Budget Living In Life
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Google Made It Easier to Get the Best Deals on Holiday Gifts
For everyone on your list, and every budget you need to stick to.
Oct 22, 2020
3 Finance Experts Share the One Life Event That Shaped Their Views on Money
Being $200,000 in debt gives you perspective.
Oct 20, 2020
Yes, You Can Become a Person Who Has a Budget (in 10 Easy Steps)
And no, you don’t have to become a whiz at using spreadsheets.
Oct 19, 2020
6 Cheap Ways to Practice Self-Care, According to Finance Experts
Being nice to yourself doesn't have to be expensive.
Oct 18, 2020
5 Awesome (and Easy!) Ways to Save Money While Shopping Online
These sites and browser extensions will save you time AND money.
Oct 16, 2020
6 Money Management Apps That Personal Finance Experts Swear By
Ever heard of ShopSavvy?
Oct 15, 2020
Yes, You Can (and Should!) Get a Jumpstart on Holiday Shopping—Thanks to Amazon Prime Day
Think ahead while the deals are this good.
Oct 14, 2020
The Real Reason Finance Experts Are So Obsessed With Coffee
"Make your coffee at home and save $2.50 a day!" they all say.
Oct 13, 2020
Hey, It’s OK If You Don’t Have Perfect Finances by Age 30
Don't beat yourself up. Here's what to focus on instead.
Oct 11, 2020
The First Thing You Should Do When You Get New Shampoo and Conditioner
The one tiny change that can cut down on hair-washing time, reduce consumption and packaging waste, and save money.
Oct 8, 2020
7 Expert-Approved Budget Tips I’m Trying Out as a Black Woman This Year
It’s been a unique time for me to finally create a budget for myself.
Oct 8, 2020
9 Industry Secrets That Can Save You Major Money at Home, According to Redditors
You might even avoid a house call altogether.
Oct 8, 2020
9 Ways to Make Your Space Feel Fresh Without Spending More Than $10
There are plenty of ways revamp for less than $10—it just takes a little flexibility, patience, and creativity. Whether your living room, kitchen, bedroom, dining room, or laundry room is driving you absolutely nuts, here are some suggestions to freshen up the space, so you can enter another season at home feeling just a little bit more content.
Oct 7, 2020
6 Tiny Mindset Shifts to Improve Your Relationship With Money
According to experts.
Oct 6, 2020
This October Is “Money Month” at Apartment Therapy
Our hope is that this month’s content can begin to help with some of one of life's major stressors.
Oct 5, 2020
8 Venmo Tips You Didn't Know You Needed
Did you know you can politely nudge friends to pay up?
Oct 5, 2020
7 Pieces of Financial Advice You Should Ignore Right Now, According to Experts
It’s okay to stop worrying about your credit score for a little while.
Oct 4, 2020
79 Things You Never Need to Spend Money On, If You Don't Want To
From unnecessary fees to pet toys.
Oct 1, 2020
Can You Help Us Out? Take Our 60-Second Money Survey to Tell Us How This Year Has Changed Your Budget
Can we take a minute to talk about the greatest taboo topic of all? By which we mean … money. Because we think it needs to be talked about more. As this pandemic crawls on, millions of people have lost their jobs, become underemployed, or been furloughed. Yet that reality can sometimes feel a bit invisible, unless you are directly affected. Our money and budgets of course have everything to do with the food we buy, order, and consume.
Sep 29, 2020
This Special Account Lets You Save for Retirement, College, and a House At Once
Saving for any one of those goals is daunting enough, much less some combination of the three. So where do you even begin?
Sep 14, 2020
Painter’s Tape Is the Inexpensive, No-Commitment Way I Gave Myself “Extra Space”
As far as parenting secrets go, I’m not touting blue tape as the key to getting your kids to clean up. But what it has done is defined the space for me mentally.
