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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 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!
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.
Got Fruit Flies? Try This Cheap and Simple DIY...
Rid your home of fruit flies with a simple, homemade trap.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Free Printable Budget Worksheet
Take the pain out of creating a budget with this free budget worksheet.
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.
Try This Easy Italian Seasoning Recipe
Make your own Italian seasoning using spices that you already have on hand.
Out of Allspice? Here's a Simple Substitute
Use spices you already have to create a good substitute for allspice.
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.
22 Ways to Stay Warm (Without Turning Up the...
22 ways to warm up without touching the thermostat.
Budget Calculator -Monthly Budget Calculator
Use our budget calculator to tweak your monthly budget until you get it right.
Tricks Grocery Stores Use to Get You to Spend...
Here are 11 tricks grocery stores use to run up your bill. Make sure you aren't falling for any of them.
How to Get Rid of Roaches Naturally
Want to kill roaches naturally and affordably? Here's the answer!
Forgot the Nutmeg? Use This Instead
All out of nutmeg? Use one of these substitutes as a fill in.
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 Remove Laundry Stains with Vinegar
Here's how to remove 16 of your toughest laundry stains with vinegar.
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):
A Beginner's Guide to Couponing
Learn the ins and outs of couponing from a seasoned pro.
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.
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.
Make Half and Half Substitute with This Simple...
A two-ingredient substitution for half and half.
Out of Molasses? Here's How to Make a DIY...
Looking for a molasses substitute? Here are five.
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.
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:
Cheap and Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants
Six proven home remedies for ants.
Make Your Own Baking Powder with 3 Ingredients
Discover how easy it is to make your own baking powder.
Is It Safe to Eat Freezer Burned Food?
Freezer burned food isn't pretty, but is it safe to eat? Here's the answer.
Out of Sage? Here are 5 Substitutes
When you find yourself out of sage, use one of these substitutes.
List of Goodwill Outlet Store Locations
Addresses for all of the Goodwill Outlet Store locations.
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.
Ran Out of Coriander? Try One of These...
No coriander in your spice rack? Use one of these substitutes in its place.
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.
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.
Out of Bay Leaves? Use This Instead
When you need a bay leaf substitute, grab this spice from your spice rack.
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.
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.
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:
The Right Way to Freeze Spaghetti Squash
Simple instructions for freezing spaghetti squash.
54 Businesses that Offer Senior Discounts
Here are 54 senior discounts for you to take advantage of.
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.
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.
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:
Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff for the Most...
Find out who's willing to pay you the most for your used stuff.
The Best Apples to Use for Apple Butter
Here's a list of the best apples to use for apple butter.
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.
Quick and Easy Crockpot Apple Butter
Grab your Crock Pot and some apples, and follow this simple recipe for delicious apple butter.
Save Some Dough with These Homemade Rust...
Zap rust without zapping your hard-earned dollars.
Here's How to Harvest English Walnuts
Learn the ins and outs of harvesting English walnuts.
One Way to Save Money? Learn the Difference...
Learn how to tell distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.
16 Ways to Earn Some Extra Money
Here are 16 ways to earn extra money without getting another job.
All Out of Ground Cloves? Use This Instead
Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.
Rid Your Pets of Pests with This Homemade Flea...
Kill and repel fleas with this simple flea bath recipe
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.
The Best Way to Freeze Pears
Load up on pears when they're in season. Then, follow these simple steps to freeze them.
How to Turn Bar Soap into Liquid Soap
Here's how to make liquid soap from a bar of soap.
Make Your Own Brown Sugar in Minutes
Need brown sugar for a recipe? Make your own, and save a trip to the store.
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.
36 Homemade Cleaner Recipes
Quick and easy cleaner recipes made from vinegar, baking soda, borax and other frugal faves.
Wondering How to Clean Your Cast Iron Cookware?
A guide to proper cast iron cleaning and maintenance.
Use This Trick to Remove Tarnish from Copper...
Clean all the copper and brass around your home quickly and inexpensively with this trick.
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.
Forgot to Buy Ground Ginger? Try This
Out of ground ginger? Here are a few substitutes to try.
Home Remedies That Get Rid of Moths
Use these proven home remedies to get rid of clothing moths.
11 Ways You Can Start Living the Frugal Life
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.
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.
4 Free Printable Meal Planners
Find the perfect meal planner for you. Three printable versions to choose from.
3 Ways to Keep Green Onions Fresh
Here's how to store green onions/scallions to keep them fresh longer.
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.
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.
7 Foods You Can Regrow from Scraps
Spend less at the grocery store by regrowing some of your groceries. Here's how.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Turn a big pile of apples into a big batch of homemade applesauce.
Which Apple Should I Use to Make Apple Pie?
Here's a list of the best apples to use when making an apple pie.
The Quick Way to Stop a Pantry Moth Infestation
Use these tips to get rid of a pantry moth infestation quickly.
How to Use a Dehydrator to Dry Fruits and...
Learn how to dry your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy tasty produce year-round.
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.
Out of Balsamic Vinegar? Mix Up a Substitute in...
Need balsamic vinegar for a recipe? Use this simple substitute instead.
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.
