“a consumer reports for the cheap” — the new york times
Home » blog » April 2012

Weekly Update: Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine Recommendations

Posted on 4/27/2012 12:30 EST

If you're a coffee lover who wants to stick to a budget, making your morning cup o' joe at home is a well-trod first step towards frugality. For less than the cost of a few weeks of fancy "designer" coffees at the local coffee bar, you can buy a cheap coffee maker or espresso machine and save big time. We also have new blog posts on outdoor pools and home improvement, as well as tips for kitchen savings. Read More

Cooking Tools That Are Cheaper at Hardware Stores

Posted on 4/26/2012 12:05 EST

Getting caught up in the joy of cooking can certainly get expensive. Home cooks often spend hundreds of dollars assembling arsenals of specialized cooking utensils. But did you know you can buy many advanced kitchen tools more cheaply at the hardware store? In many cases, the only difference between a hardware store tool and the kitchen version is price. Read on to see what cheap kitchen utensils you can find at your local Lowe's or Home Depot. Read More

How to Hire a Home Improvement Contractor for Less

Posted on 4/25/2012 8:01 EST

This may be the time of year when you look at your home afresh and notice all the improvements you'd like to make. Of course, the prospect of some tax refund cash itching to be spent might be just the spur you need. But unless the projects are small or you know a lot about home remodeling, hiring a contractor may be a necessity. Unfortunately, home improvement contractors don't come cheap. Here are some tips on how to hire a contractor for less. Read More

Weekly Update: Range Recommendations, Printers, and More.

Posted on 4/21/2012 7:06 EST

Whether you're enjoying spring by sprucing up your home, planning for Mother's day, or preparing for your next vacation, Cheapism has you covered this week. We've got updates on multifunction printers and ranges, as well as guides to cheap home improvements, gardening, traveling with your credit card, and more. Read More

12 Ways Credit Cards Can Save You Money While Traveling

Posted on 4/20/2012 9:26 EST

If you have a credit card (or three), it's possible that you're missing credit card travel rewards and perks that could save you money. Although many cards are marketed as travel credit cards and cater to the needs of the business or frequent travelers, even regular credit cards carry rewards that users often overlook. Though every card differs, here are a few of the credit card travel rewards you might be able to take advantage of with your current card or you should look for when getting a new card. Read More

Budget Bridal Shower Ideas

Posted on 4/19/2012 17:36 EST

Cheap Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Posted on 4/18/2012 10:28 EST

5 Cheap Outdoor Home Improvement Ideas That Make a Big Impact

Posted on 4/17/2012 11:54 EST

Procrastinator's Guide To Filing Taxes

Posted on 4/16/2012 11:46 EST

Apartment Agriculture: Tips for the Frugal Urban Gardener

Posted on 4/10/2012 21:29 EST

Swimwear 2012: Hot Bikinis on a Budget

Posted on 4/9/2012 12:44 EST

Weekly Update: Wedding Dress Recommendations, Lowe's vs. Home Depot, and More.

Posted on 4/6/2012 12:23 EST

DIY Wars: Lowe's or Home Depot?

Posted on 4/5/2012 13:22 EST

Money-Saving Tips for Using Your Smartphone Abroad

Posted on 4/5/2012 12:04 EST

Frugal Fashion: Cheap Sandals and Summer Footwear

Posted on 4/3/2012 10:04 EST


Enter your email address to
receive our FREE NEWSLETTER
Cheapism.com on Facebook
Subscribe