Matt Blitz

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

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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 […]

The Seven Essential Items You Must Bring on a Roadtrip

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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. […]

What You Can Buy with a Billion Dollars

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A billion is the new million, right? Honestly, I’m not even sure what that means, but it probably has something to do with the fact that the number of billionaires in the world has more than doubled over the last five years. Today, there are over 1,600 billionaires on planet Earth, with the richest being Bill […]

6 Great Places to Keep Spring Break Weird

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Hip shades, warm weather, cold beers, foam parties, debauchery, wet t-shirt contests, sunburns, and the occasional cry in a bathtub… Yup, spring break is here. For all those students who are in desperate need of a break from their studies, it is time to let loose. Every year, thousands of barely-drinking-age youths hit the hot beaches […]

The Most Expensive and Least Expensive Places to Live

Switzerland has the top two most expensive places to live. This isn't one of them.

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There are days where we all just want to live somewhere else. Maybe the cold weather has you begging for warm sunshine. Maybe the crowded streets have…

Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Kansas Edition

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Matt Blitz has traveled Route 66 to discover, explore, and enjoy all the unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. Today’s entry is on the 13 miles of road that make up Route 66 in Kansas. While there isn’t much pavement, there is plenty to do in Dorothy’s home state. Note: Matt traveled eastbound. […]

Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Texas Edition

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Matt Blitz has traveled Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. Today, he hits the great state of Texas. Devil’s Rope Museum 100 Kingsley Street McLean, Texas 79057 Hours: March 1st to Nov. 31st, 9 AM to 5 PM Admission: $5 – DONATION There […]

Here Are Some Creepy Castles You Can Buy Right Now

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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? After telling you about […]

Why Does Heating Your Home Cost So Much?

Check out this slick visual metaphor

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

It’s the middle of the night in the dead of winter, and you are flippin’ freezing. Trudging through the dark, you find the thermostat and crank that baby up to 81 degrees. After a few moments, it is toasty, warm, and comfortable. You do this every night for the next month. At the end of […]

Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Missouri Edition

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Over the last few weeks, Matt Blitz has been traveling Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. His articles so far have covered Route 66 in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Today, he welcomed himself to the “Show Me State” […]

Now You Can Buy Your Very Own Island!

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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… like buying your very […]

Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66: Oklahoma Edition

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Matt Blitz has traveled Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. His articles so far have covered Route 66 in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Today, he makes his way to Ooook-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain! Stay […]

The Most Bizarre Winter Vacations in the World

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

Not everyone hates winter. For example, polar bears. Okay, we are not all polar bears, but there is something to be said about snuggling up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa as snow gracefully falls to Earth. Winter can also mean traveling to ice cities, staying a night in a Bavarian fairy […]

Why Texas Is the Perfect Winter Vacation Spot

Christmas, Texas style!

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The east coast is now enveloped by cold and snow. California is being soaked by torrential downpours. Florida is, well, Flordia. Seemingly, there is no place we can go to escape winter’s cold, hard, wet grip. Yet, I am here to tell there is one place, a magical locale where the dream of warm weather […]

How to Sleep on an Airplane

Sky babies need sleep, too.

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Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

Sleeping on an airplane in coach sucks. There is absolutely no way to mince those words. Unfortunately, there are times when you just have to get a little shut-eye. It could be because you are taking a coast to coast red eye flight (which also tend to be cheaper), where night is cut in half. […]

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