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These Are the 8 Most Common Homebuying Mistakes Foreclosure Experts See

A HUD-approved foreclosure prevention counselor shares what she's learned helping homeowners through the housing crisis — and how you can avoid the same fate.

10 Tasty and Frugal Chickpea Recipes

You might know chickpeas as "garbanzo beans." Whatever you call them, they're versatile, affordable, and most of all, delicious!

23 Easy and Scrumptious Microwaveable Desserts

Your microwave can do a lot more than thaw a frozen cheesecake. Learn how to create 20+ delicious desserts from scratch — and fast.

10 Terrific Freeze-Ahead Casserole Recipes

It's been a long day, but dinner's easy if you've given yourself a head-start with these delicious freeze-ahead casseroles.

10 Places to Go for Inspiration

Got a problem at work? Need to find a new creative project or hobby? Get up, get out, and go find your muse in one of these inspiring places.

Save Money and Eat Better With a 7-Step Food Budget

Wasting food is wasting money. Get control of your fridge, your pantry, and your diet to save big on on your monthly food bill.

How to Live Alone Without Going Broke

Having a roommate can definitely save you money — but living alone doesn't have to be expensive. Follow these tips to be frugal while living solo.

10 Old-School Things That Make Summer SUMMER!

Remember the good ol' days of summer, when frolicking trumped responsibility? Do these 10 frugal, fun things, and you'll feel like a kid again.

20 Cheap, Delicious, and Healthy Black Bean Recipes

The humble black bean is so much more than than a low-cost staple. Try some of these delicious (and ingenious) ways to prepare the healthy Latin legume.

Pretty, Cheap: Makeup Advice for the Frugal

If you're perplexed about makeup and aren't sure what works best for you, you're not alone. Check out these tips to make buying makeup easier.

20 Delectable, Frugal Pineapple Recipes

From salsa to salad to soup, these 20 recipes will help you make the most of this in-season exotic fruit.

What to Do If You're Hit With a Huge Medical Bill

If you're facing a large stack of medical bills with nowhere to turn, take a deep breath and fear not. You can pay off your medical debt without going broke.

16 Best Baby Gifts on a Budget

"More expensive" definitely doesn't equal "better" when it comes to baby gifts. Bring one of these useful, frugal gifts to the next baby shower you attend.

Mend a Broken Heart Without Breaking the Bank

If you and your significant other recently called it kaput, don’t bury yourself in spending sprees — try some of these frugal self-help therapies instead.

30 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

While you're busy preparing the food or cleaning the house for the in-laws, take advantage of these 30 crafty ways to distract the wee ones!

6 Places It Pays to Relocate To

Looking for a change? From paying you for your smarts to just plain paying you, these six locations want you so much, they're willing to pay you to move.

15 Free Ways to Learn Something New

From online classes to in-person demonstrations and more, check out these 15 ways to learn something new — no fee required.

15 Cheap Things to Do Before the Summer Is Gone

Don't be sad that summer is almost over — take advantage of what's left! Perk up with these 15 fun, frugal things to do before the warm weather runs out.

Maintaining Memories: How to Save Old Photographs

Don't let your old photographs fade and crumble in some attic box! Instead, follow these steps to share them and keep them safe.

Which Online Services Are Worth Paying For?

From TV to photo hosting, which paid online services are worth opening your wallet for? Find out here.