Save money by cutting food waste

This post is from staff writer Lisa Aberle. I barely brushed the surface of combating food waste in a recent article, but the comments added so much to the article that I thought I could stop at just one. And then I found some more statistics. […]

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

Do you like surprises? Do you like trying out new things? If you're also into makeup or fashion accessories, then you'll want to check out Wantable. I gave it a test run recently, and while I'm not sure it's a good fit for me, I can definitely see how it can work out very well for others! […]

Get Up and Get Out: How to Find Cheap Local Events

Everyday there’s something fun and affordable happening where you live. Yes, even in small towns and cities; you just have to know where to look. To help you find these low-cost activities and events in your area, here are a few of the always reliable resources I use to help plan my next adventure. […]

Best Money Tips: Curbing Spending on Pinterest Finds

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on curbing spending on Pinterest finds, getting financially ready for wedding season, career advice from graduation speeches. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Curb Spending Money on Pinterest Finds — Avoid spending money on Pinterest finds by finding cheaper options than what you found on Pinterest. […]

This battle of the sexes has no winner

This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington. Information services company Experian recently released a study comparing the debt status of men and women. The angle Experian highlighted for their press release was that the study demonstrated that women are better at handling their finances then men, and indeed, the numbers bear this out to some degree. […]

22 Fun and Free Summertime Exercise Ideas

There are many reasons why exercising in the summer is fun and more feasible than ever. For starters, there is much more daylight during the summer, so you can get outside for more hours, say from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (rather than 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Smorgasbord Night

Let’s take a walk through my family’s normal meal routine. For three days in a row, we’ll make some sort of meal at home. We’ll have spaghetti or a stir fry or some grilled fish or something else. […]

Children and Fundraisers

About once a month, either one of our own children or one of the children that live near us pops up with a fundraising form. They’re trying to raise money for their school band or their soccer club or for extra classroom supplies – all of which are noble goals. Usually, this comes hand in hand with a form with which to buy something. […]

Reader Stories: Using the waterfall money management system

This is a guest post from Andrew Selby. Andrew writes about debt management programs at his Debt Consolidation Blog. Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. Want submit your own reader story? Here’s how. […]

The Diminishing Returns of Yard Sales

A few days ago, I had a great conversation with a couple that live about a block away from us. They have regular yard sales throughout the summer and we’ve stopped at the sale a few times. Their process is simple. They have an area of their garage that they devote to “yard sale” stuff. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #129

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Sam Harris on what success won’t get you “If you are perpetually angry, depressed, confused and unloving, it doesn’t matter how much success you have, or who is in your life. […]

The Optimum Asset Allocation to Gold Is Always Zero

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Gold ownership has grown in popularity over the past five years. Fearful of monetary or societal failure, many hope that owning gold will bring them peace of mind. Advocates also suggest that some amount of gold is part of a balanced diversified portfolio. […]

Best Deals for Friday 06/07

Link for teaser title: Cosmos Light Lamp for $7, JCPenney: Up to 70% off clearance + 10% off, Joe's New Balance Outlet: Up to 79% off, and more! […]

The Cycle of the Magi

Most of us have heard the classic story “The Gift of the Magi.” It’s a short story by O. Henry and is easily one of the most culturally known stories out there. If you’re not familiar, here’s the rough outline: it’s about young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. […]

The Lessons We Teach

Our children, like most children today, will choose something sweet when you give them a beverage choice. They’ll want fruit juice or a soda or something akin to that if I let the child make the choice. Thankfully, I’m a parent and I understand that it’s a terrible idea to establish a pattern that a beverage has to be flavored or sweet. […]

Your Take: The Stock Market Game

My friend Scott (you may remember him from those times I mentioned his charity bar tour Ghent Bar Tours) sent me this story about how the stock market game is a bad bad game… and I agree. The stock market game, if you’ve never played it as a kid, was a national competition where teams were given $100,000 in play money to “invest” in companies. […]

Ask the Readers: What will you negotiate this month?

This month’s challenge comes from Gwendolyn Pearce, who would rather be doing almost anything else than buying a car. Each month, we’ve been giving you financial challenges. Big or small, that’s up to you. But we believe that exercising these different financial skills will help to open up new possibilities of earning and saving. This June, we’re challenging readers to negotiate something. […]

10 Ways to Lower Medicare Part D Costs

My dad tells me that healthcare is one of his biggest bills in retirement. He had open bypass surgery several years ago but is otherwise healthy, walking two miles each day at the local mall and living in his own home without a chronic illness such as Parkinson’s or diabetes. His experience must be like that of many other retirees. […]

10 Ways to Save on a Night (or Day) at the Movies

Going to the movies has always been a popular form of entertainment, but the days of nickelodeon theaters are over. With movie ticket prices averaging $7.94 nationally (including matinee and children’s ticket prices), a typical night at the movies for a family of four could cost in excess of $50, including popcorn and drinks. […]

Best Money Tips: Effectively Reduce Your Food Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on reducing your food budget, social media's role in job search, and saving on your water bill. Top 5 Articles Seven Ways We Effectively Reduce Our Food Budget — Reduce your food budget by making your meals in advance and using a list. […]