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  • The dumbest wastes of money

    You make money. You spend money. And hopefully, you save money, too. It can be tough to eliminate unnecessary spending. Many products, activities and services become a part of your life. The fact is that you probably...

  • Prepare for emergencies

    photo by cogdogblog Preparation is smart. Emergencies can be man-made or natural and happen when you least expect them. Maybe you’ve had a nagging feeling that you should be doing something. But what? There are a few...

  • Leftover ham recipes

    photo by shygantic After a holiday dinner, chances are you’ll have extra ham. Macaroni and cheese with ham is tasty, but you don’t have to resort to that every time. Once it’s cooked, you can chop and...

  • Recession-proof pasta recipes

    photo by Sam Felder Incorporate pasta into your weekly menu plan. It’s affordable and versatile. Change up your routine by using different pasta shapes, too. Prevent sticky pasta by using the right size pan, plenty of water...

  • How to cook stuffed shells

    photo by Andrew Petro DEAR SARA: Do I really need to cook pasta shells beforehand when making stuffed shells? I never cook my lasagna noodles when I make lasagna. — Julie, Florida DEAR JULIE: Pasta shells are...

  • How to clean Velcro

    photo by Shannon Clark Velcro attracts lint and miscellaneous debris. Before long, it doesn’t work well and looks terrible. Picking the lint out with your fingernails takes a long time. You can try using tweezers, duct tape,...

  • Common sense: The new frugality

    photo by carina The age of entitlement is over. Can you feel the shift? The majority of Americans are gaining perspective and realizing there are many products and services they can live without. This decrease in consumer...

  • Have a clean and green home

    photo by Jenny Downing It’s spring. It’s time to get your cleaning and organizing plans under way. Get an early start, and you can incorporate new green-living tips into your life, too. When spring is in full...