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We all know that manicures and pedicures are not essential, but they sure make us feel better about ourselves. Plus they are fun to get, and relaxing too. When you are trying to cut back your budget, your trip to the salon may be one of the first things to go, but that doesn’t mean you have to give it up completely. There are plenty of great DIY tricks out there for your nails.
It's Back-to-School time! Wedged between Fourth of July and Labor Day, this fifth season is the time when most of the biggest retail stores roll out huge deals on essentials for the upcoming school year. No kids? No problem! Just because a sale is labeled “Back-to-School” doesn't mean it's not for you. There are savings to be found on everything from backpacks to bedding.
Your little bundle of joy has arrived. Sure it may have teeny tiny fingers and toes and fit in your arm like a football, but this small baby will have big needs. Whether they are gifted to you at a baby shower, are beloved hand-me-downs from friends or are items you have bought yourself, your home is about to turn into baby world. And the rule of thumb seems to be -- the smaller the baby, the bigger the stuff. Seeing as babydom is a small window of time, do you really need all the expensive bells and whistles to raise your little one? No. Save some money for baby's college fund by buying these cheap alternatives to pricey baby items instead.
Some household appliances and gadgets use electricity even when they are not on. Last month we talked about six ways to save money on your water bill. Another bill that comes rolling in every month is your electricity bill. Being aware of your energy consumption can save you money all through the year. Here are some tips to help you out.
Like paying full price for your groceries and everyday items? Then you might not find this article too interesting. However, if you enjoy getting stuff for free, then read on and see how easy it is to get food, coffee, beauty products and much more – free of charge.
Have you shopped at Five Below, yet? I discovered the store last year when two locations opened up within driving distance. Each one threw such a huge grand opening party (complete with a DJ, five-cent hot dogs and free giveaways) I just had to check them out. I wasn't disappointed and it's become one of my favorite places to shop.
Nothing makes me more excited about a big vacation than getting a great deal on my airfare! As the price of gas has gone up in the last few years, airfare prices have skyrocketed which has made finding a good deal that much more difficult. Add in the recent trend of charging customers for baggage and you can easily spend your whole vacation budget just getting to your destination.
Southwest Airlines is well-known as the industry leader in low-cost airfare. While the majority of airlines now charge on average $50 per checked bag, Southwest still allows passengers to check up to two pieces of luggage (under 50 lbs. each) for free. That is a major savings! In addition, if you follow these three tips, you can save even more on your next Southwest vacation!
Camping may seem like the ideal vacation. It brings you closer to nature and allows you to get some much-needed time away from home without hundreds of dollars in hotel fees. However, considering all the gear you need – tents, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food, to name a few – a one-time camping trip can easily cost your family $500 or more. Fortunately, there are many ways to slash costs and still have fun outdoors.
Some people are diehards. They have a gym membership and every day at a certain time without fail they are there sweating it out. For others, the membership card may sit in their wallet and the gym bag may be packed in the trunk of the car, but they may not be used as often as they thought. Whatever type of gym user you are, consider what you actually do at the gym and whether or not you could do it from home at a fraction of the cost. You may be surprised how a few inexpensive items could replace the ever-increasing cost of hitting the gym.
Nordstrom. What a wonderful place. They have a café, a piano player providing calming entertainment while you shop and the Ladies’ Lounge – seriously, the Ladies’ Lounge is nicer than my master bathroom. I could spend some serious time (and money!) at Nordstrom.
While I love to spend my afternoon strolling through Nordstrom, what I do not love is to overpay there. That’s why I try to keep these three easy tips in mind so that I can maximize my dollar when I head to my fashion paradise.
It is never too early to start saving for the holiday season! We all know that it is inevitable every single year, and yet somehow we save it all right up to the last minute. This year, avoid maxing out credit cards and fighting crowds for the best sales. Wouldn’t it be nice to start a little early and avoid the last minute stress?