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Got a Sugar Daddy? Crazy Ways to Pay Off Student Loans

September 1, 2011 | 1

Having trouble making ends meet with your new degree? Or are you looking to get ahead of paying your school loan debts before you graduate? You’re one of millions of recent college graduates and students that have hit the work ... Read More

Unlock Your Child's Inner Musician

August 17, 2011 | 2

Joining a school band or orchestra is a great opportunity for kids to learn basic music and life skills. Though you may be sick of hearing it, by the time your student graduates, there will be many benefits to the endless hours of clarinet squeaking and violin scratching you've endured.Read More

Cheap Date Ideas for the Frugal Minded

July 8, 2011 | 1

In today’s frugal times, it can be difficult to find the scratch it takes to go on a date. Dinners are expensive, gas to get you from Point A to Point B costs an arm and a leg and if ... Read More

Yoga and the Art of Saving Money

July 5, 2011 |

Though the media has periodically painted it as a craze or fad since it became popular in the United States in the 1960s, at this point in time it’s hard to imagine the fitness scene without yoga. Yoga is valued for its ability to help build muscle, add flexibility and reduce stress; it’s even started to creep into body building and aerobic websites. Read More

Paying Too Much for Cable & Internet? Compare Options and Save

June 21, 2011 |

In the past 15 years or so, most of us have switched from dial-up Internet to faster cable broadband Internet access. More people have cable or satellite than ever before. With these changes, the providers have scrambled to keep customers ... Read More

Free Alternatives to Commonly Used Software

June 14, 2011 | 1

If you’ve ever set about a task or started a project to find that your computer is lacking some software to get the job done, you’ve probably tried to identify a free alternative. Some applications are just as good as ... Read More

Demystifying Tablets: Which is Right for You?

May 27, 2011 | 1
Feeling the itch to upgrade the technology we own is a common complaint.  We've owned numerous desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones (then smart phones) and have replaced them periodically with newer, faster models. While we’re excited to see the market that has been born out of the initial iPad craze, the more practical and frugal among us dread the possible lackluster early-market purchase. Tablets are a new commodity that haven't had a lot of time to prove themselves. Everyone from the big dogs like Motorola and Blackberry down to the smaller names like Archos and Viewsonic are making them. How do you know if you need one, and which one should you buy?

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How to Get Sold Out Music Festival Tickets

May 18, 2011 | 1

 

One of the great parts of summer is the plethora of music festivals going on all season long. The downside to these festivals is that the tickets are pricey, and if you’ve procrastinated in buying, you may find the event sold out months in advance. Not all hope is lost, however, as there are a few options out there to help you get tickets even when the event is sold out.

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Google Music is Here: Is It Time to Switch?

May 16, 2011 | 1

After being pushed back for what seems like forever, Google is offering invitations for Google Music. If you’re a current Pandora, iTunes or Amazon devotee, you may be wondering if it’ll be worth the switch, and what it will offer that those services don’t already provide. How will it compete with the current online music provider scene?

Best Summer Digital Camera Buys That Won't Leave You Broke

April 28, 2011 | 1
summer-timeSummer time is on its way, and with it comes the graduations, weddings and vacations that we want to have captured forever. If you’re thinking of keeping costs down by making your 6-megapixel camera from 2004 limp through the summer, it’s a good idea to take a look at what the newer cameras have to offer. A plethora of new camera models were released this spring with new features and at super low prices, often hitting the sale ads of Best Buy and OfficeMax. Read More

Easy Home Fixes for Spring

April 26, 2011 | 2
living-roomWith the arrival of longer days and an increasing amount of green growth outside, for many of us it signals a time to crawl out from under the afghan on the couch and increase our productivity. With warmer temperatures and increased motivation to create a to-do list, it’s a great time to consider a few fixes that improve the look and functionality of your living space while saving money. With a little planning, most of these thrifty tricks can be done with a few items from Home Depot,  thrift stores or with other items already in your home.