Here is a guide to all the topics I have covered and the topics that are scheduled to be covered soon.
If there are any topics you would like me to talk about, or if you have any specific questions for me, let me know. You can contact me here, follow me on twitter @artofbeingcheap , like me on facebook at facebook.com/beingcheap , or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A trip to the magic kingdom. A cheap trip to Disney World– A guide on saving big money on your trip to Walt Disney World. How I saved almost $2,000 on tickets, food, lodging, transportation, etc.
How to buy and sell on Craigslist– A complete guide to buying and selling on Craigslist. Why Craigslist is the happiest place on the internet, and how I have saved over $9,000 on purchases I have made on Craigslist
Front Load Washing Machines (Laundry part 1)- A guide to saving money when you buy washing machines and dryers. How much you can save with a front load washing machine. Includes an online calculator to estimate how much you could save.
Dryers (Laundry part 2)– A guide to saving money on dryers. Do you need a dryer at all? Includes an online calculator to estimate how much you could save by hanging your clothes up instead of using a dryer.
Make your own laundry detergent (Laundry part 3)– How much money could you save by making homemade laundry detergent? Includes a recipe and an online calculator to estimate what your savings would be if you made your own laundry detergent.
Refinance your car loan– A guide to how to refinance your car loan. Includes an online calculator to estimate your savings from refinancing your auto loan.
Republic Wireless vs. Smartpop phone service– A comparison between the two cheapest smart phone plans available, Republic Wireless and Smartpop. How they work, and a guide to whether they would work well for you.
Fraud alert- Stolen phone number– A story of a fraud an acquantance of mine got caught in. What to do if your phone number is stolen.
A cheap vacation to New York City– A guide on how I saved big money when I went to the Big Apple.
T-Mobile’s Jump program/ review of Nexus 4– Why T-Mobile’s Jump program really isn’t a very big deal. Where you should buy your T-Mobile phone instead, and a review of the Nexus 4.
Saving money with discounted gift cards– My most popular article to date. A guide to saving money on all the purchases you make by paying with discounted gift cards.
Reader comments on gift cards– A reader adds to the discussion on gift cards by recommending Kroger’s gas points program to save money on fuel.
Reader questions- free moving boxes– A guide to where to find free moving boxes, and how to get rid of them after you have moved.
Car Cost Calculator– An online calculator to help estimate exactly how much it costs you to own or drive a car.
Nexus 7– A review of the best deal you can get on a tablet computer, the Google Nexus 7
How to stop spam email– A guide on how you can stop or deal with unwanted emails.
How to stop spam phone calls– A guide on how you can stop or deal with unwanted phone calls.
Target Red Card– How the Target Red Card works, and how to use it to save big money at Target as well as other stores and restaurants
What is Google up to– How Google’s business model works, why all of their products are so cheap, and how you can use that to save money
Google Chromecast vs Roku– A comparison between the Google Chromecast player and the Roku player. Can you use either device to get rid of your monthly cable bill?
How to save money on prescirptions– I talk to a pharmacist about how to save money on prescription drugs
Does waking up early make you rich– I do a study to see if there is a link between when a garage sale starts and how much a home is worth. Does a positive correlation mean waking up early makes you rich?
Above ground tanks– You may have heard that above ground tanks could save you money, or you may have heard they could cost you money. An explanation of why that is and an online calculator to estimate how much an above ground tank could save you or cost you.
Reel lawn mowers– A guide to all the pros and cons of reel (manual) lawn mowers.
Removing PMI– What PMI is and why it might be your biggest financial enemy. Includes an online calculator to estimate your effective interest costs, so you can compare savings from paying off PMI to paying off other debts.
Socially Responsible Business– Why artofbeingcheap.com will be donating 10% of all revenues to a charity.
Guide to buying online to save money– A step by step checklist on what you need to do to maximize your savings when you buy online.
Update on Republic Wireless – An update on Republic Wireless rumors. A new phone and new plans will be launched in November 2013.
Reader questions- Negative update on a trade-in – A reader asks what to do when upside down on a car they want to trade in for a new one. All the options are explained.
Is cutting your grocery budget a good idea?– We all want to save money, but the grocery store may not be the place to do it.
Buying in bulk– How to save money buying larger quantities of food.
Coupons vs store brands– Coupons can save you money, but are they worth the time and effort. How you can save more money buying store brands.
How to pay at the grocery store– Which credit cards to use at the grocery store to save money.
Recipe Cost Calculator– A calculator to figure out how much your favorite recipe costs to make.
How to keep your computer safe– Advice from the secret service on how to keep your computer as safe as possible from viruses and malware
Do stores charge less online?– I look into wether stores charge different prices for the same items online versus in brick and mortar stores
Save money at coffee shops– How much do you spend in coffee shops? How much could you save by making coffee at home? A free online calculator answers these questions for you.
Save Money In Las Vegas part 1- Transportation and hotels- How to save money in Las Vegas by choosing cheap transportation and finding a good deal on hotels.
Save Money in Las Vegas part 2- Food and how to spend your time -How to find a cheap meal in Las Vegas. Fun things to do that don’t cost a lot of money.
