23/07)
How to Negotiate Your Closing Costs (8/21/06)
Work Sheets Help You Compare Closing Costs (8/21/06)
Poll: Closing Cost Surprises are Expensive (8/21/06)
Closing Costs: 50-State Comparison Survey (8/21/06)
4 Types of Closing Costs (7/11/05)
Good-Faith Estimates on Closing Costs Vary Widely (7/4/05)
Closing Cost Reform Movement - Moving toward guaranteeing final costs (4/12/04)
Closing Costs - A break-down of where your money goes (11/6/03)
How to Negotiate Closing Costs (2/11/02)
Mortgage Closing Costs You Shouldn't Pay by Don Petrasek (8/28/00)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Down Payment

Also in Houses: Buying and Selling:
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

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 Houses? (10/2/03)
Co-Ownership Could Solve Down Payment Shortgage (6/19/03)
The No-Down Payment Blues - Good rates, but no cash (4/17/03)
Non-Profits Exploit DownPayment Loophold - Home buyers obtain down payments with taxpayer backing (8/29/02)
Down Payments - Figuring out how much to put down (1/14/02)
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, Equity

House Rich and Cash Poor (3/26/07)
Changed Appraisal Wipes out Equity (2/26/07)
Take Your Home Equity and Run (2/19/07)
2007 Home Equity Rates: Anyone's Guess (1/15/07)
Home Equity is Not Your Savings Account (10/23/06)
Changing houses and keeping your HELOC (1/14/03)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Financing

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, 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)
Extras Make Home Payments Climb (1/8/07)
Mortgage Rates, Home Prices Rise and Fall (11/13/06)
Financing a New Home Plus Improvements (9/25/06)
Figuring the Payment on Your Loan (7/24/06)
Home Equity Loan Doesn't Affect Home Sale Profits (5/15/06)
Line Up Your Financing Before You Shop (5/23/05)
Even Low-Income People Can Buy a Home - Housing assistance programs (11/1/04)
Housing Help From Your Boss - The newest company provided benefit (10/18/04)
Should You Remodel or Move? (10/4/04)
Buying a Home With Bad Credit (8/23/04)
Interest-Only Mortgage Requires Discipline (2/26/04)
Special deals for first-time home buyers (7/14/03)
Construction Loans - It's tough to lock in today's low rates (4/10/03)
Differences Between FHA and Conventional Mortgages (12/13/02)
Are You Ready for a Mortgage? - Before you buy, check your understanding of how mortgages work (8/6/02)
Buying the Ex's Share of the House (8/1/02)
What's a jumbo mortgage? (5/31/02)
The story on constructions loans (3/20/02)
Beat the Homebuying Rush - Begin the borrowing process before the summer house-hunting season (3/14/02)
From Construction Loan to Regular Mortgage (2/11/02)
What Is an Assumable Mortgage (1/28/02)
Common Rate-Lock Mistakes - Make sure your lock really clicks and secures the rate you want (1/28/02)
Get the Best Mortgage for You by Don Petrasek - Understand how your lender works (1/21/02)
Buy-down Mortgages - Breaking down a buy-down (12/31/01)
Dangerous Mortgage - Dangers of high loan-to-value mortgages (12/31/01)
First Time Mortgage (11/27/00)
15 vs. 30 Year Mortgage (10/18/99)
Re-Establishing Credit to Buy a Home (7/12/99)
Obtaining a VA Mortgage (5/17/99)
Shopping for a Home Mortgage by Ginita Wall (5/3/99)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Housing Market

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, 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

