October's arrival means many households are preparing for Halloween festivities, and we here at Cheapism have plenty of ideas to offer. From easy-to-make spooky treats to making a one-of-a-kind jack-o'-lantern to ways to use leftover pumpkin flesh we've got you covered. Our updated buying guide will help you find the best leaf blower and expert tips will help you find the best deal on home insurance. Also new on the blog this week: healthy habits for kids, get-rich-quick schemes to avoid, top destinations for a desert vacation, and more.
Updated Buying Guide:
This buying guide features the best inexpensive electric and gas leaf blowers, including a feather-light cordless model, as well as an affordable backpack blower.
New and Updated Blog Posts:
Build an edible human torso or a charcuterie skull and put eyeballs in your highballs for a gruesomely delicious Halloween party spread.
Keep kids healthy this school year by adopting some simple, no-cost practices, from getting enough sleep to preventing head lice.
Fall is here, but sun and sand are just a flight away. Check out our list of desert locales that offer visitors natural beauty and fun activities.
Discounted beer, wine, and cocktails are the stuff happy hours are made of, and these 42 bars offer some of the best deals out there.
Save your money and your sanity! From lottery tickets to mystery shopping, these 18 get-rich-quick strategies are more likely to leave you broke.
Forget the usual grinning pumpkin -- instead, try one of these unique jack-o'-lantern designs to impress trick-or-treaters this year.
Costume contests, scary movies, coffin races, raunchy parades, and more are going on across the country for revelers of all ages who love this eerie holiday.
Abandoned theme parks, whether in California, Florida, or Ohio, can be fascinating places to explore -- if you dare.
Dining out is one of life's simpler pleasures. Here's how to enjoy eating out and save money while doing it.
Which one kind of encryption should be used on home Wi-Fi? What's the difference between "https" and "http"? Not sure? Then these tips are for you.
You won't want to throw away the guts of a jack-o'-lantern pumpkin after seeing these creative, delicious, and healthy uses for them.
Home insurance will cost more than it has to -- and have dangerous gaps -- without the proper background checks and a basic understanding of the rules.
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