I'm a young woman in the US. Never traveled abroad. I accomplished a big goal, and I've saved up $1700, so I'm taking myself somewhere. Looking to make the trip in the summer for a week or two. Will be alone. I like food, wandering around cities and interesting towns, and free/cheap things, like museums, window shopping, etc. More interested in walking around a cool place than lying on a beach. I want to stay in a hostel or similar. No other criteria--I'd like this to be pretty open-ended. Where should I go?
Need recommendations for stuff to do with a friend. A few snowflakes ahead. [more inside]
How can I simply print an envelope or two from my Mac to any printer that can handle envelopes? I'm printing directly on the envelope, but it's a standard #10 envelope--no labels, no odd sizes. I'd like USPS barcodes. I've got a copy of EasyEnvelopes and I've been trying to print from it, but nothing happens on my printer and I can't update it because they charge for it now. Printing other docs works fine. [more inside]
Is there an alternative to Movable Type that is a decent open source publishing blog platform that can be fully programmed to be graphically modified and inserted into a custom website? [more inside]
I am unemployed, and (thankfully) was able to get onto a government-assisted program through MetroHealth in which all of my medical expenses are being paid. I am having personal/family issues and am in desperate need of quality talk therapy, but the counselor I just visited was awful. [more inside]
Know how to have a fun weekend in Boston on a budget? Details within. [more inside]
One person's trash is another person's treasure. What do certain industries throw out that can be repurposed for free? [more inside]
What alternatives are there to meetup.com? I'm looking for the RSVP and calendar functions, but without the $144 annual fees to run a group. [more inside]
Seeking your ideas for free or inexpensive crafts for adults that can be completed within 2-3 hours with very little instruction required. Striving for a fun process and a pleasing end product. No worthless, ugly or junky, please. [more inside]
Best sites for Canadians to buy headphones? [more inside]
Mission Impossible? Christmas gifts for wife with a zero dollar budget. Due to my current unemployment, Mrs COD and myself have agreed that we will not spend a single dime on each other for Christmas. We did spend a little so that the kids have a few things to unwrap. However, having nothing under the tree just seems so depressing. Anybody have any creative ideas?
I have a Sony Pocket Reader. My favorite thing about the internet is free stuff. My library checks out audio books to download and e-books for your computer but not devices. (fdr) if that means anything. I see free books for kindle on amazon. Will they work on my sony? The 100 year old books on Gutenberg work but I see getting old fast. I see NYC public library for $100/year. --tl;dr Help my find good stuff for my Pocket reader
I want to pick fruit and vegetables - for free or very cheaply - in Montreal. Is there any organization that exists here that is similar to Toronto's Not Far From the Tree? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a therapist/counselor in the Tokyo area, preferably for cheap/free, and on the west side of town? [more inside]
I work in China providing consulting for companies wishing to export from here. One of my customers, a Brazilian battery company, wishes to purchase an order for a cheap electronic product to be given as a free gift to its customers in order to promote the batteries. Price range: 50 - 70 cents. Order quantity: approx. 50,000. So, what's the COOLEST and MOST UNUSUAL thing the hivemind can think of? [more inside]
Any experience / suggestions / pearls of wisdom / recommendations for free Subversion hosting? TIA, no more inside.
I'm looking for some inexpensive/free solution to splitting a PDF by bookmark (first level bookmark), and using the bookmark names for the filenames of the split PDF. [more inside]
What cheap/free things can a couple do for fun during afternoons/evenings/weekends? [more inside]
Where can I find the best free samples (of anything!) in NYC? [more inside]
How should I use my copious amounts of free time while being poor in a country where nobody understands me? [more inside]
The Spousal Unit knows I like to be made a fuss of on my birthday and is happy to oblige, but this year we're low on cash, and he's a little lost. I'm trying to compile a list of fun, cash-free (or very cheap) things to do, so he can pick a couple and run with it. We are in Portland, Oregon, and mostly homebodies. I'm a voracious reader, and lover of all things spooky, and general ideas are great.
The Staten Island Ferry is said to be "one of the best values in New York City" because it's free and offers great views of the city. What are other "best values" in NYC, including shopping, food, activities, and anything else that's surprisingly inexpensive. [more inside]
Could someone recommend options for very cheap website design for a Non-Profit/NGO? [more inside]
I have a week in New York City and limited funds... [more inside]
Video Editing Filter: Does anyone know of free or almost free software that is even just a little better than Windows Movie Maker? [more inside]
Magazine subscriptions for cheap/free... what's the catch? [more inside]
I am in the search of finding free and or cheap things to do in the LA area (Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Marina Del Rey Etc)...any ideas? Just something you have found that you really enjoy...
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What's the best way for a tech-impaired, budget-conscious mom in the US to talk to her son while he's living in Indonesia? [more inside]
I need help coming up with a bunch of different, creative ways to incorporate exercise into my life, every day, without spending any money. [more inside]
Any free or cheap Spanish language lessons in New York? [reasons for miserliness inside] [more inside]