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Beef
Beverages
Bread and Grains
Breakfast
Casseroles
Chicken
Desserts
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Holidays and Entertaining
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Lunch
Main Dishes
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Recipes, Beef

Homemade Beef Marinades - Making your beef taste better!
Sizzling Tips for Searing Meats by Leanne Ely - Sealing meat's natural flavor.
Ten Tips to Building a Better Burger by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Find your way to Hamburger Heaven in your own backyard. (8/4/08)
“SOS” Doesn't Always Mean Help by John Smith - Our favorite butcher remembers his Marine Corps roots.(5/19/08)
Chicken Fried Steak by John Smith - (3/31/08)
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cheap Steak Sandwiches by John Smith - Is there an alternative to a pricey rib eye or porterhouse? (10/15/07)
Hamburger Funny Faces by John Smith - Feed 10 with only 3 pounds of hamburger! (9/17/07)
Awesomely Good Cheap Chili (5/1/06)
Cheap and Easy Meatloaf - Let the butcher show you some secrets (1/9/06)
Easy Pepper Steak (5/2/05)
Chet's Crock - Creole steak strips (4/11/05)
Recycle That Roast - What to do with leftovers (2/7/05)
Loredo Barbecued Pot Roast With Cornmeal Dumplings (1/10/05)
Meatball Mania! - Establishing a supply of quick and easy meals (11/15/04)
Beef and Peppers - courtesy of Chet's Crock (4/12/04)
Ground Beef, Macaroni and Tomato Casserole - courtesy of Chet's Crock (1/19/04)
Makes a Million Meals Meat Sauce by Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE - Basic menu item that transforms into a multitude of meals (10/13/03)
Rush Hour Recipes by Brook Noel - Tasty meals in a flash (5/5/03)
Mexican Beans and Rice With Spicy Meatballs - Chet's Crock - Add a little spice to your life (1/13/03)
Chile and Corn Chip Meatloaf - Chet's Crock - Easy, healthy eating! (11/11/02)
Slow-Cooker Mock Lasagna - Chet's Crock - A new twist on a family favorite (12/3/01)
Cook-Ahead Campouts by Rachel Paxton - Don't spend your vacation time over a hot campfire (7/23/01)
Cook Once, Eat Twice by Ashley Ocampo - Save time in the kitchen (4/30/01)
Crockpot Dumpling Soup - Chet's Crock - Small effort, big meal (3/5/01)
Eggs and Nutrition by Leanne Ely (7/31/00)
Being Prepared (Hungry Man's Lasagna) by Kaylin Cherry (2/28/00)
Cowboy Cookin' - Dried Meats by Cathy Phillips-Leinneweber (4/19/99)
Frozen Assets: All-Purpose Ground Meat Mix by Debi Taylor-Hough (12/7/98)
Introduction to Freezer Meals by Deborah Taylor-Hough (2/9/98)

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Recipes, Beverages

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix - How to make your own hot chocolate mix.
Homemade Energy Drinks - Is there a homemade version that costs less than Red Bull or 5-Hour Energy?
Summer Drinks - Those powdered drink mixes can be expensive and less than healthy. (8/7/06)
Flavored Coffee - Getting Creative with Flavored Coffee.
Homemade Nutrition Drinks (9/5/05)
Soda Substitutes - Eliminate the calories and the cost (3/10/03)
Spiced Beverages by Brenda Hyde - Cozy up with a cup (12/9/02)
Real Recipes for Real People: Flavored Coffee Creamers in Minutes! by Kaylin White - For those soothing moments (2/11/02)
Festive Party Punches by Brenda Hyde - For that special gathering (12/24/01)
Powdered Milk by Marcella Kunc - It's one of those basic staples that have many uses (11/26/01)
Liven Up Your Iced Tea by Brenda Hyde - Refreshing and inexpensive (7/2/01)
Cool Summer Tea Drinks (5/22/00)
Special Needs Food by Jonni McCoy (2/14/00)
Thrifty Flavored Coffees and Creamers (7/19/99)
Homemade Cappuccino by Jonni McCoy (5/3/99)
Inexpensive, Homemade Diet Drinks - Reader's Recipes (3/2/98)

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Recipes, Bread and Grains

DIY Breads From Around the World by Alison Wood - Very little effort produces great results.
How to Make Homemade Bread by Jill Cooper - Not only does it taste great, you'll save money, too!
Flour Power by Donna Cook - You'll be surprised at how easy it is! And, how much you'll save! (10/26/09)
How to Make Sourdough Starter (9/10/07)

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Recipes, Breakfast

Flavored Oatmeal - Alternatives to the individual flavored oatmeal packets.
Hearty Breakfasts
Breakfast From the Crockpot
Healthy Family Breakfasts by Brenda Hyde - Leave the breakfast 'junk food' behind
Inexpensive Oatmeal - A nutritional breakfast in minutes
Budget Breakfast by Sandra Schneider - Convenience without the expense
Beating the Breakfast Rush Hour by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Stop the insanity of weekday mornings
My Story: Making Homemade Yogurt by Betsy Morgan - Make your own and save
Camping Breakfasts by Brenda Hyde - A great way to start your wilderness day
Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets by Kaylin Cherry
Stress-Free Breakfasts by Kaylin Cherry
Special Needs Food by Jonni McCoy
Natural Meals in Minutes: Beans for Breakfast? by Rita Bingham
Fun Fruit Shakes by Kim Tilley
Homemade Breakfast Bars - Reader's Recipes
Homemade Yogurt by Sara Rands

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Recipes, Casseroles

Crazy For Casseroles by Leanne Ely, C.N.C - Make more out of your favorite casserole dishes.
Casseroles Have Double Duty (7/17/06)
Leftover Guilt? - Putting Thanksgiving leftovers to good use (11/15/04)
Very Veggie Casserole - courtesy of Chet's Crock (3/8/04)
Ground Beef, Macaroni and Tomato Casserole - courtesy of Chet's Crock (1/19/04)
Luscious Layered Dinner - Chet's Crock - It starts with veggies and a sauce (2/25/02)
Potatoes! by Rachel Paxton (11/27/00)
The Wonderful World of Mixes by Patti Chadwick (6/12/00)
Frozen Assets: Cooking With a Friend by Deborah Taylor-Hough (4/20/98)
Mom's 'Knock-Off' Recipes by Rae Osenbaugh (9/29/97)

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Recipes, Chicken

Homemade Chicken Marinades - What chicken marinade does your family love?
My Story: The "3-Chicken" System (6/19/06)
Cashew Chicken (12/26/05)
Poetry on a Plate - The $6 Valentine's dinner for two (2/14/05)
Jumping Joe's Jambalaya - courtesy of Chet's Crock (5/31/04)
Grilled Chicken Marinades by Brenda Hyde - Great budget meals (12/15/03)
Braised Chicken with Onions, Potatoes and Peas - A great slow-cooker recipe (12/1/03)
Dollar Menus by Kim Randall - an engineer looks at meal planning (10/6/03)
Mexican Turkey - courtesy of Chet's Crock (8/18/03)
Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy - Creatively prepare poultry (8/4/03)
Miserly Meals - part 3 by Jonni McCoy (4/28/03)
Slow-Cooker Turkey - courtesy of Chet's Crock - Moist and tender straight from the slow-cooker (4/7/03)
More Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy - Homemade, delicious and frugal (3/10/03)
Make-Ahead Turkey for the Holidays by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Shouldn't the cook enjoy the festivities? (11/25/02)
Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy - A complete meal for $1.01 per person (9/23/02)
Recipes for Chicken Parts - Turning inexpensive parts into a wonderful meal (2/18/02)
Thinkin' Chicken by Leanne Ely - Great, inexpensive eating (2/4/02)
Healthy Home-made Chicken Coating by Kaylin White - A healthy, money saving alternative to store bough coatings (11/26/01)
Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts - Chet's Crock - They'll think you spent all day cooking! (9/3/01)
Cook-Ahead Campouts by Rachel Paxton - Don't spend your vacation time over a hot campfire (7/23/01)
My Story: A Chicken In Every Pot by Diana Nyberg - Great inexpensive eating (5/14/01)
Lemon Herb Chicken - Chet's Crock - Come home to a great meal! (4/16/01)
Real Food on a Budget by Vickilynn Haycraft - Eating healthy can actually make it easier to budget (4/9/01)
Dutch Oven Chicken Enchiladas by Kaylin Cherry (8/28/00)
Freezer Meals: King Ranch Chicken Casserole by Kaylin Cherry (8/2/99)
Healthy Freezer Meals by Nicole (8/24/98)
CopyKat Recipes: Summer Specials by Stephanie Manley (6/15/98)
CopyKat Recipes: Picnic Basket Time by Stephanie Manley (5/11/98)

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Recipes, Desserts

Homemade Sundaes by Joanne Guidoccio - Lower the cost of sundaes by making them at home.
Homemade Chocolate Mixes by Alison Wood - Make your own mixes and save.
My Story: Easy Desserts from Your Pantry contributed by DivaMagenta - No need to run to the store when you already have what you need!
Pie Baking Tips and Recipes by Jill Cooper - There's more than one way to get that homemade taste!
Great Halloween Treats - And a few tricks, too! (10/24/05)
Poetry on a Plate - The $6 Valentine's dinner for two (2/14/05)
Miserly Meals - part 3 by Jonni McCoy (4/28/03)
Overloaded With Oranges? by Tawra Kellam - Creative suggestions for leftover oranges (3/10/03)
More Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy - Homemade, delicious and frugal (3/10/03)
Freezing Cookies and Cookie Dough by Rachel Paxton - Get the baking done early (12/2/02)
The Chocolate Theory by Brenda Hyde - Gooey is better! (7/15/02)
Cooking With Powdered Milk by Marcella Kunc - A handy resource in your kitchen (12/17/01)
Oh, Those Apples! by Gramma Sandra Schneider - Gramma knows best! (10/1/01)
Let's Bake a Tradition by Ashley Ocampo (12/18/00)
Homemade Cake Mix by Patti Chadwick (11/13/00)
Delicious Zucchini Dessert by Patti Chadwick (7/31/00)
Easy Homemade Candies by Kim Tilley (12/20/99)
Frozen Assets: What Foods Can't Freeze by Deborah Taylor-Hough (6/29/98)
CopyKat Recipes: Summer Specials by Stephanie Manley (6/15/98)
Homemade Ice Cream Cakes by Our Readers (4/26/97)

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Recipes, Ethnic

Chinese Beef and Pea Pods (7/25/05)
Chet's Crock - Creole steak strips (4/11/05)
Lowfat Creole Chicken (10/25/04)
Mexican Goulash (9/31/04)
Mexican Turkey - courtesy of Chet's Crock (8/18/03)
Mexican Beans and Rice With Spicy Meatballs - Chet's Crock - Add a little spice to your life (1/13/03)
Green Chile Grits - Chet's Crock - Where the South meets south of the border (4/22/02)
Irish Cuisine for St. Patrick's Day by Brenda Hyde - Even if you're not Irish you'll enjoy this! (3/12/01)

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Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining

Pie Baking Tips and Recipes by Jill Cooper - There's more than one way to get that homemade taste!
Throw a Thrifty Tailgate Party (10/10/05)
Easy Does It Christmas Food - A simple, yet delicious snack buffet (12/20/04)
A Tasty Holiday Tradition - Goods that your friends and family will love (12/6/04)
Company's Coming! - Quick, inexpensive meals that make entertaining easy (11/29/04)
Holiday Mix and Gift Recipes by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Gifts made in your kitchen (12/16/02)
Make-Ahead Turkey for the Holidays by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Shouldn't the cook enjoy the festivities? (11/25/02)
Frozen Assets: Freezer-Meal Potluck by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Save time without sacrificing variety (6/24/02)
Festive Party Punches by Brenda Hyde - For that special gathering (12/24/01)
Don't Forget Fido and Fluffy by Kaylin White - Holiday treats for your pets (12/17/01)
Holiday Dinner for Two by Brenda Hyde - What to do when you don't expect a crowd (11/19/01)
Let's Bake a Tradition by Ashley Ocampo (12/18/00)
Holiday Stuffing Recipes by Brenda Hyde (12/18/00)
Cinnamon Treasures by Brenda Hyde (11/27/00)
Feast on These Thanksgiving Savings by Nancy Twigg (11/20/00)
Holiday Leftover Ideas by Rachel Paxton (11/20/00)
Backyard Menu for the Fourth by Brenda Hyde (7/3/00)
Being Prepared (Hungry Man's Lasagna) by Kaylin Cherry (2/28/00)
Christmas Fun Foods and Recipes by Jenny Wanderscheid (12/13/99)
Elegant but Frugal Thanksgiving by Brenda Hyde (11/22/99)

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Recipes, Kids

Easy Summer Lunches by Susan Sundwall - Make lunchtime a fun time! (6/28/10)
Kids in the Kitchen (9/11/06)
Summer Drinks - Those powdered drink mixes can be expensive and less than healthy. (8/7/06)
The Frugal Summer Lunch Program (6/19/06)
Freezing Homemade Baby Food (10/17/05)
Popsicle Paradise by Tawra Kellam - Remember licking the drips? (6/7/04)
My Story: Afterschool Snackfests - contributed by Debbie - Fast, easy and budget-friendly snacks (3/3/03)
Healthy Frugal Snacks - Good for your diet and budget (12/30/02)
Simple Recipes for Small Hands by Deborah Shelton - Happy when they're helping (5/13/02)
Super Summer Snacks 'n Fun by Janine Lynn - Your kids will love them (7/9/01)
Teether Cookies by Jonni McCoy (10/2/00)
Inexpensive Meals Kids Love by Sarah Delaporte (5/15/00)
Homemade Recipes for 'Easy Bake' Ovens by Jonni McCoy (1/10/00)
Healthy, Inexpensive Snacks for Kids (5/31/99)

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Recipes, Lunch

Lunches to Love - Even if you don't have a microwave (4/4/05)
Packing a Healthy Lunchbox by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. (9/8/03)
Find $500 in Your Lunchbox by Kathleane O'Leary - It's your's for the taking (8/20/01)
Ending Lunch Time Lunacy (7/31/00)
Jazzed Up Bag Lunches by Maxine Sprague, BEd. (2/21/00)
Super Easy Bag Lunches by Maxine Sprague (7/5/99)
Frozen Assets: All-Purpose Ground Meat Mix by Debi Taylor-Hough (12/7/98)
Day Camp and School Lunches for Picky Eaters (7/27/98)

