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The Compact: Mindfullness and Frugality Through Buying Used

In 2007, I became a member of the environmental movement known as The Compact, mainly because everything in my life has to be a dare. The basic idea behind The Compact is to take as few new resources out of the planet as possible. […]

Best Money Tips: 99 Affordable Date Ideas

Welcome to WIse Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on affordable date ideas, free or cheap winter activities at home, and renovation tips to increase your home value. Top 5 Articles You Can't Put A Price On Love: 99 Affordable Date Ideas — Need an affordable date idea? Consider visiting a dog park with your dog or going for a hike in a beautiful park. […]

Seriously, Get Rid of Your Landline

Do you still have a telephone that plugs into the wall of your house? As of June 2012, 34% of households in the U.S. have gone wireless only, according to the U.S. National Health Information Study. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 1/24, 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: Saving on Housing! Learn about saving on utilities, cutting costs on home maintenance, and roommates. […]

25 Ways to Save $5 This Week

If you've been sliding on your New Year’s resolution to save more money, let this post help you get back on track. Don’t beat yourself up about not sending X amount of dollars a month to your savings account because you overspent, didn’t make enough, or just plain forgot. Instead, remember that by keeping the goal small and manageable, you’re more likely to reach it. […]

50 Fantastic Beet Recipes

Beets are one of my favorite cold-weather foods. Loaded with antioxidants and other healthful vitamins and minerals, this root vegetable is a produce powerhouse. While many home cooks struggle to serve them on a regular basis due to the lack of creative inspiration, I have noticed a surge of beet recipes making the menus of many top chefs around North America. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for Spending Less Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tips for spending less money, keeping the peace when parents move in with their adult children, and selling your clothes for cash. Top 5 Articles Tips For Spending Less Money — If you want to spend less money, downsize the amount of money you spend on dining out. […]

The Limits of Small Economies

The first step always recommended to people whose finances are out of control is that they institute some small economies. Quit with the fancy coffee drinks. Brown bag it for lunch. Switch to generic brands at the grocery store. These steps are mentioned first not because they're the most important, but because they're quick, easy, and (almost) universally appropriate. […]

10 Awesome Jobs for People Who Want to Work From Home

Many people dream of working from home because of perks like not having to commute and being able to work in your pajamas. The good news is we're seeing more and more jobs that give people the privilege of working from home. Although there are stereotypical contract admin or call-center jobs that let you work from home, there are plenty of other at-home jobs that are way more fun. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Entertainment?

Most people factor entertainment into their budget. Whether it's heading to the movies, going to a concert, or hosting a party, we all need some room in our budget to keep us entertained! However, sometimes entertainment can be a bit costly, so it's important to find ways to keep costs down! How do you save on entertainment? Do you take advantage of free admission days at local zoos or museums? […]