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25 Things to Throw Out Today

There's a great quote from Fight Club, one of my favorite movies. It comes from Tyler Durden, Brad Pitt's character, and it's prophetic — "The things you own end up owning you." After watching several seasons of Hoarders, that's got to be one of the most truthful statements ever to come out of a movie. Now, we all have a little hoarder inside each of us. […]

8 Simple Ways to Make Your Refrigerator More Efficient

My friend Fabulous Frank is always coming up with neat ideas and inventions; one of his best designs boasts a refrigerator with a glass door on it. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for Parents of Two-Year Olds

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips for parents of two-year olds, money mistakes to avoid, and steps to overcome financial fears. Top 5 Articles Toddler Tell-All: Tips And Tricks For Parents Of Two-Year Olds — Survive the toddler years by getting your kid up and getting them going. […]

6 Paths to a Greener Back-to-School Season

Adding an eco-friendly focus to the back-to-school season can be a great way to teach kids about sustainability, and parents don't have to part with a bunch of green in order to be green. The key is finding simple, cost-effective ways to introduce environmentally conscious approaches and items. Here are a few options to consider. (See also: 10 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time) 1. […]

Do Daily Deals Make Good Gifts?

Gift giving is never easy, especially on obligatory occasions like holidays and birthdays. Because I never know for sure what to get for anyone, unless someone has expressed interest in something specific, I am increasingly inclined to give gifts of experience. […]

VA Home Loan Benefits and Myths

Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans let military service members finance the purchases of their primary residences without down payments. Qualification for a VA loan is just one of the many perks of military service, but often, eligible applicants aren't aware of the loans or don't fully understand the benefits they offer. […]

Best Money Tips: Get Your Kids to Love School

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on getting your kids to love school, saving money on gas, and things you can do to avoid regret. Top 5 Articles 4 Frugal Ways to Get Your Kids to Love School — To get your kids to love school, try setting up play dates with classmates. […]

How to Save on School Supplies Without Going Crazy

If I had unlimited time and gas was cheap, I could get almost everything on my kid's school supply list for 25 cents per item or less. But here in the real world, there are still ways to avoid spending a fortune on that long list the teachers provide. In fact, I have already gathered about half the items on my second-grader's list — without spending any money at all. […]

Ramen Recipes to Write Home About

The affordability of ramen is no secret. It's the product most people think of when they hear the words "cheap food." But if you don't have access to the good stuff (I sure do miss my favorite noodle house on Guam), finding good ramen recipes based on the bargain brands can be tough. Sure, there are plenty of them out there suitable for a college dorm room. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money On Your Vacation

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to save money on your vacation, comparing health insurance plans, and the worst credit card mistakes. Top 5 Articles How To Save Money On Your Vacation — Save money on your vacation by taking pictures instead of buying souvenirs. […]