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Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 9/20, 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: Having a frugal football season. […]

The Awesomeness of Sodium Bicarbonate: 27 Uses for Baking Soda

The use of baking soda — or sodium bicarbonate as its known in the science world — dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who used it as cleansing agent. Today, however, we use baking soda in lots of ways, from making delicious chocolate chip cookies to whitening our teeth and myriad more applications. […]

15 Free Ways to Learn Something New

If you're still paying off your student loans (or soon will be), learning might feel like more of a chore than fun. The good news is that learning can be fun and free. Below is a list of 15 ways to learn something new at no cost. So take a look, go forth, and expand your mind! (See also: 20 Great Frugal Skills — and How to Get Them) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Smart Supermarket Saving Tips

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on smart supermarket saving tips, combating over-spending, and earning free travel with your credit card. Top 5 Articles 6 Smart Saving Tips For Your Next Supermarket Spree — Next time you head to the supermarket, remember to shop high and low. […]

Ask the Readers: When Was the Last Time You Cleaned Out Your Wallet?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Lisa, Marcus, and juggler314 for winning this week's contest! Wallets. Almost everyone has one. Most people use their wallet to carry around cash, credit or debit cards, and their drivers license. Some people will store receipts and notes in theirs. […]

25 Perfect Ways to Prepare Frozen Peas

When it comes to multipurpose produce, frozen peas definitely make my short list. They break apart easily, making them something you can use a bit at a time, and they provide a bit of color and nutrition when your fresh veggie supply is running low. Need some frozen peas ideas to get you motivated? Try these 25 on for size. (See also: 25 Cheap and Tasty Frozen Broccoli Recipes) 1. […]

Retirement: Not Just for People?

This has always been true — almost all the economic value of a typical household is the future value of its members' labor. With a little foresight, this will change over time. As your career progresses, you build up savings and investments, with the goal of replacing your income from labor with income from financial assets, preparing for some future time when you can no longer work. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Gas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money on gas, how keeping a budget can improve your finances, and creating a will. Top 5 Articles 19 Ways to Improve Gas Mileage and Save Money on Gas — To improve your gas mileage, take the roof rack carrier off your car. […]

Budget Bride: 131 Savvy Ways to Cut Wedding Costs

Although many women dream of their wedding when they were girls, I'm betting that as kids, most of them weren't able to process how much the big day costs. […]

Best Money Tips: Free (or Cheap) Fall Fun for Families

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on free or cheap fall fun for families, scoring free money from airlines, and ways to make next year's taxes easier. Top 5 Articles Free (or Cheap) Fall Fun for Families — Go on a scavenger hunt this fall to have fun with your family without breaking the bank. […]