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Kentin Waits

Kentin's work has been published or referenced in U.S. Airways Magazine, Time.com, Huffington Post, NYTimes.com, Inc.com, The Christian Science Monitor, The Consumerist, and Lifehacker.

Latest articles by Kentin Waits

7 Money Lessons I Learned From Thrift-Shopping

Scouring thrift shops can bring out your inner treasure hunter — and you inner money master. Here's what one avid picker picked-up about personal finance.

The Only 6 Rules of Frugal Living You Need to Know

Being frugal isn't a fad, it's a way of life — and a simple one at that. Cut through the clutter to the rules at the heart of frugal living.

My 5 Best Thrift Store Finds of All Time

If American Pickers is your inspiration, you might marvel at the high value finds this writer (and avid picker) has scored at the thrift shop.

7 Things I Learned About Money After I Went Freelance

Becoming a full-time freelancer means getting serious about money. Here's what one Wise Bread regular learned after making the leap.

8 Reasons to Buy Local (Even If It Costs a Little More)

Buying local is more than just a feel-good tactic. Find out how neighborly spending can really benefit both you and your community.

10 Small Gestures That Go a Long Way at Work

It doesn't take much to be a considerate coworker. Work some of these good deeds into your 9-to-5 and brighten everyone's day — especially yours.

Celebrate Love, Not Money, With These Recycled Valentine's Day Gifts

Leave the Valentine's Day clichés at the store. These fun (and thrifty!) secondhand gifts are sure to please a frugal-hearted partner.

7 Career Tips You Wish You Could Give Your Younger Self

Don't you wish a future you would come back and tell you which career choices you should make?

7 Household Items That Are Better Second-Hand

Keep your eyes peeled at your next yard sale or thrift shop. These second-hand household items only get better with age.

10 Affordable Ways to Make Your Holiday Gifts Look Amazing

Don't blow your gift budget on the wrapping! These savvy alternatives are both adorable and frugal.

6 Ways That Job You Hate Keeps You Poor

Staying in a job you hate, even one that pays well, can hurt your finances as much as it can destroy your happiness. Start polishing your resume!

6 Things You Must Do After the Interview to Land the Job

You might've nailed the interview, but to land the job, you need something more. Your job search isn't over until the big offer arrives.

10 Things You Should Never Do During a Job Interview

You've landed an interview — score! Now just don't blow it with one of these major job interview blunders.

7 Things You Should Never Do on LinkedIn

LinkedIn can help you find work, make connections, and get ahead — if you use it right. Are you making any of these LinkedIn miscues?

8 Ways Being Patient Saves You Money

Patience is a virtue — for your wallet, too. Find out how going zen can save you big time.

The 12 Best Weekend Activities for Introverts

Enjoy your weekend the wallflower way, no party animal antics required. What are your solo plans for the weekend?

7 Ways to Save Big on National Thrift Shop Day

August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day which means your fab second-hand finds will be cheaper than ever. Ready, set, thrift!

Car Yoga and 9 Other Ways to Beat Long Drives

The great American road trip — you know, spending hours, or even days, behind the wheel. Learn how to survive your next gruelling drive.

8 Life Skills Every Freelancer Needs

Self-employment requires guts, determination, and organization. Find out if you have what it takes to be a freelance superstar.

10 Tricks to Avoid Workout Burnout

Don't sabotage your fitness goals by giving in before fitness becomes a habit. Stay on track by knowing when to ease up and when to power through.