Carrie writes on personal finance, technology, and travel. Her work has appeared in Marin, The Atlantic's CityLab, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, and The Best Women's Travel Writing, Vol 10.
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These homes are as famous as the stars who "lived" in them. And you can live in one, too!
Just because you have zero dollars doesn't mean you can't contribute in other ways. Be thoughtful and kind and they'll always invite you back.
The Instant Pot just may be your perfect solution to easy, multi-purpose meal-making on the cheap.
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Most people use their hard-earned credit card rewards for travel. Here's an idea: Why not give your budget a vacation from holiday shopping?
Nothing says holiday cheer quite like the Christmas spider.
The frugal traveler may want to steer clear of these super pricey holiday hangouts. But go ahead and window shop — it's fun!
Life is full of tough decisions. Like, whether it's better to tap your retirement savings or home equity when you need cash.
Before you travel across the pond, make sure these essentials are purchased and packed.
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When the finance writer offers you all those car deal add-ons, "No" is usually the right answer. Here's one you might say "Yes" to.
Child care is expensive. Ease the burden by making use of one of your employer's tax-advantaged perks.
Ever wonder if you could make a living as an ebook author? Us too! Find out what we learned about it.
Believe it or not, paying someone to buy a car for you probably won't bust your car buying budget.
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