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Keep Cool Without Air Conditioning
No air conditioning? No problem! If the A/C is out, you don't have it or you're trying to save money on your energy bills, here are five ways to cool off without an air conditioner.
How to Have a Great Summer
July just started and we have two months of summer left, never mind that the back to school ads are going to come out in a couple of weeks. Ignore them and follow these directions for a great summer.
Money “Saving” Offers to Pass Up
With the economy not really over that hump, people are still hanging on to their money and some places want to take advantage of your frugal nature, but here are some of them you should skip.
What Not to Buy at the Dollar Store – Our Top Five
Myself and pretty much anybody else I talk to is always looking for that great deal and to save a buck or two. A lot of people head to the dollar store to save money instead of clipping coupons, and while dollar stores are great for buying some things, there are a few items you should never buy ther…
How to Avoid Being Scammed
I will admit it. I am a sucker. Kids come to the door selling cookies or popcorn or wrapping paper, I always melt and buy something. My neighbors love me for it because I can’t say no to a little kid trying to raise money for camp, but the Better Business Bureau and law enforcement have some advice …
Health Tips for Summer
Summer time is the best. Long days, sunshine and a carefree attitude are some of the greatest things. Open windows, popsicles and dirty feet come in a close second, but there are certain things we need to do to take care of ourselves during summer.
Hair Color Help
My hair has been every shade of the rainbow. I’ve done the jarred stuff you buy at the record store, I’ve done the $200 salon treatment and I’ve also done the box thing. Here are a few ways to help switch up your look without dropping a ton of money.
How to Throw a Baby Shower
Your sister has told you she’s pregnant so now you have a baby shower to throw. You’re not exactly sure how to throw a shower because you’ve never been truly excited to spend three hours cooing over onesies and layettes, but it’s your s…
Where is All My Money?
Do you find yourself looking at your checkbook and bank statements asking yourself, “Where is all my money?” Happens to me all the time. Here, a few areas you may be wasting money and ways to keep your money where it belongs: In your wallet.

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