• Articles- How To RSS Feed


    As we mentioned, the articles contain a wide variety of topics. In order to make them easier to navigate they've been divided into sections with navigational bars at both the left hand side of the page and the top of the page.



    The Navigational Buttons at the top of the site, shown here with the red arrows will be visible on every single page of Budget101, no matter where your are. These are quick links for you to locate topics quickly.

    The navigational bar show at the left of the page will only be available to you when you are in the "Articles" area of the website. You will not see this navigation in the forums or blogs.

    Here are the Sections that are available in the Articles Area from the Left Hand Side Navigation Bar:

    Contact Us- This button provides direct access to the following information

    • Advertising Rates
    • Advertising Questions
    • Compliments
    • Reporting a Display Issue
    • Media Enquiry
    • Site Suggestions

    Coupons- Access to the following sections/topics

    • Free Printable Coupons
    • SmartSource Printable Coupons
    • RedPlum Printable COupons
    • Coupon Organization Articles/Tips
    • Complete Coupon Database

    Crafts & Scrapbooking- this area offers various craft projects with step by step photo tutorials in several sub-categories

    • Craft of the week
    • MYO Glues & Pastes
    • MYO Misc Crafts


    Do It Yourself - This area is for Do It Yourself Projects that you can learn about and tackle on your own to save money, such as remodeling how-tos's, simple home repairs, homemade detergents/more

    • MYO Household Items
    • MYO Pesticides- getting rid of the things that bug you, naturally and inexpensively
    • Organizing
    • DIY Decorating


    Frugal Living Articles - Articles geared towards helping you reduce your living expenses and get back on track, this includes home workouts, how to deal with seasonal issues such as rising heating or cooling costs, teen expenses such as prom, etc

    • Automobiles
    • Family Finances-
    • Family Fun (fun things to do with the whole family that won't break the bank!)
    • Household - basic household expenses, like our $10 grocery list for when you're completely broke!


    Gardening & Landscaping- Beautifying your home inside and out- inexpensive ways to spruce up around the house, such as building your own stone walkways, fertilizing your rose bushes, myo seedling pots and much more

    Gift Ideas- a wide range of homemade or inexpensive gift ideas for all ages. This is divided into multiple categories for easier navigation. Those categories are:

    • Anniversary
    • Baby Shower
    • Bridal Shower
    • Cone Mix Gifts
    • Container Ideas for Homemade Gifts
    • Gag Gift Ideas
    • Gift Basket Meals for entire Families
    • Gift Coupons (homemade)
    • Housewarming Gift Ideas
    • Jar Gift Ideas
    • Kids Gifts
    • Miscellaneous
    • Mug & Cup Gifts
    • Pets
    • Single Mix Packet Gift Ideas
    • Survival Kits (more of a fun gift than a serious kit)
    • Toppers


    Harry Potter- another widely popular section with the kids, this offers harry potter Muggle Gifts, Potions, Recipes, Magical (science) Spells and more

    Holiday- articles about decor, food for individual Holidays

    • Christmas, Winter Solstice, Yule
    • Valentines Day
    • St Patricks Day
    • Easter, Ostara
    • Fathers Days
    • Mothers Day
    • 4th of July
    • Halloween
      • Costume Ideas
      • Halloween Decor
      • Halloween Food- Eerie Edibles
      • Halloween Party Games
      • Special Effcts
      • Pumpkin Carving Templates

    • National Food Holidays
    • Thanksgiving Day

    Mix/Jar Gift Recipes

    Money Matters- All things financial, money articles, budgeting plans, prepared living

    Recipes- Recipes in exact categories for easy perusal

    • Canning and Preserving
    • Condiments
    • Copycat & Clone Recipes of restaurant and store brand foods
    • Dirt Cheap Recipes
    • Dehydrated/Dried Food
    • Dump Recipes (few ingredient crockpot recipes)
    • Ethnic Inexpensively- foods from around the world
    • Lots of Kids- Big Families- recipes for a crowd
    • Make Your Own- recipes for items you would normally purchase premade- such as tortillas
    • Mix Recipes- Homemade Convenience Mixes in Multiple Categories
      • Beverages
      • bread Mixes
      • Breakfast Mixes
      • Cake in a Mug
      • Cake Mixes
      • Cone Mixes
      • Convenience Mixes
      • Cookie-Bar Mixes
      • Dip Mixes
      • Dressing Mixes
      • Diabetic Mixes
      • Easy Bake Oven Mixes
      • Gift Basket Meal Mixes
      • Gluten Free mixes
      • Muffin Mixes
      • Mug-Cup Mixes
      • Popcorn Mixes
      • Pudding Mixes
      • Sauce mixes
      • Seasoning Mixes
      • Side Dish Mixes
      • Soup Mixes

    • OAMC- Fill the Freezer
    • Ramen Noodle Recipes
    • Search
    • Tips-n-Tricks
      • For the Ladies
      • For the Guys
      • Household
      • In the Garage
      • Kids-n-Babies
      • Pet Care

    • Contests
      • Thank You Gifts
      • Budget101 Challenges






    In addition to the Left Hand side Navigation that we just mentioned, the icon navigation is available on every single page of the site as well. (Pointed out with red arrows in the image above)


    These navigation icons are available on every single page of the site no matter which of the 3 areas you are in: Articles, Forums or Blogs. These are "quick Jump" buttons to get you to the sections faster than having to return to the "Home" tab to get where you want to go.

    When clicking on those icons, a drop down box appears and gives you additional sub-sections to choose from., they look like this:



    Still Not Sure how to find something you're looking for? Don't worry- we have Several Search Features as Well
    Article Preview

    In order to meet the requirements of major search engines and to ensure the highest of quality for our members and guests, We have a few basic guidelines for all submitted articles.

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