Chris Dato is an editorial contributor, as well as a part-time server and full-time student. A Southern California kid born and raised, he is happiest with sunglasses on his face and sand under his back. Although a self-proclaimed master money saver, he prefers the term 'responsibly frugal' to 'cheap.' Chris is a proud television junkie and complete mediaphile, as well as an avid car enthusiast and sports fanatic. Above all else, he is constantly in search of new experiences, whether that means jumping out of an airplane or trying every new flavor of Mountain Dew. Both of which he has done.