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Recipes, Main Dishes

Beef
Casseroles
Chicken
Main Dishes
Seasoning
Slow Cooker
Vegetarian

Recipes, Main Dishes

Cheap and Easy Casserole Recipes - What's for dinner at your house tonight?
Video: Ask The Dollar Stretcher: Simple Recipes for Picky Eaters by Gary Foreman - Easily finding recipes that only contain basic ingredients
Recipes for Pork Marinades - Make your own marinades and save.
Make Your Own Pizza by Leanne Ely - Making pizza is easier than you think.
Frugal Stews by Liz Linderman - Try these great stew recipes for a frugal meal.
Cooking for 1 or 2 - Recipes and resources for smaller batches.
Homemade Sauces - Sauces from home just taste better.
Dry Beans to the Rescue by Veronica Hunsucker - How dry beans can reduce your grocery bill. (1/26/09)
The Pork Barbecue Secret (7/02/07)
All Day Macaroni and Cheese - Chet's Crock (9/12/05)
Crazy Beans (8/15/05)
Macaroni and Cheese Magic - 10 ways to turn macaroni and cheese into dinner (11/1/04)
Mexican Goulash (9/31/04)
Hong Kong Pork Stew (8/30/04)
Cowboy Crockpot Stew (7/26/04)
Beans for Bucks by Nancy Berkoff - Broaden your mention with these varieties (2/16/04)
Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy - This frugal meal begins with potatoes (7/21/03)
Pasta Salads for a Rest Easy Summer by Monica Resinger - Keep the heat out of your kitchen while you create a wonderful meal (7/22/02)
Colonial Hot Pot - Chet's Crock - Great eating for a cool day (10/15/01)
Mix-n-Match Skillet Meals by Deborah Taylor-Hough (7/19/99)
Picnic Foods (7/5/99)
Whole Grain Meals in Minutes by Rita Bingham (4/12/99)

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Recipes, Recipe Books

Download Free Cheap Meals Cookbook by Steve Rhode - The best of cheap cooking!
Getting Those Recipes Organized - by The Dinner Diva, Leanne Ely (1/21/08)
Diabetic Cooking - Affordable foods that fit in the diabetic diet (10/3/05)
My Story: Mom's Secret Recipe (4/5/04)
Recipe Organization - When you're drowning in a sea of recipes (12/29/03)
Kitchen 101 - When you don't know the first thing about cooking (11/3/03)
Looking for Frugal Recipes - She wants inexpenive variety for her menu (10/7/02)
Freezer Meals: Getting Started by Deborah Taylor-Hough (11/27/00)
Pressure Cooker Recipes and Resources (2/8/99)

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Recipes, Seasoning

Homemade Pork Rubs - Adding flavor to pork BBQ.
Inexpensive Sauces Perk Up Frugal Recipes by Veronica Bowman - A little sauce can make all the difference.
How to Make Ketchup by Leanne Ely - Make sure your family gets the healthy stuff!
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mixes - Make your own and save!
Homemade Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix - Recipes for your own sloppy joe seasoning.
Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipes - What's your favorite homemade sauce for BBQs?
Flavored Vinegars by Leanne Ely CNC - Adding flavor is easy and inexpensive!
My Story: Flavor Confessional - A lot of flavor for a little money (11/8/04)
Emergency Kitchen Substitutions by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Running out doesn't necessarily mean you have to run out and get it (8/25/03)
Homemade Steak Sauce - Inexpensive alternatives to A1 (3/31/03)
Spice It Up! by Kim Danger - Make your own seasoning blends (4/1/02)
Harvesting and Storing Herbs by Brenda Hyde - Add some natural zest to your recipes (10/15/01)
Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix by Patti Chadwick - Why pay for the bottled stuff? (2/26/01)
Chili Seasoning Mix by Patti Chadwick (7/24/00)
Red's Homemade Chili Mix by Kaylin Cherry (9/6/99)
Dry Seasoning Mixes for Meats (9/28/98)

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Recipes, Side Dishes

Tex-Mex Sides from Scratch by Alison Wood - Make it fresh for your family.
Acres of Apples By Jill Cooper -Being frugal to the core. (9/29/08)
Admiral's Spanish Rice (12/19/05)
Poetry on a Plate - The $6 Valentine's dinner for two (2/14/05)
Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes (2/14/05)
Make-Ahead Recipes to Freeze for the Holidays - Don't spend the entire day in the kitchen (11/8/04)
Curried Vegetable Rice - courtesy of Chet's Crock (7/12/04)
Miserly Meals - part 3 by Jonni McCoy (4/28/03)
More Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy - Homemade, delicious and frugal (3/10/03)
Green Chile Grits - Chet's Crock - Where the South meets south of the border (4/22/02)
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes - Chet's Crock - A perfect addition to many meals (3/18/02)
Frozen Homemade Biscuits - The convenience of prepared refrigerated dough without the cost (9/10/01)
Spicy Black Beans and Rice - Chet's Crock - Add some zest to your slow-cooker (7/23/01)
Crockpot Spanish Rice - Chet's Crock - Save time with this recipe (6/25/01)
Irish Cuisine for St. Patrick's Day by Brenda Hyde - Even if you're not Irish you'll enjoy this! (3/12/01)
Freezing Potatoes and Fries (8/21/00)
A Ton of Tomatoes by Teresa Higginbotham (8/14/00)
Cool as a Cucumber by Amanda Formaro (8/7/00)
Tomatoes: The Ultimate Taste of Summer by Brenda Hyde (7/24/00)
Frugal Mixes by Jonni McCoy (7/10/00)
Canning for Beginners (6/19/00)
Sprout Your Own Salads by Rita Bingham (6/28/99)
Real Recipes for Real People: Dry Your Own Potatoes by Kaylin Cherry (3/1/99)
CopyKat Recipes: Most Requested Recipes by Stephanie Manley (7/20/98)
CopyKat Recipes: Summer Specials by Stephanie Manley (6/15/98)
CopyKat Recipes: Caesar Salad, Cheese Biscuits and Shrimp Scampi by Stephanie Manley (4/13/98)

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Recipes, Slow Cookers

All-Day Slow Cooker Recipes - (3/17/08)
Slow Cooker Sweet/Sour Kraut with Pork Chops (1/23/06)
All Day Macaroni and Cheese - Chet's Crock (9/12/05)
Slow Simmered Spaghetti Sauce (6/20/05)
Chet's Crock - Creole steak strips (4/11/05)
Breakfast From the Crockpot (1/24/05)
Healthy Veggie Stew (7/26/04)
Cowboy Crockpot Stew (7/26/04)
Curried Vegetable Rice - courtesy of Chet's Crock (7/12/04)
Vegetable Gumbo - courtesy of Chet's Crock (6/28/04)
Jumping Joe's Jambalaya - courtesy of Chet's Crock (5/31/04)
Slow-cooker Baked Stuffed Apples - courtesy of Chet's Crock (5/3/04)
Beef and Peppers - courtesy of Chet's Crock (4/12/04)
Very Veggie Casserole - courtesy of Chet's Crock (3/8/04)
Ground Beef, Macaroni and Tomato Casserole - courtesy of Chet's Crock (1/19/04)
Braised Chicken with Onions, Potatoes and Peas - A great slow-cooker recipe (12/1/03)
Mexican Turkey - courtesy of Chet's Crock (8/18/03)
Slow-Cooker Turkey - courtesy of Chet's Crock - Moist and tender straight from the slow-cooker (4/7/03)
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes - Chet's Crock - A perfect addition to many meals (3/18/02)
Slow-Cooker Mock Lasagna - Chet's Crock - A new twist on a family favorite (12/3/01)
Colonial Hot Pot - Chet's Crock - Great eating for a cool day (10/15/01)
Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts - Chet's Crock - They'll think you spent all day cooking! (9/3/01)
Crockpot Spanish Rice - Chet's Crock - Save time with this recipe (6/25/01)
Crockpot Grain Dinner - Chet's Crock - Good and healthy! (5/21/01)
Lemon Herb Chicken - Chet's Crock - Come home to a great meal! (4/16/01)
Crockpot Dumpling Soup - Chet's Crock - Small effort, big meal (3/5/01)
More Slow-Cooker Recipes (11/9/98)
Slow-Cooker Recipes (11/2/98)
Slow Cooker Recipes - from Our Readers (8/25/97)

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Recipes, Snacks

My Story: Afterschool Snackfests contributed by Debbie - Fast, easy and budget-friendly snacks (3/3/03)
Healthy Frugal Snacks - Good for your diet and budget (12/30/02)
Healthy Snacks - Her health requires frequent on-the-go, healthy snacks (9/24/01)
Super Summer Snacks 'n Fun by Janine Lynn - Your kids will love them (7/9/01)
Healthier Snacks by Patti Chadwick - Somewhere between junk and health foods (1/29/01)
Healthy, Inexpensive Snacks for Kids (5/31/99)

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Recipes, Soups

Bone Broth for Better Health by Leanne Ely - Easy to make broth could mean fewer colds.
Soups From Scratch by Alison Wood - Kick the can and save!
Easy Soup Idea by Leanne Ely CNC - Make hearty soups with leftovers sitting in your fridge.
Souper-Saver Winter Soups by Linda Shapero - Cold weather meals that your family will love!(10/13/08)
Fabulous French Onion Soup (3/14/05)
Poetry on a Plate - The $6 Valentine's dinner for two (2/14/05)
Mix-and-Match Soup by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Using what you have (12/8/03)
Hearty Ham Bone Soups by Brenda Hyde (11/10/03)
Minestrone Soup by Jonni McCoy (7/14/03)
Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar by Kaylin Cherry (5/17/99)
Dry Soup Mixes (12/14/98)

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Recipes, Vegetarian

Beans 'n Rice by Leanne Ely - A great meal for pennies!
Vegetarian Grain Dinner (11/21/05)
Healthy Veggie Stew (7/26/04)
Curried Vegetable Rice - courtesy of Chet's Crock (7/12/04)
Vegetable Gumbo - courtesy of Chet's Crock (6/28/04)
Very Veggie Casserole - courtesy of Chet's Crock (3/8/04)
Budget-Friendly Vegetarian Meal by Jonni McCoy (6/9/03)
Texurized Vegetable Protein (TVP) (11/25/02)
Crockpot Grain Dinner - Chet's Crock - Good and healthy! (5/21/01)
Bean Stew - Chet's Crock - Low cost doesn't prevent good taste! (5/7/01)

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Recycling

Free Items
Gardening
Household Items

Recycling, Free Items

Recycled Packaging - What packaging from purchased products can you reuse? (10/25/10)
10 Uses for Junk Mail by Roxie Olmstead - Make junk mail work for you. (8/25/08)
Recycled Pet Birds - Free birds are available for the asking (12/19/05)
Freecycle - Free is a good price! (12/6/04)
One Woman's Trash - Keeping useable goods out of the landfill (11/15/04)
One Man's Trash Is This Boy's Treasure by Christine Klein - Priceless gems awaiting discovery (3/10/03)

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Recycling, Gardening

Barrel of Money by Debra Karplus - Go green and save "green" with rain barrels.
Repurposing Items for Your Garden and Outdoor Living Space by Veronica Bowman - Finding a second life for things you might otherwise throw away
Potted Christmas Trees - Could recycling your Christmas tree be a good idea? (12/12/05)
Water Worries - Recycling water for reuse in your garden (8/23/04)
Recycling 'Gray' Water (7/28/03)
Compost by Don Trotter - Black gold for every garden (3/12/01)
Simple Composting (4/12/99)

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Recycling, Household Items

Video: Reduce Debt and Clutter with Upcycling and Repurposing by Gary Foreman - Interview of Cristin Frank, founder of EveOfReduction.com. Repurposing an Old Dresser - Is there another use for it?
Video: Upcycle Project - Toilet Paper Roll Shelf Labels by Jeff Yeager
Creative Recycling by Lynn Bulmahn - Putting old things to new uses.
Why I Save Different Things by Lynn Bulmahn - What she saves today could save dollars tomorrow.
Other Uses for Pallets by Debra Karplus - There are many other neat things to do with a pallet. Reusing Jars and Containers by Tricia Goss - Why buy containers that duplicate what you're throwing away?
Repurposing Old Sheets by Diane Boykas - Ideas on how to recycle and repurpose old sheets. (4/27/09)
A Little of This or That by Linda Shapero - What to do with those odds and ends around the house. (3/2/09)
Fabric Holiday Bags - It bothered her to throw out pretty wrapping paper (12/12/05)
Soap Scraps (1/17/05)
One Woman's Trash - Keeping useable goods out of the landfill (11/15/04)
7 Ways to Save at Thrift Stores by Kathryn Jones (1/19/04)
Recyle Those Old Towels by Teresa Higginbotham - Frayed doesn't mean finished! (2/12/01)
Before You Throw That Away by Mia Cronan (1/24/00)
Those Pesky Plastic Shopping Bags (10/25/99)
Food Maximization: Recycling by Liz Tarditi (7/12/99)
Reader's Recycling Suggestions (3/16/98)
What Secrets Lurk In Your Trash (2/14/05)
The Joys of Dryer Lint? by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Silly, but fun (11/12/01)

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Refunding

Finding Coupons
Rebates and Refunding
Using Coupons

Refunding, Finding Coupons

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Couponing

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Refunding, Rebates and Refunding

How to Get Your Rebate by Joanne Guidoccio - Make sure you get what's coming to you.
Rejoice for Rebates by Shaunna Privratsky - Making redeeming rebates as easy as cashing a check. (7/5/10)
Beating Rebate Rejection by Gary Foreman - Why 50% of all rebates go uncollected. (11/12/07)
Rebate Rejections - Get the money you've been promised (4/18/05)
Break the Shopping Rules! by Shelly Burke (2/2/04)

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Refunding, Using Coupons

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Couponing



Retirement Accounts

401(k)
401(k) and Former Jobs
401(k) Loans
401(k) Rollovers
IRA
IRA Borrowing
IRA Rollovers
IRA Withdrawals
IRA's and College Expenses
IRA's and Real Estate
IRA's and Taxes
Annuities
IRAs and Taxes
Retirement Accounts
Social Security


Retirement Planning

401(k) Loans
401(k) Rollovers
Annuities
Health
Helping Seniors
How Much Money Do You Need?
Investing During Retirement
IRAs and Taxes
Life During Retirement
Planning
Planning for the Nearly Retired
Planning for Twentysomethings
Retire Early
Retirement Accounts
Social Security


Retirement, 401(k) Loans

See Borrowing Money, 401(k) Loans


Retirement, 401(k) Rollovers

See 401k Rollovers

Retirement, Annuities

See Investing, Annuities and Life Insurance

Retirement, During Retirement

Retirement, Annuities
Retirement, Health
Retirement, Helping Seniors
Retirement, Investing During Retirement
Retirement, Life During Retirement

Retirement, Health Costs

Expert Interview: Controlling Medical Costs in Retirement by Gary Foreman - Could you run up a $250k bill and wipe out your savings?
Are you ready to spend $250K on retirement health care costs? - How can retirement health care costs add up to a quarter-million dollars? We explain.
3 ways technology will improve elder care - Detecting health problems early is vital to senior care. Here's how technology will help.
Medicaid Guidelines for Home Care by Ben Lamm

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Retirement, Helping Seniors

Caregiving Tips

Retirement, How Much Money Do You Need?

