Meg Favreau's blog

Why Women Need Life Insurance — and What to Do About It

You might think that you don't need life insurance coverage — especially if you're single or a stay-at-home mom. Learn why and what you can do.

Retirement Planning If You’re Under 30

For those of us in our 20s, managing our finances is stressful enough, and saving for retirement can seem impossible. But you CAN make it happen — here's how.

The State of American Money, April 1, 2013

On the first day of April, 2013, we have some VERY IMPORTANT FINANCIAL INFORMATION to share.

The Online Dating First Date: Get a Drink

Single folks, would you like to go out for a drink? The answer should be yes — and not just because it's frugal.

10 Ways to Save $100 This Week

A few things you start this week could save you hundreds of dollars over the course of the month. Discover great ways to save, starting today.

Women: How and Why to Take Charge of Your Finances

Women live longer than men yet set aside less money for retirement. Learn how you can become more financially independent today.

How to Make Whipped Cream by Hand

Whisking cream by hand can seem intimidating, but with a little bit of time and gumption, you can make your very own delicious homemade whipped cream.

Wise Bread's Guide to Valentine's Day

From great gifts to delicious food to frugal date ideas, discover Wise Bread's favorite ways to celebrate romance.

How to Do a One-Month Spending Freeze

If you want to jump-start your financial goals, a spending freeze might be just what you need. Here's how to make it happen — and even have fun while doing it.

25 Gifts That Save Money

Want to go a step beyond gifts that are useful? Every single one of the items on this list can help save money. Now THAT is a gift that keeps on giving.

Little Old Lady Recipes: Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Is it really Thanksgiving without buttery, marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes? Our Senior Editor shares the recipe from her book of classic comfort food.

Consumer Reports Picks Top 3 Credit Cards for Your Needs

Consumer Reports names the best cash-back, travel, and balance transfer credit cards of the year. Are your cards on the list?

Unexpected, Delicious Drinks You Can Make at Home

Think you have to go out for bubble tea, mango lassis, and ultra-fancy cocktails? No way. Make your own with these recipes.

Cheap Ways to Spend a Night Out

Entertaining at home is frugal and great...but sometimes, you just want to leave your house! Here are 15 affordable ways to have an evening out.

5 Ways to Make Yourself Accountable

When you're working on a personal goal — whether it has to do with money, health, or something else — a little accountability can be instrumental.

Silly Sounding, but Simple: Use Your Stuff

It's such a simple idea, but one that has taken me years to really learn — to get the most enjoyment out of the things you have, use them.

20 Great Frugal Skills — and How to Get Them

Independence is at the heart of frugality. But to be independent, you need skills. Here are 20 easy-to-learn skills that can save you money.

Alternative Uses for Everything in Your Bathroom

From soap to combs to conditioner, the products on your bathroom shelves are more useful than you might realize. Discover alternative uses for 20 products.

Wise Bread on Marketplace: "Frugal" Travel That Isn't

This weekend, our Senior Editor is back on Marketplace Money talking about supposedly "frugal" travel that isn't really worth it.

Help From a Former Pack Rat: Getting Rid of Stuff

Sometimes, the line between "frugal" and "pack rat" can seem oh so fine. Here's what helped me overcome my pack rat tendencies.