How to Visit San Francisco Without Going Broke

Yes, Baghdad by the Bay really is the most expensive city in the country — but no, you don't have to spend a fortune visiting it!

10 Ways to Do LA On the Cheap

The City of Angels may be one of the most expensive in the country, but you can enjoy the best it has to offer without offering it everything in your wallet.

Need cheap or free construction materials? Go to a demolished housing development.

Amidst the financial crisis, many home builders around the country have run out of financing. Last week a bank decided to completely level 16 completed and partially built homes i

California First Lady Maria Shriver Talks to Us About Help for Families in Tough Times

Working families all across the U.S. are feeling the tightening economy. “Day by day” is truly the only way to handle things, but did you also know that there is help? In additio

Book review: Towers of Gold

It will not, I think, surprise my regular readers to hear that I like to read books about money. All kinds of books about money--not just books on personal finance and frugality,