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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 Make Your Stuff Last Longer
Tired of replacing razor blades, printer cartridges and other household essentials at every turn? Here's how to make those must-haves last longer:
5 Fun Things You Could Be Doing for Free
Take your entertainment costs down to zero. Here are five fun things that you can do for free.
How to Test If Eggs Are Still Good
Have a carton of eggs that have passed their use-by date? Here's how to tell if they are still good:
6 Fast and Cheap Substitutes for Vanilla Extract
Need a good vanilla extract substitute? Try one of these.
3 Cream of Tartar Substitutes
If you don't have cream of tartar in your pantry, use this substitute instead.
A Beginner's Guide to Couponing
Learn the ins and outs of couponing.
A Cheap and Easy Substitute for Heavy Cream
Need heavy cream for a recipe? Here's a great stand-in.
Cheap and Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants
Six proven home remedies for ants.
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.
Free Printable Budget Worksheet
Take the pain out of creating a budget with this free budget worksheet.
Got Fruit Flies? Try This Cheap and Simple DIY...
Rid your home of fruit flies with a simple, homemade trap.
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:
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.
Budget Calculator -Monthly Budget Calculator
Use our budget calculator to tweak your monthly budget until you get it right.
How to Remove Laundry Stains with Vinegar
How to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
Whip Up a Cardamom Substitute with This Handy...
When you don't have cardamom on hand, use this simple cardamom substitute instead.
15 Useful Things You've Been Throwing Away
Turn a creative eye on the things that you're thowing away, and you may just discover that they're worth keeping:
How to Get Rid of Roaches Naturally
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
Easy DIY Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
Have you purchased one of the new foaming hand soap dispensers? Learn how to make your own frugal refills.
The Best Time to Buy Everything
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
Out of Molasses? Here's How to Make a DIY...
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
10 Stores that Offer Layaway
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
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:
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.
Free Household Notebook. Includes 36 Printables
Ready to frugalize your home and your finances? Use these free printables to create a household notebook with everything that you need to get the job done.
List of Goodwill Outlet Store Locations
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
Ran Out of Coriander? Try One of These...
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
Try This Easy Italian Seasoning Recipe
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
5 Websites That Will Pay You to Take Surveys
Interested in getting paid to take surveys, but not sure which companies you can trust? Here are the ones that I recommend (and use):
Make Your Own Baking Powder with 3 Ingredients
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
Save Some Bucks with These Homemade Fertilizer...
Six homemade fertilizer recipes to make and try.
54 Businesses that Offer Senior Discounts
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
Make Half and Half Substitute with This Simple...
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
Homemade Freezer Jam in 30 Minutes or Less
Freezer jam instructions and recipes.
Are Your Used Books Worth Money Online?
Sell your used books for maximium profit each and every time with the help of this simple trick.
3 Ways to Keep Green Onions Fresh
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
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.
7 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.
Save Yourself Big Bucks with These Homemade...
Keep your carpets clean with two homemade carpet cleaning products: a cleaning solution for steam machines and a spot remover.
Fight Pests and Save Cash with This Homemade...
Keep the fleas off your pup for pennies a week.
How to Make Money Taking Online Surveys
Learn the ins and outs of taking online surveys, and add to your income.
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.
Save Some Dough with These Homemade Rust...
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
7 Summer Foods to Can or Freeze While They're...
Here are seven summer foods to can or freeze while they're at their cheapest price of the year.
Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff for the Most...
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
The Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Each Month
An easy way to save on fruits and vegetables is to buy what's in season. Here's a guide to help you identify the best produce deals month-by-month.
Out of Balsamic Vinegar? Mix Up a Substitute in...
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute 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:
Out of Bay Leaves? Use This Instead
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
9 Ways to Make Printer Ink Last Longer
Tired of shelling out for printer cartridges? Employ these simple tricks and your ink cartridge will last longer:
Out of Allspice? Here's a Simple Substitute
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
11 Ways You Can Start Living the Frugal Life
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
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.
