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Save $2,500 a Week on Wellness

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 1:59PM Tuesday January 26, 2010
under Loose Change

You may have read recently about singer/actress Cher spending $2,500 a WEEK on beauty and wellness treatments.


Reportedly, the money goes for LED treatments as well as an on-call homeopath, naturopath and spiritual adviser.  I'm sure most of you don't spend $2,500 a YEAR on wellness treatments.  And there's really no reason you should.  Read More »

Valentine's Day Dinner: Cooking for Two

By (view all posts by FoodieDaddy)
at 10:36AM Tuesday January 26, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

If you're needing to do Valentine's Day on a budget, then you're probably skipping dinner out.  After all, a nice meal with drinks, tax and tip really adds up.  But staying in doesn't have to mean scrimping on a romantic dinner. 

Go ahead. Be a cheap date. Read More »

Opposites Detract - Money Tips for Couples

By (view all posts by Dealman)
at 11:25AM Monday January 25, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

Did you know that money is one of the top reasons for marital splits?  You'd think it might be something like infidelity, but when you think about it, not everyone deals with adultery, but everyone has to deal with money.  Even if you've got a lot of money, it can still lead to strife.  As they say, "More money, more problems."  Though everyone would like to be rich, it also offers more complications - more investments, more assets, more ways to spend.  If you're close to broke, there's no doubt that this can create serious strain on a relationship. 

Valentine's Day is on the way and this seems like a good time to talk about the elephant in the room for many couples.  If you've got money troubles, a box of chocolates probably isn't enough to heal that rift.  You've got to take on these issues head on. 
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Wacky Product of the Week: iPhone Hat

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 3:26PM Saturday January 23, 2010
under Product Review

Following on the heels of the Phubby and the OLED dress, I once again scoured the web for the weirdest, wackiest and most wasteful use of your hard-earned dollars. In my never-ending quest to shun the mundane and bring you the most absurd gadgets around, I present the iPhone Hat.

No really, I'm not making this up! Read More »

Valentine's Day: Make it a movie and dinner night--VIP style!

By (view all posts by CherieTsang)
at 9:00AM Saturday January 23, 2010
under Holidays

No, I'm not talking about bringing your special someone to a Regal Theatre or an AMC.

Forget about popcorn and soft about fried calamari, cocktail AND your very own personal service w/ a push of a button? Of course, there is also the price to match such bourgeois  style. You're not gonna be paying the average $12 per movie ticket (and you thought that was expensive!) at Gold Class Cinema, be prepare to pay at least $30 per person. 

And you thought stadium seating was comfortable and the best seats ever--wait till you check out Gold Class Cinema. You can recline on these luxurious seats; they provide a good amount of space between you and the stranger (oh yes, this cinema is perfect for couples, not for big groups of friends). Read More »

Herding Cats: Our Favorite Savings Stories for the Week of January 17th

By (view all posts by derek70x7)
at 7:14PM Friday January 22, 2010
under Stuff We Like

I'm usually hopeless when it comes to picking a theme for my roundup, but this week turned out to be almost all about tech. If iPhones, digital cameras, computer memory and futuristic flying machines are your thing, you're in luck! Read More »

Kicking It with Our Latest Giveaway

By (view all posts by arreguin)
at 4:25PM Friday January 22, 2010
under GiveawaysStaff

Happy Friday--here's a prize. It's the weekend! Just kidding we have a prize for you, too--besides the weekend...

It's week three of's 2010 weekly giveaway extravaganza. Thanks to our sneaky Pavlovian conditioning, soon you'll associate Fridays with free stuff from like I associate Sundays with free food at Costco.

Last week we announced a giveaway for a three-month supply of Ocean Activate, an all natural weight loss and energy supplement. Today, it's time to announce our winner... Read More »

What's Your Financial Resolution?

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 11:22AM Friday January 22, 2010
under Polls/Quizzes

Recently Henry (aka "Dealman") posted a list of ten financial resolutions for 2010.  While health-related goals (lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier) usually top people's New Year's resolution lists, the current economic struggles have more people interested in resolving to better manage their finances this year according to a recent post over at Consumer Reports.

How about you?  Did money issues affect your 2010 New Year's resolutions? Read More »

The $20 Las Vegas Hotel Upgrade Trick

By (view all posts by leo.shumacher)
at 8:30AM Friday January 22, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

Vegas is all about taking chances.  Before betting in the casino, make your first gamble on getting a complimentary room upgrade.  Hand a $20 bill to the check-in clerk and ask if there are any complimentary upgrades available.  If you're in the right hotel (see below), odds are good you'll get a deluxe room and the clerk will get a nice tip.

Technique of the $20 Trick

Place a $20 bill between your ID and Credit Card and hand to the clerk when prompted.  Look the clerk in the eye and ask, "I was wondering if there are any complimentary upgrades available?"  You will either get an upgrade or the clerk will say there are none available and hand your money back.  There is no guarantee you will get the upgrade, but some hotels have success rates of 80% to 90%.

To increase your chances, be friendly with the clerk, make eye contact and be discreet when handing over the $20 bill and askin Read More »

2010 Most Wanted Video Games - pt. 2

By (view all posts by Yasarh)
at 4:50PM Thursday January 21, 2010
under Stuff We Like

Hello gamers!  Guy and I have teamed up again to let you in on the most anticipated games of 2010.  These are the games that are most likely to rock your socks off (I know, cliche).  We've both done some painstaking research to figure out which games we want to play this year, so enjoy! Read More »

2010 Most Wanted Video Games

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 4:40PM Thursday January 21, 2010
under Stuff We Like

Tag team, back again. That's right folks, the video game guru-duo that wowed you with our picks for the best video games and worst video games of 2009 is back with enough geeky game energy to power a Death Star.

This year is the year of the sequel it seems. Hey, that's cool as long as milking the cash cow produces some righteous hours of gaming. Anyway, there are way too many great games slated to hit the shelves this year to cover in just one list. It was a bit of struggle narrowing things down, but after hours of testing demos (Ah the sacrifices we make for the blog!) and almost cult-like dedication to gaming sites across the web, your dynamic Next-Gen duo has managed to come up with our personal top ten games of 2010. Read More »

Nesting Tips: Spice Up Your Place with a Splash of Color

By (view all posts by yolanda1)
at 1:30PM Thursday January 21, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

There seems to be a constant struggle in our household to find the right combination of neutrals and color in our decor. I find myself constantly trying to convince my husband that we need some color. And by color, I mean bright color! I truly believe it brings such life to a space. He on the other hand would be happy with white, beige, and more white and beige.

Why not add color when there are so many quick, easy and inexpensive ways to do it? Need some ideas? Try one of these: Read More »