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

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.
Always a Buyers’ Market by Joseph Love - What you need to know before you shop for a home.
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. (4/23/10)
Invisible threat to home prices - Tips for spotting the hidden debt that sinks home values: Is it lurking in your neighborhood? (12/4/09)
How much is that house worth? - A home's true value boils down to what a willing buyer and seller can agree to. (10/22/09)
'Lying listings' fool more homebuyers - Untruthful listings are on the rise as the recession drags on and homesellers become desperate. (8/6/09)
Dirt-cheap loans on new homes - Homebuilders are offering discounted interest rates to lure buyers back into the market. (5/14/09)
The best way to recoup home fees? Stay put - The traditional "buy and hold" advice for stock investing now applies to buying a home. (4/14/09)
Buying in a Buyer’s Market by Jean Knight Pace - Now could be the perfect time to shop for a home.(4/20/09)
Second-home market offers bargains -Careful shoppers may find that many popular U.S. second-home markets are on sale right now. (3/17/09)
Selling your home in a crowded market - Here are seven ways to boost the odds of selling a home amid multiple "for sale" signs on your block.(2/16/09)
4 ways stimulus helps homeowner, buyer - The stimulus package offers four key financial breaks for new homebuyers and current homeowners. (2/23/09)
Death by a thousand price cuts - With depressed home values and slow sales, now is not the time for homeowners to test the market with high prices.(12/04/08)
Staging 'twist' helps vacant homes sell -Sellers are using resident managers to quickly sell vacant homes in an ice cold market. (8/25/08)
Can't sell? Try swapping your home - Want to move but an unsold house is keeping you in place? Maybe a swap could solve your problem.(9/11/08)
'Average' buyer can't afford home - Between a rock and a hard place, the would be homebuyer with median income can’t qualify for median-priced home.
The puzzle of home price measures - Home price reports have been front and center in this housing market, but discrepancies among them are startling. (7/24/08)
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)
10 Coldest Home Markets for 2006 (3/26/07)
Cooling Housing Market (2/26/07)
Quarterly Home Prices Decline (11/27/06)
Housing Futures to Allay Bubble Fears (8/28/06)
Home inventories up, prices cooling (5/22/06)
Real Estate Uncertainty (4/03/06)
4 Ways to Track Local Real-Estate Values (3/27/06)
Avoiding Capital Gains on a House Sale (3/20/06)
4 Ways to Track Local Real-Estate Values (2/27/06)
Unaffordable Housing? - What causes high housing costs? (1/17/05)
Housing Bubble? (9/18/03)
Have Home Values Topped Out? (7/31/03)
Land-Use Policies - Driving housing costs beyond the means of many families (3/5/03)
Real Estate Bubble? - Values have hyperinflated in some markets. Is your bubble about to burst? (12/5/02)
How Are Home Prices In Your Area? - Single-family homes remain a solid investment in most places (8/26/02)
Home Prices - Single family homes remain a solid investment in most parts of the country (7/15/02)

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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

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)
How Much House Can You Afford? (5/30/05)
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)
Getting a Bigger Home? - Lots besides your square footage will grow (6/20/03)
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)
Can I afford my dream home? (5/23/02)
Rich Advice - Don't end up house poor (3/4/02)
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

Vultures may taint condo deals - Investors who buy condos in bulk often compromise the value of the property, hurting other owners in the process. (2/19/09)
Diversify an IRA with Real Estate (4/23/07)
10 Lethal Mistakes for Real Estate Investors (4/23/07)
Moving into Investment Property (12/11/06)
Pitfalls of Using IRA to Buy Real Estate (11/13/06)
Investment Property Deals Scarce (5/29/06)
Flipping Houses for a Living is a Real Trick (4/10/06)
Investing Strategies in a Changing Market (3/13/06)
Top 10 Mistakes of Novice Real Estate Investors (7/25/05)
Investing in Foreclosures (7/4/05)
My Story: Renovation for Profit (5/9/05)
Real Estate Investment Clubs - You can learn a lot, both good and bad (4/25/05)

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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 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)
Flipping homes profitable, but not risk free -Investing in real estate requires more capital and patience these days, but opportunities abound if you play by the new rules. (11/13/08)
Risks of a short sale- If the lender doesn't agree to a short sale, you could be in for a hassle (7/01/08)
Inheriting the House - But can't afford upkeep while Mom's still alive (7/2/07)
6 Tips to Evaluating a Retirement Community (6/18/07)
Managing Mom's Sudden Windfall (6/25/07)
What it Takes to be a Real Estate Agent (10/23/06)
Bankruptcy Right After Home Purchase (7/17/06)
Selling Inherited Property Within an Estate (6/26/06)
Selling the Family Home - A financial challenge for many seniors (3/14/05)
10 Top Mistakes for Seniors Buying or Selling Homes (3/14/05)
A Primer on Deeds (9/6/04)
Beware Lurking HOAs and CCRs (7/31/03)
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: Buying and Selling, Owning


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 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)
What goes up, must come down It's no secret that real estate is undergoing a painful correction. Though housing cycles aren't all alike, experts say in the long run there is a basic pattern.(4/17/08)
Moving Without Income (11/13/06)
Bridging the Gap From Home to Home (5/29/06)
Shipping Large Items (4/24/06)
My Story: Moving Made Easy (11/28/05)
With Moving Costs, You Save If You Do-It-Yourself (7/19/04)
Insuring Your Move (7/19/04)
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)
Finding the Right Mover by Gary Foreman (5/5/97)

