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You’re Spending Too Much on Food

How much is too much to spend on food? “Typically, after mortgage or rent, which are fixed costs, most of my clients’ highest monthly expense is food,” says Shannon McLay, author of Train Your Way to Financial Fitness and founder of Next-Gen...

5 Money Traps to Avoid

The last thing I expected as I headed up the freeway from San Diego to Los Angeles was a money trap. Traffic? Yes. Frustration and delays? Naturally. But a money trap? Never. Halfway there I had a choice: jump on a wide-open toll road or sit in a...

10 Internet Habits Costing You Money

We spend a good chunk of our day plugged in. In fact, a study from last year determined that the average American spends 23 hours a week emailing, texting, or using social media. Twenty-three hours is ample time for marketers, advertisers, and...

10 Things to Throw Away Right Now

You don't need to wait until spring cleaning to declutter. In fact, the start of the new year is an even better time to simplify and get rid of things you don't need. "Stuff takes up space and energy in your life," says organizing expert Jennifer...

How to Regift Without Getting Caught

Admit it. You’ve totally taken a present you were just given, gone home, and rewrapped it to give to someone else. More than 75 percent of Americans think regifting is socially acceptable and 42 percent admitted to regifting last year, according...

How to Stock Your Bar Cart

We’re in the full holiday swing, and while some might rent out posh venues for blowout fêtes, or arrange tasting menus at chichi restaurants, there’s no need to drop serious dough to celebrate. Instead, have friends and family over for a good...

Art That Doesn't Cost a Fortune: 50 Prints Under $50

  See those bare walls in your home or office? They’re screaming: Decorate me! I am so sad. One of the best things about our hyperconnected world is that it gives us a chance to discover people, products, and movements that may have been...

Who, What and How Much: Your 2014 Holiday Tipping Guide

During the season of giving, it’s ironic that holiday tipping creates such consternation. What should I give? How much? To whom? What if I mess up by giving cash when I should’ve given cookies, or vice versa? Oy.   “Holiday tipping is fraught...

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