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Recipes

Beef
Beverages
Bread and Grains
Breakfast
Casseroles
Chicken
Desserts
Ethnic Cuisine
Holidays and Entertaining
Kids
Lunch
Main Dishes
Recipe Books
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Recipes, Beef

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Recipes, Bread and Grains
Recipes, Breakfast
Recipes, Casseroles
Recipes, Chicken
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Seasoning
Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Slow Cooker
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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)
Thyme Beef Stroganoff - courtesy of Chet's Crock (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)
Country Ribs 'n' Kraut - Chet's Crock - Tangy down home eating (2/18/02)
Slow-Cooker Mock Lasagna - Chet's Crock - A new twist on a family favorite (12/3/01)
Crockpot Chili - Chet's Crock - A cook-off favorite (8/27/01)
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)
Leftovers? by Tawra Kellam (2/7/00)
Cowboy Cookin' - Dried Meats by Cathy Phillips-Leinneweber (4/19/99)
Country Cookin' - Creole Steak by Debbie Thomas (2/8/99)
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

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Recipes, Bread and Grains
Recipes, Breakfast
Recipes, Casseroles
Recipes, Chicken
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Seasoning
Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Slow Cooker
Recipes, Snacks
Recipes, Soups
Recipes, Vegetarian

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Groceries & Food

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?
Flavored Coffee - Getting Creative with Flavored Coffee.
Homemade Nutrition Drinks (9/5/05)
Spiced Rum Cider - courtesy of Chet's Crock (2/2/04)
Mulled Cider - For your next party (12/29/03)
Soda Substitutes - Eliminate the calories and the cost (3/10/03)
Spiced Beverages by Brenda Hyde - Cozy up with a cup (12/9/02)
Delicious Drinks for Kids by Lucinda Jenkins, LPNHC - It's important to keep them hydrated (11/18/02)
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)
Mom's Hot Chocolate Mix by Rae Osenbaugh (10/21/96)

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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

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Recipes, Beverages
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Recipes, Casseroles
Recipes, Chicken
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Seasoning
Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Slow Cooker
Recipes, Snacks
Recipes, Soups
Recipes, Vegetarian

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Groceries & Food

Flavored Oatmeal - Alternatives to the individual flavored oatmeal packets. (9/27/10)
Hearty Breakfasts (2/14/05)
Breakfast From the Crockpot (1/24/05)
Healthy Family Breakfasts by Brenda Hyde - Leave the breakfast 'junk food' behind (11/24/03)
Inexpensive Oatmeal - A nutritional breakfast in minutes (2/3/03)
Budget Breakfast by Sandra Schneider - Convenience without the expense (11/4/02)
Beating the Breakfast Rush Hour by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Stop the insanity of weekday mornings (5/27/02)
My Story: Making Homemade Yogurt by Betsy Morgan - Make your own and save (11/12/01)
Camping Breakfasts by Brenda Hyde - A great way to start your wilderness day (7/16/01)
Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets by Kaylin Cherry (10/9/00)
Stress-Free Breakfasts by Kaylin Cherry (4/17/00)
Special Needs Food by Jonni McCoy (2/14/00)
Natural Meals in Minutes: Beans for Breakfast? by Rita Bingham (5/31/99)
Brunch Potstickers by Judi Johnson (4/5/99)
Eat Better, Spend Less: Scrambled Egg Soft Tacos by Julie Davis (3/29/99)
Homemade Breakfast Bars - Reader's Recipes (12/1/97)
Homemade Yogurt by Sara Rands (11/10/97)

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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

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Recipes, Bread and Grains
Recipes, Breakfast
Recipes, Casseroles
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Seasoning
Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Slow Cooker
Recipes, Snacks
Recipes, Soups
Recipes, Vegetarian

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Groceries & Food

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)
Lemon-Sweet Chicken (12/20/04)
Lowfat Creole Chicken (10/25/04)
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)
Chicken With Grapes - Chet's Crock - Another great crockpot recipe (9/16/02)
Imperial Duckling - Chet's Crock - Fancy eating the easy way (8/26/02)
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)
Country Cookin' - Chicken and Rice by Debbie Thomas (5/10/99)
Healthy Freezer Meals by Nicole (8/24/98)
CopyKat Recipes: Summer Specials by Stephanie Manley (6/15/98)
Frozen Assets: Cooking for Hours?! by Deborah Taylor-Hough (5/18/98)
CopyKat Recipes: Picnic Basket Time by Stephanie Manley (5/11/98)

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Recipes, Desserts

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Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
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Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
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Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Slow Cooker
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Homemade Chocolate Mixes by Alison Wood - Make your own mixes and save.
Time for pumpkin! Cooking with the real deal - The Dollar Stretcher Review
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)
Maple Pears - Chet's Crock (10/10/05)
Poetry on a Plate - The $6 Valentine's dinner for two (2/14/05)
Slow-cooker Baked Stuffed Apples - courtesy of Chet's Crock (5/3/04)
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)
Candied Yams and Cranberries - Chet's Crock - A favorite taste combination (2/3/03)
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)
Fresh Fruit Syrups by Cheri Sicard - Abundantly available, healthy and great tasting (8/6/01)
Marshmallow Yummies for Kids by Amanda Formaro - Yummie says it all! (6/18/01)
Easy Chocolate Spots for Kids by Amanda Formaro - You'll enjoy making these with your kids (3/19/01)
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)
Cookies! by Kathleen Bieke (5/15/00)
Easy Homemade Candies by Kim Tilley (12/20/99)
Homemade Mixes: A Unique Gift or a Y2K Item? by Kaylin Cherry (10/25/99)
Pudding Pointers by Jonni McCoy (9/20/99)
Hummingbird Cake by Kaylin Cherry (3/29/99)
Country Cookin' - Dump Cake by Debbie Thomas (3/15/99)
Cracker Barrel Fried Apples by Stephanie Manley (11/9/98)
An Apple a Day... by Nancy Steinkoenig (11/2/98)
Real Recipes for Real People: Cake In a Jar by Kaylin Cherry (8/31/98)
Frozen Assets: What Foods Can't Freeze by Deborah Taylor-Hough (6/29/98)
CopyKat Recipes: Summer Specials by Stephanie Manley (6/15/98)
CopyKat Recipes: In the Garden by Stephanie Manley (3/23/98)
Triple Chocolate Mess by Rae Osenbaugh (10/13/97)
Homemade Ice Cream Cakes by Our Readers (4/26/97)

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Recipes, Ethnic

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Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
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Recipes, Slow Cooker
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Recipes, Soups
Recipes, Vegetarian

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)
Hong Kong Pork Stew (8/30/04)
Mexican Turkey - courtesy of Chet's Crock (8/18/03)
Chinese New Year by Brenda Hyde - Celebrate the new year with these great recipes (1/27/03)
Mexican Beans and Rice With Spicy Meatballs - Chet's Crock - Add a little spice to your life (1/13/03)
Imperial Duckling - Chet's Crock - Fancy eating the easy way (8/26/02)
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)
Country Cookin' - Creole Steak by Debbie Thomas (2/8/99)
Copykat Recipes - Imperial Chinese Palace by Stephanie Manley (2/2/98)

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Time for pumpkin! Cooking with the real deal - The Dollar Stretcher Review
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)
Football Postseason Feasts by Brenda Hyde (1/10/00)
Christmas Fun Foods and Recipes by Jenny Wanderscheid (12/13/99)
A Tasty Holiday Tradition by Amanda Formaro (12/6/99)
Elegant but Frugal Thanksgiving by Brenda Hyde (11/22/99)
More Gifts in a Jar - Real Recipes for Real People by Kaylin Cherry (10/12/98)

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Recipes, Kids

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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)
Chill Out This Summer - The key is in the kitchen! (6/13/05)
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)
Delicious Drinks for Kids by Lucinda Jenkins, LPNHC - It's important to keep them hydrated (11/18/02)
When Does School Start? by Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam - Help your kids cook up some fun in the kitchen (8/5/02)
Simple Recipes for Small Hands by Deborah Shelton - Happy when they're helping (5/13/02)
Homemade Baby Food by Dawn Lloyd - Control what's in your baby's food (8/13/01)
Super Summer Snacks 'n Fun by Janine Lynn - Your kids will love them (7/9/01)
Marshmallow Yummies for Kids by Amanda Formaro - Yummie says it all! (6/18/01)
Easy Chocolate Spots for Kids by Amanda Formaro - You'll enjoy making these with your kids (3/19/01)
Teether Cookies by Jonni McCoy (10/2/00)
Never Fear - Peanut Butter Is Here! by Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam (8/28/00)
Inexpensive Meals Kids Love by Sarah Delaporte (5/15/00)
Homemade Recipes for 'Easy Bake' Ovens by Jonni McCoy (1/10/00)
Popsicles for Pennies by Kim Tilley (7/26/99)
Healthy, Inexpensive Snacks for Kids (5/31/99)
Back to School, Good for You Snacks by Rae Osenbaugh (8/25/97)

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Recipes, Lunch

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Lunches to Love - Even if you don't have a microwave (4/4/05)
It's In the Bag by Karen Hanson, R.D. & Nancy Burton - Nutrition and fun, that is! (11/3/03)
Packing a Healthy Lunchbox by Leanne Ely, C.N.C. (9/8/03)
Pack a Powerful Punch in Their School Lunch by Sharon Palmer, RD - Add pizazz to that lunchbox (8/12/02)
Find $500 in Your Lunchbox by Kathleane O'Leary - It's your's for the taking (8/20/01)
Spider Sandwich by Angie Zalewski (11/13/00)
Ending Lunch Time Lunacy (7/31/00)
Jazzed Up Bag Lunches by Maxine Sprague, BEd. (2/21/00)
Bag It! (lunches) by Amanda Formaro (7/19/99)
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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Cost breakdown of my favorite fast recipes - by Live Like a Mensch
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)
Mexican Pork and Black Beans - courtesy of Chet's Crock (6/2/03)
Chinese New Year by Brenda Hyde - Celebrate the new year with these great recipes (1/27/03)
Terrific Tuna - Chet's Crock - Tuna stuffed bell peppers (7/29/02)
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)
Tangy Pork Chops - Chet's Crock - Easy to make, easy to enjoy! (1/21/02)
Colonial Hot Pot - Chet's Crock - Great eating for a cool day (10/15/01)
Money Saving Marinades by Patricia Chadwick - Great taste, less cost (1/15/01)
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)
CopyKat Recipes: Shrimp and Garlic Pasta by Stephanie Manley (10/26/98)

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Download Free Cheap Meals Cookbook by Steve Rhode - The best of cheap cooking!
Get Your Recipes Together! by Monica Resinger - Recipe collecting can be fun, especially if it is organized (3/24/08)
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)
My Story: Computerized Cook Books - Plan meals with ease (8/18/03)
The Family Cookbook by Linda Sikut - Recipes make a tasteful gift (10/28/02)
Looking for Frugal Recipes - She wants inexpenive variety for her menu (10/7/02)
Book Review: Healthy Foods reviewed by Debra Vaughn - A good buy for your kitchen? (11/5/01)
Cookbook Review: CookMISER by Amanda Formaro - More than a cookbook (8/13/01)
Freezer Meals: Getting Started by Deborah Taylor-Hough (11/27/00)
Treasure in Your Recipe Books by Kaylin Cherry (6/19/00)
Pressure Cooker Recipes and Resources (2/8/99)
Where's That Recipe? (1/25/99)

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Recipes, Seasoning

Also in Recipes:
Recipes, Beef
Recipes, Beverages
Recipes, Bread and Grains
Recipes, Breakfast
Recipes, Casseroles
Recipes, Chicken
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Slow Cooker
Recipes, Snacks
Recipes, Soups
Recipes, Vegetarian

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)
Easy and Cheap Gourmet Sauces by Dezra (7/26/99)
A Free Vegetable by Pat Mestern (5/10/99)
Dry Seasoning Mixes for Meats (9/28/98)

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Recipes, Side Dishes

Also in Recipes:
Recipes, Beef
Recipes, Beverages
Recipes, Bread and Grains
Recipes, Breakfast
Recipes, Casseroles
Recipes, Chicken
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Seasoning
Recipes, Slow Cooker
Recipes, Snacks
Recipes, Soups
Recipes, Vegetarian

see also:
Groceries & Food

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)
Delicious Squashed Apples - courtesy of Chet's Crock (10/27/03)
Stretch Those Garden Leftovers by Tawra Kellam - Put summer leftovers to good use (9/15/03)
Apple Peanut Crumble - courtesy of Chet's Crock (6/23/03)
Miserly Meals - part 3 by Jonni McCoy (4/28/03)
More Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy - Homemade, delicious and frugal (3/10/03)
Spiced Apples - Chet's Crock - Cherries and apricots add just the right touch (5/13/02)
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)
iChef's Best Ever Biscuits by Kent Villard - Way better than heat and serve! (6/11/01)
Irish Cuisine for St. Patrick's Day by Brenda Hyde - Even if you're not Irish you'll enjoy this! (3/12/01)
Cheesy Chili Fries by Patti Chadwick - a family favorite! (1/1/01)
Too Late, Turkey by Jill Cooper (11/20/00)
Autumn In My Kitchen by Amanda Formaro (10/30/00)
Cheap Eats by Leanne Ely (9/11/00)
Bushels of Beans by Amanda Formaro (8/21/00)
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)
Mashed Potato Madness by Tawra Kellam (5/8/00)
Chickens and Bunnies and Eggs, Oh My! by Tawra Kellam (4/24/00)
Sprout Your Own Salads by Rita Bingham (6/28/99)
Country Cookin' - Special Mashed Potatoes by Debbie Thomas (6/21/99)
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

Also in Recipes:
Recipes, Beef
Recipes, Beverages
Recipes, Bread and Grains
Recipes, Breakfast
Recipes, Casseroles
Recipes, Chicken
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Seasoning
Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Snacks
Recipes, Soups
Recipes, Vegetarian

see also:
Groceries & Food

Crockpot(r) Cooking by Susanne Myers - Enjoy flavorful home-cooked meals for pennies. (11/09/09)
Slow-Cook Once for Multiple Healthy Meals by Monica Resinger - Serve healthier meals with less hassle. (7/07/08)
All-Day Slow Cooker Recipes - (3/17/08)
Dried Out Slow Cooker Meals (8/27/07)
The Benefits of Slow Cooker Cooking (11/27/06)
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)
Apple Peanut Crumble - courtesy of Chet's Crock (6/23/03)
Mexican Pork and Black Beans - courtesy of Chet's Crock (6/2/03)
Thyme Beef Stroganoff - courtesy of Chet's Crock (5/5/03)
Slow-Cooker Turkey - courtesy of Chet's Crock - Moist and tender straight from the slow-cooker (4/7/03)
Chile and Corn Chip Meatloaf - Chet's Crock - Easy, healthy eating! (11/11/02)
Asparagus Vegetable Medley - Chet's Crock - A cornucopia of flavors (10/7/02)
Chicken With Grapes - Chet's Crock - Another great crockpot recipe (9/16/02)
Imperial Duckling - Chet's Crock - Fancy eating the easy way (8/26/02)
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 Chili - Chet's Crock - A cook-off favorite (8/27/01)
Crockpot Spanish Rice - Chet's Crock - Save time with this recipe (6/25/01)
Crockpot Conversions - Chet's Crock - It's easy! (6/4/01)
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

Also in Recipes:
Recipes, Beef
Recipes, Beverages
Recipes, Bread and Grains
Recipes, Breakfast
Recipes, Casseroles
Recipes, Chicken
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Seasoning
Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Slow Cooker
Recipes, Soups
Recipes, Vegetarian

How to Make Refrigerator Pickles by Nicole Wiegand - Crunchy treats from your kitchen.
Easy Granola and Granola Bars from Scratch by Spendwise Mom
Cooking From Scratch: Make Your Own Wheat Thins by Spendwise Mom
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)
Teen Friendly Recipes: Pizza Bagels by Patti Chadwick - You'll save by making your own (2/12/01)
Healthier Snacks by Patti Chadwick - Somewhere between junk and health foods (1/29/01)
Autumn Snacks and Crafts by Brenda Hyde (9/25/00)
Sinking in Surplus Strawberries? by Tawra Kellam (6/12/00)
Let the Popcorn Roll by Mary Ann Ross and Kimberly Lainson (12/20/99)
Fun Fruit Shakes by Kim Tilley (7/19/99)
Healthy, Inexpensive Snacks for Kids (5/31/99)
Real Recipes for Real People: Dry Your Own Potatoes by Kaylin Cherry (3/1/99)
Dehydrator Recipes and Resources (9/14/98)
Back to School, Good for You Snacks by Rae Osenbaugh (8/25/97)

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Recipes, Soups

Also in Recipes:
Recipes, Beef
Recipes, Beverages
Recipes, Bread and Grains
Recipes, Breakfast
Recipes, Chicken
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Seasoning
Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Slow Cooker
Recipes, Snacks

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.
Fabulous French Onion Soup (3/14/05)
Poetry on a Plate - The $6 Valentine's dinner for two (2/14/05)
Tomato Cabbage Soup (10/4/04)
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)
Cyber Sites for Moms: Soup's On by Kathleen Bieke (3/27/00)
Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar by Kaylin Cherry (5/17/99)
Fast, Easy and Cheap Bean Soups by Rita Bingham (3/8/99)
Dry Soup Mixes (12/14/98)
CopyKat Recipes: In the Garden by Stephanie Manley (3/23/98)

