Budget Living In Life
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The Risky Budgeting Trend That's on Its Way OutLife
Let's leave this one behind.
Feb 12, 2023
4 Things I Do to Save Money Every Time I Book a Hotel, as a Travel WriterLife
Every $50 really adds up when you're planning a vacation.
Jan 17, 2023
The First Thing to Do to Get Your Finances in Order in the New YearLife
According to money experts.
Jan 2, 2023
10 of the Best (and Most Realistic) Budgeting Tips We Heard This YearLife
For anyone looking to spend less and save more, reframe your relationship with money, or just get on more solid financial ground.
Dec 29, 2022
The Best End-of-Year Sales That Give Black Friday a Run for Its MoneyLife
There's no time to shop like the present — especially if you just received gift cards!
Dec 26, 2022
"Financial Minimalism" Completely Transformed My Relationship with Money Life
Here's how it can help you budget.
Dec 4, 2022
The One Budgeting Tip Experts Swear By When Gift ShoppingLife
Because 'tis the season to overspend, and overdoing it in the name of delighting your loved ones happens — a lot.
Nov 26, 2022
7 Tips and Tricks I Use to Make Budgeting More ADHD-FriendlyLife
An ADHDer’s guide to making "cents" of finances.
Nov 12, 2022
5 Hacks for Booking Cheap Flights You Haven't Heard BeforeLife
Top ticket tips from pilots, flight attendants, and other seasoned travelers.
Nov 9, 2022
I Don’t Buy Pajamas for My Kids and It Saves Me So Much Time, Money, and SanityLife
It's a tip passed down from my mom.
Nov 6, 2022
One Key Tip for Recession-Proof Investing, According to Investment AdvisorsLife
It's perfect for first-time investors, too.
Oct 29, 2022
5 Affordable Aldi Staples That Have Helped Me Lower My Grocery BillLife
The $3 shredded cheese is a huge get.
Oct 22, 2022
Florist Secrets: 8 Great Alternatives to Traditional VasesLife
I’ve been working with flowers for a few years now, yet somehow I do not own a vase. Not a single one – and frankly, you don’t need one! When it’s time to display some flowers, I can always scrounge up plenty of teapots, teacups, bottles, bowls, and more. Here are some of my favorite flower-holding alternatives. Teapot: Above we have my grocery store flower arrangement, plonked in a teapot.
Oct 14, 2022
4 Mistakes First-Time Investors Wish They Hadn't Made When Investing in StocksLife
Here's what to avoid doing, according to first-time investors.
Oct 13, 2022
This Startup Helps You Save Money While Saving the PlanetLife
There are lots of little ways you can be more environmentally friendly around the house; from weatherstripping to chemical free cleaning, little changes can make a big impact. One start up has harnessed the goodwill of individual households to make a large impact on the environment. OhmConnect organizes “events” to make sure that people’s efforts to save energy are put to the best use possible, by powering everyone down at the same time.
Oct 13, 2022
10 Under-$100 Fall Decor Finds from Etsy That Will Make Your Space So Much Cozier
Give us all the fall vibes!
Oct 4, 2022
4 Ways I've Decorated My Home with Original Paintings on a BudgetLife
My favorite piece cost just $5.
Oct 3, 2022
8 Super Simple Swaps You Can Make to Spend Less and Save More This MonthLife
These expert tips let you enjoy your life while padding your savings.
Oct 1, 2022
How to Ask for an "Inflation Raise," According to Career ExpertsLife
Call it an inflation raise, a cost-of-living adjustment, or just a good old-fashioned “it’s-time-to-pay-me-more-because-I’m-worth-it” increase.
Sep 16, 2022
6 Investment Terms Everyone Should Know in This Unpredictable MarketLife
An explainer of the most common lingo, in layman's terms.
Sep 16, 2022
Give Your Space a Makeover for Less with These 10 Wayfair Finds Under $100
You're going to want every one of these stylish steals.
Sep 14, 2022
7 Hacks for Saving Money While Online Shopping, from 10% Cash Back to CouponsLife
Do you know about these secret ways to save?
Sep 14, 2022
Cozy Up Your Space for Fall with These West Elm Finds Under $100
Fall, here we come!
Sep 13, 2022
How to Avoid Blowing Your Budget in a Renovation, According to Tamara DayLife
"Start with the overall whole plan and then only do one room at a time. That’s where your budget is.”
Sep 7, 2022
My Friends and I Make the Same Salary — This Is How Our Budgets CompareLife
I sat down with four of my friends, who all make the same salary as me, to get insight on how they handle their personal finances.
Aug 8, 2022
I Surveyed 5 Millennials to See How Much Savings They Have Life
This is what they said.
Jul 28, 2022
6 Homebuyers Share How Moving to the Suburbs Impacted Their BudgetsLife
Who knew mulch could be so expensive?
Jul 25, 2022
The First Thing to Know About Planning for Retirement in Your 20s
Financial experts say it’s never too early to start saving for retirement. Doing so as early as your 20s can allow for an extended time for compounding interest and a tax-free growth period. Even more importantly, putting aside funds on any level is critical from the moment anyone get their first paycheck.
Jul 24, 2022
5 Ways to Spend Way Less Money on Travel This SummerLife
From cheap flights to free accommodations, here's how to cash in your PTO without breaking the bank.
Jun 1, 2022
These Are the 10 Best Cities for New College Graduates and Career ChangersLife
Calling all entry-level job seekers!
May 19, 2022
One Thing to Never Do With Your Savings — and 4 Things You Should Always DoLife
Whether you're saving for a vacation or retirement, heed this advice.
May 18, 2022
This $2 Hack Makes My Weeknight Meals Feel Like Fancy Restaurant DinnersLife
This little trick works with sauces, roasted meats, and sautéed vegetables.
