Candle makers, necklace designers and hair bow creators all find a home on Etsy. It’s an online marketplace for handmade crafts and vintage finds launched in 2005 by a Brooklyn team. And in just a few short years it’s become an extremely popular way for people to make money. Last year $180.6 million worth of goods were sold on the site. Want a piece of that pie? We talked to successful Etsy sellers to get tips on how to make extra money on Etsy.
Tornadoes, hurricanes and heat waves can all strike during summer. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for severe weather. Here are some low cost ways to keep you and your family safe from severe weather this summer.
Families all across the country will jump in their cars this summer for memory-making trips. If you don’t want to hear “are we there yet?” for eight hours straight, plan ahead by organizing some free games that will make the expedition more enjoyable for both kids and adults-- because sometimes vacations are more about the journey than the destination.
Plenty of people live like they’re rich, when really they’re just in deep debt. Ever wondered how real millionaires live? Turns out living like you’re rich doesn’t mean driving a fancy car and jetting off to Europe. If you really want to live like you’re rich, follow these eight habits of millionaires.
An offshore oil rig explosion created the largest oil leak and worst environmental disaster in US history. Dozens of dead dolphins and hundreds of dead sea turtles have already been collected within the area of the BP oil leak. As the Gulf coast’s eco-system is put at risk here are some affordable ways you can help clean up the oil spill.
Flea markets can be a bargain hunter’s dream. With a few bucks and some basic haggling skills, you can score treasures and heirlooms you never knew you wanted. Most flea markets run in the spring, summer and fall months, making this prime flea market season. Here are some of the country’s best flea markets.
School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning should stop. Make sure your children put their summer vacation to good use. Take advantage of these free summer learning activities for kids.
Oprah just sat down with the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, in her first interview since the release of a secretly recorded video. Fergie is accused of taking money in exchange for access to her high-powered ex-husband, Prince Andrew. The Duchess told Oprah massive debt pushed her to take money from an undercover reporter. It’s no secret that finances can lead to frustrations and bad decisions. Here’s some advice from the former princess for avoiding the pitfalls of money.
In the market for a used car? You’re not alone. According to Edmunds, consumers bought 36.5 million used cars in 2008. That’s nearly three times the number of new cars purchased. Maybe you’re interested in finding a bargain or maybe you just want to avoid the huge hit in value that new cars take when you drive them off the lot. Either way, here are some tips for getting a great deal on a used car.
Need a reason to love doing your chores? How about focusing on the money you’ll save by doing them? We’ve compiled a list of easy chores that will save you big. Now knocking them off your to-do list will feel even better.
Hitting the beach this summer? Or maybe you’re taking the family on a road trip? Even though summer vacations are often priceless, they can still be pricey. So we wanted to know how you save money on summer vacation. These were the answers you gave us on Twitter and Facebook.
It’s the magical season of beach trips, lightning bugs and watermelon. Schools out, the air conditioning is on and life is good. Celebrate the start of summer by doing something fun. And thankfully, kicking off summer can also be done affordably!
Mark the unofficial beginning of summer by inviting over friends and firing up the grill. Fill this three-day weekend with food and fun. With these helpful tips you’ll be able to kick off summer with a Memorial Day barbeque that won’t cut into your summer vacation budget.
Not enough dollars for Dior, but still want to dress like Carrie Bradshaw? With Sex and the City 2 hitting theaters soon, you may be inspired to ramp up your wardrobe. Even if you haven’t got the funds for big designers you can still have Sex and the City style on a budget.
Lots of airlines are upping their fees and charging for things you never used to pay for. Just in time for summer vacation, here’s a look at airline fees. Now you can budget for those extra expenses.
This summer, you'll probably spend lots of time outside. But while you are enjoying the summer sun make sure your skin is protected. Stock up on sunscreen and other products that keep skin safe with these money-saving deals.
Break out the barbeque. Shine up your skewers. And prepare your patties. Grilling season has arrived. Even if you’ve got filet mignon taste buds on a hot dog budget, you can still find affordable meat for grilling. So go ahead, buy some bags of charcoal or prep the propane tank because with these meat deals your grill will be getting a lot of use this summer.
The Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes and Noble Nook: there are lots of eBook formats available. And as this evolving technology picks up the pace, lots of people are looking for low cost reading material. Here are some tips for where to find free eBooks.
Young people are notorious for making money mistakes. So we asked you on Facebook and Twitter to share your wisdom with today’s high school and college grads. Here’s your best money advice for graduates.
Marking Memorial Day with a fun activity doesn’t have to mean starting summer off with a spend-fest. Cities across the US will be holding special events and offering free festivities. Make sure this long weekend is jam packed with friends, family and food with these cheap Memorial Day activities.
You may not realize it, but you are probably passing up hundreds of dollars worth of freebies all because you failed to do one thing: ask. There are places you likely frequent on a regular basis that are handing out freebies every single day, but only to those who request them. Here are some of the best places to ask for freebies.
It’s time for tossing those tassel-topped graduation caps into the air and celebrating the start of something new. Whether you’re looking for a graduation gift for someone who’s wrapping up high school or for a college student now entering the real world, you’re probably looking for something that’s just as affordable as it is meaningful. Here are some ideas for affordable gifts for graduates.
There’s no more hiding under bulky sweaters and scarves. Warmer weather is here which means swimsuit season is about to arrive...! Lots of us put on a few pounds over the winter months. But now is the time to get a beach body and with these tips you can do it without spending much money.
Now you’ve done it. Mother’s Day is approaching faster than Larry King’s next divorce and you’ve got nothing. Thankfully you do have us and our creative ideas for homemade gifts. Now get cracking on these Mother’s Day crafts.
For some people, summer is about getting the best tan, but for others, it’s about getting the best job. If making the most out of your summer means making the most money, we’ve got some helpful tips for landing a summer job.
Summer vacations are one of life’s greatest pleasures. But when you add on airfare, food, and accommodations, summer vacations can also become one of life’s greatest expenses. Before you cancel your trip due to budget constraints, consider some hotel alternatives that will cut summer vacation costs significantly.
Whether you failed math or aced it, online calculators can be a big help for solving some of life’s biggest money equations. Not only will some of your biggest personal finance questions be answered (like how much you need to be setting aside every month for retirement) but you won’t have to spend any money figuring it out. Here are six online calculators that will help you crunch important numbers.
She was there for you during your cute phase...and your dorky phase. She loved you when you were sweet, and even when you were a brat. Your mom has been there through all of life’s stages and she deserves something nice for sticking in there. Here are ten fab and frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Cinco de Mayo, which translates into 5th of May, is a Mexican celebration that marks the victory of the Mexican militia at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. And it’s also a great reason to plan a fiesta! Here are some tips for throwing a Cinco de Mayo party for less than the cost of two tickets to the movies.
Are you taking advantage of all that your city has to offer? Chances are you pay property tax or local sales tax which goes towards things like road projects, schools and the police force. But there are probably lots of other freebies your city provides. Check into whether your city has these perks.
iPads are popular gifts this year and Best Buy has them in stock and ready to go out the door. Surprise those lucky recipients this year and get a little something in return, because Best Buy is giving away free $50 gift cards with select iPad 2 models with Wi-Fi. Simply add the eligible iPad to your cart to automatically get the card. Act soon, this offers ending is unknown.
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