General: Saving

5 Ways to Pay Off Student Loans

One thing you never learned in school: how to pay for it. In part two of Real Simple’s get-out-of-debt series, educate yourself on the best ways to reduce, or eliminate, college debt.

10 Ways Color Affects Your Spending

Find out which colors are subconsciously associated with certain feelings, and how that affects how much you spend at the mall.

10 Money-Saving Ideas for a Summer Barbecue

Make your outdoor grilling habit budget-friendly with these 10 easy tips.

Cut Your Dry-Cleaning Bills

Skip the chemical process and try these gentler, less expensive options.

Smart Shopping 101

The expert strategies and information you need to know to make the savviest purchases―of food, makeup, clothing, even home renovations.

Best Sources for Inexpensive Wedding Dresses

If you’re planning a wedding, you probably already know that costs add up—really quickly. But just because you’re sticking to (or stuck with) a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have the dress of your dreams; all it takes is a little extra research, and some insider intel. Our three favorite, unexpected places to look if you’re looking to score a drop-dead gorgeous dress that will still leave you money for your honeymoon? Your favorite retail shops (many go-tos, like J. Crew, have lines on the side specifically designed for brides and bridesmaids), sample sales (thanks to modern technology, you don’t even have to be there in person fighting off other brides-to-be), and resale options (because why should a dress so beautiful only be worn once?). Read on for the options that top our list.

Saving and Budgeting Basics

Learn how to cut expenses and save more than you spend.
 

How to Save Money on Dry-Cleaning

An anonymous dry-cleaning store manager shares the secrets to cutting your dry-cleaning bill.

Money-Saving Holiday Survival Guide

Best days to shop, affordable entertaining ideas, budget travel tips, and more money-saving advice for getting through the holidays with your wallet—and your sanity—intact.

Sneaky Christmas and Holiday Shopping Tips

How merchants get you to (over)spend on holiday gifts.