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21 Frugal Ways to Make All Your Outfits Look Awesome

Looking like a million bucks doesn't necessarily have to cost that much. These simple and easy tricks can be integrated to your #ootd (outfit of the day) routine to make a vibrant statement with just a few snips and clips, using the wardrobe you already have. […]

7 Ways to Get Your Life Back Into Balance

Most of us feel like we are overworked, overwhelmed, stressed out, and stretched way too thin. Our to-do lists are never ending and our sense of accomplishment is never satiated. We are, it seems, endlessly searching for a "fix" that just doesn't exist. And it's keeping us from achieving that balance we know we need. But what exactly is balance? Working less and playing more? […]

17 Cheap and Awesome Reusable Replacements for Disposable Products

The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste every day, and well over half of this waste (about 220 million tons) ends up in a landfill. Not only is this rate of trash production terrible for the planet, it wastes lots of your hard-earned money. While that single-use item or throw-away packaging feels convenient, disposable items are the same as throwing money in the trash. […]

The 5 Worst Pieces of Financial Advice Your Friends Give You

We all love our friends. That's why we keep them around. It's always good to have other voices and perspectives in our lives, letting us know when we're doing well, walking a fine line, or just plain wrong. Sometimes, our friends are a valuable source of wisdom in our life. But let's be honest. Sometimes our friends give bad advice. […]

121 Things to Do Instead of Spending Money

Just because you're strapped for cash doesn't mean you can't have any fun. Whether you enjoy being outdoors or would rather kick back at home, there are plenty of ideas to choose from. Not only will you stay on your target budget, but you'll still have a guaranteed good time! […]

How to Turn Your Black Thumb Green

It's that time of year again. Spring is… springing. If you live in a place with four seasons, like me, then the trees are starting to bud, the tulips and daffodils are blooming, and you're starting to think about adding to the natural beauty in your little corner of the world by planting something. And some of you are terrified. I know that feeling. I am a reformed plant killer. […]

Best Money Tips: Inexpensive But Romantic Dates

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on inexpensive date ideas, ways for families to save money in May, and making your wedding venue more affordable. Top 5 Articles 39 Inexpensive But Romantic Dates You Won't Forget — Stargazing or volunteering are just a couple inexpensive yet romantic dates you won't forget. […]

Why You Should Never Feel Guilty About Eating Ice Cream

In today's age of calorie counts on menus, attempts to ban "big" sodas, and constant chatter about nutritious school meals, it may seem that something as indulgent as ice cream would have no place in a healthy diet. Depending on where you buy it, the stuff packs — on average — 140 to 230 calories per tiny half cup. Most of us eat far more than that in a single sitting. […]

Multivitamins Aren't as Good as You Think: Eat These Real Foods Instead

Before you head to the store, take heed! You don't need to stock your medicine cabinet with expensive vitamins and supplements to experience optimum health. In fact, many experts agree that concentrated pills are often a waste of money. And some popular vitamins may even be harmful to the body if taken incorrectly. […]