May 16, 2022
5 Tips To Take Your Side Hustle Full-Time, According to Those Who Have Done ItLife
Thinking of quitting your day job? Start here.
May 15, 2022
Buying This Under-The-Radar Thing from Thrift Stores Saves Me $50 Every Time Life
They're some of my favorite secondhand buys.
May 13, 2022
5 Things to Do Every Time You Grocery Shop, According to a Whole Foods ManagerLife
If you drink coffee, the third tip is for you!
May 11, 2022
At-Home Adventures for When You’re BrokeLife
We’ve just had 74 consecutive days of below-freezing weather. There have been 24 less-than-0ºF days so far this winter. Any funds left after the holidays have gone towards buying heat and gloves. I am broke and restless, but where there is popcorn, there is hope…. Here are three ideas for fun entertainments you can have in your own home… for the low low price of nothing at all.
May 5, 2022
2 Seasoned Thrifters Weigh in on the Controversial Ethics of the Resale EconomyLife
Is all fair in love and thrifting? 
Apr 16, 2022
This Genius Tax Day Ritual Helped Me Finally Not Hate Filing My TaxesLife
Who would've thought I could get my taxes done before the very last minute?
Apr 11, 2022
5 Things to Do Before Student Loan Payments ResumeLife
Here's what to do and when to start.
Apr 10, 2022
7 Little Ways to Buy Less Stuff, According to Finance Experts Life
Reshape your spending with this advice from the pros.
Apr 7, 2022
9 Lessons I Learned About Money When I Switched to a Lower-Paying JobLife
It's not just about budgeting.
Mar 28, 2022
Give Your Space a Luxe Look for Less with These Walmart Finds Under $200
Hint: They're *way* less expensive than they look.
Mar 24, 2022
How To File Your Taxes For Free
If you’re stressing over getting your taxes done this year, here’s a look at some ways to get through the process for less.
Mar 23, 2022
6 Ways to Use Venmo Without Being a Jerk to Your Friends
The ultimate guide to money-sharing etiquette.
Mar 20, 2022
4 Money Lessons the Pandemic Taught Me — That Helped Me Save $10,000
I can finally pay off my student loans.
Mar 19, 2022
5 Things You Should Be Doing With Your Side Hustle Money
This is what three financial experts recommend.
Mar 18, 2022
9 Tips for Finding Great Deals on Facebook Marketplace, According to Experts
First, find a friend with a pickup truck.
Mar 12, 2022
10 Little Ways to Boost Your Credit Score, According to Finance Experts
Making payments on time is one of the best ways to maintain a good credit score, but there are other small things you can implement into your financial wellness routine to boost your score.
Mar 6, 2022
10 Places to Donate to in Honor of Women’s History Month
Consider celebrating by donating your hard-earned dollars to organizations that support and uplift women in communities around the world. 
Mar 3, 2022
How to Budget for Decorating Your First Apartment
The reality is, no matter how much or how little money you have to spend when decorating your first apartment, planning out your overall budget from the get-go is a must. Here, experts explain how to do so in a way you can easily stick to.
Mar 2, 2022
5 Ways to Use Sinking Funds to Help You Reach Your Financial Goals
Over this past year, I’ve been able to add more than $40,000 to my net worth. A major factor was my use of sinking funds, or separate savings accounts for each goal.
Mar 1, 2022
Here’s How to Actually Plan (and Use!) All Your Time Off This Year
According to a career coach.
Feb 23, 2022
7 Apartment Therapy Readers Reveal How the Student Loan Pause Changed Their Lives
When I landed my first job after earning my bachelor’s degree, I was making around $36,000 per year. Things were tight, to say the least, and making ends meet became even more difficult once payments for my student loans kicked in. My payments started at around $256 per month. That was also the year when my credit card debt began to pile on as I struggled to pay for, well, living life.
Feb 11, 2022
What This Simple, Common Saying Taught Me About Budgeting
While the original intention of “good, quick, and cheap” was meant to budget for sets, costumes, and props for a play or movie, I use it in my everyday life.
Jan 30, 2022
The 2 Ways To Tell What Counts as “Good Debt” and “Bad Debt”
Debt isn’t always a bad word.
Jan 25, 2022
These Machine-Washable Makeup Removers Are Saving Me so Much Money in the Long Run
I haven't bought disposable wipes in over a year!
Jan 19, 2022
9 Tax Deductions Every Freelancer and Small Business Owner Needs on Their Radar
Tax pros weigh in on what you can deduct that you might not know about, from museum visits to cups of coffee.
Jan 18, 2022
8 Common Money Mistakes You May Be Making — and How to Fix Them
Experts explain how to fix your financial blunders and get back on track.
Jan 15, 2022
6 Ways to Advocate for Yourself While Working from Home, According to HR Experts
There are plenty of ways to network and advance your career while working remotely.
Jan 13, 2022
4 Ways to Split the Bill if You Don’t Drink and Your Friends Do
Etiquette experts offer solutions to this tricky dilemma.
Jan 11, 2022
5 Reasons Why Your Budget Isn’t Working — and How to Get Back on Track
Finance experts share practical tips for how to get your budget to actually work.
Jan 9, 2022
6 Smart Ways to Get Prepped for Taxes Ahead of Time
Yes, you can start getting organized even before you have all the forms.
Jan 8, 2022
7 Little Things That Can Help You Land a Raise This Year
If you’d like that extra bump in your salary this year, here's how to help your case.
Jan 7, 2022
A Guide to Quitting Your Job and Switching Careers in 2022
If you're interested in changing things up in your professional life this year, here's where to start.
Jan 6, 2022
5 Genius Budgeting Tips that Apartment Therapy Editors Learned in 2021
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Jan 1, 2022