Save money on K-Cups- Reader questions Keurig coffee machines make great coffee, but the K Cups are really expensive. Here is how to save a lot of money with a refillable K Cup
How to save money on internet service Saving money on internet service might be easier than you think. Just ask.
How I got 3 months of Dish network service for free How to get cable/ satellite TV service for free.
How to gamble without losing much money OK, gambling may not be the wisest financial choice, but it’s fun. If you like to gamble, here is how to do it without losing a lot of money
Why credit cards are the best way to pay Credit cards have a bad reputation, but the truth is different than you think. Why credit cards are actually the wise way to pay.
Why I don’t participate in Black Friday Is Black Friday really a good deal? Maybe not.
Banks that pay bonuses Two Banks that pay big bonuses for opening accounts.
Full review of the Moto X and Republic Wireless’s cheap phone plans– A great phone at an unbelievable price. If you have a smart phone, you should be on Republic Wireless.
What stuff in my shower taught me about rewards credit cards– My wife and I think differently. Here is how I use rewards credit cards in a way that makes sense for those without my instincts for being cheap.
Rechargeable batteries– How much money can you save with rechargeable batteries? Why they are a great gift for parents.
Should I drive further for cheaper gas– This free online calculator helps you figure out if you are really saving money by driving a little further to save a few cents per gallon on has.
I take a wireless router to hotels with me, and you should too. – Why your own wireless router should be in the tool kit of everyone who travels.
Best Android Apps part 1- Widgets– Widgets are how you make your cell phone get your information to you instantly. Here is how to install and use them.
Best Android Apps part 2- Most used apps and communicatiosn apps– These are the apps I have on my home screen because I use them the most.
Best Android Apps part 3- Entertainment– We are all just pretending we need a smart phone for business, when we all know they are mostly toys. These apps will help you have a good time.
Copycat recipes of your favorite restaurant meal– Save money by making your favorite restaurant meal at home. This free online calculator helps you figure out just how much dough you can save.
Best Android Apps part 4- Travel and shopping– Android Apps that will save you money when you travel and when you are spending money.
Visit Nashville like a local (on the cheap)- Have a good time in the Music City without spending a lot of money.
Save money on coloring your hair– Tips from a professional stylist on how to get your hair done without spending a lot.
How to get free passport photos– A passport photo can cost you $15 from your local drug store. Here is how to get one without paying a dime.
Best Android Apps part 5- Health and money– Apps to help you lose weight or manage your budget
How Giftcardzen.com reacted when I bought a fraudulent gift card– Why you should pay attention to the guarantee before buying a discounted gift card
How to save money on your car– A look at what you can do to decrease your driving costs
Are two credit cards best?– Consumer reports says that having two credit cards is ideal. Here is why I think consumer reports is wrong.
Pest Control– How to save money with do it yourself pest control
Google Drive– Microsoft office is expensive, Google Drive is the free alternative
Do credit cards make you spend more? Studies show people spend more with credit cards. Is that true? Is there a way to stop this tendency?
The debt snowball method– Why Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball method of getting out of debt really isn’t the best option.
Republic Wireless releases the Moto G– America’s best cell phone plan just got cheaper
Home telephone service for $5 per month– If you are paying more than $5 per month you are doing it wrong.
Fly or Drive Calculator– Is it cheaper to fly to your next vacation or drive? Figure it out here.
Moto G vs Moto X: Review of both Republic Wireless phones head to head- RW is obviously the best deal in cell phones, but which phone should you choose?
Speeding: Is the time you save worth a speeding tickets cost? Is the time you save by speeding worth the occasional speeding ticket? This calculator will figure it out for you.
Should you rent a car for your next road trip?Does it make sense to rent a car instead of driving your own on a long trip? This calculator will tell you.
Review of Finovera- the alternative to ManillaA site to help you manage your financial life.
DIY plumbing maintenance anybody can do A couple of tricks to saving money on plumbing every homeowner should know.
Save Money on a Trip to Yellowstone National Park My family had a great time on a trip to Yellowstone. Here are all the tricks we used to save money.
How much are energy vampires costing you? The answer will surprise you! What you have been told about energy vampires is a lie. Go ahead and leave your stuff plugged in without feeling guilty about it.
Problem with Priority Club rewards- Always check your credit card statement Don’t believe hotels who give free rooms for points but then ask for a credit card. How to save yourself from this scam.
How to save $40 every 6 months with a refrigerator bypass Don’t waste money on those expensive refrigerator filters.
Is skipping a payment a good idea? Some banks and credit unions offer to let you skip a payment at holiday time. It’s a bad deal, don’t take it.
Rechargeable batteries are the way to save money this Christmas Anybody with wireless controllers or other battery powered toys around the house should really know how much rechargeable batteries will save them.
Is a Tankless Water Heater a Wise Choice? Do the energy savings from a tankless water heater outweigh the initial cost?
The Prius no longer makes sense, but should I get rid of mine? The economics of the Prius go up and down with gas prices. What to do with a Prius when gas is cheap.