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Haunt Your House For $50 or Less!

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 6:00AM Friday October 24, 2014
under Everything Else

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. They have everything you’d want, even some top name brands, all for a buck each. Here are some of the best things I found at the dollar store, and how I transformed a boring wall in a boring house into Read More »

Set Up a 'Video-Selfie' Studio on the Cheap

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 1:30PM Thursday October 23, 2014
under Technology

Recently I was hired to record some how-to videos about computer security, which made me feel good because I’ve been giving away that advice to friends and family for years. (No more free lunch for you, people I love!)Just one problem: The videos needed to look good. I couldn’t just hold my smartphone at arm’s length and selfie my way through this. Based on the sample videos the company showed me, I needed to appear in front of a white background, nicely lit, and with high-quality Read More »

Your Cheap & Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Arizona

By (view all posts by Susan.Yoo-Lee)
at 6:30AM Wednesday October 22, 2014
under ${}

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 first article covered Route 66 in California and this next entry is on Arizona. Stay tuned to upcoming articles about New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. For now, it’s time get your kicks on Route 66!Note: Matt traveled eastbound. In other words, his journey originated in Los Angeles and he drove Read More »

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