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Recipes, Vegetarian

Also in Recipes:
Recipes, Beef
Recipes, Beverages
Recipes, Bread and Grains
Recipes, Breakfast
Recipes, Casseroles
Recipes, Chicken
Recipes, Desserts
Recipes, Ethnic Cuisine
Recipes, Holidays and Entertaining
Recipes, Kids
Recipes, Lunch
Recipes, Main Dishes
Recipes, Recipe Books
Recipes, Seasoning
Recipes, Side Dishes
Recipes, Slow Cooker
Recipes, Snacks
Recipes, Soups

see also:
Groceries & Food

My Story: Beans and Rice contributed by Melanie J. - Tasty and inexpensive meals.(12/15/08)
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)
Stretch Those Garden Leftovers by Tawra Kellam - Put summer leftovers to good use (9/15/03)
Budget-Friendly Vegetarian Meal by Jonni McCoy (6/9/03)
Texurized Vegetable Protein (TVP) (11/25/02)
Asparagus Vegetable Medley - Chet's Crock - A cornucopia of flavors (10/7/02)
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)
Eat Better, Spend Less: Spinach Pasta by Julie Davis (4/5/99)

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Recycling

Automobiles
Free Items
Gardening
Household Items
Office Supplies

Recycling, Automobiles

Also in Recycling:
Recycling, Free Items
Recycling, Gardening
Recycling, Household Items
Recycling, Office Supplies

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Automobiles

Recycled Motor Oil - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man (3/6/00)
Remanufactured Auto Parts - The Car Care Council (8/2/99)
Recycling Motor Oil - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man (11/9/98)

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Recycling, Free Items

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Recycling, Automobiles
Recycling, Gardening
Recycling, Household Items
Recycling, Office Supplies

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Free Help

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

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Recycling, Automobiles
Recycling, Free Items
Recycling, Household Items
Recycling, Office Supplies

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Gardening

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

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Recycling, Free Items
Recycling, Gardening
Recycling, Office Supplies

Video: Upcycle Project - Toilet Paper Roll Shelf Labels by Jeff Yeager
Recycling Kids Stuff contributed by Swapdom.com - Save money and go green!
Creative Recycling by Lynn Bulmahn - Putting old things to new uses.
6 household items you can make - Save money at the grocery store. Opt for these six DIY alternatives over pricey household items.
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)
Recycling Your Household Goods (9/19/05)
Soap Scraps (1/17/05)
One Woman's Trash - Keeping useable goods out of the landfill (11/15/04)
Why Pay Twice? - Get the full value out of your purchases (8/23/04)
7 Ways to Save at Thrift Stores by Kathryn Jones (1/19/04)
The Wearing O'The Green by Maddy Cranley - Recycled yarn projects prove rewarding (9/24/01)
Recyle Those Old Towels by Teresa Higginbotham - Frayed doesn't mean finished! (2/12/01)
Greeting Card Grab Bag by Rachel Paxton (6/5/00)
Before You Throw That Away by Mia Cronan (1/24/00)
Those Pesky Plastic Shopping Bags (10/25/99)
A New View by Betsy Sullivan (8/30/99)
Food Maximization: Recycling by Liz Tarditi (7/12/99)
Broken Doesn't Mean Unusuable by Dawn Adams (9/21/98)
Practical Recycling by Sherrie D. Thornton (3/30/98)
Reader's Recycling Suggestions (3/16/98)

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Recycling, Office Supplies

Also in Recycling:
Recycling, Automobiles
Recycling, Free Items
Recycling, Gardening
Recycling, Household Items

Start an Office Recycling Program (7/16/07)
Recycled Notepads by Lindsay Small - Teach your children about recycling and have some fun, too! (1/8/01)
Save That Scrap Paper by Marybeth Henry (12/27/99)

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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

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)
My Story: What I Learned About Rebates (7/11/05)
Rebate Rejections - Get the money you've been promised (4/18/05)
Break the Shopping Rules! by Shelly Burke (2/2/04)
Using Coupons and Rebates by Jonni McCoy - They won't automatically reduce your bill, but if used properly they can help (1/29/01)

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Refunding, Using Coupons

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Couponing

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Retirement

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
Small Business Owners
Social Security

Retirement, 401(k) Loans

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

see also:
The IRA Center

Using a 401(k) loan to escape your PMI costs - Taking a 401(k) plan loan is tempting. Using it to get rid of PMI costs requires care.
Borrow from retirement accounts for house? - If planning to raid retirement funds for a down payment on a house, know the downside.
A 401k Loan to Pay Off Debts by Gary Foreman - Should you borrow money from your retirement plan?
Pay interest or taxes on 401(k) loan? - Because you're not allowed a deduction when you pay back your 401(k), you'll pay taxes twice.
Is it ever OK to tap your 401(k)? - Only in very specific and highly limited situations should you consider tapping retirement savings early.
401(k) loan? It may make sense - New research suggests it may be worthwhile to use retirement money to pay off some types of debt. (9/4/10)
4 good reasons to borrow from your 401(k) - Sometimes it makes sense to tap your retirement account. Be sure to understand the tradeoffs. (9/1/10)
Avoid 401(k) loan to pay credit card debt - Don't raid your 401(k) to pay off credit card debt. A home equity loan is a better option. (4/7/10)
Paying off debt with your 401(k) - It's not a good idea to tap into retirement to drain an ocean of debt, and here's why. (8/3/09)
401k Layoff Trap by Gary Foreman - Could a 401k loan today turn into a disaster tomorrow? (6/08/09)
401k Loan vs. Second Mortgage (1/15/07)
Borrow Your Own Money? - 401k Loans by Gary Foreman (5/1/00)
Using Your 401k to Pay Off Debts by Gary Foreman (12/27/99)
401k Loans: Borrowing Your Own Money by Gary Foreman (5/25/98)

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Retirement, 401(k) Rollovers

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

see also:
The IRA Center

Learn the pros and cons of 401(k) to IRA rollovers - You might find some benefits from converting a 401(k) to an individual retirement account.
I lost my job. What should I do with my 401(k)? - Retirement plans can change quickly after a layoff. Here's what may happen to your 401(k).
They're making us roll over an old 401(k)!? - You don't have to lose anything if an ex-employer wants your retirement plan out of its sight.
What should you do with old job's 401(k)? - You can keep or roll over your old retirement account. Consider these variables in deciding.
Transfer from your old 401(k) plan to a new one when switching jobs? - When switching jobs, you can roll over your 401(k) to your new plan, but is it the right move?
401(k) withdrawal rules can be tricky - You lose the separation-from-service exception to avoid a tax penalty if you roll over funds to an IRA.
Don't rush to roll over your 401(k) - What you do with your 401(k) depends on your need for income and your goals in retirement.
What’s the Difference Between a Direct and Indirect 401(k)Rollover? by TDS Guest Blogger
Transfer from 401(k) to Roth IRA? - Withdrawing elective deferrals from your 401(k) will depend on your circumstances.
401(k) a great tool for the retiring sort - A 401(k) plan is a great vehicle for building retirement savings, but they come with rules and restrictions. (9/1/10)
6 reasons not to roll over your 401(k) - It's not always a good idea to take your retirement account with you when you leave an employer. (8/10/10)
Handle 401(k) company stock with care - Treat stocks in a 401(k) plan differently from other investments in the account. (8/5/10)
Cash out, roll over or leave 401(k) behind - When you leave your job, you have options on what to do with your 401(k) plan. But one stands out. (4/12/10)
Financial Planning Advice: 401(k) Rollover (2/26/07)
Retirement Rollovers - Rolling all of your plans into one easy-to-manage account. (12/11/06)

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Retirement, Annuities

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

see also:
The IRA Center

Fitting annuities into a retirement plan - Proceed cautiously when looking at annuities for your retirement. They can be complicated.
Who gets my annuity money if I die too soon? - Annuities may be more of a gamble than you realize because your investment can outlive you.
Annuities: Less tricky than you might think - Annuities can offer security in retirement, particularly after a breadwinner is gone.
Is an annuity right choice for a rich retiree? - Don't hold a wad of cash without a return. Weigh investing in annuities and other alternatives.
Does it make sense to buy an annuity at 85? - An annuity is one way to provide income in retirement. Follow these guidelines before buying.
Is an annuity right for your retirement? - An annuity is one type of investment for retirement. Before you buy, answer these questions.
How to figure tax on inherited annuity - >The part of the annuity payment representing return of capital is not taxable, but the earnings are.
Annuity or mutual fund for retirement? -Consider these variables before deciding on the best after-tax retirement account.
Can annuities save your retirement plan? - Annuities offer guarantees, but are the benefits worth the costs?
10 reasons to review your 403(b) - New regulations coupled with a recession mean it's time to revisit your 403(b) retirement plan. (8/21/09)
Annuity Income Options by William D. Brownlie, CLU, ChFC - How would you like your money paid out? (2/19/01)
Avoiding Annuity Errors by Tina K. Baughman, CLU (11/27/00)

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Retirement, During Retirement

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

Retirement, Health

Retired? Don't break your nest egg with a costly fall - Paying attention so you don’t fall could save you from breaking your nest egg.
4 major Medicare sign-up mistakes - More than 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every day and becoming eligible for Medicare. Some of them are making serious mistakes when they sign up.
Health care costs can make you sick in retirement - Rising health costs will siphon a large share of retirees' incomes, crimping their lifestyles.
Apply for Medicare if you don't need it yet? - Seniors covered by health insurance may not have to rush to sign up for Medicare.
Medicare Advantage plans rated like hotels - A good Medicare Advantage plan? Consult the stars -- in the program's five-star rating system.
What Medicare doesn’t cover - Medicare doesn't cover everything, including expensive items such as hearing aids and dentures.
When is the best time to file for Medicare? - Bankrate's Dr. Don answers readers' questions on everything from student loans to home refinances.
5 tips for choosing a Medicare Part D plan - These tactics help you compare plans wisely.
6 questions about Medicare Advantage plans - Not sure if a Medicare Advantage plan is right for you or which plan to choose? Consider these tips.
Health and money woes cloud retirement - Medical maladies can create a financial crisis if they cut your career short.
Protect your cash from Medicare scammers - Here's a prescription to protect yourself and your cash from con artists.
Fit to Retire - Lose weight and plan for retirement at the same time (11/8/04)

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Home share programs benefit seniors -Renters pitch in with housekeeping chores to help seniors stay in their homes longer.
All about NORCs: A natural way to age in place - These communities are designed to help aging seniors stay in their homes.
Taking Over Your Parents' Finances by Gary Foreman - Being prepared in case you're needed
Crowd funding: New way to reach seniors in need - Cash-strapped seniors can get help from the community by making an appeal online.
How to handle your parents moving in with you - They raised you to be a responsible adult; now they need your help. Consider these issues.
Preparing to live with dementia - Suggestions for someone who is facing retirement with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
How to prevent financial abuse of elderly parents - Often unreported, elder abuse cases are expected to rise as the retiree population grows.
How to use care when hiring a caregiver - When you simply can't do everything for your loved one, here's how to find help.
5 Ways to Prevent Elderly Relatives From Throwing Away Money by Michelle Gail - Gently protecting them from financial problems.
Assistive technology for seniors at home - These gadgets help seniors age in place and maintain independence for as long as possible.
How to find the best assisted living facility - Finding the right place involves asking a lot of questions and getting a feel for your future home.
Grab cash from a 'granny' flat - Cash-strapped retirees can add separate living quarters to their homes to generate rental income.
Mom's Finances by Gary Foreman - Helping your parents with their finances (7/22/02)

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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.
How to avoid running out of money in retirement - Academics and industry experts have come up with ways for retirees to make their money last.
Video: Our Failing Retirement System - What is it about our retirement system that causes it to fail?
Retiring in tough times - Here's a retirement guideline when you don't don't have much money.
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.
How much do you need to retire happy? - M. Ray Grubbs explains how to determine the savings goal that will lead to retirement bliss.
Forget 'If I had a million dollars.' I want $3M! - If you think you'll need $1 million to retire, plan ambitiously and aim for $3 million.
Will Mega-Millions Fund Your Retirement? by Stacy Johnson - Don't bet on it!
Retire without being rich? It's possible - Think you need a million bucks to retire? These young retirees managed to do it with much less.
Will Boomers Have Enough to Retire? by Gary Foreman - Many boomers are finding they haven't saved enough for retirement.
Retirement goal: $2.5 million - Retirement planning with a goal of $2.5 million? Learn how you can do it.
Managing income in retirement - Bankrate helps you figure out how to manage your income in retirement.
How much are you saving for retirement? - Many Americans now save less for retirement than they did a few years ago.
5 expenses that derail retirement - You may be in trouble if you underestimate the miscellaneous expenses in your retirement budget.
Can this couple retire in 10 years? - This couple diligently saved for many years, and it has paid off in a big way.
Retirement tougher for junior boomers? - The younger half of the baby boom generation will have a tougher time affording retirement.
Calculate your retirement plan - Use Bankrate's retirement calculators to estimate your nest egg and figure out your future needs. (8/6/10)
Pros and cons of retirement income options - Employers are beginning to offer lifetime income options in retirement plans. Should you go for it? (7/20/10)
Avoiding debt in retirement - Debt in retirement is a growing problem. Watch what's causing it. (6/2/10)
How to create a retirement income stream - Accumulating money for retirement is dead easy, compared to converting your investments to income. (9/14/09)
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)
Retirement Nest Egg by Gary Foreman - How much do you need for retirement? (5/14/01)
A Simple Retirement Plan by Gary Foreman (1/12/98)

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Retirement, Life During Retirement
Retirement, Planning
Retirement, Planning for the Nearly Retired
Retirement, Planning for Twentysomethings
Retirement, Retire Early
Retirement, Retirement Accounts
Retirement, Small Business Owners
Retirement, Social Security

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4 ways to make a million after age 70 - You can be a millionaire at any age if you work at it. Here's how to make a million dollars after age 70.
Should you invest in an IRA during retirement? - Contributing to an IRA during retirement can boost savings for when you need it the most.
A wiser way to invest Social Security benefits - Kahler Financial
6 steps to analyzing new 401(k) investing options - Have funds been added to your 401(k) lineup? Here's how to make heads or tails of them.
7 common retirement investing mistakes - Investing in hot sectors without a strategy is just one misstep that could spoil your plans.
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 do I stop these retirement plan fees? - Investing your retirement money shouldn't cost you money. Here's how to fight account charges.
Diversify retirement savings Video - Dividing your money between different investment classes will help you grow your retirement while reducing risk.
7 biggest financial risks of retirement - The market is just one thing that can wreak havoc on your retirement savings.
5 fixed-income bear-market strategies - If the market heads south, put a contingency plan in place to successfully manage retirement income.
A safe place to park retirement cash - Too many retirees invest conservatively, but there are big risks with that approach.
Bucket list bargains abound for retirees - It was a grueling recession, but for adventurous retirees that means big savings today. (10/26/10)
Pay down mortgage or save for retirement? - Can't choose between contributing to a Roth 401(k) and paying down the mortgage? Why not do both? (10/5/10)
5 investment strategies for retirees - Some investments offer income and safety. Consider these places to stash your cash. (9/3/10)
Fixed income alternatives for retirees - In this barren environment, retirees must search far and wide to find investments with decent yield. (4/14/10)
7 retirement investing mistakes - Avoiding these common investing missteps will improve your chances of retiring in the money. (12/1/09)
Retirement Income Through Online Marketing by Don Lewin (9/18/00)

