This week at Cheapism we recommended the best sites for buying eyeglasses online and tips to get you ready for a year of learning inside and outside the classroom. Check out the posts on free educational...
Back to School
You all know the refrain: To get ahead these days, a college degree is the minimum requirement. But the cost of college -- tuition, room and board, books -- is enough to make you rethink your prospects.
Frugal shoppers take note: Back-to-school ads and deals may be aimed at parents and students, but anyone can take advantage of all the discounts. Heres how to make back-to-school sales work for you...
This week at Cheapism we reviewed the year's best cheap hybrid cars and continued gearing up for the school year with -- what else -- more ways to save.
How much have you budgeted for back-to-school shopping? For nearly eight in 10 parents, the answer is up to $500 for each child, according to a recent survey by online coupon site RetailMeNot.
August is all about back-to-school deals. Even frugal shoppers without school-age kids know they can find big discounts this month on items such as computers and home office supplies. This is also the...
This week at Cheapism we reviewed the best back-to-school shoes for kids and gathered up the best frugal ideas for hosting an Olympics party. We also found more ways to save you money with the best...
This week at Cheapism we launched our new Back-to-School Deals page and added new buying tips for PC memory and prepaid cards.
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There are some fabulous fashion deals today, including the launch (if you haven't yet heard) of Amazon's new designer sale site, " target="_blank">MYHABIT. We also have a great deal on a Head...
What's the cheapest computer you can buy? You have several options, depending on the type of computer you need. Note that the models listed below aren't necessarily the best or even recommended -- they... Read more »
What We're Reading September 14:
New Federal School-Meals Rules Could Lead to Rising Lunch Prices (Education Week)
UPDATE: Walgreen To Launch Low-Price Store Brand Early Next Year (The Wall Street Journal)
In our recent back-to-school supplies post, we noted that tax-free days may be the best time to stock up (if your state runs such a program) on things like notebooks and markers. The tax holiday...
The cost of school supplies has gone up by as much as 12% in some areas of the country. That's a whole lot of Sharpies! Obviously, some of the items requested by your kids' teachers, like graphing calculators...
Fabulous & Frugal: 2nd-hand shopping catches on with kids (The Commercial Appeal)
Clark Howard offers 6 ways to live more frugally (Dayton Daily News)
The start of the semester is coming up quickly and college students and their parents are surely cringing at the prospective costs. Squandering college savings by dressing a dorm room to the nines and...
Best deals on wine - 4 expert picks (CNN Money)
Budget Excursions for Volunteers (The New York Times)
Pity the poor student trying to learn how to live on $10 a day. Not really, says the Daily Sundial, which suggests seven ways to cut costs without making college a joyless ride. First off, you've... Read more on Daily Sundial »
There's no time like the present to start saving for your child's college education. The best part is, you can do this tax-free. CNBC provides some links that can help you find the plan that's right... Read more on CNBC »
For students with an iPhone, or at least access to one, the world is full of money-saving bargains. Check out this post from PC World to learn more about cheap deals on education-related apps. Read more on PC World »
You know all those textbooks piled high on your desk? Well, they're soon to be yet another relic of the past. WalletPop has a report on a new iPad app for digital textbooks. It's not perfect -- Read more on Wallet Pop »
It's that time, parents -- the list of back-to-school supplies is either in your mailbox or will be soon. ABC News did some comparison shopping to help you find the cheapest prices. Read on to see... Read more on ABC News »
Along with pencils, notebooks, scissors, crayons, and who knows what else, kids need a new backpack to get the school year started. Richmond.com is here to help you keep that growing list of supplies... Read more on Richmond.com »
Depending on where you live, you might want to send a big thank-you to state officials. ConsumerSearch reminds us that back-to-school shopping season often ushers in tax-free holidays, and this... Read more on ConsumerSearch »
AMD has been strutting its stuff, just in time for back-to-school shopping. Digitaltrends.com reviews several cheap AMD-powered laptops and desktops, sold by the likes of HP, Acer, and Sony, and... Read more on Digitaltrends.com »
Some handy little digital helpers are hitting the market just as the back-to-college shopping season is about to start. Technewsdaily has the news on an expanded array of services and products for... Read more on Technewsdaily »
As every college student knows, textbooks cost a fortune. There are websites that charge less, of course, but even that model is becoming old school. Wallet Pop writes about the digital textbook... Read more on Wallet Pop »
It may only be March, but students thinking about the next academic year may want to take some notes now. If your budget won't stretch far enough to include room and board, WalletPop offers some... Read more on Wallet Pop »
It pays to be a student. Seriously. Wallet Pop reports on a website that lets college students tap into money-saving discounts at stores, restaurants, and online. There's still time to enroll for... Read more on Wallet Pop »