Welcome. Thank you to all my readers for sticking with me during the transition of this website from the previous publisher. And thank you to all my new subscribers.
This website is all about living well and spending less. As the old saying goes some of the best things in life are free. We’re really lucky to live in Chicago because you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun in this city. You just need to know where to look for all the tips, tricks and deals and that is right here.
Instead of you having to search through dozens of websites and hundreds of emails looking for the best deals – I do all the work for you. I’m doing it anyway and now I’m sharing it with you.
This website isn’t about finding the cheapest of everything – it’s about finding the best quality and the best value – the best deal. We all know we can get a $3 sandwich from a discount sub shop – this website isn’t about that. This website curates the best quality things to eat and drink and do – that are the best value for your money.
You’ll see articles about having drinks on the rooftops of hotels or a 35% off lobster deal. No these aren’t “cheap” but if the quality of the food and beverages is top notch and the rooftop views are spectacular or you’re saving 35% on lobster – that’s great value in my book.
Living well and spending less is about an experience-based lifestyle not a consumption-based lifestyle. It’s about spending money doing things and not on stuff. We want the best quality of everything but we want it at a discount. And BTW the best quality things, meals, theater tickets etc. aren’t always the most expensive. That’s just marketers trying to convince us to spend more money but I’m sure you already knew that.
This website reflects the philosophy that if we work hard to save money in all areas of our lives, all the time, and don’t waste money buying a lot of “stuff” that leaves plenty of room for things like pricey roof top drinks or discount lobsters.
So welcome. I hope you will send me comments and any tips and deals I may have missed. I welcome participation.
I will continue to work hard to improve and expand this site. In addition to free and cheap things to do and to eat and drink I’ll share tips on making money, investing money and building wealth and another big hobby of mine – traveling on the cheap.
- Work hard.
- Save and invest money for your future.
- Build wealth.
- Find great things to eat, drink and do on the cheap.
- Experience life. Not stuff.
- Live well and spend less.