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Retirement, Life During Retirement
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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.
Invest in a 403(b) plan without a match? - If you're going to be in a lower tax bracket at retirement, claim a tax deduction now.
How to start funding an IRA for your kid - Concern for your daughter's financial well-being is one thing. Can you help fund her IRA?
How homebuyer can tap IRA, avoid IRS penalty - You'll owe income taxes if you take funds from your IRA to use as down payment on a home.
Retiree looks to move 401(k) money to IRA - Here's how you can shift your 401(k) funds to an IRA and avoid the 10 percent penalty tax.
When's the best time to open a Roth IRA? - Once you've decided to open a Roth individual retirement account, more decisions await.
Use Roth IRA for medical bills, avoid tax hit? - If you are nearly out of options to pay medical bills, using your Roth IRA may be prescribed.
Why a Roth IRA conversion makes tax sense - Earning too much money to open a Roth IRA doesn't mean you can't have one.
When it's OK to tap your IRA - If you need to take money from your IRA, here's when Uncle Sam says it won't cost you extra.
Don't let a self-directed IRA fee you to death - These individual retirement accounts enable you to invest in real estate, but watch out for fees.
Choosing the right IRA for picking your own stocks - Deciding which kind of IRA is best for you is one thing; using IRA money for stocks is another.
Is room and board a qualified education expense? - You don't have to pay the penalty if you make an IRA withdrawal for certain education expenses.
Borrowing from one IRA to pay another - While there appears to be no rule against playing "musical" IRAs, it may not pass IRS muster.
5 biggest mistakes not to make on IRA beneficiary forms - Any number of minor missteps can cause big problems for your loved ones.
How to create a tax-smart portfolio strategy - Boost return and shrink taxes by strategically placing investments in or outside an IRA.
Find a new home for IRA from previous employer - Don't let that money just sit there. Check out your options for a previous employer's IRA.
What's a lucrative substitute for a Roth IRA? - Roth IRAs are popular for retirement. But some low-risk investments yield bigger returns.
Is it a good idea to use IRA to pay debts? - Nobody wants to hurt their retirement. But in some cases it helps to dip into your IRA early.
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.
Smart to raid IRA for kids' college bills? - Before you turn a retirement account into college money, you'll want to study up on taxes.
In tough times, raid IRA to replace old car? - You desperately need to buy your next car. Are you desperate enough to accept IRA penalties?
In case of financial emergency, break IRA? - Penalty-free early withdrawals from an IRA are possible and might be an answer to money woes.
Gold in that there IRA by Kahler Financial
Should you raid IRAs to lose 2nd mortgage? - Dip into IRAs to make the right mortgage move and it can be worth the early withdrawal penalty.
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?
Take out a short-term loan from your IRA - You can lend yourself money from your retirement account, but there are limits.
Pay off mortgage or hold off Social Security? - Learn which strategy is right for a retired military couple eager to deploy their Roth IRAs.
Pay for Roth IRA conversion with no tax penalty - The 10 percent penalty applies to a withdrawal of the conversion IRA, but you may have options.
Can I avoid paying taxes on a Roth conversion? - You can spread the income over two years, but it's too late to recharacterize a Roth IRA.
Moving IRA assets under divorce decree - If you correctly transfer your IRA assets to your ex-spouse, it will not be a taxable event.
Find a new home for IRA from previous employer? - Don't let that money just sit there. Check out your options for a previous employer's IRA.
7 ways to fund an IRA that won't hurt a bit - So you can't find any money to fund an IRA? Maybe you haven't looked hard enough.
6 ways to use an IRA you haven't thought of - From estate-planning vehicle to emergency reserve to college savings plan, an IRA can be deployed for a multitude of reasons, often without penalty.
6 surprising IRA investment options - Tired of plain vanilla holdings? You can try spicing things up if you can handle the risk.
When it's OK to tap your IRA - If you need to take money from your IRA, here's when Uncle Sam says it won't cost you extra.
7 ways to fund an IRA without really trying - So you can't find any money to fund an IRA? Maybe you haven't looked hard enough.
8 ways to totally mess up (and clean up) your IRA - You don't have to be an idiot to make these mistakes -- or a genius to fix them.
Is it time to move your IRA? - If you think your fees are too high, maybe it's time to make the switch. Here are your choices.
When does a Roth IRA conversion make tax sense? - A Roth IRA can provide a measure of tax diversification. Find out how it can benefit you.
Take out a short-term loan from your IRA? -You can lend yourself money from your retirement account, but there are limits.
Self-Directed IRAs - by Kahler Financial
8 ways to totally mess up (and clean up) your IRA - You don't have to be an idiot to make these mistakes -- or a genius to fix them.
6 surprising IRA investment options - Tired of plain vanilla holdings? You can try spicing things up if you can handle the risk.
Last-minute Roth conversion and recharacterization rules - In a Roth conversion, only the values in IRA accounts are considered in determining taxable income.
Figuring taxes in last-minute Roth conversion - It's not too late to undo your Roth conversion, but the deadline is looming.
Save for a down payment with an IRA - Save for retirement, and Uncle Sam won't punish you for using the money for a down payment.
4 factors to consider before you undo a Roth conversion - Before you undo a Roth conversion, consider the repercussions and avoid hasty decisions.
Converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA - It may be a good opportunity for folks to convert an IRA with nondeductible contributions to a Roth IRA.
Tapping an IRA for college, home purchase - The IRS lets you access IRA funds penalty free to defray college costs and to purchase a home.
Picking the perfect retirement tax haven - When choosing a retirement spot, consider whether the state is tax-friendly for you.
Taxed to the max in nondeductible IRA - All gains in your IRA will be taxed at ordinary income tax rates, no matter what their nature.
6 surprising IRA investment options - Tired of plain vanilla holdings? You can try spicing things up if you can handle the risk.
Raiding IRA means tax hit? - Tap your IRA as a first-time homebuyer without a penalty, but you will pay income taxes.
The 411 on Roth 401(k) conversions - A new law allows you to convert your traditional 401(k) or 403(b) to a Roth-type account.
When it's OK to tap your IRA - If you need to take money from your IRA, here's when Uncle Sam says it won't cost you extra.
What are the Roth IRA rules? - Retirement plans get extra attention during tax season. Here's a look at Roth IRA accounts.
Traditional IRAs make tax sense for some filers - Is a traditional IRA the best tax savings move? It depends on your financial and tax situation.
Meeting IRA withdrawal rules -No joke. The IRS says some older taxpayers must withdraw a bit of their IRA money by April 1.
Roth IRA withdrawal penalties? - Whether you pay a penalty on Roth IRA withdrawals depends on a few factors.
Moving IRA assets under divorce decree - If you correctly transfer your IRA assets to your ex-spouse, it will not be a taxable event.
Should you switch to a Roth 401(k)? - The Roth 401(k) can provide tax diversification of your retirement investments.
ROTH or Traditional IRA: What’s the Difference? by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Selecting the right IRA could improve your retirement.
Proper IRA asset allocation? - How you allocate your retirement IRA is critical, and involves factors beyond money.
Convert IRA to 529 for college? - Using an IRA to pay for college could trigger taxes, but you can avoid a penalty.
IRA, 401(k) contribution limits - You'll be penalized for contributing too much to retirement accounts, so know your limits.
Roth IRA withdrawal penalties? - Whether you pay a penalty on Roth IRA withdrawals depends on a few factors.
Missed Roth IRA conversion? - There's a limited window to convert into a Roth IRA and spread tax payments over two years.
Moving IRA assets under divorce decree - If you correctly transfer your IRA assets to your ex-spouse, it will not be a taxable event.
Converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA - It may be a good opportunity for folks to convert an IRA with nondeductible contributions to a Roth IRA.
How to avoid IRA early withdrawal penalty - You can tap IRA money early without paying a tax penalty if you annuitize it in an IRS-sanctioned way.
4 steps to undo a Roth IRA conversion - Follow these four helpful hints to correctly recharacterize your Roth to a traditional IRA.
When to avoid a Roth IRA conversion - Before converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, you'd better consider your tax bracket.
How are IRA distributions taxed? - A traditional IRA requires taxable distributions at a certain age. Here's how it works.
Figuring out required minimum distributions - Here's a breakdown of options when figuring your IRA's required minimum distribution.
Converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA - It may be a good opportunity for folks to convert an IRA with nondeductible contributions to a Roth IRA.
Rule allows penalty-free IRA withdrawal - It's possible to make a penalty-free, short-term IRA withdrawal -- but follow the rules carefully
How to avoid IRA early withdrawal penalty - You can tap IRA money early without paying a tax penalty if you annuitize it in an IRS-sanctioned way.
401(k) withdrawal rules can be tricky - You lose the separation-from-service exception to avoid a tax penalty if you roll over funds to an IRA.
Avoiding an early SEP IRA withdrawal penalty - You could have avoided paying income taxes if you'd restructured your retirement plan to allow for a loan.
Smart way to cash out IRA - Since you turned age 59½ you could have taken all the money out of your IRA without paying a penalty. (10/20/10)
Tapping an IRA for college, home purchase - The IRS lets you access IRA funds penalty free to defray college costs and to purchase a home. (10/13/10)
Avoiding an early SEP IRA withdrawal penalty - You could have avoided paying income taxes if you'd restructured your retirement plan to allow for a loan. (9/23/10)
Does a Roth conversion always make sense? - A Roth IRA conversion may not make sense, particularly if you are in one of these five situations. (9/21/10)
Is traditional or Roth IRA best for you? - Should you convert from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA? Answer these questions to find out. (9/6/10)
Smart way to cash out IRA - Since you turned age 59½ you could have taken all the money out of your IRA without paying a penalty. (8/17/10)
Tapping an IRA for college, home purchase - The IRS lets you access IRA funds penalty free to defray college costs and to purchase a home. (8/10/10)
Limits lifted on Roth IRA conversion - Beginning this year, there are no income limitations on who can convert to a Roth IRA. (7/9/10)
Marriage won't wreck Roth IRA conversion - Eligibility for a Roth IRA does not depend on a spouse's retirement investment choices. (4/14/10)
Roth IRA conversion 'speed bump' is silly - Thanks to Congress, some investors face an extra hurdle when converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. (6/18/10)
Can retiree buy gold coins without trustee? - Does a retiree need to use a holding agent when purchasing gold coins with IRA money? (5/14/10)
Rolling 403(b) into Roth IRA now easier - A rule change has made rolling a 403(b) into a Roth IRA less cumbersome than before. (4/14/10)
Traditional IRAs work fine for some filers - Is a traditional IRA the best tax savings move? It depends on your financial and tax situation. (4/9/10)
Working abroad and investing in a Roth IRA - A U.S. citizen in Thailand wonders what is impeding his eligibility to contribute to a Roth IRA. (4/9/10)
What are the Roth IRA rules? - Retirement plans get extra attention during tax season. Here's a look at Roth IRA accounts. (4/8/10)
Tax guidelines for the military - Serving in the armed forces? Find out the special tax code rules designed just for you. (3/31/10)
Cannot roll Roth IRA into 403(b) - The IRS does not allow the contents of a Roth IRA to be rolled into a 403(b) retirement plan. (3/31/10)
IRA cash available before age 70½ - You can take an RMD from your IRA at any point during the year you turn age 70½. (3/11/10)
IRA has separate deposit insurance limit - An IRA held at a depository institution has its own separate $250,000 FDIC limit.(3/10/10)
Roth IRA conversion - Anyone can convert a Roth IRA from a traditional IRA. Is it worthwhile? (3/9/10)
Penalty-free 401(k), IRA withdrawals - Lose your job? In some situations, the IRS lets you take penalty-free withdrawals before age 59½. (3/9/10)
Plan for taxes due on a Roth IRA conversion - Before converting your traditional IRA to a Roth account, ask yourself these key questions. (3/5/10)
Age impacts Roth IRA conversion debate - An investor's age and expected tax status help determine the wisdom of converting to a Roth IRA. (3/3/10)
Gains taxable in Roth IRA conversion - A Roth IRA conversion from a nondeductible IRA will trigger taxes due on investment gains. (2/25/10)
Can IRA loss be deducted? - Losses occurring in a retirement account like an IRA are not considered capital losses. (2/11/10)
Don't raid IRA to pay off credit card debt - Continue to pay down debt while contributing to an IRA that you'll need down the road. (1/18/10)
Roth IRA mistake costs plenty - An excess contribution three years ago to a Roth IRA will result in a penalty every year. (12/10/09)
Boomer dilemma: traditional or Roth IRA - These pros and cons will determine what's best for each 40- and 50-something in his retirement. (12/31/09)
3 ways to pay for a Roth IRA conversion - Taxpayers can get a break in 2010, but they still have to find funds to pay for an IRA conversion.(12/21/09)
Roth IRA strategy stalls - A talk with a financial adviser may help a woman design a better retirement asset allocation plan. (10/23/09)
Is IRA taxed for elder care? - You can minimize taxes paid on an IRA if you use the money to pay for a nursing home. (9/29/09)
Want higher IRA yield? Stay local - Local banks and credit unions pay higher rates on retirement-fund CDs than national banks. (9/22/09)
Rollover funds won't get new tax break - Transferring retirement funds into a traditional IRA rollover will not net a new tax break. (9/21/09)
Spending your IRA on child's college - Tap your IRA without reducing your child's need-based financial aid. Here's how. (9/21/09)
IRA can fund income property purchase - An investor can use a self-directed IRA to purchase an income property. But is such a move wise? (9/16/09)
4 steps to undo a Roth IRA conversion - Follow these helpful hints to correctly recharacterize your Roth to a traditional IRA. (9/14/09)
Can't avoid tax on early 401(k) pay - A 401(k) hardship withdrawal will nick you twice -- once in taxes, and again in a penalty fee. (9/3/09)
Should tax fears alter retirement plan? - Tax diversification remains a cornerstone of a sound 401(k) retirement savings strategy. (8/3/09)

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Retirement, IRAs and Taxes
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Retirement, Retire Early
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Live in splendor at senior living communities - Fine dining, spa services and plush decor distinguish these senior living centers.
How to Get Retired Parents to Spend Money On Themselves
The financial risks of retirement communities - When facilities go bankrupt, residents may suddenly find themselves facing homelessness.
Life stages in retirement - Retirement income needs change at different life stages, ranging from the go-go years to the no-go years.
Drafting a roommate agreement for seniors - Sharing living quarters with friends could be fun, but be sure to spell everything out.
How to find the best assisted living facility - Finding the right place involves asking a lot of questions and getting a feel for your future home.
Assisted living: Not your grandma's retirement - Hospital curtains and cafeteria food? No way. This is how today's seniors rock assisted living.
Will you age in place? - Plan ahead to avoid is having to move too many times in retirement.
6 steps to low-stress retirement - Reduce your retirement planning stress by making a financial road map.
Keeping Elderly Parents Safe by Rick Kahler - Sometimes you need to spend money to save money.
Think twice before retiring in these 10 states - These states are some of the most vibrant places to settle, but they're toughest on retirees.
10 unexpectedly great states for retirement - Sorry, Florida and Arizona. These top states for retirees sit well north of the Sun Belt.
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.
10 unexpectedly great states for retirement - We chose the best states to retire in on the basis of climate, cost of living and other factors.
7 surprising retirement discoveries awaiting you - Even if you think you know what to expect, you may be in for some surprises in retirement.
Age in place with a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community - These communities are designed to help aging seniors stay in their homes.
Cheap rent for retirees in exotic places abroad - Retirees on fixed incomes may find their money will go further at these global destinations.
5 lessons new retirees learn the hard way - Avoid these mistakes. Learn about the things new retirees find out the hard way.
Retirement planning: Plan to quit driving? - Eventually, you’ll have to surrender your car keys. How are you going to get around?
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?
7 lovely places to buy affordable retirement property abroad - From Ecuador to Italy to Malaysia, retirees can find affordable housing at exotic locales.
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.
Borrow against your home while in retirement? - Retirees face challenges in deciding whether to borrow against the value of their homes.
Pursuing lifetime dreams in retirement - Volunteering has been shown to relieve depression and stress, and increase satisfaction.
5 ways to prepare for longevity - Here are five ways to get ready to live a long and good life.
Do nursing homes care about credit score? - Seniors are especially vulnerable to debt. A drop in credit cuts their options for care.
Rules and regs of cracking your retirement nest egg - You've saved all your life, and now you can live it up in retirement. Be sure to follow the rules.
3 ways to hedge a retirement bet - Take these three steps to hedge your bet that you can afford a fun life in retirement.
Older than 65 and still on the job - An increasing number of workers older than 65 are remaining on the job.
Dreaming of an empty nest? - Surprise, your nest isn't empty. What's your plan now?
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.
Find help without living in a nursing home - A nursing home is a last resort; you can find help in a number of other places first.
4 fun and frugal ways to downsize in retirement - Whether living at sea, on the road or in a remote cabin, these retirees found inexpensive habitats.
Keep your retirement moving - More exercise for body and brain, as well as less rich food, can add years to life in retirement. Now all we have to do is work to pay for it.
Scaling down a retirement lifestyle - Whether living at sea, on the road or in a remote cabin, these retirees found inexpensive habitats.
Live in splendor at senior living communities - Fine dining, spa services and plush decor distinguish these senior living centers.
Assisted living: Not your grandma's retirement - Hospital curtains and cafeteria food? No way. This is how today's seniors rock assisted living.
How to live cheaply in retirement with roommates - From St. Olaf to Miami, here's what retirees should consider when renting with roommates.
Savings After Retirement by Rich Finzer - Different ways to save after you retire.
10 worst states to live in during retirement - Want to live long and prosper in retirement? You should avoid these states.
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: Con artists are targeting you - The incidence of fraud targeting boomers and seniors is surging and not expected to abate.
When a Senior helps a Junior by Thrifty Living Today
Save $1 million -- and other retirement myths - If you believe and act on these myths, you may run out of money before you run out of time.
Baby Boomers and Retirement - How will baby boomers handle retirement?
Finding Senior Discounts by Debra Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Senior discounts add up for aging baby boomers.
An Unplanned Retirement by Rick Kahler - What to do if you're suddenly retired
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.
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.
10 part-time jobs for retirees - Nearing or in retirement? These part-time jobs can keep your wallet flush with cash.
Say 'I do' to money plans before remarrying - If you're retired and giving marriage another try, do some financial planning first.
Home upgrades with appeal for retirees - As you age, add features to make your home safer and comfortable while keeping it attractive.
How ID thieves target retirees - Stay ahead of scam artists who are super smart about pilfering personal information.
Tackling credit card debt in retirement - With a fixed income in retirement, you may need credit counseling to fight credit card debt. (6/3/10)
Avoiding debt in retirement - Debt in retirement is a growing problem. Watch what's causing it -- and how to avoid it. (4/2/10)
Should you work in retirement? - If you work longer, your nest egg could grow. But you might sabotage your benefits. (9/14/09)
Retiring Abroad - A different look at stretching your retirement dollar (9/12/05)
Retirement Party Ideas - Beyond the gold watch (1/19/04)
Feathers for the Empty Nest by Linda Henson - Cooking for two (9/22/03)
My Story: Stay-at-Home Grandma by Colleen - Raising a child on retirement income (2/25/02)
Credit Lessons for Seniors - courtesy CardRatings.org (11/6/00)
Retirement Advice (8/24/98)

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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

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Retirement, Annuities
Retirement, Health
Retirement, Helping Seniors
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Retirement, Investing During Retirement
Retirement, IRAs and Taxes
Retirement, Life During Retirement
Retirement, Planning for the Nearly Retired
Retirement, Planning for Twentysomethings
Retirement, Retire Early
Retirement, Retirement Accounts
Retirement, Small Business Owners
Retirement, Social Security

