Leisure

Tips to Save Money on Common Valentine’s Day Gifts
February 10, 2015

Tips to Save Money on Common Valentine’s Day Gifts

  Valentine’s Day can get really involved as you may end up buying candy, flowers, jewelry, stuffed animals, wine, and of course a night on the town. The cost of a Valentine’s Day date can add up very quickly. It is possible to save money on Valentine’s Day without looking cheap, if you have a […]

by Briana Fabbri
Great Things to Do at the Library Besides Borrow Books
January 23, 2015

Great Things to Do at the Library Besides Borrow Books

Most people think that public libraries exist for one purpose: to house books that can be borrowed for free. Fortunately, this is not the case. If you are on a tight budget, the library provides many services-completely free of charge-that you can take part in. Here are a few great things to do at your […]

by Briana Fabbri
The History of Christmas Presents
December 19, 2014

The History of Christmas Presents

  The first thing many people think of when they think of Christmas is gift giving. What people don’t think of is WHY we give gifts at Christmas time. How long have people been giving and receiving gifts for Christmas? Let’s examine the history of Christmas presents. The Gifts of the Wise Men In the […]

by Briana Fabbri
Great Ideas for Day Trips
November 21, 2014

Great Ideas for Day Trips

Nowadays, life is extremely busy for most people. Even when you are not at your job or school, technology has enabled us to stay connected and working 24/7. When you do get a whole day to yourself, it feels as precious as gold. Oftentimes, you may want to use a free day to rest, and […]

by Briana Fabbri
The Best Ways to Communicate Long Distance
November 13, 2014

The Best Ways to Communicate Long Distance

When you and your loved ones find yourselves far away from one another, communication can become a real challenge. After all, if you are in San Francisco, and your best friend is in Boston, you can’t just pop into a neighborhood coffee shop to catch up. International travel makes things even more complicated. Still, we […]

by Briana Fabbri
Columbus Day Weekend – Making the Most of Your Staycation
October 15, 2014

Making the Most of Your Staycation

  Sometimes, you need to take a day off to relax but you don’t have money to spend on a trip. You have decided to forgo travel and spend your vacation in your hometown (or even just in your home.) What should you do? Well if you want to get up off of the couch, […]

by Briana Fabbri
Save Money on Your Next Overseas Trip
October 15, 2014

Save Money on Your Next Overseas Trip

  We all want to see the world but travel is expensive. Flights, hotel rooms, even meals can cost you an arm and possibly a leg as well. Nowadays, even your cellphone can add to the cost of a trip as data coverage and roaming phone charges accumulate overseas. What are some techniques to save […]

by Briana Fabbri
Saving Money on After-School Activities
August 27, 2014

Saving Money on After-School Activities

After-school activities give kids the opportunity to exercise, have fun and expand their interests. They also come with a hefty price tag. How can you get your kids involved in extracurricular activities without emptying your wallet? We spoke with a couple of experts (and parents!) to get their best tips. Go discount or gently used […]

by Briana Fabbri
How to Fit in One Last Vacation Before School Starts
August 6, 2014

How to Fit in One Last Vacation Before School Starts

Summer is coming to a close, and most of your family’s getaway plans will have to be put on hold for another year…or will they? Believe it or not, it’s still possible to have one last family vacation before school starts and the craziness of the school year begins. We spoke with family vacation experts […]

by Briana Fabbri
Easy, Cost-Effective Improvements to Make Your Ugly Truck Great Again
July 16, 2014

Easy, Cost-Effective Improvements to Make Your Ugly Truck Great Again

Modifications and upgrades to your vehicle can be dangerous; undertake them at your own risk. Jalopy owners, rejoice! July 20 is Ugly Truck Day — the day that allows you to celebrate and publicly show your affection for your old beater of a car. It’s also a great time to give it a bit of […]

by Briana Fabbri