What Financial Ignorance Could Cost You by Constance Brinkley-Badgett - You could be thousands richer!
Will You Outlive Your Money? by Gary Foreman - Protecting yourself against disaster!
Expert Interview: Are You Afraid You'll Outlive Your Savings? by Gary Foreman - It's the most common fear among retirees. We get expert advice.
Expert Interview: Retirees Fear Running Out of Money by Gary Foreman - We ask a CFP what they can do about it.
Expert Interview: You're 55+ And You Didn't Save Enough for Retirement by Paige Estigarribia - You still have some options to avoiding poverty when you retire if you act now.
Expert Interview: How to Not Outlive Your Retirement Savings by Gary Foreman - This little self-hack could boost your savings!
Want to live to 120? Here's how to make your money last - Living past the century mark is a possibility. Make sure your savings won't expire before you do.
How to maximize your money for retirement Video - How do you know if you have enough to retire? Jean Chatzky and Greg McBride share tips to help you.
How to make your retirement money last for your lifetime - Researchers offer numerous ways to help you balance income and spending needs.
How to avoid running out of money in retirement - Retirees, check out these innovative ways to make your money last.
Can you afford to avoid a nursing home? - If you want to grow old in your own home, consider how you'll pay for the costs.
Are you worried about outliving your money? - One big concern that seniors have is whether they will outlive their income.
Want a wealthy retirement? Follow the math - A professor says delaying gratification will make you much wealthier when you retire.
Video: Our Failing Retirement System - What is it about our retirement system that causes it to fail?
Do you have enough to retire? - Adding up your expenses in retirement and comparing them to your potential income is the first retirement planning step.
Fine With a Small Salary? by Richard Barrington - Your retirement might not like your small salary.
Will Boomers Have Enough to Retire? by Gary Foreman - Many boomers are finding they haven't saved enough for retirement.
5 expenses that derail retirement - You may be in trouble if you underestimate the miscellaneous expenses in your retirement budget.

Retiring on Social Security by Randolph B. Schiller - Is it possible to live well on SSI alone? (6/30/08)
Retirement Income by Damon Carr (2/25/08)
A Simple Retirement Plan by Gary Foreman (1/12/98)

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Retirement, Investing During Retirement

Expert Interview: How to Find the Right Financial Advisor for Your Retirement Years by Gary Foreman - A key tool to keep from running out of money.
Expert Interview: Do You Need a Financial Advisor In Retirement? by Paige Estigarribia - Are your money questions all behind you?
Should you invest in an IRA during retirement? - Contributing to an IRA during retirement can boost savings for when you need it the most.
How to maximize your money for retirement Video - How do you know if you have enough to retire? Jean Chatzky and Greg McBride share tips to help you.
Guaranteed returns can be costly in retirement - See why fleeing to the "safety" of fixed-income products can be much riskier than it seems.
Contributing to an IRA during retirement - Contributing to an individual retirement account during retirement isn't a strategy many investors adopt, but it can make sense for those still earning income.
Will your financial advisor stick with you after retirement? - What will happen when your portfolio balance falls below your advisor's account minimums?
How to make a million after age 70 - If you're determined to do so, you can make a million bucks even in the twilight years.

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Retirement Accounts and Taxes

Roth Conversions and Recharacterizations by Rick Kahler - Do it right and you'll reduce the tax bite!
Understand the differences between your IRA options - Your IRA choice usually comes down to the timing of taxes.
How a single person can minimize taxes in retirement - The rules are tricky when it's time to take money out of your 401(k) and IRA.
Caution: Your Roth IRA comes with a 5-year wait - The 5-year rule to get tax-free earnings out of a Roth IRA can be tricky. We explain.
5 ways to reduce taxes in retirement - Worried about retirement income? Follow these 5 strategies to lessen tax liability.
6 ways to pay less tax, keep more retirement money - You've saved in a tax-smart way for years. Here's how you can hold on to your money.
9 IRA secrets you should know - IRAs are often misunderstood. Learn what you don't know here.
How to avoid being double-taxed on your IRA - To avoid tax when withdrawing those nondeductible contributions from your IRA, use this form.
Inherited IRA rules: How does it work for a surviving spouse? - As a spouse, you have several options to consider with an inherited IRA.
Count my spouse's IRA balance to determine my own IRA RMD? - Even though you file jointly, the IRS recognizes that you each have separate IRA accounts.
Max out your retirement savings and tax benefits - Be tax-smart with retirement savings as your last workday draws closer.
Roth IRA may be key to heirs' tax savings - Here are some steps to take now to reduce your heirs' tax liability when you die.
A last ditch remedy for IRA errors - If you fouled up your IRA transfer, taxes may be due. Or you can appeal to the IRS.
Can couple reduce taxes with IRA for spouse? - If your mortgage doesn't save you much on income taxes anymore, what are your options?
5 tips for coping with a required minimum distribution - If you're older than 70 1/2, the IRS demands that you pull some money from your tax-deferred savings accounts and give Uncle Sam his share.
How to avoid a penalty for Roth IRA withdrawals in retirement - You need not worry about owing the IRS money on your Roth withdrawals for this reason.
The drawback to one type of Roth IRA conversion - You can skirt the rules by converting a nondeductible IRA to a Roth, but it's tricky.
Roth IRA CD: Penalties on early withdrawal - If you need to make an early withdrawal from a Roth IRA CD, it will likely cost you.
5 ways an IRA may beat a 401(k) - Some retirement plans are better than others. Consider these five IRA traits that trump 401(k)s.
5 ways to reduce taxes in retirement - Worried about your retirement income? Follow these five strategies to lessen your tax liability.
5 biggest mistakes not to make on IRA beneficiary forms - Any number of minor missteps can cause big problems for your loved ones.
Hold half your emergency money in a Roth IRA? - You need an emergency fund but don't need it all in cash. A Roth IRA is just one alternative.
In case of financial emergency, break IRA? - Penalty-free early withdrawals from an IRA are possible and might be an answer to money woes.
Avoid income tax by rolling IRA into an annuity? - You can use a SIMPLE IRA to buy an annuity contract, but will you avoid income taxes?
ROTH or Traditional IRA: What’s the Difference? by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Selecting the right IRA could improve your retirement.

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Retirement, Life During Retirement

Finances and Expenses
Housing Options
Perks/Travel
2nd Careers/Working

Life During Retirement, Finances and Expenses

What Baby Boomer Women Need to Know About Their Finances by Gary Foreman
Often Overlooked Retirement Costs - Will you encounter expenses you didn't think of?
6 Times Boomers Spend Too Much Money by Kristen Sturt - You need to know what they are to avoid them!
Moving Away from Kids and Grandkids to Better Afford Retirement Living Expenses - Which is worse? Going back to work or moving away?
Video: How Can a Retired Couple Replenish an Emergency Fund While Living Paycheck to Paycheck? by Gary Foreman
Video - How Can I Get My Retired Spouse To Stop Spending Money Like He Is Still Working? by Gary Foreman
The 10 fastest-growing retirement costs - Seniors are being squeezed by these costs.
Using Credit Cards In Retirement by Gary Foreman - Your lifestyle and credit needs are changing.
Changing Financial Behaviors In Retirement by Gary Foreman - Your new lifestyle will cause you to look at money differently.
Reducing Expenses After Retirement by Pam Hutzler - Ways to match your expenses to your new income.
Rewards of living on less in retirement - Living on just 15 percent less in retirement can make a big difference in how long your retirement income will last.
Savings After Retirement by Rich Finzer - Different ways to save after you retire.

Retirement Budgeting Advice

Life During Retirement, Housing Options

Will You Be Able to Age In Place? by Debra Karplus - Important for your lifestyle and finances.
Moving Away from Kids and Grandkids to Better Afford Retirement Living Expenses - Which is worse? Going back to work or moving away?
Expert Interview: When Baby Boomers Move Out of The Family Home by Gary Foreman - Questions you should answer before you move to a smaller home.
Expert Interview: Rent or Buy in Retirement? by - Paige Estigarribia Evaluating your housing options when downsizing for retirement.
Is Downsizing In Retirement Right for You? by Paige Estigarribia - An important decision that you want to get right.
Hidden costs of downsizing a home in retirement - When deciding whether to move, retirees may overlook the expense of going smaller.
Is a retirement community for you? - Seniors are likely to make one or more moves in retirement, and the decisions about these moves can be fairly complex.
Think twice before downsizing to a mobile home in retirement - Moving to a mobile home may not provide the free and unfettered lifestyle you may expect.
The 5 big benefits of virtual retirement villages - Looking to remain in your home in retirement? This senior living trend might be for you.
7 ways to fix up a home for your golden years - Are you already living in your dream home? Fix it up so you can stay there for life.
Hold on or move on in retirement? - If you're retiring, should you hold on to or move on from your family home?
Choosing the Right Retirement Community by Sarah Schwarcz - Whether it's for yourself or your parents the right choice is important.
Retiring to be RV vagabonds - Taking to the road as full-time RVers is a way of life for some retirees.
6 Things Boomers Should Consider Before Renting by Paige Estigarribia - Moving back into the rental market.
Live in splendor at senior living communities - Fine dining, spa services and plush decor distinguish these senior living centers.
The financial risks of retirement communities - When facilities go bankrupt, residents may suddenly find themselves facing homelessness.
Drafting a roommate agreement for seniors - Sharing living quarters with friends could be fun, but be sure to spell everything out.
Will you age in place? - Plan ahead to avoid is having to move too many times in retirement.
Hidden costs of downsizing a home in retirement - When deciding whether to move, retirees may overlook the expense of going smaller.
Tips for moving during your retirement years - An expert says moving during retirement can be smart. Here is how to do it right.
How to live cheaply in retirement with roommates - From St. Olaf to Miami, here's what retirees should consider when renting with roommates.

Retiring Abroad - A different look at stretching your retirement dollar (9/12/05)

Life During Retirement, Perks

5 Fun Alternatives to Retiring at Home by Sally Stich (Grandparents.com) - If you don't want to hang around the house try this.
Leverage Senior Discounts by Rich Finzer - Might as well enjoy the perks!
Retirement well-being: Who sinks, who swims - A successful retirement doesn't depend just on money, but also on other important factors.
7 tips for a better old age - A retired Wall Street trader’s advice for "getting your groove back" after 65.
6 ways for retirees to travel on a limited budget - Some retirees can get paid to see the world while using their skills and talents.
Learn to travel on the cheap for retirement - Rewards points expert advising racking up the points and taking trips when the deals are best.
5 retired couples who trek the globe on a budget - These retirees heeded the siren song of adventure and are making it work with their finances.
7 surprising retirement discoveries awaiting you - Even if you think you know what to expect, you may be in for some surprises in retirement.
5 (free!) tips for tightwad retirees - Some retirees with plenty of money have trouble spending it. If you're among them, splurge.
Free checking accounts and other banking perks for seniors - Free checking is a banking perk offered to consumers 50 and older. What else do they get?
Finding Senior Discounts by Debra Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Senior discounts add up for aging baby boomers.

Life During Retirement, 2nd Careers/Working

7 Steps to Starting Your Own Business After Age 50 by Andrea Atkins - Expert tips to get your business running.
Starting a Business in Retirement by Susan Williams, founder of BoomingEncore.com - Things to consider before you leap.
Your Strengths Don't Retire When You Do by Susan Williams - You may stop working but your skills don't
3 job-hunting tips for senior citizens - Looking to augment your retirement income? These tips can help you land part-time work.
Expert Interview - Launching a Successful Part Time Business in Retirement without Jeopardizing Your Savings by Gary Foreman
Video: Creating a Second Successful Income in Retirement by Gary Foreman - Not ready to head to the golf course just yet?
Expert Interview: Creating a Side Income In Retirement by Paige Estigarribia - Things you need to know to be successful.
Part-Time Jobs for Retirees by Paige Estigarribia - Creative work and extra income
6 reasons to go back to work after you retire - The benefits of working can outweigh the benefits of retirement in countless ways. We offer six.
10 part-time jobs for retirees - Nearing or in retirement? These part-time jobs can keep your wallet flush with cash.

Life During Retirement, Other

Expert Interview: Budgeting for Travel as Part of Your Retirement Planning - We talk with a travel blogger.
What Retirees Need to Know About Powers of Attorney by Gary Foreman - A useful tool, if they're used correctly.
Protecting Your Home While You Travel by Gary Foreman - What boomers can to do prevent burglaries
What Does Retirement Look Like to You? by Amy Sherman - The boomer generation is redefining retirement.
7 steps to retirement happiness - Having money, friends and a good relationship with your significant other make the difference.
Snowbird costs we didn't consider - Managing stuff in two places can be unpredictably expensive.
Life stages in retirement - Retirement income needs change at different life stages, ranging from the go-go years to the no-go years.
6 steps to low-stress retirement - Reduce your retirement planning stress by making a financial road map.
Retirement planning: Plan to quit driving? - Eventually, you’ll have to surrender your car keys. How are you going to get around?
Should a retiree buy or lease a new car? - If you're logging a few miles, why do either? Think of your heirs before you buy or lease a car.
Baby Boomers and Retirement - How will baby boomers handle retirement?
An Unplanned Retirement by Rick Kahler - What to do if you're suddenly retired
The 10 fastest-growing retirement costs - Seniors are being squeezed by these costs.

