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Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 1/31, 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: Super Bowl Savings! Learn about saving when watching at the bar and throwing a frugal Super Bowl Party! […]

6 Reasons You're Not as Happy as You'd Like to Be

No one ever said that life was easy, and none of us ever assumed that we’d get all that we desire without hitting at least a few obstacles along the way. But come on! Does everything have to always be so hard? If this sounds like you, take heart; you’re not alone. And believe it or not, the answer to that question is no, it doesn’t. Things don’t have to always be so difficult. […]

How to Pay Down $100 Worth of Debt This Week

We could all use an extra Benjamin to pay off a debt or put into savings this week. The problem is, money doesn’t rain down from the heavens or grow on trees. Alas, we have to earn it one way or another — but, as it turns out, that may not be as difficult as you think. To line your pockets with an extra $100 within seven days, check out these reliable ways to make extra cash starting right now. […]

Best Money Tips: Lower the Cost of Raising a Child

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on lowering the cost of raising a child, meal starters to keep in your kitchen, and financial tips for newlyweds. Top 5 Articles Simple Ways to Lower the Cost of Raising a Child — Lower the cost of raising a child by purchasing diapers in bulk. […]

How to Make Your Own Curtains

Although I am a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, sewing is not one of the home skills I enjoy very much. I used to sew a lot, and I think I got burned out. So, when our living room curtains started looking tired, I ignored them. When the cat stretched and put holes in one of them, I ignored them. When they looked dingy, I washed them, but they looked less crisp. I resumed ignoring them. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Read Product Reviews Before Buying?

Making decisions on big purchases can be difficult! Many people spend lots of time researching prices, warranty info, and other relevant facts to their potential purchase. On top of that, many people take the time to read reviews on their potential purchase before actually buying an item. […]

How to Save Money by Going (Mostly) Meatless

Let me start by saying this — I like a big, fat steak as much the next omnivore. I like roasted chickens and sausages. And I really like bacon. My wallet doesn’t love it quite so much, however. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, meat makes up about 21% of the average American grocery budget, making it the most expensive category after processed foods. […]

Best Money Tips: Cheap (and Creative) Valentine's Day Ideas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cheap and creative Valentine's Day ideas, updating your life without emptying your wallet, and paying down debt. Top 5 Articles 30 Ridiculously Cheap (and Creative) Valentine's Day Ideas — This Valentine's Day, write a handwritten note for your sweetheart. […]

What to Put On (and Leave Off) Your Wedding Registry

In a perfect world, everyone would give you cash for your wedding. Depending on the background and traditions of your guests, however, there is a very good chance that there will be at least a few people who prefer to give a gift. In fact, when I go to weddings, I prefer to give a gift so that people can’t put a monetary value on my good wishes. […]