5 Ways to Save Big on School Clothes

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We’re counting down to the first day of school with advice from a hand-picked panel of back-to-school experts: All are moms—with kids at every age and stage—who also happen to be pros at saving time, money, and most important of all, sanity.  Today, Crystal Paine from MoneySavingMom.com shares the four best places to find high-quality school clothes for less.  Want to save money on back to school […] MORE >

6 Money-Saving Couponing and DIY Tips from Country Duo Maddie and Tae

Couponing and repurposing old household items to give them new life (and to save money on decorating) probably aren’t the kinds of things that come to mind when you think about the lives of popular music stars. But for Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye of country duo Maddie & Tae, their first few years in Nashville were filled with clipping coupons and doing […] MORE >

10 Ways to Make Fries Without a Single Potato (Hint: Start Stocking Up on Veggies)

While we love a satisfying plate of fries—especially ones slathered in cheese, or, even better cheese and gravy—we know to indulge our greasy-carb cravings sparingly to keep our eating in check. Want to get your fry fix without all the fat? Try one of the veggie fry recipes below: They’re all baked, and all made from some of our favorite vegetables (that aren’t potatoes). Plus, they […] MORE >

10 Creative Ways to Use Fresh Mint

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Just as the world starts to turn its attention toward fall, backyard herb gardens, especially pots or plots of fresh mint, seem to make one final summertime push. If you grow your own mint, you know what I’m talking about—and you probably have more mint leaves than you could ever use. Share the bounty with neighbors, and put what you […] MORE >

Who Pays for What When Kids Go Off to College?

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College prices continue to rise, and sometimes the price you were expecting just isn’t enough to cover everything your child wants to do. LearnVest breaks down the best ways to have a conversation with your kids about what you’re willing to pay for during college—and what you aren’t.  by Emma Miller If you’ve got a kid heading off to college, […] MORE >

8 Surprising Things You Can Get for Free (Like Cooking Classes!)

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If you’re looking to trim your budget without cutting down to the bare necessities, check out these 8 surprising things you can get for free from our friends at DailyWorth.  by Koa Back In our culture of buy, buy, buy, it’s easy to forget that some things in life are still free. And we’re not just talking about fresh air […] MORE >

New Site Will Do the Hard Part of Cleaning Out Your Closet for You

All those new school supplies, clothes and dorm must-haves really add up: According to the NRF, the average family will spend a whopping $630 to get their kids ready to head back to school. Ouch. One of the easiest ways to offset back-to-school shopping costs is to have a big end-of-summer cleaning session and sell your unwanted stuff online. And with eBay’s new eBay Valet consignment service, earning money online from […] MORE >

Free Sample: Garnier Fructis Haircare, Butterfinger at 7-Eleven, Up to 50% Off at Old Navy and More!

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Today in our freebies and deals roundup, nab a free Garnier Fructis haircare sample, a free Butterfinger at 7-Eleven, then score huge deals at Old Navy, Kohl’s, LOFT and more! Today’s Freebies: Free Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Haircare Sample: Fill out the form and receive your sample of the new line of Garnier Fructis haircare. You can also fill out […] MORE >

3 Strategies to Simplify School Lunches

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We’re counting down to the first day of school with advice from a hand-picked panel of back-to-school experts: All are moms—with kids at every age and stage—who also happen to be pros at saving time, money, and most important of all, sanity.  Today, Crystal Paine from MoneySavingMom.com shares how she simplifies school lunch packing using just her freezer, her shopping list, and a bit of advance prep time. […] MORE >

8 Easy DIY Fall Wreaths

Welcome the autumnal season with a pretty DIY fall wreath to display on your front door. All of these fall wreaths are easy to make with materials you probably already have on hand (or even in your backyard!), plus you can customize each to your liking—or even mix and match materials. 1. DIY Burlap Wreath from All You   2. […] MORE >