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Seven Budget-Friendly Fall Fashion Trends (Get Excited!)

by Meredith Lepore July 31, 2015

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Yes, summer is still going strong — and we’re sure you don’t really want to think about throwing on a jacket in a few months (unless it’s a really cute jacket!). That being said, the stores are already starting to lay out their fall fashion, which means it’s time for you to consider planning your […]

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Five Habits Causing You Stress — and How to Break Them

by Ashley Feinstein July 30, 2015

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Raise your hand if by the end of the day you feel spent. Between work, home, and life, the reality is most of us end up running for most of the day. Add in the fact that as women we often have a tough time saying “no” — it’s a recipe for chaos. As Carl […]

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Win a Diamond Necklace, Financial Planning, and Help Girls Worldwide

by Sarah Chang July 29, 2015

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually experience the things you read about in your favorite magazines? This is your chance to buy never-before-offered experiences, specially curated for you! MORE magazine and Meredith Corporation are conducting an exciting program called “Experience MORE!” that offers unique experiences to our readers, such as lunch in NYC […]

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Seven Things You Should Know About Tipping When You Travel

by Katharine Paljug July 22, 2015

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When you travel, few things can make a fun situation turn stressful faster than trying to figure out how to tip the people who serve you. From bellhops to waiters to tour guides, you interact with a lot of people on a single trip. Should you tip them all? How much? And how can you […]

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Eight Ways to Save Money While Eating Out

by Sarah Chang July 16, 2015

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In the last month, how many times would you say you have you gone out to eat, even though you have a refrigerator full of food at home? Once? Twice? Too many to count? Despite the best of intentions (and well thought out meal planning), there are nights when you probably feel too tired, swamped […]

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How to Financially Prepare for an Unexpected Pregnancy

by Catherine Alford July 14, 2015

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If you or anyone you know has ever had an unexpected pregnancy, you know all of the emotions and shock that come with it. It may take a few weeks to get used to the idea of being pregnant. Then you have to tell your family and assess how you will handle this huge change […]

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How I Increased My Income by Becoming My Own Boss

by Melanie Lockert July 13, 2015

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Last year, I took a leap of faith and left my secure job for the uncertain waters of freelancing. Surprisingly, I wasn’t worried. Why? Because I was working at a nonprofit, making roughly $30,000. I had been in that field for practically my entire working life, never making more than $38,000. When I started getting […]

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Nine (Under $20!) Wine Accessories You Need This Summer

by Sarah Chang July 10, 2015

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Wine and summer go hand in hand — there’s nothing better than a cool glass of rosé or white on a hot day. With all those summer parties you’re planning, it’s important to be prepared. We’ve got the accessories that will help you get through the wine — ahem warm — months. So get out […]

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Nine Summer Budget Beauty Finds for Under $15

by Meredith Lepore July 9, 2015

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Summer is all about looking chic. Right? You probably just rolled your eyes. It’s pretty tough to look good when you have to deal with high temperatures, sudden rainstorms, and horrible humidity. Products can help — but you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on items you’ll only use for a few months. We’ll, […]

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How to Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

by Cindy Starke and Liane Rosenberg July 8, 2015

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Forty-three states now require some sort of basic personal finance education in their K-12 curriculum. So why do American high school students continue to score poorly on financial literacy tests? According to the National Financial Educators Council, students aged 15 to 18 averaged a score of 60% from 2012 through March 2015 on a financial […]

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Five Things You Should Check Before Donating to a Charity

by Katharine Paljug July 7, 2015

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When you give to a charity, where does your money actually go? It’s hard to remember to ask that question, especially when you’re face to face with pictures of infant cancer survivors or images of flood-ravaged communities. But no matter how important or impressive a charity sounds, it can still misuse funds. For example, the […]

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10+ Websites to Save You Money on Travel

by Katharine Paljug June 30, 2015

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Planning a vacation this summer? Before you book anything, take some time to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on your travel! We’ve rounded up our 13 favorite websites to help you save money while traveling in style. Airfare Skyscanner lets you look at hundreds of airlines and thousands of flights all at […]

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How To Throw a Summer Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang June 29, 2015

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Summer is officially here as of June 21. It’s time to fire up the grill and soak up sun, suds and fun on the deck or patio! Of course, entertaining can be stressful for some — especially if you’re on a budget. From sides to salads, getting it all together is overwhelming. But now’s not […]

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Nine Ideas For a Fun, Budget-Friendly Staycation

by Melanie Lockert June 26, 2015

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Summer is a great time to get away, soak up the sun and enjoy life. But sometimes life makes vacationing difficult. Not only that, but between flights, hotels, restaurants, and transportation trip expenses can add up quickly. Luckily, there’s an alternative to pricey vacations — and if done right, they can be just as fun. […]

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These New Apps Will Make It Easier To Buy From Brands That Support Women

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss June 25, 2015

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People go out of their way to buy cruelty-free skin products, fair-trade coffee, and free-range chicken. It’s not such a leap to assume they’re also ready and willing to choose businesses based on how they support women. If only they knew which businesses those were. That’s the idea behind two projects getting off the ground […]

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Five Ways To Eat Clean on a Small Budget

by Meredith Lepore June 25, 2015

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If you’re anything like me you’ll blame your lack of buying vegetables and other healthy foods on the fact that it costs a lot to eat really well. There’s a reason Whole Foods is nicknamed Whole Paycheck, after all. But according to celebrity trainer Joey Thurman — a nutrition expert and creator of The Lifestyle […]

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Four Tips to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation

by Kali Hawlk June 23, 2015

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For most of us, it’s tough not to spend extra money when we get it. Maybe you switched jobs and got a significant raise, or enjoyed a nice year-end bonus last winter. You decided you could finally afford a nicer car, even though your current car worked just fine. Or you treated yourself to a […]

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Eight Wedding Gift Hacks (So You Don’t Go Broke This Season)

by Meredith Lepore June 22, 2015

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We’ve all been there. It’s thrilling to hear a good friend announce her engagement. Then the invites the the shower, bachelorette, and destination wedding start rolling in. And all you see are dollar signs. It’s true, weddings have become atrociously expensive. In fact, a survey from American Express found the cost to attend a wedding has increased over […]

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