Splurge vs. Steal: Can You Spot the Deal?

End-of-season deals are here–but do you know how to spot the best bargains? To test your shopping IQ, we rounded up some deeply discounted items and paired them with much pricier pieces that look virtually the same. Click through our match-ups to see if you can spot the deal:

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The Dos and Don’ts of Combining Your Finances

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There are few things I hate more than talking about money with my fiance; the topic just brings up so many feelings for both of us. But now that Eric and I are living together and planning a life (and wedding!) together, we've gotten a lot more comfortable with these conversations. Still, there are a... read more

Has Marriage Changed the Way You Spend Your Money?

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When you were single you had no problem splurging every now and then for that "must-have" pair of shoes or last-minute trip with your girlfriends. (You deserved it!) But do you still spend that way now that you're married (or co-habitating)? Check out what a few of our readers had to say... read more

Making Less Than the Guys at Work? Learn How to Get Your Fair Share!

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Think the days of women making less money than men are over? Think again. In cities across the U.S. women are making up to $20,000 less than men working the same number of hours, according to a new report by 24/7Wallstreet.com. (The worst-paying city for women? Provo-Orem, Utah!) What to do if you suspect... read more

10 Genius Beauty Buys Under $20

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Celebrity hair stylists, makeup artists and manicurists are used to making the world a more glamorous place via the Hollywood elite…but hey, they still love a great deal! Check out their picks for new as well as tried-and-true beauty products for under $20  (some under $10!). You’ll find most are available at your local drugstore.... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Avoid Impulse Buys at the Grocery Store

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We've all been there, you go into the grocery store for milk, eggs and $10 and walk out with$50 added to your credit card. Next time, plan your meals for the week before you shop and make a list of ingredients you need. Make sure that the meals have overlapping perishable ingredients so you... read more

Newlywed Tax Hike: Will You Have to Pay More?

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Less than two months from the tax-filing deadline of April 15, the Tax Policy Center has announced changes in tax code that mean you and your spouse could pay more if you earn similar incomes. Spouses who earn vastly different incomes, however, could pay less. Fair? We don't think so. Thanks to January’s... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Emergency Funds

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You and your partner can plan ahead as much as you please, but face it -- neither of you can foresee the future. When it comes to emergency funds, it's always best to save and prepare so if an emergency does strike, both of you aren't left with a dwindling bank... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Cut Out The Cable

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Okay, okay -- we're just as addicted to Mad Men as the next girl; but when it comes to maintaining a budget, cable seems to constantly get in the way. For creative tips on saving cash (without sacrificing Dexter re-runs), we got the lowdown from the Learnvest staff on read more

Would You Make a Bedroom Floor Using 59,670 Pennies? Meet the Couple Who Did.

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A penny saved is a penny earned, but if you're anything like Chicago couple Ryan Lange and Emily Belden, you've turned that coin into some serious creative design. The seemingly frugal duo lined their 234-square-foot bedroom floor with nearly 59,670 pennies -- a renovation project that took four long months to complete. "We... read more
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