Smart Shopping 101

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

Splurge or Save? The Smartest Beauty Buys

Which products are worth paying more for―and which you should get for a steal.

When Does It Make Sense to Rent, Not Buy?

Experts’ tips on when borrowing might be the best deal―and how much you can save.

10 Ways to Spend Smarter

How to cut corners and live your life on less (without really noticing).

The Best Time of Year to Buy Essentials

Get the best bargains on everything from jeans to swimsuits to furniture with this month-by-month shopping guide.

5 Things to Know About Shopping Sample Sales


Whether you’re buying online or in person, these expert tips will help you spend smarter.


Budget Advice

Create a Master Shopping List

A little work now will save you time down the road.