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How to Enjoy Super Bowl 2012 for Less

Posted on 1/30/2012 22:12 EST

Football draws large crowds on a regular basis, but no game attracts as many spectators as the Super Bowl. The National Retail Federation expects 173 million to tune in on Sunday and spend an average of $63.87 on related merchandise -- an all-time high. Whether you're a Giants fan, a Patriots supporter, or someone who watches only for the commercials, you can use our Super Bowl tips to save on everything from food and drinks to a new TV. Read More

10 Ways to Cut Costs on a Kids Birthday Party

Posted on 1/27/2012 11:45 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. And 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. Yep, we 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 total cost that reached upwards of $6,000. Umm, as frugal consumers, we'll pass. Read More

How to Curb Spending on Your Coffee Addiction

Posted on 1/23/2012 9:41 EST

It's no secret that Americans love their coffee. In fact, according to Coffee-Stastics.com, the United States is the leading coffee-consuming country, with Americans gulping down 400 million cups a day. Read More

Free Personal Finance Tools

Posted on 1/19/2012 15:54 EST

We've just launched a partnership with Optimize.com, a free service that connects consumers with financial advisors and provides user friendly tools to manage personal financial assets online. Read More

Stocking up on Cold Medicine without Going Broke

Posted on 1/19/2012 12:11 EST

Are you sniffling, sneezing, and basically feeling awful? We've all been there. With winter comes the inevitable colds and flu, and that's just how it is. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu season peaks in January and February and getting a flu vaccination in September or October is the best way to arm yourself. While a shot may protect you against the actual flu, there are still plenty of other illnesses circulating in the dry, cold winter air. Read More

The Best Mileage Cards to Keep Travel Cheap

Posted on 1/17/2012 21:41 EST

How to Look Beautiful for Less with Cheap Cosmetics

Posted on 1/12/2012 12:42 EST

Save Money with Energy Efficient Products

Posted on 1/10/2012 22:36 EST

Moving On the Cheap - by Purchasing Moving Boxes?

Posted on 1/9/2012 11:35 EST

How to Find Cheap Bus Tickets

Posted on 1/6/2012 18:20 EST

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