For the six years that our daughters were in college, my husband dreaded filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid more than doing our income tax return. Like students in most families, though, our girls were going to need some combination of loans and scholarships to pay for college. … [Read more...] about College financial aid: A timeline for high-school students and families
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The experts at Consumer Reports are a great source for buying guides, based both on price and on how well the product did in their independent tests. Here are their suggestions for the best types of products to buy in September, along with added suggestions from our Living on the Cheap … [Read more...] about The best shopping deals in September 2021
For families and those who have space in their homes to buy in large quantity, a warehouse store membership often makes sense — dollars and cents. But for many frugal people, the idea of paying to shop at a store gives them pause. How can you decide if Sam's Club is worth the membership price? To … [Read more...] about Is Sam’s Club membership worth it?
Planning a Halloween party but don't want it to bleed your food budget dry? We've got you covered tighter than a mummy's wrappings! Here are ideas for snacks and beverages for both kids and adults, so no one leaves your celebration looking like a skeleton. (For more Halloween party tips, … [Read more...] about Scary good (and cheap) Halloween party food
There's a new Groupon for Sam's Club! This deal on a Sam's Club membership is a one-year membership for $25, or you can purchase the $35 package that comes with Member's Mark extras. This deal is available until Aug. 15, 2021. Be sure to always read the redemption instructions on the Groupon … [Read more...] about Sam’s Club Groupon
Here's a streaming TV deal that sports fans and movie watchers will love. Paramount+ streaming service (formerly known as CBS All Access) recently added a new plan that's only $4.99 per month. It's even cheaper if you sign up for an annual subscription. Either way, the new plan saves you half the … [Read more...] about New, cheaper plan for Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) streaming service
Want to go on a virtual tour of the Met Museum with a top-tier Columbia art professor? Or learn about the history of the Olympics from a professor at UNC Chapel Hill? How about discover the science of intelligence with Amherst’s top professor of psychology? Now you can whenever the mood strikes … [Read more...] about Get One Month Free Trial: One Day University Now Helps You Get Smarter Year-round With New Online Format.
This year, it isn't a question of "Where can you get a free turkey for Thanksgiving?" but "Where can you get a whole Thanksgiving dinner for free?" Through an exclusive partnership with Walmart, Ibotta is launching its ‘Free Thanksgiving Dinner‘ program — in an effort to feed millions of … [Read more...] about Get totally free Thanksgiving meal from Ibotta — valued at more than $20
Get a jump-start on your spring garden and save money by seeding veggies and flowers indoors. Seeds are a cheap way to create a spring garden as they cost much less than potted seedlings already grown in a nursery. Follow these steps to spread spring sunshine indoors. Choose your seeds … [Read more...] about Seed your spring garden indoors for less
The Triangle--the area of North Carolina anchored by Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill--is a thriving, growing region. Boasting three major universities, the University of North Carolina, Duke University and N.C. State University, it's home to countless cultural, entertainment, arts and sports events. … [Read more...] about New site showcases free and cheap things to do in the Triangle in North Carolina
When a home hits the market, one of the first tasks for the seller is to put on an open house. If your home is listed with a real estate agent, your agent will tell you how to prepare your home and organize the open house. If you list your home without an agent, then it's all up to you. Either … [Read more...] about How to put on a perfect real estate open house
Do you want to run your own business and publish a hyperlocal website? Living on the Cheap is looking for publishers to take over or start On the Cheap sites in cities around the country. Living on the Cheap provides the tools, including the website, hosting and instructions. Publishers provide … [Read more...] about We’re looking for website publishers
We're happy to announce the grand opening of another new local On the Cheap site. Salt Lake City on the Cheap is owned and operated by Jenny Willden. Says Jenny, "My background is in journalism and magazines and found out as a poor college student that I really enjoyed getting a great deal. My motto … [Read more...] about Welcome: Salt Lake City on the Cheap
While I don't advocate taking part in research surveys as a full-time occupation, those with the time and inclination can earn cash and gift cards for major retailers. Most of the major players operate in a similar manner. You register your email address and then complete a basic questionnaire, … [Read more...] about How to make money taking surveys
Where should you direct that young man or woman home from college and now ensconced in your basement to look for work that will pay the bills and make him or her happy? Try St. Louis, which was ranked the best city for job-seeking graduates to seek work, according to Forbes. The business magazine … [Read more...] about 10 top cities for grads seeking jobs