How Does Your Store Bought Chicken Compare to The Competition?

Raw chicken

Chicken is one of the healthiest and cheapest meats to eat. With a slew of recipes and cooking options available all across the internet and in most cook-books, it’s no wonder that eight billion chickens are consumed each year in the United States alone. If you’re a gal or guy-on-the-go like me, putting a bag […]

How to Make Your Favorite Halloween Candies at Home

Colourful Studio Shot of Funny Woman.

It’s happened to all of us: 3 AM, you’re bored, you’re poor, you’re lazy, you’re hungry, and you say, “Why go out and buy a candy bar like some common lowlife when I can make one?” No? Just me? Oh well. But leave it to my old friend the Internet to remind me that however […]

How to Get The Best Deals at the Flea Market

Just to buy

I’m not sure what I love more, putzin’ around a flea market on my day off, or haggling prices with vendors at the flea market. I’ve been a thrift-shoppin’ kinda gal since 8th grade when I got my first record player and could be found wheelin’ and dealin’ at the giant bi-annual market held in my […]

The Best Apple News Today is Not the iPad Air 2 or Mini 3

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

iPads are too damn expensive. There, I said it. Oh, wait, I’ve been saying that for years. How you can justify paying $399 for an iPad Mini when an Amazon Kindle Fire HD starts at $139? Or $499 for the entry-level iPad Air when Google’s (admittedly unexciting) Nexus 9 goes for $100 less? Today, as you […]

The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Money

The Best Worst Halloween Candy Final

Halloween is the greatest. It is both scary and full of candy, two unrelated themes that somehow work perfectly together. But Halloween can get expensive quickly. In addition to costume expenses, you also have to shell out for candy, which, according to the National Retail Federation, will cost Americans $2.2 billion this year. No one […]

The Nexus 9 is here! The Nexus 9 is here! (Meh.)


Just a day before Apple takes the wraps off what is rumored to be a new iPad, Google trotted out some new hardware of its own: the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus Player streaming box, and, of particular interest to yours truly, a new tablet — the Nexus 9. Why the interest? It’s been nearly two […]

Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix With These Tasty Options

Pumpkin spiced latte

It is hard to believe that it was just a decade ago when Starbucks first launched the much lauded Pumpkin Spice Latte, and with it invented the season we now know of as “Fall.” It’s hard to believe that there was a time in our lives when we didn’t line up for our piping hot […]

Your Cheap & Awesome Guide to Route 66 – California

Route 66

“The Mother Road,” “Main Street of America,” “Will Rogers Highway” – whatever you call it, Route 66 is American as it gets it. Spanning over 2400 miles from Los Angeles to Chicago, Route 66 represents many things to many people – a new life, adventure, family, hardship, vacation. For over forty years, the road was […]

The 17 Best Trick-or-Treat Spots in Los Angeles

17 Best Trick-Or-Treat Spots in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is objectively the best city in the world, but it’s also sprawling and full of nightmarish traffic. If you’re going to shell out money for your kids’ costumes (and possibly your own costume), you want to make sure you’re optimizing your trick-or-treat route. So we’ve put together the definitive map of all the […]

6 Terrible Kickstarter Campaigns Not Worth Your Money

Crowdfunding concept

Crowdfunding has given us some wonderful things – a gun that shoots salt at bugs (aka your friends), a wristwatch you’re not cool enough to pull off, and even a new reason to make fun of Zach Braff. But how do you sort through the tens of thousands of graphic novels, indie films, self-published albums, innovative […]

Big Island on a Budget

Kona Hawaii

Hawaii is the idyllic vacation destination since the Eisenhower administration. Did I mean for that to rhyme? No way, but the rhythms of the island have infected me with their chill vibes, so I’m rolling with it. By cashing in some Hilton points, my girlfriend and I were able to get ourselves to a lovely condo […]

How to Edit Video without Spending a Fortune

CyberLink PowerDirector 13

What a time to be an amateur videographer. I don’t care if you’re a kid making stop-motion animation movies with your Lego figures or an aspiring Abrams hoping to go viral on YouTube. The tools you need to make sweet vids have never been cheaper, easier, or more abundant. Allow me a brief “back in my […]

Richmond Will Scare the Pants Off of You

Richmond Hollywood Cemetary

The weather is getting chilly, the nights are getting darker, and the haunts are getting spookier. It can mean only one thing… Halloween is here! In honor of our favorite holiday (okay, second favorite behind Arbor Day), we paid a visit to quite possibly the most haunted city in America – Richmond, Virginia. The capital […]

A Cheap and Easy Halloween Costume for Tech Geeks

Tech Support Man

You know the old saying: The geeks shall inherit the earth! Or at least win Halloween, provided they dress accordingly. As a card-carrying geek myself, I often struggle with what to wear on October 31 — or, more often, to the parties that precede it. Sure I could go with an obvious choice — a Starfleet […]

Go on a Free Tour of Los Angeles Central Library on Your Next Trip

Los Angeles

If there was anyone who could take the title of “person who experiences the most joy out of getting things for free,” it would definitely have to be me, and maybe those “spirited” ladies from TLC’s Extreme Couponing. It’s fun to feel like you’re beating the system, so whenever I travel to a new city, […]

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