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Gays, Marriage, and Money

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

Something is wrong when two strangers in Las Vegas can get married by an Elvis impersonator and receive more than 1,100 special government rights, while my partner of 22 years and I get zip.

'Mini' Wal-Marts To Penetrate Metro Markets

walletpop.com | Sarah Coffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Retail giant Wal-Mart is set to open more "mini" stores stocked with cut-priced groceries and core items to lure customers away from no-frills grocery...

5 Ways To Protect Your Bank Account From Thieves

walletpop.com | Geoff Williams | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

Identity thieves are getting smarter and more devious, especially when their victims are affluent. As you may have heard, John Menard, a billionaire h...

Wedding Dresses for Cheap in New York City

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

I grew to love Say Yes to the Dress just as I was in the market for a wedding dress. Here is my Kleinfeld experience along with other options for finding the perfect, affordable wedding dress in New York.

Consumer Power: A Silver Lining in the Supreme Court's Radical Ruling?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

January 21, 2010. A day that makes me feel as though we are living our very own Star Wars Episode 3. For all the wonderful people and places in Washin...

Savvy Santa: Buying Luxury at the Dollar Store?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

If it's more or less the same stuff, why don't we all just shop at the dollar store, especially when it comes to our long holiday shopping lists?

Hulaween: Making New York City a Little More Like Hawaii

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

This Friday, Bette Midler is throwing her annual Hulaween Ball, a lavish Halloween wonderland in the Waldorf Astoria, with a little hula-flavor -- a nod to her Hawaiian roots.

CheapEatery.com: Balanced Meals in NYC for $10 or Less, Wait, What?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Sure, you can grab a hot dog or slice of pizza in New York for cheap, but a balanced meal for $10 or less? In Manhattan?

The New Recruits: Can Capitalism Save the World?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

Social entrepreneurism isn't charity; it's business as usual, tailored to those in high-need, and the subject of an upcoming documentary, The New Recruits: Can Capitalism Save the World?

Spooky Burning Flashlights Unsafe for Halloween

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

Target pulled them from the shelves, but take a good look at this product and make sure you haven't already stockpiled them for Halloween.

Can Conde Nast Cut Costs and Keep the Luster?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

When you're in the business of selling life as it should be lived, like in the movies or, say, in the pages of Vanity Fair, then you've got to keep the dream alive, depression 2.0 be damned.

Obama's Health Care Speech: Best and Worst Moments

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

Best and worst lines of the evening, wonkiest detail, most chilling line, best reference to a meme, worst moment and more.

No Impact Man (and Wife) Discuss the Joys of Their Small Carbon Footprint

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

I recently saw an incredible documentary about a Manhattan couple who lived "no impact" for a year. This means they did all they could to drastically ...

Coolest Find on Craigslist? Mansion Living in Seattle, Just $650/Month

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

When a friend forwarded a Craigslist posting for a 10,000-s.f. mansion on Seattle's Puget Sound, available for rent, the subject line of the e-mail expressed the astonishment of the find: "really, truly, seriously."

The World's Most Hated Blogger

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

Two years ago, it's fair to say, Casey Serin hit bottom. A bottom lower than most of us could go -- a bottom that would make most of us nauseous and curl into fetal position, whimpering.

UC System Hit Hardest When We Need It Most

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking an ax to one of the most prestigious public education institutions in the world.

Dollars & Health: Cashing In On Generics

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Chalupa

Andy Miller, formerly a health care reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has joined Walletpop as a watch dog for all things health care and...

L.E.A.D. Uganda Offers Guilt Free Shopping

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

The non-profit helps AIDS orphans, former child soldiers and laborers become leaders, get a basic education and win scholarships to continue their education at elite institutions.

Bargain Eye for the Laid-Off Guy: Get a GQ Look for Under $50

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

Walletpop.com challenged Marco Liotta to go into Goodwill and put together a sharp interview outfit for under $50. The transformation and tips are a lesson to job-seekers and stylistas everwhere.

15 Years Later, Why Bette Midler Is Still Trying to Save New York

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

There's a strength and purpose to her showgirl style, and for the past 15 years Midler's taken that spirit offstage with a mission: making New York one of the greenest cities in the world.

At the Webby Awards: Can the Internet Revolution end? (No.)

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

The web industry celebrated its stars at the 13th Annual Webby Awards -- the Oscars of the Internet -- and victors were limited to five-word-long acceptance speeches.

Meet the Human I.P.O.

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

K. Michael Merrill is wealth and community personified. In an exclusive post for Walletpop.com, Mikey shares how he "went public" to raise money for various projects and to feel rich everyday.

Seth Green Shares His Secrets of Financial Success as Unbroke Premieres

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

Green compares Unbroke to the Schoolhouse Rock shorts: funny and informative. "I'm concerned for all of America's youth who grew up watching My Super Sweet 16 and Cribs."

Levi's Sports White Knots in Support of Gay Marriage

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

Should businesses take a side in the gay marriage equality debate? Only if they want to be on the right side of history or else it's just bad marketing, and karma.

Ford's Giant Green Leap

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

Given the crisis we face, we should all be driving around in zero-emission vehicles. Forget the flying car and living like the Jetsons! We need cars that don't emit C02, now.