Your Guide to Creating a Frugal Budget
Create a frugal budget to match your frugal lifestyle.
Looking to Unload Used Clothes? Here's Where to...
Clean out your closets and earn some extra cash. Here's where to sell used clothes for the most coin:
How to Make Yummy Tomato Sauce Without All the...
Here's an easy crock pot tomato sauce recipe. No peeling, seeding or coring required.
Use these Homemade Car Cleaners to Detail Your...
Recipes for seven homemade car cleaners.
16 Ways to Earn Some Extra Money
Here are 16 ways to earn extra money without getting another job.
Forgot the Nutmeg? Use This Instead
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
Is It Safe to Eat Freezer Burned Food?
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
Test the Acidity of Your Soil Without a Pricey...
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
The Right Way to Freeze Spaghetti Squash
Simple instructions for freezing spaghetti squash.
4 Free Printable Meal Planners
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Three printable versions to choose from.
Did You Know You Can Freeze Tomatoes? Here's How
Freeze your homegrown tomatoes for use year-round. Here's how.
Free Printable Weekly Planner Refill
Print out refill pages for your weekly planner, or create your own planner from scratch. Available in several sizes.
Wait, You Can Really Sell Your Hair for Cash?
Have long hair and need to raise some extra cash? Selling your hair could be the answer. Find out more.
How to Make Your Own Self-Rising Flour
Self-rising flour is a cinch to make. Learn how, and you'll never buy it again.
Save a Few Bucks with This Homemade Wallpaper...
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
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.
One Way to Save Money? Learn the Difference...
Learn how to tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
Forgot to Buy Ground Ginger? Try This
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
7 Foods You Can Regrow from Scraps
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
5 Delicious Ways to Use Extra Cucumbers
Did you end up with more cucumbers than you expected? Here's how to use them up.
The Right Way to 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.
Wondering How to Clean Your Cast Iron Cookware?
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
The Best Way to Freeze Dill
Grow your own dill and freeze it. It's a simple way to avoid the high price of fresh dill.
Homemade Jello Popsicle Recipe
Mix up your own popsicles with Jello, and skip the pricey store-bought pops.
Out of Sage? Here are 5 Substitutes
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
Where You Can Sell Your Movie Collection
Interested in thinning out your movie collection? Here's where to sell those used movies for maximum profit.
Find an Amish Market Near You
Find an Amish market near you, and discover a new source for grocery savings.
Use This Trick to Remove Tarnish from Copper...
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
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.
Save Money with This Chemical-Free, Homemade...
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
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 Make Liquid Soap in 10 minutes or Less
An easy recipe for liquid hand soap.
How to Use a Dehydrator to Dry Fruits and...
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
Your Washing Machine Needs Cleaning, Too, and...
Five steps to a cleaner and fresher-smelling washing machine. Includes instructions for top-loaders and front-loaders.
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.
How to Substitute Dried Herbs for Fresh
Follow this simple ratio to substitute dried herbs for fresh, and your recipe will come out perfect every time.
Use Vinegar as a Natural Weed Killer
Learn how to kill weeds without killing your budget.
The Best Way to Freeze Blueberries
Blueberries freeze well. Buy a bunch in July. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them for year-round use.
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.
Forgot to Buy Pastry Flour? Try This Instead
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
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.
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.
How to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget
Eating healthy doesn't have to wreck your budget. These seven tips include growing and shopping locally along with other tips.
Save Money with This Evaporated Milk Substitute
No need to pay a premium for those little cans of evaporated milk. You can make your own in two minutes or less.
Home Remedies That Get Rid of Moths
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
How to Cure Your Home-Grown Garlic
Growing garlic in your garden? Here's how to dry it for long-term storage.
Track Where Your Money Goes with This Monthly...
Track where your money is going with this free printable worksheet.
36 Homemade Cleaner Recipes
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Rid Your Pets of Pests with This Homemade Flea...
