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The Best Months To Buy Things In 2015

Here’s an easy financial New Year’s resolution to make and keep this year: Find the best months to buy things, especially big-ticket items. You see, even though you’ll find stuff on sale throughout the year, retailers offer the biggest discounts on … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Moving Back Home With Your Parents

Unemployed. Underemployed. Deep in dept. An unclear focus of the future. These are some of the reason why an estimated one in five young adults move back home to live with their parents. If you're one of these boomerang adults, you probably get … [Read more...]

Winning The Potluck: 5 Cheap And Easy Potluck Ideas

Sooner or later you have to either grow up and learn to cook, or come to terms with the fact that you will never know your way around the kitchen and adjust accordingly. Rarely is this hard fact of adulthood tested more during holiday potluck … [Read more...]

How To Eat Organic Food Without Spending A Lot Of Money

Like many people your age, you probably care about the quality of the food you eat, and where it comes from. According to The Atlantic, a recent study found that millennials expected to spend the greatest amount of money in the coming year on … [Read more...]

5 Great Older Smartphones You Can Snag On the Cheap

Your friends, family and coworkers may be scrambling to hand over $200 or more to get the latest iWhatever or Galaxy BlahBlahBlah -- just to replace last year's iWhatever and Galaxy BlahBlahBlah they loved so much before the new one was announced. If … [Read more...]

So You Missed Black Friday And Cyber Monday? Here’s How You Can Still Score Deals On Holiday Gifts

Did you sleep in late during Black Friday? Did you actually work instead of shop on Cyber Monday? Don’t worry – you didn’t miss any great price cuts those days. Research shows Black Friday deals aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, shopper … [Read more...]

Preparing For Baby Means The Birth Of A New Family Budget

When my son was born — the first of my two children — I watched everything turn upside down. Any young couple with a baby learns that it’s the shortest of hops from a self-centered to a baby-centered life. “A first baby is such an exciting thing,” … [Read more...]

I Tracked How Much I Spent On Coffee Over Two Years. Ouch, Just Ouch.

Recently, I noticed how much the habit of buying coffee and lunch each day was costing me. What I didn’t realize, though, was how it was impacting other aspects of my life. A while back, my fiancé and I took hard look at our monthly expenses; we we … [Read more...]

Why That Black Friday Sale Might Not Be Such A Deal

As shoppers rev up their search engines and get their roller derby pads ready for the madness known as Black Friday, all the preparation in the world might not help them get around this fact: Dad is the least favorite person for people to shop for, … [Read more...]

Game On: Pitting Video Game Subscription Services Against Each Other

Media companies love dreaming up ways of getting you to pay over and over for the same stuff. Following in the footsteps of Netflix and Hulu Plus, gaming giants have launched their own set of subscription services, coaxing gamers to cough up periodic … [Read more...]