Skip to Content

Teresa

Teresa Mears is a publisher, writer and editor who was raised to be frugal. She became a website entrepreneur after 30 years as an editor at newspapers ranging in size from the Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald, where she worked most recently. She moved to Florida in 1980 because it was the only place she could get a job during that recession and has lived in South Florida since 1985, in Miami, Hollywood, Tamarac, Wilton Manors and Fort Pierce. She is co-owner and CEO of the parent network, Living on the Cheap.

Summer Savings Pass offers 3 South Florida attractions for 1 price

The Summer Savings Pass is a one-price deal good for entry to three South Florida attractions. That’s some savings! This year’s pass is valid for May 27 -Aug. 31, 2022, and is $60 plus tax for adults and $50 plus tax for children (age 3 to 12).  To keep up with latest news, sign up …

Read More about Summer Savings Pass offers 3 South Florida attractions for 1 price

Orchestra Miami celebrates ‘quince’ with jazz singer Wendy Pedersen

Orchestra Miami’s 15th anniversary season will end with a phenomenal evening of jazz featuring Miami’s first lady of jazz, Wendy Pedersen, performing new arrangements of standards and ballads with James Gasior on the piano and Orchestra Miami. With her high-energy intensity, powerhouse range and deep musicality, Wendy delivers an unforgettable performance that will leave you …

Read More about Orchestra Miami celebrates ‘quince’ with jazz singer Wendy Pedersen

Job posting: South Florida on the Cheap seeks editor

We’re looking for an editor for Miami-South Florida on the Cheap, the premier online magazine for how to live well on less in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The website focuses on free events and things to do, plus tips on how to save money. The ideal candidate has a journalism background, is good …

Read More about Job posting: South Florida on the Cheap seeks editor

Free Publix prescriptions program to end soon

Publix Super Markets once offered a variety of medications free of charge. Unfortunately, this popular prescriptions program is coming to an end. The Lakeland-based chain recently announced the program is scheduled to end on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The Lakeland Ledger has reported: According to some Publix employees, “citing internal company emails, medications that were …

Read More about Free Publix prescriptions program to end soon

Free bluegrass festival at Greynolds Park

The South Florida Bluegrass Association offers a free bluegrass festival and acoustic jam on the first Sunday of the month at Greynolds Park, 18501 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach. After livestreaming in the past, the event is back in person, from 1-5 p.m. Musicians in attendance at the monthly jams are encouraged to bring their …

Read More about Free bluegrass festival at Greynolds Park

Need a vacation? Rent an RV for spring travel

Spring is a great time to explore Florida. It’s not yet too hot, nature is lush, and the beaches are always inviting. And if you want to travel further afield, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia beckon. Whether you want to enjoy walking on a sunny beach or be dazzled by a kaleidoscope of wildflowers …

Read More about Need a vacation? Rent an RV for spring travel

Free day at national parks on select holidays in 2022

All U.S. national parks offer free entry on certain holidays every year – and we’ve got the schedule for 2022. This offer includes entry at Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, off Key West.  Schedule for 2022 These are the fee-free days at U.S. National Parks for this year: Jan. 17: Birthday of Martin …

Read More about Free day at national parks on select holidays in 2022

Living on the CheapMiami on the Cheap is a member of Living on the Cheap, a network of websites published by frugalistas, journalists and consumer advocates. Find practical advice on saving money on groceries, travel and shopping, plus tips from our experts on how to live the good life for less at Living on the Cheap.

Living on the Cheap in the Media