10 Household Products We Overuse: How to Use Less and Save

Generally, we Americans have a problem getting on board with the “less is more” attitude. It’s not entirely our faults. While constantly bombarded with “bigger is better” marketing (just look at car ads, “supersizing deals,” etc.), it’s easy to jump on board with a more-is-more attitude. We frugalistas know, of course, that living off of ... read more

3 Things You Should Do Once You Pay Off Your Debt


So you’re officially debt free? Have you stopped jumping up and down yet? Finally being free of debt is an amazing feeling, but once you’ve arrived at that happy place, your journey is not done. There are a few other steps you’ll want to start taking so that you don’t end up in the debt ... read more

Top Giveaways of the Week: $891,000 Dream Home and More


Here are some of the top giveaways and sweepstakes from around the web: $891,000 Home Located in Winter Haven, FL $18,995 EBR 1190RX Motorcycle $32,512 10-Day Tour of Italy or Ireland $100 Amazon Gift Card for You & $100 Amazon Gift Card for a Friend $2,000 Lands End eGift Card $500 Samsung 32-inch Class LED ... read more

7 Best Things to Buy Used


When it comes to safety and quality, there are some things that you should just buy new. But for many other things out there, you’ll save a bundle without sacrificing quality by doing some research and buying used. Here are the top 7 things that we think you should be buying used: Cars: Since cars ... read more

How to Get Wood Smoked Flavor from a Gas Grill


There’s nothing like that deliciously smoky flavor you get in food that’s cooked on a charcoal grill. And if you have a gas grill, it turns out that you don’t have to miss out on that flavor. Grab some wood chips and some foil and check out this simple how-to from America’s Test Kitchen.

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How This Reader Hasn’t Caught a Cold Since the 80′s


from Tip Hero L.D.Meyer On the subject of cold prevention, I’ve always drove truck around this glorious country all my adult life. Well back in the early 80’s I come down with a real high fever and it hung on for several days. So that fall I went and got a flu shot to try ... read more

Uses for Umbrellas?


They keep you protected from the rain, but if you’ve got a broken umbrella or just some extra ones hanging around, what are some unexpected ways you can think of to use them? We look forward to hearing your most creative ideas. Thanks for being a Tip Hero!

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What NOT to Buy in August


August is a great time to take advantage of some sizzling deals, but there are some purchases that you’ll want to hold off on until the fall. Take a look at the buys you’ll want to avoid in general in August. Apple Devices Most years, Apple likes to release new models of devices like iPhones ... read more

What’s the Most Successful Sale You’ve Made?


Whether you’re clearing out some clutter or trying to make some extra cash (or both), selling stuff that you know longer need is an excellent option. And it’s always a nice surprise to be able to make a good chunk of change from something you didn’t think was worth all that much. Do you have ... read more