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Gifts of Love and Hate (Early Edition)

Gifts of Love and Hate (Early Edition)

We’re in the middle of composing our annual Gifts of Love and Hate for the holiday season that we publish in the Huffington Post. You know those gifts you MUST buy, even if you don’t want to buy them— and it’s a pain. We’re going through our archives and thought we’d share of our past faves....
Heel Power. Men Lust after Women, Women Lust after Shoes.

Heel Power. Men Lust after Women, Women Lust after Shoes.

We’ve been thinking about shoes and why we love them. Why is it we have so many pairs and they are all so different? (One might argue that the twelve pair of basic black heels in our closet are all the same, but they’d be missing their complex nuances: the slightly different heel heights, subtly...
How to Save Money at the Supermarket

How to Save Money at the Supermarket

Here are ten simple — and coupon-free — tips to saving at the supermarket. Plan to use the money you save to eat a more healthy diet, by bulking up on whole grains, fresh fruits, veggies and legumes. 1. Look for sale items on end-caps — they’ve been purchased at an advantageous price from the supplier;...

More Ways to Be a B* on a Budget

        You have our book, you bought our hat, now we have another way for you to be a B* on a Budget–a chic black and white tee or sweatshirt! Available in S, M,L , tees for $14.99 and sweatshirts for $19.99.  Click on this link and let us know how many...
Being Fashionable is A Privilege of Living in a Free Society

Being Fashionable is A Privilege of Living in a Free Society

Some things in life are sacred, so we usually make it a rule to avoid mixing religion, politics and fashion. Full burqas, nun habits and total hipster head to toe black uniforms are all equally colorless. We thank the fashion gods that the cold war is over and the grey Soviet bloc look and ubiquitous...
Smart Mama, Smart Money a "Must-Read"

Smart Mama, Smart Money a “Must-Read”

The first review is in for Smart Mama, Smart Money: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids Without Breaking the Bank, and it’s a rave!  In a starred review Publisher’s Weekly  calls it “informative, entertaining, and applicable, this is a must-read for “smart mamas” and papas.” (Read the full review below.)    A Publisher’s Weekly  pick of the week:  Smart Mama, Smart Money: Raising...
Be a B* on a Budget

Be a B* on a Budget

    We’re proud to announce the first edition of our Bitches on a Budget hat is now on sale! Fully adjustable, made of 100% cotton and just $19.95. Write to us at: info@bitchesonabudget.com.        
Unused Gift Cards: Covert 'em or Use 'em!

Unused Gift Cards: Covert ’em or Use ’em!

If you’re like us, squirreled away in the back of your junk drawer are old gift cards. Maybe you got a Burger King gift card from the office secret Santa, but you’re a health food fanatic and that stuff is never crossing your lips. Or you’ve traded the gas-guzzler for a bicycle and have leftover...
Holiday Gifts on a Budget: Support Local Artists

Holiday Gifts on a Budget: Support Local Artists

  It’s that time of year when everyone is rushing around in a gift buying frenzy.  So many presents to give: family, friends, teachers, service providers…so little time…so little inspiration. It’s exhausting and expensive. Our solution? Buying local arts and crafts. Each holiday season at a college near us faculty and students hold a ceramics sale....
Shopping on a Budget

Shopping on a Budget

From the Book Bitches on a Budget   Retailing Lessons Once upon time, before shopping became theater; before our identities were defined by what we wore; before we became alienated from our core values of family, friends, and charity; before we became the buy-buy-buy, need-it-now generation; before shopping became a substitute for other kinds of...
Insurance: The Parachute

Insurance: The Parachute

Insurance is a parachute. If you trip down the stairs, stumble a little, you don’t need it. But if you fall off a cliff? Or the big bad hurricane blows your house down–you’ll be grateful for it. Insurance is not designed to prevent/correct minor problems. It’s designed to keep you from financial ruin.     There...
Groupon in Your Box? Three Rules for Safe Buying

Groupon in Your Box? Three Rules for Safe Buying

We’re here to offer a cautionary tale of what happens when you violate the three basic rules of buying from “The Flash Sale Mob”. Even though we pride ourselves on being smart shoppers, we are not above falling prey to the lure of the “Flash Sale Mob”. In our book, we lump into this category the...