Life & Style

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accessories
Mar 30th, 2015

How Much Is Too Much To Spend On Beauty and Fashion?

Ed note: A nail polish here, a cute clutch there, making lots of small purchases on beauty supplies or clothes and accessories can really add up over time. It might be time to take stock of that spending and learn how to keep it in check.  Does it seem like no matter how much you […]

Academy Award
Feb 20th, 2015

Taxes on the Big Screen

Ed note: If you a fan of taxes and film – together – there aren’t many nominees to root for in Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. However, Kevin Martin generously whipped up this post to recount some of his favorite tax-related plots that made it to the big screen. Who ever said taxes are all boring? The Academy […]

adopt
Feb 18th, 2015

Love Your Pet, But At What Cost? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Last weekend was all about love. Big red heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, over-priced rose bouquets and glitter (so much glitter!) could be found just about everywhere. All these symbols of affection got us thinking about the important ones in our life that don’t get celebrated on Valentine’s Day  – our pets. And we aren’t the […]

affordable
Feb 16th, 2015

Foods That Are Healthy For Your Heart and Easy On Your Budget

Ed note: February is American Heart Month. With that in mind, we wanted to focus on ways you can be good to your heart while also being kind to your budget. Cost is often the main excuse for choosing unhealthy foods. The exorbitant costs of healthy foods can sometimes make it out of range for […]

DIY
Feb 6th, 2015

Frugal Winter Fun for Family and Date Night

Ed note: While a storm like Juno will come and go, there’s no escaping the dreary winter, generally, in much of the United States. (Florida, I don’t want to hear about it.) Kelly Whalen has some great tips for affordable, indoor entertainment – whether you’re occupying the family or just your significant other. Winter is […]

budget
Jan 14th, 2015

How to Make Habits, Not Resolutions, This Year

Ed note: Do you feel like you are losing steam with your resolutions already? Studies show that people start to drop out at the two-week mark. So we wanted to help you out. Before you lose all your motivation, take these steps to create good financial habits that will last all year long – minimal […]