dates http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/14305/all en-US 8 Ways to Save on a First Date Without Looking Cheap http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-save-on-a-first-date-without-looking-cheap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/8-ways-to-save-on-a-first-date-without-looking-cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple-first-date-80471436-small.jpg" alt="couple first date" title="couple first date" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A first date is your chance to get to know someone better &mdash; and if you're lucky, make a love connection. However, if you come off as a cheapskate, you may never get the chance. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/if-youre-doing-this-on-your-first-date-youre-not-getting-a-second?ref=seealso" style="text-decoration:none;">If You're Doing This on a First Date, You're Not Getting a Second</a>)</p> <p>Like so many others dealing with the aftermath of a recession, you may not have the resources to wine and dine your date. But this doesn't mean you can't show her (or him) a good time. Luckily, you don't have to break the bank to guarantee a second or third date. Here are eight ways to save on the first date without looking cheap.</p> <h2>1. Know Your Date's Interests</h2> <p>There's no law that says you have to spend a lot on a first date to make a good impression. If you're trying to keep the date within a specific budget &mdash; but you don't want to appear cheap &mdash; you need to find low-cost activities that match your date's interest. Maybe your date enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, or maybe she's an animal lover. After you know what makes her tick, research inexpensive options in your area. With this trick, even if you choose a super cheap activity, your date won't think you're being cheap. Instead, you'll score big points for being intuitive or observant, which practically guarantees a second date.</p> <h2>2. Pick Seasonal Activities</h2> <p>Choose seasonal activities that don't cost a lot and you'll save money without looking like a miser. Since these activities are once-a-year events, your date may enjoy the experience regardless of how little or how much it costs. Seasonal activities might include a hayride, a parade of holiday lights, strawberry picking, or fireworks in the park.</p> <h2>3. Wine and Dine at Your Place</h2> <p>Going to a nice restaurant and catching a movie isn't exactly cheap. You can easily spend $40 or $50 on dinner and another $30 at the movies. If you cannot afford a $100 night, offer to wine and dine your date at your house &mdash; or hers. Choose a budget-conscious meal and create a romantic ambience. Perhaps a bottle of inexpensive wine, candlelights, fresh flowers, and an after-dinner movie on Netflix. Your date will be so impressed by your effort, that he or she won't give thought to how much you actually spent to make the evening possible.</p> <h2>4. Plan an Early Date</h2> <p>If you want to take someone on a date but you can't afford the experience, get creative with the times. Instead of an evening or night date, how about a lunch date? Go to brunch or lunch and you'll save money by ordering smaller lunch portions. After you finish the meal, catch a matinee and pay $3 or $4 less for a movie.</p> <h2>5. Miniature Golf</h2> <p>Going to dinner is a cliche first date night. If you're looking for something a bit more casual and fun, take your date miniature golfing. Get outdoors and enjoy some activity as you laugh at each other's struggle to make a hole-in-one. Laughing can ease nervousness, and when you're finished playing enjoy a cup of coffee or ice cream.</p> <h2>6. Pay in Advance</h2> <p>If you want to checkout a concert, a play, or another cultural event but can't afford two full-priced tickets, use websites like Groupon to score discounts. Using a coupon on a date is a controversial subject (I think it's perfectly fine, frankly), but your preference may be to avoid showing up with one. You can get around that by picking up the tickets from the box office in advance. Your date won't be any the wiser.</p> <h2>7. Spend the Day at a Lake</h2> <p>If your date is the outdoorsy type, he or she might enjoy spending an afternoon in the park. But you don't just walk around holding hands and chatting &mdash; create a memorable, romantic experience. There are plenty of low-cost park activities suitable for a first date. You can rent paddle boats or go kayaking, or locate a shady spot underneath a tree for a picnic lunch or dinner prepared by your hands.</p> <h2>8. Skip the Expensive Flowers</h2> <p>Some people bring flowers on a first date, but this practice isn't really necessary. A bouquet of roses can set you back as much as $50, which is too much to spend when you don't know what the outcome of your date will be. Besides, if you're meeting your date at a public place, she probably doesn't want to carry a bouquet of flowers in her hands the entire evening. And even if she's able to leave the flowers in her car or at home, a big bouquet might be too much too soon. However, if you can't let go of tradition and you insist on bringing something, a single rose or flower will do &mdash; and it's much easier on your wallet.