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Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand. Here's how.

Free Personal Finance Tools and Worksheets
Use these planning tools and worksheets to get a handle on your personal finances and expenses. Get started on the path to saving and wise spending.

Military Discount Directory
A giant list of military discounts for active and retired personnel, reservists, veterans, National Guardsmen and their dependents.

Additional Uses for Shampoo
Here are additional uses for shampoo to help you use up all those free samples and little hotel bottles.

Useful Resources for Second-Hand Shoppers
Be the best second-hand shopper you can be. These resources will help you to grab the best deals.

6 Ways to Use Leaves in Your Garden
Skip the raking and the bagging. Here are six ways to use fall leaves in your garden.

Pinwheel Pattern
Follow this pattern to make your own pinwheels.

Assemble Your Pinwheel
Follow this pattern to make your own pinwheels.

How to Make Your Own Pinwheels
Pinwheels are a great boredom buster for kids; and since they can be made out of items that you already have around the house, they're a great freebie too!

Cut Out Your Pinwheel
Follow this pattern to make your own pinwheels.

The Best Time to Buy Linens
When is the best time to buy If bedding, towels, and other linens? To restock your closet on the cheap, these are the months with the big sales.

Make Your Own Alcohol - Beer, Wine and Liqueur Recipes
Recipes for wine, liqueur and beer explaining the equipment needed, the fermentation process, and the importance of sterilized containers.

Ways to Lower Your Phone Bill
Paying too much for your landline? Use these tricks and tricks to help to trim your bill and still get the data you need.

6 Ways to Lower Your Property Tax Bill
Dealing with sky high property taxes? Use these strategies to lower your property tax bill.

Household Uses for Rubbing Alcohol
Have a bottle of rubbing alcohol that's just taking up space in your medicine cabinet? It's time to put that bottle to work.

Simple Ways to Start Living the Frugal Life
Ready to stop spending and start living frugal? It's not easy to start and stick to a budget, but you can ease into the frugal life with these tips.

15 Things to Reuse Instead of Throwing Out
Turn a creative eye on the things that you're throwing away, and you may just discover that they're worth keeping: Reuse items.

Light Corn Syrup Substitute
If you're out of light corn syrup -- or just don't like using it -- one of these substitutes will do the trick.

Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff for the Most Cash
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.

Lard Substitute
Use this simple lard substitute to bring heirloom recipes into the next century.

Affordable Gift for the Whole Family
Shorten your Christmas list and save money by giving family gifts instead of individual gifts.

Affordable Gifts for the Whole Family - Cookie Baking Supplies
Shorten your Christmas list and save money by giving family gifts instead of individual gifts.

Affordable Gifts for the Whole Family
Shorten your Christmas list and save money by giving family gifts instead of individual gifts.

Affordable Gifts for the Whole Family - A Family Portrait
Shorten your Christmas list and save money by giving family gifts instead of individual gifts.

Affordable Gifts for the Whole Family - Movie Tickets
Shorten your Christmas list and save money by giving family gifts instead of individual gifts.

Affordable Gifts for the Whole Family - A Movie Night Basket
Shorten your Christmas list and save money by giving family gifts instead of individual gifts.

Affordable Gifts for the Whole Family - A Restaurant Gift Certificate
Shorten your Christmas list and save money by giving family gifts instead of individual gifts.

Ways to Use Less Gas (That Go Beyond the Obvious)
Here are 11 ways to save on gas, some of which you may not have heard of before.

Ways to Use Less Gas (That Go Beyond the Obvious)
Here are 11 ways to save on gas, some of which you may not have heard of before.

Best Apples for Apple Butter
What are the best apples to use for making homemade apple butter? Here are the varieties that will cook down fastest for your home preserves.

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How to Repair Anything
Learn how to repair your stuff, so you have fewer replacements to buy. Here's a large collection of repair tutorials.

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Cheap Last-Minute Christmas Gifts
Looking for cheap last-minute gift ideas? Here are some great options.

Best Time to Buy a New Refrigerator and Appliances
What's the best time of year to buy a discounted refrigerator? Find out which month brings the deepest discounts and biggest savings.

High-Yield Plants for Small Garden Spaces
What are the best high-yield plants to grow in your small garden? Discover the best vegetables to make the most of your space.

When Is the Best Time to Buy a Lawn Mower
When is the best time of year to buy a discounted lawn mower? Find out which month brings the deepest discounts and biggest savings on that big purchase.

Homemade Gifts for Girls
An ever-growing collection of homemade gifts just for girls.

Home Repairs You Shouldn't Put Off
Some home repairs just can't wait. If you only tackle a few projects this year, make sure its these.

How to Get Rid of Mice Naturally
Battling a mouse problem? Here's how to get rid of mice naturally.

How to Store Butternut Squash
Do you have more butternut squash than you can use this week? Find out how, in just a few steps, you can store your squash for the long-haul.

How to Freeze Eggs, Milk and Other Unexpected Foods
Learn how to freeze eggs, milk, whole tomatoes and other unexpected foods, so less goes to waste.

Take a Free Walking Tour on Your Next Trip
Take advantage of these free walking tours to explore cities, monuments, parks and gardens around the world.

Spring Foods to Can or Freeze
These foods are at their tastiest and cheapest in the spring. Can or freeze them will they're in season.

How to Make Your Own Cheese
Enjoy these DIY cheese recipes for ricotta, mozzarella, mascarpone and other cheeses. It's easy to make them fresh at home from simple ingredients.

