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11 Red Carpet Looks for Less

Posted on 3/27/2015 12:01 EST

Awards season has ended, but that doesn't stop our obsession with the most glamorous red carpet looks. Whether it was the Grammy Awards or the Academy Awards, celebrities paraded down the runway decked out in custom designer dresses, jumpsuits, and even corsets. Outfit envy? Cheapism.com located 11 bargain alternatives -- all costing less than $30 -- to this season's top ensembles, including Iggy Azalea's royal blue cutout and Taylor Swift's high-low turquoise gown. Read More

Buy These 14 Things Second-Hand and Save

Posted on 3/27/2015 8:30 EST

Spring is in the air and people are starting to feel the urge to clean up and clean out the winter clutter. That means garage sales are popping up and local thrift stores will be brimming with gently used items that may be your next big treasure. Before diving headlong into second-hand shopping, peruse Cheapism.com's guide to the best things to buy at the local thrift store. Read More

5 Tips for Getting a Good Deal on a Car

Posted on 3/26/2015 9:35 EST

The Internet has changed the car-buying process. Thanks to websites like AutoTrader and Craigslist, shoppers can peruse new and used vehicles all over the country from the comfort of their living room. Wholesale and retail pricing information is readily available, making it easier to negotiate a good deal. And new web-based services help take the aggravation and uncertainty out of buying a car. Here are five tips for how to save when buying a new or used car. Read More

15 Tasty Appetizers for Less

Posted on 3/26/2015 8:46 EST

Whether you are having a formal dinner party or just a casual meal, it's important to start things off right. Fine cheeses and store-bought delicacies are delicious but expensive, especially when there are a lot of mouths to feed. Cheapism.com rounded up some inexpensive appetizers that are just as tasty, offering everything from light and healthy treats to indulgent classics. Read More

10 Ways to Cut Costs on a Kid's Birthday Party

Posted on 3/25/2015 9:33 EST

If you've ever seen the MTV show "My Super Sweet 16," then you know about the parents who spare no expense to indulge their child's every desire for one birthday party extravaganza. Judging from our research, this kind of out-of-control spending doesn't break out just for the Sweet 16, but for every birthday party leading up to it. We've read about a themed birthday party for a child turning five that included pony rides, a rented merry-go-round, giant inflatables, hired magicians, and, well, more, for a final tab in the neighborhood of $6,000. Frugal parents, unite. Read More

10 Cheap Family Summer Vacations

Posted on 3/25/2015 8:54 EST

Summer is prime time for a family getaway. If you're concerned about costs, now's the moment to start planning a fun summer vacation that fits your budget. Whether your family enjoys the great outdoors or prefers the air-conditioned indoors, we've got you covered with a list of 10 cheap summer family vacations. Read More

Prepping for Prom on a Budget

Posted on 3/25/2015 8:14 EST

Prom is supposed to be a night for creating lasting memories, not a lasting dent in your wallet. Last year families with teenagers spent nearly $1,000 on that magical night, according to a survey by Visa, Inc. But savvy parents can send their teens to prom in style for a whole lot less. Read More

10 Healthy Snacks You Can Make at Home for Less

Posted on 3/24/2015 12:46 EST

Most of us need some snacks to get through the day, but packaged snacks can be expensive and high in calories. Making healthy snacks at home cuts down on both calories and cost. Cheapism.com serves up 10 homemade snack ideas that are inexpensive and good for your health. Read More

Tallyho! 12 Tips for an Affordable Safari

Posted on 3/24/2015 9:30 EST

Many travelers dream of venturing across the African plain to see rare wildlife up close. For most people who manage to make the trip, going on safari is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and an expensive one at that, with prices easily approaching $1,000 per person per night. But there are ways to go on a safari without spending a lot of money. By using these tips and with a bit of focused research, a budget safari is well within reach. Read More

What to Buy in April

Posted on 3/24/2015 8:36 EST

It's officially spring and retailers are preparing for warm weather and hotter sales. In April you'll find deals on everything from travel to jewelry, as well as some left-over March deals on winter items. Although the selection will be even slimmer on last season's goods, prices may be deeply discounted. There are a few don't bother buys this upcoming month as well. Check them all out here: Read More

15 Homemade Vegan Meals Under $4

Posted on 3/23/2015 10:10 EST

With heightened awareness about obesity and weight-related illness and the sourcing and production of animal products for human use, veganism is attracting a growing horde of adherents. Being vegan means eliminating all animal products from your diet and lifestyle. And with so many alternatives to forbidden foods like milk, bacon, and eggs, it's possible to be vegan without feeling deprived. The problem: Meat and dairy substitutes can be quite costly. Cheapism.com pulled together 15 meal ideas that make veganism easy, tasty and incredibly cost effective. Read More

15 Cute Kids' Outfits for Spring Under $10

Posted on 3/23/2015 9:25 EST

Warm weather is ahead and there's no doubt last year's spring outfits won't be fitting your ever-growing youngsters this year. There's no need to spend a bundle updating your kids' wardrobes for the season -- after all, they won't be wearing them come next spring. Cheapism.com searched for money-saving clothing deals for the warming weather. Read More

10 Last Minute Spring Break Ideas

Posted on 3/23/2015 8:42 EST

It's probably too late to book a cheap flight to Cancun, but you don't have to travel to the Caribbean to have fun this spring. Here are a few budget-friendly ideas to help you make the most of spring break. Read More

Weekly Update: DIY Home Repair, Clean Eating for Less, and More

Posted on 3/20/2015 13:58 EST

On this first day of spring, turn over a new leaf with cheap fitness essentials, clean eating for less, or an affordable adventure vacation. Looking to sell your house? We've got some smart DIY home repairs and bathroom remodeling tips that will add value. Here's a look at what else you can find on the Cheapism blog this week. Read More

Rock On! 5 Ways to Find Cheap Concert Tickets

Posted on 3/20/2015 9:29 EST

Concert tickets for major artists tend to be expensive, and finding a good deal can be difficult. However, a new generation of online tools makes the task easier. Cheapism.com has selected some of the best apps and websites for finding good prices on concert tickets. All of the apps are free and receive four stars or better on iTunes. Read More

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