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Marla Walters

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Latest articles by Marla Walters

This Is How Rich You'd Be If You'd Saved the Money You Earned in High School

Did you fritter away the earnings from your after school job? If only you'd saved it instead and let compound interest work its magic.

The Alarming Thing I Didn't Know About My Mammogram

An annual mammogram may not pick up cancer due to a surprisingly common condition. A Wise Bread blogger shares her story.

13 Must-Have Kitchen Purchases Under $10

You can spend hundreds on kitchen utensils and gear, or much, much less if you shop smart and pick the right $10 essentials — like these.

5 Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU!) Need an Advance Care Directive

It's easy to avoid planning for critical health care needs, but an Advance Directive really will ease the burden on you — and your loved ones.

The Five Types of People Who Never Retire (Are You One of Them?)

Whether due to choice or financial circumstance, some people choose to keep on keeping on rather than retire. Which one are you?

12 Surprising Things You Didn't Know You Should Be Negotiating

If you aren't asking, you aren't getting. Start asking for deals on these purchases big and small and save!

10 Kitchen Mistakes Good Cooks Make

Think of these mistakes as the low-hanging fruit of kitchen disasters. Eliminate these common errors and enjoy better meals and less fuss.

Masters of Small Talk Never Do These 10 Things — Do You?

Unless you're a meteorologist, a quip about the weather will kill a conversation before it starts. Learn that and nine other small talk never dos.

20 Fun Ways to Use Pumpkin

Pumpkin is everywhere this time of year. Go beyond the jack o' lantern and the pie and put pumpkin to even more delicious, decorative, and fun uses.

How to Enjoy the 12 Foods People Love to Hate

Ewww, gross, I'm not eating that! But you should! These foods are super healthy, and when prepared right, super delicious.

15 Easy Fall Pizzas

Abundant autumn vegetables (and fruits) are just appearing on grocer's shelves, just in time for easy, delicious Fall pizza.

10 Delicious But Difficult Recipes Made Easy

Enjoy pasta or Hollandaise but don't enjoy the effort and the fuss? Try these easy versions of those and eight other challenging dishes.

13 Ways You Can Cut Grocery Expenses Today

Food prices are going up and up. What to do? Shop smart, eat smart, and save smart!

9 Ways Staying on Budget Can Be Fun (Really!)

Let's face it: Staying on budget is hard. But if you make it fun, you'll get some short-term kicks while you're saving for long-term goals.

Guacamole, Wine, and 23 Other Surprisingly Refreshing Popsicle Recipes

Why settle for a fudgsicle when you can have a Sriracha-fudgsicle? Try that and a bunch more fun summertime popsicles.

14 Career-Threatening Work Habits That No One Will Tell You About

Just can't seem to land the promotion and get ahead? It's not them — it's you. The good news is you really can do better.

6 "As Seen on TV" Kitchen Gadgets That Are Actually Worth the Money

You've seen the ads and no doubt groaned. But wait! These TV gadgets for the kitchen may actually do what's promised. Click now!

31 Delicious, Cheap Recipes That Use Up Your Herb Garden

Fresh, home-grown herbs are delicious and frugal — but can often go to waste. Use up your garden's bounty in these tasty cookies, cocktails, and more!

25 Exciting New Potato Recipes You Must Try

Few foods are as frugal as the potato — and few are as versatile and delicious, either. Try these wonderful ways to prepare the humble spud.

The New Kale: How to Cook This Summer's 8 Most Popular Vegetables

Parsnips, radishes, and rutabagas are among this summer's trendy table darlings. Find recipes and more for the eight hottest looks in this season's basket.