We Asked 4 Travel Pros the Secret to Booking a Cheap HotelLife
Here’s what they said.
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The $10 Valentine’s Day Gift My Husband and I Actually Use All the TimeLife
You might be overlooking this sweet but simple option.
Feb 11, 2024
27 Fun and Practically Free Things to Do This WinterLife
From printing photos to tasting wine, here are 27 things to look forward to this season.
Feb 8, 2024
12 Sofas Under $500 That Look Anything but Cheap
Shopping
Believe it or not, you can find a great-looking sofa for under $500.
Feb 7, 2024
The "5 Outfit" Rule That Finally Solved My Nothing to Wear ProblemLife
Save money and make fewer decisions? Sounds like a win-win.
Feb 5, 2024
28 Cheap Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $30Life
Sometimes the best Valentine’s gifts are the simplest ones.
Jan 31, 2024
"Loud Budgeting" Is My Money Resolution for 2024 — Here's WhyLife
Get in, losers: We’re setting personal finance boundaries.
Jan 20, 2024
The “Adorable” $5 Aldi Strawberry Garland Shoppers Are Running to BuyLife
They’re stealing shoppers’ hearts.
Jan 19, 2024
The Best Online Sources for the Art Lover on a BudgetDesign Ideas
Build your collection without breaking the bank.
Jan 18, 2024
This Is How Many Credit Cards You Should Actually HaveLife
According to finance experts.
Jan 16, 2024
The 8 Cheapest Home Decor Stores in America Right NowDesign Ideas
That don’t sacrifice on style.
Jan 14, 2024
10 Sleeper Sofas Under $500 We LoveDesign Ideas
Fold-out sofa > the floor
Dec 26, 2023
12 of Our Favorite Floor Lamps for $100 or Less
Shopping
Because gorgeous lighting doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Dec 28, 2023
The 12 Best Sofas Under $800 (They’re Seriously Stylish, Too)Design Ideas
Part budget-friendly, part luxe, you're going to love these picks.
Dec 19, 2023
11 Great Sources for Window Blinds at Any BudgetDesign Ideas
Your windows deserve to be dressed in style.
Dec 13, 2023
​​The Gift I'm Getting All My Relatives Who Don't Live Near Trader Joe'sLife
It all adds up to less than $25.
Dec 12, 2023
7 Uses for Tension Rods You’ve Never Thought OfOrganizing
Few things are as versatile as the humble tension rod. They are cheap and totally removable.
Dec 11, 2023
8 of the Best Costco Life Hacks Out There, According to RedditLife
Pay close attention to those price tags.
Dec 8, 2023
This Is the Best Temperature to Set Your Thermostat at This WinterReal Estate
You want to save a little money on your heating bills in the winter — and also to be warm. Here’s how.
Dec 2, 2023
50 of the Best Bathroom Organizing Ideas We've Seen Organizing
Clutter be gone.
Nov 30, 2023
Make This 4-Ingredient Homemade Toothpaste When You’re in a Pinch
Cleaning
You can avoid everything from stinky breath to gingivitis with this dentist-recommended recipe.
Nov 20, 2023
10 Places to Buy Affordable Art Prints Online for Less Than $25Design Ideas
Jazzing up your walls doesn't have to mean breaking the bank.
Nov 10, 2023
The "Secret" $1 Trader Joe's Section I Shop Every Holiday SeasonLife
It’s such a good deal.
Nov 6, 2023
What's the Difference Between "Vintage," "Antique," and "Retro"?Life
Here's how old each kind of item has to be.
Nov 1, 2023
I Swear Everyone Is Overlooking This Thrifting Holy Grail
Life
This under-the-radar store type is where I find all my best stuff.
Oct 27, 2023
You’ll Want to Put These $1 Halloween Decor Gems All Over Your Home
Living
I’m obsessed.
Oct 16, 2023
My Grandma's Meal Prep Method Saves Me So Much Time and Stress
Living
It’s so simple, but that’s kind of the point.
Oct 8, 2023
I Tried This Internet-Famous Travel Tumbler and I’m Obsessed
Living
No, it’s not a Stanley Quencher.
Oct 5, 2023
How to Save Money: 6 Tips for Planning a Spending-Free WeekendLife
What’s a spending-free weekend, you ask? It’s two days in a row where you try not to spend any money on anything. No brunches. No coffee. No purchases whatsoever. It might sound a bit extreme, but it could be a neat tool to have in your financial tool belt when it comes to sticking to a budget, saving more money and learning to live with less. A money-free weekend doesn’t have to be a bore, though!
Oct 4, 2023
6 Frugal Habits Pro Budgeters Swear by for Saving Money
Living
One pro says this tip cuts her grocery bill by up to $100.
Oct 4, 2023
20 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas That Take Barely Any EffortLife
You probably have these costume supplies already.
Oct 4, 2023
Just Starting Out? 5 Strategies for Outfitting Your First ApartmentDesign Ideas
Homes are made up of so many pieces from furniture basics to personal touches so how do you make a place feel like home when you’re starting from scratch and with little scratch to spend? Here are five strategies to help furnish your home when you’re just starting out… You’ll be surprised what people will offer you. It may not be just your style, but it can be a placeholder until you can afford something better.