Bakery Outlet Store Locations
Look up your nearest bakery outlet location here. Includes listings in every state, for all the major brands.

Top Everyday Uses for Vinegar
There are so many uses for vinegar -- make your own cleaners, beauty products, gourmet foods and more. Here are a ton of recipes to try.

50 Uses for Vinegar
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Multiple Uses for Dryer Lint
Here are several very useful ways to use dryer lint instead of throwing it out.

How to Make Tomato Sauce - Boil the Tomatoes
Start your tomato sauce by boiling the tomatoes to loosen their skins.

How to Make Tomato Sauce - Saute the Onion and Garlic
Sautee the garlic and onion for your homemade tomato sauce.

How to Make Tomato Sauce - Jar Your Sauce
Pour your finished tomato sauce, and can it.

How to Make Tomato Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes
Turn fresh tomatoes into homemade tomato sauce. This recipe can be used to make any size batch.

How to Make Tomato Sauce - Remove the Skins, Stems and Seeds
The next step to making tomato sauce: removing the skins, stems and seeds.

How to Make Tomato Sauce - Combine All the Ingredients and Cook
Combine all of the ingredients for your tomato sauce, and bring to a boil.

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17 Items You Can Make Yourself
Learn how to make more of the things that you use, and cut your dependence on store-bought goods.

What's In Season 2014 Calendar
Cut your grocery bill by shopping seasonally. This printable 2014 calendar lists the cheapest produce each month.

Printable What's In Season Calendar
Cut your grocery bill by shopping seasonally. This printable calendar lists the cheapest produce each month.

Printable What's In Season Produce Calendar
What fruits and vegetables are in season each month? This printable calendar lists them. Shop seasonally to save money and enjoy the freshest produce.

What's In Season 2014 Calendar
Cut your grocery bill by shopping seasonally. This printable 2014 calendar lists the cheapest produce each month.

Best Tomatoes for Sauce
These tomato varieties make the best sauce, and require the least amount of prep and cook time.

Fun and Practical Homemade Gifts for Kids
Several different ideas on how to make fun, practical, and exciting homemade gifts for kids. Includes instructions.

Fun and Practical Homemade Gifts for Kids
Several different ideas on how to make fun, practical, and exciting homemade gifts for kids. Includes instructions.

Fun and Practical Homemade Gifts for Kids
Several different ideas on how to make fun, practical, and exciting homemade gifts for kids. Includes instructions.

Uses for Plastic Grocery Bags
Here are several new uses for that stash of plastic grocery bags.

Easiest Annuals to Grow from Seed
Stretch your garden budget. Here are 19 annuals that are easy to grow from seed.

Summer Foods to Can or Freeze
Here are nine summer foods to can or freeze while they're at their cheapest price of the year.

Best Ways to Save Money on School Clothes
Do you want to save money on your kids' school clothes? Here are eight ways to buy more for less.

How to Protect Your Home from Freezing Temperatures
Avoid burst pipes, ice dams and other winter weather problems by taking these steps to protect your home from freezing temperatures.

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy doesn't have to wreck your budget. These seven tips include growing and shopping locally along with other tips.

Recipes to Use Up Leftover Heavy Cream
Here are a bunch of ways to use up leftover heavy cream. Includes ideas for large and small amounts.

The Shelf Life of Pantry Foods
Use this printable chart to look up the shelf life of common pantry foods.

The Longest Yard Sales in the U.S.
A list of yard sales that span hundreds or even thousands of miles.

The Longest Yard Sales in the U.S.
A list of yard sales that span hundreds or even thousands of miles.

Uses for Baking Soda Around the House
Baking soda is versatile and cheap. Enjoy recipes for cleaning, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more using this household staple.

How to Make Freezer Jam - Instructions and Recipes
Here's how to make freezer jam from fruit. You don't have to know how to can, and there are no-cook recipes. Learn the basics of this process.

4 Simple Tricks to Planning a Frugal Vacation
Traveling doesn't have to be expensive and you shouldn't avoid vacations because of a tight budget. Learn how to save on travel and have just as much fun.

Versatile Ways to Use Plums in These Recipes
Are you blessed with bushels of plums? Here are recipes and ideas to help you use them up. Try canning plum jams or sauces or use them in desserts.

Sources for How to Get Free Plants
Discover several sources for free plants. These suggestions can lead you to places that may not charge you for certain plants.

How to Make Homemade Bread
Making your own bread starts with the six basic ingredients. From them you can make all sorts of homemade bread recipes like buttermilk and banana bread.

Homemade Bread - Combine the Dry Ingredients
To make your homemade bread start by combining all of the dry ingredients

Homemade Bread - Add the Wet Ingredients
Add the wet ingredients called for in your homemade bread recipe

Homemade Bread - Knead the Dough
Knead the dough for your homemade bread.

Homemade Bread - Allow the Dough to Rise
Allow the dough for your homemade bread to rise.

Homemade Bread - Bake Your Bread
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Homemade Bread - Slice and Enjoy
Allow your homemade bread to cool. Then, slice it.

Fruit Trees That Grow in the Shade
Struggling to find fruits that will grow in the shade? Discover bushes, brambles and vines that will tolerate your shady garden and produces sweet fruit.

Crock Pot Tomato Sauce Recipe
Here's an easy crock pot tomato sauce recipe. No peeling, seeding or coring required.

Apple Varieties that Keep Well Over the Winter
Certain types of apples will keep better long-term than others. Learn which varieties keep best, and how to store apples so they'll stay good longer.

