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Celebrate Love, Not Money, With These Recycled Valentine's Day Gifts

Are you tired of feeling more anxious than excited as each major holiday rolls around? Do you think it's absurd that Valentine's Day merchandise starts hitting the shelves the day after Christmas? Me too. This Valentine's Day, let's stage a coup and not spend a single dime on trinkets and gimmicks... […]

Here's How to Deduct Charitable Donations on Your Taxes

Donating to a reputable charity is a great way to help organizations that provide assistance to the less fortunate. As a bonus, these charitable contributions can also leave you with a smaller bill come income-tax time, since the IRS allows you to deduct a portion of your yearly charitable... […]

8 Things Americans Were Better at in the 1950s Than Today

People love to wax nostalgic about the 1950s. Our rose-colored glasses have us viewing the decade as one of unique amounts of happiness and prosperity. Perception does not always match reality, of course. But there are many things that Americans simply did better back then. We had skills or habits... […]

The 5 Best Lip Glosses

Lip gloss is a favorite beauty item among girls and women of all ages because it can instantly change your look and give you a dose of self-confidence with each application. What may have once been your favorite cosmetic as a teenager can still add pizzazz to your look as an adult. The trick is to... […]

15 Ways to Make Brown Bagging It Better Than Buying Lunch

When I was a kid, the appearance and aroma of the food served in the school cafeterias made me, frankly, nauseous. My parents, both schoolteachers, must have felt the same way and so we all became brown-baggers. When I joined the workforce, I quickly realized that eating lunch out was not going to... […]

Best Money Tips: Best Hacks for Amazon and Amazon Prime

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on the best Amazon hacks, ways to save money this year, and over 60 mostly-free ways to entertain yourself at home. Top 5 Articles The Best Amazon & Amazon Prime Hacks — You can get a $5 credit just for downloading... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 02/09

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Up to 30% off Major Home Appliances at Kmart, Girls' Soffe Baseball Tee for $6, Kindle 6" Display w/ Wi-Fi for... […]

9 Things That Cost More in 2016

If your New Year's resolutions included trimming the fat from your budget, you'll want to avoid these nine purchases that will see a price hike this year. (See also: 8 Necessities That Will Be Cheaper in 2016) 1. Cable and Satellite TV NBC recently reported that DirecTV and AT&T's U-verse... […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save Money on Valentine's Day?

Fancy dinners, lavish gifts, exotic trips — there are many ways to splurge on Valentine's Day, but frugalites know that you don't have to spend a lot of money to show your love. How do you save money on Valentine's Day? What "traditional" Valentine's Day gifts — flowers,... […]

The 9 Most Important Lessons I Learned About Money When I Became a Landlord

With 30 years under my toolbelt as a landlord, I've had my share of lessons learned — so I thought it was about time I put some of those learnings down on paper. Previously, I've written about key considerations when shopping for a rental property. Here, I focus on money lessons learned after... […]