Aug 23, 2020
NutriBullet Just Launched Two Powerful New Juicers That Won’t Break Your Budget
Say goodbye to store-bought juice!
Aug 19, 2020
7 Things Home Experts Say Are Always Worth the Extra Money for Your Closet
Start with a light source.
Aug 6, 2020
These Are the 4 Home Goods I Buy at Target to Save Money
I won't buy 3M Command Strips anywhere else.
Aug 5, 2020
The Weekend Activity That Saved Me Hundreds of Dollars That You Can Do, Too
With a spreadsheet and a pair of boots.
Aug 4, 2020
These Are the 5 Things I’ll Always Buy at Big Lots to Save Money
Aside from gems like washi tape, there are products I'll always buy here because, well, they're cheap.
Aug 3, 2020
Try These 7 Steps If You Feel Stuck in Your Financial Situation
Nearly half of Americans do.
Jul 30, 2020
17 Little Ways to Spend Less Money on Home Decor This Year
Try swapping fresh blooms for dried botanicals.
Jul 21, 2020
We Are Entering a Golden Age of Thrift Shopping
Thanks to the pandemic.
Jul 19, 2020
The Ten Commandments of Buying Used Furniture
You see a chair on the curb. It’s sitting right in front of your building and it’s free. Or, you’re at the thrift store and spy a cheap sofa. But something holds you back. You’re just. not. quite. sure. If only there were guidelines — holy reminders if you will — of things to keep in mind while looking at used furniture. How do you decide if it’s the right thing to re-do? Or if you should run in the other direction?
Jul 17, 2020
The Ultimate (Probably Practically Free) Dress Up Box Checklist!
Ssh! We’re putting together a dress up box for my kids this year for Christmas! To aid in my quest for putting together the best dress up box ever, I have made this handy “Ultimate Dress Up Box Checklist”. How many of these do you have in yours? Or, even better, waiting to add to yours, currently lying around your house? Used adult clothes: short dresses (they will become full length on a child) bridesmaid dresses (possibly cut short?
Jul 17, 2020
The Best (and Worst) Store Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping, According to New Study
It’s difficult to get through the checkout line these days without being upsold on opening a store credit card. But are the so-called savings really worth it? Heading into the holidays, personal finance experts are weighing in on the should-you-or-shouldn’t-you of single-store “charge cards” and their pros and cons — and a new report has a definitive list of rankings on the best store credit cards available in 2017.
Jul 17, 2020
4 Things You Need to Know Right Now About Filing Your Taxes Next Year
Yes, we're already talking next year's taxes. No, we're not happy about it either.
Jul 17, 2020
Smart Savings: Could You Benefit from A Cash Envelope System?
In our largely cashless society, it’s easy to go days without touching an actual dollar bill. While there’s tons of convenience that comes with credit and debit cards, the downside is that money seems less real and it’s easier to overspend when payments appear in the distant future. The cash envelope system is one way to counter that. 1. Create Your Household Budget: Sit down and figure out your income and expenses each month.
Jul 17, 2020
The Best Things At Home That Money Can’t Buy
If our homes are an extension of who we are (and we at Apartment Therapy believe they are), what we have within our walls inevitably affects our daily mood, productivity, and outlook on life. By having certain things around us, we can significantly boost our well-being. And here’s the thing. They don’t have to cost a cent. How many of these six things do you have in your house or apartment?
Jul 17, 2020
In the Running for the World’s Most Popular Crib: IKEA’s Sniglar
It doesn’t look like much in its stock photograph, but IKEA’s SNIGLAR crib has been turning up all over the place in our tours lately – everywhere from Sydney, Australia to Pennsylvania, USA. The crib’s airy, simple design and raw wood aesthetic work well with eclectic, modern, Scandinavian, and minimalist decor. Don’t believe us? Click through to those nurseries that feature the one-and-only SNIGLAR. 1. Elke’s Sweet As Honey Space 2.
Jul 16, 2020
Does Turning Down the Heat Really Burn More Calories?