Save Money in January
Take advantage of these savings opportunities, and save more in January. Nine ways to save money in January.

Uses for Tomatoes
Think you have too many tomatoes? Once you see all of these uses for them, you're going to wish you had more!

20 Easy Pear Recipes to Use up Your Fresh Fruit Crop
Pears are best in the autumn and they store well, so it's great to stock up while they're fresh. Discover fresh, easy recipes that can use up your pears.

Printable Grocery Price Book
Track grocery sales with this printable price book.

Money-Saving Kitchen Printables
Use these free kitchen printables to plan meals, organize your pantry, fridge, freezer and more.

Printable Lists
Use these printable lists to get organized.

Printable Labels
An ever-growing collection of labels for you to print and use.

Printable Calendars and Planners
Save money by printing your own calendars and planners.

Printable Net Worth Calculators
Worksheets to help you calculate your debt load and net worth.

Printable Coupon Binder
Use this free coupon binder to organize all of your coupons.

Printable Budget Worksheet
A free printable budget worksheet.

Printable Spending Worksheets
Get a better handle on where your money goes with these spending worksheets.

Printable Financial Goals Worksheets
Use these worksheets to identify and work towards your financial goals.

Holiday Printables
Keep your budget on track with these free, holiday printables. Budget worksheets, gift tags and more.

Keep It All Together - Start a Binder for Your Printables
Start a binder for your printables.

How to Make Buttermilk At Home
Make real buttermilk from heavy cream. It's easy, and tastes completely different than that fake store-bought kind.

4 Free Soil Amendments for Your Garden
Stop spending money on pricey soil amendments. These free soil amendments will do the same thing.

The Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Month-By-Month
Here's a guide to when all of your favorite fruits and vegetables are in season -- and at their cheapest.

The Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Month-By-Month
Here's a guide to when all of your favorite fruits and vegetables are in season -- and at their cheapest.

Mustard Substitute
Out of mustard, allergic to it, or just plain don't like it? Use one of these mustard substitutes.

Ways to Hide Stains on Clothes
Do you have a spot on your favorite outfit that won't wash out? Here are eight ways to hide bleach stains or stubborn splotches on your clothes

Ways to Keep Warm (Without Turning Up the Heat)
Stay warm and keep your electric bill down. These tricks will keep you cozy without turning up the thermostat.

How to Freeze Bread
Learn the proper way to freeze bread, so you can stock up when it goes on sale or get ahead on your baking.

6 Ways to Use Egg Shells in Your Garden
Once you discover these six uses for egg shells, you'll never throw them out again.

Top Senior Discounts Directory
Here are 47 senior discounts for you to take advantage of. Includes discounts on food, travel, services and more.

11 Ways to Save on Your Water Heating Bill
Here are simple, inexpensive things you can do to cut the cost of heating water in your home.

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How to Freeze Eggplant
There's more than one way to freeze eggplant. Here are all of your options.

Roasting and Pureeing Eggplant
Here's how to roast and puree eggplant for use in dips, sauces and fillings.

Make and Freeze Your Favorite Eggplant Dishes
Here's how to use eggplant to make freezer meals, includes several recipes to try.

Blanching Eggplant
Here's how to blanch eggplant, so it holds up well in the freezer.

Cubing and Roasting Eggplant
Here's how to cube and roast eggplant for use in soups, stir frys and side dishes.

Foraging For Food: A Monthly Guide
Interested in foraging? Use this month-by-month guide to find out what's in season now. Foraging is a frugal way to feed your family fresh produce

Recession-Proof Your Finances
Here's what you need to do now to prepare your finances for a recession.

When to Replace Your Stuff
Here's the scoop on when to replace pillows, sneakers, makeup and more. Make sure you're not throwing stuff away too soon or hanging on to it too long.

Can You Freeze Leftover Watermelon?
Do you have more watermelon than you can eat? Freezing your leftovers may be an option and it's a fun way to save the taste of summer all year long.

High Mileage Vehicle Maintenance Checklist
Use this maintenance checklist to keep your high-mileage vehicle running smoothly. Find out what to do and when to do it for your older car.

High Mileage Vehicle Maintenance Checklist
Use this maintenance checklist to keep your high-mileage vehicle running smoothly. Find out what to do and when to do it for your older car.

Free Alternatives for Paid Services
Cut your budget down to size by finding free alternatives for the services that you're used to paying for. No sacrifice required.

How to Successfully Freeze Heavy Cream
Follow these simple steps to freeze heavy cream successfully. Includes instructions for freezing small and large amounts.

Fall Foods to Can or Freeze
These foods are at their cheapest during the fall months. Can or freeze them, and enjoy a lower grocery bill year-round.

Save on School Lunches
Hand your kids a lunchbox, instead of lunch money. Here are some ways to save on school lunches.

Printable Foraging Calendar
If you are ready to start foraging, keep in mind what is available with a monthly calendar. Print it or customize it for your local area.

2014 Foraging Calendar
Print out a copy of the 2014 foraging calendar, and you'll know what's in season each month.

Printable Foraging Calendar
Print your free copy of this foraging calendar, so you'll know what's in season each month.

2014 Foraging Calendar
Print out a copy of the 2014 foraging calendar, and you'll know what's in season each month.

Bread Dumplings, Salads or Sauce
Transform stale bread into dumplings, salad or sauce. Here's how.

Bread Soups
Use stale bread to make bread soups or soup bowls. Here are the recipes.

