• 7 Mansions (and an Island!) that Cost Less Than an NYC Apartment

    By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com Related: 5 luxury yachts that are a total steal Related: 15 things you should stop paying for now Considering a move from the Big Apple? Choose from one of these eight fantasy-worthy destinations and you'll be living like a king (seriously, some are castles). These jaw-dropping homes and properties are also incredibly cheap. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but if you put things into perspective you'll see why they're a steal. For the week ending July 16, the average list price on Trulia for a home in New York was more than $2.9 million, and the average price per square foot was $1,373. What can the same amount buy in other parts of the country (or world)? Flip through and you'll be shocked to find out. More from Cheapism: How to take a private jet for less Walmart, Target, Kmart showdown Best cheap grocery store: Aldi, Kroger, or Walmart? For more ways to save, follow Cheapism on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. To stay on top of the latest posts, read the Cheapism Blog.

  • 12 Chains that Offer Free Drink Refills

    A list of 12 chains that offer free refills on soft drinks and sometimes more.

  • Why Microfiber Cleaning Cloths Are Worth the Price

    Microfiber cleaning cloths may seem pricey but can be re-used scores of times, so save you money long-term on cleaning products.

  • How Long Before an LED Light Bulb Pays for Itself?

    Cheap LED light bulbs cost more upfront -- between $8 to $10 apiece -- but begin to pay off within 18 months.

  • 5 Best U.S. Cities for a Destination Wedding on a Budget

    By Josue Ledesma Cheapism.com Related: Best cheap wedding dresses Related: How to plan a wedding on a budget? A destination wedding doesn't have to take place in a far-flung locale to feel magical. An urban setting closer to home can host a glamorous event that's more affordable. Cheapism.com has chosen five of the best cities for a cheap destination wedding. Our methodology included scouring various "cheap cities" lists, including rankings of the best vacation cities for those on a budget (which generally factor in hotels, food, and entertainment). We gave extra credit to cities with large, hub airports likely to have affordable incoming flights from around the country. We also looked at average transportation costs and state and local tax rates. We even considered the cities' music scenes (who doesn't love a live band?). If you have ties to one of these cites, or maybe a favorite memory there with your fiance, consider putting together a cheap destination wedding. More from Cheapism: Best cheap champagne 10 best cheap cities for raising a family Best free wedding planning websites and apps For more ways to save, follow Cheapism on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. To stay on top of the latest posts, read the Cheapism Blog.

  • Where to Buy Razor Blades for Less

    Online sources for off-brand replaceable razor heads offer significant savings.

  • Cheapskate Behavior that Costs You in the Long Run

    There are many ways to save money, but some cost you more than you think.

  • Best Ice Cream Treats for Less Than $1

    Results from an ice cream novelties taste-off involving three budget brands and two higher-priced brands.

  • 7 Cheap, Healthful Dinners for Every Day of the Week

    Stock up on staples, repurpose leftovers, and plan a week's worth of cheap and tasty meals.

  • Cheap Moisture-Wicking Clothing for Summer Workouts

    Moisture-wicking t-shirts cost as little as $7, keep you cool and comfortable during workouts and dry quickly.

  • 4 Best Cameras for Photographers on a Budget

    By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com Instagram enthusiasts are happy to use their smartphone cameras to capture the moment, but if photography has really sparked your interest, it's time to upgrade. Even with the jumps in performance that smartphones have gone through in the past few years, their cameras are still very limited. Luckily, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are now priced low enough that those curious about the craft can try it out on a relatively modest budget. Related: Best LCD TVs under $600 Cheapism.com has identified four entry-level models that are inexpensive yet lauded in expert reviews. Two are DSLRs, or digital single-lens reflex cameras, while the other two are more compact mirrorless cameras. In either case you'll have access to a wide range of interchangeable lenses and manual controls galore, as well as automatic settings. Of course you'll also be able to shoot high-quality photos and videos -- all four cameras can capture video in 1080p HD. Related: Save $100 by unplugging these devices The recommended cameras use image stabilization to keep pictures looking crisp, even in low-light situations, and they range in resolution from 16 to 24 megapixels. Manufacturers may tout megapixel counts, however the image sensor is what really makes the difference. DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have larger image sensors than you'll find in a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera, which is one reason you'll get higher quality photos even if the number of megapixels is the same. Related: Best inexpensive digital cameras Click through the slide show to see Cheapism.com's four top picks among budget DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. More from Cheapism: Best cheap multifunction printers Where to get cheap printer ink For more ways to save, follow Cheapism on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. To stay on top of the latest posts, read the Cheapism Blog.

  • 30 Places to Find Copyright-Free Images, Music, and Video

    Use this guide when searching for free, and legal, downloads of images, sounds, and video.

  • What to Buy at a Bargain While Traveling Abroad

    Take a trip and save on purchases of diamonds, electronics, leather, and even health care.

  • Which Chains Charge Most for Water, and How to Hydrate for Free

    High-quality drinking water is free at the tap, in many restaurants, and in many public places. Why pay for a bottle?

  • How to Stop Spending $350 a Year on Your Yard

    Alternatives to all that grass in your yard can save money on water bills and save time on maintenance.

  • How Can You Save More Than 60% on Beer

    Beer lovers with a taste for high-end beer can save money by brewing their own.

  • 4 Best Luggage Sets Under $150

    By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com Related: What's the best frequent flyer program? If you're on the lookout for some luggage for a summer getaway or a whirlwind weekend trip, you've probably seen a lot of charming patterns and leather accents. But what about something a little more practical -- and a little less expensive? Cheapism.com has identified four luggage options with price tags under $150. Don't expect big designer names or too many bells and whistles, but these bags offer durable construction and conveniences such as wheels and well-placed handles. Related: 10 cheap family summer vacations Remember, there's more to the cost of luggage than the initial investment. If you're traveling by plane or by train, you often need to pay extra to check a bag. On top of that, hefty baggage fees can reach $200 if your luggage is overweight or oversize. So, while these budget bags can carry a lot, and some have compartments with zippered expansion, it's not always best to stretch the bag to its maximum capabilities. Related: Best cheap airlines for summer travel As long as you keep within the guidelines and avoid unnecessary fees, traveling with luggage doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Flip through the slide show to see Cheapism's picks for the best budget luggage. More from Cheapism: Which airline charges the lowest baggage fees? Ranking 9 hotel loyalty programs For more ways to save, follow Cheapism on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. To stay on top of the latest posts, read the Cheapism Blog.

  • Forget the Pool: 7 Ways to Enjoy the Water for Less

    Stay cool and refreshed this summer by taking a dip at any or all of these water sources.

  • Is it Cheaper to Raise Boys or Girls?

    We found no clear answer to the question of which gender is cheapest to raise.

  • Best Hot Dogs: A Taste Test

    A panel of tasters voted Oscar Mayer the best beef frank and Ball Park the best pork-based wiener, although the latter group was panned.