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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

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

It's no secret that weddings are expensive. In fact, WeddingStats.com reports that the average cost of a wedding this year will reach nearly $27,000. And, as we noted in a previous Cheapism blog post, the average wedding guest spends between $550 and $700 per wedding - and that's just as a guest. So listen up, bridal party members: You may be expected to dole out some cash for the bridal shower in addition to your outfit, gifts, and bachelor/bachelorette party. Read More

Cheap Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Posted on 4/18/2012 10:28 EST

A spa day and jewelry are popular Mother's Day gifts, but a meaningful present need not be expensive. What mothers truly appreciate are the thought and/or the time (really!) family members devote to imagining, planning, and delivering a gift she'll remember for years to come. The cheap Mother's Day gift ideas listed below are all about the love. Read More

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

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


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