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36 Things You Can Share to Save Money

Posted on 4/24/2014 11:00 EST

From Airbnb to RelayRides, "collaborative consumption" is shaking up today's economy. Although the hype has surrounded online networks of strangers sharing rides and residences, consumers can also tap into a close-knit neighborhood, family, or group of friends to help offset the cost of big-ticket items. Thinking creatively about what can be shared can result in a big financial win for everyone involved. Read More

Watch Out for These 5 Scams Targeting Seniors

Posted on 4/23/2014 16:01 EST

Scams that target seniors can be especially profitable for thieves because the elderly often have a lifetime worth of savings squirreled away. The FBI notes that seniors are also vulnerable because their generation was raised to be polite and trusting, and with age taking a toll on memory they often make poor witnesses after the fact. Read More

April 23rd Daily Deals: Home & Garden Deals

Posted on 4/23/2014 14:51 EST

This week's picks for top home & garden deals are a SINGER sewing machine, a Dyson AM01 fan, and a household essentials deal. Read More

The Wealthy Cheapskate: How to Take a Private Jet for Less

Posted on 4/23/2014 12:13 EST

Skip the lines, forget taking off your shoes, and hop aboard your private jet. And now it's time to unbuckle your wallet, regardless whether your thoughts veer towards purchasing one outright or arranging chartered service. Read More

What Kind of Cat Is Cheapest to Own?

Posted on 4/22/2014 12:21 EST

The short answer to the question "which cat breed is the cheapest?" is…a mixed breed. Obviously, that doesn't offer much guidance but it does rule out pure-bred cats. These fancy felines cost more to obtain as well as maintain than the vast majority of mixed breeds. Read More

Does Composting Also Help You Save Money or Only the Environment?

Posted on 4/21/2014 15:54 EST

Compost, often referred to as "black gold" by gardeners, is a soil enhancer that helps plants of all stripes to thrive. Better yet, compost is free and organic, and returns nutrients to the soil. It makes use of yard and food waste that would otherwise go to landfill and becomes a fertilizer that doesn't produce polluted runoff or leach beneficial organisms from the soil. Read More

10 Tips for Doing Disney on a Budget

Posted on 4/21/2014 12:39 EST

A trip to Disneyland (California) or Walt Disney World (Florida), or sailing on a Disney Cruise, is a dream come true for kids. Planning the ultimate family vacation is another story. There are thousands of "tips and tricks" and "secrets" to visiting a Disney property. The challenge is sifting through them and figuring out what actually saves you money and works for your situation. We've assembled 10 best tips that can help you plan your next magical vacation. Read More

April 21st Daily Deals: Technology & Entertainment Deals

Posted on 4/21/2014 10:25 EST

This week's picks for top technology & entertainment deals are a MINI JAMBOX, a Samsung tablet, and a HP touch-screen laptop. Read More

Weekly Update: Best Cheap Streaming Media Players, College Degree for Less, & More

Posted on 4/18/2014 14:01 EST

Easter Sunday and the last days of Passover overlap this year. Settle in with family and watch moving images on the TV screen via a cheap streaming media player. College students can earn a degree for less and save up pennies when printing all those class papers. If self-sufficiency is your thing, consider raising your own chickens for eggs. And frugal dreamers can actualize the fantasy of owning a yacht. Read More

The Wealthy Cheapskate: 5 Luxury Yachts That Are A Total Steal

Posted on 4/17/2014 12:43 EST

Yachts have long been assumed to lie squarely in the opulent domain of the extraordinarily wealthy. The finest luxury yachts, clearly beyond the reach of the average Joe, cost upwards of hundreds of millions of dollars and are best imagined as luxury traveling homes rather than mere boats. But a deal is a bargain at any price point and we identified several sources for yachts on the cheap. (Spoiler alert: that depends on what you mean by "cheap.") Read More

How to Get a College Degree for Less

Posted on 4/16/2014 12:12 EST

With the average cost of a four-year degree tipping past $90,000 for in-state public colleges and nearing $180,000 for private colleges, many would-be students are priced out. Earlier this year the Michigan Legislature introduced a novel plan that would offer college-bound students free tuition in exchange for handing over to the state up to 4 percent of their post-graduation income. For each year spent in school, program participants would be obligated for five years of payments. A similar idea is floating around more than 20 other states. Read More

Is It Cheaper to Buy a Printer or Go to the Copy Shop?

Posted on 4/15/2014 14:03 EST

Whether you have a project that needs to be printed or two tickets to the biggest show in town, access to a reliable printer is a must. But if you use a printer only occasionally, is it worth the space and the expense when you could head to an office supply store instead? Read More

5 Tax Day Freebies and Deals

Posted on 4/15/2014 12:28 EST

Although there is always a glimmer of hope about receiving a refund, the prospect of owing additional state or federal taxes come April 15 is enough to put anyone in a funk. Luckily, Tax Day has a bright side: Several national chains view it like any other holiday, meaning freebies and deals galore if you know where to look. Read More

Is Raising Chickens Cheaper Than Buying Eggs?

Posted on 4/14/2014 11:31 EST

With sustainability gaining a foothold in the popular imagination, raising chickens in the backyard holds a certain appeal. There's the steady supply of fresh eggs from a flock of hens, for one, the natural grooming of the landscape when the brood roams free, and the general thrill that comes with money-saving self-sufficiency. Read More

Weekly Update: Best Cheap Tires, Cheapest Cities, & More

Posted on 4/11/2014 12:21 EST

Warmer temperatures are spreading across the country. It's time to spring-clean your home from top to bottom -- but don't overlook clandestine germ magnets. Offset the financial pain of tax day with a fantastic freebie, or two. Consider attending a concert on the cheap. And if you have family in tow, investigate one of the best cheap cities for raising children. Read More

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