12 Ways You’re Missing Out on the New Rental Economy

Moon for Rent

You already Netflix your movies, Uber and Lyft your rides, Airbnb and VRBO your accommodations, Spotify your music, and TaskRabbit those chores you just can’t stand. So, is that it? Oh my silly, stupid friend. My silly, stupid, stupid, stupid, wait, come back, I’m sorry. Car Rental and Airport Parking RelayRides and Getaround connect car […]

What Does an American Dollar Buy You Around the World?

Some Dollar Bills

A dollar bill. A buck. A Mr. Washington. A Kraft single. These are just a few of the nicknames the American dollar has earned over the years. In today’s United States, there isn’t much that a dollar can buy by itself — maybe a pack of gum or a souvenir penny. Outside of the US, […]

Which All You Can Eat Buffets Are Worth the Money?

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It began as the 16th century Swedish schnapps table (brännvinsbord), then later the 18th century pre-dinner smorgasbord, which went international at the 1939 Worlds Fair, along with irradiated toothpaste and home dentistry. The French contributed the term buffet, the name for the ornate sideboard where the food was served, that over time came to describe […]

How to Get the Most out of Your Day at Disneyland

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Now that you’ve pawned your grandma’s wedding ring and mint condition Charlie’s Angels lunch box to fund a ticket to Disneyland, you might as well get your money’s worth. And efficiency is the key to getting the most bang for your buck. Approach Disneyland like an obsessive-compulsive gamer dungeon-crawling through World of Warcraft. In other […]

Your Definitive Guide to the Best and Worst Airlines

In the airplane

Does anyone really like flying on commercial airlines anymore? It’s crowded, claustrophobic, and uncomfortable. Even if you just want to close your eyes and sleep through it, that’s nearly impossible too. But it wasn’t always this way. There was a time when people actually dressed up to go on an airplane and flight attendees wore […]

The Strange New Frontier of Marijuana Tourism

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Do not dist-herb.

With marijuana now legal in four states, and the majority of the remaining states having decriminalized the drug or approved medical marijuana, it looks like national legalization is inevitable. But before Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds ruin all the fun (hello, Marlboro Kush) here’s a look at some of the odd examples of marijuana tourism […]

Why Is Tax Day on April 15th, Anyway?

Income Taxes

Are you done with your taxes? They’re due today, you know. You are? Good, then let’s talk history. Ben Franklin wrote in a 1789 letter, “…nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Unless you’re Wesley Snipes, this is most certainly true. Even though taxes have been part of America for centuries […]

Flying Spirit Without Smuggling All Your Belongings in Your Butt

Cheap Spirit flights don't have to feel like utter doom.
Con Air is a 1997 action film in which Nicholas Cage is held prisoner on a plane.

Spirit Airlines is the wallet-friendly purgatory of the skies. Yes, they get you from one destination to another using the magical wizardry of flight, but they do so without many of the basic amenities and comforts afforded to you by other airlines — unless you’re willing to pay extra. But, let’s face it, you’re willing […]

[VIDEO] Fancy Fast Food Burger Showdown with Josh Androsky

Which is the fanciest burger in town?

These days a fast food burger isn’t happy just being a greasy, unpretentious fast food burger. They all put on airs and dress themselves up like they’re something you’d eat in the back of a towncar in Dubai. We’ve all seen the fancy ads, but are these newfangled high-class burgers any good? Josh Androsky sacrifices […]

Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66: Illinois Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Matt Blitz traveled Route 66 to discover and enjoy all the awesome and cheap attractions that dot the road. His articles so far have covered Route 66 in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas. Today’s article is the last in the series. So, hop in your pink Cadillac one last time and get your kicks […]

Eurail Passes Aren’t What They Used to Be

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You’re about to leave for Europe and you’re understandably stoked. You’ve got your flight booked, your accomodations settled (maybe a series of youth hostels or something from Hotels.com), and, of course, your trusty Eurail Pass by your side. Except maybe that last one isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. If you’re anything like me […]

The Funniest Stereotypes About Rich People

Scrooge McDuck

Rich people are not like us. They live more meaningful, important, action-packed and happy lives. They drink not but artisian spring waters and eat not but fresh seasonal produce. (Actually you can probably get in on that with Hale Groves.) Us peons are just pathetic and miserable. That’s just science. That doesn’t mean we can’t […]

[VIDEO] Lifehackin’ with Josh Androsky: Kitchen Hacks

Kitchen Hacks with Josh Androsky

“Life hacks” — those allegedly useful tricks and shortcuts you can use to allegedly make your life easier — are everywhere these days. And by “everywhere” we mean all over the internet. Sure, they’re diverting to read about, but do they actually work? Are we really saving any time? Josh Androsky joins us to figure […]

Three Hours of Cheap HomeJoy House Cleaning Gave Me Back My Self-Respect

Three Hours of Cheap House Cleaning Gave Me Back My Self-Respect

Alternatively you could just get something to cover your dirty windows at Blinds.com

The thought of paying another human being to clean the microscopically small room I call an apartment has seemed, for the entirety of my adult life, utterly beyond the realm of possibility. I don’t make “house cleaning” money; I don’t even make “use a tea bag only once” money. In my mind, house cleaning was […]

The Richest People in the World You Don’t Know About

You may not have heard of Mr. Snrub. He comes from, uh, someplace far away. Yes... that'll do.
You may not have heard of Mr. Snrub. He comes from, uh, someplace far away. Yes... that'll do.

We all know that Bill Gates is likely the richest person in the world. Everyone is aware that Mark Zuckerberg made tens of billions dollars off Facebook. The fact that Warren Buffet thinks that he isn’t paying enough taxes on his massive fortune is pretty much common knowledge. Mr. Burns has made it pretty clear how […]

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