Oct 4, 2023
DIY Furniture for Small Spaces That’s Flexible & FunctionalProjects & Improvements
We love to write about clever, multitasking furniture designs for small spaces, but the downside to a lot of these pieces is that they come with hefty price tags. If, like a lot of people, you’re living in a small space and have a similarly small budget, the good news is that there are a lot of DIYs out there for hardworking, flexible furniture that you can make yourself. Here are 11 of our favorites. Above, a custom table created for this tiny beach house seen at VT Wonen.
Oct 4, 2023
A Financial Planner’s Advice on What NOT to Do in Your 20sLife
Your twenties can be a challenging time when it comes to your finances—you’re young, you’re free, and you’re just starting out in your career, but you’re also likely in debt and still learning about how to successfully plan your spending and saving for next month, let alone ten years down the road (and everything in between).
Oct 3, 2023
This Week: The Best Furniture Finds Under $50Design Ideas
There are a handful of things for your home you should not skimp on if you can help it. For furnishings you put through the wringer on a daily basis (like your sofa, dresser or mattress), buy the best quality you can afford. But for smaller accents (which are great for changing up the look of your home when you’re in need of a refresh) I personally think it’s okay to skimp.
Oct 3, 2023
Are These The Best Outdoorsy Places to Live on a Budget?Real Estate
Staying fit and finding that ever-elusive work/life balance shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, so one real estate website set out to find the best outdoorsy cities in America that are still affordable for active citizens. Realtor.com recently released this top five list of active places where the average American can still actually afford to live and be close to natural wonders and outdoor living attractions but without going above the median home price.
Oct 3, 2023
Bed Without a Headboard? Here Are 14 Headboard Alternatives You'll LoveDesign Ideas
Lack of headboard does not equal lack of imagination here.
Oct 2, 2023
15 IKEA PAX Hacks That'll Solve All Your Storage IssuesProjects & Improvements
Get a custom closet at a non-custom price.
Oct 2, 2023
125 Fun Things to Do at Home, Anytime (and Often for Free)
Living
Here’s what to do when you don’t know what to do.
Sep 28, 2023
This “Girl Math” Mindset Shift Makes Me Feel Like I’m Making Bonus Money
Living
Sure, I’ll treat myself for “free.”
Sep 19, 2023
TikTok’s “No-Spend September” Trend Can Help You Save a Little CashLife
Your bank account will thank you later.
Sep 18, 2023
I Finally Canceled My Costco Membership After 6 Years — Here’s Why
Living
I’ve saved almost $500.
Sep 13, 2023
The 6 Things You Should Always Look for When Thrifting for Your Home
Living
Here’s what to seek out — and what to avoid.
Sep 12, 2023
This Clever Goodwill Shopping Hack Is My New Fave Way to Score Deals
Living
It’s great for thrifting newbies, too.
Sep 4, 2023
9 Things You Should Always Pay for with a Credit Card (and a Few You Should Never)Life
A credit card can be a traveler’s best friend.
Sep 3, 2023
50 Cheap or Free Things to Do in the Fall
Living
Here’s how to embrace the season without breaking the bank.
Sep 23, 2019
Here’s What the Secret Codes on Marshalls’ Price Tags MeanLife
And how they can help you save money.
Aug 27, 2023
The Old-School Habit That Saves Me $10 Every Time I Run Errands
REAL ESTATE
Fanny pack optional.
Aug 24, 2023
The Unexpected Kitchen Staple I Pick Up Every Time I Go to IKEA
Living
For just $2.50.
Aug 17, 2023
My Wardrobe Is 90% Secondhand — These Are My 4 Top Thrifting Tips
Living
Inexpensive and unique? It’s a win-win.
Aug 16, 2023
7 Things a Financial Advisor Says to Do with Your Money Before 30
Living
Compound interest is a beautiful thing.
Aug 13, 2023
These 12 Homes Reveal the Secret to Styling Budget IKEA Pieces
Style
The stylish renters and homeowners use styling abilities to elevate humble IKEA pieces in their home and make them look more expensive than they are. And all without having to lift a paint brush!
Aug 3, 2023
The $25 Amazon Find That Lets Me Fill My Home with Fresh Flowers
Living
I can stretch one $6 bouquet throughout my whole apartment.
Aug 3, 2023
12 Stylish Loveseats We Love Under $500
Shopping
Because even the smallest spaces and budgets deserve style.
Jul 27, 2023
9 Items That Are Always Worth Splurging On (at Least a Little!) in Your HomeLife
Living spaces become much more enjoyable when you fill them with quality pieces you love — and that are built to last.
Jul 26, 2023
10 Affordable and Stylish Sofas Under $1,000Design Ideas
All 10 of these stylish picks will set you back less than a grand, many of them under $800. Not too shabby.

Jul 26, 2023
The 10 Best Budget-Friendly Wine Glasses Under $10Life
Wine glasses are a lovely thing to have around, whether you’re enjoying a glass of vino while watching your favorite TV show or hosting a dinner party for 12 people. But this kind of glassware can also be very delicate — we’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve broken a glass while washing dishes or just by setting one on the countertop a little too vigorously.
Jul 25, 2023
Cheap Thrills: 16 Budget-Friendly Home Finds Our Editors Swear ByLife
Yes, these do spark joy.
Jul 21, 2023