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11 Ways to Make Money (Without Doing Much)
Want to earn more without working more? Try these passive income ideas.
A Simple Substitute for Buttermilk
No need to buy buttermilk. This simple substitute works just as well, and it only takes five minutes to make.
How to Test If Eggs Are Still Good
Have a carton of eggs that have passed their use-by date? How can you tell if the eggs are bad? Here's how to test to see if they are still good!
9 Things You Can Make with Overripe Bananas
Have a bunch of overripe bananas taking up space in your fruit bowl? Here are some great ways to use them up.
22 Ways to Stay Warm (Without Turning Up the...
Stay warm and keep your electric bill down. These tricks will keep you cozy without turning up the thermostat.
3 Cream of Tartar Substitutes
If you don't have cream of tartar in your pantry, use this substitute instead.
10 Things You're Paying for That You Could be...
Cut your budget down to size by finding free alternatives for the services that you're used to paying for. No sacrifice required.
What Kind of Apples Are Best for Applesauce?
Use one (or more) of these apple varieties for the best applesauce.
Why You Don't Actually Need to Buy Castor Sugar...
Have a recipes that calls for castor sugar? Here's how to make it yourself.
6 Fast and Cheap Substitutes for Vanilla Extract
Need a good vanilla extract substitute? Try one of these.
The Right Way to Freeze Spaghetti Squash
Simple instructions for freezing spaghetti squash.
Next Time You're Out of Cumin, Try This...
If you don't have any cumin, one of these three substitutes should do the trick.
A Cheap and Easy Substitute for Heavy Cream
Need heavy cream for a recipe? Here's a great stand-in.
10 Ways You Can Eat for Free
Score free groceries and restaurant meals. Here are 10 ways to get free food.
Free Household Notebook with 36 Printables
Use these free printables to create your very own household notebook. Includes everything you need to organize your home and your finances.
Whip Up a Cardamom Substitute with This Handy...
When you don't have cardamom on hand, use this simple cardamom substitute instead.
Yes, You Can Freeze Apples. Here's How.
Learn how to freeze apples, and you'll be able to freeze them when they're at their cheapest.
Out of Sage? Here are 5 Substitutes
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
How to Make Your Own Buttermilk
Once you see how easy it is to make buttermilk, you'll want to make your own everytime. Here's how:
Forgot the Nutmeg? Use This Instead
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
10 Things to Make with Stale Bread
Have a rock-hard loaf of bread? Rescue it with one of these stale bread recipes.
Give Your Grocery List an Extreme Savings...
Want to save big on groceries? Treat your grocery list to a makeover. Here's how.
Out of Molasses? Here's How to Make a DIY...
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
5 Ways to Get Coupons for Free Products
Use these tips to snag loads of coupons for free products.
Free Printable Budget Worksheet
Take the pain out of creating a budget with this free budget worksheet.
Here's How to Harvest English Walnuts
Learn the ins and outs of harvesting English walnuts.
54 Businesses that Offer Senior Discounts
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
Make Your Own Fruit Fly Trap
Rid your home of fruit flies with this simple, homemade trap.
Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff for the Most...
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
All Out of Bread Flour? Here's How to Whip Up a...
Have a recipe that calls for bread flour? If you don't have any on hand, use this substitute.
List of Goodwill Outlet Store Locations
Here are addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations in the United States and Canada.
Out of Bay Leaves? Use This Instead
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
No Parchment Paper? Use This
If you don't have any parchment paper, one of these stand-ins will get the job done.
Ran Out of Coriander? Try One of These...
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
All Out of Ground Cloves? Use This Instead
Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.
How to Remove Laundry Stains with Vinegar
Here's how to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
Try This All-Natural Homemade Roach Killer
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
6 Ways to Get Fruit for Free
Love fruit, but tired of paying for it? Here's how to get all your fruit for free:
The Best Apples to Use for Apple Butter
Here's a list of the best apples to use for apple butter.
The Right Way to Freeze Mushrooms
Stock up on mushrooms when they're in season (and cheap). Then, freeze them until you're ready to use them. Here's how.
Plant These Edibles Once and Eat Them Forever
A list of perennial herbs, vegetables, fruits and legumes. Plant your garden once and you'll save time and money.
Pick Free Fruit at One of These Community...
Find a community orchard near you. Here are locations in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
The Right Way to Store Apples Long-Term
Interested in storing a bushel of apples to enjoy over the cold winter months? Here's how it's done.
Is It Safe to Eat Freezer Burned Food?
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants
Here are six proven home remedies for ants. Get rid of them without an exterminator.
Making a Recipe that Calls for Mace? Use This...
Have a recipe that calls for mace? Use one of these substitutes, and avoid adding another spice to your cupboard.
How You Can Create Multiple Income Streams
Don't settle for one paycheck. Here's how anyone can create multiple income streams.
Save Some Dough with These Homemade Rust...
