Four Ways to Create More Mindfulness at Home for Less Money

Are you the type of person who likes to dream about all the fancy ways you’d upgrade your...

Good Neighbor Next Door Helps Teachers, Police, EMTs Buy Homes

If you’re a law enforcement officer, pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teacher, firefighter or emergency medical services technician, you may...

Debt and Savings Drive the Decision of Renting vs Buying

At the top of the latest housing survey from a Federal Reserve Bank branch sits a cheery headline:...

The Financial Costs and Benefits of Living a Zero Waste Life

Imagine fitting all your trash for the month inside a Mason jar. For many, that seems like an impossible...

These Major Cities Will Make it Hard for Millennials to Buy a Home

Buying a home is like a cultural rite of passage — something we might take for granted when...

This is Your Ultimate Mortgage Loan Documents Checklist

As someone who just closed on his first home, I can tell you the mortgage process was among...

Some of America’s Fastest Growing Cities Are Pretty Affordable

It’s no secret that population growth can be a huge economic driver for U.S. cities. Whether people are moving...

Mortgage Refinancing Saved This Woman $150/Month

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How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe That’ll Save You Time and Money

A few years ago, I decided my closet, budget and morning routine all needed a little TLC. As a...

Here’s How to Save Money on Simple Home Maintenance Costs

I’ve been a renter my entire adult life, but lately I’ve been itching to buy my first home. When...

Include These Supplies in Your Dog Adoption Budget

Adopting a new dog is not a financial endeavor to be taken lightly. For one of my dogs, I’ve spent roughly $10,000 over the course of its life and was admittedly not prepared for...

How One Woman Saves on Eggs by Raising Backyard Chickens

Hurricane Irma was breathing down Penny Hoarder editor Rain Turner’s neck when she loaded up her compact Scion xB with her two teenagers, two small dogs, a 4-foot ball python in a pillowcase and...

From Garage to One of the Top Home Staging Companies: How She Did It

Kristy Anderson spent most of her childhood on the move.She and her mother, Bridget, would often change apartments. And Anderson, in an attempt to make each place feel more like home, would spruce it...

Trulia’s New Tool Could Help Buyers Avoid LGBTQ Discrimination

Buying a home is exciting, but there are a lot of factors to consider before making a final decision on where to live.You need to figure out whether the area has the amenities you’re...

Here’s Why Now is a Good Time to Negotiate Your Rent

Last year, I was driving a three-hour round-trip commute to work. (I know.)But when I finally decided to find a place closer to the office, the reality of a hardcore apartment hunt (and those...

These DIY Slow Feeder Dog Bowls Could Prevent Canine Bloat

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These 8 Affordable Cities Have Low Rental Costs and Lots of Jobs

DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images It’s 2018. New year, new me, right?If that means trying out a new...

Section 8 Housing Will Soon Be Less Restrictive in Some Areas

Low-income families in 23 metro areas across the country will have better chances at finding housing in more affluent neighborhoods in the new year, thanks to a recent federal court ruling.According to the Washington...

Win the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway and Score a House, Car and Cash

Photo courtesy of HGTV/Scripps Networks Interactive What’s the first thing you’d buy if you won...

Zillow Predicts These Home Decor Trends Will Rule in 2018

Well, it’s almost 2018, which means it’s finally time to leave this dumpster fire of a year behind and look forward to new beginnings.For you, that could mean starting a family, seeking new career...

Moving to a New City? Here’s How to Explore Without Overspending

Pauline Bourque, of Montreal, Canada, looks at the building architecture on Central Avenue during a walking tour in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., on Dec. 7, 2017. The tour costs $10 and it can be...

5 Easy Ways to Use the Pantone Color of the Year in Your Home

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Can’t Afford Rent? Folks in 83 of the Biggest U.S. Cities Agree

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. It’s no surprise that in...

On a Budget But Want to Help an Animal in Need? Foster a Dog

Dogs live to impress, to protect, to console and to entertain their human best friends. But unfortunately, more than 3 million of these loving creatures enter U.S. shelters each year.Typically, these dogs are put up...

Internet Prices are Up 12%. Here’s How to Lower Your Bill

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Here’s How We Remodeled Our Entire Bathroom for Under $500 · The Penny Hoarder

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How to Get Some Money Back for the Massive Comcast Outage

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7 Frisky Ways to Save Money on Your Cat’s Necessities

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. When I found my kitty...

What to Do With Pumpkins After Halloween: 21 Fun, Creative Ideas

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. Picking out a potential jack-o’-lantern...

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Easily Make Right Now

Costume parties in and of themselves seem like a great idea. That is, until you realize that you’re about to spend $50+ and countless hours of work on an outfit that you’ll wear once...

Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet vs Ninja: Which Bullet Is Best?

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. Whether you want to start...

How to Ask for a Discount on Monthly Bills: A Step-by-Step Guide

What’s the easiest way to lower your monthly bills?The answer is simple: Ask for it.I know it seems too good to be true. But over the years, I’ve developed a process of regularly contacting...

This Woman’s Cheap Halloween Decorations Cost Her Less Than $50

Kristy Gaunt holding her cat, Lynx, outside of her home in St. Petersburg, Fla., which has been freshly decorated for Halloween. Michael House/The Penny Hoarder ...

Here’s How to Save Energy and Lower Your Power Bill This Fall

BackyardProduction/Getty Images Fall is here.It’s time to embrace sweaters, knee-high boots and pumpkin spice treats.October...

Top Chefs Recommend How to Find the Best Knife Set

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A Free Way to Get Clean Energy

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. Eric Hanson is an avid...

Keep Your Beauty Budget Under Control With This Actor’s Tips

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Here’s How to Clean Your Kitchen Appliances the Right Way

Getting ready to clean your stove? Try using all-purpose cleaner, a toothbrush, a sponge, a cleaning cloth and a toothpick. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder ...

Win This Contest and You’ll Score Free Rent for a Year (Seriously!)

Luke Abrahams/Getty Images I’m not one to really play the lottery, but on occasion, I...

How Dog Insurance Keeps My Retired Race Dog Going

Greyson is a lethargic but loving greyhound/Weimaraner mix, a retired race dog with tattooed ears and a lightning-fast tail. When I rescued him just over five...

Love to Learn New Things? Learn on YouTube With These 8 Channels

You’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating: School is a lot different than it used to be.I’m not talking about walking to school uphill, both ways, through six feet of snow without shoes;...

This ‘Harry Potter’ home collection will make your house feel like Hogwarts

We'd just like to remind everyone that's it's completely acceptable to buy something from the children or teen section, even if you're a full-grown adult. No one will ever know or care.  Harry Potter fandom...

Love Science? Watch These 10 YouTube Science Channels for Free

Science has been the downfall of many a good student. All those formulas and facts can make your head spin. Just keeping track of whether or...

Have Your Backyard Fixed Up on America’s Most Desperate Landscape

Earlier this week, I finally mowed the blanket of weeds grass in my backyard for the first time since moving in five months ago. I know. But...

7 DIY Dog Grooming Tips That Won’t Cost a Ton of Money

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