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These days, with the cost of just about everything going up, who isn’t looking for ways to increase their income? If you’re hoping the boss wi…

At our house, we’re getting much better with storing and using up produce. In fact, we’ve all but completely stopped throwing rotten produce i…

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It’s been a number of years since I moved into a college dorm room. My memories of college life are both vivid and precious.

Mosquitoes are nasty creatures. They bite; they transmit terrible diseases to people and pets; and from what I read, they have no redeeming va…

I am always entertained and often educated by the tips readers mail in. Today is no exception. I’m pretty sure you will agree with me.

Whether your goal is to purge your home of stuff you no longer need, or you want to raise some cash — or both — you have options.

Getting organized is like dieting. Everyone knows how to do it, but the problem is getting around to it — to clearing out clutter, cleverly or…

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Dear Mary: It’s summertime and I would like to wash the large blankets and comforters on the beds, but they’re too big for my standard size wa…

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Getting our outdoor grill cleaned, polished and ready for summer got me thinking about how much fun it would be to celebrate. After all, summe…

I love it when I open my email to find a question that makes me go “Oh, boy. Do I know about that feeling! That’s exactly what happened to me.…

Late fees, punitive interest rates, over-limit fees, loading up your credit report with negative information — it’s enough to make you scream!

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