It’s on a lot of peoples’ bucket lists—attending a New Orleans Mardi Gras is an unforgettable experience. Beads, beignets, Bourbon Street and one of the world’s biggest bashes can be yours on a budget with these New Orleans Mardi Gras deals.
You want to welcome that bundle of joy with open arms. But buying baby gifts can get expensive. Who knew something so little could already need so much stuff? Before you decide to skip this festive occasion due to finances, consider these low cost baby shower gifts.
Bust out the bikinis—spring break is on the way! We wanted to know what kind of budget you’ve got for spring break travel. We used Twitter and Facebook to ask how much you plan to spend on upcoming trips. Looks like some of you have big plans and others are staying put.
Oscar season is in full force. It’s a great time of year to take in all of the award-winning films. But with dozens of nominations in 24 categories, seeing all of those movies can get expensive. Whether you’re a movie buff or not, you’ll love these ways to save money on movie-going.
Does this brutal winter have you itching for a break? Whether you’re hoping for Key West or Cancun, fun can fit into your budget this spring break. Especially if you use these cost cutting travel tips.
If you need a reason to plan a party, Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday) could be it. It’s a festive, fun celebration that revolves around food, music and feathered masks. Plus with these awesome Mardi Gras party deals and discounts you can throw a bash and still have some money left over on Ash Wednesday.
Do you know how much search engines like Google and Yahoo! earn every minute? Let’s just say it’s probably enough to buy everyone in America a steak dinner tonight. Instead of lining the pockets of those rich tech guys, try getting a piece of the pie for yourself. Here are ways to turn your search engine into a cash engine.
Celebrities attending the Oscars often look like a million bucks—and that could be because that’s what it cost to complete their ensembles. The red carpet rolls out on February 27 for the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Here’s a look at the funds it takes to pull off Oscar fashion. But keep in mind that celebrities that don’t fork over the dough could end up on the worst dressed list.
Did you know that Ulysses S. Grant got a $20 speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast down a Washington street? There are lots of fun financial facts when it comes to our US Presidents. And in honor of February 21, 2011, Presidents Day, here are some other interesting connections between money and the leaders of America.
Lots of drivers lease their cars. For roughly three to five years you drive, make payments, and probably don’t think much about what happens when your time is up. But what do you do when that lease is coming to an end? Here are some steps to consider.
Shouldering the burden of expenses solo can put a heavy strain on your bank account. But a great way to save money and cut costs is by using a lesson you probably learned in kindergarten: sharing. Not sure where you can pull this off successfully? Try splitting these services.
It’s a sticky situation—someone you love asks for money. Financial experts advise to tread carefully when it comes to loved ones and money. So we wanted to know what you would do if a family member asked for money. Through Twitter and Facebook you told us whether you would hand over the cash or turn them away.
They may win loads of cash or live in fancy houses, but that doesn’t mean that reality stars don’t have their own share of financial trouble. In fact lately it seems like they may have more of it. Here is a rundown of some of the reality TV stars with real financial problems.
You can talk to your significant other about what they love, what they hate, where they want to travel and what they want to accomplish. But talking about the root of all those things—money—can be difficult. Financial experts say money and money problems are the leading cause of divorce which means communication is key. Make those money talks less awkward with these tips.
Spreading the love doesn’t have to mean forking over cash. Even if you’re on a tight budget you can still pull together a great gift for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. We found cool, creative and romantic handmade Valentine’s gifts that were both easy and cheap.
You don’t have to be caught under a snow drift on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago to know that it’s cold out there. Snow is blanketing more than a dozen states and most are still feeling the chill of winter. The good news is retailers are already marking down coats, hats and scarves so if you still need cold weather gear, we found out where you can pick it up at the most affordable price.
Send some love this Valentine’s Day with a cute, romantic or funny card. It’s a low-cost way to let your friends and family know you care—especially when you shop Valentine’s Day card deals like these.
Planning a bash to watch the year’s best commercials, erm, I mean, football? Super Bowl Sunday is approaching faster than Brett Favre’s court date. Get your party plans in order with these cheap, last minute entertaining tips.
Groundhog Day is best known as the day when Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow to forecast the arrival of spring. If he sees his shadow winter continues for six more weeks. If he doesn’t, then warmer weather is on the way. This repetitive celebration was highlighted in the 1993 film “Groundhog Day.” And it’s a great time to ask yourself if you’re falling into the trap of repetition. Make this year different and avoid repeating the same financial mistakes by breaking the Groundhog Day cycle.
You can bet handmade invitations and DIY decorations won’t be a part of the royal union of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, better known as Kate. About 2,000 people are expected to be invited to the event of the decade. No expense will likely be spared when these two get hitched on April 29, 2011.
You probably don’t want to do your taxes, but you probably don’t want to fork over cash for someone else to do them either. More than half of taxpayers pay a pro to do their taxes according to the Internal Revenue Service. If you’re wondering whether to tackle taxes yourself or hire a pro to help, here are some clues.
The nominees have been named for the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Ten films are competing for Best Picture and for the most part, you won’t see a huge, budget-busting epic among them. Wondering how much it cost to make these Hollywood hits? Check out these budgets of the 2011 Oscar nominated films.
You’ve probably already noticed tax preparation companies popping up in strip malls and storefronts all over the place. But how do you know if your tax preparer is a good fit? Asking questions like these will help.
It’s official. The Pittsburgh Steelers will face off against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, February 6. FOX is broadcasting the game, but how you watch it will depend on you. Need an excuse for a new TV in time for the game? Here are some super TV deals for Super Bowl Sunday.
Gas, food, insurance—there isn’t much that experts say won’t cost us more in 2011. So that’s why we polled you through Facebook and Twitter to find out what you’re most dreading paying more for this year. Looks like plenty of you plan to be reaching into your pocketbooks and pulling out bigger fistfuls of cash.
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In less than 100 days the wedding the world is waiting for will finally take place when Prince William and Kate Middleton say “I do.” But some people are predicting trouble in the castle because Prince William is royalty and, well, his fiancée Kate Middleton is not. Kate Middleton is from the middle class. She never had servants or limos or vacation homes. So can this couple with vastly different views of money make it? Most experts agree Prince William and Kate’s varying financial backgrounds could impact their marriage. Here’s how.
According to the US Energy Information Administration, there is a slight chance that gas prices could jump to over $4 a gallon later this year and an even better shot at $3.50 per gallon prices this summer. Keep your gas tank from destroying your budget by preparing for increases at the pump.
April 15th may seem like it’s in the distant future, but tax season is around the corner. Instead of putting it off, start preparing soon. You’ll make this year less painful by gearing up for tax season now.
The Broadway musical, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has been plagued with problems. Organizers just announced that they will be delaying the show’s official opening for the fifth time, bringing the musical’s price tag to about $65 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sometimes financial lessons can come from unlikely places—including a troubled Broadway musical.
Have you resolved to get fit and stay healthy in 2011? It’s a popular New Year’s resolution and totally doable when you have the right tools. Whether you’re hoping to drop a few pounds, eat better or just stay germ-free, there are some great free fitness resources that will help you reach your goals.
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