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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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How to Do a Romantic Anniversary Dinner on The Cheap

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Written By: Megan Koester9.30.14 Just because you can’t afford most of the finer things in life doesn’t mean you can’t afford the finest–love. Love is, indeed, the greatest bargain of all, clocking in at a grand total of $0. While love may be free, anniversary dinners sure aren’t. You don’t need to make it rain in order to […]

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Four Ways To Say You’re Sorry Without Breaking The Bank

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Written By: Nick von Keller9.29.14 So you messed up. You forgot your significant other’s birthday. Or you spilled the beans after he swore you to secrecy. Or you accidentally promised her kidney to someone else to pay off your student loans. Either way, you’re in the doghouse, and a simple “I’m sorry” just isn’t going […]

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You Should Wait Until September to Buy Discount Pool Toys

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Written By: Josh Androsky9.26.14 Summer might be over, but it’s still hot as h*ck in most of the country. It’s 100 degrees, you got a pool, why not just use it? While swimming, a thought hit me like a ton of bricks: I bet pool toys are at a crazy discount right now. I went […]

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Ditch Your Pricey Gym Membership for These Top Alternatives

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Written By: Nick von Keller9.15.14 Is there a way to tone your arms and legs without it costing an arm and a leg? Can you trim the fat while trimming your budget? Could this wordplay get any worse? The answers to these questions are yes, yes, and God I hope not. Here are a handful […]

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