Warning: Flu season is in full swing and the common cold is making the rounds. If you or a loved one happens to catch either or some other everyday bug, treatment can get pretty costly pretty...
Out with the old and in with the new - lots of posts from us to you this week. Renew yourself with a different job or a no-smoking pledge for an extended lease on life. Instead of regifting or hiding...
It's only the beginning of January, but cold and flu season came on early and is shaping up to be one of the most severe in recent years. Doctor's visits for fevers, coughs, and sore throats have spiked...
Each year about one-third of American adults resolve to make their lives better in some way. For smokers, that often means a pledge to kick the habit. The benefits of quitting smoking are obvious: It's...
Thank goodness for medication: It speeds up recovery, cures common illnesses, and keeps chronic diseases under control. But for all the benefits of modern medicine, it does come with a major downside:
We posted a lot of varied articles this past week. Need a computer mouse? Check out our new buying guide. Looking for freebies? Read the blog post on free stuff...
Summer is the season for bright, glowing skin and bare, happy feet. These seven DIY skin care tips will help smooth, brighten, and even heal where needed. Better yet, they're cheap, easy, and natural.
There are some amazing prices on today's daily deals, with several great products marked down well over 50%. There are two digital camera deals, Adobe Lightroom marked down from $300 to $90 (great for...
The best daily deals of today include two HDTVs (one 3D TV deal and one LED HDTV deal), cheap noise-cancelling in-ear headphones, an MP3 player, and more.
It's no secret that Americans love their coffee. In fact, according to Coffee-Stastics.com, the United States is the leading coffee-consuming country, with Americans gulping down 400 million...
Are you sniffling, sneezing, and basically feeling awful? We've all been there. With winter comes the inevitable colds and flu, and that's just how it is. According to the Centers for Disease Control
The best daily deals of today include a Bose speaker system, two HDTV deals, iPad accessories, and more. Amazon:
Bose Multimedia Speaker System ($59.99; $99 value)
Today's deals have several ways to save money and amp up your diet or exercise routine. Groupon has a cheap rowing machine that folds away into a closet, a Juiceman deal, and a pocket pedometer. Ebay...
If your 2012 New Year's resolutions include getting in shape or losing weight, then this past week at Cheapism was all for you. We've found the best ways to amp up your fitness and diet routines without...
Losing weight is one of the most common New Year's resolutions, and each year there seems to be a new fad diet on the menu. With the onset of 2012, many of the best diets are cutting their prices so...
Nearly one quarter of annual candy sales -- the equivalent of $2 billion -- occur around Halloween. That's a lot of sugar. But if you think it's just Snickers and Butterfingers dominating the supermarket...
This week at Cheapism, we're focused on getting you ready for the colder months. We revamped our cheap snow blowers buying guide, bringing you more information on what to look for, what to avoid,
Office Chairs. While office chairs can cost upward of $1,000 -- and even earn a place in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art -- we...
With nearly 5,300 farmers markets scattered around the country, there's no shortage of luscious fruits and vegetables. So here's a question for the frugal shopper: Are farmers markets cheaper than grocery...
Here's a roundup of new content on Cheapism, which includes new reviews, updates, and blog posts:
New Reviews: Scooters and Toys. If it's something that gets kids...
UPDATE: Walgreen To Launch Low-Price Store Brand Early Next Year (The Wall Street Journal)
Like many things in life, preparing and enjoying cheap healthy meals requires just a bit of forethought. Keep your kitchen stocked with staples like canned beans, pasta, brown rice, quinoa, nuts, and frozen...
You know all that money you spent on nursing or medical school? You can make some of it back in the form of discounts for various products, services, and activities. We've put together a list of resources...
Over the last few weeks, we've published buying guides for the best cheap irons, robotic vacuums, and scales. Here are some of the highlights:
Our guide to best cheap irons showed...
