Happy Fourth of July weekend! In case you missed our recent holiday coverage, be sure to check out Cheapism's roundups of spectacular free fireworks shows, patriotic party foods, and fireworks safety tips. To kick off the month, we've got the best things to buy in July, as well as RV vacation spots and cheap ways to beat the heat with kids. Also new on the blog this week: living off less than $500 a month at Costco, best and worst states for business, and more.
Updated Buying Guide:
Cheapism scoured specs and reviews to update our picks for the best cheap coffee makers, including a pour-over model, a French press, and several single-cup brewers.
New and Updated Blog Posts:
Look for July deals on furniture, mattresses, desktop computers, jewelry, and more, and find out which products aren't such a good buy this time of year.
From free passes to special deals on Amtrak, here's how to save on a trip to a national park as the U.S. celebrates the Park Service's 100th birthday.
From butcher's twine to roasting planks, pay less for these 14 kitchen gadgets at the hardware store and put the money into ingredients instead.
Take advantage of seasonally fresh foods and these handy, low-calorie recipes to drop pounds -- and enjoy it.
Go underground to visit these 20 unusual spaces across the country, from caves to work space to historical artifacts.
Forget carrot cake and zucchini bread. These weird dessert recipes with healthy ingredients go way beyond, but are still cheap and easy to make.
Here are 10 ways to keep children cool and active this summer without burdening the family budget.
Protect yourself against online shopping scams by watching for these 10 telltale signs.
With an RV, vacationers can enjoy any of these 15 popular tourist spots on the cheap, saving money on lodging and food.
Stores such as Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe have joined specialists such as Torrid and Hips & Curves to serve the fashionable plus-size woman.
Buying products that hold their value can be a savvy way to get back some of the money spent on a range of consumer goods, from cars to computers.
Not every state in the country is equal when it comes to doing business. Here are the 10 best and worst states for business owners and employees.
Shopping at Costco for a month's worth of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks saves money without stinting on variety.
These 11 meal ideas for using fresh and inexpensive summer beans in all their glorious shapes and varieties will keep you stated till fall.
There's no excuse for skipping a morning meal when these simple, quick, and delicious breakfast combinations can be fixed in a flash.