</p> <p><em>Do you have other ways to save on a date without looking cheap? Please share in comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-save-on-a-first-date-without-looking-cheap">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-cheapest-dates-that-dont-seem-so-cheap">9 Cheapest Dates That Don&#039;t Seem So Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-ways-to-spend-less-money-on-valentines-day">14 Ways to Spend Less Money on Valentine&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-watch-movies-in-the-theater-for-free">How to Watch Movies in the Theater for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/53-fun-nights-out-for-10-or-less">53 Fun Nights Out for $10 or Less</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-have-a-cheaper-evening-hanging-out-with-friends">10 Ways to Have a Cheaper Evening Hanging Out With Friends</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment cheap dates dates first date romance Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:00:06 +0000 Mikey Rox 1246352 at http://www.wisebread.com 9 Cheapest Dates That Don't Seem So Cheap http://www.wisebread.com/9-cheapest-dates-that-dont-seem-so-cheap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-cheapest-dates-that-dont-seem-so-cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple-flea-market-76728941-small.jpg" alt="couple flea market" title="couple flea market" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Going out on dates doesn't have to break the bank.</p> <p>There are tons of fun ideas that work great for first dates or tenth dates, and may even help set you apart from the other Drinks/Dinner Daters. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/18-frugal-and-romantic-dates-at-home?ref=seealso">15 Frugal and Romantic Dates at Home</a>)</p> <p>Here are nine cheap date ideas that won't make you look like a cheapskate.</p> <h2>1. Stargazing</h2> <p>If you live in a big city, chances are good that you don't get a very good view of the celestial heavens. The solution? Hop in your car and get outside of the big city. Show your date something they haven't seen since they moved to town &mdash; the natural beauty of the stars. Pack a dinner and maybe even some candles.</p> <h2>2. Flea Market</h2> <p>Whether you buy anything or not, flea markets can be great places to wander around. Not only are you going to see some cheap items you didn't know you couldn't live without, you're also going to see some downright weird stuff you and your date will talk about for weeks to come.</p> <h2>3. Go Fly a Kite</h2> <p>When the weather is windy go get a kite and fly it. Not only will it end up setting you back less than ten bucks, it will also bring out a childlike whimsy neither of you have likely experienced for decades. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-fun-toys-and-games-you-can-make-at-home?ref=seealso">10 Fun Toys and Games You Can Make at Home</a>)</p> <h2>4. Brewery and Winery Tours</h2> <p>For the couple that likes to imbibe there's always a tour of the local brewery or winery. Don't drink? Try checking out the local creamery or an ice cream factory. Experience joy you haven't felt since your age was in the single digits.</p> <h2>5. Book Readings</h2> <p>Are you a cultured kind of person? Looking for someone else who shares your interest in the arts? Book readings are generally free and wrap in about an hour. From there, the two of you can grab a cup of coffee, and you'll have a lot to talk about after a reading &mdash; good, bad, or ugly. In the same neighborhood? Hit up an art gallery. Either go on a day when it's not expensive or find a cheap (or free!) one that's a little off the beaten path.</p> <h2>6. Volunteer Together</h2> <p>Volunteer dates show off your compassionate side while also allowing you to have a lot of fun. For example, you can head down to the local dog shelter and play with dogs that are in need of love. Watch out, though: You might end up taking one home with you.</p> <h2>7. Foreign Language Movie Night</h2> <p>One of the problems with a movie date is that it doesn't give you much opportunity to get to know one another. Solution: Get some foreign movies and turn off the subtitles. Make up the plot as you go along. Crack up laughing and get to know each other.</p> <h2>8. Take a Class Together</h2> <p>It doesn't matter what you don't know: There's a great chance you can learn it on the cheap through Groupon or HowAboutWe. The bonding experience can be great and you'll certainly remember it longer than even the best meal.</p> <h2>9. Bar Trivia</h2> <p>Here's one where you can actually leave with more money than you went out with: Go out to bar trivia and play to win. Even if you don't win you won't spend much money on beer and drinks.