HOW TO VISIT LA LIKE A TOTAL CHEAPSKATE – Cheap Hotels in LA – Massive Guide!

Cheap Hotels in LA - A Cheapskate Guide to LA

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in May 2013 and has been updated as of December 2019. All prices were correct at the time of the original posting. Welcome to Los Angeles! This sprawling, laid-back, perpetually sunny metropolis is the most diverse city in the US, in more ways than one. Each neighborhood has its own topography and vibe,…

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98 Cheap and Easy Foods to Make for Under 5 Bucks!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2012 and has been updated December 2019 The key to saving money with meals is to look for healthy foods that are versatile and nutritious. Think: peanut butter, oatmeal, canned beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, eggs, almonds, apples, bananas, grapes, fresh or frozen spinach, carrots, kale, canned tomatoes, chicken breasts, broccoli, onions,…

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Insider’s Guide To 23 Fun & Cheap Things You Must See (& Do) When Visiting Denver

Insider's Guide To 23 Fun & Cheap Things You Must See (& Do) When Visiting Denver

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in July 2012. It has been updated as of December 2019. Fourteen years ago I moved to Denver to go to photography school and I never would’ve guessed that I’d still be living here. Turns out Denver has won my heart. Before I moved to Denver I thought that it was a city…

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Ways to Save Money When You’re Unemployed

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Exactly How to Save Money When You Don’t Have a Job Saving money is never a skill that you can just set aside. Although your motivations for saving money may change, Nobody ever decides to stop saving. The degrees to which you can save and the opportunities to save may change, but whether you set money aside for later, or…

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How to Cut Your Own Hair – An Updated Guide!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published April 2014, it’s been updated December 2019 It’s been a little while since I did my last How to Cut Your Hair Tutorial so when I started thinking about going for a shorter, spring-time cut I knew I had to share the process with you here. My hair had gotten really scraggly and…

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Fruits and Vegetables – What Fruit is In Season? A Handy Guide

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Editor’s Note: Post originally published November 2013 and updated December 2019 I’m always tempted to buy strawberries in the winter, that is, until I see how much they cost… Sticking to only the “in season” fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money. Here’s a handy seasonal produce guide to keep you on track all year-round.  Pro tip:…

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Creative Ways to Save Money With Bulk Buying

Creative Ways to Save Money With Bulk Buying

Save on your bulk buying with these creative tips! Buying products in bulk is not always the answer when it comes to saving money. You may feel like you are getting value when you look at the price per unit, but if you really stop and consider it, you are usually better off paying the smaller out of pocket cost…

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Tricks to Beating Debt Payoff Burnout

Tricks to Beating Debt Payoff Burnout

Use these insightful tips to beat debt payoff burnout Anyone that’s trying to pay off debt is going to face some dangerous times and difficult choices. It’s easy to drown in your debt and hard to pull yourself out of it. One thing we all must beware of is losing our excitement for getting out of debt. To beat debt…

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7 Money Skills Everyone Should Master

7 Money Skills Everyone Should Master

Money Skills Everybody Needs to Know and Master Financial health and security are so important, but very few people learn the applicable skills to master their spending. Since money is such a driving force in our daily lives, it’s crucial that we master basic money skills. (Why this isn’t taught in schools I’ll never know!) Then we can live better…

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7 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget

7 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget

How to save money on your groceries by avoiding self-sabotage. Grocery shopping is one of the best ways to save money on food. It’s hard when you can have food from basically anywhere delivered to your doorstep. However, those fees add up and the money you save by making food at home is so worth the effort. Even if you…

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Tricks to Adding Luxury to Your Life Without Paying Luxury Prices

7 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget

How to have a luxe life on a budget Going out and grinding every day to make your payments and stay afloat is not ideal for anybody. We all dream about having a life of luxury, where we can lie in bed and wait for room service all the time, but even on the coldest darkest and wettest winter mornings,…

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5 “Nice” Ways to Tell Your Spendy Friends You’re on a Budget

5 nice ways to tell your friends you're on a budget

Here are some great ways to deal with potentially-awkward money situations. One of the challenges and drawbacks of starting a Spending Fast, or spending diet is letting your friends know. Often, the biggest temptation to buy things comes from the influence of spendy friends. It doesn’t always necessarily go well when you try to cut expensive activities out of your…

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