Nerd Wallet — Father’s Day is this weekend, but not only are these gifts good for Dad, they’re great for prcrastinating offspring who still haven’t gottten a gift yet. Many can be bought right now at a local store, and other ideas (like apps) can be bought online immediately.
Cheapism — This site is best known for its unbiased product reviews that focus totally on value. But it also offers lots of helpful lists you won’t find elsewhere. Like this one for finding free live music in 15 major metropolitan areas.
Consumerist — This blog by Consumer Reports always offers interesting news and reviews, and none are more timely this hot June than those newfangled air conditioners on wheels. But Consumerist says they offer “crappy cooling” and “They’re also very heavy, weighing 80-100 pounds, and not all that portable.”
Get Rich Slowly — Ideally, you’d never need to haggle over the price of anything. But as writer Krstin Wong points out, “In an ideal world, the weather would be perfect.” So you might as well spend five minutes reading this quick rundown of same basic tactics anyone can employ.
The Penny Hoarder — It sounds like a scam, but this writer tried it out. A site called RentAFriend will match you with someone willing to pay to hang out with you. The concept started in Japan, spread to Asutralia, and is now here in the United States.