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6 Compact Airplane Snacks for Frequent Fliers

Stow these cheap and satisfying travel snacks in your carry-on for a quick bite when the going gets delayed.

25 Tasty and Affordable Salad Dressing Recipes

Whether you're a die-hard salad lover or a chopped-veggies newbie, these 25 delicious, easy-to-make dressings will spice up your salads.

Eating Vegan on the Cheap

People often assume — incorrectly — that making vegan meals means a big jump in grocery costs. Find out how to go vegan and save.

7 Easy Lunch Ideas for Work

Don't be intimidated by brown-bagging it — having a fast, tasty work lunch can be easy and inexpensive. Just follow these tips.

7 Fresh Ideas for Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Fuel up cheaply and easily while you're traveling (or anytime!) with these delicious, healthy road trip snacks fit for the entire family.

Sexy Summer Dinners: 5 Great Hot-Weather Meal Ideas

Need fresh ideas for sultry summer dinners? Check out these elegant, guest-worthy, hot-weather meals.

3 Sources for Freelance Work at Home Jobs

Freelance work at home jobs are easier dreamed about than found, it sometimes seems. Here are three free ones I like to check on a regular basis.

Organic Groceries on a Budget

Organic groceries aren't out of reach if you're on a budget. Follow these suggestions to eat organic and keep your wallet fat.

Sex Up Your Sandwich: Ideas for Budget Conscious Brown Baggers

Spice up your lunch with these affordable sandwich ideas that are flavorful and way more exciting than your average baloney or ham loaf.

36 Green Gift Wrapping Ideas

Trying to maintain eco boundaries in the middle of winter holiday chaos? Here are 36 green gift wrapping ideas to get you started.

Federal Stafford Loans

The federal government has established a student loan program to enable more students to obtain a college education. They come in two forms: subsidized and unsubsidized.

College Financial Aid Options

By understanding the different types of financial aid available to college students, parents and students can determine the best types of aid for their situation.

Cheap Decorating: Three Simple Hacks for Style on a Dime

Going for an affordable little spruce up? Not wanting to spend an entire weekend sanding down Grandma's old bureau? Here are three easy and cheap decorating ideas to add unexpected

Valentine's Day on a Budget

Looking for ways to honor your partner and your financial goals at the same time? Don't want to be a dud this Valentine's Day, but don't have fifty to a hundred bucks to drop on ch

Getting it Done at Dollar Tree

While dollar-priced retail chains are nothing new, the Dollar Tree stores in particular have caught my attention as having a few categories of coolness. So what do I find there tha

Lentil Love: How to Sex Up a Simple Staple and Save

Let's face it. Lentils aren't usually a food that folks write love songs about, at least in this country. But for price and nutrition, they're pretty tough to beat. Bonus? They don

New Ideas for Old Neckties

Recently, at an open mic night event my husband and I attended with friends, I noticed an interesting use of a recycled necktie. Seeing this reminded me of a skirt I saw years ago

Slamming Suggestions for the Humble Rubber Band

Have more of these things floating around than you know what to do with? Just like clothespins and binder clips, these humble bits of office flotsam can be used for more things tha

How to Brown Bag it With Style

Finding time to pack your lunch for work each day can feel pretty overwhelming. Trying to be creative about it can be even more frustrating. Following are several categories of sug