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Five Below: Fun Buys for $5 or Less

July 23, 2014 |

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. Read More

Three Thrifty Tips From a Confessed Nordstrom Addict

July 17, 2014 |

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. Read More

Part 2: Getting the Best Deals at the Outlet Mall

July 1, 2014 |

Chances are, if you are a shopping maven, you already know about outlet malls. You are probably even a regular! Finding deals is not too challenging, since merchandise is promoted at a discount. However, do you know how to get the ultimate best prices? Read through to find out how to get even more for your money during your next outlet shopping excursion. Read More

Part 1: Are Outlet Malls a Scam?

June 30, 2014 |

It has recently come to light that, as outlet shoppers, we have been fooled. Many stores are offering merchandise at low prices, but without telling you the real story. A significant number of outlet stores are actually selling lower quality merchandise without alerting the customer. According to SmartMoney, 82% of merchandise is made to be sold at the outlets. Some items have never even been in a retail location. Companies can also create private label brands, sell them at the outlet, and advertise artificial pricing, which is ultimately misleading. How do you avoid falling into this trap? Follow these steps for the best defense. Read More

Secondhand Savings: Buying Used Kids Clothing

June 5, 2014 |

Keeping up with the constant laundry can be a nightmare, but kids need tons of options when it comes to clothes. Rain coats, boots, snow clothes, sweaters, shorts, and much more are necessities for your kids to be comfortable. All this gear can get pretty pricey if you purchase it at full price. Fortunately there are alternatives to just hitting the nearest store. Check out this list of shopping options when it comes to updating your child’s closet. Read More

How to Find Luxury Fashion Without the High Cost

May 30, 2014 |

Designer items are extremely enviable, but can end up costing you more than you can budget. If you shop the traditional way in department stores or boutiques, your bill will be a little more than you can handle. Take it from me! There are plenty of ways to get your designer fix without any of the sticker shock. Follow these tips to get the best prices on your next luxury purchase. Read More

Frugal Fashion: Refresh Your Wardrobe with Secondhand Styles

May 14, 2014 |

With the change in seasons comes the desire to refresh my wardrobe. Being a stay-at-home mom, I do not have a huge budget to be able to put towards this, so recently I have been exploring the comeback of secondhand clothes. There have always been a few second-hand and consignment shops in our area, but with the growing trend of being green, now there are quite a few online sites worth exploring as well. Check out this list of great sites to start your refresh for less. Read More

Frugal Home Decor: The Dos and Don’ts of Shopping IKEA

May 8, 2014 |

If you are lucky enough to live near IKEA, you know that it is so easy to go there looking for a great print to hang in your new apartment and leave there spending way more than you intended. Maybe it is the smell of Swedish meatballs combined with the maze of cleverly designed furniture that hypnotizes shoppers? Whatever it is, if you follow these dos and don’ts of shopping IKEA, you will be well on your way to becoming an IKEA shopping wunderkind!

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Why Shopping With Your Mom (Or Daughter) Is a Good Thing

March 28, 2014 |

It used to be that moms couldn’t even be seen in the mall parking lot with their teens, often doing a drop-off a few blocks away. Now, moms and teens are (gasp!) shopping in some of the same stores and even borrowing items from each other’s closets. Gone are the days when prom dress shopping was a nightmare day in which moms protectively guarded their credit cards, refusing to pay for the “dress” the teen insisted was in style and that her other friends were all allowed to wear. Here’s why this prom dress season you may see moms and teens smiling in stores instead. Read More

Get a Spring Wardrobe Without Spending a Dime

March 26, 2014 |

The weather may be getting warmer (hooray!) but you don't need to break the bank with a new wardrobe for spring. With a little creativity, you can use pieces that you already own to easily transition your look without spending a dime. Read More

More Box for Your Bucks: Subscription Boxes With the Best Value

March 25, 2014 |

Does it seem like the only things that show up in your mailbox these days are bills and catalogs? Make your mail more fun and ship the world to your door with a monthly subscription box. It's a great way to discover products, taste new foods and even educate your kids. Plus they can be a great value. Plenty of companies give their products to subscription boxes as a way to market their business to new audiences. That allows the subscription box companies to stuff each box with products that are worth far more than the cost of the monthly subscription. Check out these five subscription boxes with the best value. Read More