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Now There’s A New Nail Polish Spray For Those Of Us Who Have No Patience

Many modern women have the dilemma of wanting flawless, colorful nails, but don’t have the budget for a professional manicure and just can’t seem to find the time to do it…

Liz Magee | March 17, 2016 - 11:30 am

7 Tricks To Getting Buzzed On A Budget

A girls’ night out might sound exactly what your sanity needs, but your wallet probably says differently. While all your want is a cocktail to say goodbye to finals and hello…

College Candy | December 26, 2015 - 11:30 am

25 Free Or Cheap Activities To Get You Through The Rest Of Winter

It’s March, and winter has gone stale. Here we all sit, rotting away in front of space heaters, our laundry baskets overflowing with those thick slush-proof socks we’re cycling through so fast,…

Claire Hannum | March 4, 2015 - 9:00 am

Shopping Guide: 10 Cheap Pairs Of Sunglasses In Every Style!

As much as I love my sunglasses, I’m in a constant state of losing them. It’s usually my favorite pair that I “misplace,” given that I’m always carrying them with…

Rachel Krause | March 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Money 101: Identifying The Money Drains In Your Life

I’m amazed at how every time I walk out of my apartment, cash just seems to seep out of my wallet. So, this year, in a conscious effort to make…

Rainbow Kirby | January 19, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Money 101: Do I Really Have To Give So-And-So A Gift?

You’ve probably made your shopping list and checked it three or four times by now this holiday season. Some of the people on there are no-brainers; you know you have…

Colleen Meeks | December 24, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Money 101: How To Resist Common Holiday Pitfalls

As much as I would love to tell you to take the holidays off from having to worry about money, the fact is, the bazillion dollars we Americans spend every…

Colleen Meeks | December 20, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Cheapskate: Leather Top

Leather is a huge trend this fall — and we’re seeing it materialize in tops. A look like this works best in a simple silhouette — one that is more…

Carrie Morrissey | October 16, 2010 - 3:26 pm

Money 101: How To Meaningfully Reduce Your Expenses

Financial tips like “skip your latte” are obnoxious. So are suggestions to camp rather than stay in hotels, separate two-ply toilet paper and cook eggs in the dishwasher. After all,…

Amelia Timbers | October 4, 2010 - 7:00 pm

My Two Cents: Home Decorating On A Budget

As we flip through glossy decorating magazines and click away at online shopping sites, we begin to cry. Why are these apartments so beautiful, and why aren’t ours just as…

Lauren Gold | September 15, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Money 101: How To Negotiate Anything

One of my favorite coats is a gorgeous knee-length number that coordinates with almost anything. The best thing about this coat is that I paid the criminal price of $10…

Colleen Meeks | September 7, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Cash & Coupling: How To Establish A Wedding Budget

If you have been engaged for more than five minutes, you’ve probably purchased every current bridal magazine and dog-eared the pages with ideas you swear someone thought up just for…

Colleen Meeks | September 6, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Money 101: 4 Secrets For Financing Grad School

“Don’t you have a daddy?” the professor sitting across from me asked. I smiled a little. Was he was joking? Or hitting on me? Nope, he was serious and thought…

Amelia Timbers | August 30, 2010 - 5:00 pm

10 Tips For The Savvy Traveler

We’re by no means “Up in the Air”-George-Clooney-type travelers, but we have learned a thing or two from our jaunts around the globe. Since it’s End of Summer Escapes Week

Leonora Epstein | August 25, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Cash & Coupling: Agreeing On Household Utilities When You Want HBO And He Wants Netflix

There are necessities, like running water, and then there are “necessities,” like HBO and a weekly pedicure. When you’re single and supporting only yourself, you have every right to declare…

Colleen Meeks | August 16, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Money 101: How To Start Saving To Buy Your First Home

There it is again. That once-a-month unsettling feeling. It’s not your ovulation cycle. It’s your monthly financial cycle making you nauseous. It’s that nagging feeling that accompanies the deadline for…

Heather Teilhet | July 7, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Cash & Coupling: 15 Tips For Throwing A Wedding On A Budget

When I planned my wedding for last summer in one of the most expensive cities in the world (New York City) during the worst economic climate since the Great Depression,…

Wendy Atterberry | June 29, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Time To Hoard: Gap Body Undies On Sale

Do what you will with your lacy undies, Gap’s super soft cotton briefs are my jam. [Co-sign! — Editor] And while they’re typically $8.50-$14, I just stocked up for the…

Lily Q | June 17, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Cash & Coupling: How To Create A Budget After “Two” Becomes “One”

Your honeymoon bags are unpacked and your tan is starting to fade. He’s getting used to picking up Tampax at the grocery store, and you’re getting used to picking up…

Heather Teilhet | May 28, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Tips From A Recessionista: Celebrating The Holidays On A Budget

On Monday it was finally made official: the U.S. is definitely in a recession. While most of us have been feeling the pinch for a while, the holidays bring an…

Wendy Atterberry | December 3, 2008 - 5:00 pm
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