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Even Small Households Can Save Big at Warehouse Clubs

It’s been a few years now since my husband and I began talking about relocating to another state. At first,

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When Holiday Debt Hangs On Long After the Gifts are Forgotten

Got debt? I could be wrong, but if you’re revolving a big credit card balance I’m guessing at least some

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Help For The Organizationally Challenged

Have you caught an episode of Marie Kondo’s new binge-worthy Netflix series, Tidying Up? It debuted on

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Your Best Money Year Ever

For years (and years), I lived under a dark cloud of worry that I would end up financially destitute—a bag

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Gifts to Thrill and Delight Coffee Snobs

Even if you aren’t one, chances are pretty good you know someone who is a bona

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Greed? Not Good

When Gordon Gekko, the main antagonist in the 1987 film, Wall Street declared in no uncertain terms that “Greed is

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Never Trust a Dark Restaurant

It’s been years since I learned an important restaurant lesson—one I will not need to learn again. Let’s call this

Follow Up: Spring Clean Kitchen Challenge

Did you accept the challenge Spring Clean Kitchen Challenge? It’s been six weeks since I wrote about our big kitchen

Now and Later Choice Leads Often to Procrastination

My Secret Battle with Procrastination

One of the toughest things I battle in my life is procrastination. My natural response is I’ll do

Gardening: Good for Body and Soul Plus 6 Favorite Garden Tools

I may be more than a little bit obsessed with gardening and it’s a good thing. This summertime hobby improves both my

Spring Clean Kitchen Challenge

I’ve got kitchen cleaning and reorganization on my mind. It’s quite easy. That’s because at this moment I do not

Demo Day and Beyond Starring Instant Pot!

We and I use the term loosely as in the “royal we,” are remodeling our kitchen. Think demo day, a

My 22-Year Auto Lease Nightmare

It wasn’t our fault that a drunk driver plowed into our parked car in the middle of the night while

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A Stain Treatment Worth Its Salt and More Great Reader Tips!

It was a lovely meal. The conversation was engaging, the entrée delightful—a good time was had by all. The guests

My Journey Into the Dark Web

I got up very early on Groundhog Day so I could be among the first to know Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction for

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5-Minute Artisan Bread: The Master Recipe, Tools, Resources

The year 2007 was a good one for me for lots of reasons. Here’s one: It’s the year I got good

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Get Financially Confident Starting Now

For a good deal of my life, I lived under a dark cloud of fear that I would end up

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Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

Buying things when they’re on sale is a great way to avoid overspending. But unless you are diligent to

Incredible Edible Gifts

Even if you still have 5 or 50 teachers, students, neighbors, co-workers, family friends, kids’ friends, classmates, cousins, uncles, aunts,

Keeping Holiday Party Costs Under Control

Most of us, when we think of the cost of Christmas, think gifts. But there are so many other expenses