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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.
Ideas for giving while living - Consider these two ways to leverage your wealth to help your heirs while you're still around.
Why save for retirement? - Social Security isn't the same anymore. These days, saving for retirement is both a necessary and wise move.
Retirement advisers by the book - Seniors need to review advisers’ qualifications for providing financial advice.
What is this millionaire missing in retirement plan? - Details make a difference in retirement planning. Here's what we found with one portfolio.
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.
The high price of waiting to save - A professor says failing to save now will prove costly during retirement.
4 secrets of savvy retirement planners - Savvy planners have happier retirements. Here's what you need to know.
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.
Opt in to retirement account with educated choices - by Kahler Financial
Boost retirement savings with home equity? - Even if you want to aggressively fund your retirement, you still need to be careful.
Roth IRAs, annuities and your retirement - An expert says a little retirement planning goes a long way when investing for the future.
Painless retirement savings tips for Gen X - Younger folks have challenges saving, but financial experts offer unconventional tips to help.
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.
Retirement planning versus college savings - Saving for retirement is an important financial goal, even if you are a parent.
Adviser can put retirement on right track - An expert suggests that a good adviser is key to smart retirement planning.
Creatively stretching retirement dollars - Finding creative ways to get money for extras is smart retirement planning.
7 real retirement worries to freak out about - People fret about lots of retirement issues. Here's what they should be concerned about instead.
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.
10 retirement planning derailers - A study reveals 10 things that derail retirement planning.
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.
5 retirement myths — busted - Believe these five retirement myths and your retirement planning could be in trouble.
Poor retirement planning causes misery later - An expert says planning well and saving early lead to a golden retirement.
How to retire in these 5 expensive US cities - Places like Manhattan are pricey to live in, but some retirees are determined to make it work.
Make retirement your business - Make it your business to get involved in your retirement planning.
6 can’t-miss retirement tips - Get a good retirement planning start in the new year by following these six simple tips.
Why is it important to understand your retirement plan? by Thrifty Living Today
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.
Put your retirement plan in gear - Here are five steps for putting your retirement planning in gear.
A good plan can lead to a great retirement - The only certainty in retirement planning is that saving early in life beats waiting.
6 ways to screw up your retirement plan - A few missteps can get you on the wrong track and heading toward poverty. Avoid that fate.
Refinance home while prepping for retirement? - Don't make a bad money move as you seek a manageable mortgage for your golden years.
The key to retirement success is simple - This Brandeis lecturer says the way to a sound retirement is doable but overlooked by many.
Planning for retirement, special-needs children - Will a $1.3 million apartment in Greenwich Village be enough for special-needs children?
3 keys to successful retirement planning - Daunted by saving for your life after work? Follow these steps to get back on track.
Retirement planning for financial peace - Retirees need to factor in all expenses and peer pressure when retirement planning.
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.
7 credit tips to keep your golden years golden - Your finances change as you age, and so should your credit habits.
Working longer in retirement - With the changing retirement landscape, do you ask yourself if you'll ever get to retire?
Will Boomers Have Enough for Retirement? by Rick Kahler - The numbers suggest that they won't.
Should baby boomers say 'bye' to retirement? - Home-run retirement planning for baby boomers requires running one base at a time.
Working longer in retirement Video - With the changing retirement landscape, do you ask yourself if you'll ever get to retire?
7 things to know about the 'new retirement' - Whether you're 25 or 75, you should know these seven things about retirement in the new millennium.
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.
Retirement planning in 2012 and beyond - A comfortable retirement may seem like a long shot these days. Here's how to tee it up.
10 commandments of retirement planning - To arrive at the promised land of retirement flush with cash, follow these 10 commandments.
Act now to prepare for an easy retirement - It is important for you to start saving for your retirement now.
Everything you want to know about retirement plans - Does your workplace offer a way to save for retirement? If so, take full advantage of it.
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.
How can thrift be useful for people about to retire or who are retired? - by Thrifty Living Today
Baby Boomers and Retirement - by The Dollar Stretcher
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?
6 ways to screw up your retirement plan - A few missteps can get you on the wrong track and heading toward poverty. Avoid that fate.
Preparing for retirement in your 30s - A saleswoman who gets paid on commission can tweak her finances to better prepare for retirement.
6 excuses for not saving for retirement - Many bury their heads in the sand when it comes to retirement savings. How about you?
Americans put retirement savings low on priority list - When the going gets tough, retirement savings tend to get lost among competing financial demands.
8 ways to accelerate retirement savings - Put your savings on the fast track and increase the odds of successful retirement planning.
10 commandments of retirement planning - To arrive at the promised land of retirement flush with cash, follow these 10 commandments.
Which account to fund first: 401(k) or IRA? - It depends on your situation, but these 10 questions can help you find the answer.
How to help parents plan for retirement - A little advice will go a long way for parents with vague plans for retirement.
10 commandments of retirement planning - To arrive at the promised land of retirement flush with cash, follow these 10 commandments.
How Military Service Can Help Avoid the Biggest Obstacles Confronting All Retirees Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Really great benefits that can accelerate financial independence and retirement
How to find a retirement expert - A financial adviser can do more than manage the investments in your retirement plan.
Retire at age 66, or wait? - Do the numbers on your Social Security benefits before ditching the job.
What's Your Retirement Mindset? by Kahler Financial - Do you need motivation to help you save for retirement? Here's a suggestion
Retirement by Kahler Financial - Making a successful transition from employment to retirement is about much more than money
Ditch mortgages by retirement - Refinancing into a low-rate HELOC for the short term could depend on what the Fed does.
Take on tough retirement realities, and win - Are you part of the silver tsunami? Take control of your retirement and realize your dreams.
6 excuses for not saving for retirement - Many bury their heads in the sand when it comes to retirement savings. How about you?
How to manage your retirement plans right - The "set it, and forget it" mentality doesn't work with retirement plans. Evaluate them regularly.
Attorney help crucial in estate planning - A seasoned professional can be a big help to people who are crafting an estate plan. (10/22/10)
Working longer can brighten your retirement - Just four extra years in the work force could make a dramatic difference in your retirement lifestyle. (10/15/10)
Saving for retirement with a low-paying job - Five people share secrets on how they save for retirement despite their low-paying dream jobs. (10/13/10)
10 great places to retire in the US - The perfect place to retire depends on your desire to live in the mountains, near the beach or in town. (10/12/10)
Saving for retirement in your 40s, 50s and 60s - If you didn't start saving for retirement in your youth, you still have time to catch up. But get going. (10/8/10)
College towns great places for retirement - Usually thought of as a haven for youth, college towns offer excitement & opportunities for retirees. (10/5/10)
5 retirement savings ideas for young people - Young people who make retirement planning a priority can amass a lot of money over time. (9/24/10)
3 keys to successful retirement planning - Planning your retirement may seem a daunting task, but if you follow these steps, you can get on track. (9/7/10)
5 ways to feather your retirement nest egg - Follow these steps to make it less painful to build retirement savings. (9/3/10)
When retirement plans get botched - Three women share their stories about what they would do differently if given the chance. (8/21/10)
Save for retirement or buy beach house? - Does it make sense to risk tomorrow's retirement goals just to buy a beach house today? (7/1/10)
Paying down mortgage is smart retirement move - Making extra principal payments on a mortgage loan often makes sense during one's golden years. (5/3/10)
Tapping nest egg for mortgage is risky - Tapping into a nest egg to pay down the mortgage could put your retirement at risk. (4/13/10)
3 ways to build a secure retirement plan - You can completely ignore your 401(k), or you can devote a few hours a year to keeping it on track. (4/9/10)
Twin threats can destroy retirement - Every investor must guard against threats that could destroy a comfortable retirement. (3/31/10)
Target-date fund pros and cons - They can be a solution to the asset allocation quandary, but you need to check them out thoroughly. (3/29/10)
Roth IRA, 401(k): What's the difference? - Though they share the same name, the Roth 401(k) is a different animal from the Roth IRA. (3/12/10)
3 steps to retirement savings - Follow those tips to kick-start your retirement savings. (3/11/10)
3 ways to build a secure retirement plan - You can completely ignore your 401(k), or you can devote a few hours a year to keeping it on track. (3/11/10)
Financial adviser can map retirement - A do-it-yourself approach to financial planning may be a mistake when a lot of cash is on the line. (3/3/10)
4 ways to face a cash-strapped retirement - Follow this approach to socking away money and putting things in order -- before it's too late. (11/17/09)
4 urgent home fixes before you retire - Delaying inevitable work means inflated costs and greater stress when you can least afford either. (10/30/09)
Wise to pay off mortgage before retiring - It's often a sound financial strategy to pay off a mortgage loan prior to retirement. (9/3/09)
Use tools to gauge your retirement needs - Retirement is often a do-it-yourself project these days. Roll up your sleeves and get started. (9/2/09)
Figuring retirement needs in shaky economy - Take these steps to see if your nest egg can furnish your needs in best- and worst-case scenarios. (9/2/09)
50s retirement planning - You're in the home stretch. Take advantage of catch-up contributions to maximize your savings. (9/01/09)
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)
Planning for Your Retirement - What the new "Pension Protection" Act really means for your future. (11/6/06)
Five Ways to Make Sure You'll Never Retire (9/19/05)
Boomer Caused Market Collapse by Gary Foreman - Could your retirement savings disappear? (4/7/03)
Surviving Layoffs by Gary Foreman - Layoffs keep derailing his financial plans (6/24/02)
Seven Ways to Make a Million by Doris Dobkins (11/13/00)
Retirement and the $406 Soda by Kenneth Bateman (9/11/00)
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

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

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How to retire overseas for less - There are definitely cost benefits to retiring abroad, but you can't escape a budget.
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.
Baby Boomer retirement crisis not a sudden event - by Kahler Financial
5 things to do before you retire - The IRS starts tax filing season with Free File, an electronic filing program for taxpayers.
Are you amassing more debt than retirement funds? - More people are heading into retirement with more debt than they ever had. Reverse the trend.
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.
Professor learns about retirement timing - Just because you're ready for retirement pay doesn't necessarily mean you should take it.
Wife wonders when to take retirement pay - A 60 year-old wife questions when is the best time to begin taking retirement pay.
8 money moves to make the year before you retire - Before leaving the workforce, take these steps to smooth your transition to freedom.
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.
Conservative investments to help you retire - Wall Street can be scary when investing for retirement. Here are ways to lower the risk.
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.
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.
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.
How to retire in a low-interest-rate world - Marcus Ingram says sinking interest rates can capsize retirement. Learn how to stay afloat.
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.
10 years to retirement? Invest for balance - A decade before retirement is no time to invest too aggressively -- or too timidly.
The benefits of retiring 1 step at a time - If resources are limited as you approach your golden years, try easing into retirement.
Retirement risks Video - Is it better to cash out early from a high-income job or work longer for lower pay?
Retirement Planning by Gary Foreman - What to do when your savings don't match your retirement goals.
10 years to retirement? Invest for balance - A decade before retirement is no time to invest too aggressively -- or too timidly.
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

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.
Retirement planning: Start saving now - Young savers have a better outlook for retirement, but they have to start saving now.
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

Also in Retirement:
Retirement, 401(k) Loans
Retirement, 401(k) Rollovers
Retirement, Annuities
Retirement, Health
Retirement, Helping Seniors
Retirement, How Much Money Do You Need?
Retirement, Investing During Retirement
Retirement, IRAs and Taxes
Retirement, Life During Retirement
Retirement, Planning
Retirement, Planning for the Nearly Retired
Retirement, Planning for Twentysomethings
Retirement, Retirement Accounts
Retirement, Small Business Owners
Retirement, Social Security

5 early retirement success stories - These young retirees took alternative paths to achieve financial independence.
6 signs you may be able to retire early - Can you really afford to retire early? Consider these factors before making a move.
Forced to retire, now seeking jobless aid - Did you get severance with forced retirement? Here's what to do to collect unemployment.
Investing strategies to cover early retirement - Early retirees need to find a balance between growth investments and capital preservation.
The case against taking Social Security at 62 - It's tempting to request retirement benefits as soon as possible. But it can pay to wait.
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.
Plan retirement in your 40s - Use every tool at your disposal, including a Roth IRA, so you can retire in style.
Tips for Avoiding Early Retirement Scams by NAPSA - The wrong move now could actually delay your retirement. (1/18/10)
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

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

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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.
Report card on 403(b) plans: Have they improved? - These cousins to 401(k) plans underwent massive changes recently. Are 403(b) plans better now?
6 ways Federal Reserve policy hurts retirees - Bankrate counts six ways Fed policy makes retirees miserable. Hint: Savings are stagnating.
Push your retirement savings to the limit - Want to lift your retirement savings to the maximum? Know the tax limits.
How a 403(b) plan can benefit you now and later - You enjoyed the benefits while you were working, but now in retirement it's time to pay taxes.
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.
48-year-old has just $6K for retirement - If you've failed to save enough for retirement, don't keep making the same mistake.
Timing your spouse's retirement benefits - Here are some tips on ideal timing for you and your spouse to take retirement benefits.
6 ways to avoid destroying a retirement portfolio - Adopt a moderate strategy and alter your mindset to preserve your retirement assets.
8 unexpected events that could effect your pension - We explain what happens if your employer goes broke, your pension freezes and six other events.
Don't sacrifice retirement for your kids - Parents can make a serious financial mistake by using retirement funds to pay for college.
Boost your 401(k) or pay down mortgage? - Leaving 401(k) money on the table means shortchanging retirement funds. Get your employer match.
5 ways to maximize your 401(k) - Making your 401(k) work harder will help ensure a more comfortable retirement.
Managed 401(k)s the answer to retirement woes? - These 401(k) plans relieve individuals of the task of making investment decisions on their own.
Should You Create a Trust? by Rick Kahler - How to tell if it's right for you.
How to set up a trust for a special-needs child - A special-needs trust enables you to provide care for a disabled child long after you're gone.
6 ways Federal Reserve policy hurts retirees - Bankrate counts six ways Fed policy makes retirees miserable. Hint: Savings are stagnating.
My retirement plan's changing providers - My company's retirement plan is moving from one provider to another. What are my options?
Borrow from retirement accounts for house? - If planning to raid retirement funds for a down payment on a house, know the downside.
Raid retirement fund to pay college loans? - Do homework on penalties if thinking about raiding retirement funds to pay student loans.
Which retirement fund is best for spare bucks? - With loans paid off, have extra money? Consider maximizing your retirement investment.
Not all pension payouts are created equal - When deciding how to opt for a pension payout, reducing risk is one good bet to make.
When can employer cut its 401(k) contribution? - Employers make big contributions to staff retirement plans. That commitment may not last.
Should I tap my retirement cash to pay off car? - Nobody wants to start their golden years in the red. Why not use retirement funds to pay debts?
Did you forget your pension? - If you forgot about a pension benefit from a former employer, the PBGC could be looking for you.
Which account to fund first: 401(k) or IRA? - It depends on your situation, but these 10 questions can help you find the answer.
Roth 401(k)s to the rescue - Congress has loosened the rules regarding Roth 401(k) conversions. Does it make sense for you to convert?
Can I pay debt with early retirement withdrawal? - It'd be nice to retire debt-free. So why not use your IRA or 401(k) to pay debts now?
The benefits of serving in the military - A U.S. military veteran can take advantage of four benefits that make retirement more comfortable.
Get the most from your 401(k) - Contributing to your 401(k) is essential at any age.
Tax tactics to make your retirement cash last - What's one way to help make retirement assets last for your entire lifetime? Minimize taxes.
Is my retirement bet too heavily on stocks? - You may be relying too much on Wall Street for that longed-for retirement on on Easy Street.
Save early, often to calm retirement chaos - Professor Jill Vihtelic says economic and demographic changes bring retirement challenges.
Don't fall into these retirement tax traps - Forgetting tax issues could be one way to lose post-work money to the IRS.
Aim my retirement money into target funds? - Learn whether to focus your retirement savings into funds that count down your working years.
Are your savings ready to retire, too? - With the right planning, you can prepare for long-term financial security in retirement.
Should retirees shift to stocks? - Will inflation threaten your retirement? One remedy is to shift more funds from bonds into stocks.
Sticking to investment recipe is easy as pie - A simple retirement account can help you stay with your favorite formula for investing.
Video: Are Hidden Fees Stealing Your Retirement by Angela Colley - Know how much fees are costing you.
How compound interest pays off - Saving early is saving smart. Compound interest can help you build a retirement nest egg.
Aim my retirement money into target funds? - Learn whether to focus your retirement savings into funds that count down your working years.
4 ways to handle your old retirement plan - You can minimize tax losses on your 401(k) by choosing the right withdrawal strategy.
Stay with 401(k) if employer doesn't match? - If your boss isn't contributing to your retirement account at work, maybe you shouldn't either.
Go AWOL from Uncle Sam's savings plan? - Ten-hut! Learn if troops can do better than the federal retirement plan and its new option.
Should you raid retirement to pay college debt? - Take our economics refresher before repaying student loans using your 401(k) or IRA.
The perks of a government retirement plan - Did you know civil servants get two ways to save for retirement? See how 457(b)s work for them.
Just how much are you paying for your 401(k)? - 401(k) plan costs can make a big difference in how much money you end up with at retirement.
How to tell if your 401(k) plan is great or lousy - These features help make some workplace retirement plans stand out way above the rest.
The best retirement plan for your business - From sole proprietors to growing firms, there's a plan with tax benefits for you and your staff.
Twin threats can destroy retirement - Every investor must guard against threats that could destroy a comfortable retirement.
Does employer match count toward 401(k) limit? - There's a limit on your 401(k) contributions, but your employer's don't count toward that limit.
Which account to fund first: 401(k) or IRA? - It depends on your situation, but these 10 questions can help you find the answer.
Drain retirement fund to pay debt? - Cut spending rather than tap retirement savings to pay off credit card debt.
Can retirement account loss be deducted? - Losses occurring in a retirement account like an IRA are not considered capital losses.
Pay down mortgage with retirement account? - Prior to cashing out a retirement account to pay down your mortgage, think about the implications
4 options for old 401(k) money - When changing employers, it can make sense to consult professionals about retirement planning.
Is your pension at risk? - Public and private pensions come with guarantees, but they're underfunded. Should this concern you?
7 biggest financial risks of retirement - The market is just one thing that can wreak havoc on your retirement savings.
1 retirement dilemma, 3 different solutions - Three advisers offer different opinions to help a typical couple maximize their resources.
Don't drain retirement for debts - Your 403(b) may look tempting, but consider the fees and taxes you'll be slapped with first.
5 fixed-income bear-market strategies - If the market heads south, put a contingency plan in place to successfully manage retirement income.
Which account to fund first: 401(k) or IRA? - Whether you should fund one or the other first depends on how you answer these 10 questions.
a href="http://www.bankrate.com/finance/retirement/choosing-between-401-k-and-roth-ira.aspx?pid=p:dls">Choosing between 401(k) and Roth IRA - If there's no retirement account employer match, consider the tax consequences.
What to do if your pension freezes over - You may need to redouble your retirement plan efforts if an employer freezes your pension.
6 excuses for not saving for retirement - Many bury their heads in the sand when it comes to retirement savings. How about you?
Raid retirement to pay mortgage? - Take a look at the retirement big picture before paying down a home loan.
Don't drain retirement fund to pay debt - Cut spending rather than tap retirement savings to pay off credit card debt.
5 ways to save money in retirement - With good planning, you can enjoy your retirement and remain financially secure.
Stagnant retirement plan? Fix it! - Don't let savings languish in an old 403(b) account -- take responsibility for growing your money. (10/28/10)
Boost your retirement savings - To save more money, reduce your current expenses and contribute the extra cash to your retirement fund. (7/23/10)
Is it foolish to invest in a 401(k)? - The likelihood of higher taxes in the future begs the question: Will you regret saving in a 401(k)? (7/23/10)
A quick look at retirement accounts - Here's a compact way to check the pluses and minuses of some different types of retirement accounts. (3/3/10)
4 ways to fix your retirement - Four ways you can help your retirement recover from 2008's financial disasters. (10/20/09)
'Anchoring' ties investors to mistakes - Don't wait for declining retirement accounts to return to earlier highs before making changes. (10/19/09)
Don't tap retirement fund for everyday debt - Raiding your retirement account to pay the mortgage can leave you with no nest egg -- and no home. (10/6/09)
7 retirement account mishaps that cost big - Financial experts often get it wrong. No wonder regular people make these mistakes. (10/5/09)
Hardship rule can tame 401(k) tax - The difference between a 401(k) "loan" and a "distribution" is crucial when figuring taxes owed. (9/18/09)
Safe to keep nest egg with 1 firm - There's probably no need to divvy up your retirement nest egg among several investment firms. (9/14/09)
7 ways to stretch your retirement income - You don't have to defy the laws of physics to stretch your money so it will last. Just plan wisely. (8/26/09)
Saving for Retirement (10/9/06)
Retirement and Your 401k - How will his 401k be distributed at retirement? (3/20/06)
Quit My 401k? by Gary Foreman - Why bailing out isn't the right answer (8/11/03)
401k Employer Contributions by Gary Foreman - Should you contribute if your employer doesn't? (9/2/02)
My Shrinking 401k by Gary Foreman - His retirement account is losing money. Time to sell the stocks? (4/30/01)
Starting an IRA (5/8/00)
Your 401k by Diane Halloway (2/28/00)
Getting the Most from Your 401k by Joe Chapin (1/24/00)
The Roth IRA by Diane Halloway (1/17/00)
401k Plans Explained by Gary Foreman (5/10/99)
Retirement Plans: Avoiding Unpleasant Surprises by Tonya M. Blake (6/1/98)