</p> <p><em>Got any great ideas for cheap dates? Please share in comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nicholas-pell">Nicholas Pell</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-cheapest-dates-that-dont-seem-so-cheap">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-save-on-a-first-date-without-looking-cheap">8 Ways to Save on a First Date Without Looking Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-ways-to-spend-less-money-on-valentines-day">14 Ways to Spend Less Money on Valentine&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-watch-movies-in-the-theater-for-free">How to Watch Movies in the Theater for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/53-fun-nights-out-for-10-or-less">53 Fun Nights Out for $10 or Less</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-have-a-cheaper-evening-hanging-out-with-friends">10 Ways to Have a Cheaper Evening Hanging Out With Friends</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment cheap dates dates romance Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:00:03 +0000 Nicholas Pell 1192000 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Inexpensive But Romantic Dates http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-inexpensive-but-romantic-dates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-inexpensive-but-romantic-dates" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple-3870883-small.jpg" alt="couple" title="couple" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on inexpensive date ideas, ways for families to save money in May, and making your wedding venue more affordable.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2014/05/08/39-cheap-date-nights-youll-remember/">39 Inexpensive But Romantic Dates You Won't Forget</a> &mdash; Stargazing or volunteering are just a couple inexpensive yet romantic dates you won't forget. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-easy-ways-for-families-to-save-money-in-may">5 Easy Ways for Families to Save Money in May</a> &mdash; To save money in May, families can plan their summer vacations now. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Save-Your-Wedding-Venue-24257605">6 Ideas to Make Your Wedding Venue More Affordable</a> &mdash; Combining the ceremony and the reception can make your wedding venue more affordable. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/protect-yourself-from-identity-theft/">10 Ways to Minimize Your Exposure to Identity Theft</a> &mdash; If you want to minimize your exposure to identity theft, use strong passwords and monitor your credit report. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://wealthpilgrim.com/how-to-save-money-shopping/">How to Save Money Shopping at Outlet Malls</a> &mdash; Save money at outlet malls and factory stores by asking it there's any ongoing special promotions and using coupons found both online and offline. [Wealth Pilgrim]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/5-ways-slash-laundry-costs.html">5 Ways to Slash Your Laundry Costs</a> &mdash; To slash your laundry costs, wash your clothes on cold. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://kiplinger.com/article/spending/T005-C000-S002-make-bill-paying-almost-painless.html">Make Bill-Paying Almost Painless</a> &mdash; Did you know you can typically sign up for bill pay free through your bank? [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/should-you-pick-up-the-tab-for-unemployed-friends">Money Manners: Should You Pick Up The Tab For Unemployed Family And Friends?</a> &mdash; Instead of inviting unemployed family and friends to dinners, ask them to go for a walk with you. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://www.budgetinginthefunstuff.com/how-to-budget-for-a-holiday/">How to Budget for a Holiday</a> &mdash; When you are budgeting for a vacation, be clever about currency. [Budgeting in the Fun Stuff]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/should-you-become-an-angel-investor/">Should You Become an Angel Investor?</a> &mdash; Before you become an angel investor, consider if you really know the industry in which you'll be investing. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-inexpensive-but-romantic-dates">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-cheapest-dates-that-dont-seem-so-cheap">9 Cheapest Dates That Don&#039;t Seem So Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-save-on-a-first-date-without-looking-cheap">8 Ways to Save on a First Date Without Looking Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/47-cheap-fun-things-to-do-this-weekend">47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/never-pay-for-a-redbox-dvd-rental-again">Never Pay for a RedBox DVD Rental Again</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-watch-movies-in-the-theater-for-free">How to Watch Movies in the Theater for Free</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment best money tips dates inexpensive romantic Mon, 12 May 2014 08:48:27 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1138600 at http://www.wisebread.com Find Love With These Fun and Cheap First Date Ideas http://www.wisebread.com/find-love-with-these-fun-and-cheap-first-date-ideas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/find-love-with-these-fun-and-cheap-first-date-ideas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple-4184271-small.jpg" alt="couple" title="couple" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You wouldn&#39;t be the first person to think that they&#39;re too poor to date. However, a killer first, second, or tenth date isn&#39;t about the money that you spend. It&#39;s about the time that you spend, both figuring out what to do and the time that you spend together. Let&#39;s face it: Even if you have the money, the old dinner and a movie standby is pretty boring. