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Frugal Gluten-Free Living: French Bread in Under an Hour

It's hard to believe, but placing your dough in a cold oven and using the preheat time to allow the dough to rise makes for delicious, gluten-free, French bread in under an hour, from start to finish. My husband and I have been on a mission to find the perfect French bread recipe ever since we discovered he was gluten-intolerant. […]

The Duel: ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

ShareThisWhich is the better investment? Both Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and mutual funds offer diversification and low-cost options. Knowing how they work can help you decide which is best for your needs. […]

A Frugal Renewal: Retying The Knot Without Untying Your Budget

ShareThisThere is a big trend right now in Hollywood: wedding vow renewal ceremonies. From superstars like Mariah Carey, Salma Hayek, and Heidi Klum, to reality TV stars like Tori Spelling and the "Real Housewives," couples are getting hitched again, and again, and again. […]

Going to Be a Mommy? Know Your Rights

ShareThisAh, the work/life balance. For many women, this should be called the "work/mommy" balance, because after working all day and being a mommy all night, there is little else to balance. […]

Comparing Online Backup Services

ShareThisThese days, people keep all kinds of data on their computers, from family photos to financial records. With no backups, you could lose all of the information for good if your computer crashes. All your cherished memories and important records could be gone forever. […]

Summer Clearance Cornerstones: 5 Things to Buy Before Autumn Arrives

The apex of back-to-school anxiety, Labor Day, signals the unofficial end of summer. But it's the start of a fleeting, beautiful season for students of saving: summer clearance. End-of-summer sales are nearing full swing as the calendar turns to September. […]

Leadership by Listening

Are you a good listener? Listeners can be great leaders because they have volumes of field intelligence that no one else has bothered to notice. […]

How to Survive a Recession: Notes from the Broken Dog Days of Summer

This year was particularly trying for my family and I'm sure a good many families of Wise Bread readers. This summer was particularly relentless for this homeowner. I don't even think we should use that term. I own a mortgage and it really owns me, more or less. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Buy Coupons on Ebay

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you a way to get more coupons, ten tips for shopping safely online, and how to fix a mean beans and cornbread! Top 5 Articles How and Why to Buy Coupons on Ebay — Don’t buy 12 newspapers just to get the coupons! […]