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Retirement, Small Business Owners

Retiring your small business - Start early planning your retirement as a small-business owner.
Retirement plans for self-employed workers - Self-employed workers can choose from several retirement plans that vary in cost and complexity. (10/19/09)

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Retirement, Social Security

Also in Retirement:
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Retirement, 401(k) Rollovers
Retirement, Annuities
Retirement, Health
Retirement, Helping Seniors
Retirement, How Much Money Do You Need?
Retirement, Investing During Retirement
Retirement, IRAs and Taxes
Retirement, Life During Retirement
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Retirement, Planning for the Nearly Retired
Retirement, Planning for Twentysomethings
Retirement, Retire Early
Retirement, Retirement Accounts
Retirement, Small Business Owners

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Pros and cons of delaying taking social security - A financial challenge for couples involves when to begin taking retirement payouts.
Living off IRA vs drawing social security - Conventional wisdom says not to tap IRAs before age 70 1/2, but it may not apply here.
We're 70. Do we owe tax on Social Security? - Age has no bearing on whether you owe taxes, but your income and filing status do.
Will Mom lose Social Security benefits if I claim her on my taxes? - You have to meet certain tests to claim your mother as a dependent on your taxes.
Are you Social Security smart? Guess again - Folks know less about Social Security than they think, and it can cost them.
Don't get tangled in these Social Security snares - If you earn too much, your benefits might get taxed -- or even reduced. Follow these tips.
Do I owe tax on Social Security disability income? - You had to jump through hoops to qualify for SSDI; now you have to jump over tax hurdles.
Qualifying your wife for retirement benefit - Wondering if you'll cross the retirement finish line? Know some Social Security basics.
How you can avoid paying taxes on Social Security - If your earnings exceed a certain threshold, you will have to pay taxes on some of your benefit.
Prime time for taking Social Security benefits - Deciding when to take retirement benefits may not be as difficult as you might think.
Common-law marriage and retirement benefits - You lived with the father of your child. Should you file for his Social Security benefits?
When to take ex's Social Security benefits - Don't worry if you've failed to collect your ex's Social Security pay as early as possible.
Keep my job and get full Social Security benefits? - Don't retire too early and miss out on your maximum in Social Security benefit pay.
4 tips to guard your Social Security number - Keep your Social Security number secure. When you're asked for it, try saying "no."
When to file for ex's Social Security benefits? - Even though cash is tight, don't pull the trigger too early on Social Security benefits.
6 Social Security traps to avoid - If you earn too much, your benefits might get taxed -- or even reduced. Follow these tips.
What if I need my Social Security benefits now? - If you need money quickly, there's a downside to filing early for Social Security benefits.
Family survivors get Social Security - A separated widow and young daughter wonder about Social Security survivors benefits.
Does my Social Security benefit from ex's raise? - My ex-husband is raking in the dough. Will his fortune boost my Social Security benefit, too?
How retiring early affects Social Security benefits - It's tempting to call it a career before 60. But Social Security may keep you at work.
When can widow get spouse's Social Security? - If your spouse dies, Social Security may pay you survivors benefits. Find out who qualifies.
Why we should all grab a Social Security account - Registering for an online Social Security information account will give you an estimate of how much Social Security you're likely to qualify for.
Can a wife collect Social Security with hubby in prison? - Social Security may be barred while you're behind bars. What about benefits for the family?
Can briefly married widow get his benefits? - Married for a year, a widow wonders if she's entitled to her late husband's Social Security.
The Future of Social Security by Gary Foreman - Some statistics you need to know.
How to find a job when you're over 50 - Older job seekers must overcome biases in the marketplace and in their own minds.
File Social Security if still working at 70? - So what if you're not really retired? Your Social Security doesn't have to wait until you are.
How to figure out your Social Security benefits - Find out how your Social Security benefits are calculated for your retirement.
Timely Social Security filing for couples - Spouses deciding when to take Social Security should consider age and income differences.
Take Social Security sooner for your heirs? - Think of yourself, not just your estate, before you pull the trigger to stash Social Security.
Pay off mortgage or hold off Social Security? - Learn which strategy is right for a retired military couple eager to deploy their Roth IRAs.
When to Begin Taking Social Security by Rick Kahler - Begin receiving SS too early and you may get less than you deserve.
Should I take Social Security sooner and invest? - Find out if it's better to wait for your benefits or get them earlier to try to grow the money.
Does a widow get Social Security for 2? - Grief can be followed by disappointment when survivors benefits are misunderstood.
Patience pays when taking Social Security - Time is money: Delay taking benefits until your full retirement age or later and be rewarded.
Social Security strategy for new wife and exes - Husband's benefits don't have to be reduced by current and former wives' spousal claims.
Social Security hit if I end work 3 years early? - Exit the workforce too soon and it could reduce your benefits, even if you wait to file.
Is my Social Security enough for my wife? - It's smart to have a financial plan before you die. One move to make: Pay off the mortgage.
Who gets Social Security spousal benefits? - Only one can get the spousal Social Security benefit, but how you claim it affects the amount.
7 Social Security Sins by Maryalene LaPonsie - 7 mistakes that could reduce your benefits.
Trade Social Security for fat tax refund? - Find out whether money back that effectively cuts your Social Security could be a good deal.
Good to take Social Security and still work? - Here's why you might wait with Social Security if you stay employed past full retirement age.
7 little-known Social Security benefits - Knowing these rules may make a difference in how much you'll get in Social Security benefits.
Making the most of Social Security benefits - The way to get the best deal from Social Security requires careful computer analysis.
Can Boomers Depend on Social Security? by The Dollar Stretcher
Millennials and Social Security by Gary Foreman - What millennials need to do today to avoid Social Security problems later.
Social Security: Now or later? - Benefits start at age 62 through 70. Do you collect it right away or hold-off as long as you can?
12 FAQs to get the most from Social Security - Bankrate's Dr. Don tackles Social Security questions from individuals to married couples.
How to get the most from Social Security - You can blindly apply for benefits. Or, you can be savvy and take a strategic approach.
Is my Social Security at risk over VA loan? - Are your government benefits safe if you walk away from a Veterans Affairs-backed mortgage?
Should we wait to take our Social Security? - Be patient before you start collecting, and you could get more bang for your benefits.
Can I use my ex-spouse to get Social Security? - It's possible to get Social Security based on an ex-spouse's work record even if you remarried.
Widow can switch Social Security benefits - A widow can take a survivors benefit at 60, but she has other options taking Social Security.
When to take Social Security spousal benefits? - When can you receive spousal Social Security benefits? Here's how it works for one couple.
7 secrets you won't learn from Social Security - Knowing these rules may make a difference in how much you'll get in Social Security benefits.
Hubby: Dip into spousal Social Security early? - Don't rush to collect Social Security, especially when your benefits are getting a shave.
Getting Social Security benefits on ex's record - The rules are complicated, but it's worth investigating to see if you can get a higher benefit.
Get Social Security benefits on ex's earnings - Enhance your retirement lifestyle by claiming benefits based on your ex's earnings record.
Don't need Social Security yet? Don't take it - If you've started taking Social Security benefits, here's how to turn back the clock.
5 little-known facts about Social Security - Will Social Security be around when you're ready to collect it? And how much might you get?
Speeding up a Social Security disability claim - Getting nowhere with your disability claim? Try these tips to increase your odds of getting benefits.
Taking Social Security survivors benefits - Social Security survivors benefits work differently than regular benefits. Here's what to expect.
Can your Social Security check be garnished? - Most creditors don't have free rein to garnish your monthly check, but a few do, including the IRS.
Wait to take Social Security benefits until 70? - Delay Social Security until you're 70, but not a minute longer, to maximize benefits.
Wife waits for hubby's Social Security - An older, nonworking wife's benefits are on hold until her husband applies for Social Security.
Moved to Canada? Take Social Security, eh! - If you worked in the U.S. but live in Canada, you and your spouse can draw Social Security.
Time to take spouse's Social Security? - At retirement age, a spouse must choose between spousal benefits or his or her own benefit.
Defer survivors benefits until 70? - There's no increase in Social Security survivors benefits based on a deferral of earnings.
Staking claim to spouse's Social Security - You are entitled to a share of your spouse's benefits, but the amount depends on your age.
The skinny on spouse's Social Security - Depending on the situation, a spouse can get up to 50 percent of a partner's benefit amount.
No advantage taking Social Security early - A worker should consider overall retirement-income projections, not just Social Security.
Wife can nab bigger Social Security cut - A nonworking wife can draw larger spousal benefits if she waits for full retirement age.
Invest Social Security benefits? - There's another strategy to maximize Social Security if you don't need the income.
Collect fiance's Social Security? - Longtime fiancee could qualify for Social Security benefits under common-law marriage.
Recovering Social Security tax and FICA overpayments - If you changed jobs last year, you may have had too much Social Security tax withheld. Here's how to get it back.
Collect Social Security before you die? - It’s the perennial question: when to take Social Security. Crunching the numbers helps.
How income figures in Social Security - Is it better to cash out early from a high-income job or work longer for lower pay?
Open a bank account for SSI? - If you can't get Social Security income via bank direct deposit, there's another method.
How much Social Security can ex claim? - Is divorced spouse's threat to leave ex with only half his retirement benefits for real?
Is woman owed part of ex's retirement? - Applying for early Social Security impacts a person's benefits throughout retirement. (10/15/10)
When should you apply for Social Security? - The decision about when to take Social Security is complex and depends on several factors. (10/1/10)
'Unusual twist' muddies retirement plan - One man's circumstances put a new spin on the question of whether to take Social Security early. (9/17/10)
5 little-known facts about Social Security - Will Social Security be around when you're ready to collect it? Find out this and other little-known facts. (9/10/10)
Retirement benefit tied to marriage date - Even after saying "I do," you'll have to wait awhile to collect spousal Social Security benefits. (9/10/10)
Serial monogamy is no path to wealth - A woman wonders if she can collect on the Social Security benefits of two ex-husbands. (7/30/10)
Unearned income won't affect disability pay - A woman struggling to live on Social Security insurance asks how to increase her income. (7/29/10)
Social Security rights survive divorce - Two women likely are entitled to spousal Social Security benefits despite divorcing their husbands. (5/3/10)
Some Social Security taxable - Don't let your retirement be spoiled by taxes. Know the rules on what benefits are taxable. (3/8/10)
Wife eligible for survivor's benefit - A widow who has not remarried is eligible at age 60 for Social Security survivor's benefits. (8/20/09)
Will Social Security Be There For You? by Larry Ferstenou - 4 myths that surround Social Security (1/5/04)

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Romance

Dates
Gifts
Other
Valentine's Day

Romance, Dates

Also in Romance:
Romance, Gifts
Romance, Other
Romance, Valentine's Day

5 Date Nights by Perry P. Perkins - Affordable ways to enjoy your date night. (3/8/10)
99 Bottles of Treasure - Finding a surprise on that romantic walk (10/3/05)
Inexpensive Dating Ideas - Beyond dinner and a movie (2/7/05)
15 Romantic Time-Outs for Parents (10/4/04)
My Story: Cheap Dates (8/23/04)
Fun and Frugal Dates by Steven C. Smith - Dating on a budget (11/17/03)
Rainy Day Dates by Steven C. Smith - Don't let weather dampen your dating barometer (9/15/03)
25 Free or Cheap Dates by Linda Alexander - Love in action (3/17/03)
True Romance for Couples with Kids by Susie Cartright - It takes creativity to be truly romantic (3/3/03)
Two Forks, Two Knives, One Plate by Michael Webb - A missing plate could be your ticket to romance (8/20/01)
Jump Start a Romantic Evening (4/3/00)
Culinary Passport by Nelson Barrett (2/15/99)
17 Great Dates for Penny-Pinchers by Shel Horowitz (2/9/98)

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Romance, Gifts

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Romance, Dates
Romance, Other
Romance, Valentine's Day

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)
My most romantic gift - Like saying one man's trash is another's treasure, you could say one woman's rubbish is another's romance (2/13/06)
Great Ways to Give Gifts (8/29/05)
Music to Their Ears - Your love will think of you even when you're apart (4/18/05)
A Gift to Remember (3/14/05)
The First Post-It Notes by Michael Webb - Better than a greeting card (12/31/01)
Say Thanks! by Michael Webb - An inexpensive way to say 'I love you' (9/24/01)
Wipe On, Wipe Off by Michael Webb - Romance in big letters (7/23/01)

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Romance, Other

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Romance, Dates
Romance, Gifts
Romance, Valentine's Day


Call All Friends, Family Members & Celebrities - Making your anniversary special (5/16/05)
A Romantic Bedroom On a Budget (11/22/04)
Love Your Honey, For Less Money (11/1/04)
The Importance of Romantic Rituals by Michael Webb (7/5/04)
Garage Sale Getaway by Michael Webb - Raise some money for a romantic getaway (8/18/03)
I Would Marry You Again! - Vow renewal ceremony (6/17/02)
First Anniversary Vacation - Reader's Recommendations (3/16/98)
Marriage Builders by Michele Johnson (3/9/98)

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Romance, Valentine's Day

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Romance, Dates
Romance, Gifts
Romance, Other

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)
More Frugal Valentine Ideas - How creative readers made a big splash with a little cash (2/5/01)
Be My Valentine - There's more than one way to say "I love you" (1/29/01)
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

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Savings, Emergency Fund
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Savings, Retirement
Savings, Small Amounts
Savings, Starting
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Savings, Why Save?

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Banking and Credit Unions
Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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)
Finding a Credit Union by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - Why she's never used a bank (2/25/02)
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

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Savings, Why Save?

