Life & Style

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accessories
Jul 16th, 2014

Perfect Packing for a Summer Getaway

Ed note: It is officially vacation season! Whether you are headed to the beach or mountains, across the world or in your own state, there are a few universal truths: 1) you can’t take your whole closet and 2) if you do, you’ll literally pay for it. Shannyn Allen is here to help you hack […]

affordable
Jun 30th, 2014

Keeping Utility Bills in Check: Five Must-Know Tips for Summer Survival

Ed note: Ah, summer. The time of year I open my electric bill with my eyes closed to avoid the painful number staring back at me. This doesn’t have to be your reality though. Maybe both you and I should put these tips into practice so we can spend less while still beating the heat. […]

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Jun 25th, 2014

How to Plan a Profitable Yard Sale

Ed note: I get super excited about putting on a garage sale every year – I will get rid of stuff! I will make some extra money! It will be glorious! Inevitably, once I go through my junk and lug it out to the garage, I’m so tired that I chunk it all to the […]

birthday
Jun 23rd, 2014

Celebrating Quinceañeras on a Budget

Ed note: Do you remember your sweet 16? Yeah, me either. It was a pretty forgettable party in a local park after the much more momentous ritual of passing my driving exam. Well, for most Latina teens, their fifteenth birthday party is a pretty big deal – fancy dresses, big cakes and more. Here are […]

budgeting
Jun 18th, 2014

The Skinny Behind Gym Memberships

Ed note: Just thinking about paying a chunk of money each month toward a gym makes me sweaty. Erin Huffstetler explains the importance of first finding the right gym for you and then doing everything you can to get the best price. Has the arrival of swimsuit season convinced you of your need for a […]

budgeting
Jun 17th, 2014

Make your dream come true: How this couple bought their first home

Ed note: There’s no one path to homeownership. Sometimes you plan, and plan, and plan. Sometimes it sneaks up on you. Sometimes there’s failure. We talk with one couple about their path, and how they were able to purchase their first home. Leer en español. Do you want to know how other couples do it? Buy […]