With everyday expenses rising, well, every day, thriftiness isn't shameful -- it's just good common sense. So Kiplingers went hunting for the 10 best cities for cheapskates: places where a dollar stretches a lot further.
Fans are wondering about the fate of football in St. Louis as a deadline approaches for a plan to upgrade the home of the Rams. Next Wednesday, Feb. 1, is the deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to outline how it will transform the Edward Jones Dome into a "first-tier" stadium by 2015. If it fails to do so, the Rams can break their lease %u2014 and potentially move %u2014 after the 2014 season.