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Retirement, Planning


Retirement, How Much Money Do You Need?
Retirement, Planning
Retirement, Planning for the Nearly Retired
Retirement, Planning for Twentysomethings
Retirement, Retire Early
Retirement, Small Business Owners

Retirement, Planning

How to Delay Retirement for a Healthier and Wealthier Future by Gary Foreman
The Psychology of Retirement by Gary Foreman - Preparing yourself for the financial changes of retirement.
Expert Interview: How You Relate to Money In Retirement by Gary Foreman - Your retirement quality of life will be affected by your money beliefs.
The one thing your retirement plan might be missing - Financing retirement on investments alone may not be enough. Are annuities the answer?
Pros and cons of saving for retirement through your state - Not everyone has access to a 401(k) plan. Should states help close that gap?
5 ways to turn home equity into retirement savings - Here's how to make your home do double duty as your retirement piggy bank.
Expert Interview: Do Retirees Overemphasize Current Events In Retirement Planning? by Gary Foreman
Retirement Strategies for a Non-Working Spouse by Rick Pendykoski - Knowing your options is important to a comfortable retirement.
What Is a Miller Trust And How Does It Help Medicaid Eligibility? - by Ben Lamm
Expert Interview: Retirement Planning for Teachers by Gary Foreman - Their needs are the same, but the tools are different.
Expert Interview: Could Debts Ruin Your Retirement? by Gary Foreman - We get retirement debt advice from a CFP.
How to stow away money from a side job to power retirement - If you make more than you need from a second job, stash it away and save on taxes.
How to use rental income to fund your retirement - Some people think there's retirement gold in buying a piece of property -- and they're usually right.
6 ways to pay off student loans and save for retirement at the same time - With mounting student debt, saving for retirement may seem impossible. It's not.
8 ways to decide where you want to live in retirement - It's never easy to move, especially in retirement. Here's how to make the decision.
Factors to Consider to Determine the Best Retirement Age for You by Gary Foreman - How do you know when it's time to start a new chapter in your life?
Why You Should Work Past Retirement Age by Debra Karplus - There's more than money involved.
Investing for retirement in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s - Just as you change over the decades, so should your retirement investing strategy.
Make money last: Rightsizing for retirement Video - Jane Bryant Quinn, author of How to Make Your Money Last, explains why rightsizing is so important when you retire.
Baby steps to a successful, rich retirement - Embracing a new mindset and taking these shortcuts can help you reach retirement goals.
6 retirement planning rules for homemakers - Getting your financial ducks in a row is particularly important if you are going to be a spouse without a job outside of the home.
Escape the cubicle: 3 steps to retiring at 50 - If you want to retire early, take these steps to help you achieve your goal.
Expert Interview: Teachers' Retirement Options by Paige Estigarribia - Learning how to maximize your retirement!
Trust Basics for Retirees by Paige Estigarribia - An estate attorney explains the basics
40-something and way behind on saving for retirement - If you've failed to save enough for retirement, don't keep making the same mistake.
4 steps to Gen X retirement planning - As retirement nears, get ready by taking these four creative steps.
Surprise! You can retire a millionaire - It's not as hard to make your first million as you might think. Just follow these steps.
Video - Women & Retirement: Planning for an Enjoyable Retirement by Gary Foreman - Interview with Kelly O'Donnell, executive VP of Financial Engines.
Should You Use a Financial Planner for Retirement Planning by Rick Kahler
Your retirement trumps their tuition - Saving for your own long-term needs is the first step in helping your children. Here's how to begin.
4 retirement savings steps that beat clipping coupons - Smart strategies for retirement savings will make a bigger difference than nickel and diming your spending in retirement.
5 things to do now to prepare for retirement - If you don't have retirement savings, it is particularly important to get your retirement ducks in a row before you call it quits.
How to afford early retirement - You may be dreaming of escaping the 9-to-5, but be sure your finances can last 40 years or more.
Retirement planning advice for late-blooming parents - Parenthood after 40 is becoming increasingly common, which can complicated retirement planning.
4 ways to approach retirement income - Financial experts offer these ideas for retirees to use their wealth in their golden years.
Baby Boomer's Financial Timeline by Debra Karplus - Milestones in your future.
How do people choose where to retire? - Statistics play a role, but personal factors matter when choosing a place to retire.
Why and how to pick a retirement planning adviser - Retirement advisers offer insights on choosing the best retirement planning adviser for you.
6 vital steps to a confident, secure retirement - Don't gamble with your life savings. It's more important than ever to prepare a winning hand.
5 stages of retirement planning - Start planning -- and saving -- early if you hope to retire comfortably.
7 deadly sins that can thwart your retirement plan - Don't give in to these temptations to avoid financial setbacks.
4 steps for realistic retirement planning - Plan for a retirement that is based on the reality of your family and your finances.
Retirement planning versus college savings - Saving for retirement is an important financial goal, even if you are a parent.
Pay off college debt ahead of your retirement? - If retirement looms, you'll need to decide your savings and debt management priorities.
6 ways couples can coordinate 401(k) strategies - Married partners may want to take a holistic approach and harmonize their investments.
Over 50? Catch-up on your retirement savings - If you're over 50, now is the time to catch-up on your retirement savings.
5 ways to derail a retirement plan - Want to derail your retirement plan? Make these five mistakes.
5 excuses why people don't save for retirement - Can't afford to save for retirement? Don't make lame excuses. These tips get you started now.
Choosing a retirement community - Test drive your retirement community a few times before deciding to make it your home.
How to start a retirement fund in your 50s - No time to waste with iffy investing? Here's a way to build that nest egg quickly.
10 Commandments of retirement planning - To arrive at the promised land of retirement flush with cash, thou shalt follow these guidelines.
9 Findings from the Retirement Planning Survey by Gary Foreman - And 3 things you should do about it.
Find the 401(k) investing strategy for you - If you break down the fund choices in a 401(k) plan, it's easy to design an investment strategy.
Are Boomers Winging Their Retirement Plans? by Richard Barrington - Some numbers that will surprise you.
Is 70 the New Magic Age for Retirement by Maryalene LaPonsie - Will you be working until you're 70?
Retirement Travel by Rick Kahler - What you need to know before you get to retirement.
Will Boomers Have Enough for Retirement? by Rick Kahler - The numbers suggest that they won't.
Roll With Retirement Punches by Jeffrey Steele - Sometimes you need to adjust your plan.
A Baby Boomer's Perspective on Higher Interest Rates by Gary Foreman - What boomers need to do about tomorrow's higher interest rates.
Too Late for Retirement Planning? by Rick Kahler - What to do if you got a late start saving for retirement.
4 Reasons to Stop Saving for Retirement by David Bakke - Are there really times when you shouldn't be saving for retirement?

Preparing Your Teeth for Retirement by Marzena Makuta- Take full advantage of your insurance coverage while you have it.(8/11/08)
Saving For Retirement - Make the maximum contribution to your retirement plan & retire secure. (12/18/06)
Five Ways to Make Sure You'll Never Retire (9/19/05)
Surviving Layoffs by Gary Foreman - Layoffs keep derailing his financial plans (6/24/02)
Retirement Planning 101 by Gary Foreman (5/3/99)
Retirement Account or Debt Reduction? by Gary Foreman (2/8/99)

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Retirement, Planning for the Nearly Retired

Preparation Steps to Take as You Close In on Retirement - Be prepared for one of life's biggest changes.
Expert Interview: Financial Issues Baby Boomer Women Nearing Retirement Face by Gary Foreman
Financial tips when nearing retirement - If you are approaching retirement, plan now for financial challenges so you don't run out of money.
Expert Interview: Tax Considerations for Those Retiring Outside the U.S. by Gary Foreman - We interview a CPA specializing in retiring expats.
Expert Interview: Pre-Retirement Mistakes to Avoid by Gary Foreman - Don't let these mistakes ruin your retirement plans.
6 signs you can stop work and retire early - Can you really afford to clock out early? Consider these factors before making a move.
Retiring next year? 8 money moves to make now - Before leaving the workforce, take these steps to smooth your transition to freedom.
Closing In On Retirement With Very Little Savings - What can you do when you won't make it on Social Security alone?
5 Things To Do Before You Retire by Kristen Sturt, Grandparents.com - 15 CFPs share their best advice.
5 reasons why you need a retirement planning pro - Bankrate found 5 reasons to entrust your finances to professionals whose value can pay you back many times what you paid to retain them.
How to factor fun into your retirement plan - You need to plan financially for leisure activities in retirement. These 6 tips are a start.
How to know if you're ready to retire Video - Are you ready to close the door on your career? When you see this you'll have the answer.
Love your job? You might not like retirement - A successful retirement depends on more than just having enough money.
Planning for today’s dual retirement - Things can get complicated when both halves of the couple are considering retirement.
How baby boomers can overcome 3 retirement fears - Baby boomers, stop stressing over retirement. Take some proactive measures instead.
2 critical retirement questions for senior parents - As your parents age, probe for answers to these big housing and health care questions.
Expert Interview: What You Need to Know About Managing Debt As You Near Retirement
Retiring? What to do if the 4% rule doesn't apply to you - The 4% withdrawal rule may work in retirement if you have a million bucks. What if you don't?
How to know if you're ready to retire Video - Are you ready to close the door on your career? When you see this you'll have the answer.
Does Home Ownership or Renting Make More Sense In Retirement? by Paige Estigarribia - Making a tough decision a little easier.
What's your retirement transporation plan? - The point of having a transportation plan in retirement is to anticipate how you are going to get around in your community after you aren’t able to do it on your own.
Can I retire mortgage-free in 5 years? - You've worked hard for your retirement. Here's a strategy to be mortgage-free by then.
How to afford retirement in 10 years - Whether you're a determined millennial or a slacking boomer, retiring in 10 years is doable.
How to start a retirement fund in your 50s - No time to waste with iffy investing? Here's a way to build that nest egg quickly.
Money help for your adult kids - Boomers with financially independent children are more than twice as likely to be retired than boomer parents still supporting adult kids.
Baby Boomers Changing Insurance Needs by Gary Foreman - As boomers approach retirement they need to re-evaluate insurance coverages.
Should Retirees Consider a Life Settlement by Gary Foreman - It might be time to sell your life insurance policy
7 retirement surprises awaiting you - Think you know what's coming after you leave work? We've come up with seven retirement surprises that may be in store for you.
4 hacks to a happy retirement - Follow these retirement planning "hacks" to more easily attain a happy ever after.
Retired without warning? - Here are four things to do to prepare yourself in case employment ends before you're ready.
6 last-minute retirement planning moves to make - The clock is ticking. Have you done everything you can to ensure your retirement will be golden?
8 money moves for the year before you retire - Before leaving the workforce, take these steps to smooth your transition to freedom.
Planning the retirement transition - Getting ready to retire? Invest some time in planning the transition to senior life in these areas, and you’ll reap the rewards.
5 things to do before you retire - The IRS starts tax filing season with Free File, an electronic filing program for taxpayers.
4 ways to transition into a successful retirement - Rushing to retire may have you working again at age 70. If so, ease out of work with a plan.
401(k), mortgage tips for the nearly retired - Almost retired? There's no time to spare. Here's what to do with your final paychecks.
4 must-do's before you retire - Understand your retirement benefits before you hang up your work boots and walk out the door.
How to start a retirement fund in your 50s - No time to waste with iffy investing? Here's a way to build that nest egg quickly.
Ready to Retire at 70? Or at 84? by Maryalene LaPonsie - When will you be financially ready to retire?
7 signs that now's not the right time to retire - Some signals are subtle while others hit you over the head with a sledgehammer.
Right financial planning for boomer women? - For women approaching retirement, here are the keys to a good money strategy.
At 52, how do I start on retirement saving? - Learn if owning your house in the clear helps put your financial house in order for retirement.
Should you pay off your mortgage in retirement? - When weighing whether to pay off a home loan as you retire, these factors are pivotal in deciding.
Retirement Planning by Gary Foreman - What to do when your savings don't match your retirement goals.
Nearly Retired by Gary Foreman - She's 50 without any savings. Now what? (4/1/02)
Almost Retired Planning by Gary Foreman - Better late than never (8/13/01)
Preparing for Retirement by Pat Mestern - Adjust your lifestyle before you get there (7/9/01)

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Retirement, Planning for Twentysomethings

Haven't Saved for Retirement? by Eric Hutchinson - How to get started in your 20s, 30s and 40s.
Expert Interview: Balancing Retirement With Student Loans by Paige Estigarribia - How millennials should plan for retirement.
The best debt and savings tips for 5 age groups - How you manage your money as you age will determine your lifestyle in retirement.
Millennials: How to become a 401(k) millionaire - Millennials will reap huge benefits if they start saving for retirement now. Here's how.
$6-a-day road to retiring rich - A 25-year-old who gives up one latte a day and saves the money for retirement will hit the jackpot.
How to save for retirement while in your 20s - Starting to save for retirement in your 20s is a wise choice. Here are some ways to begin.
Tips for starting on the road to retirement - An expert says the journey to a safe retirement begins early in professional life.
4 excuses for Gen Y not to save for retirement - Young people have the best excuses not to save, but they also have the best reasons to do so.
Retirement: Save now or pay later - A finance professor says failing to save for retirement early in life will be costly later.
Millennials: Ready to start that nest egg? - Young, single, employed? It's a great time to begin -- or boost -- your savings. Here's how.
Roth IRA vs. 401(k) for 20-something saver - One retirement account has an advantage when a young person is thinking about that first home.
Saving for retirement in your 20s - Retirement saving when young will help you earn the max for the minimum.
Retirement planning in your 20s - Early is better than later when it comes to retirement planning. Maximize your company's 401(k) match. (8/9/10)
Retiring Is a Two-Headed Coin by Greg Melikov - At age 29 he decided to plan for an early retirement (2/23/04)