Stuffing
Stale bread makes fabulous stuffing. Put these recipes to the test.

Bread Pudding
Use stale bread to make bread pudding. Here are a few recipes to try.

Breakfast Dishes
Stale bread makes excellent French toast and strata.Give these recipes a try.

Homemade Croutons
Turn stale bread into croutons. Here's how.

Uses for Stale Bread
Have a rock-hard loaf of bread? Rescue it with one of these stale bread recipes.

Freeze Your Bread
Freeze stale bread until you have time to use it. Here's how.

Bread Crumbs
Use stale bread to make your own bread crumbs. Here's how.

Bruschetta
Toast stale bread, and make bruschetta, Here's the recipe.

10 Ways to Get a Discount on Haircuts
Here are 10 ways to save on your next haircut. You don't have to bust your budget at the salon. Find discounts you can enjoy and hold your head high.

Rid Your Pets of Pests with a Homemade Flea Dip
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe

How to Make Your Own Envelopes (Includes Printable Templates)
Follow these simple steps to make your own envelopes in minutes. Article includes templates to print out.

Free Monthly Spending Worksheet
Not sure where all of your money goes each month? Use the monthly spending worksheet to track your spending, and solve the mystery once and for all.

Earn Money from Your Hobbies
Turn your hobby into a source of income, and get paid to play. Here are ideas to get you started.

Free Printable Pantry Master List
A well-stocked pantry will save you time and money. Use this pantry master list to get yours on track.

Best Apples for Eating
Load up on apples while they're in season. Here's a list of the best apple varieties for eating fresh.

The Shelf Life of Leftovers and Refrigerated Foods
Find out how long common foods stay fresh in the fridge, so you don't eat things you shouldn't or toss things out too soon. Shelf life of leftovers.

Recipes to Use Up Sour Cream
Have leftover sour cream? Here are some tasty ways to use it up. Includes freezing instructions.

The Shelf Life of Meat and Other Frozen Foods
Skip the freezer burn! This handy chart lists the recommended freezing time for meats, vegetables, fruits and other common foods.

How to Store and Preserve Eggs
How to store fresh eggs for weeks, whether from the grocery‚Äč or homegrown. You can also preserve them for months to a year by freezing or pickling.

How to Store Pears for Winter
Store your pears this way, and they'll stay fresh for up to five months after they've been picked.

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm
Keep your family and your home safe during a winter storm. Here's what you need to do to prepare.

How to Keep Foods Safe During a Power Outage
Spoiled food is nothing to mess with. Learn how to keep refrigerated and frozen foods safe during a power outage.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe
Try this cheap and easy recipe for ranch dressing, and you'll wonder why you ever bought bottled.

Save on Pet Food
Get all of the food and treats your pet needs for less. Here's how to save on pet food.

Seed Starting Printable
Use the seed starting printable to keep up your indoor seed starting successes and failures.

Plant Tracker Printable
Use the plant tracker printable to measure the success of new transplants.

Printable Fertilizing/Soil Amendment Record
Use this printable fertilizing/soil amendment record to track what works.

Printable Gardening Expenses Worksheet
Use this free, printable worksheet to keep track of your gardening expenses.

Printable Seed Harvest Tracker
Use this printable seed harvest worksheet to track your seed saving efforts.

Printable Daily Garden Journal
Use this printable garden journal to keep a daily record of your garden.

Free Printable Garden Notebook
Use this free, printable garden notebook to organize all of your garden plans and records.

Plant Profile Printable
Use the plant profile printable to create a record for each plant in your garden.

Garden Pests & Problems Printable
Use the garden pests and problems printable to record how you handle any diseases and infestations that come up in your garden.

Garden Harvest Tracker Printable
Use this garden harvest printable to track the productivity of your food-producing plants.

Printable Garden Planner
Use this printable garden planner to map out all of your garden beds.

Printable Square Foot Garden Planner
Use this printable square foot garden planner to design your garden.

Printable Monthly Garden Planner
Use this free, printable garden notebook to organize all of your garden plans and records.

Printable Seasonal Garden Planner
Use this free, printable garden notebook to organize all of your garden plans and records.

Monthly Garden Chore List Printable
Use this free, printable to create a monthly garden chore list.

Seasonal Garden Chore List Printable
Use this seasonal garden chore list printable to keep up with a full year of garden chores.

Printable Garden Project Tracker
Use the printable garden project tracker to stay on top of big garden projects.

Printable Weekly Garden Journal
Use this printable garden journal to keep a weekly record of the ongoings in your garden.

How to Make Jello Popsicles - Recipe
Mix up your own popsicles with Jello, and skip the pricey store-bought pops.

Harvesting Tree Nuts
Delicious, free food is waiting for you in the trees. Learn how to identify and harvest common tree nuts and join the foragers of the woods.

Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe
Here's a simple, no-cook steak sauce recipe that only requires two ingredients. Whip up a batch in less than two minutes.

Homemade Popsicle Recipes
9 homemade popsicle recipes to cool you off on a hot day. Make your own popsicles.

Easiest Flowers to Grow From Seeds
Here are 14 flowers that are easy to start from seed. These annuals and perennials can be sown them where you want them to grow in your garden.

Affordable Recipes for Parties, Picnics and Cookouts
Planning a party? These recipes will feed a crowd on the cheap.

Best Apples for Every Kind of Apple Pie
Making an apple pie? If you want great flavor and texture, these are the hands-down best apples to use.

Save Money on Your Water Bill
Reduce your water bill with these water-saving tips.

