more about: money

How To Shop For the Best Fashion Deals

Want to know how to score the best deals and never pay full price when shopping your favorite fashion retailers? Of course you do. We asked Shop It To Me, one of the internet’s best resources for shopping and sales, to share some of their favorite tips and tricks. Here’s what they had to say: • Although it may not have […]

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A Smart Way to Use Fewer Paper Towels

Whether you’re looking to cut down on buying excess paper towel  for economical or environmental reasons, try this clever trick Joe Smith, an “advocate for proper paper towel usage,” gave at a recent TED Talk: After washing your hands, shake your hand twelve (“the biggest number with one syllable”) quick times, and then dry with one piece of folder paper towel. It […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Surprising Super Bowl XLVIII Facts

Super Bowl XLVIII is this Sunday, February 2—and it’s the first time the big game will be played in the New York metropolitan area. If you’re not a fan of the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks, maybe these fun facts from Mashable will pique your interest. Our favorite tidbit? The crazy prices attached to the game. A Days Inn […]

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An Easy Way to Save on Gas

Road rage can cost you. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, aggressive driving guzzles up 33% more gas on the highway and 5 percent more on smaller streets. To avoid paying more at the pump, take this advice from AAA: Pretend there’s an egg under the gas pedal. When you accelerate, you don’t want to hit the pedal so […]

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A Quick Tip for Finding Inexpensive Glasses

If you don’t want to pay top dollar for pricey pairs of designer glasses, look to the web: Online retailers like Zenni Optical, Coastal.com, and Warby Parker (which does have a few brick and mortar stores) cut out the middleman of licensing companies and optical shops, which can lead to hundred of dollars in savings for consumers. You’ll need to visit […]

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Tell-Tale Areas to Check Before You Buy New Clothes

Just because a store is selling something new, it doesn’t mean that the item is in perfect condition. Sometimes clothing start to fall apart from the wear-and-tear of being tried on over and over again by other shoppers. The next time you’re about to purchase a garment, check these high-stress points that often get damaged: • Holes in underarms • […]

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A Simple Budgeting Tip

Don’t know where to start when creating a budget? Alexa von Tobel, Founder/CEO of LearnVest.com and author of Financially Fearless, suggests using a 50/20/30 ratio when looking at your take-home pay. When thinking of your finances, von Tobel says that 50 percent of your earnings should go to essentials (rent/mortgage, groceries, bills, etc.), 20 percent goes to your future (like […]

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Keep Pipes From Freezing

During bouts of chilly winter weather, pipes are susceptible to freezing and bursting. Here’s how to protect your pipes.

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5 Low-Tech Essentials for Keeping the House Warm from Remodelista

Hello, winter! We’ve had some record-breaking frigid temperatures in my neck of the woods, and I am already daydreaming about sunny summer days at the pool… plus, not having to dress my two-year-old in three layers before stepping foot outdoors. (That has been is a challenge that no one warned me about.) This past weekend, my husband and father-in-law winterized […]

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An Easy Way To Get Your Finances in Order

If your New Year’s resolution is getting your finances organized, take this advice from Alexa von Tobel, Founder/CEO of LearnVest.com and author of Financially Fearless, and start by setting up calendar reminders for all of your financial to-dos. Says von Toblel, “Create reminders for all of your bills, your taxes, your credit score checks, and your health. I like to […]

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