19 Things I Always Buy at the Dollar Store

While everyone has their own savings strategies when it comes to groceries and household goods, I tend to take the easy route. Instead of driving from store to store to snag deals, I do almost all of my shopping at Kroger. My friendly neighborhood supermarket may not always have the lowest prices, but they usually do. […]

Course Corrections

About a week ago, I was listening to a wonderful friend of mine, Heidi, talking about Amelia Earhart. […]

The ‘Repeat Players’

Once a week, I go to a community board game night for several hours. There’s usually about 20 people in attendance with a healthy mix of ages, backgrounds, genders, and game tastes, and there are usually about 10 regulars that consistently show up every week. One of the big challenges of this group has been that when people get new games, they tend to want to get them to the table. […]

Best Deals for Friday 05/19/2017

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Skip Hop Moby Bath Kneeler, Blue $11, Glass Teapot with Infuser for Blooming/Loose Leaf Tea, 67% Off, Rechargeable... […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of May 15

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money tells how to retire on $1 million or less. Mama Fish Saves gives advice to first-time homebuyers. Miss Mazuma covers the three money tiers. Life Zemplified asks if you are spending your health on money. Gen Y Finance Guy says cars are expensive. Finally, my future purchase of the week is Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero Rain H […]

Don't Let Outdated Money Advice Endanger Your Money

We've all received unsolicited financial advice, often from well-meaning relatives and friends. In many cases, this advice is useful. But a lot of "classic" personal finance advice simply hasn't aged well, and is now viewed as flawed. It's just not applicable anymore in today's... […]

How to Save Frequent Flyer Miles That Are About to Expire

For many of us, earning enough airline miles for that free trip can take a while. Sometimes using a co-branded airline credit card can help speed things up. But while we're waiting to collect enough, we might risk losing what we've already earned. While each frequent flyer program has its own set... […]

Beware: Your Insurance May Not Cover These 8 Losses

You might think that you have enough insurance protection. After all, you have car, homeowners, life, health, and disability insurance coverage. What else could you possibly need? Here's an unsettling truth: Even if you've taken out all the insurance policies necessary to protect yourself and your... […]

8 Things You Should Always Pack in Your Carry-On

Every traveler wants their trip to go off without a hitch, but human error can foil those plans. Maybe you forgot to pack your medication, or perhaps the airline sent your bags to the wrong destination. Life happens. Which is why you should keep your vacay on track by keeping your necessities... […]

Best Money Tips: Money-Saving Tips for Backyard Grill Masters

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on money-saving tips for backyard grill masters, over 50 hacks that will save you money on Amazon, and tips for planning an affordable honeymoon. Top 5 Articles 10 Money-Saving Tips for the Backyard Grill Master — Make... […]

How to Save a Ton by Eating Soup Every Day (and Never Get Bored!)

In January I found a sale on Progresso Soup for 99 cents per can, down from it's normal $3.29 price at my local grocery store. It was a huge savings on something we usually buy as a last-minute lunch backup. And since I love soup, this sale was extra exciting to me. It's a veritable soup coup! So,... […]

Can A Credit Card Actually Help You Save?

Most people don’t know there’s a really simple way to free up more money for savings — and it doesn’t require making huge lifestyle sacrifices. The trick is to stop throwing money away on interest payments. Credit card companies are offering really favorable terms on balance transfers right now. Take the Discover it® 18 Month Balance Transfer Offer. […]

Putting Frugality in Context of a Busy Modern Life

Springtime is incredibly busy around our home. Our children each participate in a spring sport of their choosing (if they want to). They’re also finishing out their school year, which means a number of school activities are on the docket. We usually have family members that come to visit at some point during the month. […]

The Hidden Savings In a Rent Payment

The scene was a sidewalk café on Chicago’s northwest side, one summery evening around 2006. I’d been joined for dinner by a couple of friends, Grant and Kate, and between bites of chicken Vesuvio — or was it a chopped salad? […]

Seven Reasons to Love the House You Have

With spring in full swing and summer on its way, people are busy sprucing up their home’s outdoor areas. Perhaps you’ve cleaned out your garage, laid down some mulch, or attempted to repair winter damage to your lawn. […]

Seven Reasons to Love the House You Have

With spring in full swing and summer on its way, people are busy sprucing up their home’s outdoor areas. Perhaps you’ve cleaned out your garage, laid down some mulch, or attempted to repair winter damage to your lawn. […]

How to Budget Without Regular Paychecks

Successful budgeting tends to depend on two things: careful planning and a steady income. The first, anyone can do. The second may not be so simple. If you’re self-employed, you might be asking yourself, “But I don’t have a regular paycheck coming in — can I even set up a budget? Should I bother?” You can. […]

How to Budget Without Regular Paychecks

Successful budgeting tends to depend on two things: careful planning and a steady income. The first, anyone can do. The second may not be so simple. If you’re self-employed, you might be asking yourself, “But I don’t have a regular paycheck coming in — can I even set up a budget? Should I bother?” You can. […]

7 Super Splurges of the Rich and Famous

Celebrities have money to spend, and boy do some of them spend it. There are a select few, including Winona Ryder, Tobey Maguire, and Kristen Bell, who are well known for their frugal habits. Others, not so much. But when you're bringing in six-figure paychecks, you're entitled to treat yourself a... […]

7 Super Splurges of the Rich and Famous

Celebrities have money to spend, and boy do some of them spend it. There are a select few, including Winona Ryder, Tobey Maguire, and Kristen Bell, who are well known for their frugal habits. Others, not so much. But when you're bringing in six-figure paychecks, you're entitled to treat yourself a... […]