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Amy Lu

Born, raised and living in Frugal City — and lovin' it!

Latest articles by Amy Lu

Try a Wantable Box If You Like Pretty, High-Quality Surprises

Wantable offers deep discounts on accessories and more, but is it worth almost $40 a month? Find out inside!

Wantable Makeup: Premium Cosmetics at a Bargain Price

Wantable promises to send you things you'll love, but do the products measure up to the cost? Open a box with a Wise Bread blogger to find out!

Wantable Accessories: Funky Elegance at a Discount

The jewelry in Wantable's accessories box is elegant with a twist, but is that enough to warrant the $40 price tag?

Do Wantable's Statement Accessories Say Yay or Nay?

Wantable's accessories box yields beautiful, stylish jewelry at a deep discount, but do the savings make up for the cost for the service?

Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $35

Amazon's new policy requires customers to spend $35 before Free Super Saver Shipping kicks in.

Can FabFitFun's VIP Box Fit Into Your Life?

The FabFitFun VIP box can get you some great discounts on up-and-coming beauty brands.

Make Your Food Taste Better With Rituals

A new study shows that performing a ritual before you eat or drink can enhance the food's flavor and your satisfaction.

Wantable Makeup Edition: Beauty Treats Tailored for You

Wantable promises welcome surprises in every box, but does the service deliver? Open a Wantable cosmetics box with a Wise Bread Blogger and find out!

Wear Frozen Clothes and 9 Other Ways to Beat the Heat

Frozen clothing is kind of an unconventional way to cool off, but this method — and others — can help you chill out and save energy this summer.

Love Makeup or Jewelry? Surprise Yourself With a Wantable Box.

Wantable promises to send you makeup or accessories that match your personal style. If you don't mind the cost, this service could score quality goods at half price or less.

11 Ways to Eat Oats When You Hate Oatmeal

Oats are jam-packed with nutritious goodies, but what to do if you hate oatmeal? Here are 11 (other) ways to enjoy this amazing grain.

Best Money Tips: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Today we found some stellar articles with tips to help you sleep better at night, save money while eating healthy, and spend less at the bar.

Best Money Tips: 21 Money Mistakes to Avoid

Today we found some great articles on money mistakes to avoid, apps to help you save at the supermarket, and tasty tailgating recipes.

Best Money Tips: How to Save Money at the Airport

Today we found some great articles on saving money at the airport, changing habits, and DIY color-catching laundry sheets.

Best Money Tips: Retirement Questions People Forget to Ask

Today we found some stellar articles on important (but often forgotten) retirement questions, easy part-time jobs, and work-life balance tips.

Best Money Tips: 15 Cheap Car Security Tips

Today we found some great articles with tips on cheap car security, affordable organic food, and reusable household items.

Best Money Tips: Frugal DIY Cleaning Projects

Today we found some fantastic articles on money-saving cleaning projects, what to do if you’re underpaid, and great household uses for Alka-Seltzer.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

Today, we share tips to help you save money at the grocery store, tricks to avoid eating at restaurants, and common terms that ruin your resume.

Best Money Tips: How to Save Energy This Summer

Today we found some great articles on saving energy this summer, updating your job skills on the cheap, and redecorating your bathroom.

Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Prep Your Home for Disaster

Today we found some fantastic articles on free ways to prep for a disaster, how NOT to raise a spoiled child, and writing a terrific cover letter.