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Food and Recipes

13 Ways to Save Money Eating Out at Restaurants

The average American household spends most of its money—62% of an average $56,000 in annual expenditures—on just three things: housing,

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Automobiles

10 Easy Ways to Cut Your Gasoline Cost

Only a few months ago I paid $1.75 a gallon for gas in Thornton, Colo. That’s nearly a dollar cheaper

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Health and Beauty

The Costly Mistakes You Make With Your Choice of Shampoo

There are lots of myths out there about shampoo and hair care—and here’s the truth to counteract them!

Kids and Babies, Money and Finances

5 Reasons to Give Kids an Allowance

For the better part of my life I believed that more money was the answer to every problem in life.

Cleaning, Home & Family

How to Make Ugly Soap Scum, Mildew, and Water Marks Disappear Like Magic

When all three messages landed in my inbox on the same day, the problem of soap scum, shower mildew, and

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Cleaning, Home & Family

Help! My Apartment Stinks Like a Stale Ashtray

What do vacuum sealers and apartments that smell like a stale ashtray have in common? Absolutely nothing other than these two

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Money and Finances

Pay Down or Pay Ahead? It Can Be Confusing

Years ago I learned a lesson I won’t have to learn again. It was that poignant. It was during a

Cleaning

Three Generic Cleaners Same as Brand Names but Way Cheaper

Most people are well familiar with the term “generic” when it comes to medications, a term referring to any drug

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Health and Beauty, Laundry

How to Use Wool Dryer Balls and Why You Should

A previous post, Fabric Softener Products are the Problem Not the Solution, continues to strike a chord with thousands of

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Mary's Perspective

16 Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living the Life You Love

If you’ve ever have been in serious debt—or are right now—you know the feeling that your creditors own you lock,

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Home & Family, Laundry

Simple Solutions for 3 Common Laundry Problems

What do stinky, yellowed, and crayon-stained laundry items have in common? They’re the reason lots of people write to me.