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10 Ways to Save Ruined Recipes

Even the best home cooks sometimes make mistakes. Save dinner with these easy fixes for 10 common kitchen mistakes.

8 Free Apps to Boost Your Online Productivity

From image manipulation to social media blockers, this collection of useful apps will help you and your PC get more done.

18 Amazing DIY Decorating Projects That Are Easier Than You Think

Need to a fun project to ward off cabin fever this winter? Spruce up your place with one of these easy, decorative DIY projects.

Simple Recipes for a Frugal Vegetarian Thanksgiving

From a fondue appetizer to a pecan pie dessert, here's a frugal Thanksgiving feast that's good for wallet, body, and soul.

16 Easy Ways to Save $100 This Month

Pay yourself an extra $100 this month (or any month) by paying attention to your spend and cutting back where it counts.

16 Home Purchases for Under $10 That Are Well Worth the Money

Sometimes being frugal is about making do. These 16 home essentials will make your life easier — and none of them cost more than 10 bucks.

7 Easy Ways to Lower Winter Energy Costs

Rising home heating costs are a sure sign winter's almost here. Keep utility costs manageable with these easy home energy efficiency boosts.

15 Fantastic Chalkboard Paint Projects

From party favors to fridge and pantry organizers, these chalkboard paint projects will spiff up your space, and help you remember what's in it!

Here's How You Maximize Fridge and Freezer Space

Americans waste as much as 40% of the food they buy. Do your part to reduce food waste by making the most of your fridge and freezer space.

6 Ways to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Like a Castle

Just because your place is tiny doesn't mean it has to feel tiny. Try these design tricks to make your small rooms seem grand.

Boost Your Home's Value With These 5 Projects

What's a bathroom addition worth to you (besides a shorter wait for the shower)? As much as 20% of your home's value!

12 Delicious Slow Cooker Breakfast Ideas for Lazy Cooks

Your slow cooker can work the night shift, too. Try these easy and delicious recipes that cook breakfast while you sleep.

10 Fun and Cheap Storage Solutions for Tiny Apartments

Tiny spaces mean tiny storage and if you've got even a little bit of stuff, it's everywhere. Keep it out of sight with these clever storage ideas.

12 Easy Squash Recipes for Fall

What makes Fall the best season of all? The food! Turn your big Fall squash haul into these easy and delicious sides and mains.

20 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults

Halloween dress up is not just for kids. Preserve your dignity — and your budget — with these classic and frugal costume ideas.

20 Simple and Cheap Halloween Costumes for Kids

It's easy to get caught up in Halloween and become frustrated when a complicated costume goes wrong. Skip all that and go for simple and fun, instead.

15 Savvy Tips for a Smoother Move

Moving from one home to another is never easy, but you can make it easier with some smart organization and some clever packing hacks.

20 Ways to Entertain Your Kids for Free

Mom! Dad! I'm bored! Not anymore with this list of fun — and free — games and activities that will entertain everybody.

10 Ways to Save Cash by Purging Your Place of Plastics

If your home is like most, it is filled with plastics. Start replacing with longer lasting — and often more economical — substitutes.

10 Things You Don't Actually Need to Buy for Your New Baby (Plus 5 You Must)

It's tempting to fill up a baby registry with all sorts of newborn gear. Resist the urge and focus on stuff you'll really use.