5 Thoughtful, Frugal Alternatives to Popular Valentine's Day Gifts

Ah, it's February. Love is all around, and so are heart-shaped chocolates, unfortunate-looking convenience store stuffed animals, and constant reminders that you have not yet chosen an appropriate Valentine's Day gift for your significant other.

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6 Ways to Save Money on a New Orleans Vacation

Next week's Mardi Gras celebration is set to draw more than a million people into the magical city of New Orleans. After years of longing, I took my first trip there back in September, and it was one of the best times of my life. That city is truly alive in a way I've never experienced anywhere else in the world, and the people are friendly and fun. That being said, it's easy to spend a LOT of money during a trip to NOLA. 

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Here are the 3 Airlines Offering Refunds for Zika Virus Affected Areas

News of the Zika virus is affecting the 2016 travel plans for jet-setters across the world. The disease, which could infect over four million people by the end of 2016, is worrying mothers-to-be with potentially awful birth defects. Airlines have responded in kind with some opportunities for refunds on itineraries to affected areas.

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The Average American Credit Score is 625. Here's How to Improve Yours.

Credit Sesame released a new report in January analyzing credit scores in America, and at a national average of 625, we're considered subprime. Ouch.

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16 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch Online Today

If you love the Oscars as much as we do, you'll want to catch up on your movie watching ahead of February 28th. We've rounded up all of the 2016 Oscar nominees that you can watch online right now. 

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Tired of Blizzards? Try These Frugal Ways of Escaping the Winter Cold

After last weekend's record-setting blizzard, you're probably dreaming of a nice beach and a piña colada. I don't blame you, and I'm here to help. Here are my best tips and tricks for finding cheap ways to escape winter and claim your spot on the sand.

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PSA: The Annual Price Gouging for a Dozen Roses Has Begun!

Just a quick and friendly heads up that the average price of a dozen red roses has risen 12.3% since January 1st.

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5 Frugal Reasons I Always Choose Uber (or Lyft) Over Taxis

I'm car-less in Chicago, and for the most part, this works for me. Chicago has a great public transit system which I utilize daily to go to work, run errands and meet up with friends. But sometimes taking the bus or the train is inconvenient (after grocery shopping) or impossible (late at night), and I have to decide whether to take a cab or use my phone to request a ride from an Uber or Lyft driver. 

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These Airlines Will Rebook Your Storm-Affected Flight for Free This Weekend

The big snowstorm hitting the East Coast this weekend is predictably wreaking havoc on travel plans for thousands of airline passengers across the country. Several airlines are waiving change fees to rebook passengers now instead of waiting for flights to be canceled. 

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