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How to Get Cheap Flower Delivery under $20

How to Get Cheap Flower Delivery under $20

May 22, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Flowers are the perfect way to tell anyone special that you are thinking of them. I am going to give you a few places where you can find cheap flower delivery under $20. Share some love with your friends or send yourself a little present. No one is going to judge you! Read More


Story Thread Preparing For Machu Picchu: Plan Ahead

Preparing For Machu Picchu: Plan Ahead

May 12, 2015 by Jillian Chamberlain

It has been said that, “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer”. As I have been making my way through my early to mid-thirties, this is a philosophy that I have wholeheartedly adopted. I have committed myself to taking at least one trip outside of the US each year. That may sound advantageous (and expensive), but if planned properly, it is completely doable and affordable. Read More


Guide for What to Wear to Prom

Guide for What to Wear to Prom

May 07, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

What does every high school rom-com have in common? The story ends with prom: it used to be a night they said you will remember forever, but now with the help of social media, it is actually a night that essentially cannot be forgotten. You only get one shot at prom, you better be sure you are looking your best! We have some of the best deals from The Tie Bar and Macy's to help you shine at prom! Read More


Build Your Dream Patio On A Budget

Build Your Dream Patio On A Budget

May 04, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Summer is by far my favorite season of the year, and a large part of that is because of the great memories I have spending time outside having barbecues. There is nothing worse than being stuck inside because your backyard isn’t prepped for summertime fun. So stop being that person and get ready for summer with these tips on building the patio of your dream on budget with Bellacor. Read More


Men's Guide To Summer Wedding Attire

Men's Guide To Summer Wedding Attire

April 27, 2015 by Chris Dato

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about summer: The sunshine, the time off, the gauntlet of friends’ and relatives’ nuptial ceremonies… Okay, so that last prospect can seem more like an obligation than a celebration, at least while you are going broke making your wedding wardrobe arrangements. If you have multiple big days to attend this season, it is important to know how to get the most mileage out of your outfits without sacrificing style. Read More


Story Thread A Guide to Summer Travel: Getting There

A Guide to Summer Travel: Getting There

April 24, 2015 by Chris Dato

As we continue on the road to your perfect summer vacation at the perfect price, one of the most significant expenses you will immediately face is the cost of travel. With that in mind, here are some ways to make sure you are getting the best deal no matter how you choose to travel: hitting the open road, taking to the skies, or even setting sail! Read More


Celebrating Mom's Big Day On Any Budget

Celebrating Mom's Big Day On Any Budget

April 23, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

May is just around the corner, and the moms in your life are probably, not so subtly, dropping hints as to what they need or want these days. If any of your moms are like mine, then Mother’s Day is the most important day of the year, and the day’s festivities should be nothing short of amazing. To help you out with that feat, here are some suggestions to fit every budget. Read More


Story Thread A Guide to Summer Travel: Getting Around

A Guide to Summer Travel: Getting Around

April 17, 2015 by Chris Dato

There are ways to save big on every aspect of your travels, and utilizing these tips can make your dream summer vacation be more within your budget than you realized. We are going to explore creative saving solutions for a few of these components of travel, starting with how to get around a foreign city. Read More


Story Thread Diary of An English Major: Ch. 2 Returning to Handwritten Letters

Diary of An English Major: Ch. 2 Returning to Handwritten Letters

April 15, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

As the resident English major, I am back to help keep your writing and grammar skills on track. We started off going over a few simple, yet common mistakes that show up everywhere you look, especially in those pesky little texts. Hopefully you have already started your challenge of using perfect grammar in your text messages for one full week. Read More


Unique Spring Break Vacation Ideas On A Budget

Unique Spring Break Vacation Ideas On A Budget

April 08, 2015 by Chris Dato

After being stuck inside all winter break (Southern California readers excluded), this Spring Break is the perfect opportunity to experience something new no matter what the size of your budget is. Here are some saving tips for whether you decide to explore your own backyard, or see the other side of the world. Read More


Story Thread Diary of An English Major: Ch. 1 Cleaning Up Texting

Diary of An English Major: Ch. 1 Cleaning Up Texting

April 02, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

In a world of lolz, tbhs, and obvis galore, it is a surprise that anyone knows what anybody else is saying these days. Even me, your resident English Major, is guilty of poor grammar here and there. The difference is that I know when I am breaking the rules when most other people do not. Well, for the love of the oxford comma, I am going to get you on my level of grammar nerd status with these tips, tools, and healthy challenges. Read More


