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Cleaning: Common Household Cleaning Items that Save Money

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With the beginning of the school year, many of us are probably finding that our day is just too “full” and our wallets are ever shrinking. With the kids in school, money for activities and clothes (and shoes!) seems to disappear more quickly than at other times of the…

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Recipe: Easy and Inexpensive Homemade Hummus

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I don't have time to be uber-frugal and make everything from scratch, and I don't have the funds to go wild on convenience food purchases. So I tend to do the math, multiply the dollars and cents to decide which of our favorite dishes are best made cooking from…

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Money: How to Live a Frugal Life

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When many people hear the word “frugal,” they think it means you need to live on a farm, milk your own cow, pick your own veggies, and sew your own clothes. I am FAR from that; I have a green thumb, don’t have TIME to sew, and I…

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Budget: 10 Tips for Frugal Summer Fun

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Budget—In case you haven't noticed, it is summer. And summer, for most, is the time of vacations and fun. Of course, the big question this year is how to recreate on a budget, since many of us face straitened financial circumstances or are at least daunted by rising…

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