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Ask The Readers: How Do You Celebrate Frugally?

The 4th of July is right around the corner and many people are gearing up to celebrate our Independence Day. When it comes to throwing a party, most people like to have an awesome celebration on the cheap. However, there are plenty of people who are just concerned about throwing an amazing party without worrying about the cost. How do you celebrate frugally? […]

How to Clean Silver Naturally

Part of the fun of shopping at thrift stores and estate sales is that I almost always find a beautiful piece of vintage silverware that is black with tarnish but just waiting for a little cleaning to reveal the diamond in the rough underneath! […]

4 Ways to Eat Healthy(ish) From Vending Machines

They’re omnipresent. And typically omni-unhealthy. Vending machines are everywhere, clustered especially in spots where you'll find students, office workers, and other on-the-go types. To be sure, more nutritious-conscious contraptions are starting to appear in workplaces and community spots (our company has an amazing fresh fruit vending option in the main office). […]

Best Money Tips: Tips to Exercise at Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tips to exercise at home, the cheapest cars to own, and how to find your dream job and life. Top 5 Articles 8 Tips to Exercise at Home — If you want to exercise at home, try turning your dog's leash into a jump rope. […]

5 Office Habits to Keep When Working From Home

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/5-office-habits-to-take-home-with-you ShareThisWhether you've set out on your own or have convinced your boss to let you telecommute, it may feel like a huge relief to finally lose the commute and be able to work from home. […]

25 Great Movies About Money

When I first started researching this article, I figured I’d find a dozen decent movies based on money. I was wrong. There are hundreds of films out there with money at the core, and why not? Money makes the world go around, after all. […]

Clipped Wings: Can Consumers Fix Air Travel?

For me, it begins about two days before a flight — that mild anxiety that only modern air travel can inspire. It’s a restlessness born of the knowledge that in a matter of days, my intricately laid travel plans will surely begin to unravel. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips to Take Advantage of Garage Sales

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips to take advantage of garage sales, part-time jobs for high school students, and tips for surviving on a limited budget. Top 5 Articles 5 Tips to Take Advantage of Garage Sales -- Take advantage of garage sales by negotiating. […]

Eliminate Junk Mail With the Click of a Button

On a good day, I’ll see a postcard from my dentist, two magazines, and a freelance check in my mailbox. On a bad one, I’ll be inundated with phone books, flyers, credit card offers, and even a fake certificate for 20% off a custom-made hearing aid. Generally, I’ll dump the unwanted mailings — or “junk” mail — into my recycling bin before I even get into the house. […]

10 Surprising Facts About Flooding and Your Home

We think, for now, that we have narrowly survived a flooding of our home. Located just three miles from the Missouri River, we have witnessed the swelling of her waters and the panic that has gripped our neighbors. Questions and rumors have buzzed for weeks, causing me to have to research quite thoroughly to find the facts about how rising waters could affect my home and three acres of farm land. […]