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10 Tricks to Keeping Your Kitchen Clean While You Cook

I have a food blog and a growing family. So, I'm in my kitchen — my tiny kitchen — a lot. Cooking, baking, or whatever else I find myself doing, things can get out of hand if I don't stay on top of the mess. And fast! Over the years, I've developed some trusty tips and tricks to keep things under control. (See also: 25 Tips for Quick and Easy Cleaning) 1. […]

11 Ways to Save Money on Live Sporting Events

So you probably missed out on getting tickets to the Super Bowl this year. That's OK. The thrifty crowd here at Wise Bread knows a good value, and we'll tell you that tickets to any major championship game rarely fit that mold. (See also: How to Watch Sports Without Cable) But being frugal doesn't mean you have to be stuck watching every sporting event on television. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Cut the Cost of Pet Care

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on cutting the cost of pet care, saving on flowers, and why you need a side hustle. Top 5 Articles 6 ways to cut the cost of pet care — Save money on dog treats by giving your dog carrots instead of bones. […]

6 Steps to Achieving All Your Goals

"It may be that those who do most, dream most." — Stephen Butler Leacock "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." — Les Brown "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." — T.S. Eliot Surrounded with quotes and sayings like these that encourage us to dream big, it's no surprise that we end up with huge lists of giant goals. […]

7 Ways to Sleep Better in Fewer Hours

Though the National Sleep Foundation advises healthy adults to get seven to nine hours of sleep per night, a recent study found that 30% of working Americans sleep less than six hours per night. According to the National Academy of Sciences, sleep deprivation is bad for your health; it elevates the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and it increases weight-gain and stress. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Prefer Ebooks or Printed Books?

There are many great things about ebooks, and there are many redeeming qualities of a printed tome. Ebooks are relatively cheap, paper-free, and easy to take where you go. Traditional books, as physical objects, are easier to share — and many people simply enjoy the tactile experience. It really depends on how you like to read. Do you prefer ebooks or printed books? What are your reasons? […]

Cut $100 or More From Your Food Bill Without Even Trying

We've shared a lot of food budget tips here on Wise Bread, from coupon clipping to getting organics on a budget to finding restaurant discounts. But what if you just don't want to put that much time and effort into money saving techniques? A single person can easily shave $100 off a monthly food budget without breaking a sweat by making some of these easy changes. […]

Best Money Tips: Unconventional Ways to Save on Your Wedding

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on unconventional ways to save on your wedding, furniture buying tips, and giving yourself a pay raise every year. Top 5 Articles Unconventional Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding — Save money on your wedding by not being afraid to think outside the box and enlisting the help of everyone who can help you. […]

25 Easy Ways to Make Someone Happy Today

We live in an "all about me" world these days, and it's easy to get caught up in ourselves without any regard for those around us. Let's change that. Do something for somebody else today that makes them happy — even for a moment. Here are 25 ideas to get you started. In the comments below, add your own ideas on how to bring someone happiness — however big or small. […]

12 Ways to Finally Get That Promotion This Year

Do you ever feel like everyone else but you gets rewarded at work? Your slacker cubicle neighbor pulls a couple of all-nighters, closes a deal, and promptly gets better and bigger accounts to manage. The seemingly average performer down the hall gets pulled away from the drudgery of day-to-day work to head a new branch office. […]