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50 Ways to Use Canned Salmon

Love fresh salmon but not the fresh price? Substitute affordable canned salmon for frugal and flavorful seafood feasts.

10 Homemade Liqueurs to Bottle for Tasty Gifts

Homemade liqueurs and infused alcohols are easy to make and are always welcome gifts around the holidays. Here are 10 great ones you have to try.

15 Delicious Ways to Prepare Frozen Broccoli

Packed with vitamins C and K, broccoli is a powerful anti-oxidant. When prepared one of these 15 ways, inexpensive frozen broccoli becomes a powerful appetite stimulant.

15 Delicious and Easy New Ways to Top Your Burgers

If you love burgers but have been getting bored with the basic lettuce-tomato topping, check out these 15 delicious new ways to top your patties.

How to Make Scrumptious, Quick Homemade Rolls

Dress up your dinner! You can bake these delicious crescent rolls from scratch in about the time it takes run out and pick up something store-made.

8 Good Reasons to Learn Canning Now

If your garden overflows with fruit or you're looking to shave a few dollars off your grocery bill, consider canning. It's easier than you might think!

9 Restaurant Dishes You Can Make at Home

Dining out is delicious and easy, but it isn't always good for the budget. To trim the cost, learn how to make to make your restaurant favorites at home.

Company Coming? 10 Areas to Clean to Make It Count

Even if your place will never be ready for the cover of "Better Homes," you can keep it presentable and welcoming by focusing your cleaning in these key areas.

Delicious Ways to Prepare Affordable White Fish

Fish has plenty of protein and fewer calories than other meats — plus it's easy on the budget. Discover delicious ways to prepare frugal white fish.

How to Make Your Own Curtains

Curtains are an easy DIY sewing project. Plus, by making your own, you'll save money on window coverings and get exactly what you want.

What to Eat Every Day: A Month of Frugal Meals

Planning ahead and cooking at home are two of the best ways to save money. Do both with this guide to one month of tasty, frugal meals.

Homemade Deodorant: Is It Worth It?

Sure, ready-made deodorant is easy to purchase and use. But there are some great reasons to make your own (inexpensive!) deodorant.

Fast, Single-Serving "Fake" Desserts

If you get cravings for little bites of dessert, this is the perfect article for you! Learn how to make quick, satisfying, and small desserts.

Turn Off the Oven: 25 No-Cook Meals

Hot? Tired? Dread touching your oven? Don't worry — these 25 recipes will help you eat for cheap while keeping cool.

Six Surefire Office Fundraising Ideas

Trying to raise some scratch for an office party, for charity, or to help out a coworker? Try one of these can't-miss fundraising techniques.

I’ll Finish This Post Tomorrow: 10 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination generally isn't helpful. It's a time suck. And heck, a lot of the time, it isn't even fun. Here's how to get what you need to do done.

Screwdrivers to Saws: Stocking Your First Toolbox

A trip to the home improvement store can overwhelm when you're trying to buy your first set of tools. Before you shop, read this guide.

The Cheap Girl’s Guide to Lowering Cholesterol Without Suffering

You can cheaply and easily lower your cholesterol — and even lose weight and save money in the process.

Feelin’ Flakey: 7 Delicious Corn Flake Ideas

There's a lot more to do with corn flakes than just toss 'em in a bowl with some milk. Discover surprising uses for this cheap ingredient.

From Clammy to Clean: 9 Ways to Fight Mildew

If you live in an area that is damp, foggy, or humid, battling mildew gets pretty tiresome. Follow these tips to easily and cheaply fight this scourge.