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Napa Valley's Hidden Gems: Food, Ambiance, and Architecture

David Code | Posted 12.18.2015 | Travel
David Code

For many people, Napa=Wine. But for us, Napa=food, ambiance, and architecture. You have a lot to look forward to when you visit.

8 Tips to Game Plan a Great Black Friday!

Lora Bumatay | Posted 11.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Lora Bumatay

Look through the ads, make a list of items you want to buy and make a road map of what stores to hit and in what order. Mark down what time each store opens! Make sure you also have all of your store coupons, credit cards, etc.. for more savings!

Making Holidays Bright -- and Affordable

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The winter holidays often have a bad reputation as the most budget-busting time of the year, but with proper planning, they don't have to be.

Prints on Prints

Amor a la Mexicana | Posted 09.11.2015 | Style
Amor a la Mexicana

Anyone else obssessed with animal prints? I could never get enough. This is my favorite print combo. I purchased this cool cow print crossbody last summer, and it's still one of my faves. No matter what I wear it with I always pair it with my super comfy leopard heels.

Lawsuit Against T.J. Maxx Reminds Us 'Compare At' Prices May Not Be What You Think

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Style

One of the most exhilarating aspects of bargain hunting is figuring out just how big of a deal you've scored. So a new lawsuit against T.J. Maxx...

The Truths Every Bargain Hunter Understands

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I was raised to believe I should 'never pay retail.' Stores like Saks and Nordstrom were for other folks. My mother could get the same merchandise for half the price by shopping at discount stores or buying things that were on sale. Seems like a great way to save money, right? Well, not so much.

Chaos in Greece Brings Travel Opportunities Elsewhere in Europe

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
Van Winkle's

If you like bargains and don't mind carrying a fat wad of cash, then by all means take your Greece vacation as planned. But if you're nervous about food shortages, grounded ferries and Marxist uprisings, consider some alternatives.

11 Lessons To Be Learned From A Bargain Hunter

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Style

There is, in the world, a select group of people for whom the mention of a sale is thrilling and exciting. This group of people measure success in sav...

I Am Addicted to Goodwill

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.28.2015 | Style
Sidonie Sawyer

When I moved to the United States, I discovered a gold mine. Several in fact. I was in awe of my revelations -- I could not believe my eyes!

How, When and Where to Shop for Bargains in Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Every time I return from Paris with a suitcase full of clothes and shoes, my friends marvel at how I can afford to shop in Paris. So let me tell you a few of my little secrets. I am not wealthy and I do not spend tons of money when shopping for my clothes.

11 Clever Tips For Bagging a Hotel Bargain | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel

Did you wait until the very last minute to book to try and score a discounted rate? We've all tried one way or another to reduce the cost of hotel accommodation -- it's such a big part of a holiday budget.

Yagana Shah

The Very Best Money-Saving Discounts For Boomers | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

Turning 50 can be scary... besides becoming increasingly worried about your impending empty nest, the uphill battle to defy the effects of gravity, an...

Six Tips to Keep Thrift Bargaining Fun

Dirk Hughes | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Dirk Hughes

Even with this obstacle, here are a few simple tips for both sellers and buyers that can make the bargaining process go more smoothly regardless of your level of involvement. And they will help keep the experience fun as well.

Emma Pulls a "Little Drummer Boy"

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Emma's a poor actress pa rum pa pum pum She has no gift to bring pa rum pa pum pum Emma shows up to Christmas with no gifts. Would you all mind if...

14 Things To Love About Costco

Epicurious | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste

All the things we love about the Seattle-based members-only warehouse club.

The Three "Family Values" Behind Black Friday

Morgan Guyton | Posted 01.29.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

What if we spend Advent lounging around like laid-back country shepherds instead of anxious, competitive Christmas shoppers? It might feel lazy.

10 Tips: Travel Bargains That Aren't Worth It

Fathom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

I've spent the last two years knee-deep in deals and discounts. It's been a travel-heavy trip: I've hopscotched from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul to a luxury outlet mall outside Tokyo. From that journey, both literal and metaphorical, here are my top ten lessons.

Spilled Milk: Where I'll Be Spending the Government Shutdown

William Lucas Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

Who cares if the government's closed when there's a place right down the street that's open from the crack of dawn 'til 9 p.m. and everything's a dollar?

Beautiful Beach Town Bargains for Fall

Budget Travel | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

One of the benefits of hitting the shore in autumn is affordable hotel rates, putting dream destinations like Hilton Head, Montauk, Laguna Beach, and even Nantucket within your reach. Here are our favorite American beach towns with fall rates that say, "Welcome!"

What would you do for cheap airfare?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The future of travel will be filled with steals and deals for a lucky few, but for the rest of us? Not so much. With the busy American Memorial Day holiday weekend just around the corner, many unwitting customers are about to find out just how bad it can get.

PHOTOS: 10 Cheap Things To Do In Singapore

Sanjay Surana | Posted 02.01.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

Budget travelers fear not. In a country where a brand new 2012 Toyota Camry costs $146,000, and million-dollar Ferraris and Lamborghinis are driven on the roads daily, there are plenty of alternatives that won't send your checking account into cardiac arrest.

Drugstore Beauty Bargains: Makeup and Nails Edition

GalTime | Posted 02.16.2013 | Style

The holiday season requires a lot of dressing up, cocktail parties and picture opps. One way to change your look up easily is to update your beauty routine. Lucky for us, that doesn't mean spending a ton of money, as most drugstores carry a wide array of quality products that do the job!

The Ultimate Estate Sale Guide

DIY Life | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

Forget antique stores, eBay or even etsy. One of the best ways to find high-quality vintage furniture, housewares and even china is by going to an est...

20 Life Lessons Learned From Shopping

Lillian Daniel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lillian Daniel

Be grateful for what you have. Sometimes we search for the treasure out there when it is already waiting for us back at home.

Does This Tattoo Make Me Look Like a Bestseller?

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

A couple of years ago, in that rosy flush of a little success, I did something stupid. I promised my husband, myself, a taxi driver and several bemused bystanders that I would get a tattoo.