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9 Fun, Frugal Things to Do This Fall

October 6, 2014 |

There's way more to cheap, fall fun than just jumping into a pile of leaves. Here are ten things that you and your family can enjoy this season that are really cheap—or totally free. Read More

How to Buy Concert Merchandise Any Day

September 18, 2014 |

Your favorite musical artist is finally coming to your local city and what better way to remember what is sure to be a great night than with some merchandise from the concert. Gone are the days when the only options at the merchandise booth were T-shirts, posters, programs and more T-shirts. The options at the show are widespread -- and the options do not end when the show is over either. Thanks to online shopping you can buy concert merch before and after the show, without even buying a concert ticket and even at the same prices as at the show. Read More

Ideas for Cheap Fall Getaways

September 11, 2014 |

The final days of summer are flying by, but that does not mean you have to say goodbye to vacations until next year. Although the hot summer months are the peak vacation times, the cool and crisp fall air can signal a perfect opportunity to plan a final getaway before the holidays get underway and make travel unbearable. In fact, if you are looking for fewer crowds and cheaper prices, fall is a great time of year to take a vacation without emptying your pocketbook. Here are some destinations to consider.

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Mark Your Calendar With These September Freebies

September 1, 2014 |

September is the “sweet spot” between summer vacations and the the holiday hustle. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we've got just a little over a month before the frenzy begins again. But don't panic: there are plenty of opportunities this month to put your wallet away. Here are a few tasty and fun freebies that will help you ease into fall. Read More

Not Just for Car Problems: 100s of Ways to Save with AAA

August 14, 2014 |

A membership with Triple A (or AAA) offers more than just peace of mind on the road. The automobile association is well-known for providing its members with roadside assistance that's available 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Beyond the steering wheel, one of the premium benefits of AAA membership is access to the exclusive deals and discounts you'll find just about anywhere you go. Read More

Beach Day: Summer Fun Without the Splurge

July 10, 2014 |

A day at the beach is the quintessential summer activity. It's a taste of paradise without the splurge of traveling hundreds of miles away. Here are some of my tips for planning a fun and inexpensive family day out in the sun, sand and surf. Read More

3 Ways to Make Your Staycation Feel like a Vacation

June 24, 2014 |

Sometimes, a vacation is just not in the cards. Whether the issue is money, time, or scheduling, vacations do not always come as easy as we wish they did. Despite that, you can make a staycation as memorable as any other vacation. You will be looking at your city with an entirely new perspective after your time vacationing at home. The best part is that you save on those big airfare expenses too! Find out how to make your staycation more than you could have ever imagined. Read More

Weekly Summer Activity Planner: 13 Free Things to Do with the Kids

May 26, 2014 |

There are thirteen weekends that fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day this year (yes, I counted!) That is a lot of family time just waiting to be filled.

Vacations and summer camps can be expensive, but have no fear! There are plenty of exciting, free activities out there that will keep the whole family entertained all summer long. Read More

Take Them Out to the Ballgame: 4 Ways to Save at the Ballpark

April 14, 2014 |

Attention, baseball fans: A fun family outing should not cost an arm and a leg. Before heading to the ballpark this season, consider the following tips for keeping your budget on the ball. Read More

Day-by-Day Deals: Your Daily Shopping Guide

March 5, 2014 |

Did you know that the price you pay for certain commodities can differ from one day to the next? And we’re not talking a few cents here or there. By choosing the right day of the week to buy airline tickets, clothing, gas and other items, you can save 40% or more. Use this guide to plan your shopping for the week. Read More

The Top 5 Flashiest Malls in America

February 19, 2014 |

“I’m going to the mall.” We all say it, but it can mean very different things. Back in the day, many shopping centers were created equal with a long, straight corridor and a small food court at one end. Today, some of America’s malls boast a ridiculous amount of square footage and deliver a wow factor. So much so, that going to the mall can actually mean going on a rollercoaster or going ice-skating.  Read More