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Children, Money
Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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)
Teaching Kids to Save by Julie Kletzman (7/31/00)

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Savings, College

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Savings, Emergency Fund
Savings, Investing
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Savings, Retirement
Savings, Small Amounts
Savings, Starting
Savings, Strategies
Savings, Why Save?

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College
Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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

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Savings, Retirement
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Savings, Why Save?

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Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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?
Non-emergency uses of your emegency fund - Live Like a Mensch
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

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Savings, Emergency Fund
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Savings, Retirement
Savings, Small Amounts
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Savings, Why Save?

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Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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)
Enron Lessons for the Little Guy by Gary Foreman - Protect yourself from becoming the next victim (2/18/02)
Selling a Stock Bonus by Gary Foreman (2/21/00)
Double or Triple Your Money by Ginita Wall (7/12/99)
My Finance Notebook by Julie Davis (7/6/98)
Understanding Investment Risk by Gary Foreman (6/15/98)
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

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Savings, College
Savings, Emergency Fund
Savings, Investing
Savings, Retirement
Savings, Small Amounts
Savings, Starting
Savings, Strategies
Savings, Why Save?

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Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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)
What About Ben Franklin? by Doris Dobkins (2/14/00)
The Life Insurance Debate by Doris Dobkins (2/7/00)

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Savings, Retirement

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Savings, Why Save?

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Retirement
Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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)
Retirement Nest Egg by Gary Foreman - How much do you need for retirement? (5/14/01)
Avoiding Annuity Errors by Tina K. Baughman, CLU (11/27/00)
Seven Ways to Make a Million by Doris Dobkins (11/13/00)
Retirement and the $406 Soda by Kenneth Bateman (9/11/00)
Starting an IRA (5/8/00)
Start Saving Now! by Ginita Wall (6/21/99)

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Savings, Small Amounts

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Savings, Children
Savings, College
Savings, Emergency Fund
Savings, Investing
Savings, Other
Savings, Retirement
Savings, Starting
Savings, Strategies
Savings, Why Save?

see also:
Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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)
My Story: Small Start, Big Finish - Every little bit counts (5/3/04)
'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)
Total This! by Tawra Kellam - A dollar here, a dollar there... (8/6/01)
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

Also in Savings:
Savings, Banking
Savings, Children
Savings, College
Savings, Emergency Fund
Savings, Investing
Savings, Other
Savings, Retirement
Savings, Small Amounts
Savings, Strategies
Savings, Why Save?

see also:
Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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)
Step One by Doris Dobkins - Every journey started with the first step (8/13/01)
How to Start Saving by Doris Dobkins (6/12/00)

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Savings, Strategies

Also in Savings:
Savings, Banking
Savings, Children
Savings, College
Savings, Emergency Fund
Savings, Investing
Savings, Other
Savings, Retirement
Savings, Small Amounts
Savings, Starting
Savings, Why Save?

see also:
Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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)
Money-Saving Mix-Tape Mark Hooson - Looking for fun ways to save money? Take a look through this mix-tape play list to get inspired. (8/30/10)
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)
Proper Motivation for Saving Money by Heather Hemingway Harvey - Working toward a concrete financial goal (12/10/07)
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)
Give Yourself a Raise by Miriam Reed - How I 'earned' an extra $100 every month (10/27/03)
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: Personal Savings contributed by Penny - Time-proven methods of saving (9/30/02)
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)
Saver or Spendthrift? by Teresa Higginbotham (3/13/00)
From Budget Stretch to Savings by Gary Foreman (3/1/99)
Getting Families to Save by Jonni McCoy (8/26/96)

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Savings, Why Save?

Also in Savings:
Savings, Banking
Savings, Children
Savings, College
Savings, Emergency Fund
Savings, Investing
Savings, Other
Savings, Retirement
Savings, Small Amounts
Savings, Starting
Savings, Strategies
see also:
Savings decision making tools
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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)
Beyond a Budget: Savings by Gary Foreman (1/5/98)

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School

College
Graduation
High School
Homework Help
Lunches
Other
Supplies

School, College

Also in School:
School, Graduation
School, High School
School, Homework Help
School, Lunches
School, Other
School, Supplies

see also:
College

An Inexpensive Education (9/18/06)
Back to College by Bernadette Engel-Whitley (12/18/00)
Linked Learning by Santina Kerslake (2/21/00)
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)
Surving the Crunch of College by Geoff Walbroehl (8/11/97)
The In's and Out's of a College Visit by Cliff and Sami Kramon (3/31/97)
Advice from Mom: Earning Tuition Credits by Rae Osenbaugh (9/9/96)

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School, Graduation

Also in School:
School, College
School, High School
School, Homework Help
School, Lunches
School, Other
School, Supplies

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)
This Year Give Your Graduate A Job! by Kelli Ellenburg - Preparing a job-winning resume (4/14/08)
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)
Graduation Gifts That Make a Difference (5/17/04)
Low Cost Gifts for Grads - Reader's Tips (5/18/98)

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School, High School

Also in School:
School, College
School, Graduation
School, Homework Help
School, Lunches
School, Other
School, Supplies

see also:
College

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)
My Story: Senior Year contributed by Melanie - Money saving ideas for the soon-to-be graduate (9/9/02)
My Story: The Most Instrument for the Money by Lisa - Don't sacrifice quality (8/26/02)
Band Instruments by Gary Foreman - Reducing the cost of blowing your own horn (8/5/02)
Extra Curricular Overload by Amanda Formaro (8/23/99)
Save on Class Rings (12/28/98)
Band Instrument Rip-Offs by Cathy B. (8/17/98)

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School, Homework Help

Also in School:
School, College
School, Graduation
School, High School
School, Homework Help
School, Lunches
School, Other
School, Supplies

Research Paper Help by Kathleen Bieke - Not a place to steal term papers, but rather instructions on how to write one (8/27/01)
Junior High Algebra Help (1/4/99)

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School, Lunches

Also in School:
School, College
School, Graduation
School, High School
School, Homework Help
School, Other
School, Supplies

see also:
Groceries, Lunches

The Successful School Lunch by Leanne Ely CNC - Top 5 tips for packing a healthier lunchbox. (10/11/10)
The Battle for the School Lunchroom by Sarah Peppel - Making school lunch healthy and affordable. (9/20/10)
School Lunches by Amy L. Thomas - Advice from the director of a childcare center (9/7/09)
Pack a School Lunch with Punch the Obento Way by Jenny Harrington - Send culinary works of art with your children. (11/26/07)
School Days - Lunches and snacks for even the pickiest eater (8/9/04)
Day Camp and School Lunches for the Picky Eater (7/27/98)
Sack Lunch Savvy by Nancy Steinkoenig (9/2/96)

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School, Other

Also in School:
School, College
School, Graduation
School, High School
School, Homework Help
School, Lunches
School, Supplies

Pennywise Choices for School Fundraisers by R. Kellogg - Fundraising choices that can help the school and your wallet. (9/8/08)
When School Books Get Lost by Kelli Workman - A surprising way to reduce the cost of replacing a book (4/14/08)
School Choice on a Tight Budget (6/13/05)
School ATMs May Teach Wrong Lesson (6/28/04)
Fundraising Ideas by Kathleen Bieke - Does your school or group need fundraising ideas? (3/25/02)
Superior Science Education by John O. Andersen - Learning a lot can be a free experience (1/22/01)
Teacher Appreciate Gift Ideas by Deborah Taylor-Hough (12/11/00)
Fundraising Ideas (8/2/99)
Home School Savings - Reader's Recommendations (3/30/98)
Shhh, Mom's Got Homework by Alicia Kaminski (10/27/97)

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School, Supplies

Also in School:
School, College
School, Graduation
School, High School
School, Homework Help
School, Lunches
School, Other

Back-To-School Shopping Secrets by Teresa Randall - Easing the headache of back-to-school shopping.(8/18/08)
Back to School Shopping by Pat Veretto - Save on back to school clothes. (8/4/08)
Back to School, or Back to the Poor House? (8/7/06)
Back-to-School Basics - 10 ways to save on school gear (8/22/05)
Inexpensive Math Manipulatives (9/6/04)
Reducing the Cost of Office and School Supplies by Naomi Knudsen - Tips to save on needed supplies (8/25/03)
Back-to-School Bargains by Shuanna Privratsky (8/4/03)
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)
Back to School Clothes by Kim Danger (8/14/00)
Thrifty Classroom Decorations (8/3/98)
How to Save Money on Back to School Purchases by Our Readers (8/11/97)

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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 Warranties? by Doris Dobkins - Information is your best tool (9/30/02)
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)
Vehicle Service Contracts by Pat Mestern (9/27/99)
Service Contracts & Extended Warrantees by Gary Foreman (9/23/96)

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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)
The Aftermath of Divorce (7/10/00)
Successfully Renting to a Roommate (1/31/00)
Time for My First Apartment? (9/20/99)
Ask Miserly Mom: Cooking for One (6/21/99)
Cooking for One (3/22/99)
Singles Can Stretch Dollars, Too! by Dr. Ferne Cherne (11/23/98)
Finances for the Recent College Graduate by Alice (11/9/98)

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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)
My Story: It Takes Two to Live on One Income by Christine Campbell - She always knew what she wanted... (1/12/09)
Confessions of a One Income Family by Marianne Giullian - 14 tools to make one income living possible (2/25/09)
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)
When the Child Support Check Is Late by Sandra Ray - Running a household when the check doesn't arrive (1/20/03)
My Story: Single Moms Relearns Lessons - contributed by Tigger - No longer controlled by money (12/16/02)
My Story: A Mother's Approach to Savings - Ideas from a single mom of three (10/7/02)
A Single Mom's Financial Security - Going it alone doesn't have to mean going broke (5/3/02)
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)
Single Parent Success Story by Kathy B. (5/24/99)
Surviving as a Widower With Children by Joanne Pritchard Wiradilaga (1/18/99)
Single Parenting by Sarah Kennington (12/14/98)
Advice for the Widowed Parent (12/7/98)
A Single Mom by Lu Anne Betcher (9/21/98)
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

Organization: Bedrooms and Closets
Organization: Office
Organization: Main Menu
Organization: Pantry and Kitchen
Organization: Papers, Books, and Magazines
Organization: Removing Clutter
Organization: Small Spaces


Special Needs

Key elements of an effective caregiver agreement - When drafting a personal-care contract, take these important factors into consideration.
5 good reasons to sign a caregiver agreement - A caregiver agreement sets expectations in writing so everyone knows their responsibilities.
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)
Disability Resources by Kathleen Bieke - Every can learn more about their neighbor (7/30/01)
Disabled Debt Disaster by Gary Foreman (12/18/00)
Coping With Crisis by Patti Chadwick (8/21/00)
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)
Frugal Sources for Special Needs Equipment by Our Readers (6/9/97)

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Taxes

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

Teens

See
Children, Teenagers General

Time Managament

Children
Cleaning
Home
Kitchen and Groceries
Office
Planning
Prioritizing
Stress Management

Time Management, Children

Also in Time Management:
Time, Cleaning
Time, Home
Time, Kitchen and Groceries
Time, Office
Time, Planning
Time, Prioritizing
Time, Stress Management

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)
Saving Phone & Door Time by Sharon Powell - two simple ideas will save you hours every year (1/1/01)
Chore Charts (9/13/99)
How a Single Mom Relaxes by Rosemarie (9/13/99)
Frugal Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Louise Wulf (6/9/97)

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Time Management, Cleaning

Also in Time Management:
Time, Children
Time, Home
Time, Kitchen and Groceries
Time, Office
Time, Planning
Time, Prioritizing
Time, Stress Management

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)
I Quit Ironing (5/31/99)
Working Woman Time Savers by Gary Foreman (11/3/97)
Time Savers by Marla Saunders (6/24/96)

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Time Management, Home

Also in Time Management:
Time, Children
Time, Cleaning
Time, Kitchen and Groceries
Time, Office
Time, Planning
Time, Prioritizing
Time, Stress Management

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)
Save Time Without Paying for It (10/4/04)
Junk Mail by Bob Osgoodby - Filter out frustrations (3/24/03)
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)
Take Control of Your Time by Archie R. Lawhorne - And you'll take control of your life (5/21/01)
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)
Keeping Up During the Hectic Holidays by Lisa Moore (12/6/99)
The ABC's of Time Management by Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale (8/9/99)
Who's Got the Button by Rachel Paxton (5/10/99)
Stopping Telephone Solicitors by K.L. (4/19/99)
Saving Time vs. the Environment by M.T. Davila (2/15/99)
Holiday Time Savers by Christine Stoner (11/30/98)
Time Wasters and Savers by Arthur Hawkins II (11/9/98)
Spending Time vs. Saving Money (10/5/98)
'No Time' - Reader's Advice (10/6/97)
Get Organized: Make a List! by Rae Osenbaugh (10/28/96)

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Time Management, Kitchen and Groceries

Also in Time Management:
Time, Children
Time, Cleaning
Time, Home
Time, Office
Time, Planning
Time, Prioritizing
Time, Stress Management

My Story: Creating Kitchen Convenience - She has an allergy to staying in the kitchen all day (3/15/04)
Apply Business Savvy In Your Home by Kim Randall - Make your home more efficient (7/7/03)
Saving Time in the Kitchen by Crystal Dupay (11/8/99)
Save Time Grocery Shopping by Crystal Dupay (10/25/99)
Save Time Grocery Shopping by Christine Stoner (11/16/98)

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Time Management, Office

Also in Time Management:
Time, Children
Time, Cleaning
Time, Home
Time, Kitchen and Groceries
Time, Planning
Time, Prioritizing
Time, Stress Management

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)
Where Did the Time Go? by Gregory Thomas - If you have to ask, chances are some was wasted (3/4/02)
Handling Email Overload by Michael Angier - Don't get buried in an electronic avalanche (10/8/01)
Big Time Wasters by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - What's consuming your day? (7/30/01)
The Paper Blizzard by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - Don't let the blizzard slow you down (7/16/01)
Interrupt Interruptions by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - Take control of your time! (6/4/01)
Neat Networking by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - Who you know can save you time (2/12/01)
Overcoming Information Overload by Bob Osgoodby (12/4/00)
Delegate It by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (12/4/00)
To Help You Remember by Maria Gracia (11/27/00)
Systematize and Simplify by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (10/23/00)
Procrastination Pointers by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (10/2/00)
Recapturing Time by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (4/17/00)
Control the Free-Fall by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (2/21/00)
The Big Hole in Your Day by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (1/3/00)
Top Five Time Management Mistakes by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (9/20/99)
Getting Out of Balance by Dr. Don Wetmore (8/23/99)
Making the Most of Travel Time by Arthur Hawkins (2/22/99)
Managing Your Time - Put Off Procrastination by Michael G. Allen (1/26/98)
Time Management by Dean Velasco (7/8/96)

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Time Management, Planning

Also in Time Management:
Time, Children
Time, Cleaning
Time, Home
Time, Kitchen and Groceries
Time, Office
Time, Prioritizing
Time, Stress Management

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.
Leveraging Time by Rich Finzer - Making the most of each stop.
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)
End Procrastination Now by Kathy Gates - And keep control of your life (3/3/03)
Stop Wasting Time by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - The principles of planning (10/21/02)
Jump Start Your Morning by Kathy Gates - Plan for a great start tomorrow (10/14/02)
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)
TIme Management by Craig Lock - Would you like to get more from each day? (10/15/01)
Prioritizing Power by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - You'll find more hours in your day (2/26/01)
Time Management Horse Sense by Don Wetmore (11/8/99)
Organizational Skills by Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale (10/18/99)

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Time Management, Prioritizing

Also in Time Management:
Time, Children
Time, Cleaning
Time, Home
Time, Kitchen and Groceries
Time, Office
Time, Planning
Time, Stress Management

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)
The Principles of Vacuum by Michael Angier - They say that nature abhors a vacuum... (12/2/02)
Crucial vs. Not Crucial by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - We all have 'too much to do' (11/18/02)
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)
Managing Multiple Priorities by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (6/5/00)
Conscious Prioritization by Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale (9/6/99)
Time Management by Chris Bonde (8/12/96)

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Time Management, Stress Management

Also in Time Management:
Time, Children
Time, Cleaning
Time, Home
Time, Kitchen and Groceries
Time, Office
Time, Planning
Time, Prioritizing

Are You Multi-Tasking Yourself Into Stress? (9/13/04)
Don't Be Busy, Be Productive (10/27/03)
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)
Defeating Delay by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore - Don't let delays suck the time out of your day (9/3/01)
Getting Out of Balance by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore (9/4/00)

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Travel

See
Vacations

Utilities

Cooling
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Heating
Other
Phone
Water

Utilities, Cooling

See Air Conditioning: Lower Cooling Costs
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Utilities, Energy

