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10 Ways to Shave $10 (or More) Off Your Grocery Bill

Cutting your grocery bill may seem like a daunting task because there are so many techniques and approaches out there. But what if you could cut $10 by just doing one thing? Good news — you can. In fact, here are 10 things to choose from, any one of which could result in a $10 per week reduction in grocery spending for a family. […]

How Emotions Can Hurt a Home Buyer

Three years ago, when my husband and I first moved to our current home in Lafayette, Indiana, we got a pretty rude wake-up call about how emotions can make the process of buying a home even more costly. (See also: Your Finances: 4 Emotional Decisions to Avoid) At the time that we moved, we were in contract on a house that we had really fallen in love with. […]

Best Money Tips: Spending $0 on Entertainment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on spending $0 on entertainment, setting up a dorm-room kitchen, and what social networks you should use. Top 5 Articles My secrets to spending $0 on entertainment last month — Spend no money on entertainment by taking advantage of libraries and Farmers Markets. […]

Don't Ruin an Antique! How to Tell If You Should Refinish Wooden Furniture

When it comes to furnishing an apartment or house on the cheap, you're probably no stranger to dumpster diving, thrift store shopping, garage sale hunting, and Craigslist trolling, or at least one of the above. People throw away so much good, sturdy furniture that's just waiting for someone like you to see its potential. After all, someone's trash could be your treasure. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 8/8, 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: Achieving Financial Goals! Learn about creating plans, tracking progress, and celebrating milestones on your journey to achieve your financial goals. […]

Off the Wall: 21 Clever Uses for Leftover Wallpaper

If you've done any home remodeling projects or gone thrift shopping lately, no doubt you've seen your fair share of scrap wallpaper rolls. They're everywhere — mismatched cast-offs in nearly every pattern, color, and style — still in the shrink-wrap just waiting to be repurposed. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 08/07

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals 50-Foot Paracord Rope $4, 7 Pairs of Frederick's Women's Panties $25, Roundtrip fares to Europe from $615, and more! […]

The 10 Best Productivity Apps for Really Busy People Like You

I have three kids, a business, and a few blogs, and I just signed up to become a Girl Scout leader. When people ask me, "How do you do it all?" my usual reply is, "I give up, how?" (See also: What Is Your Best Productivity Advice?) Turns out, "How do you do it all?" is not a joke, or if it is, I'm still waiting to hear the punch line. […]

Best Money Tips: Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on teaching your teen financial responsibility, things you should buy new, and uses for baking soda. Top 5 Articles Ready, Set, Launch! 6 Steps to Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility — Teach your teen how to budget and build credit if you want them to understand financial responsibility. […]

How to Find the Best Stuff at HomeGoods

If you aren't yet a HomeGoods devotee, then maybe it's time to check out everything these stores have to offer. Owned by the TJX Companies, this popular chain of discount home furnishing stores complements the company's well-known TJ Maxx and Marshalls apparel stores. […]