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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.
3 Cream of Tartar Substitutes
If you don't have cream of tartar in your pantry, use this substitute instead.
A Cheap and Easy Substitute for Heavy Cream
Need heavy cream for a recipe? Here's a great stand-in.
How to Tell If Eggs are Still Good
About.com About Money Frugal Living Food Savings How to Tell If Eggs are Still Good By Erin Huffstetler
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:
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.
6 Fast and Cheap Substitutes for Vanilla Extract
Need a good vanilla extract substitute? Try one of these.
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.
Try This Easy Italian Seasoning Recipe
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
Whip Up a Cardamom Substitute with This Handy...
When you don't have cardamom on hand, use this simple cardamom substitute instead.
Free Printable Budget Worksheet
Take the pain out of creating a budget with this free budget worksheet.
Ran Out of Coriander? Try One of These...
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
Get Help with Your Utility Bills
These programs will help you pay your utility bills when you can't afford to.
51 Companies Offering Holiday Gift Card Bonuses
Giving gift cards for Christmas? Buy from one of these businesses, and you'll score a bonus gift card.
Out of Molasses? Here's How to Make a DIY...
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
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.
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.
The Best Time to Buy Everything
Here's a month-by-month guide to the best time to buy everything.
10 Stores that Offer Layaway
Find out which stores are offering layaway this year.
Forgot the Nutmeg? Use This Instead
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
Out of Bay Leaves? Use This Instead
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
Got Fruit Flies? Try This Cheap and Simple DIY...
Rid your home of fruit flies with a simple, homemade trap.
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.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Candles
A beginner's guide to candle making.
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.
Make Half and Half Substitute with This Simple...
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
List of Goodwill Outlet Store Locations
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
Out of Sage? Here are 5 Substitutes
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
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.
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.
Make Your Own Baking Powder with 3 Ingredients
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
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
Here's how to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
How to Get Rid of Roaches Naturally
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
Is It Safe to Eat Freezer Burned Food?
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
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):
Out of Allspice? Here's a Simple Substitute
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
One Way to Save Money? Learn the Difference...
Learn how to tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
Transform That Old Sweater into New Mittens!
Trace your hand to create a custom fit for your sweater mittens.
5 Ways to Buy Gift Cards for Less
Use these tricks to buy gift cards for less than their face value.
A Beginner's Guide to Couponing
Learn the ins and outs of couponing from a seasoned pro.
What Kind of Apples Are Best for Applesauce?
Use one (or more) of these apple varieties for the best applesauce.
Creative Ideas for Celebrating Any Special...
32 free and low-cost Christmas gifts that you can make in a flash.
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.
54 Businesses that Offer Senior Discounts
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
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.
Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff for the Most...
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
Forgot to Buy Ground Ginger? Try This
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
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.
Making Your Own Butter Is Easier Than You Think
Make your own butter and buttermilk at home.
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.
Cheap and Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants
Six proven home remedies for ants.
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:
10 Sources for Free Christmas Gifts
Use these tricks to get your Christmas gift for fee.
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:
Wondering How to Clean Your Cast Iron Cookware?
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
All Out of Ground Cloves? Use This Instead
Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.
Make Your Own Brown Sugar in Minutes
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
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.
How to Make Money Taking Online Surveys
Learn the ins and outs of taking online surveys, and add to your income.
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:
Use This Trick to Remove Tarnish from Copper...
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
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.
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.
How to Turn Bar Soap into Liquid Soap
Here's how to make liquid soap from a bar of soap.
7 Affordable Gift Ideas for Families
Shorten your Christmas list and save money by giving family gifts instead of individual gifts.
Save Some Dough with These Homemade Rust...
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
36 Homemade Cleaner Recipes
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Broke? Find Gift Ideas that Fit Your Budget
Nice gifts that don't cost a lot. Just the thing for a tight budget.
16 Ways to Earn Some Extra Money
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.
22 Ways to Stay Warm (Without Turning Up the...
22 ways to warm up without touching the thermostat.
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.
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.
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.
The Right Way to Freeze Spaghetti Squash
Simple instructions for freezing spaghetti squash.
Try This Easy, Homemade Poultry Seasoning Blend
Make your own poultry seasoning from spices you already have on hand.
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.
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.
2 Easy Ways to Freeze Pie Crust Dough
Get a jump start on your baking by making and freezing pie crusts or pie crust dough to use later. Here's how.
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.
3 Ways to Keep Green Onions Fresh
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
Forgot to Buy Pastry Flour? Try This Instead
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
How to Become a Mystery Shopper (Without...
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
How to Load Coupons to Your Grocery Card
Have a grocery store loyalty card? Follow these steps to load electronic coupons to your card.
The Easy Way to Clean Your Microwave
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
4 Free Printable Meal Planners
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Three printable versions to choose from.
Home Remedies That Get Rid of Moths
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
Save Money with This Chemical-Free, Homemade...
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
Save a Few Bucks with This Homemade Wallpaper...
