Hiranmayi Srinivasan

Hiranmayi Srinivasan covers all things personal finance for Real Simple, Health, Parents, and Better Homes & Gardens. She strives to create inclusive content that encourages financial literacy and empowerment. Hiranmayi is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and has experience working in broadcast and digital news. When she's not drinking coffee and writing an article, you can find Hiranmayi binge-watching a TV show, enjoying the California sunshine, or listening to Beyoncé.
Summer's warm weather is ideal for these affordable updates.
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You don't have to spend a fortune to make your kitchen cabinets look good as new. Try these easy, affordable upgrades.
A screened-in porch is a great space to relax and entertain guests in your home. Here's how to build one that's actually affordable.
People are spending more time upgrading and maintaining their homes than ever. But high demand, supply shortages, and delays are making repairs more complicated—and pricier.
Making your kitchen wheelchair accessible doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars. Here are a few budget-friendly improvements you can do right away.
You might be able to write off some of the home improvements you made this year. Here is what experts have to say on how to qualify.
Will the market stay hot or will things cool off? Here are expert projections on the 2022 housing market and real estate trends to watch for.
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Rent prices are increasing across the country. If you're trying to figure out how much rent you can really afford, here are the costs you need to be prepared for.
Figuring out what to pack for your kid's lunch doesn't have to be a hassle. Here are ways to meal prep that will save you time and money on school lunches, according to other parents.
Will the market stay hot or will things cool off? Here are expert projections on the 2022 housing market and real estate trends to watch for.
Rent prices are increasing across the country. If you're trying to figure out how much rent you can really afford, here are the costs you need to be prepared for.
Figuring out what to pack for your kid's lunch doesn't have to be a hassle. Here are ways to meal prep that will save you time and money on school lunches, according to other parents.
Lumber prices have dropped—so if you have home projects to do, now is the time. Here is what experts have to say about how to take advantage of the low prices, and watch to watch out for.
Building a pool deck is a great addition to your backyard—but it can get really expensive. Here's how to cut costs without sacrificing style or quality.
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Use these tips to maximize your food budget with delicious homegrown veggies.
Setting a clear budget for your party and deciding what you can DIY (like decor and food), will save you money so you can throw a backyard party you and your guests will love.
If you have DIY projects planned this summer, you might have to rethink them or get creative to cut costs.