Save Money on Your Water Bill
Reduce your water bill with these water-saving tips.

Save Money on Your Water Bill
Reduce your water bill with these water-saving tips.

Save Money on Your Water Bill
Reduce your water bill with these water-saving tips.

7 Steps to Eliminate Debt Quickly
Sick of being in debt? Discover simple steps you can make that will help you pay off debt quickly, learn good money habits and reduce stress.

Easy, Natural and Cheap DIY Scouring Powder
Skip the expensive cleaning powders with harsh chemicals and fumes! Save money and make your own scouring powder. It's natural, cheap and easy.

How to Harvest Pecans Yourself
If you live in an area where pecan trees grow wild, it's easy to forage for your own pecans. Learn to identify the trees and when the nuts are ripe.

How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt - Step-By-Step Guide
Here are the steps that you need to take to get rid of your credit card debt.

How to Freeze Eggs for Later Use in Cooking
It's pretty easy (and quite convenient) to freeze eggs for later use. This guide explains the process for freezing whole eggs, yolks and whites.

Muscavado Sugar Substitute
Live in a country where muscavado sugar isn't available? Here's what you can use instead.

Do-It-Yourself Soil Acidity/Alkalinity Test
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit. This process will give you immediate results.

Homemade Valentine's Day Gifts for Her
Want to impress your wife or girlfriend with a homemade Valentine's Day gift? Consider these ideas. With links to how-to pages to make her gift.

Free and Low-Cost Christmas Gifts that You Can Make
32 free and low-cost Christmas gifts that you can make in a flash.

Free and Low-Cost Christmas Gifts that You Can Make
32 free and low-cost Christmas gifts that you can make in a flash.

Surprising Things to Use to Remove Laundry Stains
You can get out laundry stains with these common household products. Skip buying commercial stain removers, get clothes clean and save money.

Do It Yourself and Save Money
Do it yourself and save. Explore decorating ideas, home repair and maintenance tips, craft and gift suggestions, and reuse/recycling projects.

Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money
Here are several ways to earn extra money without getting another job. Examples include becoming a tutor, earning money from hobbies, and more.

Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money
Here are several ways to earn extra money without getting another job. Examples include becoming a tutor, earning money from hobbies, and more.

Winning Companion Plant Combinations
Enjoy a more bountiful garden for less, by using these companion plant combinations. Includes a free printable list.

Slash Your Grocery Bill with Frugal Grocery Shopping
Paying too much for groceries? Use these tips to cut your grocery bill in half.Simple tips for frugal grocery shopping.

Save Money on Tires
Getting low on tread? Use these tips to save money on a new set of tires.

Tips For Lowering Your Electric Bill
Say good-bye to high electric bills.These tips will help you increase the efficiency of your home, from using insulating paint to getting an energy audit.

Tips For Lowering Your Electric Bill
Say good-bye to high electric bills.These tips will help you increase the efficiency of your home, from using insulating paint to getting an energy audit.

Tips For Lowering Your Electric Bill
Say good-bye to high electric bills.These tips will help you increase the efficiency of your home, from using insulating paint to getting an energy audit.

Tips For Lowering Your Electric Bill
Say good-bye to high electric bills.These tips will help you increase the efficiency of your home, from using insulating paint to getting an energy audit.

Tips For Lowering Your Electric Bill
Say good-bye to high electric bills.These tips will help you increase the efficiency of your home, from using insulating paint to getting an energy audit.

Snow Printable Gift Card Holder
Giving gift cards this holiday season? Use one of these free, printable gift card holders to wrap them.

Happy Holiday Printable Gift Card Holder
Giving gift cards this holiday season? Use one of these free, printable gift card holders to wrap them.

Printable Holiday Gift Card Holders
Giving gift cards this holiday season? Use one of these free, printable gift card holders to wrap them.

Printable Yard Sale Signs
Use these free, printable yard sale signs to direct customers to your sale.

Printable Yard Sale Signs
Use these free yard sale signs to advertise your sale.

Printable Yard Sale Signs
Use these free, printable yard sale signs to direct customers to your sale.

Free Printable Freezer Inventory List
Use this freezer inventory list to keep up with what's in your freezer.

Free Printable Freezer Inventory List
Use this freezer inventory list to keep up with what's in your freezer, so nothing falls victim to freezer burn.

Free Printable Freezer Inventory List
Use this freezer inventory list to keep up with what's in your freezer, so nothing falls victim to freezer burn.

Free Printable Meal Planners
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Here are three free, printable versions for you to choose from.

Learn How to Cook Everything from Scratch
Enjoy healthier, cheaper meals by learning how to cook from scratch. It's a lot easier than you may think.

Homemade Gifts for Teens
Need a homemade gift that'll wow a teen? Give one of these a try.

7 Homemade Gifts for Boys
Are you looking for ideas to make a good homemade gift for a boy? Use craft skills to make personalized items that are fun and useful for little guys.

Use this Financial Goals Worksheet
Set financial goals, and take charge of your future. Here you will find advice on how to keep track of your money effectively.

Evaporated Milk Substitute
Don't pay a premium for those little cans of evaporated milk. Here's how to make your own in two minutes or less.

How to Repel Ticks Naturally
Use these simple tricks to repel ticks naturally. No chemicals required.

How to Remove Permanent Marker from Hard Plastics
Here's a simple trick for removing permanent marker from hard plastic yard sale finds, like storage totes and lunch boxes.

How to Make Things Last Longer
Here's how to make razor blades, printer cartridges and other household essentials last longer.

