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Andrea Karim

I may not have all the right money answers, but I've certainly got enough of the wrong ones to make an educated guess. When I find a good deal or stumble upon a good idea, I will be sure to let you know.

Latest articles by Andrea Karim

How to Brag About Yourself to Employers (Without Sounding Like a Jerk)

If you won't sell yourself to potential employers, who will? Here's how to get over your bashfulness and get the job.

13 Natural and Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Diabetics and non-diabetics alike can take positive steps to control blood sugar levels safely and naturally. Read on to find out what you can do.

Fight the Post-Holiday Blues: 20 Cheap Ways to Make January Special

If you've got the post-holiday blues, don't worry — here are 20 inexpensive ways to make January feel a little bit less blah.

16 Cheap, Low-Cal Condiments to Brighten Up Boring Food

You can keep your food budget slim and make your meals delicious — turn flavorless food into delicacies with these condiments.

7 Ways to Deal With Unwanted Gifts

The holidays are a time for giving...and receiving things you don't want. Here are seven ways to deal with gifts you just won't use.

10 Newborn Costs That Took Me by Surprise

Welcoming a bundle of joy into your home also means welcoming new expenses. Here are 10 you might not have prepared for.

10 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Holiday leftovers are an awesome excuse to get creative in the kitchen. Here are 10 ways to use up that big pot of mashed potatoes.

Trader Joes vs. Costco: What's a Better Place to Shop?

Trader Joe's and Costco: Two great places to buy groceries. But when you want certain items, how do you decide where to go? We've broken it down for you.

Pour-Over Coffee: Better Than Brewed?

Can making your coffee in what looks like a fancy flower vase give you inexpensive, delicious java? Oh, yes. Say hi to pour-over coffee.

Letting Go: 8 Steps to Forgiveness

Overcoming past wrongs and forgiving those who have hurt you can be one of the most difficult things — and one of the most rewarding.

18 Ways to Make Old Things Seem New

Old stuff — we all have so much of it. Whether it's clothing, furniture, or something else, try one of these techniques to make it seem totally new.

How to Give Yourself a Manicure at Home

Manicures can give your nails a polished, professional appearance, but they aren't cheap. Here's how to make your nails look great at home.

Affordable Flowers for Valentine's Day (or Any Day)

Flowers are a lovely, indulgent gift for a loved one, friends, or even yourself — but they can be expensive. Learn how to save on flowers with a little DIY.

How to Go on a Financial Detox

Spending too much? Learn how to perform a deep cleanse of your impulsive money mistakes and find balance in your checkbook.

7 Ways to Remodel Your Bedroom (Without Demolishing a Thing)

You spend roughly 1/3 of your life sleeping, so shouldn’t you do it in a room that contributes to sweet dreams? Spiff up your bedroom with these easy changes.

The Best Cooking Oils: For Your Heart and Wallet

A little bit o' oil can go a long way to making a meal tasty. Find out which cooking oils make the most sense to use in terms of health, taste, and cost.

Why Your Big New Year's Resolutions Are Pointless

Forget about your resolutions; there's no point in making them. Okay, that might be harsh...but they're not a good way to make life changes. Learn why.

From Clutter to Clean: Make Your Desk Awesome

If things feel out of control, you can find your center in an unlikely place — the office. Destress and declutter your life, starting at your desk.

15 Ways to Exercise in Under 5 Minutes

Sometimes, getting a workout in just doesn't fit your schedule. But you can train your muscles to burn fat without a gym membership or any equipment.

The DOs and DON'Ts of Great Hostess Gifts

Whether you're invited to a casual dinner party, a weekend stay, or even a fancy banquet, discover the best ways to say thanks to your host.