We're counting down to the new year by taking a look back at the very Best of 2010, and that includes your favorite guides and tips for managing your career and money. Planning a wedding, preparing for a honeymoon, and easing into married life can wreak havoc on a budget and force couples to work together to plan a financial future. Like love and marriage, it's a lot of work. Before you take a trip down the aisle, take a gander at some of SavvySugar readers' favorite tips for planning a wedding and life post the big day.
Spending less than you earn is more important than ever these days, but it's also more difficult with disappearing jobs and slashed salaries. You can work on increasing your income by making extra money outside of your day job with the help of my seven easy ideas on how to generate more cash flow.
Reflecting on the past year also means revisiting our best tips to help you usher in the New Year just a little wiser. So, let's continue our look back at the Best of 2009 with a recap of your favorite lil bits of advice.
Friends and relatives wait and wait for the phone call, email, or text that announces a newborn's birth. And, despite lots of parents knowing the baby's sex in advance and some even choosing their infant's name before the debut, there are plenty of facts that inquiring minds want to know when it's time for the official announcement. Before you announce your new bundle, plan ahead with our guide to eight facts you should include!
Staying on top of your A-game and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can feel like an oxymoron. Most of us experience an uneven pull between our social lives and work commitments, which isn't surprising considering the current economy and fact that employees everywhere are working overtime to show they're an indispensable part of the team. Nevertheless, it's important to establish a healthy harmony between your job and personal life. This doesn't just mean working overtime to please your boss and boyfriend, it means creating a balance of time spent working, playing, and pleasing yourself. Check out our guide to balancing your personal and professional lives — a 2009 favorite — and whip out the scale.
Reflecting on the past year also means revisiting our best tips to help you usher in the new year, just a little wiser. So, let's continue our look back at the Best of 2009 with a recap of your favorite lil bits of advice.
Once you're a parent, you never get the same quality of sleep again. Well, maybe when the kids move out. Whether you are up feeding an infant or keeping your ears open for signs of a restless tot, you've kissed your hours of deep shuteye good-bye. But, there are a few ways mamas with brand new babes can help themselves adjust and deal with sleep deprivation. Brew up a cup of joe and check out our collection of helpful hints for sleep-deprived mamas, so you can get your ZZZZs before New Year's Eve.
Earlier this year, Starbucks invited me to a store to discover the ultimate insider's tips on how to enjoy your Starbucks experience for less. Deanna, the store manager of a local Starbucks, taught me several awesome tricks that can help you get your cuppa joe for less daily. Check them out, save, and caffeinate.
Reflecting on the past year also means revisiting our best tips to help you usher in the New Year, just a little wiser. So, let's continue our look back at the Best of 2009 with a recap of your favorite lil bits of advice.
In this economy, parents-to-be are thinking less about luxurious layettes and more about baby basics. If you're thinking of showering a mama-to-be, think sensible instead of over-the-top and check out our guides for finding incredibly practical baby shower presents. It's the thought that counts after all.
Did 2009 leave you feeling a little stressed? Thought so. Achieve rejuvenation on your next trip, whether it's a long weekend or a little more. No need to dig out your passport for that signature vacation glow; you can get it without leaving the US and while keeping your spending in check. Check out our guide to 10 Rejuvenating and Affordable US Destinations — a 2009 classic — before you plan how you are going to unwind in the new decade.
Tough times have made us all a bit more cautious about whipping out our wallets on a whim. When it comes to spending with discretion, most of us have heightened our priorities about things we think are worth the money and those items or services that are not. Take a look back at the list of worthy investments before we ring in the new year.
Reflecting on the past year also means revisiting our best tips to help you ring in the New Year on a high note. So, let's continue our look back at the Best of 2009 with a recap of your favorite lil bits of advice.
What moms-to-be eat affects their growing babies. While they don't need to consume too many extra calories (300 per day) while pregnant, it's what one puts in her mouth that counts. Expectant women should keep all the vital vitamins and minerals that contribute to their child's development in mind when making meal choices. To make it easy, we rounded up the recommended daily doses and the foods that provide the nourishment into a handy guide so you know how to fuel your pregnant body. Check it out before you reach for another tub of Ben & Jerry's.