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Retirement, Retire Early

Is it possible to retire in your 30s or 40s? - Retiring really young is a stretch for most people, but it's doable for some.
5 Costs to Consider before You Plunge into Early Retirement - Ready to clock out for good? You'll lose your paycheck and will face these costs.
Income options for early retirees - Plan to retire before age 59 1/2? Know your options before dipping into retirement accounts.
How do I determine if my wife and I can afford early retirement? - You might want to delay for a few reasons, but your sizable nest egg gives you options.
How early retirees balance growth and income - You don't have to take excessive risk to get retirement income from your portfolio.
How early retirees can build an income bridge - An income bridge can help early retirees cross the chasm to Social Security benefits.
How early retirees can balance growth and income with 'buckets' - You don't have to take excessive risk to get retirement income from your portfolio.
How to manage money in early retirement - An income bridge can help early retirees cross the chasm to Social Security benefits.
6 signs you may be able to retire early - Can you really afford to retire early? Consider these factors before making a move.
Will quitting early hurt my retirement benefit? - It's tempting to work less as retirement nears. But here's why you may want to reconsider.
Forced into retirement? Here's how to cope - Know how to handle the big questions if a job loss makes you a retiree too soon.
Investment Moves to Help You Retire Early (8/30/04)
My Story: A Plan for Early Retirement by KM - An early retirement from extra income (8/19/02)
Retire Early by Gary Foreman (10/30/00)
Retire Early! One Income Family Plans for Financial Independence by Lucynda Koesters (9/28/98)

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Retirement, Retirement Accounts

Expert Interview: How a Distribution Plan Can Maximize Retirement Plan Assets by Gary Foreman - You worked hard to save the money. Don't you want to get the most out of it?
7 Penalty Free Ways to Withdraw Money From Your Retirement Account by Ryan Vance - You might not have to wait until you're 59 1/2.
Expert Interview: What Could 'Negative Interest Rates' Do To Your Retirement? by Gary Foreman - We get expert advice!
Expert Interview: Could An Underfunded Government Pension Put Your Retirement at Risk? by Gary Foreman - Only 3 states have set aside enough to meet their promised pensions.
7 Pointers when You're Required to Tap Your Retirement - After you hit age 70, you must start draining your accounts. Here's a tax-friendly way.
Expert Interview: The Importance of Taxes and RMDs on Your Retirement Accounts by Gary Foreman - How you choose to access your retirement accounts could make a big difference in how much money you have to spend.
Savvy ways to withdraw retirement funds - You've saved all your life, and now you can live it up in retirement. Be sure to follow the rules.
8 times you shouldn't max out retirement accounts - Piling money into your retirement accounts is often a good idea -- except in these cases.
A nest egg no-no - In case of financial emergency, do you break into your retirement savings? Many people do.
How to maximize your money for retirement Video - How do you know if you have enough to retire? Jean Chatzky and Greg McBride share tips to help you.
Surprise! Even you can retire a millionaire - It's not as hard to make your first million as you might think. Just follow these steps.
Why you shouldn't use retirement savings for an emergency Video - You may be tempted to tap your retirement funds for an emergency, but there are good reasons to avoid it.
Selecting Beneficiaries for Your Retirement A

ccounts by Gary Foreman - An important estate planning step that will benefit your family once you're gone
Slideshow: Your 401k Plan After You Retire by Gary Foreman - What happens to your 401k after you retire?
How Confident Can You Be In Your Retirement Savings by Gary Foreman - Will you have enough money to retire?
How to raid your IRA or 401(k) - When you don't have a choice, here's how you can avoid the penalties for taking money early from your retirement accounts.
Considering a pension advance? Take these 4 steps first - Paying back a pension advance or pension loan, plus the high interest and fees that loans and advances typically include, can threaten retirement security.
Withdrawal Strategies for Retirement Plans by Rick Kahler - There's a right and wrong way to access your retirement savings
Including Real Estate in Your Retirement Plan by Rick Kahler - Why you should and how to do it.
When to take withdrawals from tax-deferred account - You have a couple of different options when it's time to take your first withdrawal.
6 risks that can ruin your retirement plans - Spin the wheel to learn the retirement risks you face and how to prepare.
Savvy ways to withdraw retirement funds - You've saved all your life, and now you can live it up in retirement. Be sure to follow the rules.
Gen-Xers: 6 steps to meet your retirement goal - If you're 20 or 25 years from hanging up your work boots, the biggest challenge is knuckling down to a savings routine.
You may be way ahead on your retirement savings - Retirement experts follow certain rules of thumb, but do they apply to you?
See if you are saving too much for retirement Quiz - Are you saving too much or not enough for retirement?
When to tap principal in retirement - Retirees should get past the idea that they should never touch principal.
Nest egg management 101 - Managing your nest egg wisely will help prevent you from running out of money.
Should You Create a Trust? by Rick Kahler - How to tell if it's right for you.
How compound interest pays off - Saving early is saving smart. Compound interest can help you build a retirement nest egg.
Saving for Retirement (10/9/06)

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Retirement, Social Security

Basics and FAQs
Filing Strategies
When to Collect

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Romance

Dates
Gifts
Other
Valentine's Day

Romance, Dates

50 frugal first dates - You don't have to break the bank to have a good time.
5 ideas for frugal evening entertainment - Getting out of the house to enjoy your city or town can be costly. What can you do?
Cheap Date Night - Can they have fun on just $5 or $10?
6 Steps to a Romantic Fall Picnic by Christy Pessemier - An affordable fall picnic date.
10 Cheap (or free) Date Night Ideas by Ashli Sweat - Create some fun with that special someone.
5 Date Nights by Perry P. Perkins - Affordable ways to enjoy your date night.
Pleasure Your Mate Month by Veronica Hunsucker - Ways to say "you're special to me".
Inexpensive Dating Ideas - Beyond dinner and a movie
15 Romantic Time-Outs for Parents
My Story: Cheap Dates
Fun and Frugal Dates by Steven C. Smith - Dating on a budget
Rainy Day Dates by Steven C. Smith - Don't let weather dampen your dating barometer
25 Free or Cheap Dates by Linda Alexander - Love in action
True Romance for Couples with Kids by Susie Cartright - It takes creativity to be truly romantic
10 Cheap and Fun Dates by Suzanne Donahue
Cheap Dates & Family Activities - Reader's Suggestions

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Romance, Gifts

Don't Penny Pinch the Romance out of Your Marriage by E. E. Kane - Could you have put too high a price on your relationship? (7/12/10)
Great Ways to Give Gifts (8/29/05)

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Romance, Other


A Romantic Bedroom On a Budget (11/22/04)
Love Your Honey, For Less Money (11/1/04)
I Would Marry You Again! - Vow renewal ceremony (6/17/02)
First Anniversary Vacation - Reader's Recommendations (3/16/98)

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Romance, Valentine's Day

Saying 'I Love You' for Less (1/30/06)
Poetry On a Plate - The $6 Valentine's dinner for two (2/14/05)
Inexpensive Ideas for Valentine's Day by Heather Crowley - Have a memorable, yet inexpensive holiday (2/3/03)
Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine's Day...and Beyond by Steven C. Smith - Restore the passion (1/27/03)
Be My Valentine - There's more than one way to say "I love you" (1/29/01)
Romantic Valentine's Ideas - part three (2/8/99)
Romantic Valentine's Ideas - part two (1/25/99)
Romantic Valentine's Ideas (1/18/99)
That's Amore! Valentine's Ideas - Reader's Best Ideas (2/2/98)

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Savings

Banking
Children
College
Emergency Fund
Investing
Other
Retirement
Small Amounts
Starting
Strategies
Why Save?

Savings, Banking

Strike it rich (or not) with a prize-linked savings account - These accounts offer the chance to win prizes of up to $2 million just for saving.
The hidden cost of savings accounts - You may find more liquidity, but will parking your money in a savings account bring the best return? (10/13/10)
Checking and Savings Accounts by Gary Foreman - Should you separate money saved for larger purchases? (10/22/01)
Bonus or Bait? by Gary Foreman (4/10/00)

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Savings, Children

3 ways to save for your child's future - Choosing the wrong savings vehicle for your children's future college cash needs could cost them thousands in avoidable taxes and missed financial aid.
Let Your Kids Teach You To Save Money - Giving monetary incentive to save and budget (3/6/06)
Toddler Life Insurance (2/20/06)
Get Kids In the Habit of Saving (10/4/04)
Investing for Children by Gary Foreman - Paying dividends for a lifetime (6/7/04)
Starter Savings for Children - What's the best way to get them started? (4/22/02)
Making Saving Fun for Your Child by Mia Cronan - You'll be more successful if you make it fun (3/5/01)

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Savings, College

Raid a 529 plan for noncollege expenses? - What happens if you decide the money in a 529 plan needs to go toward emergency expenses?
Education-savings plans - Paying for college is a big burden for families. Here are tax-favored savings plans to help bear the cost. (4/2/10)
Savings Bonds and College by Gary Foreman - Should they cash them to pay for college? (6/4/01)

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Savings, Emergency Fund

How to Know When to Use Your Emergency Fund by Jeffrey Morris - Not all expenses are an emergency.
8 Reasons Why You Don't Have an Emergency Fund by Jeff Cruz - Are any of them reasonable?
Emergency Fund or Debt Repayment? by Gary Foreman - Which should he do first?
7 secrets to starting and keeping an emergency fund - Financial experts share insider advice about saving for the unexpected.
The rules for using emergency savings Video - Make sure you have enough saved to pay for an unexpected expense.
9 savvy strategies to save for a rainy-day fund - This fund covers unexpected, expensive emergencies. Here's how to prepare.
The rules about using emergency savingsVideo - Do you have enough in savings to pay for an unexpected emergency?
5 ways to grow an emergency fund - Can you save for a rainy day without slipping? Follow these tips to stay on track.
3 steps to rebuilding an emergency fund - This three-step plan will help you refill your depleted emergency savings.
Ways to Build an Emergency Fund by Paige Estigarribia - Can you do it living paycheck to paycheck?
Beef up your savings - Sleep better at night knowing you have extra money tucked away for unplanned expenses.
Let employer stock bail you out - Don't borrow from your 401(k). Your company stock purchase plan makes a much better emergency fund.
Do you really need an emergency fund? - It's good to be prepared, but you don't have to keep all your money in a bank.
Money Saved for a Rainy Day by Ryan T. Howell, PhD. - How many people could lay their hands on $1,000 quickly?
Are you prepared for a $1000 emergency? - It is not “if” an emergency will happen, it is “when.” Be financially prepared.
Lucky 13 emergency savings strategies - You can control your finances and build up savings with these 13 easy-to-follow tips.
5 easy ways to raise cash - When you need money and need it fast, follow this strategy to build a pile of cash.
Disaster-proof your budget - Put an emergency fund in your budget to be prepared for a financial calamity.
Save for emergency before whittling debt - Focus more on maintaining your emergency fund than paying down debt if family finances are tight.
Stuff your emergency fund with cash - Can you save for a rainy day without slipping? Follow these tips to stay on track.
Easy Ways to Build an Emergency Fund by Chantal King - Prepare to weather the storms of life.
Emergency fund may calm home equity fears - Fears of rising rates keeping you up at night? Time to build a bigger emergency fund. (5/12/10)
Emergency Fund - How much is enough? (10/26/09)
My Story: Living Simply (3/5/07)
Emergency Funds (1/30/06)
Finding Funds for Emergency Savings - How can you save some money for an unexpected crisis? (10/8/01)
Emergency Savings vs. Debt Reduction by Derrick Gunter (9/20/99)

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Savings, Investing

Smart banking: Money market accounts vs. savings accounts - Money market accounts are hugely popular. But how do they differ from savings accounts?
The 10 Things You Need to Know About Compound Interest by Gary Foreman - Why compound interest is important to financial success.
10 ways Uncle Sam helps you save money - Saving for the future is important. Luckily, we all have a rich Uncle Sam to turn to. (4/9/10)
Millions saved? FDIC still an option - Fortunate enough to have saved millions? You have several options for keeping your cash safe. (4/5/10)
Ugly Duckling Investing - The best investment you can make is to learn to save money. (6/5/06)
Stashing Your Savings by Gary Foreman - Can she safely get more than 1%? (2/2/04)
Selling a Stock Bonus by Gary Foreman (2/21/00)
Investments for Beginners by Gary Foreman (9/24/97)
Money Earning Money by Gary Foreman (7/21/97)
Compound Interest for Poor People by Gary Foreman (5/19/97)

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Savings, Other

Saving for a goal Video - If you want to save for a goal, you have to pass up the now for the future. Here's how.
Divide savings between college and mortgage? - Are your loyalties torn between savings goals? There might be enough to go around.
Pros and cons of prepaid card tied to savings - Savings accounts attached to prepaid cards offer sweet returns, but beware of these drawbacks.
Jumping off the debt merry-go-round - A solid savings plan is the first step in avoiding the never-ending cycle of debt. (10/18/10)
Stash savings in a mattress? Big mistake - Stuffing money into or under a mattress is a strategy that courts financial disaster. (8/25/10)
20 savings mistakes people make - It's much less costly to learn from other people's mistakes than from our own. So take heed. (8/20/10)
Giving 'Money' Gifts - Would you like to help someone get out of debt or begin an investment program? (11/19/01)
Chicken Little by Kelly Jo Landers - The sky may not be falling, but what happens when it rains in your life? (4/23/01)
Bake Yourself Some Christmas Dough by Liz Folger (9/11/00)
The Life Insurance Debate by Doris Dobkins (2/7/00)

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Savings, Retirement

Retirement investing without a money manager - If you're not a pro, should you do-your-own-thing retirement investing?
How to psych yourself up to save for retirement - Put the right mental framework in place so you can coast into your golden years.
How to save wisely - These four smart savings moves can help set you on the right path to retirement.
Retirement tip for Gen Y: Save now! - An expert has a message that can help Generation Y secure retirement.
Saving for retirement in your 50s - It's never too late to save for retirement. You can make catch-up contributions if you're over 50. (8/5/10)
Retirement Planning for a Stay-at-Home Parent - How does retirement planning differ for one income families? (4/05/10)
Saving for Retirement (10/9/06)
My Story: A Plan for Early Retirement by KM - An early retirement requires a savings plan (8/19/02)
Starting an IRA (5/8/00)

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Savings, Small Amounts

The Emergency Owl by Amy Burns - An unusual legacy (2/4/08)
Saving $20K as a 20 Something - Many small steps lead to a big result. (2/12/07)
Dollar a Day(9/25/06)
The Money Jar Trap (4/17/06)
Investing Small Amounts (9/20/04)
'Big' vs. 'Little' Savings - Should she try to save a little every day? Or is he right to try to save ont he big ticket items? (11/5/01)
Stashing Small Savings - Once you've saved it, make sure it doesn't disappear (9/17/01)
Investing With Small Dollar Amounts by Barbara O'Neill, Ph.D., CFP - Yes, you can start small (9/10/01)
Starter Savings - Where can you put your money to work a little at a time? (3/19/01)
Money Earning Money by Gary Foreman - Even a few dollars can go to work for you (2/12/01)
The Value of a Dime by Sarah Kennington (3/13/00)
Lunch Money Investing by Gary Foreman (6/14/99)

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Savings, Starting

Just started saving? Avoid these 6 mistakes - Your first mistake: Not saving for an emergency. Here are 5 others to avoid.
How to save money without trying Video - Looking to save money? Jean Chatzky shares an easy way to save without squeezing your budget.
8 ways to trick yourself into saving $5,000 - Looking to save money? Here are eight easy ways to save $5,000 in one year.
How to trick yourself into saving - A couple little easy swaps can get you well on your way to savings success.
Finding money to save - With a little planning, you can find money to put into savings. (6/18/10)
My Story: Just Start - No better time than the present to start your savings plan. (2/12/07)
Do What You Can by Doris Dobkins (1/26/04)
Nearly Retired by Gary Foreman - She's 50 without any savings. Now what? (4/1/02)
How to Start Saving by Doris Dobkins (6/12/00)

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Savings, Strategies

Use a Luxury Tax to Trick Yourself into Savingsby Jeffrey D. Holst - This little self-hack could boost your savings!
Resolve to Stash More Cash This Year by Shari Smith - Change your financial future
Trick yourself into saving - If your savings account is dwindling, trick yourself into stashing cash.
5 winning ways to grow your savings account - Smart money management starts with savings. Follow these tips to grow a cash cushion.
Small Savings by Lynn Bulmahn - How small savings can add up to big results.
Pocket Change by Rich Finzer - Why I choose to save my pocket change.
9 Reasons Why You Can't Save by Gary Foreman - And how to overcome them.
The Money Pleasure Principle by Rudy DeFelice, CEO and Founder of Kidworth - Why saving money doesn't have to be a drag any more.
7 solid ways you can save $1,000 in a year - Saving money can be easy. These 7 tips can help you save $1,000 in 12 months or less.
How much savings should be in an emergency fund? - With an uncertain economy, having a rainy-day fund is critical. Set up one using this strategy.

