Alyssa Goldman

Bored out of her mind at her parents' Chicagoland home, Alyssa moved to New York to pursue a journalism career. She's proud to call herself a "Queens girl" and loves to tell Manhattanites she lives in a huge apartment that costs less than the shoebox where they're residing.

  • Outdoor

    The Best Cheap Sun Hats for Women, Men, and Children

    Summertime is almost here and it's time to trade in your spring jacket. Ward off sweat and sunburn with a stylish cheap sun hat!

  • Outdoor

    8 Cheap Camping Tips

    Enjoying the great outdoors can be surprisingly expensive! Take some cues from these eight ways to enjoy frugal camping this summer.

  • Frugality

    Dumpster Diving and Freeganism Tips

    Take advantage of the affluence around you and dumpster drive for excellent food and other finds.

  • Kitchen & Food

    6 Cheap and Practical Grilling Accessories

    To make your outdoor cooking experience even more enjoyable, load up with these cheap grilling accessories.

  • Credit Cards

    Reduce Your Credit Card Debt

    Like many Americans, do you have credit card debt? Learn about LearnVest and other helpful tips to reduce the credit card debt in your life.

  • Groceries

    6 Tips for Finding Cheap Organic Food

    No need to cut corners on healthy eating. There are many options for cheap organic food.

  • Fashion

    5 Cheap Swimsuit Websites for Women

    It's almost time to hit the beach! Here are five websites where you can easily grab a bargain on swimwear.

  • Home & Garden

    7 Wacky (But Possible) Repurposing Ideas

    Make Earth Day everyday. Create treasures from trash with these inspiring repurposing ideas!

  • Frugality

    Jean Chatzky of 'Money Matters': Tips For Saving and Planning Ahead

    Jean Chatzky, financial editor of the Today Show and author of seven books, has a few of her best financial tips to share.

  • Retail

    Cyber Monday vs. Black Friday: What to Buy When

    What are the differences and similarities between Black Friday and it's online counterpart, Cyber Monday?

  • Real Estate

    The 5 Must-Dos of Apartment Hunting

    The height of real estate season is underway. If in the market for a new apartment, check out our 5 hunting tips.

  • Retail Man's (Newest) Best Friend

    Meet the "big dog" of price comparison search engines: DogDug, a one-stop source for locating cheap dog supplies, from nail clippers to flea and tick treatment.

  • Holidays

    Go Beyond Socks and Ties With Father's Day Gifts Under $20

    Need frugal inspiration for Father's Day? Check out our favorite top cheap gifts for dad.

  • Apps & Software

    5 Free Travel Apps That Will Save You Money

    A dream vacation could be only an app away. Here's our roundup of the top five free travel apps!

  • Frugality

    Five Realistic Financial New Year's Resolutions

    This year set a New Year's resolution to get your finances back on track.

  • Travel

    6 Tips for Cheap Last-Minute Summer Travel

    There's still time! We have six ideas for last-minute and budget-friendly summer family vacations.

  • Students

    7 Cheap Graduation Gift Ideas

    Join in on the celebration: get a cheap gift for that special grad in your life.

  • Careers

    Best Free Job Search Websites

    Online job postings are the go-to free resource when you're engaged in the hunt, but job search website reviews reveal that the popular sites are not created equal. While each is unique in its own way, our research found that all are imperfect in many of the same, as well as some different, ways. There's no doubt that job search websites can be helpful, and certainly far better than highlighting classified ads in the newspaper. They can only do so much, however, and while scores of users gleefully claim success with the help of these services, the hard work of finding work continues to sit squarely on your shoulders.