All posts in "Save Money"

New Year … New Parties!

By Kayla / January 4, 2013

Happy New Years! This blog focuses on beauty on a budget, but I want to take a second to address an issue that’s often on my mind: how can I party for an affordable price? After all, there’s no point in investing in cocktail dresses, fake eyelashes and smoky nighttime eyeshadow if you don’t have […]


Save Money on Holiday Cooking

By Kayla / December 22, 2012

Most people associate Thanksgiving with hearty meals (and hefty grocery bills), but holiday cooking doesn’t end there. For many people, December is filled with holiday parties and family get-togethers involving large, home-cooked meals. Unfortunately, holiday cooking costs money. And you’re broke from buying presents. How can you cut down your holiday food bill? #1: Buy […]


Frugal Hack: 10 Tips to Save on Electricity Bills

By Kayla / November 29, 2012

I’ve compiled a list of 10 tips to help you save money on electricity, air-conditioning and heating. 1. Unplug appliances when you’re not using them. Keeping appliances plugged in uses a small amount of energy, often called “phantom” energy. If plugging-and-unplugging five or six appliances is too much work, plug all your appliances into a […]


5 Ways to Save Money

By Kayla / November 10, 2012

Think small. That’s the key lesson when it comes to saving money. You don’t realize how much the little things add up … until you stare at your MasterCard bill, wondering where on earth all those charges came from. Don’t Buy Alcohol at Restaurants: Obviously, avoiding restaurants entirely is a great way to save money. […]


15 Easy Savings Tips

By Kayla / November 9, 2012

In today’s economy, many people find it difficult to save money. Some people have trouble making their pay checks stretch far enough to meet their basic needs. Knowing how much to save is just one way to reach the goal of saving. Cutting down on everyday spending is also an important part of reaching a […]


How Much Does a Baby Cost?

By Kayla / August 20, 2012

Hey ladies — we all know that bundles of joy come with bundles of costs! Just how much does a baby cost? Check out this infographic illustrating the cost of childhood! The most interesting find? Having a child makes your IQ drop 12 points. If you thought watching Barney and Blue’s Clues makes you dumber […]


Best Budget Makeup

By Kayla / May 2, 2012

Don’t worry about spending a fortune trying to look like Gisele … here’s the best budget makeup for a frugal woman who can’t spend her entire paycheck on lipstick. #1: Bronzer A great bronzer adds color to your face and evens your tone. You can skip the primer and powder if you layer nice foundation […]


Check It Out!

By Kayla / April 27, 2012

You write checks all the time … but have you ever wondered where they came from? How did checks develop? How do we collectively entrust millions of dollars to tiny slips of paper? Did you know that the first known checks were used by 3rd-century Persian traders? Later, checks evolved into a payment method used […]


The Cost of Being a Mom

By Kayla / April 25, 2012

Here’s another tribute to all the moms out there: Did you know that there are 5 million stay-at-home moms? 97 percent of all stay-at-home parents are moms (the other 3 percent are dads), and they have a grueling, unpaid job … having a child costs the average college-educated woman ONE MILLION DOLLARS in lifetime potential […]


What Is The American Dream?

By Kayla / April 23, 2012

The American Dream calls for owning a home in a safe neighborhood, raising a family, providing your kids with a good education, and being able to heat and cool your home and own basic appliances like a refrigerator and a washer and dryer. The American Dream says that all people – with hard work and […]

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