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18 Frugal and Romantic Dates at Home

If you're a parent, paying the babysitter can use up your whole date night budget. And even for couples without children, if money is tight, the cost of dining at a restaurant or buying tickets to the movies can be out of reach. Meeting in public may be important when you're first dating and need the opportunity to leave quickly if things don't go well. […]

How to Evaluate a Neighborhood Before You Buy

When it comes to buying a home, the old real estate saying holds true. It's all about "location, location, location." The neighborhood you live in can make a big difference in whether or not you enjoy your home. You can have a great house, but if you don't like the neighborhood, living there can be unpleasant. (See also: Think You Can Afford More House in the Exurbs? […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Get a Job Quickly

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to get a job quick, upping your LinkedIn game, and tips for finding and using online coupons. Top 5 Articles 14 Ways to Get a Job Quick! — To get a job quickly, hit up your alumni connections and search ads on Craigslist. […]

5 Ways to Make Money Selling to the Educational and Homeschool Markets

Thought you had to be a major curriculum publisher or a licensed teacher to make money from students? As a homeschooling mom of five, I have seen so many ways ordinary, talented individuals are making a tidy profit selling to home educators, tutors, and daycares. Here are just a few from which you can possibly earn a little pocket cash — or even start your own full-time business! […]

Should You Become Your Parents' Caregiver?

As our parents age, more and more of us are becoming family caregivers — and often filling the role with little preparation or planning. Nobody wants to think about their parents being unable to care for themselves — so often, we simply don’t. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Cool Off on a Budget?

The days are warming up, and they'll only get hotter as summer approaches. While it's easy to blast the AC nonstop whenever you break a sweat, this isn't the most energy-efficient or budget-friendly approach for most people. How do you cool off on a budget? Do you stay indoors, or escape to somewhere cooler outside your home? […]

Why I Love Lists

I love making lists. In fact, lists of all sorts organize and drive big parts of my life. […]

Control Your Debt With an Annual Clean Sweep

If you choose to use debt to manage fluctuations in cash flow, simplistic advice to live debt free isn't helpful. Here's a simple, practical test for keeping your debt under control. (See also: How Debt Fools People) If you spend more than you earn month after month, you're letting your debt get out of control. […]

Best Money Tips: Free Things to Do in the Summer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on free things to do in the summer, getting free medication prescriptions, and budgeting when having a baby. Top 5 Articles 33 Free Things to Do in the Summer — This summer, have fun for free by reading a book or having a garage sale. […]

How to Save 10-20% on Online Purchases, Every Day

I love shopping online because I can generally find a better deal (and a better selection of merchandise) than what I often find in brick-and-mortar stores. If you time your purchases correctly, you can take advantage of online coupons and sales to get a pretty good discount. The problem is, those special promotions and sales can happen infrequently. What if you need something fast? […]