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Preserving In-Season Foods for Off-Season Feasts

We've got a lot of summer still to go, but at this time of year, my mind trains on fall. It's my favorite season for a variety of reasons, foremost of which is all the delicious food. Autumn is when the slow cooker gets its dedicated spot on our kitchen counter and when warm, hearty meals replace simple salads at dinnertime. […]

Home Maintenance and Repair: What's an Emergency and What Can Wait?

When money's tight, even a minor home repair takes on a new and stressful dimension. But when you're looking a laundry list of things that need to be done with limited funds, it can be overwhelming. If home repairs have you longing for the days of apartment life, don't despair. […]

Best Money Tips: 7 Phases to Retirement

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on phases to retirement, productivity tips for freelancers, and stress-free frugality. Top 5 Articles The Passive income Earner's 7 Phases To Retirement — When saving for retirement, you must define an investing stratey and save before spending. […]

Buy a Car With the Money You Save by Shaving Smarter

I, for one, have never fully understood how King Gillette convinced men to move from the safety razor to disposables. Sure, a straight razor or "cut throat" can be a little too time-consuming (not to mention intimidating) for a lot of men. […]

How to Score Free (or Almost Free) College Textbooks

College is expensive, and I'm not just talking about the sticker shock of tuition. There are other costs, some that you might not consider at first. There's the expense of decorating and giving your dorm room style and personality, plus the daily cost of food if you're not on a meal plan. And an even bigger expense — textbooks. […]

Best Money Tips: Healthy Habits That Will Save You Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on habits that will save you money, home improvement projects that will pay off big, and how much you should save each month. Top 5 Articles Six Healthy Habits That Will Save You Money — Eating your veggies and saying no to tobacco will save you money and keep you healthy. […]

Get Help Renovating Your Home With an FHA 203(k) Mortgage

Renovating a home can be very expensive, and getting a loan to buy a home needing substantial repairs can be difficult, too. Fortunately, the FHA 203(k) home renovation loan — made through private government-approved lenders but insured by the FHA — offers an option. In fact, it's sometimes the only option for buying a fixer-upper because most lenders won't finance a home that's not habitable. […]

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in September

Once again, we're heading into the home stretch; the big shopping days are going to be here in no time. Black Friday, Holidays, New Year, it's all just around the corner. But for many of us, there are still a few great months of sunshine. And whatever the weather, there are always great bargains to grab, if you know what you're looking for. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 08/30

11 Free Apps of the Day! PAC-MAN HD (Kindle Tablet Edition) - Now PAC-MAN, the world-famous arcade classic, returns in this faithful rendition for Kindle Fire--with the same spectral chases, quick decisions, and insatiably hungry yellow hero you know and love.   Drawing Pad - Create your own art using life-size, photo-realistic crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, rolle […]