How to save money fast - These five simple moves can help you build a cash cushion in no time.
Using Holiday Habits to Save Money All Year Round by Pauline Milner - Why use a good idea only one time per year?
How to develop a savings plan using compound interest - Your interest earns interest and helps fatten up your savings. Here's how it works.
Pay down debt now or save: Here's how to choose - Choosing which to tackle first isn't easy. Follow these guidelines before deciding.
4 winning ways to grow your savings and spend less - Have trouble saving cash? Follow these tips to make your account balance bulge.
4 tips to save without really trying - Some are good at stashing cash for future needs. If you're not, follow these tips.
8 ways to save money on a tight budget - Saving money doesn't have to be hard. Try these simple tricks to grow your savings.
What should I do with the cash in my savings account that's earning nothing? - You're not going to get great returns in a savings account. Here's what you should do.
9 cash-saving strategies that pay big bucks - Cutting expenses can pay big dividends if you invest the savings and let them compound.
Savings challenge: Mow your own lawn - How much green can you save by cutting your own grass?
Savings strategies for different goals - You can set aside money for a car, college and retirement just by planning purposefully.
3 steps to saving more - These three steps can help you save just a bit more. And it can add up to a bunch when you're ready to retire.
Best savings accounts for different age brackets - Whether you're starting out or in your retirement years, there's a savings account for you.
Top savings strategies for every age group - An emergency fund is good for anyone, but these savings goals are specific to your age.
Save while whittling debt - Reducing debt is good, but set a pace that also allows you to form the funding for your future.
Bull's-eye: Hit your savings target - Some savings vehicles are good for meeting short-term goals. Find out which ones and why.
Boost savings, then hunt for higher yields - Have enough savings for the unexpected, but once you're covered, look for a better return.
Borrow, barter or share to save - Collaborative consumption is a hot trend gaining steam online. These sites help you do it.
Six Squirrely Ways to Save by Olivia Fox - Tricks to “squirrel away” a little something for the future.
When you can save money by spending more - It's not worth it to be a cheapskate. When buying these seven items, aim for the high-end. (9/14/10)
Credit Cards or Savings First? - The best place for extra cash. (8/09/10)
7 safe havens for your savings - For many savers, safety is the name of the game. Learn about low-risk ways to grow cash. (7/1/10)
Frugal Fatigue -What to do when you're worn out on saving money and frugal fatigue sets in.(2/1/10)
Fix $10,000 savings mistake - It's unwise to leave $10,000 in a safe-deposit box, where the savings will earn no interest. (9/9/09)
Savings Strategies - Selecting a savings plan that matches your goals. (6/26/06)
Recipe for the American Dream - The ingredients for prosperity (1/23/06)
Conspicuously Thrifty - Let your financial accomplishments shine (6/23/03)
My Story: A Mother's Approach to Savings - Ideas from a single mom of three (10/7/02)
My Story: Savings Success by Joyce G. - A big income wasn't their secret to success (4/8/02)
A Method to Guarantee Savings by Gary Foreman (8/21/00)
My Story: We Saved $700,000 by Vanessa (5/22/00)
How to Save Money for Your Vacation by Teresa Higginbotham (4/24/00)
From Budget Stretch to Savings by Gary Foreman (3/1/99)

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Savings, Why Save?

Battle of the Riches: Good vs. Evil (5/21/07)
What Happened to POS? by Sharon Tabor Warren - It's a secret she learned as a girl... (11/5/01)
Why I Can't Save by Gary Foreman - Top reasons why people can't save money (7/16/01)

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School

College
Graduation
High School
Lunches
Other
Supplies

School, College

An Inexpensive Education (9/18/06)
Finding College Textbooks for Less (6/7/99)
Trouble Repaying Student Loans (3/15/99)
Finding College Scholarships - Reader's Recommendations (2/9/98)
Thrifty Student Life by Celeste Buttermore-Ulsh (9/1/97)

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School, Graduation

Frugal Graduation Gift Ideas by Tamara Wilhite - For the new grads in your life. (4/27/09)
Graduation Parties by Jill Cooper - A night they'll remember for less.(3/30/09)
8th Grade Graduation - Read this article for great party prize ideas. (4/17/06)
Gift Ideas for Grads - Make the grade with these creative gifts (5/2/05)
My Story: Creative Graduation Gifts (4/25/05)
Low Cost Gifts for Grads - Reader's Tips (5/18/98)

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School, High School

High School Class Rings - Save money on high school class rings and alternatives
Low Cost Senior Pictures by Sheryl Simons - Picture yourself saving money (9/16/02)
Band Instruments by Gary Foreman - Reducing the cost of blowing your own horn (8/5/02)
Save on Class Rings (12/28/98)

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School, Lunches

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Food & Groceries: School Lunch Savings
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School, Other

10 Things You Can Do When Your Kids Go Back to School by Paige Estigarribia - What will you do when school starts?
When School Books Get Lost by Kelli Workman - A surprising way to reduce the cost of replacing a book
Teacher Appreciate Gift Ideas by Deborah Taylor-Hough
Fundraising Ideas

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School, Supplies

Back-To-School Shopping Secrets by Teresa Randall - Easing the headache of back-to-school shopping.(8/18/08)
Inexpensive Math Manipulatives (9/6/04)
Classroom Storage - Control classroom clutter on a budget (8/19/02)
Back-to-School Budget Blues by Ami Elizabeth Reeves - Six ways to control your spending (7/29/02)
Thrifty Classroom Decorations (8/3/98)

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Senior Living

Addressing Concerns for a Non-Social Parent Aging Alone
5 Steps to an Easier Senior Movecourtesy of Senior Moves Ottawa - Simplifying senior relocation
What to Look for When Touring a Nursing Home Expert Interview with Paige Estigarribia- Choosing a nursing home for an elderly relative isn't easy



Service Contracts


Furnace Maintenance by Christine Cristiano - A look at maintenance contracts (11/3/03)
New Home Upgrades and Warranties - Opportunity or obstacle to savings? (11/25/02)
Why They Sell Extended Warranties - courtesy of RepairClinic.com - What do they know that you don't? (10/15/01)
Automotive Extended Warrantees (10/11/99)

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Single Living


See also:
Single Parents

Online Dating by M. Carole Wyatt - Can membership to a dating site help you find true love?
Cooking for One - How does cooking for one compare to fast food dollar menus?
Buying for One by Johnny Gunn - Living alone doesn't have to be overly expensive (3/24/08)
Savings for Singles - Making it work on a limited income(2/25/08)
Cooking for One by Marianne Giullian - Breaking the monotony of meals (10/29/07)
My Story: Home Security - A single mom’s tips on staying safe and secure. (4/16/07)
Saving $20K as a 20 Something - Many small steps lead to a big result. (2/12/07)
A Single Mom's Income Shortfall (10/2/06)
Single Parent Finances - Tips and tricks to make it on one income with only one parent (7/3/06)
Automatic Wealth for Grads - …and anyone else just starting out. (5/1/06)
Table for One - Solo cooking and dining on a budget (6/27/05)
A Single's Income - Tips for truly living on one income (1/31/05)
Newly Divorced - What to do when you're on your own again (6/14/04)
Single Mom Income - Is it possible to stay home and still earn a living? (1/26/04)
Frugally Single - Strategies when your co-workers want you to work all the overtime (7/21/03)
Credit and Divorce by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - What happens to the debts in a divorce? (1/28/02)
Buying Bulk Food - Are co-ops the best choice for singles? (1/14/02)
United We Stand: Coping With Crisis by Dawn - She went from a carefree lifestyle to watching every penny (10/15/01)
Alone and Afraid - A single mom what to prevent home intruders (4/2/01)
Successfully Renting to a Roommate (1/31/00)
Time for My First Apartment? (9/20/99)
Cooking for One (3/22/99)
Singles Can Stretch Dollars, Too! by Dr. Ferne Cherne (11/23/98)

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Single Parents


See also:
One Income Families

Plan for do-it-yourself care - Taking steps in advance to make it easier to rely on family caregiving can reduce the burden on caregivers.
9 financial planning tips for single parents - Careful planning is important when you're running the household alone.
A Financial Safety Net for Single Moms by Barbara Marquand - You're busy, but don't neglect long-term financial planning.
Money-Saving for a Single, Working Mom - Saving money when you have limited time, too. (1/18/10)
Single Parents: A Survival Guide by Jenny Harrington - It can be tough to make ends meet while playing the role of both parents.
Redefining Work by Lisa Palmi - Financial difficulties do not have to mean mom gets a job. (12/01/08)
My Story: Home Security - A single mom’s tips on staying safe and secure. (4/16/07)
Surviving as a Single Mom - Making a go of it on a small income. (4/2/07)
Single, Expectant Mom - With a baby on the way she needs to plan for her future. (2/12/07)
My Story: Single Parenthood (8/21/06)
A Single Mom's Secrets (1/10/05)
Newly Divorced - What to do when you're on your own again (6/14/04)
Single Mom Income - Is it possible to stay home and still earn a living? (1/26/04)
Single Stay-at-Home Mom by Gary Foreman - Is it possible? (10/20/03)
Success As a Single Mom by Patricia Renard - One mom's survival story (10/6/03)
My Story: A Single mom's tips for a frugal life - contributed by NYC Lady
When the Child Support Check Is Late by Sandra Ray - Running a household when the check doesn't arrive (1/20/03)
My Story: A Mother's Approach to Savings - Ideas from a single mom of three (10/7/02)
United We Stand: Coping With Crisis by Dawn - She went from a carefree lifestyle to watching every penny (10/15/01)
Single Parent Homeowner by Gary Foreman - Can she find lower rates to stay in her home? (9/10/01)
Single Work-at-Home Moms - How do successful moms do it? (8/13/01)
Alone and Afraid - A single mom what to prevent home intruders (4/2/01)
Single Moms Working From Home by Rozey Gean (7/24/00)
How a Single Mom Relaxes by Rosemarie (9/13/99)
Debt Reduction for Singles by Gary Foreman (7/7/97)
A Single Mom's Advice by Rebecca Stuck (7/29/96)

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Space Management

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Organization

Special Needs

Making Sense Out of Home Mobility Equipment by Debra Karplus - Affordable ways to turn disability into ability
Fun Autism Therapy on a Budget by Cloe M Ville - Finding appropriate resources for less. (5/26/08)
Special Needs Children - Finding ways to save with a special needs child (2/27/06)
My Story: Elder Care - Keeping your elderly relative safe and calm (10/24/05)
Diabetic Cooking - Affordable foods that fit in a diabetic diet (10/3/05)
Suddenly Disabled - Handling insurance, Social Security and other issues (5/2/05)
Wheelchair Access - Help for remodeling (4/28/03)
Disabled Debt Disaster by Gary Foreman (12/18/00)
Special Needs Assistance (7/3/00)
Housecleaning Under Duress (3/20/00)
Special Needs Food by Jonni McCoy (2/14/00)
Fundraising Ideas (8/2/99)
Resources for the Physically Challenged (6/28/99)
Living On Disability Income by Vicki (10/5/98)

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Taxes

Audits
Capital Gains & Losses
Charitable Giving
Children
Deductions, General
Dependents
Education
Employment
Estates and Inheritances
IRS Debt
Marriage
Mortgages
Planning
Preparation & Filing
Property Taxes
Record Keeping
Refunds
Self Employment

Technology

Cell Phones

Suffocating In Your Pricey Cell Phone Contract? - How to talk and text for less.
How to Prevent Your Phone From Wasting Data by Ryan Vance - Don't pay for data overages.
Should I Sell My Phone Or Trade It In? by Elisha Montgomery - Whatever you make can reduce the cost of staying current.
One trick to save your phone — or your life - A customized lock screen on your phone may not seem like a big deal, but it could help ensure a lost phone makes it home — or you that you do.

Computers

Resolve to Unplug! by Shaunna Privratsky - Do you have a technology addiction?
Here's How to Run Your PC for Free by Alex J. Coyne - No need to pay for expensive software and operating systems
Upgrade My Computer or Buy a New One?Which makes more sense? Upgrade or replace?
10 Free Ways to Speed Up Your PC by Buck Weber - Maybe you don't need a new computer. (4/19/10)
Make Friends with a Geek & Save Money by Tim Gesner - Knowing the right people can reduce the costs of technology (9/14/09)
Computer Upgrades on a Budget by Jonathan Moeller - Maybe you don't need a whole new computer.(6/01/09)

Mobile Apps

Making Extra Money With Apps by Paige Estigarribia - How much would it take to get you to the end of the month?