Personal trainers can help you lose weight and gain definition. They can also cost you hundreds of dollars a month, not including your regular gym membership fee. There is such a thing as cheap personal... Read more on US News and World Report »
It's that time of year and you may be wondering, do cold medicines really work? Time provides a quick summary of what the experts claim to know, or not. There seems to be a lot of mind over matter... Read more on Time »
Cheap fitness tips are a dime a dozen these days. But Fitsugar.com is giving them to you for free! These budget-savvy tips range from social networking deals for yoga classes to negotiating a lower... Read more on Fitsugar.com »
Cheap healthy eating is not a contradiction in terms. TheBostonChannel.com says you can pare your budget without losing your appetite, and here's how... Read more on thebostonchannel.com »
In the depth of winter we often start looking for low-cost fitness ideas. (Swimsuit season is just around the corner.)Wallet Pop reminds us that we don't need a fat budget to get in shape. Read more on Wallet Pop »
Don't be shy the next time you get sick, and use these doctor bargaining tips. Thanks to Time for giving us the courage to ask. Read more on Time »
After all those holiday parties it's time to get off the couch and start working out. MSNBC points you to a few home gym options that are cheap and effective -- so long as you actually use the gear. Read more on MSNBC »
So you made a resolution to lose weight and you made a resolution to be frugal and now you have to find a way to stick to both. Our editors researched the cheap diet plans out there and identified... Read more on Cheapism »
After all those rich holiday treats, you may decide it's time to hit the treadmill. How can you work off those extra pounds on the cheap? The New York Times offers a few suggestions that won't cost... Read more on The New York Times »
Everything you ever wanted to know about a prescription medication that the commercials don't tell you...KomoNews.com reports on a new online tool that gives you pricing information along with the... Read more on KomoNews.com »
No one wants to get sick from eating food. But we've certainly seen our share of that recently. In this report from The New York Times, you'll find some tips that should keep you healthy and solvent. Read more on The New York Times »
We're all too aware of the high cost of medical care. So the next time you feel faint at the sight of your bill, The New York Times suggests offering immediate payment in exchange for a hefty discount. Read more on The New York Times »
Presciption medications cost a bundle, even with an insurance co-pay. But there are ways to obtain cheaper meds, and the Huffington Post tells you how. Read more on Huffington Post »
Everyone needs to eat, and most of us shop, plan menus, and cook from time to time. So if you want to really save a buck, The Daily Green lists 50 foodstuffs you can buy (at least some of the time) Read more on The Daily Green »
Those doctor fees can sure put a dent in your budget. But there's hope: WMBFnews.com found a website that lets you search for all kinds of doctors who are willing to cut a deal for those willing... Read more on WMBFnews.com »
How many bottles of over-the-counter drugs do you have in your medicine cabinet? Think of all the money you spend on these remedies. And then thank WCPO for sharing the results of some research... Read more on WCPO »
Getting in shape shouldn't make your body feel great while you worry about how bad your wallet feels. Thanks to the Christian Science Monitor for offering up ten tips that can help you shed those... Read more on Christian Science Monitor »
You know that gym membership you never use? Well, instead of renewing, WSOCTV.com suggests you spend the money on an in-home gym. It's cheap, it's convenient, and it's in your face all the time. Read more on WSOCTV.com »
For all you guys out there, check out these money-saving tips on your morning shave. Life Hacker shares a video that will help you shear the cost of razors down to pennies. Read more on Life Hacker »
Follow the trail of this intrepid reporter from The Wall Street Journal as he searches for low-cost eyeglasses. That extra pair you always wanted might be just around the corner. Read more on The Wall Street Journal »
Healthy eating is also frugal eating. HealthNewsDigest.com offers a slew of ideas to help you balance your budget and with well-balanced, nutritious, and delicious meals. To learn how, read on. Read more on HealthNewsDigest.com »
Wrinkles be gone...all without spending hard-earned cash on costly prescription drugs. According to WAFB TV, this new over-the-counter wrinkle cream will take years off your appearance for a relatively... Read more on WAFB TV »
Prescription drugs may be one of the few areas relatively immune to price cutting these days. But if you're looking for a deal, check out the website that LifeHacker found. Read more on Life Hacker »
Headaches are painful enough. Now we learn they hurt the pocketbook too. Ouch. MainStreet.com offers these ideas to ease the strain on your budget. Read more on MainStreet.com »
Save money and your waistline all in one shot. Give up those sweet sugared beverages, says The Sun-Times, and you and your children will be a whole lot healthier. Water anyone? Read more on The Sun-Times »
Pinch your pennies by giving up the frills -- not the basics you need to stay healthy. The Dallas Morning News reminds us that sunscreen is a 'must have' item that should be used every day. Read more on The Dallas Morning News »