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/from-5-to-30-date-ideas-for-every-budget?ref=seealso">Date Ideas for Every Budget</a>)</p> <p>The best dates are ones that allow you to get to know one another without a lot of pressure.</p> <p>The best dates are also the ones that are unique, and the good news is that unique and quirky dates generally don&#39;t cost a lot of money. Many of them are even free. Here&#39;s a list to get you going, but we&#39;d also recommend that you make the Weekend section of your local daily your best friend, as well as the Calendar section of the local weekly. Until then, here are some ways to become the guy or gal with the killer date ideas that everyone is talking about.</p> <h2>Visit a Hookah Bar</h2> <p>Smoking is mostly out of fashion, but somehow the hookah bar has bucked this stigma. It&#39;s still a great place to get together and strikes a perfect balance between dinner (too much face-to-face talking, too much like a job interview) and a bar (too much noise to really get to know one another). Generally food and drink are available, but not necessary.</p> <h2>Go for a Walk</h2> <p>Whether you live in the woods, near the beach, or in the thick of the urban jungle, a walk is a great way to get your blood flowing and get to know someone. Amble around through an unfamiliar place or act as a tour guide. Either way, you&#39;re both going to have a great time. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-reasons-why-you-should-take-a-walk?ref=seealso">25 Reasons to Take a Walk</a>)</p> <h2>Visit an Arcade</h2> <p>You&#39;ve probably got a few options here if you live in or near a city. You can go to the regular arcade with kids running around, the cool hipster arcade with vintage games (and generally speaking, vintage prices), or the nickel arcade with old-timey games.</p> <h2>Go to a Museum</h2> <p>The cool thing about museums is that they often have cheap days. And remember: There&#39;s more to a museum than just checking out paintings. For example, here in Los Angeles, we have both a <a href="http://www.museumofdeath.net/">Museum of Death</a> and the <a href="http://mjt.org/">Museum of Jurassic Technology</a>, a throwback to the days of &quot;cabinets of curiosity.&quot; Do a quick Google search and see what interesting museums are on offer in your area. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-visit-museums-for-free?ref=seealso">Visiting Museums for Free</a>)</p> <h2>Go Fly a Kite</h2> <p>It costs nothing, and it&#39;s a lot of fun. If you&#39;re someone with a bit of a whimsical side (or your date is) this can be a really memorable one &mdash; &nbsp;there&#39;s a good chance that it&#39;s been decades since either of you did this.</p> <h2>Teach (or Learn) Something New</h2> <p>Do you have a skill that you&#39;d like to share? If so, it can make a great date. For example, maybe your date has never learned how to drive stick or doesn&#39;t even know the first thing about cooking. Teaching dates show off your skills while also giving your date something to take home with them &mdash; something that they can potentially hold on to forever. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-free-ways-to-learn-something-new?ref=seealso">Free Things to Learn Something New</a>)</p> <h2>Shoot Pool</h2> <p>Pool halls are insanely cheap when you rent by the hour. Split the cost of a table, and the two of you are going to have a great time for under 10 bucks each.</p> <h2>Catch a Live Show</h2> <p>Theater exists outside of Broadway. In fact, most cities of any size have some kind of local theater scene. While this one doesn&#39;t offer a lot of &quot;getting to know you&quot; time (and thus, doesn&#39;t make for a very good first date), it does let you appreciate and support the local arts scene without spending a lot of money.</p> <h2>Browse a Bookstore</h2> <p>On the other hand, a great first date idea is hitting up a local bookstore. You can do a big box, but obviously supporting local business is better. A fun activity to do there is for each of you pick up three books &mdash; one of these should be a childhood favorite, another a teenage favorite, and another one that you&#39;ve loved in adulthood. This is a great way to learn a lot about each other quickly without forcing it.</p> <h2>Go to the Park</h2> <p>Public parks are a treasure trove of killer dates. You can have a picnic, take a walk, feed the birds, or cut loose and play on the swings together.</p> <h2>Take a Tour</h2> <p>Driving around checking out Christmas lights or autumn leaves is something that everyone should do at least once a year. Why not have a partner in crime?</p> <h2>Head Out on Arts Night</h2> <p>Another thing that most cities of any size have? An arts night. Almost always free, these are events that take place throughout the arts district and allow you get involved in the local scene and learn more about one another.