Our reporter took the frugal month challenge and saved $328 during February by forgoing haircuts and new clothes and finding free entertainment.
Casual dining restaurant chains have jumped on the happy hour train with deals on drinks and snacks -- maybe enough for dinner.
Consider the cost of maintenance and repairs -- and their frequency -- when deciding which car to buy.
Declaring your love with a beautiful bouquet doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.
They HBO show stands in stark contrast to the excess of 'Sex and the City.' Fans of Lena Dunham's show can actually glean some tips for getting by in New York.
Some contracts are costly or difficult to get out of. We focus on three services with contracts that consumers often struggle to end early.
After the holiday extravaganza, take our February challenge and make this month a no-buy month. Purchase only the bare necessities and soon you'll see the savings grow.
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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