Posts tagged "budget"

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, 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 --…

By: Claire Hannum / March 4, 2015

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 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.

By: Rachel Krause / March 15, 2012

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 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…

By: Rainbow Kirby / January 19, 2011

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 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…

By: Colleen Meeks / December 24, 2010

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 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 seaso…

By: Colleen Meeks / December 20, 2010

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 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…

By: Carrie Morrissey / October 16, 2010

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, 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…

By: Amelia Timbers / October 4, 2010

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 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…

By: Lauren Gold / September 15, 2010

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 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…

By: Colleen Meeks / September 7, 2010

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 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…

By: Colleen Meeks / September 6, 2010

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 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…

By: Amelia Timbers / August 30, 2010

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 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…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 25, 2010

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 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…

By: Colleen Meeks / August 16, 2010

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 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,…

By: Heather Teilhet / July 7, 2010

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, 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…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 29, 2010

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 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…

By: Lily Q / June 17, 2010

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 his toenail clippings from the bathroom floor. Hello, real life. It’s time for the next challenge: combining finances. Financial experts agree that because money-related issue…

By: Heather Teilhet / May 28, 2010

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 added challenge to stretch our dollars as far as we can. The good news is that from gift giving to decorating and dressing for parties,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 3, 2008

Quickies!: Janet Jackson Cancels Rest Of Tour

Janet Jackson is not rescheduling any of her postponed concerts, so the Rock Witchu Tour is officially canceled. Maybe now she'll realize her act is old and tired. [Perez Hilton] Cuddle parties can be awkward. [Daily Bedpost] Since we're all trying to curb our spending, check out these ideas for dating on a budget. I'm…

By: Annika Harris / November 4, 2008

Stylehiving: Get Reese Witherspoon’s Jet-Setter Steez

All the talk surrounding Reese Witherspoon's jet-setting outfit made us love it all the more, so we decided to compile how to get the look on every budget. Were it not 80 degrees outside today, we would totally be rocking her style right now.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 25, 2008