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Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper

The lawn tonic recipe came from a former groundskeeper at a golf course. All you need are 5 common household ingredients and a 10-gallon hose-end sprayer.

How to Make Moonshine

Making moonshine is especially easy because running it through a still makes all the delicate balancing of flavors that mark a great beer or wine irrelevant.

Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Before Buying a Home

Before you seal the deal on a new house, ask yourself: Are you prepared for the investment? Run through these questions first.

47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend

When lazy-day boredom sets in, it's time to get creative. Here are 47 ideas to get you started on a fun and frugal weekend.

5 Ways Gig Economy Workers Can Save for Retirement

Even if your full-time job consists of several gig economy jobs, you can successfully save for retirement — here's how.

Make Your DVD Player Region-Free in Seconds

Region coding can, in most cases, be removed from your DVD player using a simple remote-control code that unlocks the player.

5 Money Moves to Make Before You Turn 40

Before you hit the big 4-0, make sure you've made these money moves.

5 Things to Know Before Adding Someone to the Deed

Before you add someone to the deed on your home, you should be aware of these five things.

5 Things Keeping You From a Life of Financial Independence

These are common obstacles that could be standing between you and sweet financial freedom.

16 Small Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Finances

Believe it or not, you can improve your finances in a big way by making several small money moves.

5 Common Budget Mistakes You Can Fix Right Now

We all make mistakes. These budget blunders are easy to correct with a few simple adjustments.

5 Renovations That Don't Increase Your Resale Value

Before you get started on a new home renovation, make sure you know if it'll increase your resale value.

How the Sandwich Generation Can Protect Their Retirement

Being part of the sandwich generation isn't easy, and it can take a real toll on your retirement fund. Here's how to protect it.

6 Negotiation Tips for Introverts

Negotiating comes easily for some, but not all. If you're an introvert struggling to haggle, these tips will help you get what you want.

Someone Took Out a Loan in Your Name. Now What?

A fraudulent loan can have dire consequences for your personal finances. Here's how you can fix the problem, stat.

22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them

Do you have a way with words? Earn some money with your talent, even if you don't have experience or clips at these sites that pay.

10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Why call an expensive pro to fix every little thing around the house when you can just DIY? Get out your toolkit and get to work!

6 Confidence-Inspiring Facts About the Stock Market

Even after a tough couple of weeks, the market is still way, way up from its Great Recession lows. There, feel better?

The Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Debt Early

You dream of being debt-free, but is it all it's cracked up to be?

Decipher Credit Card Offers With the Schumer Box

Credit card issuers are required to clearly display key credit terms in an easy-to-read format — the Schumer Box. Here’s how to unlock its meaning.