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6 Ways To Personalize Your Rental (Without Losing Your Deposit)

Trulia | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Trulia

A little decor won't hurt your security deposit, as long as you play your cards right. Rentals have their virtues: The maintenance isn't your problem, and you can move out without having to find a buyer. Yet a temporary living space can often feel a bit... soulless.

21 Creative Ways to Dress Up Your Windows On a Budget

Hometalk | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Windows without treatments can look a little bare, and all it takes to dress them up is adding curtains, blinds, or maybe even a valance. Here are some awesome, easy, and budget friendly ways you can turn your blank window spaces stylish.

The Budget Bride's Guide to Wedding Bliss

Adiba Nelson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weddings
Adiba Nelson

I am that girl who started planning my wedding three years ago, on Pinterest, while I was dating someone else. Don't judge me, Judgey McJudgerson -- you know you did it too. Heck, you're probably doing it right now.

Illinois' Comptroller Position Gets Exciting for Leslie Munger

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.28.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Earlier this week I wrote that the race for Illinois comptroller might be one of the hottest contests of next year's election. I contrasted the sizzl...

3 DIY Furniture Makeovers That Will Make You Believe In Miracles

This Old House | Posted 08.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

It's amazing what DIYers can do with a bit of paint. These inspirational furniture makeovers will have you out looking for cheap finds at flea markets and yard sales all weekend long!

11 Reasons to Visit India During Monsoon Season!

Alyssa Pinsker | Posted 08.19.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Pinsker

I love traveling in India and I chose to arrive this time during the "monsoon" season, which might sound intimidating to an American, but it is simply...

Create an Epic Family Getaway, No Matter Where You Go

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.19.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Seriously, you make some of the best discoveries when you have no idea where you are. Don't think about that for too long or your head will explode.

8 Things You Never Knew About Debt Financing

Murray Newlands | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Murray Newlands

While you may assume the best and only route to launching and scaling up your startup is through funding from VCs or angels, or maybe even crowdfunding, there is still a lot to be said about debt financing. Yes, the money has to be paid back within a designated amount of time and often with interest.

Alzheimer's and the Media... Follow the Money

Allan S. Vann | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

The media should "follow the money" and shine light on why Alzheimer's research, along with assistance to those who already have Alzheimer's and their caregivers, is not receiving significantly more federal funding.

With No State Budget, Illinois Spending Is Running Amok, Unchecked

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.17.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

House Speaker Michael Madigan last week made a statement that, when examined against recent events in Springfield, says a lot about the state budget s...

How to Go Back-to-School Shopping Without Breaking the Bank

Dustin Jacobs | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents
Dustin Jacobs

Back to school typically means back to spending for most families. Who remembers being a kid and being so excited to go shopping for brand new clothes, shoes, and supplies? Well now that I'm looking back on it I can only imagine what financial stress I put on my parents.

4 Ways To Save On Your Wedding Without Anyone Noticing

Tracie Domino | Posted 08.12.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

For those brides and grooms looking to save anywhere from a couple dollars to a couple thousand dollars, here are my favorite ways to save money on your wedding without any of your guests noticing.

Over 50? Supersize Your Retirement Savings

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Nearly half of households led by individuals or couples aged 55 and older having no retirement savings accounts at all. If this describes your situation, you have a tough problem -- but not an impossible one. The key is getting advice and taking immediate steps to budget, save, spend and invest.

A Hilariously Accurate Depiction Of What Budget Airlines Are Really Like

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel

Travel is stressful. Budget travel is nothing short of a nightmare. Airlines like Frontier and Spirit tout themselves as a cost-efficient way to fly, ...

Friends of Polluters Rack Up More Dirty Votes

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

While the bill has been pulled from the floor for now, you can bet the Dirty Air Villain leadership is already on the lookout for their next opportunity to enact the Big Polluter Agenda.

5 Tips for Saving Money in Grad School

GoGirl Finance | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

One of my biggest concerns was money -- and rightfully so! Going back to school can be incredibly expensive. But I learned that there are some key ways that you can save money and rock your budget as a student.

Forest Service Says Massive Wildfires Are Burning Through Its Budget

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service projects that the cost of fighting wildfires could rise to $1.8 billion in the next decade, reflecting fire sea...

Back to School on a Budget

Julie Cole | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Julie Cole

Back-To-School season is an expensive time for families. With six kids heading off this September, I put all my own tips and tricks in high gear.

Obama Administration Rails Against GOP Bill To Deregulate Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Wednesday came out swinging against a bill that would hold funding for bank regulators hostage by tying it ...

Enabling 'The Martian'

Chris Carberry | Posted 08.05.2015 | Science
Chris Carberry

The Martian has emerged at a significant juncture in our nation's space program. After over 50 years of talking about sending humans to Mars, momentum is finally building for humanity to actually achieve that goal.

Fiscal Ballers 1: Playing Defense on Finance for Those Cursed with Too Much, Too Soon

David Rae | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
David Rae

First in a series. Sure, the hit HBO show Ballers on life after football -- starring none other than a super suave Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson -- is dripping with sex, sun and swag. But the real story behind the story is about finances and the show gets it right on the money.

Back to School: Financial Literacy for Kids

Lule Demmissie | Posted 08.04.2015 | College
Lule Demmissie

As kids are preparing to head back to school, there's one lesson that parents might want to pass on to their children - the value of money. But money can be a touchy subject in many American homes.

GOP Plan To Avoid September Shutdown: We'll Get Back To You Later

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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Make Sure Your Freshman Gets a Money-Smart College Start

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

You've worked to train your children in money management, but college brings a whole new level of financial decision-making and challenges. So before they are off on their own, review these topics to make sure they're ready.

8 Personal Finance Categories to Keep You Focused on the Bigger Picture

Natalie Bacon | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Natalie Bacon

If you're anything like me, you hear advertisements about financial products frequently. I hear ads for everything from banks, to investment products, to retirement accounts, and on and on. Every ad is for something different and it's hard to keep track of it all.