Also in Utilities:
Utilities, Cooling
Utilities, Energy Efficiency
Utilities, Heating
Utilities, Other
Utilities, Phone
Utilities, Water

see also:
Electricity: Cutting Your Bill
What Makes My Electric Bill So High by Gary Foreman - Would an energy audit help to reduce it?
The Cost of Using Your Clothes Dryer by Veronica Bowman - How much could you save if you turned your dryer off?
7 tips to lower energy bills - Want to lower your energy bills? Here are a few easy tips that let you save money on gas and electricity.
A Full Fridge Uses Less Electricity by Rich Finzer - Reduce your electric bill with a full refrigerator.
10 cool ways to whack your utility bill - Trim your monthly utility bill with these tips that will lead you out of the darkness. (9/29/10)
Don't stand by as devices sap standby power - As costly as electricity can be, you can't afford to let standby, or "vampire," power be wasted. (4/6/10)
5 ways to slash home energy bills - High home energy bills zapping your wallet? These five steps can save power and juice savings. (12/14/09)
Heat and Electricity 101 by Amy L. Thomas -Establish good conservation habits for now and the future. (11/17/08)
Beat Energy Costs: Hot Water (11/20/06)
Tax Breaks for Energy Savings (3/13/06)
Tankless Water Heaters - Is one right for your home? (12/12/05)
Skip the Dryer - Saving winter-time cash (12/12/05)
Power Smart Savings (4/25/05)
Air Drying Clothes Without a Clothesline (7/5/04)
How I Survived California's Energy Crisis by Teresa Ambord - Little changes, bit savings (4/7/03)
Lowering Utility Bills - An apartment dweller needs help (1/20/03)
Pool Pump Operating Costs - The Natural Handyman - Determining the efficiency of your pool pump (7/1/02)
Surviving an Energy Crisis - Our friends in California need help (5/7/01)
Mr. Solar's Introduction to Solar Electricity by Charlie Collins (8/9/99)
Lower Electric Bills - Reader's Solutions (6/15/98)
Turn It Off? by Gary Foreman (10/20/97)
Ask Mr. Solar - Alternative Energy by Charlie Collins (9/29/97)
How Much Does Electricity Cost? by Gary Foreman (9/9/96)
Cutting Your Electric Bill: the Refrigerator by Gary Foreman (9/16/96)

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Utilities, Energy Efficiency

Also in Utilities:
Utilities, Cooling
Utilities, Energy
Utilities, Heating
Utilities, Other
Utilities, Phone
Utilities, Water

see also:
Electricity: Cutting Your Bill

How to Install a Programmable Thermostat by Benjamin Roussey - You can lower your heating and cooling bills!
9 Ways to Cut Costs on Heating and Cooling Your Home by Chris Long - Reducing the cost of a comfortable home
Shopping for the Lowest Electric Rates by Lynn Bulmahn - Could you be paying too much for electricity?
CFL vs LED Lightbulbs by Shaunna Privratsky - Are CFLs or LEDs the better lightbulb choice?
Summer Kitchen Energy Efficiency by Veronica Bowman - Reduce the amount of energy you use in the kitchen
6 energy-saving projects for your home - You updated the appliances and light bulbs. Here are other ways to reduce electric and gas bills.
The Best Light Bulbs to Save Money courtesy of FindTheBest.com - How to find the best money saving light bulbs.
5 cool ways to slice summer electric bills - Save on summer electric bills by staking power vampires and using a solar clothes dryer.
10 cool ways to whack your utility bill - Trim your monthly utility bill with these tips that will lead you out of the darkness.
Home energy management can save you money - Home energy management systems can cut your monthly utility bills. Find out how, and how much. (3/31/10)
An energy audit can cut your power bill - An energy audit will save you money, but who should do it: your utility company or a private accredited auditor? (2/24/10)
Energy Efficient Windows - Tax credit "window of opportunity" reopens in 2009. (1/26/09)
Turn Your Home Into an Energy Star - Cut bills by making your home more energy efficient (12/19/05)
Conducting a Home Energy Audit - Improve energy efficiency and lower utility bills (6/6/05)
Hidden Energy Efficiencies - New areas to explore (8/23/04)

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Utilities, Heating

Also in Utilities:
Utilities, Cooling
Utilities, Energy
Utilities, Energy Efficiency
Utilities, Other
Utilities, Phone
Utilities, Water

see also:
Electricity: Cutting Your Bill

How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter by Benjamin Roussey - DIY furnace prep.
12 ways to lower heating bills - Home heating can be expensive. Here are some tips that can help you save money.
10 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill by Shelly Duell - Reduce the amount you spend for heat this winter.
6 ways to cut winter energy costs - Hoping to slash energy costs this winter? Here are six ways to do it.
4 tips to lower heating bills - Learn four ways to lower your heating bills this winter and improve your home’s efficiency.
My Story: 3 Things You Need to Know About Free Firewood contributed by Donna - How we get the most heat from our fireplace.
Slideshow - tips to save on home heating - Take the chill out of winter with these money-smart tips to save energy in your home.
Wood Heat for your Home by Debra Karplus, MS, OTR/L- Understanding wood and pellet heaters
How to Keep Your Home Warm This Winters by April Borbon - 12 frugal tips for a warm home
Energy Saving Furnaces courtesy of FindTheBest.com - What to look for in a home heating system.
Free Fireplace Logs by Connie Vigil Platt - A heat-producing fire could cost you nothing!
Fire Starters - Simple Homemade Fire Starters.
6 tips to save on home heating - Take the chill out of winter with these money-smart tips to save energy in your home.
Cheaper Heat - Is electric heat cheaper than gas?
Free Firewood by Debra L. Karplus, MS - Five places to find free firewood for your fireplace or woodstove. (9/20/10)
A Coal Stove for Savings by Linda Hull - Lowering your heating bills this winter.(8/31/09)
Fireplace Safety Tips - Keeping that warm glow safe for your family. (01/05/09)
Quartz Infared Heaters - Trying to making your hobby your living (12/22/08)
Saving on Your Heating Bill by Justin Ripley - You don't have much choice. You must heat your home. (10/13/08)
Lowering Your Natural Gas Bill by Renea Winchester -One phone call could reduce your winter heating bill. (9/22/08)
Burn Corn to Heat Your Home by Pat Veretto - Should you consider burning corn for heat? (12/3/07)
Burning Wood by Pat Veretto - Wood heating is no longer a social statement, it's a practical solution (11/19/07)
Heat Loss by Johanne Leveille - Keeping the heat indoors. (10/22/07)
My Story: Corn Stove Complaint - Negatives to corn stove ownership that you may not have heard (10/1/07)
How to Reduce Heating Bills (11/27/06)
Simple Cheap Heat - An energy-saving secret that every homebuyer should know. (10/2/06)
Gas vs. Electric Heating (9/11/06)
Gas vs. Electric Heat - Will and electric space heater reduce her natural gas bill? (12/5/05)
Selecting a Space Heater (11/28/05)
Preparing for Winter - Making the most of your heating dollar (10/17/05)
My Story: Utility Savings - A single mom attacks her heating bill (10/3/05)
Choosing a Space Heater (1/3/05)
Energy Saving Gas Fireplaces (10/25/04)
Buying a Furnace (8/2/04)
Winterizing Your Apartment - Reducing energy bills when you don't own the building (10/27/03)
Closing Vents and other ways to reduce the cost of heating (1/6/03)
Air Pockets Reduce Heating Bills by Gary Foreman - Air can provide inexpensive insulation (11/12/01)
Roofs and Heat Loss - The Natural Handyman - Will a new roof make a difference? (9/3/01)
Reduce Your Electric and Heating Bill by Brian Chow - 8 ways to lower your monthly bill (2/5/01)
Winter Warmth - Creative ways to stay warm without turning up the thermostat (1/8/01)
My Story: Housewarming by Judith Selig - How a single woman keeps a 100 year-old farmhouse warm (1/8/01)
Let Your Forced Air Furnace Do Its Work (12/13/99)
Home Heating by Gary Foreman (11/8/99)
Dollars Out the Window by Gary Foreman (2/1/99)
North of the Border: Winter Heating by Pat Mestern (1/25/99)
Save $100 This Winter by Gary Foreman (11/9/98)
Buying A Home With Electric Baseboard Heat? - Reader's Recommend (12/15/97)
The Smiths Save 15% on Heating by Gary Foreman (2/17/97)

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Utilities, Other

Also in Utilities:
Utilities, Cooling
Utilities, Energy
Utilities, Energy Efficiency
Utilities, Heating
Utilities, Phone
Utilities, Water

see also:
Electricity: Cutting Your Bill

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.
Estimate cost of utilities on your next home - These tools help estimate utility bills for your next home, whether you decide to rent or buy.
Video: Are Expensive HDMI Cables a Rip-Off? by Brandon Ballenger - Should you pay more for the cable than you did for the TV?
32 Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills by Nan Fischer - Don't let rising costs sink your finances.
Video: Frugalize your utilities - Changing your habits can save you money on your utility bill. (9/15/10)
Propane Vs Electric Appliances-Are electric appliances cheaper to use than propane? (11/24/08)
Utility payment plans have some flaws - Equal payments may sound like a great idea, but watch out that you don't get hit with a surprise bill at the end of the year. (5/16/08)
Long-Term Winterizing - When you want to leave your home for more than a few days (11/14/05)
How Junk Mail Can Save You Money (9/5/05)
Dump Your Monthly Garbage Bill (8/8/05)
How to Keep Your Utility Expenses Low - Exposing once 'invisible' costs (7/12/04)
Winter Home Shutdown - Safeguarding your home during winter months (1/19/04)
Give Yourself a Raise by Miriam Reed - How I 'earned' an extra $100 every month (10/27/03)
Where's My Money? - Getting your utility deposits back (5/5/03)
Dishwasher Costs by Jonni McCoy (3/12/01)
Your Washing Machine and the Environment by Gary Foreman (9/11/00)
Is It Worth It? by Gary Foreman (4/3/00)

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Utilities, Phone

Also in Utilities:
Utilities, Cooling
Utilities, Energy
Utilities, Energy Efficiency
Utilities, Heating
Utilities, Other
Utilities, Water

see also:
Electricity: Cutting Your Bill

What seniors should look for in a cellphone - Cellphones are becoming ubiquitous among seniors. Here's what to look for.
Are you unknowingly paying "cramming" charges on your mobile bill? - A new Senate committee report finds those pesky unknown charges on your cell phone bill are more common than you may think.
5 Ways to Get Rid of Your Texting Plan by Kenrod White - Why pay 10 cents per text?
5 Ways to Reduce Your Cell Phone Bill by Gina Jennings - Reducing the cost of your monthly phone bill..
Are you overcharged by your cellphone company? - Sneaky, unauthorized charges are hard to detect. Here's how to identify and stop them.
Time to hang up the phone on your landline? - More people are cutting the cord on their home phones, but there could be a safety concern.
Product Review: Magic Jack - How good can a free phone service be?(9/01/08)
Cutting the Landline (3/26/07)
Cell Phone Sanity (11/27/06)
Before You Get a Cellular Phone by Gregory Thomas (8/11/03)
Five Ways to Cut Your Phone Bill by Tom Tracey - Stay in touch for less (7/15/02)
Phone Bills by Gary Foreman (11/18/96)

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Utilities, Water

Also in Utilities:
Utilities, Cooling
Utilities, Energy
Utilities, Energy Efficiency
Utilities, Heating
Utilities, Other
Utilities, Phone

see also:
Electricity: Cutting Your Bill

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
Surviving the Water Bill by Janean Nusz - Tried and true methods
Recycling 'Gray' Water
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
See also:
Auto Rentals
Family Activities & Entertainment
Business Travel

Voluntary Simplicity

Choosing Simplicity
Environmentally Conscious
Natural Recipes
Other
Owning Less

Voluntary Simplicity, Choosing Simplicity

Also in Voluntary Simplicity:
Simplicity, Environmentally Conscious
Simplicity, Natural Recipes
Simplicity, Other
Simplicity, Owning Less

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)
Material rewards for thrift? Yankee 2.0 - Is it a contradiction to reward yourself with material goods for reaching thrifty/frugal goals?
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)
Getting Support When Spending Less (6/18/07)
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)
Solo Carpet Cleaning (capping your business growth) by John O. Andersen (11/2/98)
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

Also in Voluntary Simplicity:
Simplicity, Choosing Simplicity
Simplicity, Natural Recipes
Simplicity, Other
Simplicity, Owning Less

Start an Office Recycling Program (7/16/07)
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)
Saving Money and the Earth by Lisa Petsche - Small steps towards a big goal (4/14/03)
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

Also in Voluntary Simplicity:
Simplicity, Choosing Simplicity
Simplicity, Environmentally Conscious
Simplicity, Other
Simplicity, Owning Less

Canning Basics (8/13/07)
Winning the Cat Litter Box Battle, Cheaply (9/18/06)
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)
Natural Cosmetics by Gary Foreman (2/16/96)

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Voluntary Simplicity, Other

Also in Voluntary Simplicity:
Simplicity, Choosing Simplicity
Simplicity, Environmentally Conscious
Simplicity, Natural Recipes
Simplicity, Owning Less

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)
Work Together, Save Money - Ways to work communally to save money (11/8/04)
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

Also in Voluntary Simplicity:
Simplicity, Choosing Simplicity
Simplicity, Environmentally Conscious
Simplicity, Natural Recipes
Simplicity, Other

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)
A Better Commute - Bicycle to work (8/30/04)
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)
Soulful Tax Shelters by John O. Andersen (4/26/99)
Living in the Philippines by Don Herrington (10/19/98)
Making Spirits Light... by Lisa Reid (12/8/97)

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Weddings, Marriage and Divorce

Dresses
Food
Gifts and Registries
Locations and Decorations
Other

Weddings, Dresses

Also in Weddings:
Weddings, Food
Weddings, Gifts and Registries
Weddings, Locations and Decorations
Weddings, Other

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)
What to do With Old Wedding Gowns, Rings? (6/12/06)
My Story: A Cinderella Wedding (9/26/05)
After the Wedding - Making your wedding dress into a keepsake (5/23/05)
Selling Your Wedding Dress - Giving another bride a chance to make beautiful memories (9/27/04)
My Story: My Frugal Wedding - An entire wedding for $500 (10/20/03)
Spend Less on Your Wedding Dress by Shaunna Privratsky - The dress of her dreams (1/20/03)
My Wedding Dress by Lindsay Marlow (3/8/99)
A Wedding Dress for Less by Rachel Shreckengast (1/27/97)

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Weddings, Food

Also in Weddings:
Weddings, Dresses
Weddings, Gifts and Registries
Weddings, Locations and Decorations
Weddings, Other

My Story: A Cinderella Wedding (9/26/05)
26 Ways to Cut Your Wedding Bill by Julie Sturgeon (2/23/04)
Ask Miserly Moms: A Frugal Wedding by Jonni McCoy - A great wedding doesn't have to be expensive (5/14/01)
My Story: A NY City Wedding & Reception for $175 by Marcy Rae - You just need a little creativity (2/26/01)
A Fairy Tale Wedding by Vicki Collins (5/1/00)
Inexpensive Rehearsal Dinner (4/3/00)
Planning Your Wedding by Debi Brim (11/30/98)
Inexpensive Wedding BBQ (7/20/98)
Cutting Food Costs at Your Wedding by Rachel Shreckengast (3/3/97)

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Weddings, Gifts and Registries

Also in Weddings:
Weddings, Dresses
Weddings, Food
Weddings, Locations and Decorations
Weddings, Other

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.(5/12/08)
Inexpensive and Creative Wedding Gifts by Melissa Hogan (3/3/08)
Surviving the Wedding Season - How many weddings will you be invited to this year? (6/4/07)
10 Tips for Creating a Wedding Registry (7/17/06)
Off-Beat Wedding Registries (6/26/06)
Hidden Costs of Being a Wedding Guest (7/5/04)
10 Tricks to Avoid Wedding-Guest Blues (7/5/04)
Wedding Registries - When your gift selection is cheaper elsewhere (6/2/03)
Here Comes the Bride... by Maureen Bennie - budget-minded gifts from the heart (4/28/03)
Giving 'Timely' Wedding Gifts by Nancy Twigg - More pleasing than gifts that cost much, much more (8/20/01)
Citrus Summer Shower by Mary Ann Ross and Kimberly Lainson (6/12/00)
Wedding Gifts - special reader's tips (8/1/97)

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Weddings, Locations and Decorations

Also in Weddings:
Weddings, Dresses
Weddings, Food
Weddings, Gifts and Registries
Weddings, Other

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 (8/27/07)
Winter Wedding Savings (10/10/05)
My Story: A Cinderella Wedding (9/26/05)
20 Ways to Have a Less Expensive, More Meaningful Wedding by Kimberly Button - Cutting costs could actually improve your big day (3/22/04)
26 Ways to Cut Your Wedding Bill by Julie Sturgeon (2/23/04)
Choosing a Wedding Location (6/13/03)
Ask Miserly Moms: A Frugal Wedding by Jonni McCoy - A great wedding doesn't have to be expensive (5/14/01)
A Fairy Tale Wedding - Location, Flowers and Music by Vicki Collins (5/29/00)
My Story: Wedding Savings by Debi Brim (10/4/99)
Wedding Frugality: Beautiful, but Cheap! by Jill E. Hyatt (7/13/98)
Frugal Wedding Flowers by Rachel Shreckengast (5/5/97)
Inexpensive Decorating Ideas for a Christmas Themed Weddingby Rachel Shreckengast (12/9/96)

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Weddings, Other

Also in Weddings:
Weddings, Dresses
Weddings, Food
Weddings, Gifts and Registries
Weddings, Locations and Decorations
Weddings, Other