Security

Guarding Against Hidden Hackers by NAPSA - The bad guys have new methods to put your data at risk.(10/19/09)
Keeping Your Computer Safe by Tim Gesner - It doesn't take expensive programs to avoid a computer crisis. (8/3/09)

Student Loans

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Teens

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Children, Teenagers General

Time Management

Children
Cleaning
Home
Kitchen and Groceries
Office
Planning
Prioritizing
Stress Management

Time Management, Children

Kid Multiplication by Debbie Williams - Time management solutions for working parents (6/17/02)
Morning Madness - Getting everyone out in the morning (5/6/02)
Chore Charts (9/13/99)
How a Single Mom Relaxes by Rosemarie (9/13/99)

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Time Management, Cleaning

Ten Minute Tidy by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Progress in just a few short minutes (1/20/03)
Homemaking for New Moms - How can she keep it under control? (5/13/02)
Clean-Up Shortcuts by Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale (11/27/00)
The Challenge of Home Management by Janet Russell (11/22/99)
Working Woman Time Savers by Gary Foreman (11/3/97)

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Time Management, Home

The Frugal Walk Through contributed by Heather - Before you go to bed and before you leave for work.
Fabulous Four Time Savers (12/4/06)
Organize Time - Doubling up duties (10/31/05)
Time Saved? Money Wasted! - The real cost of convenience (10/24/05)
10-Minute Tasks (10/24/05)
Wasted Moments - Just minutes make a difference (6/27/05)
Time Is Money by Tawra Kellam - Enjoy life (1/6/03)
United We Stand: The Use of Time by EB in Mo. - You 'spend' it like money. But you can't make more of it (10/1/01)
Power Wheels by Debbie Williams - Make the most of the hours you spend in your vehicle (7/16/01)
Is Household Help a Luxury? by Kathy Fitzgerald Sherman - Maybe spending some money could improve your financial well-being (4/16/01)
Time Savers by Betsy Sullivan (10/23/00)
Time Wasters and Savers by Arthur Hawkins II (11/9/98)
Spending Time vs. Saving Money (10/5/98)

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Time Management, Kitchen and Groceries

My Story: Creating Kitchen Convenience - She has an allergy to staying in the kitchen all day
Apply Business Savvy In Your Home by Kim Randall - Make your home more efficient
Saving Time in the Kitchen by Crystal Dupay

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Time Management, Office

Top Four Time Management Issues - Having, doing or being what you want and deserve. (5/1/06)
Ten Time Savers (2/6/06)
The Time Thieves - Reclaim your productivity (9/19/05)
Managing Your Time When You Don't Have the Time (7/11/05)
Crisis Management - When a deadline robs you of all choices (6/20/05)
Ending the Paperwork Nightmare by Maria Gracia - Buried no more! (11/4/02)
Leverage Your Time by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - An additional hour of productive time (6/24/02)
Big Time Wasters by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - What's consuming your day? (7/30/01)
Interrupt Interruptions by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - Take control of your time! (6/4/01)
To Help You Remember by Maria Gracia (11/27/00)
Procrastination Pointers by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (10/2/00)
Recapturing Time by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (4/17/00)
The Big Hole in Your Day by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (1/3/00)

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Time Management, Planning

How to figure out what your time is worth Video - You can decide to do things yourself or hire someone to do it for you when you understand your hourly wage.
Video - The 2-Minute Dollar Stretcher: Simple Tricks for Budgeting Your Time by Gary Foreman - Learning to budget your time like you budget your money.
How to Get a Lot Done In a Little Bit of Time by Heather Gilmore, LLMSW - Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Save on the cost of errands - Here are six ways to cut the costs of running errands.
Getting it Done by Lisa Maloney - Taming the savage “to do” list. (8/4/08)
My Story: Tricks of the Mom Trade (2/26/07)
My Story: The Half-Hour Solution - Getting the big jobs done (5/5/03)
Stop Wasting Time by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - The principles of planning (10/21/02)
Add Hours to Your Week by Cassie Fenoseff - Five tips to a less stressful week (8/5/02)
Three Steps for Positive Goal Setting by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - There's more to it than just setting goals (12/31/01)
Plan to Save Time Tomorrow by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - Get tomorrow off to a great start! (11/26/01)
Prioritizing Power by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - You'll find more hours in your day (2/26/01)
Organizational Skills by Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale (10/18/99)

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Time Management, Prioritizing

Thinning Yields Life’s Choicest Fruits - Sometimes you need to know when to say 'no'. (2/19/07)
Low Tech Time Management - How a $2 plastic timer can help to recapture lost time (9/4/06)
Budgeting Time and Money (12/27/04)
Just Say No by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - You can say 'no' gracefully (11/5/01)
Why Time Management Won't Work by Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale (7/17/00)

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Time Management, Stress Management

Are You Multi-Tasking Yourself Into Stress? (9/13/04)
Top 10 Ways to Deal With Overwhelm by Michael Angier - Feel more in charge and at peace (10/13/03)
The Curse of Perfectionism by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - Are your good efforts doomed to fail? (12/17/01)
Getting Out of Balance by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (9/4/00)

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Travel

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Vacations

Utilities

Cell Phones
Cooling
Energy Costs
Energy Efficiency
Heating
Phone
Water

Utilities, General

How to Avoid Overloaded Electric This Christmas by Benjamin Roussey - Don't risk blown circuits or worse!
How to Save Money by Changing Cable Companies by Leanna Gregor - Let the cable companies compete for your money.
32 Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills by Nan Fischer - Don't let rising costs sink your finances.
Propane Vs Electric Appliances-Are electric appliances cheaper to use than propane?
Dump Your Monthly Garbage Bill
How to Keep Your Utility Expenses Low - Exposing once 'invisible' costs
Where's My Money? - Getting your utility deposits back
Your Washing Machine and the Environment by Gary Foreman
Is It Worth It? by Gary Foreman

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Utilities, Phone

Product Review: Magic Jack - How good can a free phone service be?
Cutting the Landline
Phone Bills by Gary Foreman

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Utilities, Water

21 Ways to Save Water and Money by Lynn Bulmahn - Ways to reduce your water consumption.
Reduce Your Water Bill With Rain Barrels by Shaunna Privratsky - Using nature's water.
Water Conservation - How to conserve water.
One Drop at a Time by Debra L. Karplus, MS - A little water can be quite expensive
Saving Water by NAPSA - It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Conserving Water - Learning better water economy
Stop Draining Dollars - A few simple steps that will lower your water and sewer bills
Don't Get Hosed by Your Water Bill
Lower Water Bills While Raising Kids
Low-Flush Toilets - Finding a 'one-flush' model
Water Worries - Recycling water for reuse in your garden
Bottled Water for Less - What do readers do to get good, inexpensive water?
Do I Need a Water Purifier?
Frugal Water Softeners

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Vacations


Airfare
Attractions
Budget Travel
Camping and Outdoors
Destination Ideas
Finding Deals
Food
Hotels and Lodging
House Swapping and Renting
Insurance
International Travel
Planning
Road Trips
Safety
Staycations
Timeshares

Voluntary Simplicity

Choosing Simplicity
Environmentally Conscious
Natural Recipes
Other
Owning Less

Voluntary Simplicity, Choosing Simplicity

Things I Never Use by J.V. - How many could you do without?
4 steps to a simpler (and more frugal) life - Frugality is not a quaint pastime from the pre-credit card era, but it is something of a lost art for some people.
4 Lessons From the Back to the Land Movement by Debra Karplus - What we can learn from these contrarians lessons.
Video: Frugal and Famous by Jeff Yeager - The Cheap Life
Video: The Decadent Frugal Lifestyle by Gary Foreman - Interview with Amanda Grossman of FrugalConfessions.com
Living Off-The-Grid In the City by Ben Tanner - Taking steps toward independence.
Video: Cheapskate Etiquette by Jeff Yeager - The Ultimate Cheapskate introduces us to the 4 C's of cheapskate etiquette.
Generous But Frugal by Debra Karplus - Yes, you can be frugal and still be generous.
My Story: The Frugal Living Investment contributed by Lew - How big a return do you earn when you invest in frugal living?
Sticking With a Frugal Lifestyle by Gary Foreman - How to live frugally month after month.
12 quick ways to be frugal - Here are 12 frugal things you can do right now to live a life with less clutter and more happiness.
Being Thankful for Less Shaunna Privratsky - The silver lining of thankfulness.
Confusing Simplicity With Frugality by Nita Jackson (8/14/00)
Nature and Simple Things by Deborah Taylor-Hough (7/5/99)
Frugal vs. Ethical - Reader's Comments (4/13/98)
Quality of Life by Pamela Parks - How do you define quality? (6/22/09)
Homesteading Mindsetby Donna Miller - Get your family through tough financial obstacles. (10/20/08)
Developing a Frugal Attitude (7/16/07)
No Apologies - Recently graduated, she decided to quit apologizing for her lifestyle (8/20/07)
Raised in the Shadow of Frugality - Oh, my Mamma! (7/30/07)
My Story: Living Simply (3/5/07)
My Story: What I Learned - What the frugal life is really about. (5/1/06)
My Story: Learning from My Mother-in-Law - At first she was aghast at Mom's thrifty methods (3/27/06)
My Story: Living Simple - Celebrating a simple lifestyle (8/11/03)
Conspicuously Thrifty - Let your financial accomplishments shine (6/23/03)
My Story: Poor in Money, Rich in Time - contributed by NYC Lady (4/28/03)
What Is Simple Living? 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 great, well-balanced life (7/8/02)
Simple Living by Pat Mestern - Is it time to reconsider what you're doing? (9/10/01)
Contentment Robbers by Deborah Taylor-Hough (7/3/00)
Nature and Simple Things by Deborah Taylor-Hough (7/5/99)
Young Adults Who Follow Voluntary Simplicity by John O. Andersen (5/24/99)
From Corporation to the University: A Less Stressful Lifestyle? (9/7/98)
Our Parents Want Us to Spend More - Reader's Respond (11/10/97)

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Voluntary Simplicity, Environmentally Conscious


My Story: Just 5 Minutes (4/9/07)
Waste Not, Want Not (4/9/07)
Save Money and the Environment (1/29/07)
My Story: The Principle I Live By (8/7/06)
Crazy Money-Saving Ideas (8/7/06)
Before You Throw That Away by Mia Cronan (1/24/00)
Co-Housing by Leo Horrigan (9/20/99)
Mr. Solar's Intro to Solar Electricity by Charlie Collins (8/9/99)
Frugal vs. Ethical - Reader's Comments (4/13/98)

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Voluntary Simplicity, Natural Recipes

Canning Basics (8/13/07)
Spring Cleaning -Cleaning remedies that you can mix up yourself (4/03/06)
Vegan Crockpot Recipes and Resources (7/6/98)
Natural Insect Repellent (6/29/98)
All-Natural Facial Masks - Reader's Favorites (4/27/98)

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Voluntary Simplicity, Other

From Grandma’s Attic by Marenda Babcock - What Grandma knew about saving money in 1948. (11/26/07)
Homesteading and Country Living by Pat Veretto - Happily living ‘beyond the sidewalks’ (10/8/07)
Tightwad Treasures by Nikki Willhite - Knowing and treasuring what brings true happiness (9/17/07)
Living Seasonally - Bringing out each season’s fullest potential (5/21/07)
My Story: Tricks of the Mom Trade (2/26/07)
Barter Saves Cash (2/26/07)
Rural Living - Shopping when you live 'out in the boonies' (10/20/03)
Escaping the Corporate Life - Making your dream a reality (11/4/02)
Favorite Frugal Resources - What helps you save money? (12/31/01)
My Story: Home Without Children by M.A. (10/23/00)
Building Your Own Log Cabin by Paul and Mary Paxton (1/17/00)
Women and Money by Jane Chidester (8/30/99)
Starting a Frugal Living Group (9/14/98)
An Overview of Voluntary Simplicity by Kim Edwards (4/15/96)

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Voluntary Simplicity, Owning Less

Could You Give Up Your Car? by Rich Finzer - The savings can be significant.
My Story: The Carfree Couple (3/26/07)
False Economies - Weed them out for a more frugal and satisfying life. (1/8/07)
My Story: Wants versus Needs (10/23/06)
A Slave to Your Possessions - Are you working for junk? (3/20/06)
Small House, Happy Home - A smaller house meant a happier lifestyle (12/19/05)
My Story: Simplifying Your Life - Finding freedom in simplicity (5/23/05)
My Story: The Art of Downsizing by Patricia Nixon - Scale back for a less cluttered life (1/19/04)
My Story: Living Abroad - Secrets of simplicity (3/31/03)
My Story: Frugality and Self-Empowerment contributed by D. - A whole new sense of freedom (3/11/02)
Working With Simplicity by Linda Breen Pierce - Can voluntary simplicity and a career co-exist? (10/22/01)
Choosing Wanderlust Over Home Ownership by John Andersen - Do you really need that home? (5/14/01)
What About Harry? by Pat Mestern - What can we learn from old bachelor Harry? (4/2/01)
Confusing Simplicity with Frugality by Nita Jackson (8/14/00)
Living in the Philippines by Don Herrington (10/19/98)

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Weddings

Dresses
Food
Gifts and Registries
Locations and Decorations
Other

Weddings, Dresses

Buying an Inexpensive Wedding Dress - How to find a wedding dress you can afford.
Selling a Wedding Dress - Is Craigslist the best option? Or is there a better choice? (8/11/08)
My Story: A Cinderella Wedding
After the Wedding - Making your wedding dress into a keepsake
Selling Your Wedding Dress - Giving another bride a chance to make beautiful memories
My Story: My Frugal Wedding - An entire wedding for $500
Spend Less on Your Wedding Dress by Shaunna Privratsky - The dress of her dreams

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Weddings, Food

How to Save on Wedding Cakes by Sarah Tennant - A special cake for a special day!
My Story: A Cinderella Wedding
26 Ways to Cut Your Wedding Bill by Julie Sturgeon
Ask Miserly Moms: A Frugal Wedding by Jonni McCoy - A great wedding doesn't have to be expensive
My Story: A NY City Wedding & Reception for $175 by Marcy Rae - You just need a little creativity
A Fairy Tale Wedding by Vicki Collins
Inexpensive Rehearsal Dinner
Planning Your Wedding by Debi Brim
Inexpensive Wedding BBQ
Cutting Food Costs at Your Wedding by Rachel Shreckengast

