Saving Money

Save Money with your Car

Great Ways to Save Money with Your Car

1. Rotate your tires every 6,000 to 9,000 miles. Rotating your tires allows them to wear uniformly but check your owner’s manual first for the recommended rotation scheme. Another good rule of thumb is to have them rotated every other oil change.

2. 90 to 95% of engine wear occurs in the first 10 seconds after starting your engine and before the engine becomes fully lubricated. Things like parking your car in the driveway, then later pulling it into the garage cause the equivalent of 5000 miles of mechanical engine wear. Yikes!

3. If your car has a dent or scratch, check out the auto body department of a local vocational school or community college. Usually you are only charged the cost of the parts while students repair your vehicle under the watchful eye of the instructors.

4. Get a few more months out your windshield wiper blades. Lightly sand the edge of the rubber blade with super-fine sandpaper. Be sure to remove all traces of sand from the blades.

5. My biggest pet peeve: When you drive into a parking lot, take the first available spot you see. Slow stop-and-go driving is the most gas consuming.

6. In warmer months you might wonder if it’s more cost effective to drive with the windows down or run the AC. As a general rule, if you’re driving under 40 mph put the windows down, over put on the AC.

7. Looking for the cheapest gas prices? Wednesday is the cheapest day to buy gas, as early as possible. Most station owners wait to see their competitors’ prices to make their own adjustments.

8. Speaking of gas, you’ll get better gas mileage with an empty trunk. Don’t carry around heavy items in your trunk unless absolutely necessary.

9. Another gas guzzler: low tire pressure (as much as 5% more gas consumption). Underinflation also leads to increased rolling resistance which causes tire wear.

10. Consider buying retreads or blemished tires, especially for older cars. You can save up to 50% on the cost and there are laws requiring that they be safe.



 


 

Main Dishes and More

Main Dishes and More


Start saving time and money in your kitchen with these easy family-friendly recipes, packed with flavor.

Easy Recipes

Dinner Ideas

Chicken Recipes

Crock Pot Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Recipes


Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Casseroles


Make a mouthwatering breakfast recipe or an easy, delicious breakfast casserole to turn any day into a special day.


 

 

Soup, Salads and Sides


Soup, Salads and Sides These great soups and side dishes go with everything from elegant holiday meals to a weeknight pot roast.

Soup Recipes

Side Dishes

Salad Recipes

Healthy Dinner Choices

Healthy Dinner Recipes

 

Healthy Dinner Recipes


Healthy doesn't mean bland with these delicious homemade dinner recipes.

Begin or maintain a healthy lifestyle for your whole family tonight.


 

 

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes


Dessert Recipes

Get a delicious dessert for every occasion.

Pie recipes, cookies, cakes, fudge, cheesecake recipes and Mama Shirley's favorites all make wonderful happy endings.

Kids Recipes

Kids Recipes

 

Kids Recipes


Our Kids Recipes are easy to make and fun for kids of all ages. They're perfect for teaching beginning cooking and kitchen skills.

 

 

Pot Luck Casserole Recipes

Casserole Recipes

Casserole possibilites are endless, making it even easier to prep a hearty dinner with ingredients you have on hand. Try some of our family classics for easy one-dish dinners.

Casserole Recipes

Stock Your Freezer

Freezer Recipes

We’ve all been there before, it’s getting late in the afternoon and you’ve realized there isn’t anything for dinner. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. That’s where this section will come in handy for you.

Freezer Cooking Recipes


 

 


 

 



 

 

Names for Boys


Baby Boy Names

Choose the perfect name for your bundle of boy with help from our lists of thousands of boys names.

Boys Names

Names for Girls


Baby Girl Names

Find a beautiful name for your new daughter with easy to use lists of names and name meanings for girls.

Girls Names


 

Quotes for Life


Quotes About Life

The right quote at the right time can make you feel like there is a kindred spirit in this world that thinks like you do.

Some quotes have no other purpose than to make you laugh...something we could all use more of. Get inspired or reassured, visit the quotes pages often.

Quotes to Live By

Writing

These are the big lists for reference, all things vocabulary, reading and writing. 


List of Verbs

List of Pronouns

List of Prepositions

List of Nouns

List of Adverbs

List Of Adjectives


 

 

Bread Pudding Recipe


Bread Pudding

Cinnamon and vanilla infuse this custard-like dessert that starts with simple ingredients, but tastes like pure luxury.

Warm Spiced Bread Pudding Recipe

Easy Dinner Ideas


Easy Dinner Recipes

Try a variety of 30 minute meals, they're complete homemade dinners from kitchen to table in a half hour.

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Meals