Do Good: Maggie Gyllenhaal Teams Up With Trickle Up

What: The Dark Knight’s femme fatale Maggie Gyllenhaal and Trickle Up have teamed up for one of our fave combinations—fashion and a great cause. In this case, Gyllenhaal tapped New York jewelry design studio TENTHOUSANDTHINGS to design a necklace with proceeds to benefit Trickle Up’s “Seed a Dream” campaign. The Lowdown: The necklace features three […]

Best Scarves on a Budget: Reader Advice

Wait a minute . . . scarves? Sounds a bit wintery, doesn’t it? But we’re not talking grandma-knitted wool mufflers here—we mean something more along the lines of oh, say, Grace Kelly and Jackie O. Scarves, in our humble opinion, are a great style note that can add a little personality to any outfit without […]

Sex and the City Goodies: Win This

Congratulations to Melissa and Amanda, the winners of the Sex and the City Goodies contest! Thanks for reading TBF, and check back for chances to win more great prizes! What: TWO winners will receive DVD’s of Sex and the City: The Essentials (the best of lust, the best of romance, etc), a Sex and the […]

Sweater Pillows: DIY

Most of us have a few old sweaters laying around that either don’t fit or just aren’t attractive to us anymore. Instead of throwing them out, why not give them new life as something else? It’s easy to take an old sweater and turn it into an attractive and useful pillow for the bed, for […]

Decor on the Cheap:

The home and kitchen items at are always affordable and well-made, from brands that we trust. We’ve decided to share our Internet finds with you! Enjoy. The white curved night stand is elegant, simple and matches with loads of other bedroom sets. Made of beechwood, it’s now $49.99, down from $79.00. The Kenroy Home […]

Personal Finance Advice: Switch Banks

Do you ever find yourself wistfully daydreaming about switching your checking account to another bank? Do you figure that there must be a financial institution out there somewhere that doesn’t charge you ridiculous and costly fees all the time? Do you wonder if there might possibly be a bank or credit union somewhere that has […]

EcoStiletto: Website Review

What: The Budget Ecoist takes a look at EcoStiletto, the website that aims to help you bring your footprint from “the size of an Ugg boot to the size of a Manolo”. The Lowdown: EcoStiletto rose from the ashes of, which was shut down after National Geographic punked its co-founders for a perceived conflict […]