How to Make Things Last Longer
Here's how to make razor blades, printer cartridges and other household essentials last longer.

How to Make Shoes Last Longer
Here are care and maintenance tips to extend the life of your shoes.

Cut The Sweater Down to Size
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How to Make a Sweater Bag Out of an Old Sweater
Turn your never-worn sweaters into fun sweater bags and totes.

Sew a Seam Along the Bottom of the Sweater Bag
Sew a Seam Along the Bottom of the Sweater Bag

Add a Pocket to the Sweater Bag
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Sew a Lining for the Sweater Bag
Sew a Lining for the Sweater Bag

Hem The Top of The Sweater Bag
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Sew Handles on the Sweater Bag
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How to Make a Rag Wreath
Learn how to turn your leftover fabric scraps into a festive rag wreath for your front door. No sewing required.

How Can I Lengthen My Pants?
Don't ditch those highwaters! Here are four ways to lengthen pants or convert them so you'll get a full life out of your too-short slacks or jeans.

How to Keep Foods Fresh Longer
Extend the life of foods with the proper storage techniques. Here's how.

How to Keep Foods Fresh Longer
Extend the life of foods with the proper storage techniques. Here's how.

How to Get Rid of Flies
Sick of swatting flies? Here are simple, no-chemical ways to get rid of them for good.

How to Freeze Pears
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them. Includes sugar-free options.

Can You Freeze Mushrooms?
Freeze mushrooms when they're in season, so you can enjoy them year-round. Here's the best way to freeze them.

How Can You Freeze Blackberries?
Blackberries have a short harvest season (usually lasting only a few weeks). Learn how to freeze them, so you can enjoy them whenever you want.

Crockpot Pear Butter Recipe
Use your crockpot to make a big batch of pear butter. It's easy and requires very few ingredients.

Zucchini Recipes
Overwhelmed by a big zucchini crop? Here's what to do with it all.

15 Things to Reuse Instead of Throwing Out
Turn a creative eye on the things that you're throwing away, and you may just discover that they're worth keeping: Reuse items.

Printable To-Do List
Use one of these free, printable to do lists to get organized. Three designs to choose from.

Dated To Do List
Organize your day with this printable to do list, available in a rainbow of colors.

Type-A To Do List
Go beyond the basic to do list with this printable. Includes spots for prioritizing tasks and more.

Growing Food in Hanging Baskets
Don't let a small space keep you from gardening. Here's how to grow your own fruits and vegetables in an apartment or condo using hanging baskets

How to Make Applesauce
Here's how to turn a big pile of apples into a big batch of homemade applesauce. Only 20 minutes of cook time required.

How to Store Your Ginger Root
Here's how to store ginger root to keep it fresh for weeks or months. You can choose to plant it, refrigerate it, freeze it or store it in spirits.

How to Repel Cats
Struggling to keep cats out of your vegetable garden and off of your cars? Use these tips to repel them from your yard.

Find Out the Best Pumpkins to Use for Pie
If you're looking for the best pumpkin for pie (or any type of eating), go with a small pumpkin that feels heavy for its size.

Create Your Own Recipe Binder of Your Favorite Meals
Spend little or no money creating your own recipe binder. Discover how easy it is to find the materials needed to organize your recipes.

How to Get Rid of Snakes Naturally
If you have snakes in your yard, you do not need to hire an exterminator or spray expensive chemicals. Get rid of snakes naturally and frugally

When There's Nothing Left to Cut from Your Budget
Nothing left to cut from your budget? If you've cut everything you can from your budget and it's still not enough, these are the steps to take next.

Things You Shouldn't Buy Used
Here are eight items that you shouldn't buy used.

Blackberry Recipes for Preserves, Desserts and More
Do you have more blackberries than you know what to do with? Here's how to freeze them and recipes for preserves, desserts, snacks, drinks, and more.

How to Find a Good Mechanic
Use these tips to find a good mechanic who will do right by you and your car. How to find a good mechanic.

How to Dry Fruits and Vegetables with a Dehydrator
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.

Use this Net Worth Worksheet
Complete a free networth worksheet, and calculate your current net worth.

Can You Eat Squash Seeds? Tips and Recipes
Can you eat squash seeds the same way you enjoy pumpkin seeds? Don't toss away good nutrition, here's how to use them for tasty snacks and recipes.

How Much Is a Flat of Berries?
What is a flat of strawberries? Here's exactly how much you get when you buy a flat of berries, with ideas for how to use them before they go bad.

Tasty Ways to Use a Ham Bone
Put your holiday ham bone to use in one of these simple recipes. You can use it in soups and other dishes, make ham bone broth or freeze it for later.

Printable Recipe Cards Keep Your Organized
Organize your kitchen and create frugal and tasty meals with free printable recipe cards. They will keep your favorites accessible when needed.

How to Harvest and Store Chestnuts
Chestnuts are one of the best tasting nuts and you can save money by harvesting them yourself. Discover foraging and storage tips for fresh chestnuts.

Get Free Stuff
Here's how to get more stuff for free, including surprising things like gas and vacations. How to get free stuff.

Create Your Own Grocery Stockpile List
Use this free, printable grocery stockpile list to figure out what you need to keep on hand in order to always have what you need.

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24 Ways to Give Your Grocery List a Savings Makeover
Want to save big on groceries? Treat your grocery list to a makeover. These simple changes will help you save big at the register!

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Get Rid of Stink Bugs
Have a stink bug problem? Here's how to get rid of them.

