July 1, 2014

Saving Money With Recycled Glass

When it comes to saving money, I should give myself more credit. That's the clear-cut frugal message from more than 50 recycled glass jars in my kitchen. Those containers once held: spaghetti sauce, pickles, olives, mayonnaise and other stuff.I started saving glass jars because the ocean-front place where I used to live did not have recycling bins. […]

Never Miss Free Ice Cream Again: Complete Calendar of Annual Free Stuff Days

Some people say that there is no such thing as a free lunch — but there are several companies that are working hard at disproving this saying. Check our calendar and mark these days to pick up awesome freebies ranging from brownies to pancakes to comics.  (Click on the image for a... […]

Best Money Tips: Saving on Designer Wear and Apparel

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some wonderful articles on saving on food costs this summer, tips to stick to your budget, and saving on designer wear and apparel. Top 5 Articles Saving Big Time on Designer Wear and Apparel — Seeking out seasonal deals and essentials on clearance can help you save on designer wear and apparel. […]

Self-Proclaimed Experts and Other Potential Bad Choices

Whether it’s playing guitar or writing short stories or telling jokes or taking photos — whatever — amateurs are far more likely to think they are experts than actual experts are. That is a summary of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, as explained by David McRaney in his first book, You Are Not So Smart. […]

Want to earn extra money tutoring? Start with Wyzant

If you’re looking to build up a nest egg more quickly, or simply to work toward spending less than you earn, you’ll need to spend less money, make more money, or both.  Welcome to the cold, hard mathematics of personal finance. On the income side, you can get a second job, or start a side business.  Each has its pros and cons. For people who got (maybe) two or three B+’s mixed in with their A’s in […]

Cheap ways to enjoy the sunshine (or hide from it) this summer

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. “You + me + swimming date at the springs.” That was the text message I sent to my friend Kacey last week. “Are you flirting with me?” she replied. “Let’s make this official.” See, every summer I solemnly swear that I’m going to spend the next several months in the water, yet I never do. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Host a Party on a Budget?

You can have a party at any time of the year, but there's something to be said about a backyard barbecue in the summer sun — and it's something fun and yummy! Granted, hosting a party of any sort can be a lot of work, too, and it can cost even more if you don't watch your budget. How do you host a party on a budget? What tricks do you use to cut costs on food, supplies, or decorations? […]

Twenty Powerful Tips for Discussing Money Topics with Your Partner

Throughout our engagement and the first few years of our marriage, Sarah and I never really sat down and had a real conversation about money. We each just more or less followed the pattern we learned from our parents. We dealt with any shared issues that were absolutely required in the briefest way possible. Needless to say, it didn’t work. […]

These 5 Apps Can Fix Your Finances

They say money has wings and that it tends to fly away before we even realize it. That's a product of the time we're living in, unfortunately. The good news, however, is that some wasteful spending can be curtailed and prevented, and a great way to do that is to use something else that's a product of our time: Smartphone apps. […]

Fight For Your Independence And Get Out Of Debt

Let’s not wait until January 1st to focus on getting out of debt.  It’s July – It’s time.  Fight for your independence-  and get out of debt, today! No doubt, a little dramatic, but you get the point.  Today is the day to start planning for tomorrow.  Here’s how I paid off my consumer debt – including credit cards and an automobile loan – plus some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. Stop […]

The Sweet 16: Delicious and Healthy Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Recipes

Now that it's officially summer, my tastebuds have decided they'd like to cool off for a while. So, rather than making all my standard baked desserts, I like to try my hand at ice cream and frozen yogurt recipes. Something about the chill makes these treats feel healthier, but if I'm not careful, I can consume way too much heavy cream and sugar. […]

The 5 Best Handheld Vacuums

Most people, if not all, would agree that a vacuum cleaner is an essential tool to have in your cleaning arsenal. […]