</p> <h2>Whatever Is on Special</h2> <p>If you&#39;re a single and don&#39;t have access to <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-2822544-11074276">Living Social</a> or <a href="http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-2822544-10817658">Groupon</a>, you need to get on that. In fact, this can quickly become your very own social secretary. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-ensure-you-use-your-groupons-and-other-daily-deals?ref=seealso">How to Make Sure You Use Your Vouchers</a>)</p> <p>There you have it: A baker&#39;s dozen ways that you and that special someone can get out of the house and get to know each other.</p> <p><em>How about you? Any other great date ideas?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nicholas-pell">Nicholas Pell</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/find-love-with-these-fun-and-cheap-first-date-ideas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/being-frugal-without-giving-up-your-social-life">Being Frugal Without Giving Up Your Social Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-cheapest-dates-that-dont-seem-so-cheap">9 Cheapest Dates That Don&#039;t Seem So Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-save-on-a-first-date-without-looking-cheap">8 Ways to Save on a First Date Without Looking Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-summer-party-ideas-that-wont-break-the-bank">6 Summer Party Ideas That Won&#039;t Break the Bank</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living cheap dates dates fun dates Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:36:11 +0000 Nicholas Pell 1121519 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Go on Cheap Dates Without Being Cheap http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-go-on-cheap-dates-without-being-cheap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-go-on-cheap-dates-without-being-cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/296704397_fd47f2f6a9_z-1.jpg" alt="Go On Cheap Dates Without Being Cheap" title="Go On Cheap Dates Without Being Cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on going on cheap dates without being cheap, making a game plan for college, and whether or not you can be organic and frugal.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.onesmartdollar.com/how-to-go-on-cheap-dates-without-being-cheap/">How to Go On Cheap Dates Without Being Cheap</a> &mdash; One good cheap date idea is to go to the dollar theater. [One Smart Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/09/a-game-plan-for-making-the-most-of-college.html">A Game Plan for Making the Most of College</a> &mdash; When starting off college, be sure to start with the end in mind. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/07/07sep24e.cfm#.UGSNQEp9nCA">Organic and Frugal?</a> &mdash; Joining an organic food co-op can help you buy organic food while being frugal. [The Dollar Stretcher]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Best-Times-Do-Work-Tasks-25173166">The Best Times To Do These 4 Work-Related Tasks</a> &mdash; Sending emails at 6am gives them a higher chance of being read. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thousandaire.com/3-reasons-buying-a-home-is-more-expensive-than-you-think/">3 Reasons Buying a Home is More Expensive Than You Think</a> &mdash; Did you know that if you sell your home using a realtor, they take a 6% cut of your sale? [Thousandaire]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/monthly-paycheck-budget">Reader Mail: 6 Tips For Setting Up A Kickass Monthly Budget + Smashing Debt!</a> &mdash; Want to set up an awesome monthly budget? Review your paychecks for unnecessary deductions. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://www.20sfinances.com/2012/09/26/how-your-starting-salary-affects-your-career-earnings/">How Your Starting Salary Affects Your Career Earnings</a> &mdash; It is important to negotiate your salary from the getgo so that you get bigger raises as time goes on. [20s Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://yesiamcheap.com/2012/09/6-strategies-for-saving-money-mortgage/">6 Strategies For Saving Money On Your Mortgage</a> &mdash; To save money on your mortage, pay it bi-weekly. [Yes I Am Cheap]<a href="http://onecentatatime.com/10-ways-to-catch-your-partner-hiding-money/"><br /> </a></p> <p><a href="http://onecentatatime.com/10-ways-to-catch-your-partner-hiding-money/">10 Ways to Catch Your Partner Hiding Money from you</a> &mdash; If you don't know what your partner's salary is, chances are your partner is hiding money from you. [One Cent at a Time]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/defiant-children-how-parents-can-survive-sibling-fights">Defiant Children: How Parents Can Survive Sibling Fights</a> &mdash; Do your kids fight? Survive sibling fights by teaching your kids to create boundaries. [Parenting Squad]</p> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-go-on-cheap-dates-without-being-cheap">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/spice-up-the-conversation-by-skipping-what-do-you-do">Spice Up the Conversation by Skipping &quot;What Do You Do?