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Alternative Uses for Everything in Your Bathroom

As a kid, I used to love using other people's bathrooms — there was always a new, exotic array of creams, cleaners, and conditioners to stare at, wondering “What's this for?” (And, in some cases, “Why does this [insert: soap, lotion, powder] smell so flipping awful?”) These days, I still get a little excited about the products we keep in our bathrooms — but now, it's because I like discovering alt […]

How to Start a Frugal Dinner Club

A dinner party never has to be over the top, but anyone who has ever hosted one knows that the cost can escalate quickly. In an effort to impress their guests, many hosts opt to make a fancy dish with expensive ingredients. Or they go out all out on table decorations. Or they pick up pricey bottles of wine. […]

Best Money Tips: How Much to Tip

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how much to tip, why you need life insurance, and things you pay too much money for. Top 5 Articles How Much to Tip (and to Whom) — During holidays, be sure to tip your garbage collector $15-$25. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 8/23, 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: College Savings! Learn about saving on textbooks, housing, food and more! […]

11 Tips to Spend Less on Eating In

Although we've shared plenty of tricks to save on eating out, you should also be conscious of cutting costs when eating in. Food in general can get pretty expensive, so even when you're cooking at home, it can become one of your biggest expenses. […]

7 Reasons Why Self-Storage Is a Really Bad Idea

According to The Self Storage Association, there are roughly 49,000 storage facilities in the U.S. alone. Self storage has consistently been the fastest growing area of the commercial real estate industry, representing $22 billion in annual U.S. revenues in 2011. But why? Why are Americans so willing to saddle themselves with material albatrosses that sap their monthly income? […]

Best Money Tips: Entertain Outdoors Without Breaking the Bank

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on entertaining outdoors without breaking the bank, buying a car online, and ways to save on drinks at your next party. Top 5 Articles How to Entertain Outdoors Without Breaking the Bank — You can easily save money when entertaining outdoors by planning ahead. […]

Life Insurance: What to Consider Before Replacing a Policy

You might consider replacing your life insurance policy if you think you can: Get a better deal on a policy — that is, higher coverage for the same monthly premium or the same coverage at a lower price   Buy a policy that is better suited to your financial goals, which may have changed since you signed a life insurance contract Life insurance policies and the regulations surrounding th […]

Ask the Readers: Have You Finished Your Back-to-School Shopping?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Lani C, DeAnn, and Gemma for winning this week's contest! It's that time of the year again, back-to-school time! Chances are the student in your life has already begun to think about school and what he or she will need to be successful this year. […]

21 Teeny-Tiny Ways to Save

They say it’s the little things in life that have the biggest impact — and that’s quite true in the context of money matters. While making massive changes to the way you spend can help boost your bottom line, so too can minute measures that you may not have considered. Starting today, keep more cash in your pocket by instituting these teeny tiny ways to save. […]