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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

Smartphone Wallets: A Shopping Guide

October 4, 2013 |

With Apple announcing the new iPhone 5s and 5c there will likely be another flood of Smartphones entering the market. Streamline your stuff with a Smartphone wallet-- a handy carrying case that corrals your cash, credit cards and your all-important ... Read More

Back to School Deals and Steals

July 23, 2013 |

It may seem a little early for a back to school post, but summer is fleeting! Plus, so many good deals for the season have already started, you might as well start shopping. Here are five deals to catch before ... Read More

Halloween Decor Deals and Steals

October 1, 2012 |

October is here, and that means it's finally time to break out the pumpkins, skulls, and all sorts of spooky stuff! If you're a big Halloween buff, you probably have a few tricks up your sleeve for decorating your home. ... Read More

How to Trade in Your iPad 2 for a New iPad 3

March 1, 2012 |

The next generation of the iPad is expected to make its debut in early March. According to rumors the iPad 3 will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 7. Whether you want to trade in your iPad 2 for the latest model, or you'd like to use this opportunity to snatch up an older model at a deep discount, there is money to be made and saved for Apple fans.

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Generic vs Name Brand: Does It Make a Difference?

September 29, 2011 | 3

Sometimes they're called store brands, others know them as private labels. Whatever you call them, generic products can save you lots of money. According to Harris Interactive, a recent poll shows three in five adults in the US have purchased more generic brands. Those between the ages of 34-45 are the most likely to use this money-saving method with 70% saying they're fine with choosing generics over name brand products. If you're not going generic, emotions could be playing a part. Read More

How to Road Trip on a Budget

August 5, 2011 | 1

If you’ve got a yen to see the open road, sample roadside diner fare like you’ve seen on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, and maybe even get your kicks on Route 66, we’re guessing you’ve got a yen for a road trip. Road trips are fabulously frugal when planned out carefully, but much like any vacation, you’ve got to keep an eagle eye on your wallet or you’ll soon find your budget has run out of gas.

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How to Save Big Bucks on Musical Instruments at Musician's Friend

June 13, 2011 | 1

With summer approaching, many marching bands get a head start on the fall football season by practicing during time off from school. If your son or daughter is in need of a new instrument, there are a variety of ways to save on the big purchase. Even adult musicians can take advantage of bonus discounts. Online retailers, such as Musician's Friend, offer a wide selection of DJ equipment, live recording gear, and accessories that make traveling to a gig much easier.

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Get Fit for Free

June 7, 2011 | 3


Summer’s coming, and there are fewer and fewer days when I can hide under sweaters and pants. Soon, warm weather will be here and it’ll be time for tank tops, shorts and bathing suits. It’s time to get my booty in gear – literally – with some serious workouts. Paying my taxes left me short on cash (thanks Uncle Sam), so I’m turning to my old standby of free workouts ‘til I can head back to the gym. Read More

How to Save on Summer Travel (Without the Burn)

June 6, 2011 | 1

Sure, gas is $4 a gallon and inflation is driving up the cost of everything, but if you’re going to travel this summer by road or air there are plenty of ways to save money.Read More

Things You Never Knew About Memorial Day

May 23, 2011 | 2

Memorial DayMemorial Day is a time to remember those who died serving our country. But did you know that the history of Memorial Day began long ago under a different name? Find interesting facts, trivia, and traditions associated with the special May holiday. You never know, what you learn might surprise you.

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