In response to my recent post, Trying To Cut Down On Heating Costs? Go Gradually, a commenter wrote, “If I feel a little cold, I just tell myself that I am burning more calories when I am chilly… because that’s true.
Jul 16, 2020
Here’s Where Your Money Goes in the Summer (And How to Keep Seasonal Spending from Breaking the Bank)
A poll run by eZonomics, a site funded by ING’s research department, found that summer was the season when people said they spend the most money. And we’re not shocked, to be honest. There are some big costs that really only spring up in the summer months. Here’s how to keep them under control. Summer is synonymous with travel. School’s out, work is a little more relaxed, and the weather is amazing everywhere.
Jul 16, 2020
Initially Cheap Products That Are Actually Quite Expensive Over Time
This is a “get off my lawn” type of post, when I curmudgeonly grouse about how much things cost, and how we’re being swindled by young punks who don’t know how easy they’ve got it in today’s world. My pet peeve of the day is products that are very inexpensive (or in some cases free) at the outset, but require expensive refills or supplies to keep them item working. Don’t get me wrong: I love some of these things.
Jul 15, 2020
Pallet Furniture: How to Choose and Prepare Reclaimed Wood for DIY Projects
Pallet projects, in every possible form, were early guests to the DIY party and have stayed around ever since. Using them for the reclaimed wood certainly has its risks (more on that later), but you can’t beat the price (which is usually free). Here’s a guide to everything you need to know: finding, choosing, cleaning, and breaking down one for use. Once you know the what’s what, you can decide for yourself if they are worth the effort.
Jul 15, 2020
Worthy Splurge: 5 Things That Are Never Worth Skimping On
In the midst of all this talk about budgeting and saving money, it’s important to realize that not everything can be done on the cheap. There are areas of your life at home where more money equates to better quality. Not just better quality construction, but also a better quality life (and sleep!) for you. These are five things around the house where you should put price aside and buy exactly what you want—even if that means saving up for awhile.
Jul 15, 2020
4 Ways to Use Rewards Points to Donate to Racial Justice Causes
Here's how to keep supporting Black Lives Matter.
Jul 9, 2020
The Best Money-Saving Advice I Got from My Grandparents
They take a no-nonsense approach.
Jul 6, 2020
One Trick to Getting the Best Deal on New Kitchen Appliances
Timing is everything!
Jun 27, 2020
8 Mindless Things Around the Yard That Are Costing You Money
When it comes to honing in on your budget, you’re probably quick to look around the house for ways to save. Just as important, however, are the things costing you money outside your door. Needless expenses around the yard add up, causing your wallet to take a hit. Some are avoidable money-sucks. Others are small investments that’ll save more money later.
Jun 19, 2020
If You Can’t Pay All of Your Bills, Here Are the Ones to Put on Hold First
And how to negotiate them.
Jun 17, 2020
These Are the Bills You Can Put on Credit If You Need To
According to a finance expert.
Jun 14, 2020
The Best Time to Upgrade Your TV in 2020, According to Money Experts
It's coming up sooner than you think!
Jun 13, 2020
Staying In and Still Not Saving Money? Here Are 4 Tips from Finance Experts
Step away from the online shopping cart.
Jun 11, 2020
You Should Be Extra Worried About Identity Theft Right Now
Here's how to prevent it.
May 30, 2020
10 Work-from-Home Side Hustles That Might Make You Some Extra Money This Year
Virtual personal assistants are in demand.
May 20, 2020
Does Working from Home Change Your Tax Situation? We Asked the Experts
Here's what you should know.
May 13, 2020
The Number One Thing a Financial Planner Says You Should Do If You Lost Your Job
It’s no secret that coronavirus has completely rocked the economy.
May 11, 2020
The One Thing a Longtime Freelancer Says Is Worth the Extra Money
And it's not a laptop riser.
