Shop yard sales to decorate your apartment: Furnishing and decorating an apartment is no walk in the park. And if you're on a tight budget, the task is even harder. Before you pull out your hair or start memorizing Ikea's inventory, visit a local yard sale for extremely affordable (even free) home shopping.
Take advantage of scholarships: Scholarships offer a way for you to hit the books (and the parties) for free — or at least way less. But where do you even start the search? In five easy steps, you can ditch the headache and fill that college piggy bank stat.
Give your bedroom a $0 makeover: With a few savvy tips and a little creativity, it's possible to redo your bedroom without spending a penny. A clean sweep, a few clicks on Craigslist, and a little rearranging can easily make your room look like new.
Buy your next big-ticket item at Costco: You may think Costco is only good for bulk items and free samples. But you'd be surprised by the unique buys that are often showcased alongside that megapack of toilet paper . . .
Seek Labor Day discounts: Federal holidays are a good time to take a break (especially if you get a three-day weekend) and get some shopping done. Whether it's to pick up clothing, electronics, or back-to-school items, check out some of the best Labor Day deals to look forward to.
Win the heart of your landlord: We've all had one: the landlord who makes even the simplest of tasks difficult. Turn to your building's management or put it in writing — it will only be a matter of time before your landlord respects your rights and follows through.
Save money on your next road trip: The experience of going on a road trip is often just as exciting as the final destination. With the long holiday weekend ahead, check out these money-saving tips before you hit the road.