Fashion companies kicked off the craze of online sample sale shopping (hello, Gilt Groupe!), but the brands that make decor weren’t far behind. And now it seems like there are a million sites out there that promise the best home goods without the designer prices.
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I recently wrote a column on things you should never tell your children about money. During the research, I asked parents to email me their strategies for raising money-smart kids. One parent wrote: “We told the kids from kindergarten on that their job was school. Parents get reviews and bonuses for a job well done – kids get report cards and pay for grades.”
It’s amazing how all those little energy leaks add up. For example, if you have an older home and there are gaps around your electrical outlets, your heating or air conditioning is likely escaping making your utility bills just a little bit more expensive each month. The good news, is that those leaks are easy to fix.
Keep reading to find out how to stop this energy thief.
Drugstore vs. department store. Bargain bin vs. beauty counter. You can find great products that work well at both places, but sometimes it’s worth spending a little bit extra for a specific product. When it comes to day and night facial moisturizers, you can afford to save on one, but it’s better to splurge on another.
Keep reading to find out when to spend and when to save.
Many college-bound seniors have just received notice from the schools of their choice. Now it’s time to finance the adventure. When it comes to paying for college, the rules of the financial aid game are changing. Cash-strapped states are cutting the number of students who receive aid as well as the total amount of aid — and in some cases, may not be able to make good on money they’ve already promised. Here’s what you need to know.
Along with not going to the supermarket hungry, making a shopping list is one of the most effective ways to avoid making impulse purchases. An extra few things here and there might not seem like a bit deal, but you might be surprised at how much you actually save by sticking to your list.
Did you know that nonstop flights and direct flights are not the same thing? And that one might get you there faster than the other.
Keep reading to find out which one you should be booking.
Credit industry observers are awaiting Federal Reserve rules that could prevent stay-at-home parents from getting a new credit card in their names if they don’t have their own income. The result could be a range of credit headaches, particularly for couples who end up getting divorced.
MSN Money Columnist Liz Weston is out with a new book “The Ten Commandments of Money: Survive and Thrive in the New Economy.” It’s a refreshingly no-nonsense read that steers clear of superficial advice like “clip coupons, get rid of the cable” and cuts right to the chase with simple formulas to get your finances in order.
It’s nearing the end of January, and tax season is starting to loom. By next Monday you should have received any tax documents from your employer. So why not take a few moments this weekend to figure out what other tax documents you need in order to file.