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10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)

You can get a lot of stuff you need at the dollar store at unbeatable prices — just as long as you know what products are real bargains, and which ones really aren't.

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.

23 Recipes for Slime Your Kids Can Make — and Even Sell!

Slime is the cool new trend among kids, so why not show them how to make it and then sell it?

12 Reasons You Can't Focus — And How to Fix It Now

A wandering mind is no friend to productivity. If you can't focus, it might be due to these 12 unhealthy habits.

McMansion to McCottage: Why Smaller Houses Are Smarter

When it comes to our homes, is bigger always better? From saving money to cutting clutter and more, explore the benefits of buying or building small.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, By the Month

Not sure which fruits and vegetables are 'in season'? Here's a handy list to help you out!

4 Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents

When summer hits, the mosquitoes start swarming. Here are several easy, cheap, and chemical-free recipes for making homemade mosquito repellent.

5 Ways Self Storage Units Are More Sad Museums Than Savvy Solutions

This week I did an intervention on Sarah, one of my dearest friends. Sarah has a substance abuse problem -- but not with drugs. Sarah has a problem with self storage.

How Baking Soda Took My Bathroom from “Yuck” to Yes!

Thinking of jumping on the “all-natural” cleaning bandwagon? Leary of the results? Addicted to your own brand-name cleaning habit? Take a look at these startling before and afte

10 Safest Cities in America from Natural Disasters

Devastating natural disasters seem to abound lately, but here is a list of 10 US cities where you can feel safe.

No Signal? 6 Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone Reception

I have been researching and testing methods to boost my phone in case of emergencies. Here are the five methods that worked, with varying success, for me.

25 Frugal Items for Your Organic Vegan Grocery List

It's easy to spend a lot when going vegan or vegetarian. But by shopping smarter and choosing the right pantry items, a healthy diet doesn't have to be harmful to your wallet.

11 Surprising Benefits Of: Chewing Gum

You know chewing gum improves your breath, but it can also improve your teeth, your brain, and much more. Discover how!

Is Social Security Just A Grand Ponzi Scheme?

I received my Social Security statement this week and it was a useless piece of paper to me since I do not qualify for retirement benefits yet. I always hear critics of Social Sec

Why Your Daily Latte Won't Sink Your Retirement Savings

You've heard it before — your daily latte indulgence is destroying your retirement savings. Except, it's really not.

How to Be Happy and Married: 24 Tips from a 24-Year-Old Marriage

My husband and I celebrated our 24th anniversary last week. Here are a few things I've learned about having a happy, long-lasting marriage.

Quickly Remove Scratches From CDs and DVDs

Here are the results of my exploration to remove scratches from my CDs and DVDs, complete with my own experience with each remedy.

25 Ways to Make Money Today

Need some cash now? Want to make a few extra bucks to buy something that isn't in your budget this month? Here are 25 ideas to get you started.

Taking Frugal Road Trips (Even When Gas Prices Are High)

Call your friends and pack up the car — it's road trip season! Here's how to do it on the cheap.

7 Ways to Make Amazon Pay YOU!

Online retail giant Amazon may be known as a shopper's mecca, but you can also earn significant cash from the site, too. Here's how.