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8 Tips for Planning a Last-Minute Wedding

Five months out, we recently made some cost-cutting changes to our wedding plans.  Scaling back makes the most financial sense for us, and we left ourselves enough time to plow ahead with a cheaper and equally enjoyable reception with our closest friends and relatives. […]

Debt Ceiling Contingency Plans

What will the Treasury do if there's no increase in the debt ceiling? What should you do? Back in April I wrote a post about what would happen if the debt ceiling were not raised. I suggested that the Treasury could deal with a cash shortage the same way Illinois had — by delaying some payments and prioritizing others. […]

The Debt Ceiling Crisis in Everyday English

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve heard more than you ever wanted to hear about the debt ceiling crisis. However, hearing is different from understanding, and this is a complex problem that can be difficult to grasp. In this case, it's been even harder to get an accurate explanation about what is going on in language that’s easy to understand. […]

How to Visit Museums for Free

Whether you’re into art or archeology, spacecrafts or handicrafts, there’s a museum for you — and you may be able to visit a museum that interests you for free. […]

Getting Whole-Grain Nutrition

Among the key recommendations in the USDA's latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans is eating more whole grains and fewer refined grains. According to the guidelines, Americans should consume six ounces of grains each day (about six slices of bread), at least half of which should be from whole grains like whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, and brown rice. […]

Best Money Tips: The Rules of Re-Gifting

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on the rules of re-gifting, ways to find cheap paperback books, and how to avoid credit card problems while traveling. Top 5 Articles The Rules of Re-Gifting — Only regift when the parties involved do not know each other. […]

Home Improvements That Pay Off

As a homeowner, I'm often mulling over various improvement projects. A key consideration for many people who want to spruce up their homes, but think they may be moving in the foreseeable future, is what the payback is on particular upgrades. For instance, if there's something that's going to make your home look nicer and add back most of the value you put into the job, why not do it? […]

The World's Most Expensive Waters

I admit to buying bottled water occasionally, but there's always the thought in the back of my head that I'm paying for something that I can get for little to no cost at home, where I have a Brita water filter. The markup on a 20 oz. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Split Expenses With a Partner

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to split expenses with a partner who makes more, how to get more value from Netflix, and dating tips for frugal men. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Split Expenses with a Partner Who Makes More — To split expenses with a partner who makes more than you do, start by discussing the situation and your expectations. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/28, 12pm Pacific for Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: How to stretch your grocery dollars. Learn how to comparison shop, utilize weekly advertisements to your benefit, and stick to your grocery list. […]