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Kelly Medeiros

After leaving the formal grind of Wall Street to pursue being a mom, Kelly provides a unique perspective on creative ways to live life happily for less.

Latest articles by Kelly Medeiros

The 9 Hidden Costs of Drinking

Drinking isn't cheap, especially if you aren't aware of these nine hidden costs.

101 Ways to Save Money on Clothes

Get smarter about shopping, mending, laundering, and lots more, and you can cut your clothing budget while still looking sharp. Here's how.

30 Meaningful Mother's Day Gifts for Every Budget

Doesn't the woman who gave you life deserve something better than a box of chocolates? These 30 ideas are creative, frugal, and fun to give.

6 Easy Ways to Be More Likable

With these skills, you WILL become more likable (no sucking up required!).

11 Surprising Benefits Of: Chewing Gum

You know chewing gum improves your breath, but it can also improve your teeth, your brain, and much more. Discover how!

10 Super-Cool Ways to Add Hidden Storage to Your Home

If your living space is cluttered and you just don't know where to put everything, try one of these clever ways to keep your stuff out of sight.

9 Wall Street Expressions You Can Use Every Day

Do you speak banker? Now you can, as a former Wall Streeter decodes the lingo of the dollar — so you can bring Wall Street to your street.

12 Things You're Doing Wrong Before Noon (and How to Fix Them)

Good mornings make for better days. Make sure you're avoiding these bad habits in order to develop a healthful, relaxing, and productive morning routine.

30 Awesome Decorating Hacks Anyone Can Do

You don't have to be a crafting superhero to dress up a room — you only need the desire to DIY and this collection of great-looking hacks.

10 Places to Find Cheap, Good-Looking New Furniture

You don't have to dumpster dive or trawl Craigslist to find cheap chairs (or any other furniture). Shop these retailers and buy affordable NEW stuff instead.

8 Surprising Life and Money Lessons from Will Ferrell Movies

Will Ferrell may be an unlikely source of money and life lessons, but his films often turn on key personal finance concepts. Shake and bake!

12 Loyalty Rewards Programs You Didn't Know Existed

You probably already save with your grocery store's loyalty program. Find out where else you can save (as much as 25%!) just by getting a loyalty card.

Make Your Clothing Fit Perfectly With These 10 No-Sew Fixes

Keep your clothes (and your budget) looking better longer with these quick, easy, and inexpensive repairs.

101 Ways to Save Money Around the House

Saving extra dollars around the house is like finding money in the couch — and lots more fun. How much will you find?

50 Fun Things to Do When You're Stuck Inside During Winter

Snowed in or rained out — again? Stave off cabin fever with this collection of creative, fun, and frugal indoor activities.

You Are Too Busy: Stop!

When you're really busy — too busy — everything suffers, including your health and your family life. Slow down so you can keep going.

40 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for $5 or Less

From toys to office supplies, choose the frugal goodies in this guide to fill those stockings with great gifts without busting your holiday budget.

Must-Do Home Maintenance That Saves You Money...and Might Save Your Family

You've probably heard that some home repairs are better investments than others. These will increase your home's value and make it safer for your family.

15 Cheap, Clever, and Attractive Ways to Save on Gift Wrapping Paper

Save some money on gift wrapping supplies this year by looking beyond the store gift wrap display and dressing your gifts in something out of the ordinary.

15 Ways to Give to Charity That Fit a Holiday Budget

Charitable giving can be tough on a tight holiday budget. Allow yourself to give in to the holiday spirit with these low-cost, high-impact charity options.