Elizabeth Lang's blog

Best Credit Cards for (New) Parents

Having kids changes your spending habits. Shouldn't your credit card change to match? Here are five smart cards to switch to post-baby.

9 Make-Ahead, Freezable Hot Breakfast Recipes

You can enjoy a hot breakfast without laboring in the kitchen before work — just whip up one of these make-and-freeze breakfasts over the weekend.

How Much It Costs to Own a Dog

If you're thinking about getting a dog or just want to know how much it costs to own one, this post dives into everything you need to know (and then some).

6 Mosquito-Repellent Plants With a Dual Purpose

These inexpensive herbs and flowers can add decoration to your garden and flavor to your meals...and they just happen to deter mosquitoes too!

11 Must-Packs for Your Summer Vacation

Want to save money on your summer trips? Make sure you pack these 11 items (plus, discover a few supposed "must haves" that you should leave at home).

Why I Like Big Banks

Lots of people are ditching their big banks for credit unions — but not this writer. Read on to find out why she loves her big bank.

Cancel Student Loans to Save — and Receive an Interest-Free 120-Day Loan

What's an easy way to have less debt? Return money you don't need. In federal loan lingo, it's called "canceling" your loan, and it can save you a lot.

13 Things to Teach Your Kids About Credit Cards

Credit cards can be dangerous tool in the wrong hands. Educate your kids before they ruin their credit.

35 Resources for Female Entrepreneurs

Starting a business can be daunting, but from nitty-gritty legal advice to inspiration from successful business owners, these resources can help.

Absolut Repurposing: 17 Uses for Vodka

Whether you're in a cleaning pinch or just have extra vodka around, discover how you can use it to remove stains, as part of your beauty routine, and more.

22 Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda

Most of us know that soda isn't good for us, but that doesn't mean we stop drinking it. Here are 22 financial, health, and other reasons to kick the habit.

How to Book an Amazing Cheap Vacation Package

Vacation packages can be one of the best ways to get away on the cheap — if you know the right tricks. Discover how to book a trip you'll love for less.

My Pumpkin Lady’s Secret to Business Success

I've never bought a pie pumpkin before, but I walked away with two this weekend. Learn how the pumpkin lady's method can help your business.

When DIY Car Repair Costs More

If the only reason you are doing certain car repairs yourself is to save money, you may be spending more money than you have to.

Homemade Lotion Recipes

For luscious, organic lotion, making your own is the way to go. Follow these recipes to have some seriously happy, healthy, and moisturized skin.

3 Ways to Prevent Brown Lawn Spots From Dog Urine

Man's best friend can be your lawn's worst enemy. Use these techniques to ensure your pups don't leave marks when marking their territory.

21 Personal Finance Lessons From Harry Potter

Muggles, magic...and money? Discover what Harry Potter's adventures can teach us about personal finance.

4 Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents

When summer hits, the mosquitoes start swarming. Here are several easy, cheap, and chemical-free recipes for making homemade mosquito repellent.

The Best and Worst Nuts, by Nutrition and Price

Nuts are healthy, make easy snacks, and pack a lot of protein. But not all nuts are created equal. Discover the best nuts in terms of cost and health benefits.

Common Household Poisons and How to React

Prevent household poisoning by knowing what's in and around your home and what do to if something happens.