9 Successful Kickstarters That Actually Exist

Albatros bookmarks

Written By: Nick von Keller2.27.15 Anyone who’s participated in crowdfunding knows that a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign hitting its goal is no guarantee you’ll see the finished project anytime soon. Ambitious, creative people with very little experience in business or large scale manufacturing being handed a boatload of money is not a particularly surprising recipe […]

The Most Expensive and Least Expensive Places to Live

Switzerland has the top two most expensive places to live. This isn't one of them.

There are days where we all just want to live somewhere else. Maybe the cold weather has you begging for warm sunshine. Maybe the crowded streets have…

The 7 Most Useless USB Accessories

Fundue: The Fondue for Idiots

Written By: Nick von Keller2.18.15 You’ve got a printer, a speaker set, a scanner, an external hard drive – but you can’t shake that sinking feeling that you’re wasting those last few USB ports on your computer. Well it’s time to put them to use, as long as the word “use” is defined very broadly. […]

Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Kansas Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Written By: Matt Blitz2.17.15 Matt Blitz has traveled Route 66 to discover, explore, and enjoy all the unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. Today’s entry is on the 13 miles of road that make up Route 66 in Kansas. While there isn’t much pavement, there is plenty to do in Dorothy’s home state. […]

How Much Do Pets Cost?

This dog has money

Written By: Nick von Keller2.17.15 Here’s my question: how much does it cost to be a pet owner? Not just how much does a pet cost, but how much does it cost to own pets for your entire life? And, while we’re at it, can we quantify the benefits of pet ownership and see how […]

[VIDEO] Saving Valentine’s Day with Josh Androsky

Saving V-Day

Written By: The Scratch 2.13.15 Li’l Joshy Wonderful returns, this time to tell you Uh-Oh Boys and Uh-Oh Girls how to have a fun, inexpensive, and occasionally surreal Valentine’s Day. If you’ve ever wondered about the history and traditions of the holiday, we have great news: There are lots of videos on that topic. This […]

Valentine’s Day Purchases Paint a Sad, Confusing Picture

A broken heart of deals

Written By: Peter Miller2.12.15 Every Valentine’s Day Savings.com sees a lot of action – in terms of clicks, that is. Shoppers have to buy romantic gifts for their significant others or suffer unspeakable consequences. And there’s no better place to turn for deals and coupons to minimize the damage. This also means we see a […]

Five Ways to Ease the Transition from Laptop to Tablet

Tablet with keyboard

Written By: Rick Broida2.10.15 So you’ve decided to make the big move, to ditch the pokey old laptop that takes half an hour to boot, contracts a new virus every other day, and barely lasts through lunch before running back to its charger. Yeah, you might say I’m feeling a little anti-laptop these days. Or at least […]

The Best and Worst “Of The Month” Clubs


Written By: Nick von Keller2.09.15 “Of The Month” clubs embody everything that is right and wrong about humanity, much like my extended family or all you can eat sushi. Here is my curated list of curated monthly clubs, showcasing all that I both revile and treasure of their existence: THE DISGUSTING: Cheesecake of the Month […]

Stop Throwing Your Money Away on Life’s Necessities

Trash can with money in it

Written By: Megan Koester2.06.15 Look at you, sitting on the IKEA futon you didn’t buy off Craigslist, reading this via a WiFi connection you’re not stealing from your upstairs neighbor. Tsk, tsk. What are you, the Queen of England? Stop acting like you’re richer than you are! (Note: If you actually are the Queen of […]

Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Texas Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Written By: Matt Blitz2.05.15 Matt Blitz has traveled Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. Today, he hits the great state of Texas. Devil’s Rope Museum 100 Kingsley Street McLean, Texas 79057 Hours: March 1st to Nov. 31st, 9 AM to 5 PM Admission: […]

Here Are Some Creepy Castles You Can Buy Right Now

Castle for Sale

Written By: Matt Blitz2.04.15 Life is about choices. What are you going to eat for lunch today? Should you waste time on Facebook now or in five minutes? Are you going to spend your Friday night watching old episodes of Roseanne or Family Ties on Netflix? What enormously expensive creepy castle are you going to buy? […]

Is It Time to Replace Your Router? (Psst: Probably)

Asus router

Written By: Rick Broida2.03.15 Time for a home-network health check. Think about it: Your router – the gizmo that slings Wi-Fi to all corners of your domicile – provides internet access for everything from laptops, tablets, and smartphones to Chromecasts, Roku boxes, game consoles, Smart TVs, smart thermostats, smart door locks, and pretty much anything else […]

The Anxiety of Airline Price Predictors

Dollar plane

Written By: Nick von Keller2.02.15 Perhaps you’ve seen it already, the tiny Richter Scale in the upper left of your search results when you’re hunting for flights on Kayak.com (because everyone enjoys seeing a plummeting line when they’re thinking about air travel). That, my friends, is a price predictor, or a flight forecasting tool if […]

[VIDEO] Super Bowl Party Snack Showdown with Josh Androsky

Which snack will reign supreme

Written By: The Scratch 1.30.15 The Super Bowl is happening — or should we say appening! That’s right, we’re talking about appetizers for that Super Bowl party, and Josh Androsky joins us to set the record straight. What’s best: pre-made, store-bought snacks, or the kind you lovingly prepare at home with only the freshest ingredients? […]

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