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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


Revolutionize Your New Year’s Resolution

Revolutionize Your New Year’s Resolution

January 02, 2015 by Chris Dato

The holiday parties are over, the eggnog has been drunk and the fruitcake has been… well, its gone. Now it is time for everyone’s least favorite part of the holiday season (besides the fruitcake), making New Years resolutions. It seems like each year we get so excited at the prospect of starting the new year by making positive changes, only to resign them to the following year two weeks into January. Read More


After Christmas Clearance Deals

After Christmas Clearance Deals

December 29, 2014 by Chris Dato

It’s the week after Christmas, and you are enjoying the spoils of staying on the good list for another year. While admiring your take, shopping is likely the last thing on your mind. However, the week after Christmas is one of the best times of the year to score killer deals on certain items at major retailers, like Target, Macy’s, and Sears. This can really come in handy for those people who you may have overlooked in your Christmas shopping. Read More


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Bold Color Wake Up

January 01, 2015

Need a boost after spending the night out until the early hours of the morning? Always start with a shower and then put on some blush and a bold lipstick to add fresh colors to your face. This will make you look more awake than you probably feel.