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How a Hands-Off Approach Can Save You Money

There are people who shall remain nameless who find it distinctly annoying to walk through a department store — or even a boutique — with me. Why? Because I touch just about everything. I pick things up, slide them across the racks, run the...

Which Warm Weather Wardrobe Trends Are Worth It?

A seemingly innocent trip through the grocery store checkout line can be a recipe for a trend overdose. Aisles of magazines beckon for your attention showcasing seasonal fashions that promise to make you the hippest person in the room. But is...

Make Your Wardrobe Last All Year Long

Even though spring has finally sprung in most parts of the country, I’ve been thinking about fall. In particular, the moment when the temperatures drops enough to justify a cozy cashmere sweater and I get to unearth my winter treasures from out...

Mother’s Day Deals and Steals

It’s less than five days out from Mother’s Day, and you still haven’t found the perfect gift for mom. Full disclosure: I haven’t either. And I don’t want to wait until the end of the week when I’m either shopping in a panic or overpaying for...

7 Uniquely Personal Gifts Under $75

Anyone can buy a gift card, the equivalent of “I have no idea what you want but care enough that you should get something.” But to find the holy grail of giving, the “perfect gift,” the one that makes eyes widen and maybe even tear up, is an art...

3 Steps to Gifting the Perfect Present

Yes, gift-buying and gift-giving can be fraught with anxiety — so much so that it's not uncommon to hear of people who eschew it altogether, even in the face of tremendous societal pressure. But here's a very good reason not to throw up your...

Make Your Wardrobe Work for You

Growing up, my mom made many of my clothes. We’d go to the fabric store together and select patterns and textiles, then she’d measure me and get to work on her sewing machine. She is a skilled seamstress, so the fruits of her labor were beautiful...

6 Solutions for Stress-Inducing Housework

Men and women are increasingly transcending gender roles and expectations in many realms. But the domestic domain — and its related drudgery — still remains an unfairly feminine preoccupation. As one recent Cornell University study concluded,...

Clean Up From Cleaning Out Your Closet

“One person’s trash is another person’s treasure” the saying goes. So why not get cash for those sartorial treasures of yours that were new to you then and can now become “new” to someone else? Recycling fashion is easier than ever — whether you...

11 Best Places to Sell Your Clutter For Cash

Taking out the clutter is part and parcel of spring cleaning. But instead of throwing away your belongings, you should try profiting off your used items while you're at it. Here are some suggestions on where you can unload your stuff for cash. 1....

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