Matt Blitz

Your Definitive Guide to the Best and Worst Airlines

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Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

Does anyone really like flying on commercial airlines anymore? It’s crowded, claustrophobic, and uncomfortable. Even if you just want to close your eyes and sleep through it, that’s nearly impossible too. But it wasn’t always this way. There was a time when people actually dressed up to go on an airplane and flight attendees wore […]

Why Is Tax Day on April 15th, Anyway?

Income Taxes
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

Are you done with your taxes? They’re due today, you know. You are? Good, then let’s talk history. Ben Franklin wrote in a 1789 letter, “…nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Unless you’re Wesley Snipes, this is most certainly true. Even though taxes have been part of America for centuries […]

Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66: Illinois Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

Matt Blitz traveled Route 66 to discover and enjoy all the awesome and cheap attractions that dot the road. His articles so far have covered Route 66 in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas. Today’s article is the last in the series. So, hop in your pink Cadillac one last time and get your kicks […]

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.
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

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

Money Movie
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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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Written By: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

Scrooge McDuck
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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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Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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.
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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

Vintage Route 66 Sign
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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

Vintage Route 66 Sign
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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

Castle for Sale
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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
Written By: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

Vintage Route 66 Sign
Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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!

Written By:Author Matt BlitzMatt Blitz

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 […]

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