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.
Top 10 most expensive wedding day splurges - Tying the knot? Be ready to open your wallet wide. The average wedding cost $28,427 in 2012.
Wedding insurance: Help for bridal 'fails' - Don't let thefts or mishaps destroy your big day. Get married to the idea of wedding insurance.
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.
Honeymoon like a celeb -- on the cheap! - While a private yacht may not be in your budget, a fabulous honeymoon to Cabo can be arranged!
Frugal wedding rites that shine by Bankrate: Saving Money
How to financially survive wedding season - Always a bridesmaid and going broke? Here's how wedding attendants & guests can afford invites.
My Story: Wedding Rehearsal Dinner contributed by Susan S. - An affordable, enjoyable rehearsal dinner.
5 clever ways to save on your wedding - Wedding planners and savvy brides offer tips on saving without skimping on the big day.
My Story: Frugal Weddings - 6 keys to reducing costs on that special day.
My Story: Our Perfect Wedding by Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Things learned from planning a wedding easily carried over into other areas of the budget
6 Great Ways to Save Money on a Wedding by Buck Weber - We gained a son-in-law, not a lot of debt! (9/13/10)
A Frugal Wedding - How to have a frugal wedding without looking cheap. (4/26/10)
Your Wedding Reception by Joan Wai - Running a ritzy reception on recession resources. (4/05/10)
Recessionista Bride by Christina Friedrichsen - New breed of bride doesn’t let economy get in her way of having a dream wedding. (4/13/09)
Time is Money when Wedding Bells Ring (11/30/07)
Insuring Your Wedding Ceremony (8/20/07)
Cutting the Cost of Your Wedding (8/6/07)
The Elopement Movement (7/16/07)
Paying for Wedding with New Credit Card (6/4/07)
Top 10 Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot (6/5/06)
Weddings on a Budget (5/22/06)
7 Ways to Save on an Off-season Wedding (2/13/06)
This Wedding Brought to You By... - Some couples are seeking sponsors for their big day (11/1/04)
The Wedding Budget (10/18/04)
Engagement Rings - Use your head, not your heart (8/2/04)
8 Ways to Cut Honeymoon Costs (7/26/04)
Buying an Engagement Ring (12/15/03)
Insuring Your Wedding Ceremony (10/11/03)
Planning to pay for a wedding (10/25/02)
A Wonderful Wedding on a Budget by Tracie Morris - Big dreams...small budget (8/5/02)
I Would Marry You Again! - Vow renewal ceremony (6/17/02)
Mother of the Groom by Gary Foreman - Where do you draw the line on expenses? (7/30/01)
Wedding Favors - Inexpensive ideas for memorable wedding favors (2/12/01)
Frugal Flower Girl Accessories by Rachel Paxton (8/28/00)
Engagement Rings for Less (6/5/00)
Five Wedding Budget-Busters by Rachel Sanfordlyn Shreckengast (7/26/99)
A Fun, Yet Frugal Wedding Shower - part two (1/18/99)
A Fun, Yet Frugal Wedding Shower - part one (1/11/99)
To Elope? Or Not? (8/31/98)
Should We Elope? - Reader's Recommendations (5/11/98)
My Wedding Plans Cost Too Much - Reader's Recommendations (1/5/98)
Marrying for Better & for Less! by SheriLynne Hansen (11/4/96)

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Business Travel
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Working, Business Travel

My Story: Smart Business Travel Tips contributed by Matt - Even with a good per diem, business travel can cost you money if you are not careful.
On the Road Again by Maureen Bennie - For those business travelers who own their own companies and/or are self-employed, the travel expense account becomes a budgetary concern.
Cheap Business Travel by Debbie Zervas - Tips to save as much of your own money as you can while on the road while eliminating a lot of the problems and headaches that typicaly occur when traveling.

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Working, Career

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Working, Finding a Job
Working, Increasing Your Salary
Working, Job Loss
Resumes
Working, Work at Home

Video: Getting Started as an Entrepreneur by Gary Foreman - Interview with Charlie Poznek of TheBoomerBusinessOwner.com
How to get your childhood dream job - Before salaries mattered, we all wanted to be astronauts or spies. Here's how to live the dream.
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.
9 social media no-nos at a new job - Avoid these social media mistakes at work or you could find yourself job hunting again.
What's It Like Selling Avon Products? - What you need to know before becoming a sales rep.
Can a midcareer internship boost your career? - Landing an internship to complement your experience can help you find that ideal job.
Turning Your Hobby Into a Job by Gary Foreman - Could he actually make money doing what he loved?
5 tips to reinventing yourself in a new career - Before changing job hats, take personal inventory and do a cost-benefit analysis.
How to stay on top in the career game - Now that you've found your calling, what's next? Follow these strategies to help advance it.
Can social media rescue your career? - Can ignorance of social media kill your career? Quite possibly, experts say.
8 outdoor jobs to help you escape the office - Don't be cooped up in a cubicle. Stretch your legs in one of these growing outdoor jobs.
Working for Avon or Mary Kay by Deb Killion - What's it like to be a rep for Avon or Mary Kay cosmetics?
8 questions to ask before relocating for a job - Before uprooting your life, make sure relocating for a new job works for your family and career.
5 tips for a smooth transition to a new job - A new job can be daunting after being out of work. Take these steps for a seamless transition.
Job Shift From Middle Class by Luke Landes - 5 tips on handling the new job economy.
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.
You Can Land the Job of Your Dreams by Patricia D. Sadar - Insider secrets from a human resources veteran.
The Job by Rick Kahler - Do you really have to get “the job” to become wealthy?
The Future of Your Job by The Dollar Stretcher - What will it take for you to continue to be a valuable asset as an employee?
Networking by Brandt Smith - Network your way to job security. (10/27/08)
Surviving Success by Dr. Howard Gluss - Could you be sabotaging your financial dreams? (9/29/08)
Positioning Yourself for Career Advancement (11/29/04)
Frugally Single - When your co-workers want you to work all the overtime (7/21/03)
Finding the Magic by Gary Lockwood - Discovering your natural talents (4/29/02)
Networking a New Job by Paul T. Forde - Your best chance to find a new position (6/18/01)
Top 10 Networking tips by Maria Marsala - Make who you know work for you (3/26/01)
Sharing an Office (3/27/00)
Working As a 'Contract Employee' by Ralph Steward (6/21/99)
Life As a Contract Worker (2/15/99)
From Corporation to the University: A Less Stressful Lifestyle? (9/7/98)

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Working, Finding a Job

Also in Working:
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Working, Career
Working, Increasing Your Salary
Working, Job Loss
Resumes
Working, Work at Home

Job-search training yields big results - An expert says job-search training makes job-seekers much more likely to find work.
10 ways to lose a job before you get it - Whether it's due to social-skills challenges or sheer ineptitude, here's a quick checklist of what not to do when applying for a position and going on an interview.
Video: Improve Your Chances of Finding a Job with an Online Resume by Gary Foreman - Interview of David Chen, founder of Strikingly.com.
Finding a job after an involuntary retirement - If you don't have the means to retire early, work double time on efforts to find a job.
Job background checks: Are they discriminatory? - Is it appropriate for a potential employer to check your criminal and credit history?
6 ways to tap social media to find a job - You can send out resumes, but don't forget to use social media tools in your job search.
Find a job on LinkedIn: 7 ways to fix your profile - Everyone knows LinkedIn is an important tool for job seekers. Here are tips you may not know.
A SAHM Looks for a Part-Time Job by Gary Foreman - She's trying to find a good part-time job.
4 tips for over-60 job hunters - When you’re older than 60, sell yourself to potential employers by emphasizing leadership skills.
The most common illegal job-interview questions - Here's how to handle off-limits questions that your future supervisor might innocently ask.
5 steps to go from fired to hired - A career coach says it's best to be honest about having been fired when you interview for a new job.
8 ways to find and keep a temporary job - In tough times, the path to a permanent job might be through temping. These tips can make it happen. (10/3/09)
Business Networking Pays Off by Kimberly Paulk - Zero-cost methods for making real connections. (3/9/09)
10 winning ways to land the job you want - Unemployment is high but you can still land the job you want if you follow these 10 smart tips. (9/10/08)
7 Common Questions about the Job Search (7/16/07)
8 Job Hunting Myths by Shannon Dauphin - That are hurting your job search.
4 tips for finding a job when you have a job - Don't put your work email on your resume if you're already employed but want a new job.
How to find a job when you're over 50 - Older job seekers must overcome biases in the marketplace and in their own minds.
Help most wanted: 5 biggest worker shortages - Need a job? You're in luck if you're in a group with welders, techies and number-crunchers.
Video: 7 Ways an Employment Center Can Get You a Job by Angela Colley - Get help finding your next employment.
Looking for job security in a union shop - Union jobs aren't as plentiful as Big Labor shrinks, but this strategy will help you find one.
6 job-search don'ts that could get you canned - Avoid these no-nos that can get you fired from your old job before you have a new one.
Ace your job interview: Secrets from HR pros - Stressing over the salary question or the callback? These tips will help you prepare.
Job Hunting Tips - Making your job hunt more successful.
The Mature Overqualified Job-Seeker by Linda Shapero - What you need to know to get a job offer. (7/5/10)
Looking for a New Job NAPSA - Consider these 10 things when searching for a job.(8/10/09)
Finding a New Job by Tricia Goss - When finding a job is your job. (6/15/09)
Finding Part Time Work (11/5/07)
My Story: Finding A Job - 6 tools to help you get your career restarted (9/11/06)
My Story: Finding a Job (7/31/06)
Job Search Pals - Find a job faster (1/16/06)
Spending Money On the Job Search (4/11/05)
My Story: On-the-Job Savings - Exploring the benefits when considering a new job (5/2/05)
10 Ways to Save Money While Looking for a Job (1/24/05)
Ups and Downs In the Job Market by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A. - Keeping a positive attitude (1/26/04)
Networking a New Job by Paul T. Forde - Your best chance to find a new position (6/18/01)
Job Search Tips for an Older Crowd by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A. - Getting gack into the working world (5/5/03)

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Working, Increasing Your Salary

Also in Working:
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Working, Career
Working, Finding a Job
Working, Job Loss
Resumes
Working, Work at Home

The reality behind 5 easy income strategies - Creating passive income is an active pursuit, requiring an investment of work, time or cash.
Weird things that can affect your salary - The impact of facial hair on salary -- and other quirky studies of the American workplace.
13 Ways to Score a Bigger Raise by Gary Foreman - How to get the raise you deserve.
6 steps to ask for a raise in a down economy - Confidence can only get you so far. Follow these steps to success when you ask for a raise.
Turning hobby into business means tax breaks - Does your pastime make money? Turning it into a business could provide tax advantages.
They Make How Much Money? - When you feel you're being underpaid for your work (7/11/07)
Is It Time for a Raise? (10/11/04)
Get a Raise In a 'Down' Economy by Joanne Watson (9/8/03)

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Working, Job Loss

Also in Working:
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Working, Career
Working, Finding a Job
Working, Increasing Your Salary
Resumes
Working, Work at Home

6 warning signs you could lose your job - People aren't just fired. These tips will help you pick up the vibes of a coming job loss.
A temporary layoff by Live Like A Mensch
Fired for being too old? Know your rights - Laid-off workers know it when they see age bias, but challenging the employer is costly and risky.
How to laugh off a layoff and find a job - Don't hold a pity party. Follow these people and turn your job loss into a win.
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.
5 steps to go from fired to hired - A career coach says it's best to be honest about having been fired when you interview for a new job.
6 warning signs you could lose your job - People aren't just fired. These tips will help you pick up the vibes of a coming job loss.
My Story: Job Loss Lessons contributed by Kim - What we learned when my husband lost his job (6/7/10)
My Story: Before Job Loss contributed by Timmi Proverbs - Things to do before a layoff. (4/13/09)
Out of Work? Volunteer! by Celeste Leibowitz - It could be the best way to find a new job. (3/23/09)
Preparing for a Layoff (8/7/06)
Surviving a Job Loss (1/9/06)
Job Loss at 50+ (3/28/05)
While I Was Unemployed by Beth Hering - Beyond coupon cutting and buying on sale (12/1/03)
Unemployed Bill Crisis by Gary Foreman - Starting the road to recovery (8/4/03)
Preparing for a Potential Layoff (12/13/99)
Downsizing - Before You Leave by Deb Graminski (4/27/98)

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Working, Mature Job Seekers

6 tips for landing a job for the over 50 - Finding a job when you are over 50 is no picnic, but here are some tips that could make it easier.
Fired for being too old? Know your rights - Laid-off workers know it when they see age bias, but challenging the employer is costly and risky.
How to find a job when you're over 50 - Older job seekers must overcome biases in the marketplace and in their own minds.
The Mature Overqualified Job-Seeker by Linda Shapero - What you need to know to get a job offer. (7/5/10)
Job Loss at 50+ (3/28/05)
Job Search Tips for an Older Crowd by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A. - Getting gack into the working world (5/5/03)

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Working, Resumes

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Working, Career
Working, Finding a Job
Working, Increasing Your Salary
Working, Job Loss
Working, Work at Home

Help for job hunters: 7 resume don'ts and do's - In today's market, a strong resume is a must. One hint: Don't send an 8-by-10 glossy.
Writing the right resume Video - Craft a resume that makes you shine and opens the door to your next job.
How to craft a resume that makes you stand out - Making a great resume isn't easy. Here's what you should showcase -- and what to omit.
Resume-writing after a long work absence - A typical resume won't help a long work gap, but these tricks may boost your job chances.
Cover letters let you brag - In a cover letter, you can brag in more detail than on your resume. (10/2/09)
The Resume: Duties by Stephen Baker - Describing the things that you've done. (2/22/10)
The Resume: Work History by Stephen Baker - Making your work history attractive. (1/25/10)
The Resume: Internet Job Search Part 1 by Stephen Baker - How to find jobs on the Internet without losing your mind. (12/28/09)
The Resume: Who Are You Talking To? by Stephen Baker - Preparing a resume for your prospective audience. (12/14/09)
Your Resume by Stephen Baker - The correct format is the first step towards a winning resume. (11/30/09)

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Working, Work at Home

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Working, Career
Working, Finding a Job
Working, Increasing Your Salary
Working, Job Loss
Working, Other

Adding a home office has costs and advantages - A proper home office saves money, enhances family time and curtails disruptions.
Work at Home With Web Colleagues by Deb Killion - We review the work at home opportunity offered by Web Colleagues.
A Review of Talk2Rep by Deb Killion - A work at home chat job.
Working at Home With MTurk.com by Deb Killion - We explore working at home for MTurk.com.
How to get paid to take surveys online by TDS Guest Blogger
The surprising cost of working freelance - You can be your own boss, but beware of the outlay that comes with working for yourself.
10 best (and real) work-at-home jobs - Work-at-home employment has expanded rapidly and a wide range of jobs is just a mouse click away. (7/16/09)
Shred Home Office Costs by Heather L. Seggel - Making a home office affordable
How to Avoid Work-at-Home Scams by Rebecca Faill - Don’t fall prey to these common swindles. (5/4/09)
Savvy Business Start-Ups by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Laid off? Money tight? Could be the perfect time to start your own business! (4/6/09)
Why You Need to Start a Daycare by Fiona Lohrenz - The ‘basic math’ of staying home versus working outside the home. (5/19/08)
Financing Your Daycare Business by Fiona Lohrenz (3/3/08)
Great Expectations by Bob Osgoodby - Many regret their decision to leave the corporate world to work at home. Where did they go wrong? (2/11/08)
Starting a Daycare by Fiona Lohrenz - Knowing without a doubt that this is the career path for you (1/28/08)
Effectively Managing Your Home Based Daycare Business by Fiona Lohrenz - Effective management could assure your success (12/10/07)
My Story: The Convincing Telecommuter - Why should your boss allow you to telecommute? (11/26/07)
Five Tips for Avoiding Home Business Scams by Susie Cortright - Finding the right home-based business opportunity for you (11/12/07)
The Hidden Tax Costs of a Home Office (5/28/07)
Working at Home With Kids by Susie Cortright - Five tips for success (3/24/03)
The Work-at-Home Trap by Bob Osgoodby - It might not be what you expected (2/18/02)
Becoming a Virtual Assistant by Liz Folger - You could earn good money right at home (1/28/02)
Single Work-at-Home Moms - How do successful moms do it? (8/13/01)
The Three Types of Telecommuter by Rosalind Mays - Know what you want before you look for that job (2/5/01)
Want to Telecommute? Do the Math by Rosalind Mays Welch (11/1/99)
Weed Out Work-at-Home Scams by Rosalind Mays Welch (10/4/99)
Starting a Day Care Center - Reader Recommendations (3/23/98)
Get Organized to Earn Money from Homeby Bonnie Rice (3/9/98)
The Check's in the Mail - How to Start a Home Based Mailing Services Business by Jim Erskine (10/13/97)

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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. (2/16/09)
The Young Professional Woman by Amy Thomas - The high cost of getting ready for work. (5/26/08)
Saving Time and Money at Work By Rose Reifsnyder - A guide for modern women. (10/22/07)
Working Woman Wardrobe (8/27/07)
Five Tips for Working at Home With Kids (7/31/06)
6 Steps for Landing Your Dream Job (3/6/06)
My Story:Working-at-Home With a Toddler (2/13/06)
Job Search Pals - Find a job faster (1/16/06)
My Story: Surviving a Job Loss (1/9/06)
Looking Older Won't Help Your Career (6/6/05)
My Story: On-the-Job Savings - Exploring the benefits when considering a new job (5/2/05)
10 Ways to Save Money While Looking for a Job (1/24/05)
Positioning Yourself for Career Advancement (11/29/04)
Plastic Payroll Cards - Watch the fees (10/11/04)
Is It Time for a Raise? (10/11/04)
Split-Shift Parenting by Deidra Ramirez - Time with your kids without sacrificing the income (11/10/03)
Kid Multiplication by Debbie Williams - Time management solutions for working parents (6/17/02)
By the Hour - A 'Working' Mom's Wage by Myrna Giesbrecht (5/8/00)

Single Work-at-Home Moms - How do successful moms do it? (8/13/01)
Can We Live On One Income? by Gary Foreman - Find out before you quit your job (6/18/01)
Working Woman Time Savers by Gary Foreman (11/3/97)

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