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Weddings, Gifts and Registries

4 tips to save on attending a wedding - Here are four tips that can save you money when attending a wedding.
8 ways to save money on wedding gifts - Will your wedding gift make you look like a cheapskate? Not if you follow this advice.
Wedding Gift Ideas - Ideas for great, affordable wedding gifts.
Inexpensive Wedding Gifts - Ideas for a nice, frugal wedding present. (10/13/08)
Tips on Giving Good Wedding Gifts by Marianne Giullian - When you're trying to decide what to give and how much to spend
Inexpensive and Creative Wedding Gifts by Melissa Hogan
Surviving the Wedding Season - How many weddings will you be invited to this year?
Wedding Registries - When your gift selection is cheaper elsewhere
Here Comes the Bride... by Maureen Bennie - budget-minded gifts from the heart
Giving 'Timely' Wedding Gifts by Nancy Twigg - More pleasing than gifts that cost much, much more
Wedding Gifts - special reader's tips

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Weddings, Locations and Decorations

Reducing the Cost of an Out of Town Wedding by Debra Karplus - Share their big day for less.
13 Ways to Have a Dreamy Wedding for Less by Gary Foreman - Don't let a lack of money ruin your dream wedding.
Affordable Wedding Dinner Centerpieces - Great table centerpieces the you can afford.
Inexpensive Wedding Ideas
Winter Wedding Savings
My Story: A Cinderella Wedding
20 Ways to Have a Less Expensive, More Meaningful Wedding by Kimberly Button - Cutting costs could actually improve your big day
26 Ways to Cut Your Wedding Bill by Julie Sturgeon
Ask Miserly Moms: A Frugal Wedding by Jonni McCoy - A great wedding doesn't have to be expensive
A Fairy Tale Wedding - Location, Flowers and Music by Vicki Collins
Frugal Wedding Flowers by Rachel Shreckengast

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Weddings, Other

Expert Interview - Planning Your Dream Elopement by Gary Foreman - Let that special day be truly special!
12 Ways Tulle Can Reduce the Cost of Your Wedding by Kelli H. Clevenger - Trim your wedding budget with tulle.
Slideshow: How to Reduce Wedding Expenses by Pam Hutzler - Have money in your pocket after your wedding day.
Video: Cheapskate Weddings by Jeff Yeager - The Cheap Life
Video: Dream Wedding Cost-Cutting Tips by Gary Foreman - Interview with Jessica Bishop of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com.
Don't Overspend on Your Wedding by Hanna Peskoe - Two out of three couples will overspend on their wedding.
Could a Wedding Planner Save Money? by Debra L. Karplus - It could be that a wedding planner might reduce the cost of your wedding.
My Story: Wedding Rehearsal Dinner contributed by Susan S. - An affordable, enjoyable rehearsal dinner.
My Story: Frugal Weddings - 6 keys to reducing costs on that special day.
6 Great Ways to Save Money on a Wedding by Buck Weber - We gained a son-in-law, not a lot of debt!
A Frugal Wedding - How to have a frugal wedding without looking cheap.
Your Wedding Reception by Joan Wai - Running a ritzy reception on recession resources.
Recessionista Bride by Christina Friedrichsen - New breed of bride doesn’t let economy get in her way of having a dream wedding.
The Elopement Movement
Top 10 Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot
The Wedding Budget
Buying an Engagement Ring
I Would Marry You Again! - Vow renewal ceremony
Mother of the Groom by Gary Foreman - Where do you draw the line on expenses?
Wedding Favors - Inexpensive ideas for memorable wedding favors
Engagement Rings for Less
Five Wedding Budget-Busters by Rachel Sanfordlyn Shreckengast
A Fun, Yet Frugal Wedding Shower - part two
A Fun, Yet Frugal Wedding Shower - part one
To Elope? Or Not?
Should We Elope? - Reader's Recommendations
My Wedding Plans Cost Too Much - Reader's Recommendations

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Winter

Heating Home
Staying Warm

Winter, Heating Home

Combating Dry Winter Air - How do you keep your house comfortable? (01/19/08)

Winter, Staying Warm

Creative Winter Layering by Veronica Bowman - Taking layering beyond winter wear.
Bedtime Warmth in Winter - Staying snuggly warm on a cold winter's night.
Buying the Right Snow Blower by Debra Karplus - Getting the help you need!

Working

Career
Finding a Job
Increasing Your Salary
Job Loss
Resumes
Work at Home

Working, Career

When You're Dissatisfied With Your Job by Alex J. Coyne - Understanding the solutions available to you.
Expert Interview: What You Need to Know If You Work In The Gig Economy by Gary Foreman - Freedom? Yes, but it's not the same as drawing a paycheck.
Part-Time Passion or Full-Time Gig? by Alex J. Coyne - Could you transition your work?
Can You Afford to Quit Your High Stress Job? by Debra Karplus
Reinventing Your Career In Your 50's or 60's by Gary Foreman - Baby boomers charting a whole new career path.
Is Your Career an Asset? by Rick Kahler - Looking at your work in a different way
Video: Getting Started as an Entrepreneur by Gary Foreman - Interview with Charlie Poznek of TheBoomerBusinessOwner.com
Video: Design Your Own Career by Gary Foreman - Interview with Marc Miller of CareerPivot.com.
Succession Planning for Your Business by Rick Kahler - Planning for an organized transition.
What's It Like Selling Avon Products? - What you need to know before becoming a sales rep.
Turning Your Hobby Into a Job by Gary Foreman - Could he actually make money doing what he loved?
Working for Avon or Mary Kay by Deb Killion - What's it like to be a rep for Avon or Mary Kay cosmetics?
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?
8 Dumb Interview Mistakes New Grads Make by Chad Bauer - Maximize your chances for that job!
Do-It-Yourself Career Counseling by Joanne Guidoccio - A DIY project for career counseling.
Before You Hunt for a Job by Gary Foreman - Knowing yourself helps to narrow your job hunt.
The Job by Rick Kahler - Do you really have to get “the job” to become wealthy?
Professional Investments in Success by Christine Stephens - Make an investment in career success and development.
Networking by Brandt Smith - Network your way to job security.
Surviving Success by Dr. Howard Gluss - Could you be sabotaging your financial dreams?
Positioning Yourself for Career Advancement
Frugally Single - When your co-workers want you to work all the overtime
Networking a New Job by Paul T. Forde - Your best chance to find a new position
Sharing an Office
From Corporation to the University: A Less Stressful Lifestyle?

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Working, Finding a Job

6 Old Fashioned Tricks That Put You Ahead of the Tech Savvy Job Seeker by Alex J. Coyne - Separating yourself from the job-seeking crowd.
How to Get Hired With Bad Credit by Harrine Freeman - Bad credit can make it harder, but there are ways to increase your chances.
Video: Improve Your Chances of Finding a Job with an Online Resume by Gary Foreman - Interview of David Chen, founder of Strikingly.com.
A SAHM Looks for a Part-Time Job by Gary Foreman - She's trying to find a good part-time job.
Before You Begin Direct Sales by Debra Karplus - What you need to know before you begin a direct sales career.
Business Networking Pays Off by Kimberly Paulk - Zero-cost methods for making real connections. (3/9/09)
8 Job Hunting Myths by Shannon Dauphin - That are hurting your job search.
5 Smart Money Moves for Career Changers by Maryalene LaPonsie - What to do before you change careers.
Job Hunting Tips - Making your job hunt more successful.
Reinventing Yourself by Linda Shapero - Finding work may require a “new you”.
The Mature Overqualified Job-Seeker by Linda Shapero - What you need to know to get a job offer.
Finding a New Job by Tricia Goss - When finding a job is your job.
Finding Part Time Work
Job Search Pals - Find a job faster
My Story: On-the-Job Savings - Exploring the benefits when considering a new job
10 Ways to Save Money While Looking for a Job
Networking a New Job by Paul T. Forde - Your best chance to find a new position
Job Search Tips for an Older Crowd by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A. - Getting gack into the working world

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Working, Increasing Your Salary

How to Earn a Raise by Jan Roland - Put yourself in position to claim a bigger paycheck.
What Can You Do To Increase Your Salary by Catherine Budu - Steps to help get you a raise
13 Ways to Score a Bigger Raise by Gary Foreman - How to get the raise you deserve.
Salary Negotiation for the Common Person by Bill Humbert - What you know can make a difference in how much you make.
They Make How Much Money? - When you feel you're being underpaid for your work
Is It Time for a Raise?
Get a Raise In a 'Down' Economy by Joanne Watson

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Working, Job Loss

Wrongful Termination by Peter Seeley - Fired! Can they really legally do that?
Surviving 5 Years of Job Losses by Kathy in California - How she survived repeated job loses.
When Your Employer Cuts Your Hours by Gary Foreman - What to do when your hours get cut back.
Dealing With Reduced Hours by Gary Foreman - What to do when your work hours are reduced.
My Story: Job Loss Lessons contributed by Kim - What we learned when my husband lost his job
My Story: Before Job Loss contributed by Timmi Proverbs - Things to do before a layoff.
Out of Work? Volunteer! by Celeste Leibowitz - It could be the best way to find a new job.
Preparing for a Layoff
Surviving a Job Loss
Job Loss at 50+
While I Was Unemployed by Beth Hering - Beyond coupon cutting and buying on sale
Unemployed Bill Crisis by Gary Foreman - Starting the road to recovery
How to Survive a Job Loss by Lana Westcott - Surviving tough times
Surviving Layoffs by Gary Foreman - Layoffs keep derailing his financial plans (6/24/02)
Preparing for a Potential Layoff

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Working, Mature Job Seekers

Expert Interview - A Realistic Second Career for Retirees by Gary Foreman - What baby boomers need to know to create a successful second career.
The Mature Overqualified Job-Seeker by Linda Shapero - What you need to know to get a job offer.
Job Loss at 50+
Job Search Tips for an Older Crowd by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A. - Getting gack into the working world

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Working, Resumes

Writing a Job Winning Resume by Alex J. Coyne - Your key to a new career.
The Resume: Duties by Stephen Baker - Describing the things that you've done.
The Resume: Work History by Stephen Baker - Making your work history attractive.
The Resume: Internet Job Search Part 1 by Stephen Baker - How to find jobs on the Internet without losing your mind.
The Resume: Who Are You Talking To? by Stephen Baker - Preparing a resume for your prospective audience.
Your Resume by Stephen Baker - The correct format is the first step towards a winning resume.

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Working, Work at Home

The Best Sites for Finding Work-at-Home Jobs
6 Ways Work-at-Home Moms Can Find Temporary Childcare by Brianna Bell - When you really need to concentrate for a short time.
Jobs for Single Work-at-Home Moms - Can she earn enough working at home?
Work at Home With Web Colleagues by Deb Killion - We review the work at home opportunity offered by Web Colleagues.
Work at Home With Arise by Deb Killion - We review the work at home opportunity offered by Arise.
Working for LiveOps by Deborah L. Killion - A review of the LiveOps work-at-home opportunity.
A Review of Talk2Rep by Deb Killion - A work at home chat job.
Working for Senior Life Insurance by Deb Killion - We review Senior Life insurance.
Working at Home With MTurk.com by Deb Killion - We explore working at home for MTurk.com.
Shred Home Office Costs by Heather L. Seggel - Making a home office affordable
Working at Home by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Legitimate work-at-home job opportunities exist in the education arena.
How to Avoid Work-at-Home Scams by Rebecca Faill - Don’t fall prey to these common swindles.
Savvy Business Start-Ups by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Laid off? Money tight? Could be the perfect time to start your own business!
Why You Need to Start a Daycare by Fiona Lohrenz - The ‘basic math’ of staying home versus working outside the home.
Financing Your Daycare Business by Fiona Lohrenz
Great Expectations by Bob Osgoodby - Many regret their decision to leave the corporate world to work at home. Where did they go wrong?
Starting a Daycare by Fiona Lohrenz - Knowing without a doubt that this is the career path for you
Working from Home - Readers share what's worked for them
My Story: The Convincing Telecommuter - Why should your boss allow you to telecommute?
Five Tips for Avoiding Home Business Scams by Susie Cortright - Finding the right home-based business opportunity for you
Finding a Work-at-Home Job
Establish Structure in Your Home Business
Home Based Business
My Story: Consulting-at-Home
How To Start Your Home Business
Working at Home With Kids by Susie Cortright - Five tips for success
Earn Money Without Leaving Your Home
Home Based Business - Your phone could be your most important selling tool
A Dozen Tips for Working at Home
Becoming a Virtual Assistant by Liz Folger - You could earn good money right at home
Home Business Expose by Gary Foreman - Is it a dream come true or a scam?
Single Work-at-Home Moms - How do successful moms do it?
The Three Types of Telecommuter by Rosalind Mays - Know what you want before you look for that job
Legitimate Work-at-Home Offers - How do you start working at home without getting ripped off?
Want to Telecommute? Do the Math by Rosalind Mays Welch
Weed Out Work-at-Home Scams by Rosalind Mays Welch
Making Working at Home a Success by Cyndi Webb
Starting a Day Care Center - Reader Recommendations
Work at Home Reader's Tips

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Working Women

Women and Financial Security by Gary Foreman - What women need to know about a secure financial future.
Looking Professional by Linda Shapero - It's important to look the part.
The Young Professional Woman by Amy Thomas - The high cost of getting ready for work.
Saving Time and Money at Work By Rose Reifsnyder - A guide for modern women.
Working Woman Wardrobe
Five Tips for Working at Home With Kids
My Story:Working-at-Home With a Toddler
Job Search Pals - Find a job faster
My Story: Surviving a Job Loss
My Story: On-the-Job Savings - Exploring the benefits when considering a new job
10 Ways to Save Money While Looking for a Job
Positioning Yourself for Career Advancement
Is It Time for a Raise?
Split-Shift Parenting by Deidra Ramirez - Time with your kids without sacrificing the income
Kid Multiplication by Debbie Williams - Time management solutions for working parents
By the Hour - A 'Working' Mom's Wage by Myrna Giesbrecht

Single Work-at-Home Moms - How do successful moms do it?
Can We Live On One Income? by Gary Foreman - Find out before you quit your job
Working Woman Time Savers by Gary Foreman

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