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20 Ways to Help You Out When You Desperately Need Money

We’ve all been there. You’re between pay checks, running low on cash and then disaster strikes and you need money–now. Or you get paid on Friday and …

Personal Finance

8 Ways Social Media Tricks You Into Spending More

When it comes to saving money, social media may not be your friend — especially if you're a millennial. Research shows that a whopping 57 percent of …

Frugal Living

These Pantry-Stocking Tips Will Save You Hundreds Of Dollars On Groceries

<i>Melissa Coleman is not a woman of excess. On her blog, The Faux Martha, she shares clean photos of simple meals that happen to be healthy and</i> …

Personal Finance

7 sneaky ways to save money for a house that you've probably never thought of

Buying your first house is the pinnacle of adulthood. But as you’re probably well aware, the road to home ownership isn’t exactly easy to navigate. …

Personal Finance

How to Break Your Comparison Habit, According to a Therapist

There’s a famous 2008 study in which two capuchin monkeys were placed side by side in glass cages and prompted to complete the simple task of handing …

Self-improvement

Taco-Style Zucchini Boats

Heat oven to 400°.<p>Slice zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and some flesh to make zucchini boats with sides about ½ inch thick. Place boats …

Food

If you love staying up late and sleeping in, doing otherwise might actually hurt your health

Here’s one more way our modern sleep schedules might be killing us.<p>Night owls might get a rap for staying up too late watching Netflix or getting lost in meme spirals on the web, but it’s not all fun and games. Study after study shows the later you sleep and rise, the more likely you are to develop …

Sleep

How You Should Declutter Your Home, According To Feng Shui

In feng shui, open space is symbolic of having more. By giving up materialism, we gain the invisible: peace of mind, free time, and breathing space. …

Home Decorating

Tuna Salad in Toasted Wholemeal Pita Pockets

<b>Tuna Salad in Toasted Wholemeal Pita Pockets</b><p>If my kids can eat it without a fork, then you know it’s a winner. Super Simple and yummy, these Tuna …

Healthy Eating

The Expendable Employee

Quite often, I’ll read or hear stories from readers, from friends, and from other online sources that revolve around a company treating an employee …

Employment

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

6 Exercises You Need to Ease Your Pesky Back Pain

Back injuries can seem devastating. We literally <i>put our backs into</i> almost every type of work we do, especially at the gym. Though it may seem like you should stop working out when you have recurring back pain, it's actually the best time to get moving. In fact, the number one prescribed fix for the …

Yoga

My 25 Favorite Money-Saving ‘Life Hacks’

My 11-year-old son loves “life hacks.” It’s become something of a hobby for him as he’s found lists of preteen-appropriate “life hacks” and has been …

Personal Finance

When You Overspend: Five Steps to Recover from a Spending Spree

Have you ever spent more money than you planned? If you’re a human who has had money at any point in your life, the answer is probably “yes.”No …

Personal Finance

12 Key Principles for Financial Success in Today’s World

Whenever a person makes a thoughtful decision, it’s usually based heavily on a set of internal principles, whether that person can spell out those …

Personal Finance

Twenty Frugal Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Bad Place

I’m kind of a cyclical person. I’ll go for a month or two where I just feel great and happy all the time, and then I’ll hit a rough spot where I’m …

Happiness

Personal Finance and Pride

When Sarah and I were shopping for houses, there were some houses that I essentially wouldn’t even look at. I’d look at the picture and then quickly …

LGBTQI

16 Little Frugality Tips That Make a Surprising Difference

So, it’s not a secret to anyone who reads The Simple Dollar that I carry around a pocket notebook and a pen with me most of the time. I use it to jot …

Personal Finance
Frugal Living

21 Quick Ways You Haven’t Tried Yet to Make and Save Money

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Frugal Living

​Dusting Isn't Futile, You're Just Not Doing It Right—Here are Some Dos and Don'ts

Dust, as we somewhat euphemistically know it, is a pretty disturbing amalgamation of pet dander, dirt, soot, hair, pollen, dust mite feces, and other …

Particles

Why the "Target Trick" Could Help Eliminate Junk Drawers from Your Life Entirely — 15 Minute Minimalism

No one can become a devout minimalist—or purge their entire life and home of all unnecessary belongings—in just 15 minutes. But <i>everyone</i> can take a …

Minimalism

Doing This One Small Task Today Will Make Your Bathroom Feel More Organized — 15 Minute Minimalism

No matter how often I "clean" my bathroom, it always <i>feels</i> like there's a mess hiding in the shadows. An undercurrent of disorganization. A collection …

Minimalism

10 Simple Infused Waters That Will Help You Hydrate — H2Whoa

While we all know the importance of drinking plenty of water each day, we also know how hard it can be to do — it's not exactly the most exciting …

Spices

An Official Ranking of the Best Cheeses at Trader Joe’s — Shopping

The last time I went to Trader Joe's, the cashier only said "Oooh, great choice!" about two or three of the dozen-ish items I'd selected, remaining …

Trader Joe's

4 Foolproof Ways to Fit Decluttering Into Your Schedule Today — Spring Cleaning on Your Time

<i>This year, we're on a mission to help you tackle spring cleaning on</i> your<i> time. Each weekday until April 13, we'll guide you through a plan to clean</i> …

DIY

The Small Cleaning Task With a Really Big Impact — Spring Cleaning on Your Time

<i>This year, we're on a mission to help you tackle spring cleaning on</i> your<i> time. Each weekday until April 13, we'll guide you through a plan to clean</i> …

DIY

Your A-to-Z Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist — Spring Clean

With warmer weather comes that itch to clean the heck out of your kitchen! And no wonder — after months of nesting, cooking heavy foods, and eating …

Eating

15 Dirty Spots You Probably Miss When You're Cleaning

You clean your home regularly, making sure the dishes are done, the bathroom is clean and the laundry isn't piling up too much, but even the cleanest …

Coffeemakers

6 Super-Quick Ways to Curb Your Spending & Save More Money

Bad spending habits — we all (well, I'd like to think we all) have them. But whether it's an Amazon addiction, that mid-afternoon coffee habit, or …

Money