Money

How to Survive When Life Gets Pricey

Multiple kids in preschool, a new house with rooms to fill, friends all getting married or turning 50—there are whole life stages when your expenses feel insurmountable. Don’t charge them. Instead, follow these money-stretching strategies so you can enjoy what you’ve got going on.

3 Ways to Replace a Lost or Stolen Gift Card

If a gift card goes missing, does that mean the money on the card is gone forever, too? Not necessarily. Here’s what to do.

8 Credit Card Myths You Probably Believe

Befuddled by the best plastic practices—and all that fine print? In plain English, here’s what you need to know.

You Have 3 Extra Days to File Your Taxes This Year

You'll have an extra weekend to get your taxes in order. 

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.

This New Service Promises Lunch for $5 or Less

And it's from your favorite restaurants, too. 

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.