budget

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 themselves. As trivial as it seems to others, I happen to like my nails painted. In fact, it was one of my New Years’ resolutions… READ MORE »


food

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 to a break from school, your negative bank account balance has other ideas … like Ramen for every meal. Read more on College Candy…READ MORE »


Style

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, nestled in front of glowing screens in bed while entertaining the kinds of existential thoughts that only come out to play when its dark out –… READ MORE »


galleries

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 me, and it usually ends in tears. There’s just way too many places to casually leave them and then forget about them just as casually. READ MORE »


Money

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 my paycheck stretch a bit longer, I’ve been keeping a watchful eye on my miscellaneous expenses. Here are some common dollar drains I’ve found and… READ MORE »


holiday gift guide

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 to buy your mom a gift. But after you put the obvious folks on there and move further down the list, you always get the… READ MORE »


holiday gift guide

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 year celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s are all the more reason to be responsible about your finances. The blur and excitement of the season… READ MORE »


Style

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 about the buttery texture of the garment rather than an challenging shape. New York and Co. is one of several lower priced retailers who are… READ MORE »


Money

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, I don’t want my life to suck. While it’s true that incremental expenditures add up over time, the biggest factors affecting spending have to do… READ MORE »


Money

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 perfect? Well, dry your tears, channel your inner interior designer, and listen up. Your wallet might be empty, but that doesn’t mean your living room… READ MORE »


Money

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 for it. I found it on a clearance rack. It was the only coat of its kind and happened to be in my size; our… READ MORE »


Money

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 you. Before you look at pictures of another celebrity wedding and set your sights on a dress only Beyonce could afford, you need to have… READ MORE »


Money

“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 my father was paying for my legal education. Though I’ve been independent for years, my law school’s financial aid office had a similar attitude, telling… READ MORE »


End of Summer

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 here at The Frisky, it’s the perfect time to share them. After the jump, check out our tips on finding the best websites for local… READ MORE »


Money

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 keeping your toes in the latest shade of blush a priority. But once you join budgets with your partner, it’s important that you both agree… READ MORE »


Money

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 your rent check. Who’s getting rich off your rent? Are you wasting money when you should be building equity? And what the heck IS equity,… READ MORE »


Money

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, I picked up a few tips for couples looking to throw a wedding on a budget. I learned how to cut costs and stay sane… READ MORE »


Style

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 foreseeable future at $5-$10 a pair. From bikinis to boyshorts and thongs, solid colors and crazy prints alike are ripe for the buying. Tell Victoria… READ MORE »


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