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11 Ways to Have a Clean Place Without Cleaning

If you don't enjoy cleaning, tidying up your place may feel like a time-consuming and mind-numbing task. However, there are little tricks you can do to lessen your load and expend less effort toward cleaning yet still have a sparkling clean residence. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Vacations

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving on vacations, being charitable on a budget, and saving on groceries. Top 5 Articles 11 Ways to Save Money on Vacation — Save money on your next vacation by researching public transportation and stocking up on Restaurant.com gift certificates. […]

How to Avoid New Carry-on Luggage Charges

Well, it’s begun. A second airline dipped its proverbial toe in the water of new charges last week. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will charge passengers up to $35 to use the overhead bin space for stowing carry-on bags. Though frequent travelers and industry-watchers heard rumblings of the new charge months ago, it’s always a bit shocking to see the first couple of slips on any slippery slope. […]

The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out

At first glance, dining out would seem be the opposite of frugality, as it is easy to spend enough in one meal at a restaurant as you could buying a week’s worth of groceries. Yet frugal people like me have been able to turn this equation on its head by using every trick in the book. […]

Got a Personal Finance Tip or Story? Enter Get Rich Slowly's Contest!

Our friends over at Get Rich Slowly are running a video contest where readers can share their personal finance tips and success stories for a chance to win $500. The deadline is fast approaching — all entries must by in before the 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time this Sunday, April 15. […]

Best Money Tips: Getting Better Deals at Thrift Stores

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on getting better deals at thrift stores, sources of non-taxable income, and optimixing credit card rewards. Top 5 Articles Top 10 Tips to Getting Better Deals at Thrift Stores — Want to get better deals at thrift stores? Sign up for their mailing lists or a store card. […]

How to Save Money on Patio Furniture

If you are anything like me, you tend to live outside during the warm summer months. Due to my affinity for sunshine and summer breezes, it is important to me that my patio becomes an extension of my living room during the summertime. […]

20 Great Once-a-Month Cooking Recipes

Once-a-month cooking is a popular strategy for those looking to have affordable, convenient meals prepared in advance. Some people use it as a way to maximize freezer savings by baking in advance, while others break down large bags of a single product from their latest bulk buying run into packets that can be combined to create other meals. […]

10 Tips for Landing the Perfect House-Sitting Gig

The next time you go away, how would you like free accommodation? It has a full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom suite (often more than one), and all the devices and accouterments of home. In fact it is home — it's just somebody else's home. […]

Best Money Tips: Things to Consider Before Adopting a Pet

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on things to consider before adopting a pet, expediting your tax refund, and how to stop living paycheck to paycheck. Top 5 Articles 6 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Pet — Before you adopt a pet, take into consideration adoption fees. […]