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Money and Finances

How to Take the Pain Out of Saving Loose Change

I am not one to spend coins. I prefer to save my pocket change. In fact, I go out of

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Money and Finances

This Is What Happens When Financially Immature Students Get a Credit Card

Our kids are fortunate to be growing up in the most progressive and exciting time in history. Sadly, the very culture that

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Money and Finances, Shopping

With My Sincere Apologies to Pawn Shops Everywhere

In the wake of America’s big economic wake-up call back in 2008, dollar stores and thrift stores saw, and continue

Currency
Mary's Perspective, Money and Finances

The Truth About Joy and Living Well, Below Your Means

Even the mention of words like frugality and thrift send some people over the edge because, for them, those words

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Food and Recipes, Home & Family

Every Busy Cook Needs This Easy Go-To Recipe

I may be the only person in the world for whom this happens, but I doubt it. On a whim,

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Laundry

How to Make Sure You are Using the Right Amount Laundry Detergent

As you know, and only because I do mention it from time to time, I get a lot of email.

Car and Sales
Automobiles, Money and Finances

No More Car Payments: How to Buy the Car of Your Dreams with All Cash

Let’s say that tomorrow morning you wake up to discover that overnight—gulp!—your car was destroyed beyond repair. You’re not covered

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Food and Recipes, Home & Family

The Ultimate Restaurant Menu Cheat Sheet

A restaurant menu—no big deal, right? It’s just a list of the food items that a restaurant offers its customers.

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Food and Recipes, Holidays and Special Occasions

Yummy Sweets to Make for Valentine’s Day

Friends. Valentine’s Day is next Thursday. This is Friday. Get the picture?

Thankfully, there’s a big beautiful weekend between now and then—plenty of time to

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Home & Family, Shopping

Super Reliable and Easy Way to the Compare Prices of Toilet Paper

Over the years I’ve received thousands of money-saving tips from readers—many of which I’ve shared in books, newsletters and this