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$20 in Los Angeles: The 16 Best Ways to Spend It

The City of Angels offers lots of cheap thrills, from cinema to tacos. Find out how far $20 will take you in Los Angeles.

Get Up and Get Out: How to Find Cheap Local Events

Whether you're in a city or a small town, chances are that fun and cheap local events are happening all around. Here's how to find them.

10 Fun, Practically Free Ways to Make New Friends

Whether you've just moved to a new town, are feeling shy, or just want to talk to some interesting people, try out these great ways to meet new folks.

Cheap Ways to Spend a Night Out

Entertaining at home is frugal and great...but sometimes, you just want to leave your house! Here are 15 affordable ways to have an evening out.

15 Cheap Things to Do Before the Summer Is Gone

Don't be sad that summer is almost over — take advantage of what's left! Perk up with these 15 fun, frugal things to do before the warm weather runs out.

How to Start a Frugal Dinner Club

Love food? Have a fondness for frugality? Combine those passions and start a frugal dinner club. Here's how.

8 Fun and Cheap Things to Do During the Weekday

It can be hard to find off-time entertainment when you don't work a regular 9 to 5, but this list proves that there are great frugal things to do at any time of day.

15 Ways to Have a Frugal Friday

Don't use the end of the workweek as an excuse to spend. Instead, celebrate Friday the frugal way with these 15 cost-cutting suggestions.

25 New Things to Do Today

In a rut? Need a shake-up? Or just want something fun and different to do? This list will help you create, connect with people, and have a great time.

Easy Ways to Rein in Your Spending Without Sacrificing Fun

Think that frugality means sacrifice? Not necessarily. These four suggestions help you cut costs, not enjoyment.

20 Frugal Ways to Brighten Your Spouse's Day

You don't have to wine and dine your partner to show your love. Instead, try these inexpensive ways to express how you feel.

19 Frugal Ways to Entertain Teenagers

Teens can be a tough audience to entertain. But even the most restless and demanding teenagers will have fun with one or more of these activities.

25 Ways to Have Cheap Summer Fun

From picnics and photography to movies, magic, and even massages, discover 25 great ways to have cheap (or free!) summer fun.

50 Great Things to Do With $50

One dollar may not buy you much anymore, but a crisp $50 bill still has value. From splurges to saving, try these savvy ideas for your half-hundred.

10 Awesome Money-Making Hobbies

Have fun and keep your wallet full with one of these enjoyable, profit-turning hobbies.

9 Dollar Store DIY Projects to Try Out

Get your craft on for less with these fun and inexpensive projects for accessories, home decorations, and more.

Fun, Frugal Vacations: What the Experts Fail to Mention

Frugal experts champion certain vacations as great ways to save, but these trips are not one-size-fits-all fun. Avoid these pitfalls on your next vacation.

Score! How to Host a Great Game Night

If you want to have fun and socialize without dropping lots of cash, a game night is totally the answer. Here's how to make it awesome.

15 Frugal Ways to Battle Boredom

The next time you're listless, grumpy, or just plain bored, follow these suggestions to spend your time, rather than spending money.

14 Fun Winter Staycation Ideas

You don't have to break the bank to get some R&R this winter. Get away (without going too far) with these fun winter staycations.