Frugal Hobbies that Save Money
Hobbies that won't break the bank, and some that will even save you money.

Uses for Hair Conditioner
Need to use up a bottle of hair conditioner that you didn't like. Try these unexpected uses.

The Longest Yard Sales in the U.S.
A list of yard sales that span hundreds or even thousands of miles.

The Longest Yard Sales in the U.S.
A list of yard sales that span hundreds or even thousands of miles.

Save Money on Firewood
Heating your home with a wood stove or fireplace? Use these tips to save on firewood.

Clever and Crafty Uses for Brown Paper Bags
Do you have a large stash of brown paper bags? Check out these uses for them, and you'll wish you had even more:

Clever and Crafty Uses for Brown Paper Bags
Do you have a large stash of brown paper bags? Check out these uses for them, and you'll wish you had even more:

How to Get Rid of Crickets
Follow these steps to get rid of crickets quickly and keep them gone.

Homemade Butter in a Jar - How to Make Butter
Here's how to make your own butter and buttermilk at home. No special equipment required.

Uses for Leftover Egg Whites
When a recipe calls for just the yolks, put the egg whites to use in one of these recipes. Uses for leftover egg whites.

The Best Kohlrabi Recipes
Stumped on what to do with that funny vegetable known as kohlrabi? Check out these recipes for ideas.

Homemade Pizza Dough - Measure the Dry Ingredients
Measure the dry ingredients that you'll need for your homemade pizza dough.

Homemade Pizza Dough - Measure the Wet Ingredients
Measure out all of the wet ingredients that will go into your homemade pizza dough.

Homemade Pizza Dough - Knead Your Dough
Knead the ingredients for your homemade pizza dough until a dough ball forms.

How to Make Homemade Pizza and Dough
Turn your pizza dough into a tasty pizza or save it for later. Page 5.

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough
Learn how to make your own pizza dough at home, so you can save money and tailor pizza to your dietary needs.

Radish Recipes
Have loads of radishes on your hands? Here are some great ways to use them up.

Create Meatless Meals with TVP
Learn how to save money with TVP, and experiment with some meatless recipes.

11 Passive Income Ideas
Want to earn more without working more? Try these passive income ideas.

15 Green Onion Recipes to Use Them Up
Do you have a few green onions left over or getting old in your refrigerator? Here are 15 recipes and tips to help store them longer and use them up.

Make Your Own Beauty Products
Here are 14 beauty products that you can make at home. Save money while using ingredients that you know and trust. Great for gifts or to use yourself.

Make Your Own Beauty Products
Here are 14 beauty products that you can make at home. Save money while using ingredients that you know and trust. Great for gifts or to use yourself.

Try This Lemon Juice Substitute
If you're out of lemon juice or allergic to it, there are several things you can use in its place. Check out these lemon juice substitutes.

Improve Your Finances in the New Year
A new year means a new opportunity to get your finances on track. Use these tips to improve your finances.

Improve Your Finances in the New Year
A new year means a new opportunity to get your finances on track. Use these tips to improve your finances.

How to Make Your Own Crackers
Learn how to make your own crackers. It's easy and you'll be your own artisan. Ten recipes include cheese, graham, vegan and gluten-free crackers.

Recipes with Dandelion Greens and Flowers
You can use dandelions in many different ways: as salad greens, in wine and jelly, and cooked with spices. Here are nine tasty dandelion recipes.

Recipe and Instructions for Making Beef Broth
Learn how to make your own beef broth, so you never have to settle for canned or boxed broth again.

How to Grow a Victory Garden
Are you ready to plan and plant your own victory garden? Here are five steps to get started, from selecting the space to the seeds and supplies.

Free and Low-Cost Christmas Gifts that You Can Make
32 free and low-cost Christmas gifts that you can make in a flash.

How to Freeze Pumpkin
Learn how to freeze pumpkin, and you'll never need to buy canned pumpkin again.

Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls
Hang on to those toilet paper rolls. Here are more than a dozen uses for them.

Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls
Hang on to those toilet paper rolls. Here are more than a dozen uses for them.

Homemade Valentine's Day Gifts for Kids
Spoil your kids with a homemade Valentine's Day gift. Here are lots of ideas to choose from.

Ways to Reuse Empty Coffee Cans Around the House
There are many useful ways to use empty coffee cans around the house. From gifts to bread baking, storage and cleaning buckets, don't throw away your cans!

Refrigerator Pickles in a Bucket Recipe
Use this easy recipe for making refrigerator bucket pickles in an empty ice cream container or gallon glass jar with cucumbers, peppers, and onions.

How to Regrow Your Groceries
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.

Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist
Use this printable home maintenance checklist to stay on to of all of those important maintenance tasks.

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How to Cut the Cost of a Hospital Stay
Hospital bills are painful enough. Use these tips to cut the cost of a hospital stay, so you don't pay more than you have to.

Free Printable Price List
Track your grocery spending with a price list, and ensure you get the best deal every time.

Cheap and Easy Litter Box Deodorizer
Get rid of litter box odors without pricey, deodorizing kitty litters. Learn two easy tricks that will transform your litter box woes and save money.

Save Money on School Uniforms
Here are 12 ways to save big on school uniforms.

How to Save Money by Cutting Your Meat Bill
Are the current meat prices butchering your grocery budget? If so, there's plenty you can do about it. Here are simple ways to save money on meat.

How to Save Money by Cutting Your Meat Bill
Are the current meat prices butchering your grocery budget? If so, there's plenty you can do about it. Here are simple ways to save money on meat.

