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How to Get Free Accommodations (and Paid Jobs) on Boats

For two months, I lived and/or sailed on five boats spanning three countries. In so doing, I stumbled upon an entire culture, community, and way of life that is sustainable, adventurous, and full of variety. In those two months, I didn't pay for one night of accommodations, nor did I sleep on land once. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/10, 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: Mother's Day. Learn about shopping for gifts, homemade cards, and frugal activities to do with your mom this Mother's Day. […]

20 Tasty Ways to Enjoy Frozen Mixed Vegetables

When it comes to cheap food, frozen mixed vegetables are pretty tough to beat. They’re right up there with other well-known cheapies like frozen spinach, split peas, black-eyed peas, and even frozen broccoli. Here are my top 20 picks. I look forward to hearing yours in the comment section below. (See also: 20 Great Once-a-Month Cooking Recipes) 1. […]

When to Buy Disposable

It's a question I struggle with — when should I buy disposable, and when should I buy stuff made to last? My first impulse is always to to buy stuff made to last. That hits the right note in at least two ways. Over the long term, it ought to be cheaper, plus it ought to produce less impact on the environment, by using less resources and by taking up less landfill space. […]

Best Money Tips: Work Out Without Over Working Your Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on working out without over working your budget, saving money every month, and where you can listen to music for free. Top 5 Articles How to Work Out Without Over Working Your Budget — Instead of purchasing a treadmill or gym membership, get outside and run. […]

7 Ways to Get Fit With Your Dog

As you might imagine, it’s hard to keep my two dogs exercised and active living in the city. My husband and I live on the fourth floor of a condo building in New York City with no outdoor space of our own, and the park that we prefer to take the dogs to is about 30 blocks away. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Go to Sporting Events?

Most people are a fan of at least one sport or team. Whether it's your college football team or your favorite NBA team, chances are you watch your team play from time to time. You may even splurge and attend sporting events every once in awhile! However, the cost of attending games may deter you from buying tickets. Do you go to sporting events? If so, how do you save on tickets? Do you use eBay? […]

Simple-Living Lessons I Learned From "Hoarders"

Give me a strong cup of coffee and a marathon of the TV show "Hoarders," and I will get my house cleaned. […]

Get Out of Debt? Why?

I spend a lot of time writing about why debt is bad news. As a result, I’ve actually gotten a lot better at avoiding debt in my own life and paying off any debt I do take on as quickly as possible. I guess I believe in my own advice. But sometimes I have to wonder — I know a few people who carry a lot of debt, and it just doesn’t seem to faze them that much. […]

Best Money Tips: Frugal Activities to Do With Mom on Mother's Day

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on frugal Mother's Day activities, saving money on almost anything, and increasing your chances of getting a job. Top 5 Articles 6 Fun And Frugal Activities To Do With Mom On Mother's Day — This Mother's Day, have a movie marathon with your mom. […]