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
10 Stores that Offer Layaway
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
How to Make Money Taking Online Surveys
Earn cash and gift cards for your opinions. Here's how to get paid to take surveys without getting scammed.
The Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Each Month
Here's a guide to when all of your favorite fruits and vegetables are in season -- and at their cheapest.
9 Ways to Grab Free Gift Cards
Here are nine ways to earn free gift cards -- just what you need to stretch your budget.
Restaurants That Offer Free Meals and Treats...
A list of restaurants where you can dine free on your birthday.
Need to Leave White Wine Out of a Recipe? Use...
Want to leave the white wine out of a recipe? Just grab one of these substitutes from your fridge or pantry.
The Best Time to Buy Everything
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
The Best Way to Freeze Pears
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them.
Save Money with This 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.
Earn Some Extra Cash
Here are 17 ways to earn extra money -- without getting another job.
Fight Pests and Save Cash with This Homemade...
Keep the fleas off your pup for pennies a week.
Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipes That Really Work
Keep your carpets clean with two homemade carpet cleaning products: a cleaning solution for steam machines and a spot remover.
Make Your Own Baking Powder with 3 Ingredients
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
11 Places to Sell Your Used Clothes
Cleaning out your closets? Here's where to sell your used clothes for the most money.
A Beginner's Guide to Couponing
Learn the ins and outs of couponing from a seasoned pro.
Out of Tomato Sauce? Try This Substitute
Out of tomato sauce? Grab a can of tomato paste from your pantry, and whip up a quick substitute. No trip to the store required.
The Right Way 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.
Is It Safe to Eat an Egg with a Blood Spot?
Find a blood spot in an egg? Here's the scoop on whether it's safe to eat, what causes it and more.
2 Ways to Substitute Light Corn Syrup
If you're out of light corn syrup -- or just don't like using it -- one of these substitutes will do the trick.
How to Become a Mystery Shopper (Without...
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
Budget Calculator
Use our free budget calculator to tweak your monthly budget until you get it right.
Out of Cornstarch? Here's How to Whip Up a...
Out of cornstarch? Use one of these cornstarch substitutes to thicken your gravy, sauce, pie or pudding.
3 Free Printable Meal Planners
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Here are three printable versions to choose from.
Check Out All of These Uses for Vinegar
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
Try This Easy Italian Seasoning Recipe
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
Forgot to Buy Ground Ginger? Try This
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
44 Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill
Say good-bye to high electric bills. These tips will help you increase the efficiency of your home.
One Way to Save Money? Learn the Difference...
Learn how to tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
How to Earn Free Gift Cards from Swagbucks
Use these tips to earn lots of free gift cards from Swagbucks.
5 Websites That Will Pay You to Take Surveys
Want to get paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are my top picks.
Low on Money? These Months Have an Extra...
Here's a list of all the five-paycheck months this year, so you can start planning how you'll use the extra cash.
10 Frugal Depression Era Recipes
Recipes from the Great Depression, along with stories about the people who created them.
8 Ways You Can Score Free Amazon Gift Cards
Want to shop for free on Amazon? Here are eight ways to get free Amazon gift cards:
Free Printable Weekly Planner Refill
Print out refill pages for your weekly planner, or create your own planner from scratch. Available in several sizes.
How to Store Pears for Winter
Store pears the right way, and they'll keep for months and months. Here's how.
Watch Free Movies on Shows on Crackle
Ditch your cable TV and video subscription, and watch free shows and movies on Crackle. You'll enjoy all the savings, without any of the sacrifice.
No Pie Weights? Use This
No pie weights? Here are four things that you can use instead.
3 Ways to Freeze Basil
Have more basil in your garden then you know what to do with? Here's how to freeze it for year-round use:
Which Apple Should I Use to Make Apple Pie?
Here's a list of the best apples to use when making an apple pie.
How to Get Top Dollar for Used Books
Sell your used books for maximium profit each and every time with the help of this simple trick.
Make Half and Half Substitute with This Simple...
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
The Best Months to Buy Tires
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
Use these Homemade Car Cleaners to Detail Your...
Here are seven recipes for homemade car cleaners that you can make from common ingredients.
Use This Printable to Keep Up with What's in...
Use this freezer inventory list to keep up with what's in your freezer.
Rid Your Pets of Pests with This Homemade Flea...
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
26 Printables to Help You Save Money
Use these free kitchen printables to organize your pantry, fridge, freezer and more.
Out of Allspice? Here's a Simple Substitute
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
Can You Freeze Sour Cream?
Have leftover sour cream, and wondering if you can freeze it? Here's the answer.
Find an Amish Market Near You
Find an Amish market near you, and discover a new source for grocery savings.
The Right Way to Freeze Eggs
Have more eggs than you can use? They're easy enough to freeze.
How to Earn Free Gift Cards from MyPoints
Earn free gift cards to your favorite stores from MyPoints. Here's how.
Find a Bakery Outlet Store Near You
Look up your nearest bakery outlet location here.
Wait, You Can Really Sell Your Hair for Cash?
