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I Overcame My Money Fears (And So Can You)

Anelle Mensah | Posted 02.25.2014 | Teen
Anelle Mensah

You do not want limitations placed on you when you are starting to gain freedom, but there will be times when they are necessary. After some thought, I arrived on some methods to bring about some ease to this different and, truthfully, somewhat terrifying idea.

Five Ways to Avoid a Financial Hangover This Thanksgiving

Mary Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Money
Mary Johnson

Let's face it, most of us have a bit of a competitive streak and enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes with thinking we're getting a great deal. The onslaught of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other retail-designed "shopping holidays" can work against our better judgment.

9 Tricks To Make Your Clothes Look More Expensive

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 08.01.2013 | Style

For most of us, spending thousands of dollars on our clothes will always be a pipe dream. But that doesn't mean we can't make our high-street items lo...

Costs Everybody Forgets To Budget For

Posted 03.07.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn When budgeting for the year ahead, don't forget these easy-to-overlook expenses. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Face...

How to Eat Healthy Without Blowing Your Budget

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Pavini

This month, many people are evaluating their eating habits and planning menus in order to eat healthier and possibly shed pounds -- but hopefully not dollars. Fortunately, it is possible to make healthy choices that also fit your financial goals.

Have a No-Stress, No-Shopping Holiday

Francine Jay | Posted 01.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Francine Jay

Tired of the stress, clutter, and credit card bills that come with holiday consumerism? Instead of exchanging presents, try something different. You'll both have one less gift to worry about and will save time, money and the planet's resources.

10 Signs You're Not as Rich as You Could Be

Francine Jay | Posted 11.18.2012 | Money
Francine Jay

Are you frustrated with your finances? Drowning in debt? Or just not sure where your money goes each month?

6 Money Mistakes To Avoid In College

tv | Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart The good news about starting college: you have more control over your life! But this power also comes with responsibility, espec...

Less Is More: 15 Pieces of Furniture You May Not Really Need

Francine Jay | Posted 10.02.2012 | Money
Francine Jay

Furniture: it's both a major household expense and a major space-gobbler. The less we need, the less of our hard-earned cash goes to those home décor superstores. So with that in mind, here's 15 pieces of furniture you may be able to do without.

15 Things That Are Worth The Splurge

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Last week's article on items we refuse to spend a lot of money on got us all talking about the economy and how it's affected the way we spend our mone...

13 Items We Refuse To Splurge On

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Money is a hot topic these days. For those of us that are style-obsessed, it can mean a real lifestyle change -- days spent shopping are now spent win...

Consumer Disobedience: Save a Bundle and Stick It to the Man

Francine Jay | Posted 09.01.2012 | Money
Francine Jay

When politicians implore me to go shopping to "improve the economy," I'm inspired to swap, borrow, and make do with what I have. When I hear that more stuff means more happiness, I become that much more passionate about living with less.

Obama's Budget Proposal: Six Lessons for Your Personal Budgeting Strategy

Tim Chen | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Tim Chen

President Obama released his budget proposal for 2013. While you're listening to the media discuss the implications at the federal level, why not take a moment to rethink your own budgeting strategy?

The Importance of a Savings Account

Kevin Yu | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

Too many people underestimate the importance of having a savings account. So why doesn't everyone have an emergency savings fund? The answer is simple: They spend more money than they earn and have trouble living below their means.

Budgeting Tips: De-Stress And Live With Less

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Being on a budget forces not only simplifying life, but also choosing only to invest in those things that have the greatest meaning.

Could You Live Without These 15 Pieces of Furniture?

Francine Jay | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Francine Jay

Furniture: it's both a major household expense and a major space-gobbler. The less we need, the less of our hard-earned cash goes to those home décor superstores. So with that in mind, here's 15 pieces of furniture you may be able to do without.