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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

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.
Video: How to Find the Right Pros to Buy or Sell Your Home by Brandon Ballenger - Who you choose can make a big difference.
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)
Hiring Real Estate Agents in a Buyer's Market (12/11/06)
Discount Real Estate Brokers (5/1/06)
New Laws Squeeze Real Estate Discounters (4/17/06)
The Listing Contract - What's it all about? (7/4/05)
Know Your Real Estate Agent - 6 critical questions to ask (1/4/04)
Using a Buyer's Agent - Is it worth it? (4/14/03)
Do we need a real estate agent? (3/13/02)
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)
Refinancing a Home You Want to Sell (11/27/06)
To Refinance or Not to Refinance (7/24/06)
Smart Use of Cash-Out Refinancing (8/9/02)
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

Makeover Tips that Can Sell Your Home (12/4/07)
Remodel or Move? (5/15/06)
Have You Over-Improved Your Home? (12/26/05)
20 Things That Alter the Value of Your House (7/18/05)
Should You Be Your Own General Contractor? (11/29/04)
Should You Remodel or Move? (10/4/04)
What's Hot In Housing - And, just as important, what's not so hot (7/7/03)
Fixing up historic property (4/1/03)
New Home Upgrades and Warranties - Opportunity or obstacle to savings? (11/25/02)

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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

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)
Depreciation on a condo - How should you handle the cost of land when deducting a condo used for rental purposes? (5/26/09)
Tips for getting your rent reduced - In today's market, tenants are saving cash by successfully asking their landlords for a rent reduction. (5/7/09)
Renting your home carries risks -Homeowners who can't sell may consider renting their home. However, experts say such a decision involves pitfalls. (9/29/08)
First Apartment - Tips and hints for your first home (9/18/06)
Second Home vs. Rental Property (9/11/06)
Allowable Rental Property Deductions (7/31/06)
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

Buy Home Now or Save for Later? (1/22/07)
Investing Money You're Saving for a House (7/31/06)
Invest or pay cash for house? (1/23/06)
10 Down-Payment Tips - Here's how to build that down payment ASAP (8/7/02)
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

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)
10 ways to turn off a homebuyer - Homeowners hoping to sell their homes in a tough market should avoid these 10 buyer turnoffs. (6/8/09)
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 in a sea of foreclosures (1/24/08)
Should Home Sale Prices be Kept Secret? (7/11/07)
How to Entice Home Buyers Today (9/10/07)
Selling Your Home (4/16/07)
10 'Must-Do' Steps to Sell Your Home this Year (3/26/07)
Selling Property with Home Office Deduction (2/19/07)
13 Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter (1/22/07)
Selling a House in a Buyer's Market (10/9/06)
Selling an Undesirable Home (8/21/06)
Web-Based Real Estate Marketing (8/7/06)
Ruling Broadens Online Real Estate Listings (7/24/06)
Selling Strategy for Fixer-Upper (6/12/06)
Price Your Home at the Top, But Not Over the Top (5/22/06)
Top Renovations for Boosting Sale Price (5/1/06)
Staging Your Home for a Sale (3/27/06)
5 Tips for Selling in a Shifting Market
Baiting Buyers in a Cooling Market (3/13/06)
The Art of the Lowball Offer - As housing sales slow, home buyers are in a better position to offer substantially less than the seller's asking (2/20/06)
5 tips for selling in a shifting market (2/13/06)
What Home Buyers Really Want (11/28/05)
My Story: Prepaing Your Home for Sale (10/10/05)
Selling Your Home - What to do when the offers come in (6/27/05)
7-Step Approach to Selling Your House (6/20/05)
Price Your Home at the Top, But Not Over the Top (5/30/05)
Preparing Your Home for Sale - What can you do to get a better price? (5/30/05)
Top 10 Seller Mistakes (5/23/05)
Selling Your Home - The key to a quick sale is the price (4/4/05)
8 Common Real Estate Deal Breakers (1/3/05)
10 Reasons to Buy (or Sell) Your Home Over the Holidays (12/13/04)
'Staging' Your Home for a Quick Sale (12/13/04)
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)
Watch Out for Phony Escrow Sites (5/24/04)
How to Price Your Home - Figuring out a home's market value (3/15/04)
Sell Your Home - Tips for maximizing your profit (1/4/04)
Selling a House Long Distance (7/14/03)
20 Tricks to selling your home (7/14/03)
8 tricks to create curb appeal (7/14/03)
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)
Long Distance Sale - How do I manage to sell a home from overseas? (4/24/02)
Selling a Mobile Home - A service family wants to sell their mobile home (3/18/02)
Sell Your House for More by Gail Miller (6/28/99)
Preparing Your Home for Sale by Janice Di Luzio-Bard (4/28/97)
Getting the Most for Your House by Gary Foreman (4/29/96)

