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How to Break Bad Habits

While many of us won't readily admit it, we all have a bad habit or two that we'd like to kick. Whether it's biting your nails, smoking, or chewing with your mouth full (among other offensive habits), here are a few ways to change your ways for the better. (See also: How to Learn From Your Mistakes) 1. […]

20 Recipe Substitutions That Save Money and Prevent Food Waste

Some cooks hew to recipes like gospel — if it calls for a white yukon potato, a russet will never do. Then there are those people, like me, who see most recipes as a basic framework rather than an edict. It calls for carrots? Well, we have some broccoli stems. Will they do? We can't argue that you cooks in the first category have more consistent and often more delicious results. […]

7 Ways to Make Money With Friends

Tired of your boring job? Wish you could find a way to earn a living while spending your days with people you actually like? You can. All you have to do is look to your friends. Check out these seven ways to make cash with your buddies. (See also: Should You Talk to Friends About Money?) 1. […]

10 Easy Veggies to Plant This Spring

Got a black thumb? I certainly do. I think it may have something to do with how I always forget to water my plants. Luckily, there are some herbs and veggies that thrive on neglect, and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to grow some of them this season. Growing your own vegetables can help save a buck or two, and when you grow them organically, they're healthier too. It's also just plain fun. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Vacation This Summer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money on your summer vacation, building a library on the cheap, and money lessons from Mad Men. Top 5 Articles How To Save Money On Your Vacation This Summer — To save money on your summer vacation, consider eating from street vendors instead of restaurants. […]

Easy, Frugal Ways to Have People Over (Even If You Don't Cook and Clean)

A friend once made the observation that people have the time (and inclination) to cook OR clean. Like me, she opted to cook, meaning, then, that she typically had a messy house. I had never really considered that there were two such types of people. But after doing a mental scan of the homes of friends and acquaintances, I realized she was spot-on. […]

Best Money Tips: Earn More From Your Garage Sale

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on earning more from your garage sale, saving on wedding reception food, and investing lessons from Monopoly. Top 5 Articles 11 Tricks to Earn More From Your Garage Sale — If you want to earn more from your garage sale, time your sale right! […]

Great Ways to Save Money by Volunteering

I’ve always been the volunteering type, especially since I became a mom. I believe strongly in helping others, and I want my daughter to learn that value, too. For the last decade I have been part of a community recreation board, helped with youth sports programs, and served as a Girl Scout leader. Recently, I have taken an interest in helping out at a friend’s equine farm. […]

50+ Ways to Save Water

You know you live in a First World country when you have the luxury of flushing your toilet with drinking water. Even though most Americans don’t spend a good part of their day worrying about accessing fresh water, water in this country is growing scarcer and more expensive with each passing year. […]