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The Greatest Frugal Fashion Makeover Ever: Refresh Your Wardrobe for $25 or Less

We're all busy. When you're busy, it's hard enough to do basic things like eat well, get enough sleep, and exercise. Keeping up a quality wardrobe that lets you show off who you are in a fun, refined way often falls by the wayside. If money is an issue, it's even easier to let things slide, since browsing when you can't buy anything is just plain depressing. […]

The Basics of Asset Allocation

Whenever you talk to an investment professional, she invariably mentions the importance of asset allocation. Closely linked to the discussion of asset allocation is the concept of diversification. […]

Best Money Tips: Confusing Tipping Situations, Solved

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on confusing tipping situations solved, ways to avoid a financial collapse, and why you should take a vacation. Top 5 Articles 9 Confusing Tipping Situations, Solved! — Did you know most people don't tip at self-serve restaurants? […]

Your House Is a Hobby, Not an Investment

We recently sold our first house. We bought the house just over four years ago and put a lot of time, sweat, and money into it. Luckily, we bought a fixer-upper at the right time and unlike many people, we were able to sell it and get the money we put into it back out. But, since the housing crash in 2008, I've probably heard the phrase "a house isn't an investment" about 5,000 times. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 08/12

Free App of the Day: Galazer Deluxe - More enemies, more shots, more action, more fun, more Galazer in this Deluxe Edition of the arcade classic par excellence! $74.96 (75% off) Levana BABYVIEW20 Wireless Video Baby Monitor - The night vision feature allows you to see your child when it's dark, and you can play comforting lullabies directly from the camera. 9.99 G by GUESS - Amazon has select G by […]

8 Ways to Boost Your Neighborhood and Your Home's Value

Neighborhoods are dynamic environments and go through ebbs and flows like most other things in the world. The recession and mass foreclosures of the past five years sped up this process in many communities across the county, and we're only now starting to see a gradual turnaround in neighborhoods that were all but abandoned by homeowners upside down on their mortgages. […]

90 Free Activities to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

We all get stuck in a rut, which gets frustrating when you're looking for inspiration. Instead of sitting and stewing, get your creative juices flowing with free activities that will motivate and inspire. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Make a Quick $50

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on how to make a quick $50, packing travel essentials to save money, and preventing buyer's remorse. Top 5 Articles How to make a quick $50 — Did you know you can make money as a professional loiterer or a laundry schlepper? […]

Wantable Makeup Edition: Beauty Treats Tailored for You

Remember Wantable, the company that surprises you with beauty or jewelry products you'll probably love, for a flat fee? I received a box of jewelry to review last month, and those products were right up my alley — in terms of style if not in price. But if you're curious about their beauty offerings, too, I'm back to report my experience with Wantable's makeup box. […]

DIY Bedbug Detector Is Cheap and Effective and Full of Science

Bedbugs. Ack! Just the mention may have you reaching to scratch an itch you didn't know you had. If those itches are more real than imagined, there are lots of pricey home bedbug tests and kits you can buy to confirm your suspicions or eradicate your worries. But there's a better, cheaper, DIY way to check your nest for the presence of bedbugs. […]