How to Revamp Your Apartment for Less than $50 a Room

How to Revamp Your Apartment for Less than $50 a Room

What does your home decor say about your personal style? Perhaps you've borrowed from your relatives so much that your only hope is to wait for "Florida Retirement Home Chic" to become a thing. Or maybe there's life left in the brightly colored plastic accessories you bought for your first apartment and you're waiting for "Dorm Room Chic" to re-enter the scene.

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Yes, You Really Are Seeing the Same Black Friday Deals Every Year

Yes, You Really Are Seeing the Same Black Friday Deals Every Year

From one year to the next, the bulk of the Black Friday sales are more or less the same as they were the year before. And before you get upset, this is actually not a bad thing—if we know that certain items and categories will be marked down by the same amount every year, it makes it a lot easier to make up a holiday shopping list and realistic budget.

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom (for Under $100)

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom (for Under $100)

My husband and I just bought our first house together, and we're currently in the middle of some serious DIY renovations. Last month I wrote about our kitchen upgrades: we put in some new tile, painted our cabinets and installed some new hardware I scored at Overstock for just $40 total! Next up? The bathrooms.

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I Bought a Mattress Online — And You Should, Too

I Bought a Mattress Online — And You Should, Too

Ten years after buying my pillow-top mattress, a decade of sleep had compressed the fluff into a distinct valley in the center. When I started waking up with back pain and stiffness every morning, prompting some serious side eye from my chiropractor, I knew its days were numbered.

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9 Tips for Negotiating Your Rent

9 Tips for Negotiating Your Rent

If you're a seasoned renter like myself, you've (perhaps literally) been around the block a few times when it comes to seemingly unfair rent prices. Maybe the end of your lease is approaching, and you've just been informed that your rent will go up if you decide to re-sign. Or maybe you're making a move to the other side of town, and the place you've got your heart set on is just a tad overpriced.

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7 Outdated Household Items and Services to Cut From Your Budget Today

7 Outdated Household Items and Services to Cut From Your Budget Today

Times change quickly, and as a result, many of us are still holding onto (and paying for!) antiqued household items and services that we no longer need. 

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5 DIY Kitchen Updates Under $100

5 DIY Kitchen Updates Under $100

My husband and I just purchased our first home, and it's a bit of a fixer-upper. Because we're on a budget, we've been trying to prioritize our home improvement projects and choose which rooms to focus on fixing up first. As the kitchen is, on average, the room that adds the most value to your home, we decided to start with some minor upgrades there, all easy for us to DIY for under $100. 

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12 Money-Saving Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

12 Money-Saving Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing. And thank goodness. Now how are you staying cool through the summer heat?

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This Popular IKEA Dresser is Being Recalled. Here's What to do if You Own One.

This Popular IKEA Dresser is Being Recalled. Here's What to do if You Own One.

IKEA is recalling 29 million MALM dressers due to tip-over safety concerns. Here's everything you need to know in order to get a refund and keep your family safe from future top-heavy furniture accidents. 

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100+ Wedding Registry Freebies Every Engaged Couple Should Know About

100+ Wedding Registry Freebies Every Engaged Couple Should Know About

Getting married is expensive. With the average American wedding clocking in at a hefty $32,641, for many newlyweds, the only light at the end of the financial tunnel comes from the pile of wedding gifts purchased off their carefully-selected registry.

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