Money

These Words Could Help Your House Sell Faster—and for More Money

Words matter, too, when it comes to real estate listings.

Meet the Woman Changing the Plus-Size Clothing Industry

Jodi Arnold had an $8 million eponymous clothing brand sold at Barneys New York and other high-end stores. Then 
a bad economy took it down. She came back stronger, with the plus-size line Eloquii, which had sales of $20 million last year. Arnold, 49, spoke to Real Simple about failure, dreams, and transforming lives—including her own—through fashion.

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.

16 Items to Sell at Your Next Yard Sale

Follow these yard sale pricing guidelines to make sure your stuff moves.

5 Strategies to Eliminate Debt    

Weighed down by credit-card bills? In part three of Real Simple’s get-out-of-debt series, learn insider strategies for zeroing out even a sky-high balance. You owe it to yourself.

14 Weekend Sales You Don’t Want to Miss

It’s late March, which means it’s high time your wardrobe got a spring makeover. Swap long sleeves for short, black for floral, and add a few eye-catching accessories. But don’t even think about spending your whole paycheck—our editors have scoured the sales to bring you the weekend’s best deals. Here, a (big) handful of steals we think are just about impossible to pass up.

Saving and Budgeting Basics

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