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
Free Printable Weekly Planner Refill
Print out refill pages for your weekly planner, or create your own planner from scratch. Available in several sizes.
28 DIY Gift Ideas for Kids
A collection of free and cheap homemade gifts for kids.
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.
How to Season (or Reseason) Cast Iron Cookware
Season your cast iron to non-stick perfection.
Out of Balsamic Vinegar? Mix Up a Substitute in...
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
Your Guide to Creating a Frugal Budget
Create a frugal budget to match your frugal lifestyle.
Recipes to Use Up the Last of Your Sour Cream
Have leftover sour cream? Here are ways to use it up.
Rid Your Pets of Pests with This Homemade Flea...
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
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.
11 Ways You Can Start Living the Frugal Life
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
Use These Tricks to Save More on Amazon
Eleven ways to save big on Amazon. Do you know them all?
The Quick Way to Stop a Pantry Moth Infestation
Use these tips to get rid of a pantry moth infestation quickly.
15 Ways to Cut Your Heating Bill
Keeping your home warm in the winter shouldn't leave you broke. Use these tips to save on heating costs.
Which Apple Should I Use to Make Apple Pie?
Here's a list of the best apples to use when making an apple pie.
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.
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.
3 Ways to Soften Hard Brown Sugar
Has your brown sugar turned into a hard, useless mass? Here's how to make it useable again.
The Best Months to Buy Tires
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
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.
The Best Months to Buy Furniture
In the market for some new furniture? For the best deal, buy in ...
Substitute Cake Flour with This Simple Recipe
An effective stand-in for cake flour made from two pantry staples.
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 Yeast? Try This
Out of yeast or turned off by the price? Here's a simple yeast substitute to try.
Check Out All of These Uses for Vinegar
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
How to Use a Dehydrator to Dry Fruits and...
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
Save Some Bucks with These Homemade Fertilizer...
Six homemade fertilizer recipes to make and try.
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.
View Weekly Sales Ads Online
Find out what's on sale at all of your favorite stores, without having to buy a paper.
7 Foods You Can Regrow from Scraps
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
Test the Acidity of Your Soil Without a Pricey...
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
Your No-Fuss Guide to Cooking Thanksgiving...
Here are the recipes and tips you need to cook Thanksgiving dinner faster and with fewer hassles.
Can You Freeze Sour Cream?
Have leftover sour cream, and wondering if you can freeze it? Here's the answer.
What's The Best Month to Buy a TV?
Time your TV purchase just right, and get it at a steal.
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.
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.
9 Ways to Grab Free Gift Cards
Here are nine ways to earn free gift cards -- just what you need to stretch your budget.
26 Printables to Help You Save Money
A free printable budget worksheet.
How to Make New Crayons Out of Old Crayons
Turn crayon stubs into colorful new crayons.
The Easiest Way to Clean Your Showerhead
Get rid of the calcium and lime build up on your showerhead for pennies. Here's a simple cleaning trick.
Cooking with Dried Beans? Read This First
Not sure how to measure dried beans? Here are some helpful conversions.
Free Printable Holiday Spending Worksheet
Use this free holiday budget worksheet to plan your holiday spending.
Make Your Own Powdered Sugar in 2 Minutes or Less
Out of powdered sugar, or just want to make your own? Here's how.
44 Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill
Electric bill got you down? Fight back with these energy-saving ideas, including ceiling fans, line drying your laundry, and much more.
Out of Dark Corn Syrup? Try This 2 Ingredient...
Out of dark corn syrup? Use this cheap substitute to get your through till your next shopping trip:
Find an Amish Market Near You
Find an Amish market near you, and discover a new source for grocery savings.
Fail-Proof Yeast Roll Recipe
Here's an easy no-fail recipe for yeast rolls. Perfect for holiday meals or everyday.
How to Keep An Old Car Running Smoothly
Use this maintenance checklist to keep your high-mileage vehicle running smoothly.
Does Honey Go Bad?
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer.
2 Furniture Polish Recipes to Try
Two recipes for homemade furniture polish.
How to Budget Using The Envelope System
Take control of your spending with the envelope budgeting system.
Stinky Washing Machine? Here's How to Clean It
Stinky washing machine? Here's how to clean it. Includes instructions for top-loaders and front-loaders.
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:
Simple Homemade Meat Tenderizer Recipe
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
14 Companies that are Hiring for the Holidays
Looking for a holiday job? Here are more than a dozen companies that are hiring.
No Almond Extract? This Will Taste Just as Good
Out of almond extract or trying to avoid it due to a nut allergy? Try this common substitute recommended by the About.com frugal living expert.
Is It Safe to Refreeze Turkey?
Have more turkey than you can eat? Find out if you can refreeze it.
Is Cream Cheese Freezable?
Thinking about stocking up on cream cheese while it's on sale, and wondering if you can freeze it? Here's the answer.
Track Where Your Money Goes with This Monthly...
Track where your money is going with this free printable worksheet.
How to Keep Mushrooms from Going Bad
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
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