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5 Kitchen Luxuries That Are Worth It (and 5 That Aren't)

I love cooking. It's frugal, yes. But for me, it's more than that — cooking is a way to release stress, show people I love them, and (perhaps most importantly) feed myself delicious, healthy food. While I try to keep a pretty minimal and inexpensive kitchen, over the years, I have realized that there are certain luxuries that are well worth the cost. […]

Should You Talk to Friends About Money?

I have a friend (a loose term for this guy) who, whenever I see him, only talks about money. Everything has a price tag with this dude, and it’s incredibly annoying. Upon meeting my husband for the first time — who was my boyfriend back then and a lieutenant in the Navy — this “friend” had the audacity to ask, straight out, how much he made a year. […]

Best Money Tips: Quick Cheats to Save Time

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save time, fix furniture, and use rubber bands. Top 5 Articles Quick "Cheats" that Can Buy You Time — Line casserole dishes, baking sheets, and the bottom of your oven with aluminum foil to make clean-up a breeze. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 2/23, 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: Frugal Living. […]

5 Money Truths That Aren't Always Obvious

One of the beautiful things about life is that there are always pleasant surprises waiting to be discovered. Even with the sometimes mundane topic of money, there are many revelations to be had. Here are five such money truths that aren't necessarily obvious. […]

10 More Great Uses for Old Ties

One of the casualties of our more informal work world is a surplus of neckties. Visit any thrift store of a respectable size, and you’ll find whole nests of colorful old ties coiled and tangled in bins and snaked through hangers. Exploring them is a history lesson in fashion and in the vagaries of style. […]

Best Money Tips: Stay Organized When Grocery Shopping

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles to help you organize your grocery shopping, write a better business letter, and overcome negative emotions. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Stay Organized When Grocery Shopping — Pick a good time to go grocery shopping so you can hit the sales and miss the crowds. […]

How to Save Money on College Applications

We all know that college can be expensive, but I didn't realize that just applying to colleges can cost hundreds of dollars. This fall, when my oldest son began to submit his applications, I got schooled on these expenses and picked up some ideas on how to control them. […]

12 Unique Ways to Score a Job Interview

This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition. These days, scoring a job interview is tough enough, let alone getting the position. With dozens (or sometimes hundreds) of applicants for every job, standing out in the crowd is more important than ever. And you’ll also need a little help from lady luck, too. But, saying that, I’m a firm believer in creating your own luck. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Travel Frugally?

Being able to get out and see the world is something everyone should budget for. It is important to save up to take trips to places you want to see, but it is also important to travel frugally once you finally hit the road. From airfare to hotel expenses to dining costs, there are always ways you can stretch your travel dollars! How do you travel frugally? What do you do to reduce hotel costs? […]