My day as a speaker for ALL YOU Magazine





















So, about a year and a half ago I found out about a wonderful magazine, called ALL YOU that is right up my alley — it’s all about savings, and how to live and look fabulous on a dime.  At the time, I wasn’t able to find it on the newsstands here in NYC, so I sent my poor dad on a wild goose chase to find me a copy so I could check it out.  Once in hand, I immediately fell in love with it and hurried to get my own monthly subscription…and have been happy with it ever since.  Well, needless to say, my relationship with the magazine deepened yesterday (well, I was also recently a finalist in their Super Saver Contest) when they invited me to be a guest speaker on a panel yesterday with 4 other lovely women. Here’s a look at our day.




They served us up a REALLY tasty lunch, including; mini burgers (my favorite was this California one with the avocado), grilled shrimp skewers with pineapple, a greek salad, a refreshing summer salad, fruit, cookies, and mini tarts.













I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with four other wonderfully talented “savers,” including (from left to right): Harley Abrevaya of Indigo Fetes, Amee Cantagallo of, Tracy White of American Express Publishing, and a lovely woman named Robin de Masi, who is a mom of two who is presently getting her Masters in Education.








Before the panel discussion we were given the fun task of judging the summer beach finds of some of the ALL YOU employees.  They went out for a couple hours yesterday morning with $50 in hand to see who could come up with the best deal.  From sandwiches and beach chairs to swimsuits and snacks….it was some stiff competition, but we did our best to pick a winner.















I had such a great time sharing my savings advice and talking about my experience with the magazine and all it’s new developments — it was truly an honor to be a part of it all. Be sure to get your copy of ALL YOU.




Frugal-nomics Good Housekeeping Feature

Happy Friday All!

So, as you all know….I just love sharing ways to save money.  In today’s economy — while it may be slowly getting better — everyone welcomes ways to keep a few extra dollars in their pocket.  You may have also seen that I’m a monthly contributor for the popular site,, where I share advice as a Frugal Living Expert.  So with a penchant for spreading the “savings love,” I was extra excited when Manilla approached me to share a few tips the Friday before Christmas in an article called “How to Move Without Going Bankrupt.”

So, if you’re moving or know someone who is….please feel free to read away and share.

Enjoy your weekend! xoxo, Brandhyze