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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.

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

The Museum is currently closed. The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, the only museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture, offers free admission every Saturday. The museum’s focal point is its core exhibit, MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida, 1763 to Present. The museum also has a collections and …

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Best 10 free things to do in Miami

The Miami area is notoriously expensive, but you can have fun here without busting your budget. Here’s a list of 10 things to do around Miami that are fun and cheap. Go to the beach This is Florida, it’s required. The county oversees some beaches. Others are at state parks, like Bill Baggs and Oleta River. With hundreds of miles of coastline in Miami-Dade County, there’s …

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Denny’s serves all-you-can-eat pancakes for $4 every day

Famished “frugals” will flip for this flapjack deal from Denny’s. The popular diner offers all-you-can-eat pancakes on its Value Menu. For just $4, get your fill of the fluffy goodness of pancakes until you’re “fluffed” yourself at participating locations. If you want more of a breakfast, including bacon, sausage, eggs or hash browns, it will …

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Cheap and easy Halloween costumes

Do you have your Halloween costume yet? If you don’t want to spend a scary amount of money (or time) on a costume, here’s a list of 100-plus cheap and easy Halloween costumes from our sister website, Living on the Cheap. There are so many costume ideas that they’re divided into sections: Scary, Real-life people, Pop culture …

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Like music? You’ll love our new Music in South Florida site

As Miami on the Cheap readers, you know we do our best to round up all the free and cheap concerts and other entertainment in Miami-Dade County. But I’m willing to pay for good music, too, especially because the musicians who give the concerts need to get paid. But when I looked for concerts of …

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