Category: Entertainment

How to Entertain in a Small Home

Six Simple Tips To Make The Most Of Your Space A guest post from Tara Wagner a staff writer for TechBreach. She has worked from home for over a decade, and loves sharing news and advice with fellow telecommuting moms and dads. She’s fascinated by new tech and new ideas; and when she finds time to unplug, she enjoys long hikes in the mountains near her home. She lives in Denver. If you’ve moved to a smaller space to save money, it’s easy to feel like your house is just too cramped to throw a good…

Santa Barbara

This city is just a little bit of heaven on the California coast.  First time travelers to Los Angeles do the the whole Hollywood-Disneyland route however the second time around, travelers and natives know that Santa Barbara is just ninety minutes away.  And when you get to this serene town of beaches, mountains, and Spanish style architecture you will be thinking “Yes, this has everything that makes California dreaming a reality.” If you are looking for freebies download the 101 Free Things To Do In Santa Barbara and look for offers on the Santa Barbara Visitors Site…

Frugal Tips For Celebrating Easter

Below is Easter advice from Jon Lal of BeFrugal.com. Filling up a holiday basket doesn’t need to empty out people’s wallets. Look for free community events such as Easter egg hunts for kids. Instead of buying tons of pastel decorations, pull out anything light colored, spring-like or bunny-related that you already own. A little creativity can save a lot of cash! Perhaps some pastel holiday ornaments can make a centerpiece by filling a pretty bowl, or a bunch of carrots can be arranged in a vase for an appropriate flower alternative. If you…

Spring Break Travel Savings

The Frugal Diva always wondered how to decide between driving and flying if the distance was not too great.   Jon Lal at befrugal.com has a way to help you decide and some tips for saving on your travel plans. When planning a trip, start with a free online tool to decide whether flying or driving makes more sense. The Fly or Drive Calculator (http://www.befrugal.com/tools/fly-or-drive-calculator/) factors in time taken, cost and carbon emissions. Complete your reservation to get the most for your money: 1) book online 2) use a coupons and cash…

2013 Green Festivals

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Green Festivals: New York area the New York City Green Festival is April 21 & 22, and the Business to Business (B2B) Green Trade Wholesale Buyers Day, April 19. Returning  to Chicago the weekend of May 18-19. Washington, D.C. September 21-22 Los Angeles October 19-20 San Francisco November 9-10 These are terrific events with all the latest information on the environment, organic food, and green businesses…

Valentine’s Day Frugal Tips

True love means never over spending to impress someone. Coupon & savings expert Jon Lal – founder of BeFrugal.com – provides the following money-saving tips for Valentine’s Day: In an effort to save, many will make gifts. This is fine if you enjoy doing so, but consider the cost of your time as you make cookies, an old-fashioned homemade paper valentine or write a poem. Using technology can help you save time, while remaining original. You can publish a free iTunes playlist of love songs or use the app Songify to create your own love song. If you…

Super Bowl Savings Tips

When did the Super Bowl become a national holiday?  It seems like you must be either attending a party or throwing a party to not be considered a total social reject. Here are some great ideas for savings. Super Bowl tips from coupon site BeFrugal.com founder Jon Lal: If you are throwing a party: o Use an online service like Eventrbrite for free invitations & tickets. o Go with a potluck style party – where attendees each bring a dish – to reduce the expense of throwing a party. o Purchase supplies like decorations and paper plates in advance. Plan ahead…