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Cheryl Lock

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Cheryl Lock is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in dozens of publications, both in print and online. She was a money editor at Parents magazine before leaving to launch the inaugural parents vertical for the personal finance website Learnvest. You can find other stories of hers online at Money, The Fiscal Times and Business Insider, as well as in magazines like Woman’s Day, Runner’s World and Family Circle. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and daughter.

12 Ways to Save at The Container Store

Personal Finance

12 Ways to Save at The Container Store

12 Ways to Save at The Container Store

The Container Store is the place for organization-lovers to shop for all their bins, baskets and bathroom storage goods. The problem with The Container Store, however, is that once you start shopping there, it can be hard to stop. After all, who’s going to pass up the perfect laundry room drying rack or a garbage... Read More

8 Money Moves to Make Before Baby Arrives

Personal Finance

8 Money Moves to Make Before Baby Arrives

8 Money Moves to Make Before Baby Arrives

If you’re expecting a child, probably the last thing you need is another to-do list, but hear us out. Preparing yourself financially for a baby involves a slew of things. And, while we wouldn’t pretend to know what that means for each individual who is expecting, there definitely are a few major things that, if... Read More

15 Ways to Save at PetSmart

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15 Ways to Save at PetSmart

15 Ways to Save at PetSmart

Pet owners are sure to have their local PetSmart store in heavy rotation on their errands run. If you find yourself consistently walking out of the pet goods store having spent way more money than you expected to on Fido or Mr. Bigglesworth, you could probably stand to use some of these cost-cutting tricks before... Read More

15 Ways to Save at ShopRite

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15 Ways to Save at ShopRite

15 Ways to Save at ShopRite

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Whether you hate grocery shopping or find it incredibly relaxing (seriously, some people do), one thing you’re bound to appreciate is saving at the store. If ShopRite is your go-to grocer, try using some of these tips to cut back on what you spend there. Here are... Read More

14 Ways to Save at Ralph Lauren

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14 Ways to Save at Ralph Lauren

14 Ways to Save at Ralph Lauren

Polo shirts, button downs, florals and cable knit abound at Ralph Lauren, the go-to shop for anyone who loves preppy, classic fashion. With prices on the medium-to-high-end of the spectrum, it helps to find ways to save when shopping here. Here are a few. 1. Start With Sales It doesn’t hurt to start your shopping... Read More

6 Things Everyone Should Be Doing to Build Wealth

Personal Finance

6 Things Everyone Should Be Doing to Build Wealth

6 Things Everyone Should Be Doing to Build Wealth

The idea of “building wealth” isn’t just for rich people. In fact, if the word “wealth” has you envisioning fancy people spending summers in Cinque Terre on their private yachts, it might be time to reconsider what wealth really means. Wealth, in general, can mean ensuring that you have enough to adequately cover what you... Read More

19 Ways to Save at Target

Personal Finance

19 Ways to Save at Target

19 Ways to Save at Target

Target is pretty much the definition of a one-stop shop. Hit up your local store and you could walk away with groceries, your nephew’s birthday present, an ottoman for your living room and dumbbells to keep you fit. And that’s just the beginning. Although the chain has some pretty great prices already, it’s hard to leave... Read More

17 Ways to Save at Lowe’s

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17 Ways to Save at Lowe’s

17 Ways to Save at Lowe’s

Whether you’re finishing your basement, fixing a leaky bathroom faucet or trying your hand at built-in bookshelves for your family room, Lowe’s is your one-stop-shop for all things home improvement related. While it can be super-easy to spend a ton of cash there, it’s also just as easy to save. Here’s how. 1. Wait for... Read More

15 Ways to Save at Crate & Barrel

Personal Finance

15 Ways to Save at Crate & Barrel

15 Ways to Save at Crate & Barrel

Whether you’ve just scored a new abode or you’ve been living in your place for a while and it could use a little updating, Crate & Barrel is a long-standing go-to when it comes to home furnishings. The store sells quality goods, so prices for some items can be on the higher end. Luckily there... Read More

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