Life & Style

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Sep 17th, 2014

5 Dos and Don’ts of Splurging on Something Expensive

Ed note: Are you coveting some faux fur, bold prints and chunky knits this fall? Before you drop a lot of dough on a stand out piece from a designer, check out these tips from Perrie Samotin. You may be able to get the look you want without sacrificing too much. Even if you’re not […]

Sep 16th, 2014

How to Handle Merging Families

Ed note: Weddings and family drama. Unfortunately the two often go hand-in-hand. While we can’t help you explain to grandma why you do not care to use her wedding gown, we do have some advice around one of the hot-button issues: how to communicate with your family about the finances of the wedding. Leer en español. […]

Sep 8th, 2014

Splurge or Save: Antiques Vs. Reproductions

Ed note: There are a few ways to furnish your house on a budget – the low-cost, assemble-yourself way, the beg-borrow-steal from family or friends way, and the pick-through-pieces at a thrift shop/vintage store way. I am partial to finding hidden treasures, myself. If you are too, Shannyn Allan has some great tips for spotting […]

Sep 2nd, 2014

Trip Hacks: Crowdsourcing Your Vacation

Ed note: I love it when technology makes life a little bit easier. Even better when that technology is powered by real people and their collective smarts. Here are a few ways you can tap into local intelligence and expert help when planning your next vacation. The Internet is now a place where people share […]

Aug 29th, 2014

Healthy Eating for the New School Season

Ed note: Jenn Fowler is back with one of her incredibly popular recipe posts! These gems will help you have a healthful, affordable dinner on the table in no time. It’s perfect for busy nights during the school year. The lazy days of summer are drawing to a close as the hectic back to school […]

Jul 31st, 2014

If Your Big Day Goes Bust – Make Sure Your Finances Don’t Too

The problem with canceling – or postponing – a wedding is that we rarely plan for such a circumstance. Like many things in life, it seems ill fated to actually prepare for the worst, as if by admitting it’s a possibility it will actually come true. Leer en español. The fact of the matter is: […]