spending

pets

Adopting a Dog with a Roommate Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

Here’s how to avoid a pet sharing disaster, according to dog owners and experts alike.
Anita Hamilton
4 days ago
VICE Guide to Life

How Not to Use a Credit Card

How much you charge and how vigilant you are about paying your bill can affect everything from whether a landlord will rent to you to how much interest you’ll owe in the future.
Gina Ragusa
9.18.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Make a Food Budget in College

Between studying and partying, it’s easy to forget to set money aside for food. Unless you wanna eat ramen and pizza rolls for the next four years, now’s a perfect time to learn how to budget.
Jubilee Baez
9.17.18
money

The Truth About How Much Happiness Money Can Buy

Yes, money helps you like your life, but how much you enjoy it depends on how you get it and how you spend it.
Paulette Perhach
9.13.18
spending

Don't Buy This: Sell Your Junk Instead of Paying for a Storage Unit

Self storage is a $37 billion industry in the US because most of us just can’t part with our old shot glass collections from college.
Gina Ragusa
9.10.18
spending

How to Find a Therapist You Can Actually Afford

With a single session costing as much as $300 in some cities, mental health care can feel more like a privilege than a right. We asked practitioners and patients alike for tips on how to make it work.
Ilana Novick
9.6.18
spending

Grocery Store or Restaurant? A Simple Rule of Thumb for Buying Your Next Meal

My biggest money weakness is impulse buying prepared food and drinks. Here’s a neat idea for cutting down on these unplanned expenses without cutting out the fun.
Anita Hamilton
8.28.18
spending

Don’t Buy This: Stop Wasting Money on Fancy Body Scrubs

When you're trying to relax, the high price of store-bought body scrubs can make you even more stressed. Here's how to DIY some delicious ones at home using simple household ingredients like brown sugar, salt, and oatmeal.
Gina Ragusa
8.27.18
spending

Have No Shame in Your Product Return Game

There’s nothing wrong with returning a used item if you’re not happy with it.
Anita Hamilton
8.24.18
Love Makes Cents - Created with GEICO

The Best Way to Split the Bills When You Move in Together

Avoid money fights down the line by having a real conversation about your finances and money goals now.
FREE Staff
8.23.18
Love Makes Cents - Created with GEICO

A Great Date Doesn't Have to Cost a Dime

Doing something new and fun with someone can be a lot more entertaining than meeting over yet another cup of coffee.
FREE Staff
8.23.18
Free

How to Find the Best Free Things to Do in a City Near You

From live shows to group hikes, most cities have tons of free activities you can enjoy on your own or with a friend. The trick to finding these freebies is knowing where to look.
Gina Ragusa
8.22.18