Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

28. July 2014 00:00
Sometimes in life, we need to make hard decisions. Any pet parent who has ever had to take a trip to the animal ER knows just how expensive it can be. The daunting task of deciding whether your dog will receive the treatment they need or if you will feed your family next week should not be one you have to face alone. Think about getting pet insurance, which can help you keep your pet happy and healthy, and keep you from going bankrupt in the process. [More]

Planning an Affordable Move

25. July 2014 00:00
In addition to being the season that many of us vacation, the summertime is also popular for moving into a new place. Whether it’s into a house or your very first apartment, moving during the summer can be stressful thanks to the heat and unexpected moving costs. Small items like cardboard boxes and bubble wrap can add up. I once spent close to $100 on moving supplies alone. To ensure you don’t make the same mistakes I did, here are a few tips that will help you keep a little money in your wallet when you plan your next move. [More]

Free & Discounted Beauty Services

24. July 2014 02:37
Unfortunately, when money gets tight one of the first things to suffer can be your beauty routine. While your roots or pores may need some love, it can be expensive to book a day at the spa or salon. Luckily, there are solutions to help you maintain your hair and skin regimen on a budget. Follow along to see how you can get the best deals. [More]

Is Wedding Insurance Worth the Money?

23. July 2014 00:00
Currently, the average wedding costs over $27,000. With that much money on the line, wedding insurance may be a modern necessity. What would you do if your venue suddenly went bankrupt and closed? What happens if the weather doesn't cooperate? What about if your dress is damaged? For many couples, these disasters have become a reality. Follow along to see why you should consider wedding insurance. [More]

The Six Beach & Pool Essentials Your Baby Will Need This Summer

22. July 2014 00:00
It’s official: the beaches and pools are open and waiting for you to visit in style. You’ve got your swimsuit picked out, your summer shades and your little one – now it’s time to head out. But wait, not so fast. Going to the beach with your baby can be fun, but if you are unprepared for your visit, the experience can make you feel like pulling your hair out –trust me, I know. Don’t worry. With the below summer baby essentials for the beach and pool, you will be prepared and will most likely become the idol of your mommy’s group. [More]

Feel-Good Fashion: Save Money While Doing Good

21. July 2014 00:00
For a fierce fashionista, keeping up in the wardrobe wars takes a lot of shopping, which in turn equals spending a lot of money. For those of us not blessed with a trust fund, it can be especially hard to keep our closet up-to-date. Plus, don’t we sometimes feel just the teensiest bit guilty about spending all that money on clothes instead of more worthy causes? Take heart! It is possible to score designer fashions for less and donate money to a good cause at the same time by shopping at the following retailers. [More]

Does Your Beach Bag Have These Five Items?

18. July 2014 00:00
When preparing to go to the beach, we usually make sure that we have the basics. Sunglasses, a beach chair and even your iPod are probably at the top of your checklist. Considering that we are now in a time where social media is a big part of most of our lives, I think it’s safe to say that your beach accessories may need an upgrade. That’s where I come in. I’ve compiled a list of beach items that you will need that you probably never thought to have. Keep reading if you want to be super prepared for your next beach visit. [More]

Maternity Summer Essentials

17. July 2014 00:00
Summer can be rough, especially for pregnant women. Your body is working overtime, you're tired, and you are always hot. Trying to deal with pregnancy and the weather can be quite a feat, but it's definitely possible. Follow these simple tips to help stay cool, comfortable, and stylish. [More]

Hidden Beauty Remedies: Body

16. July 2014 00:00
Sometimes, it feels like the body requires more products than it actually needs. Instead of buying a cabinet full of products, try looking in your kitchen first. You'll be amazed by what these multi-use items can do for your skin. This is the final instalment of a Hidden Beauty Remedies three-part series. Check out our Hidden Beauty Remedies for your hair and face. [More]

Tips & Tricks to Save on Your Reading Addiction

15. July 2014 00:00
My favorite place to go as a young girl was always the bookstore. Surrounded by never-ending aisles of books, I was in heaven. The advent of the digital book only made my reading habit stronger. I didn’t need to go to the library or even get out of bed to start my next adventure. Naturally, this led to some serious spending since all it took was a click of the mouse. Nowadays, I’ve learned the error of my spending ways, and want to let you in on the secret. You can read for free! You’ll never get bored, with thousands of eBook and audiobook options at your fingertips. [More]