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Homemade Christmas Gifts: Cookies in a Jar

5 Low-Cost Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but with a little forethought and creativity, you can gift something thoughtful and special that is also budget-friendly. With sites like Pinterest at our fingertips, there’s no shortage of ideas and inspiration. Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas that make the occasion special while […] Read More
Holiday Celebrations in Denver

Holiday Celebrations in Denver

Traveling to Denver this holiday season? From musical performances to awesome outdoor fun, there is plenty to see and do in Denver. And don’t stress about blowing your holiday budget, many holiday celebrations in the Mile High City are free (or almost free)! Read on for our top recommendations. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical | […] Read More
Charleston, South Carolina

The Top Free (Or Almost Free) Attractions in Charleston

A port city defined by its cobblestone streets, pastel antebellum houses, and southern hospitality and charm, Charleston is a welcoming destination home to a range of things to see and do. And experiencing the best of the city that’s become known as “America’s Most Friendly” doesn’t always have to cost a pretty penny. Charleston offers […] Read More
Packing for a move.

How to Downsize Before a Move

Moving can be exciting, daunting, happy, yet at times stressful. It’s no doubt a time consuming process that requires some planning and organization if you want things to go as smoothly as possible. If the thought of transporting endless amounts of stuff has got you down, keep this one trick up your sleeve: downsizing. Sure, […] Read More
Thanksgiving table decorations

Tips for a Budget-Friendly Thanksgiving Meal

The holiday season is in full swing! It’s a much-loved time of year to connect with family and friends, but with so many parties and events, this season can be a strain on your bank account. For fall feasts, whether you’re cooking for one or for the family, get the most out of your Thanksgiving […] Read More
Charlotte, North Carolina, Skyline

How to Explore Charlotte on a Budget

The largest city in North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County, Charlotte’s mid-Atlantic location makes traveling to the city quick and easy from virtually anywhere in the country. Known as the “International Gateway to the South,” Charlotte is an exciting city to discover and explore. And fortunately, experiencing the best of Charlotte can be […] Read More
Fall foliage along highway.

Top 5 Fall Drives in America

It’s no secret that the US is full of beautiful sights and breathtaking scenery. And fall in many of the cities and towns across the country offers a unique type of beauty — often crisp, colorful, and joyous. This fall, let Mother Nature impress and delight. Use this guide to hit the road and see where adventure […] Read More

10 Free or Almost Free Things to Do in Phoenix

The saying “the best things in life are free” holds (mostly) true in Phoenix, a city where plenty of attractions, events, and things to do are budget-friendly. Here’s how to get a true taste of Phoenix for free, or, almost free during your next stay in The Valley of the Sun. 1) Talk a walk […] Read More

How to See the Best of Pittsburgh on a Budget

Experiencing the best of Pittsburgh doesn’t mean breaking the bank. In fact, there are plenty of ways to stick to your budget while exploring this beautiful city in western Pennsylvania, including free attractions and things to do, cheap eats, cost-effective transit options, and much more. Get the most out of your entertainment budget when you […] Read More
Boston in the fall.

5 Cities for Fall Travel

From festivals, to beautiful scenery, great weather, markets with freshly harvested goodies, and more, there’s something about autumn that screams road trip. Plus, there are often deals to be had when the summer travel season is over. Get inspired for your fall trip with these destination ideas. Denver, Colorado Denver hosts some incredible fall festivals […] Read More