money
wedding
I’m not going to say how much my wedding cost because that’s not classy or whatever, but I will say this: It was half what ever your wedding cost, and this is how I did it.
budgeting
According to the USDA, a man, woman and 6-year-old child spend $476.30 on groceries -- on the “thrifty” plan. So at $129.99, I’ll be putting my unconventional money-saving philosophies to the test.
in

Jun 6, 2012 at 11:01am | 304 comments

weekend
money
I used to buy books instead of food because the books kept me alive.
learnvest
To see how unconventional households make ends meet, we asked four families with nontraditional living arrangements to share how they manage the money side of things.
budgeting
Who cares about not having a job as long as she can tweet about it from her brand new iPad? Am I right?
materialism
As long as the total is 100, it’s okay to lose one thing and gain another. If someone gives me a gift that I mean to keep, it must replace an existing item.
learnvest
Maybe the real thing is too expensive right now, go to these places instead!
in

Oct 25, 2013 at 11:30am | 88 comments

learnvest
From twinkling lights to plane tickets home, the price of holiday cheer can add up fast.
in

Dec 4, 2013 at 11:30am | 64 comments

budgeting
Part of being A Real Adult is working out how to use your savings account, even if you're laughably bad at the process.
art
Contrary to popular belief, buying a beautiful piece of art is not a luxury relegated to the super-rich.
in

Oct 3, 2013 at 2:30pm | 46 comments

thrifting
To keep myself on the straight and narrow, and to ensure ongoing success at thrift stores and flea markets wherever I go, I now follow these basic rules.
budgeting
I'm accustomed to the finer things in life, like wiping and meals, and I've found ways to survive despite having to pay for everything in change.