recession

Girl Talk: Losing My Job Was Good For Me

“We’ve restructured your job and structured you out of it,” Louis said quickly, as though this thought were all one word.

Immediately, I felt the floor drop and…

Jennifer Giglio | August 13, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Desperate For A Birkin? Now’s The Time To Buy!

An Hermès Birkin bag is the ultimate in purse luxury. While crazy Lady Gaga decided to “accentuate” her own white bag with a Sharpie, there are very few people in…

Bianca Posterli | April 26, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Way More Women Becoming Millionaires

While there’s no doubt that the recession hit all of us hard, there is one group that seems to be making lemonade out of lemons. A recent U.K. business report…

Ami Angelowicz | April 12, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Old And Fat Are In During Recessions

Get ready to eat, drink, and age naturally because two new studies show that old and fat are in vogue during times of economic hardship. Well, not exactly “old” but…

Ami Angelowicz | April 12, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Remember Paper, Denim & Cloth? They’re Back!

Could this be a sign that the recession is over? After closing shop a few years ago, fancy jeans company Paper, Denim & Cloth is officially back in business! They…

Bianca Posterli | March 26, 2010 - 4:10 pm

The Oscars, Recession-Style

The Oscars are a no-expense-spared event, from the bottles of champagne to those adorable little gold trophies. Actors and actresses dress up in designer clothes (though each piece is likely…

Bianca Posterli | March 9, 2010 - 4:50 pm

How To Get A Job Blogging For A Living

Once upon a time, weblogs were weird websites written by a few nerdy types. Now, blogs are everywhere. They’ve gone mainstream. People actually get paid to blog for a living.

The Frisky | March 5, 2010 - 5:00 pm

How To Extend The Life Of Your Handbag

When it comes to saving money during a recession, there are always home remedies like creating your own face masks and purchasing groceries instead of eating out every night. Another…

Bianca Posterli | February 7, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Crash Jewelry Wears It Like It Is

Some people can profit from an economic depression if they figure out how to cater to a desperate clientele. Clearly, the fashion industry isn’t among those folks because they’ve been…

Leonora Epstein | December 29, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Does Shopping Make You Feel Guilty?

The retail industry is getting pretty desperate these days—how many more special events and functions will we see that scream “Oooo! Please, please come shop in our store!” According to…

Leonora Epstein | October 26, 2009 - 12:20 pm

3 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

We’re still in a recession, people. This Halloween, costumes certainly don’t need to be purchased from those expensive pop-up stores. Besides, the most creative and innovative Halloween get-ups aren’t those…

Bianca Posterli | October 19, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Bride Barters Her Way To Her Dream Wedding

Kerry Coryell wanted a nice wedding, but she and fiancé Kurt VanDerLinde couldn’t afford the costly photographer, limo, DJ, and all the other expenses that are part of…

Catherine Strawn | October 14, 2009 - 7:50 pm
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