Interested in selling your hair for cash? Here's what you need to know to do it.
Out of Balsamic Vinegar? Mix Up a Substitute in...
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
12 Weeds You Can Eat
12 common weeds that are edible, delicious and nutritious.
Where You Can Sell Your Movie Collection
Thinning out your movie collection? Here's where to sell your used movies for the most cash.
3 Ways to Keep Green Onions Fresh
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
View Weekly Sales Ads Online
Find out what's on sale at all of your favorite stores, without having to buy a paper.
What's The Best Month to Buy a TV?
Time your TV purchase just right, and get it at a steal.
6 Ways to Fill Your Gas Tank for Free
Here are six ways to fill your gas tank for free. Bring on the free gas cards!
Try This Home Remedy for Athlete's Foot
Get rid of athlete's foot quickly with this low-cost remedy.
36 Homemade Cleaner Recipes
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Use This Trick to Remove Tarnish from Copper...
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
Free Printable Chore Charts. 9 Designs to...
Use this printable, weekly chore chart to keep up with all the chores on your to-do list.
What to Do When You Add Too Much Baking Powder...
Here's how to save the day when you add too much baking soda or baking powder.
7 Homemade Fertilizer Recipes
Here are seven homemade fertilizer recipes to make and try.
10 Recipe Substitutes for Beer
Looking for a good beer substitute to use in recipes? Try one of these to create your dish without changing its basic taste.
The Quick Way to Stop a Pantry Moth Infestation
Use these tips to get rid of a pantry moth infestation quickly.
Test the Acidity of Your Soil Without a Pricey...
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
Turn a Soda Bottle into a Fly Trap
Got Flies? Here's how to make a simple fly trap.
Stink Bug Problem? Here's How to Get Rid of Them
Have a stink bug problem? Here's how to get rid of them.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Turn a big pile of apples into a big batch of homemade applesauce.
Next Time You're Out of Lemon Juice, Try This...
Need a splash of lemon juice for a recipe? Save yourself some cash, and give this substitute a try.
Forgot to Buy Pastry Flour? Try This Instead
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
64 Ingredient Substitutes to Keep Your Recipe...
Turn to this list of ingredient substitutions when you're out of something you need for a recipe.
Try This Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Give this homemade stainless steel cleaner a try.
How to Turn Your Hobby into Extra Income
Turn your hobby into a source of income, and get paid to play. Here are ideas to get you started.
What Is Hulu.com All About?
Wondering if you should upgrade to Hulu Plus? Here's a review of both the free and paid version of Hulu.
The Best Way to Store Butternut Squash
Have lots of butternut squash? Here's how to store it for the long-haul.
Out of Brown Sugar? Here's How to Make a Simple...
Use this stand in when you don't have any brown sugar on hand.
Print This Free Garden Planner
Use this free, printable garden notebook to organize all of your garden plans and records.
Try this Frugal Mold and Mildew Remover
Fight the mold and mildew in your bathroom with this cheap and natural solution.
Home Remedies That Get Rid of Moths
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
How to Make Your Own Glass Cleaner
Make your own glass cleaner, and get streak-free windows for less. Here's how.
Make Your Own Brown Sugar in Minutes
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
Mouse Problem? Here's How to Get Rid of Them...
Battling a mouse problem? Here's how to get rid of mice naturally.
Save a Few Bucks with This Homemade Wallpaper...
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
8 Ways to Get a Free Vacation
Need to get away, but don't have any cash to do it? Here are seven ways to snag a free vacation.
8 Ways to Get Paid to Recycle
Here are 8 companies that will pay you to recycle. Earn free gift cards, cash and more.
Find a Community Cannery Near You
Find a community cannery near you, and discover a great place to do all of your canning.
11 Fall Foods to Can or Freeze Now
These foods are at their cheapest during the fall months. Can or freeze them, and enjoy a lower grocery bill year-round.
How to Keep Mushrooms from Going Bad
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
6 Consumer Test Panels with Great Perks
Earn free products, money and prizes by participating in consumer test panels. Here are several to join.
15 Ways to Cut Your Heating Bill
Heat your home without going broke. These simple tips will help you save big on your heating costs.
Transform That Old Sweater into New Mittens!
Don't throw out that old sweater! Turn it into a pair of mittens instead.
How to Use a Dehydrator to Dry Fruits and...
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
11 Ways You Can Start Living the Frugal Life
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
Make Your Own Garlic Salt in Minutes
Pull garlic powder and salt from your pantry, and use it to make your own garlic salt in under a minute.
Simple Homemade Meat Tenderizer Recipe
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
Find Out If You Have Any Unclaimed Money
Don't pay someone to find your unclaimed money. It's easy to do yourself. Here's how.
22 Ways to Shrink Your Cell Phone Bill
Cut your cell phone bill down to size with these tips.
Quick and Easy Crockpot Apple Butter
Grab your Crock Pot and some apples, and follow this simple recipe for delicious apple butter.

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