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

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 […]

How to Sell Your Stylish-Yet-Unwanted Clothes

A Bunch of Shirts for Sale

If you’re like me you’ve acquired more than your fair share of “trendy” clothes over the years. You get clothes from more fashionable friends, or from your mom’s closet, or, I don’t know, Forever 21 or something. I haven’t bought a brand new pair of jeans since I dropped out of art school five years ago, and I […]

What Food Labels Really Mean

What Food Labels Really Mean

So you want to be a good person. But you also want to buy some carrots. Shouldn’t be too hard to accomplish both, right? You go to the grocery store, however, and find yourself inundated with confusing labels: Free Trade, Organic, Cage Free, Free Range, Natural, Made With Limited Nazi Involvement, Non-Toxic, Very Very Toxic […]

Tea Tree Oil Is Kind of Miraculous

Essential Oils

If you don’t know what tea tree oil is, or are an extra-terrestrial new to this planet, let me briefly explain: Tea tree oil is an essential oil that can replace certain skin care products (like you might find at ULTA), cleaning and home products of all kinds, and even some over-the-counter medications. Tea tree oil’s […]

Myths and Facts About Discounted Tickets to Disneyland

Disneyland Castle

A lot of people think there is some top-secret way to find cheap tickets to Disneyland, and only your weird, kitsch-obsessed friends know about it. Unlike other cookie-cutter amusement parks where you bring in a sticky Coke can or text PUKERIDE to 99999 to get a massive discount, Disneyland doesn’t offer promotions. Yet, every year, […]

6 Movies That Can Teach Us a Thing or Two About Money

Money Movie

It usually isn’t a great idea to rely on Hollywood for financial advice. For the most part, stories about reasonable spending and responsible saving don’t make for particularly entertaining movies or tv shows. That being said, the lessons learned by our heroes in these fictional worlds could also be lessons we learn from watching them.  Here […]

How Online Style Trading Can Revitalize Your Closet

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If you want to save on clothing, your options are limited: You can buy used, you can try to make your own (with a little help from Joann), or you can trade. Swapping clothes is hardly a new activity, whether it’s family hand-me-downs, friendly borrowing, or even more formalized clothes swap parties, clothing has always had […]

Eight Ways to Gamble Creatively

Creative Gambling

As a general rule, things that are legal everywhere might be fun, things that are illegal everywhere are no fun — murder, for example — and things that are illegal in some places are always fun. Think recreational soft drug use, gay wedding receptions, etc. Gambling falls into that third category, but gaudy, smoke-filled casinos […]

The Cheapest and Most Effective Ways to Juice

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Healthy habits are hard. You can tell because it’s so easy to find a Bowflex in a thrift store or on Craigslist. Eating healthy isn’t necessarily more fun than exercise. Juicing is the best way to get fruits and vegetables in your body without having to actually eat said fruits and vegetables. I am a child […]

[VIDEO] What’s the Best Cheap Cure for Your St. Patrick’s Day Hangover? with Josh Androsky

Hangover Cures

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s a foregone conclusion: Tonight you’re going to drink too much of something awful — promise us not green beer or “Irish Car Bombs” — and tomorrow you’re going to wake up feeling like hot, sticky garbage. All will be agony. The living will envy the dead. That’s why we […]

Rebate App Ibotta Gives Money Back on Purchases, but Some Abuse It to Get Free Money

Ibotta official screenshot

Ibotta is a smartphone app that gives you money back when you buy specific items at specific retailers. Ibotta is different from traditional rebate coupons because it requires you to “unlock” rebate offers with your phone. To unlock, you simply need to watch a video or answer a survey question. After that you buy the […]

The Eight Most Expensive Gifts for Your Pets

The Most Expensive Gifts for Your Pet

Here are three things everyone loves: pets, lists, and hating on the rich. So why not combine the three and scroll through the most lavish pet purchases ol’ Uncle Nick could find on the internet. Please don’t feel obligated to call me Uncle Nick, but if it feels right to you, I won’t say no. […]

So You’re Stranded

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If you’re stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, you don’t necessarily need guns and survivalist gear. (But if you do, maybe we can help with a little something from The Sportsman’s Guide.) You just need a little common sense and maybe a couple of helpful services. I’m a quasi-professional […]

The Seven Essential Items You Must Bring on a Roadtrip

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Road trips are freedom. Right this very moment, you can hop in your car and hit the road. Other hobbies like camping require specialized equipment (think The House or Garmin) but, as long as you have a car, some gas, and some free time, you’re ready to go. If you do them right they’re pretty cheap. […]

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