How to Become a Mystery Shopper (Without...
Interested in becoming a mystery shopper? Here's how to get started (without getting scammed).
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.
The Easy Way to Clean Your Microwave
Clean your microwave without all of the elbow grease and cleaners.
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.
Save Some Bucks with These Homemade Fertilizer...
Six homemade fertilizer recipes to make and try.
How to Keep Mushrooms from Going Bad
Store fresh mushrooms the right way, and they'll last up to a week. Here's how.
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.
Test the Acidity of Your Soil Without a Pricey...
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.
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.
Save Money with This Chemical-Free, Homemade...
Are your stainless steel appliances covered in fingerprints? Here's how to clean them on the cheap.
Substitute Cake Flour with This Simple Recipe
An effective stand-in for cake flour made from two pantry staples.
Save a Few Bucks with This Homemade Wallpaper...
A frugal substitute for those expensive wallpaper removers.
Recipes to Use Up the Last of Your Sour Cream
Have leftover sour cream? Here are ways to use it up.
Use these Homemade Car Cleaners to Detail Your...
Here are seven recipes for homemade car cleaners that you can make from common ingredients.
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.
Your Guide to Creating a Frugal Budget
Create a frugal budget to match your frugal lifestyle.
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:
Forgot to Buy Pastry Flour? Try This Instead
Have a recipe that calls for pastry flour? Here are two good pastry flour substitutes.
Find an Amish Market Near You
Find an Amish market near you, and discover a new source for grocery savings.
Check Out All of These Uses for Vinegar
Vinegar-based recipes for cleaners, health and beauty products, pet supplies and more.
Use This Simple Trick to Clean Your Silver
Clean your silver without polishing and without expensive cleaners. Here's an easy DIY solution.
Try This Easy, Homemade Poultry Seasoning Blend
Make your own poultry seasoning from spices you already have.
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.
Making Your Own Butter Is Easier Than You Think
Make your own butter and buttermilk at home.
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half
13 tried-and-true grocery savings strategies.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Candles
Learn the proper procedure for melting candle wax in a double boiler. Page 3.
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:
Forgot to Buy Yeast? Try This
Out of yeast or turned off by the price? Here's a simple yeast substitute to try.
59 Ingredient Substitutes to Keep Your Recipe...
Turn to this list of ingredient substitutions when you're out of something you need for a recipe.
Free Printable Weekly Planner Refill
Print out refill pages for your weekly planner, or create your own planner from scratch. Available in several sizes.
2 Furniture Polish Recipes to Try
Two recipes for homemade furniture polish.
Try this Frugal Mold and Mildew Remover
Fight the mold and mildew in your bathroom the cheap and healthy way.
The Best Way to Store Butternut Squash
Have lots of butternut squash? Here's how to store it for the long-haul.
Save Money with This Homemade Fruit and...
A recipe for fruit and vegetable wash.
Cooking with Dried Beans? Read This First
Not sure how to measure dried beans? Here are some helpful conversions.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Get Coupons for Free Products
Use these tips to snag loads of coupons for free products.
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.
What to Stockpile - A Printable List
Use this free, printable grocery stockpile list to figure out what you need to keep on hand.
The Best Months to Buy Tires
Need to replace your tires soon? Time your purchase right, and you could save big.
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.
How to Get Your Halloween Candy on the Cheap
Handing out candy to trick or treaters is fun, and it can be affordable too. Use the following tips to fill your candy bowl for less:
How to Make Your Own Glass Cleaner
Make your own glass cleaner, and get streak-free windows for less.
Use This Printable Chart to Look Up the Shelf...
Use this printable chart to look up the shelf life of common pantry foods.
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.
Easy Pear Butter Recipe
Have more pears than you know what to do with? Pear butter is a tasty solution.
Save Money with This Homemade Marble Cleaner
Make your own marble cleaner for a clean that doesn't cost a lot.
Does Honey Go Bad?
Wondering if your honey is still good? Here's the answer.
Use This Pantry Staple to Make Your Own Spray...
Here's how to make your own spray starch in minutes.
19 Websites Where You Can Print Grocery Coupons
Get out of the grocery store for less. These printable grocery coupons can help you do it.
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.
The Best Way to Store Potatoes
Tired of tossing rotten potatoes? Learn how to store them properly.
Easy Recipe for Pear Sauce
Turn a big pile of pears into delicious pear sauce.
Simple Homemade Meat Tenderizer Recipe
Transform cheap cuts of meat into tender and juicy cuts with one simple trick.
Skip the Store-Bought Nuggets and Make Your...
Follow these steps to make delicious chicken nuggets from scratch.
How to Cook for One or Two on the Cheap
Cooking for one or two? Here are the tips you need to reign in your grocery bill.
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 Tricks to Save More on Amazon
Eleven ways to save big on Amazon. Do you know them all?
How to Keep An Old Car Running Smoothly
Use this maintenance checklist to keep your high-mileage vehicle running smoothly.
The Best Way to Freeze Bananas
Need to do something with those ripe bananas? Here's how to freeze them.
Can You Freeze Sour Cream?
Have leftover sour cream, and wondering if you can freeze it? Here's the answer.
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