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  • The Budget Holiday Shopping Guide

    After Christmas Shopping Tip: Hold the Returns

    So, you’re ready to hit the after-Christmas sales, and just happen to have a gift or two that doesn’t fit or doesn’t fit. As eager as you are to make the switch for something you really love—at a discount, yet—we suggest you hold that thought. Return lines are notoriously long this time of year—nobody’s going [...] Read More

    December 27, 2007 by Angela

  • High vs. Low: Jeans

    Some budget jeans look like budget jeans, but so many others look great that it’s hard to justify spending all that extra dough for a big designer name. Here are two skinny jeans, for example—one is bargain enough that if you love ‘em, you can stock up with more than one pair, while the other [...] Read More

    December 26, 2007 by Angela

  • Guide to Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    Entertaining on a Budget: Let your New Year shine

    Add some shine to your New Year’s Eve party with silver accents. Silver coupled with candles reflects light and adds shimmer, so a little goes a long way. Hostess with the Mostess has some great budget-friendly ideas for creating a spectacular table in silver. Not only does setting your table in silver add pizazz to [...] Read More

    December 26, 2007 by LyzL

  • Fashion + Style

    Yea or Nay: Plates on the Wall

    I’m just going to be honest—I love plates on the wall. I do. I think they are a creative chic way to spice up any living space. The picture above is of a room designed by eco-designer Kelly LaPlante. Her look is bright and clean and modern and even then, there’s room for plates on [...] Read More

    December 26, 2007 by LyzL

  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Website Review: PaperBack Swap

    What: The Budget Ecoist takes a look at the book swap website, Paperback Swap The Lowdown: PaperBack Swap allows members to swap books with one another (not just paperbacks) for the cost of shipping (around $2.00). My girlfriend, a fellow avid reader, told me about this website after I had dropped $70 on the new [...] Read More

    December 26, 2007 by Catherine