Spring Into Seasonal Cleaning

Spring Into Seasonal Cleaning

March 05, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Spring is almost here, despite what the temperatures outside may be telling you. To get ready for the warmer weather, vacations, and eventually school being out, now is the perfect time to get through some spring-cleaning. Instead of getting overwhelmed and giving up before you have even begun, let me help you spring in to action. Read More


[GIVEAWAY] Win the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1

[GIVEAWAY] Win the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1

February 11, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

While others will be doting on their loved ones or appropriately celebrating Singles Awareness Day, I suggest checking out the amazing sales this weekend is offering! To get you savvy savers even more excited about the first big sale of the 2015, we have paired up with our friends at Dell to bring you an unbelievable GIVEAWAY! How do you feel about winning a BRAND NEW Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 with 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-4030U Processor, valued at $499! Read More


Keep Calm and Get Your Cupid On

Keep Calm and Get Your Cupid On

February 05, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Since the days of “he loves me, he loves me not”, flowers have been there for life’s biggest moments. From birthdays to congratulations to moments of need, flower bouquets are a way to show you a little extra love and support. Well, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about what you will be getting that special someone (or someones) in your life. Instead of spending money on things people just don’t need, why not go back to the basics? Read More


Setting the Mood on Valentine's Day

Setting the Mood on Valentine's Day

February 04, 2015 by Chris Dato

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you are hoping Cupid’s arrow will find you this February 14th or you and your sweetheart are Valentine’s Day veterans, one thing is for sure: no one should spend the evening alone. The other thing that I personally believe is that avoiding a broken heart shouldn’t mean breaking the bank. Here are some suggestions for celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget, regardless of your situation. Read More


Valentines Gifts for Him at Every Budget

Valentines Gifts for Him at Every Budget

January 26, 2015 by Chris Dato

As a guy, I am very familiar with the pressure of trying to find the perfect gift for my sweetheart. However, I don’t often give a lot of thought to the challenge that my girlfriend must go through each year, without the classic fallbacks like flowers or stuffed animals to which we boyfriends all to often have to resort. In order to do our part to help, I have put together a list of affordable Valentine’s gifts for guys to fit all budgets. Read More


Save on Your Super Bowl Shindig

Save on Your Super Bowl Shindig

January 19, 2015 by Chris Dato

Regardless of whether you are a hardcore football fanatic all year round or you don’t get involved until it is down to the final two, chances are you already know where you will be enjoying Super Bowl XLIX. Barbecue and beers with family and friends for the big game are, by all measures, an American pastime. What most people don’t realize, however, is how fun and affordable it can be to have the party at your place! Read More


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Pineapple of My Eye

January 12, 2015

Instead of constantly stocking up on cough syrup from the drug store and ingesting possibly harmful chemicals, try going the natural route. Drinking pineapple juice helps soothe throats and expel mucous. Plus it tastes delicious!


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Witchy Situation

January 09, 2015

Shaving can be harsh on the skin, especially in the winter months. If you are having trouble with razor burn, treat your skin with some witch hazel when you get out of the shower. Add it to a soft cloth or pad and coat the areas where irritation is common.


[INFOGRAPHIC] The Game of Savings: The Best Time to Buy Big-Ticket Items

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Game of Savings: The Best Time to Buy Big-Ticket Items

January 08, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

It is a new year, so there is no better time than now to re-invent yourself as a savings savvy individual. Life throws a lot at you, all year round. Do you know what the trends are to buying the big-ticket items that make everyday life possible? Don’t worry if you don’t, the savings experts from PromotionalCodes.com are here to set the record straight and get you winning at the game of savings. Read More


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Oversized Fashion

January 08, 2015

Whether you are in a cold weather environment or just struggle with a cold office, try wearing outfits that are multi-purpose. Purchasing an oversized scarf with keep you warm outside and serve as a blanket while you are inside. This is especially helpful for traveling!


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New Year Food Cleanse

January 07, 2015

The holidays probably meant that you went to the grocery store many times. Instead of going shopping in January, try finishing the food that you may have forgotten you already have and all the leftovers. Think of it as a New Year food cleanse for your wallet.


Steps to Getting Out of Debt in the New Year

Steps to Getting Out of Debt in the New Year

January 05, 2015 by Chris Dato

As a New Year’s resolution, many people vowed to get out of debt or improve their credit in one way or another (myself included). For some of us this means climbing out from under a mountain of debt, while others just want to improve their financial stability. The key to success is to identify the key steps in managing your money better, and to focus on the areas with which you struggle. Here are a few of the essential steps to getting out of debt in the New Year. Read More