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In Efficiencies

A Grown-Up Place

Designer Chad Alan takes you on a step-by-step shopping trip that will help you make your studio apartment more than just one in an Ikea-bedecked million.


Chad Alan

Live Online Discussions

Transcript: Budget Decor

Thursday, April 13 at 1 p.m. ET

Designer Chad Alan takes your questions on finding high-impact, affordable and memorable home decor.

Michelle Singletary

Transcript: Color of Money

Friday, April 14 at 1 p.m. ET

Light on cash? Michelle Singletary can help you find ways to live on a nonprofit salary.

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