At Cheapism we celebrated the first week of summer by updating our ice cream maker recommendations and rounding up 50 of the country's best beaches. We also looked at the unsavory side of the season, with ways to avoid sweaty feet, picnic foods that spoil easily, and some important water safety warnings. Also new on the blog this week: an updated guide to senior discounts nationwide and 27 things to stop paying for now.
Updated Buying Guide:
This summer's top picks use rock salt and ice, an insulated freezer bowl, or energetic shaking to churn out sweet and refreshing treats for less than $45.
New and Updated Blog Posts:
Pets need love, food, and shelter, but here are 19 items new pet owners definitely don't need to buy.
Third-party travel booking websites may be easy to use, but here are 12 reasons why booking direct can be the easiest and cheapest choice.
Stop cringing when it's time to take off your shoes with these inexpensive approaches to fighting food odor.
Who says kids get to have all the summer fun? Here are 19 easy-to-make alcoholic-drinks-turned-pops that are perfect for entertaining the grown-ups.
Becoming a senior citizen has its perks, including savings up to 50 percent at the movies, restaurants, hotels, retail outlets, and more.
Summer picnics are for enjoying good food with friends and family, so don't make the mistake of bringing a dish that might spoil quickly. Here's what to avoid.
Follow these antidotes to common myths about sleep to improve the likelihood of getting a good night's rest.
Water is important for staying hydrated and healthy during summer's heat, but it needn't be boring. These simple infusions offer tasty refreshment.
Saving money is easier than it seems when you pocket cash that might otherwise be wasted on these 27 needless expenses.
From sandy coastlines to stunning lakeshores, America has more beaches than you might expect, and most are free or cheap to visit.
Make sure swimming stays fun for all this summer by following these 11 safety tips.
Summer offers runners plenty of challenging and unique races across the country. Here are 10 of the coolest competitions for different types of runners.
Cold brewing is a flavorful way for coffee lovers to enjoy their favorite beverage during summer. Here's how to make it at home and save.