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Lower Your Rent: How to Get More Bang for Your Rental Buck

If you’re just coming out of college or moving out on your own for the first time, you may be looking to rent an apartment rather than buy a home. And that's A-OK. Unless you have been investing in well-performing mutual funds since your fifth b … [Read more...]

The Real Cost of an iPhone

I want an iPhone. The bug took a few years later to bite me than many others, but it did. I have played with countless iPhones and tested lots of cool apps. But oddly enough, it was actually the iPad that did it. I was playing with one yesterday and … [Read more...]

You Can Eat Healthy On A Budget

It's a deceiving myth that has circulated for years: Eating healthy is expensive. The truth is, both healthy and unhealthy food options can be costly. If you can seek out the less expensive versions of the healthiest foods, however, you can be good … [Read more...]

Six Money-Saving Tips For When Life Gets Hectic

Life is busy. With full time jobs, school, family, friends, pets, kids, appointments, and errands, we barely have enough time to relax, let alone keep our finances in order. Sometimes a hectic life is what really wreaks havoc on our finances; we … [Read more...]

Bracketology on a Budget: Enjoy March Madness without Going Broke

Ah, March Madness. It’s the time of the year when the men in my life go missing until early April, returning often with a broken heart and always with an empty wallet. If you’ve just woken up from a several-decade coma, March Madness is the end of … [Read more...]

13 Inexpensive Date Ideas

Last week, I wrote about how dating can get costly as you grow into your twenties and I offered some tips for learning how to avoid spending a lot on dating. This week, I’m back with a list of a few inexpensive date ideas to help with your frugal d … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Dating Drain Your Wallet!

It's an age-old conundrum: How do can you make a good impression on a date and not spend a lot? Still in college? Then a night out at "Quarter Draw Thursdays" might be all it takes. The rest of us don't have it so easy. There's no way around it, a … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Save on Gym Memberships

At gyms across America, it’s hard to get a treadmill in January. That’s good news for gym owners; within the next month throngs of new gym-goers will pony up initiation fees, sign year-long membership contracts and---in general---pay too much. But … [Read more...]

Five Things to Remember When You Shop Online

If you shop online, you're already accustomed to getting the hottest fashions and gadgets at the best price---without finding parking at the mall and waiting in lines---delivered right to your door. But these days there are so many Internet retailers … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Your Cell Phone

Even economists have a hard time understanding why cell phone companies charge what they do and, perhaps more importantly, why we pay it…all the while enduring spotty reception, abysmal customer service, and two-year service contracts. Although t … [Read more...]