Who needs money when one has love? There’s a lot to like, however, about saving a few bucks. Curl up at either of Ping Pong Dim Sum location (Chinatown or Dupont). Yum cha, their daily happy hour starts at 4 p.m. on weekdays.
Catch a movie before 6 p.m. from Monday through Thursday at E Street Cinema and shave a few bucks off your ticket -- those can be spent on a perky espresso.
Every Sunday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 is “Caippy Hour” at Cuba Libre in Penn Quarter. With $4-$6 picadas (nibbles) and $5 caipirinhas, you might wind up joining the late-night dance party that begins at 11 p.m. every weekend, featuring professional salsa dancers.
Capitol Hill can be pricy but the Residence Inn has reasonable rates and throws in a complimentary hot breakfast the next morning. A rich deal indeed.