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5 Steps to Getting a Free (or Close to Free) Vacation in 9 Months or Less with Credit Cards

Here is a step by step plan to earn enough credit card rewards for a free vacation in 9 months or less.

5 Turkey Alternatives That Won't Break Your Holiday Budget

Sure, turkey is traditional but there's no reason you can't celebrate the harvest with an affordable and delicious alternative.

13 DIY Halloween Costumes for Your Pets

Let your four-legged friends in on some Halloween fun, too. Make one of these simple and spook-tacular pet-friendly costumes.

25 DIY Halloween Treats That Trick-or-Treaters Will Love

These frightfully delicious Halloween treats cost little to nothing and are so good. Make your house the best halloween haunt on the block.

Savor Your Trip and Save Big With These 5 Slow Travel Tips

By extending your time on the road, you can stretch your dollars and have more fun. Here's how slow travel saves you big.

16 Ways to Host an Oktoberfest Party on the Cheap

Break out the dirndls and lederhosen — we've got your frugal, fun Oktoberfest party covered. Prōst!

9 Fall Groceries to Add to Your List ASAP

The autumn season brings flavorful pantry staples to produce bins. Be sure to add them to your shopping list for delicious savings.

6 Ways to Sell or Donate Your Airline Miles

If you're sitting on a mountain of miles about to expire, don't let them go to waste. Transfer them to someone who really needs them.

13 Sites to Find Your Halloween Costume Cheap

Boo! Win the office costume party with something from one of these online costume shops and still have enough left over to buy candy for your trick-or-treaters.

31 Super Smart Travel Hacks

From packing cubes to boil coils, you'll be so glad you brushed up on these travel hacks before your next trip. Don't leave home without clicking this.

10 Flight Booking Hacks to Save You Hundreds

Don't book another flight online until you've read this! It could save you a ton of money.

7 Easy Ways to Preserve Your Early Harvest

Enjoy the sweet taste of summer all year round with these no-hassle ways to preserve your bounty of delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs.

10 Tips for Camping Cooking

Sand the sharp edges off "roughing it" with this collection of clever campout cooking tips.

8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Food

When life hands you a smaller budget, take your frugality to another dimension. Keep your household food costs in check by going unconventional.

Cheap Ways to Get These 8 Expensive Indulgences

Caviar taste on a fishsticks budget? We'll tell you how you can enjoy the caviar — and some other indulgent treats — for far less than you expect.

14 Convenience Foods I Refuse to Do Without

Convenience foods, which come ready for use in a can, bag, or jar, can save you time in the kitchen — not to mention a few bucks. Go ahead, it's easy!

This Simple Shopping List Strategy From $5 Meal Plan Will Save You Big

Shop smarter, save better. Keep to your grocery budget with a great grocery shopping strategy from the pros at $5 Meal Plan.

Beer Donuts and 11 Other Recipes You Can Make With Beer

Beer for breakfast? Sure, when it's in a donut. Learn how to make those and lots more delicious entrees and sides, all featuring brewskis.

20 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults

Halloween dress up is not just for kids. Preserve your dignity — and your budget — with these classic and frugal costume ideas.

109 Random Acts of Kindness You Can Start Doing Today

It doesn't take a lot to brighten someone's day. Here are more than a hundred of them!