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Linsey Knerl

Homeschooler to 5, work-at-home writer, farmer, 1099 Mom.

Latest articles by Linsey Knerl

How to Buy the Best Mattress for the Least Money

Buying a mattress seems like it should be easy, but from foam density to negotiating ploys, there's a lot that goes into a good night's rest.

12 Unusual (But Necessary!) Staples to Add to Your Pantry

Flour, oil, spices, rice — every basic pantry has those. Up your pantry-ante with these specialty aisle must-haves that make any meal memorable.

The Military's Four-Step Plan to Keeping Your Place Clean

There's no room in the armed forces for clutter and mess. Learn how to keep your place ship-shape with these secrets of military cleanliness.

7 Ways to Get People to Listen When You Talk

Whether you're speaking to one person or a hundred, you've got to keep your audience engaged. Try these tricks of the toastmaster at your next talk.

Don't Choose These 10 Cities If You Want to Retire Comfortably

Unless you've got an extra deep retirement fund (and no allergies), you should probably cross these potential retirement locales off your list.

This One Wedding Trick Will Save You Thousands

For the frugal bride and groom, winter is the right time to wed. Savings are substantial and the setting is unique and memorable.

10 Things You Should NOT Do to Your Yard This Fall

With the holidays approaching the last thing on your mind is next year's lawn. Prep your yard now to save time and money on landscaping next spring.

How to Make 8 Trending Halloween Costumes on the Cheap

Just two weekends until Halloween! That's plenty of time to put together one or two of these clever, trendy costumes.

6 Thoughts Everyone Has Their First Day of Retirement

After years of hard work, diligent saving, and careful planning the big day finally arrives and you've retired. Now what?

10 Big Expenses You Can Easily Get Rid Of

The 80/20 rule applies to budgeting, too — 80% of your spend goes to 20% of your expenses. If you can cut those big costs, the savings are big, too.

12 Things You Won't Ever Use Again and Should Throw Out Today

Maybe you're sentimental, or maybe you subscribe to "out of sight, out of mind," but whatever the reason, stop hanging onto your old junk!

11 Tips and Tricks for Merging Finances

When couples get hitched, so do their separate finances. Here's how to bring the money together without ripping the marriage apart.

8 Giveaways That People Were Just Talking About You

Our ears aren't actually very reliable when it comes to sensing gossip and busybodies. Here's what to look for instead of toasty earlobes.

Multitasking Sucks Even More Than You Thought

Here's yet another reason to give up on multitasking — plus a simple productivity plan to do instead to help you get stuff done.

How to Have More Eureka! Shower Moments

Science has figured out why showers make us creative ("a-ha!"), and you can use this insight to create lots more "Eureka!" moments, too.

How to Earn Over $12,000 Through Referrals

Sometimes it's all about who you know. Turn your network into cash and credits with this collection of referral programs.

8 Simple Ways to De-Stink Your Stuff

Phew! What's that smell? Whatever it is, eliminate it with one of these simple de-stinkers made with stuff you probably already have on hand.

The 5 Worst Work From Home Jobs

Working from home to earn extra income is a great way to shore up the family budget. Just don't take any of these dubious "opportunities."

The 5 Worst Things to Grow in Your Garden

A vegetable garden can be a great way to cut food costs — just don't try growing these high maintenance veggies.

The One Tool That Assures You Never Pay Too Much for Groceries

Don't just guess that an advertised price is a deal — track prices on frequent purchases over time so you know when a deal really is a deal.

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