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How to Do Less — and Why You Should

What are you doing right now? Yeah, like right now. What are actually doing? If you’re at work or running on the treadmill or doing laundry, you probably feel pretty smug about how busy and productive you are, don’t you? But what about if you’re just, well, layin’ around? Checking out the texture of the ceiling; settling into the couch. Does that question make you feel defensive? […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Wedding

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money on your wedding, managing a toxic boss, and saving on your favorite indulgences. Top 5 Articles Save Money On Your Wedding: Control Your Wedding Costs & Budget — When budgeting for your wedding, remember to work off a wedding checklist. […]

8 Ways to Reuse a Comforter Bag

If you recently bought a new comforter for your bed or have the plastic casing bed-wear usually comes in, don’t throw it out. Comforter bags are great because they typically have zipper access and are made of durable plastic. Some even come with convenient handles. Here are eight ways to get the most out of a recycled comforter bag. (See also: Waste Not, Want Not: Turning Waste Into Savings) 1. […]

Google Yourself Challenge: How Much Can People Learn About You Online?

This article is made possible by our underwriter Equifax. By now, we’re all familiar with the concept of Googling someone. If you’re not (seriously, where have you been?), it’s the act of typing a person’s name into the search engine to learn more about them. […]

11 Ways to Have a Clean Place Without Cleaning

If you don't enjoy cleaning, tidying up your place may feel like a time-consuming and mind-numbing task. However, there are little tricks you can do to lessen your load and expend less effort toward cleaning yet still have a sparkling clean residence. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Vacations

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving on vacations, being charitable on a budget, and saving on groceries. Top 5 Articles 11 Ways to Save Money on Vacation — Save money on your next vacation by researching public transportation and stocking up on Restaurant.com gift certificates. […]

How to Avoid New Carry-on Luggage Charges

Well, it’s begun. A second airline dipped its proverbial toe in the water of new charges last week. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will charge passengers up to $35 to use the overhead bin space for stowing carry-on bags. Though frequent travelers and industry-watchers heard rumblings of the new charge months ago, it’s always a bit shocking to see the first couple of slips on any slippery slope. […]

The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out

At first glance, dining out would seem be the opposite of frugality, as it is easy to spend enough in one meal at a restaurant as you could buying a week’s worth of groceries. Yet frugal people like me have been able to turn this equation on its head by using every trick in the book. […]

Got a Personal Finance Tip or Story? Enter Get Rich Slowly's Contest!

Our friends over at Get Rich Slowly are running a video contest where readers can share their personal finance tips and success stories for a chance to win $500. The deadline is fast approaching — all entries must by in before the 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time this Sunday, April 15. […]

Best Money Tips: Getting Better Deals at Thrift Stores

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on getting better deals at thrift stores, sources of non-taxable income, and optimixing credit card rewards. Top 5 Articles Top 10 Tips to Getting Better Deals at Thrift Stores — Want to get better deals at thrift stores? Sign up for their mailing lists or a store card. […]