Our reporter took the frugal month challenge and saved $328 during February by forgoing haircuts and new clothes and finding free entertainment.
If you're going to be financially successful, there's a good chance you won't be living like everybody else seems to. A personal finance expert says it's simpler to fly your banners high.
Getting to know a potential romantic partner shouldn't break the bank, but how do you plan something budget-friendly that's also fun?
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.
Decluttering can give you some elbow room at home and wiggle room in your budget. Once you've decided what you want to get rid of, though, how do you find buyers?
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.
If you want 2014 to be different, it's a good idea to start by reflecting on how things went during the year that's ending. Here's how to evaluate.
You thought you bagged a great deal on Black Friday, but now the price is even lower. You may be able to get some money back.
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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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Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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