Three All Time Cheap Dates

by Marcel 28 March 2011

The sad state of our economy has lots of people feeling down in the dumps about earning money, spending it and maintaining their current lifestyle. In times like these, don’t let the important relationships in your life unravel. Here are some ways to keep the love alive.

Find Great Art
If you and your lover are fans of visual art, look online for a list of local murals, statues and installations that your city boasts. Some cities even have a map with public art noted so you can make a tour of it. Don’t forget to stop for a bite to eat at your favorite chic café or grab a cocktail from your favorite lounge.

Drive the Day Away
Get some fresh air by heading out of town for just the day. Leave the narrow city streets for the wide country roads in your nearest, scenic rural area. The pavement will be a little bumpier out there, but the clear air, the feel of nature surrounding you and the intimacy of rushing through this beautiful world with someone you love sitting next to you is what you will remember.

Get up early together and prepare your things for the day. Bring comfortable, car riding clothes that you are also ready to wear outside on picnic breaks. Make a few mix CDs or play lists of music you both enjoy and leave the busy, busy world behind while the wind whips through your hair.

Do Something the Old Way
Where has your relationship led you so far? What do you miss from the old days? It’s probably cheaper than a nice dinner out and is way more intimate. Whether it’s your old favorite hamburger spot, the college campus you met on or the park where you or your spouse ask you to marry them, you can make a simple outing a romantic date by choosing the right spot.

Don't Underestimate the Little Things
These dates can be a low-cost way to keep romance alive, but ultimately, in times of strife, it is the little things that get couples through. Don't skip that morning snuggle so you have enough time to get a latte before work. Remember special days, even if it means keeping it on your home calendar, phone and work schedule. Don't let the hard times put a damper on how much you love spending your life with the person by your side.

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Save Money on Electrical Goods and Gadgets

by Marcel 21 March 2011

Sometimes it's stuff you need (like a memory card for your camera), sometimes it's just stuff you want (like a remote control helicopter) and often it's a gift for someone else.

Gadgets, toys and technology products can be very expensive if you're buying them from the High street, but if you have the time and can wait for the delivery, you can order them direct from China for enormous savings. My favourite two websites are FocalPrice.com and DealExtreme.com. Both have their good and bad points, Focal Price is usually quicker when it comes to sending the goods, but Deal Extreme has a larger product line to choose from.

The prices are amazingly low, and they always include Postage and Packing in the price! As far as I know they are the cheapest suppliers of Chinese goods that you can find.

Also note, when you find cheap goods on eBay, they are usually sourcing the goods from one of these two stores, and although the eBay price seems cheap, they have been marked up. So buy direct from the original supplier.

So, browse around, FocalPrice.com and DealExtreme.com have almost everything you can imagine. 

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