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
Turn a Soda Bottle into a Fly Trap
Got Flies? Here's how to make a simple fly trap.
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half
13 tried-and-true grocery savings strategies.
What to Stockpile - A Printable List
Use this free, printable grocery stockpile list to figure out what you need to keep on hand.
Here's How to Harvest English Walnuts
Learn the ins and outs of harvesting English walnuts.
Make Your Own Brown Sugar in Minutes
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
5 Ways to Get Coupons for Free Products
Coupons are good, but coupons for free products are better. Here's how to snag your share:
How to Become a Mystery Shopper (Without...
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
Tired of Losing Food to Freezer Burn? Here's...
Tired of losing food to freezer burn? Here's how to prevent it.
The Best Way to Freeze Corn
This method of freezing corn results in the best flavor and takes up the least amount of freezer space.
10 Ways to Stop Wasteful Spending
Ten ways to break the spending habit.
6 Ways to Fill Your Gas Tank for Free
Here are six ways to fill your gas tank for free.
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.
Restaurants That Offer Free Meals and Treats...
A list of restaurants where you can dine free on your birthday.
7 Canadian Sites That Will Pay You to Take...
There are lots of Canadian paid survey sites, but how do you know which ones you can trust? Start with this list of legitimate sites.
Making Your Own Butter Is Easier Than You Think
Make your own butter and buttermilk at home.
The Easy Way to Clean Your Microwave
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
Enjoy Crisp Collars for Pennies With This DIY...
Here's how to make your own spray starch in minutes.
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.
7 Free Printable Canning Jar Labels
An ever-growing collection of canning jar labels for you to print and use.
2 Ingredient All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe
Make your own all-purpose cleaner, and enjoy a clean home for less.
Use These Tricks to Save More on Amazon
Eleven ways to save big on Amazon. Do you know them all?
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.
Save Money with This Homemade Fruit and...
A recipe for fruit and vegetable wash.
The Best Months to Buy Tires
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
How to Freeze Fresh Ginger
Looking for a way to keep ginger fresh longer? Try freezing it. Here's how.
Try This Home Remedy for Athlete's Foot
Get rid of athlete's foot quickly with this low-cost remedy.
14 Ways to Save on Movie Tickets
Use these simple tricks to save money on movie tickets.
Check Out All of These Uses for Vinegar
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
Simple Homemade Meat Tenderizer Recipe
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
Tricks to Keep Foods Fresh Longer
Extend the life of foods with the proper storage techniques. Here's how.
How to Keep Mushrooms from Going Bad
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
5 Ways to Keep Your Fridge Running Efficiently
Learn what it takes to keep your fridge running efficiently.
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.
Make Your Own Vegetable Broth. Here's How.
Learn how to make your own vegetable broth, and you'll never have to buy it again.
Does Honey Go Bad?
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer.
Use This Trick to Remove Permanent Marker from...
Learn a simple trick for removing permanent marker from hard plastic yard sale finds.
Cut Your Spending Painlessly
Cut your costs the painless way.
6 Sources for Fruit and Vegetable Coupons
Increase your coupon savings with coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Try This Easy, Money-Saving Marinade Recipe
Mix together a few ingredients to create your own cheap, but flavorful marinade.
Scared of Wasps? DIY an Easy Solution.
Follow these steps to make a wasp trap out of a soda bottle.
9 Ways to Grab Free Gift Cards
Stretch your budget with free gift cards. They're easier to get than you might think.
The Best Way to Freeze Pears
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them.
14 Ways to Use Up Leftover Heavy Cream
Don't let that leftover heavy cream go to waste. Use it up in one of these recipes:
How to Get Rid of Snakes without a Call to the...
Tired of seeing snakes in your yard? Here's how to get rid of them naturally.
8 Ways to Trim Your Household Expenses
Does your household budget need a trim? Consider these seven sources for savings.
2 Furniture Polish Recipes to Try
Two recipes for homemade furniture polish.
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