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Get Me off Medicaid!

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One man’s journey to get off Medicaid after he was enrolled by mistake.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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8 Unusual Ways To Keep Warm as the Blizzard Engulfs Everything You Hold Dear

The icy hand of death cares not for your car.

Written By: Nick von Keller1.27.15 I live in Los Angeles where it’s 72 and sunny almost every day, and all I have to put up with in return is traffic, the constant fear of earthquakes, and the even more constant fear of being invited to an improv show. But for the rest of you poor […]

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Now You Can Buy Your Very Own Island!

Written By: Matt Blitz1.21.15 Is that end-of-year bonus burning a hole in your pocket? A great uncle died and left you an unexpected fortune in his will? Finally sold all those baseball cards from your childhood and never realized you had a Honus Wagner? Why don’t you take that money and put it toward something worthwhile… […]

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6 Things You Will Never Be Able To Afford

Think you can afford this meat pie? You are thinking incorrectly.

Written By: Nick von Keller1.08.15 It’s important to have goals in life. I still remember the inspirational poster that hung in my high school gym – “Shoot For The Moon, If You Miss You’ll Land Amongst.” The rest of the poster was cut off by a field hockey net, but I can only assume it […]

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To Steal or Not to Steal: The Ethics of Piracy

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Written By: Nick von Keller12.18.14 For a change of pace, I decided to write about something that actually matters to me, so I apologize in advance for the lack of jokes.  To make up for it, here’s one: What did the Zen Buddhist say to the hotdog vendor? Make me one with everything.  Now on […]

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Pet Insurance Explained

Rottweiler Puppy Injured Paw

Written By: Nick von Keller10.27.14 People love their pets. A lot. Here in Los Angeles, for example, the spectrum runs from “My pet has its own Instagram account” to “My pet models for its own line of silk-screen couture.” And with the money people are willing to shell out for doggie sunglasses and kitty fire […]

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Haunt Your House For $50 or Less!

josh halloween video

Written By: Josh Androsky10.24.14 Halloween is around the corner, and the scariest thing of all is how stores are jacking up prices. It seems everywhere you go, from convenience stores to big boxes, companies are trying to take advantage of your Halloween spirit. Chill, bud. Just take a stroll down to the ol’ dollar store. […]

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How to Get the Best Deals at the Flea Market

Just to buy

Written By: Erin Lampart10.17.14 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 […]

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The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Money

The Best Worst Halloween Candy Final

Written By: Susan 10.16.14 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 […]

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

17 Best Trick-Or-Treat Spots in Los Angeles

Written By: Susan 10.14.14 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 […]

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6 Terrible Kickstarter Campaigns Not Worth Your Money

Crowdfunding concept

Written By: Nick von Keller10.13.14 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, […]

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Coupon Fraud: A Fun New Take On Crime

Handcuffs on hands holding money

Written By: Nick von Keller10.06.14 It’s called glitching. And, much like the dance craze twerking, it’s sweeping the nation. The only difference is, instead of thrusting your hips while in a low, squatting stance, you exploit errors in barcode scanners to buy one product with the coupon for another, and then later you get arrested […]

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