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Houses: Buying and Selling, Sharing a House

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.
Cheap, unconventional housing alternatives For many, the mortgage payment is a heavy burden. These housing alternatives make for easier livin'.(4/02/08)
Sharing A House (5/28/07)
Shared Housing - Sharing your house could save you money. But, could it cost your sanity? (8/28/06)
Moving In With Mom and Dad - More than 50% of college graduates expect to head back home (7/16/02)
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

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.
Buy or rent a home, which is better? by Celebrating Financial Freedom
Now or never? The right time to buy a house by TDS Guest Blogger
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)
Should Newlyweds Buy a House? (4/9/07)
Why Buy a Home? (3/26/07)
Deciding Between Debt and Down Payment (10/30/06)
Who Should Not Buy a House - Some people shouldn't even think about buying (6/6/05)
6 Top Benefits of Owning a Home (6/6/05)
No More Renting! - Take the plunge into home ownership (1/3/05)
Should You Buy or Keep Renting? (4/12/04)
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

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, Warranties and Insurance

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

The pros of homeownership are tax write-offs - Owning a home offers lots of benefits, including ways to reduce your tax bill.
Secrets of the homebuyer tax credit - The homebuyer tax credit has little-known rules that can help or hurt your chances for a refund. (1/15/10)
4 questions on $6,500 home tax credit - Existing homeowners now have a shot at the new home tax credit. Is it the right move for you?(11/17/09)
Summary of first-time homebuyer tax credit - The tax credit for first-time homebuyers isn't so much a credit, but a loan. Know the rules before you claim it. (9/18/08)
Deducting Losses or Capitalizing Costs (4/9/07)
Tax Breaks for Homeowners (12/4/06)
5 Homeownership Tax Myths (12/4/06)
Capital Gains and Your Second Home (8/14/06)
Allowable Rental Property Deductions (7/31/06)
5 Homeownership Tax Myths (6/19/06)
Structuring the Transfer of a Free Home (6/12/06)
Home Equity Line of Credit Tax Benefits (6/5/06)
IRS Ruling Could End Down Payment Charities (6/5/06)
Overtaxed on rental property sale (5/8/06)
Pros and Cons of 'Gifting' College Money (5/1/06)
AMT and Deduction Limitations (5/1/06)
What if your tax refund is wrong? (5/1/06)
Tax Record-Keeping Tips (5/1/06)
Some Projects Can Lower Capital Gains (5/1/06)
First-time home buyers' guide to taxes (4/10/06)
Two Houses, Newlyweds and Capital Gains (4/03/06)
Housing Prices - Top 30 markets to Watch (3/20/06)
Avoiding Short-term Gain on New Property (2/13/06)
How Do I Deduct Sales Tax On a Home Purchase? (3/28/05)
Home-Sale Exclusion for an Engaged Couple (11/22/04)
Timing of Property Sale Could Change Your Tax Bill (6/14/02)
Figuring the tax when you sell rental property (6/13/02)
Tax consequences of a home sale (4/2/02)
Property Tax Q&A by Doris Dobkins (6/26/00)
Property Taxes by Doris Dobkins (6/19/00)
Your Property Tax Assessment by Kelly Jo Landers (2/28/00)
Property Tax Appraisals (7/26/99)
Soulful Tax Shelters by John O. Andersen (4/26/99)

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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)
Lender won't Cancel Duplicate Hazard Insurance (4/2/07)
Get Flood Insurance Before Water Rises (7/24/06)
Title Insurance 101 - Whose title and why am I insuring it? (7/25/05)
A Home Warranty (7/19/03)
New Home Upgrades and Warrantees - Opportunity? Or an obstacle to savings? (11/25/02)
Homeowner's Insurance - Protect your biggest asset (5/31/02)
Title Insurance Alternative - Offers savings, controversy (5/2/02)
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)
Warning Signs by Ruby J. Wallace - You know you're in trouble when... (10/8/01)
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)
Budgeting Top Ten List by Jane Chidester (1/10/00)
Better Late Than Never (10/19/98)
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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