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Travel and Entertainment

With Airline Miles You Need to Do This So They Don’t Expire

If you willingly pay an annual fee for a credit card that earns air miles (most reward cards do come

Food and Recipes, Money and Finances

Common Money Myths and How to Stop Believing Them

The wedding was complicated and expensive. But it’s over and you are ready to settle back and enjoy your new

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Home & Family

You Paid How Much for Your First Computer?!

I just read something that made me laugh outloud—mostly because it’s funny, but also because it is poignantly true. “I

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Food and Recipes, Home & Family

The Useful Life of Spice plus How to Repurpose at the End

When I packed up my kitchen for our big move a few years ago, I was embarrassed to discover what

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Food and Recipes

Peaches—Tips, Tricks, and My Grandmother’s Peach Cobbler

And just like that, it’s peach season. That’s a big deal where I live in northern Colorado in the shadow of

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Home & Family

The Ultimate Risk-Free, High-Yield, Guaranteed Investment

From time to time, this kind of question pops up in my inbox:  How can I get started investing in

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Cleaning

How to Clean a Jetted Bathtub

There are few things as luxurious as taking a bath in a jetted tub. The warm water and body massage

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Food and Recipes

A Crash Course in How to Store Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Could you use an extra $300? You might want to take a look in your garbage. A survey conducted by Glad,

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Best Inexpensive, Home & Family

Ask Me Anything: Silicone Storage, Kitchen Gadget, JCPenney Sheets, Dehumidifier, and More

Today’s the day I reach into the inbox and pull out some of your questions and only because I want

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Money and Finances, Shopping

Your Consumer Behavior is Keeping You Broke

Do you know what I love? Walking into my supermarket the day after Thanksgiving and hearing the best Christmas music

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Repairs and Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance is Cheap Insurance

It was a Sunday night and the house felt cold. The only way for the Doloski family to keep their

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Home & Family

7 Simple Things I Do to Keep My Inner Hoarder in Time-Out

I don’t know why some of us have such a strong propensity to accumulate, collect and otherwise hold onto stuff

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Best Inexpensive, Cleaning

9 Surprising Things You Can Clean with a Clothes Steamer

A compact clothes steamer is handy for removing wrinkles and stale odors from fabric, but is that all? Just another

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Cleaning

Washing Dishes By Hand vs. Dishwasher—Which is More Effective?

It’s an interesting question and one that comes up every time I write about how to use and maintain a

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Laundry

Fabric Softeners are the Problem Not the Solution

In the laundry room, most of us are prone to overkill. We want beautifully clean, brilliantly white, soft, and fluffy

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Repairs and Maintenance

Give Your Washing Machine This Extremely Critical Check-Up Now

As wonderful as a washing machine is when it comes to saving time and effort, it can also be a

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Repairs and Maintenance

Window Air Conditioner: How to Fix It, Clean It, and Make it Like New

With the heat of summer still bearing down on us, millions of window-mounted air conditioners are getting a real workout. And

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Automobiles

10 Ways to Make a Vehicle Last Twice as Long

Eighteen years ago next month, my husband and I bought a new Chevy Silverado. For 14 of those years, it

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Laundry

Genius Laundry Hacks and Tips You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

If you’ve ever suffered the heartbreak of stains, unbearable stink, or other kinds of annoying laundry issues—or just want to

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Clothing and Accessories

Back-to-School Clothes Shopping

Your money is limited and time is short. Here is my best advice to make sure back-to-school clothes shopping doesn’t