Salvage Grocery Stores - Your Guide to Big Savings
Shop at salvage grocery stores, and cut your grocery bill in half. Here's what you need to know before you go.

What Is the Shelf Life of Honey?
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer. Includes honey substitutes and storage tips.

How To Use Your Cucumbers - Fresh or Canning
Did you end up with too many cucumbers? Use them up with delicious recipes for canning, pickles, relishes, soups, salads, sandwiches, and spreads.

36 Tasty Uses for Oranges
Make the most of oranges while they're in season. Here are recipes that call for oranges or orange peels.

Sunburn Home Remedies: Vinegar, Oatmeal, Baking Soda
If you overdid the sun, these three common household supplies can help to soothe a bad sunburn. Here's how to use each one.

Dairy-Based and Dairy-Free Sour Cream Substitute
What can you use as a sour cream substitute? Here are alternatives you can use, including other dairy products as well as non-dairy and vegan subs.

Slash Your Grocery Bill with Frugal Grocery Shopping
Paying too much for groceries? Use these tips to cut your grocery bill in half.Simple tips for frugal grocery shopping.

7 Cheap and Easy Campfire Recipes for Your Camping Trip
Food is better when cooked over a campfire. Discover frugal and oh-so-tasty recipes that your family will enjoy. Save money and eat well while camping.

How to Save Money on Food
Grocery shopping doesn't have to leave you broke. Learn how to save money on food, so you can walk out of the grocery store with cash to spare.

How to Save Money on Food
Grocery shopping doesn't have to leave you broke. Learn how to save money on food, so you can walk out of the grocery store with cash to spare.

29 Delicious Recipes to Use Up Apples
Do you have too many apples? Discover fun and easy recipes for baked goods, preserves and interesting savory dishes that will use up your apple stash.

Homemade Cocktail Sauce Recipe for Frugal Cooks
Cocktail sauce is not a cheap condiment and it often goes to waste. Learn how to make your own sauce for seafood and exactly how much money you'll save.

How to Save on Heating Costs
Heat your home without going broke. These simple tips will help you save big on your heating costs.

How to Save on Heating Costs
Heat your home without going broke. These simple tips will help you save big on your heating costs.

How to Save Money on School Supplies
Need to save money? Here's how to get everything on your kids' school supply lists without blowing your budget.

How to Freeze Basil And Store It For Use Year-Round
Here are three ways to freeze basil for year-round use, plus tips on how to keep basil at its best. Choose the method that works for you.

The Best Plants to Grow from Cuttings
Fill your garden with flowers and herbs by growing plants from cuttings. Here are the 19 easiest plants to grow from a cutting, and how to grow them.

Recipes to Use Up Buttermilk
Have some leftover buttermilk that you need to use up? We've got 36 buttermilk recipes, from pancakes and cupcakes to salad dressings and fried chicken.

Rosemary Recipes
Growing rosemary in your garden? Put it to work in these recipes, and make the most of each sprig.

Recipes that Use Dill Weed
Have lots of dill in your garden? These recipes and preservation tips will help you use it up.

9 Fun Craft Projects for Old Buttons
Do you have a button stash? Discover easy and fun craft projects like jewelry, home decor and even gift wrap to use up all of those fun buttons.

Cabbage Recipes
Here are a bunch of cabbage recipes to try, including some that don't even require cooking.

How to Freeze a Ham Bone to Use Later
When your holiday ham is gone, you can freeze the ham bone and use it to make soup later. Here's how to go about freezing it.

How to Tell If Baking Powder is Still Good
Use this simple test to determine if your baking powder is still fresh, so you don't find out when your baked goods fail to rise. Includes baking powder substitutes.

Easy Brown Sugar Substitute
Looking for a good brown sugar substitute? Here are several things that you can use in its place.

How to Make Powdered Sugar at Home
Out of powdered sugar or just want to make your own? It's very easy to turn granulated sugar into powder and it'll save you money, too. Here's how.

How to Substitute Dried Mushrooms for Fresh Mushrooms
Here's everything you need to know to successfully substitute dried mushrooms for fresh mushrooms. Mushroom substitute advice and tips.

How to Freeze Jalapeno Peppers (And Other Hot Peppers)
Here are simple instructions for freezing jalapeno peppers, including tips you won't find anywhere else.

Can You Cook a Frozen Turkey?
Yes, you can cook a frozen turkey, but you'll need to do it differently. Here's the scoop.

What to Use as a Marjoram Substitute
Are you looking for a good marjoram substitute? Find out how to interchange fresh and dried, and which other herbs can take its place if necessary.

How to Cure Potatoes
Cure your potatoes before you store them, so they keep as long as possible. Here's how.

A Ground Mustard Substitute That Saves Money
Need ground mustard for a recipe? One of these simple substitutes will work just as well and end up saving money and spice rack space in the long run.

How to Fit Big Dreams into a Small Budget
Don't let a tight budget stand in your way. Here's how to make your wildest dreams come true on any budget.

No Bundt Pan? What to Use Instead to Make a Ring Cake
Do you want to bake a bundt cake, but you don't have a bundt pan? Use these common kitchen items to make a pan for this traditional ring-shaped cake.

Egg Substitutes
Use this chart to find the best egg substitute for any recipe.

What to Use as a Tarragon Substitute
What can you substitute for fresh or dried tarragon? Here are other herbs that work well in your recipes, adding a similar flavor or eliminating it.

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