saving money

9 Super Fun (and Cheap!) Dates to Go On With Your Boo

I love treating my boyfriend to a fun date every now and then. I think it makes him happy. The only problem with this is that sometimes money is a little tight.

May 19, 2013

How to Save Money Without Sacrificing Your Social Life

When it comes to entertainment in college, it can seem like everything is expensive; but you don't have to sacrifice fun to save your bank account! All it takes is some planning and self-control.

Make Your Own Custom Febreze [DIY With CC]

Whenever I shop for home appliances or groceries, I always love picking up Febreze. The smell fixes everything, and seeing as I'm moving into my first apartment (awwww!), I know there are going to be a lot of cooking mistakes to cover up. However, my mama isn't going to be there to fund my Febreze addiction, and therefore things are going to get pricy.

Sep 1, 2012

Oct 5, 2011

This Post Grad Life: I Need More Money, Honey

I can't believe I'm being this depressing on hump day! But, I'm being serious and honest. Even if you get a entry level job out of college, money is low, low, low, low (and you won't be buying boots wit dah fur, if you catch my drift).

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Dec 16, 2010

Money Saving Shopping Tips from the Girls of ‘Downsized’

Heather and Bailey star in WE tv’s newest series, Downsized, about a Brady Bunch-esque blended family of nine trying to get by after their father’s business went under. So what have these girls learned from the unfortunate demise of their no-budget lifestyle? Here are their top 10 tips for saving money, without skimping on style.

Apr 26, 2010

The Weekly Ten: Gen-Y Recessionista Tips

This week I was perusing USA Today and stumbled upon an article that struck me as, frankly, a bit terrifying. The article screamed HUGE DEBT, NO SAVINGS in my face, warning all of us in "Gen-Y" (that group of seventeen - twenty-somethings) that we're the only generation unlikely to out-succeed our parents financially.

Apr 17, 2010

One Month Challenge: Shopping Ban, Week Three

This week has been 127 times better than last, shopping wise. I've been so busy that there hasn't been much time to dig through F21's new daily arrivals. Not shopping wise though, stress has been killing me. Exams, term papers, projects... I don't even see my boyfriend anymore. And I live with him!

Apr 10, 2010

One Month Challenge: Shopping Ban, Week Two

So because of a recent underwear purge (I estimate I have about 60 pairs), I found myself needing some nude n0-show undies for an ivory dress my mom bought me over Spring Break. What started as an innocent visit to for one $10 thong turned into a $250 shopping bag that won't stop staring at me.

Apr 3, 2010

One Month Challenge: Shopping Ban

Hello. My name is Kelly, and I'm a shopaholic. I get more delight out of buying a new pack of Hanes v-necks than eating a Marco's grilled cheese after bar close. Vogue is my porn of choice. Updating wish lists on all of my favorite online stores would be my favorite hobby.

Mar 3, 2010

Candy Dish: Have We Been Wrong About Megan Fox?

• Megan Fox isn't who we think she is.... • Naomi Campbell is beating more people up. • In defense of Farmville? • Pay yourself first? What does that mean? • Would you wear a turtleneck? • 10 things guys could like to turn girls on.

Jan 19, 2010

Life After College: Making Sacrifices

Being an adult means making a lot of sacrifices. It's about saying no to a dinner party because you can't afford to bring more than stale bread ends. It's about turning down movie offers because it costs 5 billion dollars to buy a ticket in NYC (and god forbid you want to see IMAX...bye bye, life savings!).

Nov 10, 2009

Life After College: Financial Woes

Because I'm making six pennies a year in my job after taxes, I follow a very strict budget that allows me to afford a moderate amount of food and a moderate amount of fun. There is no room for a savings plan in my budget so I just figured if I was extra careful nothing would ever go wrong. Then last week everything went wrong.

Oct 30, 2009

Duke It Out: Save Money, Move In Together?

Even though I keep hearing the recession's over, those of us on a student budget are still tightening our belts (and not because it makes us look thinner). A lot of innnovative ways to save have popped up in the last few years, but one of the most life-changing is the idea of moving in with the significant other to save on rent.

Oct 7, 2009

No More Overdraft Fees? Hooray!

When I got to college, my parents and I debated between giving me a credit card or a debit card. With my propensity for shopping and dining out, my parents had enough foresight to realize I'd be $20 million in debt by the end of the first semester with a credit card at my fingertips. Debit card it was. But that didn't come without its own share of problems.

Sep 6, 2009

Sinning Will Save The Economy

With the recession guilting me into sacrificing unnecessary luxuries (oh, multiple, daily Starbucks runs, how I miss you!), I’m wondering how others are handling their own sacrifices. Our daily indulgences have now become something to shake a finger at, but many industries are still thriving by playing into our addictions.

Aug 19, 2009

The 5 Questions We Ask Everyone: Financial Expert, Lisa Serwin

Let's be honest for a moment here: as college females, we aren't so good at managing our money. Sure, we'd like to be...until we walk past Anthropologie and have to have every dress in the window and those adorable throw pillows for our bedrooms.

Aug 10, 2009

Gradvice: Worthy Investments

The hardest part of graduating from college for me personally was learning how to manage my money. I was always able to be frugal with my own savings account in college, because my parents were still footing the bill for most of my expenses. That meant that all the big and important stuff was being taken care of and I was only responsible to cover the things that I liked. Like bags. And shoes. And shots of vodka.

Jun 1, 2009

Men or Meal Tickets?

Every girl will go through a time in her life when she has to choose: eat dinner or buy a new little piece of fabulous. We have all been (or are, or will be) so broke that the basic necessities of human life are juggled on a constantly shrinking stage of available funds.

Apr 29, 2009

Money Matters: Cut Costs Now to Splurge This Summer

There are only a few weeks left of the Spring 2009 semester, so how are you going to spend your summer? If you're like many poor students across the country, you're going to waste at least the first month of summer vacay working (and sweating) your ass off in the grueling heat in order to pay off the debt you racked up this term.

Dec 15, 2008

How You Do: Holiday Shopping on the Cheap

The economic crisis has not stretched my wallet to the breaking point just yet, but our intelligent President-elect does say...

Dec 8, 2008

How You Do: Staying Warm in the Winter

[I used to think I knew everything…until I found myself stranded in the middle of adulthood with no map and...

Sep 3, 2008

Don’t Buck Starbucks

Starbucks has a pretty bad rap. Lately, there has been the news that the coffee giant is closing 600 stores....

Aug 23, 2008

5 Ways to Save Money NOW

I’ve simply never been the best with saving money. While I do always pay my bills on time and never...

Jun 22, 2008

Groceries on the Cheap

When budgeting, I have two primary concerns that I think many college students share: 1) Pay rent to keep a...

Apr 15, 2008

Could You Handle Living With Grandma?

I read an interesting article today about young people living with their grandparents after college graduation. Not only is it...

Oct 31, 2007

Do It Like a Pro: The Manicure

I may be living on a McDonalds budget these days, but growing up with some of the finer things in...

Jun 25, 2007

One Man’s Trash Could Be Your Treasure

One of the most annoying things about college is moving every year. Not only do you finally get comfortable in...