&quot;</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-ways-to-tell-the-difference-between-being-frugal-and-being-cheap">12 Ways to Tell the Difference Between Being Frugal and Being Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-online-dating-first-date-get-a-drink">The Online Dating First Date: Get a Drink</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cheap-and-romantic-ideas-for-valentines-day-and-any-other-day-of-the-year">Cheap and Romantic Ideas for Valentine&#039;s Day (And Any Other Day of the Year)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisdom-from-my-favorite-frugal-tv-character-julius-rock">Wisdom from My Favorite Frugal TV Character - Julius Rock</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Lifestyle best money tips cheap dates Dating relationships Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:00:43 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 954767 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Cheap Date Ideas http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cheap-date-ideas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-cheap-date-ideas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4859184649_22c369463a_z-1.jpg" alt="Cheap Date Ideas" title="Cheap Date Ideas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cheap date ideas, garage sale tips, and how to handle surprise cash.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://artofmanliness.com/2011/07/06/10-cheap-date-ideas-shell-actually-love/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+of+Manliness%29/">10 Cheap Date Ideas She'll Actually Love</a> -- Take your date wine tasting. It's a fun date that won't break the bank! [The Art of Manliness]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/garage-sale-tips-finding-hidden-gems.html">Garage Sale Tips for Finding Hidden Gems</a> -- Find hidden gems at garage sales by planning your attack. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lifetuner.org/article/1020-how_to_handle_surprise_cashthe_right_way?sort=recent">How to Handle Surprise Cash - The Right Way</a> -- If you've come across unexpected money, use it to tackle your debt. [LifeTuner]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/investment-costs-you-pay/">6 Investment Costs You Pay to Play</a> -- When making investments, expect to pay brokerage transaction fees. [Money Smart LIfe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/consumer-iq/6-things-every-successful-complaint-letter-must-have/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MyMint+%28Mint+Personal+Finance+Blog%29">How To Get your First Credit Card</a> -- If you are getting your first credit card, be sure to have a cosigner. [Stack The Chips]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/whole-food-replacements-for-junk-food-sweets">Whole Food Replacements For Junk Food&nbsp;Sweets</a> -- Replace junk food sweets with oatmeal cookies. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://getcurrency.com/dining-travel/summer-sips-the-seasons-best-libations">Summer Sips: The Season's Best Libations</a> -- This summer, save money on alcohol and consider drinking sangria! [Currency]</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/how-to-spot-a-craigslist-scam/">How to Spot a Craigslist Scam</a> -- If you find an ad on craigslist that is posted in a ton of different cities, it's a scam. [Generation X Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/kids-and-money/the-most-affordable-kids-toys-that-aren&rsquo;t-really-toys/">The Most Affordable Kids Toys (That Aren't Really Toys)</a> -- Try turning your kitchenware into toys for your kids! [Money Ning]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/consumer-iq/6-things-every-successful-complaint-letter-must-have/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MyMint+%28Mint+Personal+Finance+Blog%29">6 Things Every Successful Complaint Letter Must Have</a> -- If you are writing a complaint letter, be sure to cite the rules in your letter. [MintLife Blog]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cheap-date-ideas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-tips-for-balancing-love-and-money">10 Tips for Balancing Love and Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/find-love-with-these-fun-and-cheap-first-date-ideas">Find Love With These Fun and Cheap First Date Ideas</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-relationship-rules-you-should-be-breaking">10 Relationship Rules You Should Be Breaking</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/frugality-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder-5-ways-to-spend-less-and-love-more">Frugality Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 5 Ways to Spend Less and Love More</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-summer-party-ideas-that-wont-break-the-bank">6 Summer Party Ideas That Won&#039;t Break the Bank</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips dates Dating relationships Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:00:19 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 613766 at http://www.wisebread.com