May 7, 2020
14 Frugal Things Savvy Online Shoppers Always Do, and You Should Too
Here are tips they swear by.
Apr 26, 2020
11 Ideas For a Fun and Perfect Date Night In
You can still find ways to make things romantic, fun, and refreshing even when every night is at-home date night.
Apr 16, 2020
7 Fun Things to Do at Home Tonight (Besides Watch TV)
If you don't have housemates, you can do everything on this list (in one way or another) over the internet.
Apr 9, 2020
It’s Time to Do a Spring Cleaning of Your Finances—Here’s How
Step one: Take a long, hard look at your wallet.
Apr 5, 2020
Budget Basics: 10 Beautiful Champagne Flutes Under $10
If you are the sort of person who aspires to own a large number of champagne flutes, you are probably also the sort of person who enjoys entertaining at home. In that case, you’ll understand that the best glassware is the kind you don’t need to worry about: The kind where, if a friend who has enjoyed a little too much bubbly knocks one off the table, you can just clean it up and good-naturedly assure them it’s not a big deal.
Mar 11, 2020
Alison’s List: Baby Goods I’m Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn’t
Every time I meet a soon-to-be-first-time Mom, I feel like we end up discussing “the list” – that crazy checklist of stuff you are told you simply must get before the baby arrives. But do you really need it all? Two years after my youngest was born, here’s my reflection on that list – what I am glad I bought, and what I wish I hadn’t. 1. The dream stroller. Okay, I went crazy on the stroller. I bought a Bugaboo Bee.
Mar 11, 2020
Natural & Beautiful: 5 Simple Wreath DIYs
‘Tis the season for pretty wreaths. Last year I did this roundup of pretty twig wreaths, and this year I went searching for some easy and natural wreath tutorials. If you’re looking for inspiration for making your own wreath, here are 5 easy projects that do not require a lot of time or supplies. 1.
Mar 11, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Making Any Rental More Energy Efficient
Think that because you don’t own, you have no control over your home’s energy use? Not true! Here’s our ultimate guide; full of links to quick, easy and yes, even inexpensive, ways to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your bills (your landlord will thank you!). Most of these changes are likely to pay for themselves in energy savings over the duration of your rental.
Mar 11, 2020
I Tried the Charlie App for Just One Month and Saved Hundreds on Amazon
It’s nice to have someone—even a robot penguin—looking out for me.
Mar 2, 2020
Reuse & Recycle: 10 DIY Pendant Lights
image:219c23bd3f85382cd7afde339f549b83a530f559 w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" These budget friendly pendants were created from things you just might have laying around your home: terra cotta pots, cardboard, wire baskets, hanging planters, pretty paper. You can find the tutorials below. I’m adding a couple of them to my fall to–do list.TOP ROW:1. Globe Pendant Light, DIY from Apartment Therapy2.
Feb 27, 2020
7 Things Wrong With Trader Joe’s, According to Fans on Reddit
There are a few things about the grocery store that are less-than-perfect—though the reasons behind them may be more complicated than you think.
Feb 24, 2020
One IKEA Location Is Letting People Pay with Time Instead of Money
In this case, time really is money.
Feb 18, 2020
The 36 Best Things You Can Do With $1
Next time you open up your wallet to see a lone George Washington staring back at you, consider this list of inspiring things you can do with just a dollar.
Feb 17, 2020
Money Advice Our Parents Were Actually Right About
Since it's all too easy to brush off the advice of one's own family, I decided to ask Apartment Therapy staffers for the best money tips they learned from their folks.
Feb 11, 2020
We Have a Costco Membership for Our Family of 2—Here’s Why It’s Worth It
I wondered what on earth we'd actually do with a gallon of mayo, but now we're the ones out preaching the gospel of Costco to our own friends and family!
Feb 5, 2020
Score One For Your Wallet: Booking Sites Are Cracking Down on Sneaky Hotel Fees
It's in the name of transparency.
Jan 30, 2020