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19 Uses for Empty Cereal Boxes

When I was a kid, I loved going to the supermarket with my mom. My favorite aisle? Cereal! All those colors and flavors and prizes inside — it was hard to pick just one box. Of course, while I was eating the cereal, I didn’t care about the box at all (except to play the games on the back). My, how times have changed. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for Yard Sale Success

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tips for yard sale success, going green, and saving on your next family vacation. Top 5 Articles 13 Tips For Yard Sale Success — To make your yard sale a success, start preparing everything two weeks in advance. […]

Forgiven Mortgage Debt May Lead to Huge Tax Bills

Congress passed the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act during the national housing crisis. This little-publicized law protected those who lost their principal residences to a foreclosure or short sale from a big tax bill, and it is expiring at the end of 2012. This means that those who lose their homes or receive a partial loan reduction next year may be facing a huge tax bill. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/26, 12pm Pacific for a 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: Cars. Learn about getting a good deal on a car, saving on gas, and not breaking the bank on maintenance expenses. […]

10 Unique Garden Containers and Techniques

Creating a garden that is both beautiful and functional doesn’t require a three acre homestead in the middle of nowhere. In fact, some of the best community and urban gardens are not only creatively small, they make use of recycled materials to create a healthy growing environment and eliminate waste. […]

Best Money Tips: Get Paid While Watching TV

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on getting paid while watching tv, habits to increase wealth, and the best days to buy specific items. Top 5 Articles How to Get Paid While Watching TV: Your New Part-Time Job — Download an app like Viggle to get paid for watching TV. […]

In Praise of Complainers: Why Complaining Is Good

Have you ever been out for dinner with someone who won’t complain? Regardless of how terrible the service or remarkably bad the food, your companion just shrugs or sheepishly makes an excuse on behalf of the waitstaff or chef? It happens all the time. The dry cleaner who turns your cashmere cardigan into a very expensive sweater for a teacup poodle. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Prefer Getting Gift Cards or Cash?

Whenever the holidays or your birthday comes around, inevitably you will receive either gift cards or cash. Some people love getting gift cards to use at their favorite store or restaurant. However, others would prefer to take the cash and run! Do you prefer getting gift cards or cash? Why? […]

Grocery Shopping and the 4-Minute Mile: How to Challenge Yourself

When I teach workshops about cutting the grocery budget, I always start with one basic tip — create a set weekly (or monthly) grocery budget, and stick to it. […]

Guide to Better Style: The Curated Closet

The older I get, the simpler and more refined I try to make my personal style. As a result, I’ve started to view my wardrobe as a collection to be curated instead of a just a closet to be stuffed. I’ve slowly begun to weed out clothes that don’t work, finally give up on looks that just don’t suit me, and gravitate toward timeless pieces and true classics. […]