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    Kick the soda habit

      There are money leaks in almost every personal budget. Take a look in your refrigerator. Does it contain a lot of soda? Many people are hooked on soda and drink a few cans each day. It’s...

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    Two ears better than none

    Have you ever miscalculated the amount of corn on the cob you needed? The first tip solves that problem. I like the idea enough to use it on a regular basis for my kids, so there’s less...

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    Baby-food jars handy for more than food

    I’m often asked how to reuse baby-food jars. I made homemade baby food, so I never had an abundance of jars, but I do agree that it’s a shame to simply toss them. Baby food is also...

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    Give copper bracelets some polish

    DEAR SARA: I’m looking for something around the house to polish copper bracelets with. I know toothpaste works well on silver. Any tips? — Gayle W., e-mail DEAR GAYLE: Use vinegar and salt. Place the bracelets into...

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    Shortcuts to frugal desserts

    Frugal people are known for baking from scratch. However, some homemade recipes are too time-consuming or costly compared to packaged mixes. Many busy frugal cooks buy brownie and cake mixes when they are on sale instead of...

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    Thrift shop versus consignment shop

    DEAR SARA: What’s the difference between a consignment shop and a thrift shop? — C. York, forums DEAR C. YORK: Consignment shops sell items that are brought in by individuals. The store helps people sell their unwanted...

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    Use a thermos for more than coffee

    Say goodbye to ugly, messy gravy globs. If you don't have a thermos, you can use a fondue pot or slow cooker to keep it hot. KEEP GRAVY HOT: During the holidays, if you want to keep...

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    A handy use for coffee filters

    Coffee filters can be used for more than simply brewing coffee. If you’ve recently switched to a reusable filter or are low on paper towels, paper filters can be used for many of the same purposes as...

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    Easy homemade-gift ideas

    The holidays are almost here. Many people could kick themselves for not setting aside money. Again. Not to mention the long list of people to which they “need” to give gifts. More people are making homemade gifts...

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    Let go of sentimental clutter

    Dear Sara: Are you sentimental with material possessions, and do you have a hard time getting rid of them? We had my great aunt and great uncle over for supper this evening, and the topic of being...

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    Try secondhand appliances

    Sometimes you buy appliances only to find that you don’t really use them. There are times they might not perform the way you expected, too. It’s great if you’re able to borrow an appliance from friends or...

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    Use ice cube trays for leftovers

    Ice cube trays are perfect little organizers. They can be used to freeze herbs, coffee/tea and baby food. They stack easily, so use them to organize jewelry, loose change, tacks, paper clips, small screws and bolts or...