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Savings Experiment: Snow Removal

Snow is beautiful to look at, but not fun to keep off your driveway. In the event of major snowflake accumulation, what will help you do the trick for the least amount of money and effort?

Savings Experiment: Tissues vs. Toilet Paper

When you have a cold or are suffering from allergies, tissues are a must-have, but they can also cost you when you're buying them all the time. Have you ever considered using toilet paper? Here are a few good reasons why you should.

Savings Experiment: Ovens

To toast or not to toast? Chances are you probably don't weigh the costs of using the microwave, toaster oven, or conventional full-size oven, but you should. You can save money by factoring in the costs of energy when you cook or reheat food.

Savings Experiment: How to Cut Costs on Cookware

Is the cost of your cookware leaving you with no funds for food? Celebrity chefs endorse expensive lines of kitchen tools, but you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on equipment to create a delicious meal. We asked the experts which items warrant a splurge, and which are simply overpriced.

How to Save on Buying a Refrigerator

Your refrigerator might be on its last legs. Or maybe you just want to turn in that '70s-era relic for a 21st century model. In either case, how can you find a good refrigerator that won't send a chill through your bank account? DailyFinance's Savings Experiment has zeroed in on what you need to know.