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18 Cheap and Attractive Ideas for Bookshelves

Recently I decided to get rid of my books, moving most of my collection into banker's boxes and stacking them in the office closet and the garage. Eventually I will move those along to a library that'll take them, or give them away as door prizes, or maybe send some to be scanned, digitized, and pulped. […]

How to See the Summer's Blockbuster Movies Without Breaking the Bank

The summer's blockbuster movies are here (finally!) so you can give your Netflix queue a rest. Are you gearing up to see The Dark Knight Rises, Brave, and/or Prometheus? Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the cinema alone or with friends (so long as their A/C is working). But "the full movie theater experience" — complete with popcorn, soda, Snow Caps, and the like — can be pricey. […]

10 Out-of-Fashion but Totally Frugal Old Tools

We all love the convenience that modern technology affords, but that convenience often comes with a hefty price tag. You don’t have to pay top dollar for newfangled devices, however. […]

Best Money Tips: Money Tips for Couples

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on money tips for couples, eating out on a budget, and online safety tips. Top 5 Articles 8 Money Tips for Couples — Couples should remember to think about retirement and not try to keep up with the Joneses. […]

Better Brewing: 12 Ways to Make Coffee at Home

With all the time us frugal-living people spend harping on how smart it is to make coffee at home, you think we'd devote a little more time to how to actually make that coffee. After all, one of my big beliefs about frugal living is that you do not have to be miserable while saving money — frugality is about enjoying life while finding ways to spend less. […]

Always Answer the Call: Expert Advice on Debt Collection

Paying down debt can be a difficult proposition, particularly if the situation has progressed to the point where you have to deal with a debt collector. But there are steps that you can take to make the process more manageable and less stressful. Expert Michelle Dunn has experience on both sides of the table — both as a debt collector and as a debtor. […]

Best Money Tips: BBQ on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on BBQing on a budget, buying quality furniture, and how to avoid pesky travel fees. Top 5 Articles Summertime Savings Tips: BBQ On A Budget — Use a charcoal grill to save money on your summer cookouts if you don't BBQ frequently. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/14, 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: Tips for College Grads! […]

How to Understand and Protect Yourself From Inflation

This article was made possible by support from OppenheimerFunds. At the time of Julius Caesar, the monthly pay for a Roman legionary soldier was one aureus — a gold coin that weighed about 8 grams (just over one-quarter of a troy ounce) and was enough money to buy 200 pounds of flour. […]

10 Classes That Can Pay for Themselves

Classes already help you grow as a person, but a lot of classes offer more than knowledge — they offer a way to make money in the long run, whether it be through resume-building skills or honing a particular crafty talent. Below is a list of 10 classes that can pay for themselves. But remember — you only get out of a class what you put into it, so expect to do a little grunt work. […]