In an age where everyone and their grandmother has a blog, it’s easy to forget that running and maintaining a website professionally is work — and can cost beaucoup bucks.
Let’s be honest: budgeting blows. “Saving” money by getting a great bargain is a thrill, but actually moving that money into a high-yield savings account, or seeking the freedom delivered by becoming debt-free (with a nest egg in savings) seems like a chore. At least that’s how I used to feel.
I try really hard not to post all swap, all the time over here at Shoestring, but today I just can’t help myself: I have to share with you this adorable post we curated from items listed on the new Swap.com Market for the Nashville style blog Stella Shops, co-founded by my friend Carla Antonelli (who wrote our
Of course, because The Gumshoes are completely addicted to saving money and saving the planet, we’re constantly reading and connecting with other great magazines, editors, and bloggers out there doing similarly cool things. (At least, we think we’re doing cool things, but we know they are!)
Want to waste people’s time and possibly get a book deal out of it? Just create an online forum where you mock the shit out of something.
Five years after she died, Julia Child is a best-selling author. Her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking is on the New York Times best seller list. One week this past summer, she posthumously sold 22,000 copies. (That’s more sales in one seven day period than were made in any year since the original 1961 publication!)
At Shoestring, we’re all about resourcefulness, and going DIY is the ultimate expression of creativity — with your time, with your talents, and with your cash.
When it comes to finding the best looks for less this fall, Shoestring‘s staffers have our own favorite blogs and websites we follow, and that we wanted to share with you.
Here are Shoestring‘s Top 10 Favorite Frugal Fashion Bloggers, in no particular order, plus their Twitter handles for those who need an up-to-the-minute fix:
As anyone who’s ever spent time in a public school cafeteria knows, status is judged not just by the contents of your lunch box but by the container in which they’re carried.
It seems like only yesterday that people were frightened to shop online. Just a few years later, economists are now not only monitoring Black Friday spending but also Cyber Monday—the Monday right after Thanksgiving, when you’re back in the office, in front of your computer, ignoring deadlines in order to figure out just what to get your sister who has absolutely no taste.