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Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/23, 12pm Pacific for 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: How to land a job. Learn how to search for a job, create a killer resume, and ace your interview. […]

Repaint Your Old Furniture for a Budget Décor Update

If you frugal shoppers are anything like me, you probably have a pile of hand-me-down furniture from your parents, siblings, in-laws, or college roommates. […]

7 Important Lessons Frugal Parents Teach Their Children

I have pretty strong and unswervable opinions about how I want to raise my kids; a key item being that I don't want to spoil them. But sometimes the Mom-guilt creeps up on me, especially when I compare myself to how a lot of people around me are raising their kids. […]

Best Money Tips: De-stress At Your Desk

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to de-stress at your desk, how to succeed, and ways to be credit card smart. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to De-Stress at Your Desk -- De-stress at your desk by taking a music break. […]

Why You Should Have Renters Insurance

I've been a renter my entire adult life and have been fortunate not to have any reason to make a claim on my renters insurance. So why do I still carry it? Because accidents do happen, unfortunately. Though I've been lucky in the past, this doesn't dissuade me from wanting to make sure I'm covered in case of a mishap in the future. […]

Ask The Readers: When Did You Start Saving For Retirement?

The topic of retirement comes up quite a bit in the personal finance world. With people concerned as to whether or not they will receive social security checks once they retire, more and more people are understanding the importance of making sure to save money so they can support themselves in retirement. When did you start saving for retirement?  Was it when you got your first job? […]

Live Where It's Cheap

More effective than giving up luxuries, using coupons, choosing store brands, or buying in bulk, the most powerful enabler of frugal living is to live where it's cheap. (See also: Voluntary Simplicity as Hedonism) For basic stuff like rent and food, it can easily cost two or three times as much to live where it's expensive. […]

Frugal Fourth of July Party Ideas

Growing up, Fourth of July was one of my favorite holidays. I lived in rural New Hampshire at the time, an area that isn't exactly known for having a lot to do. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Unblock Writer's Block

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to unblock writer's block, advice for new grads, and ways waiting helps you save. Top 5 Articles 5 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Unblock Writer's Block — Overcome writer's block by writing for someone else. […]

Naturally Get Rid of Ants in Your Kitchen

When we first moved into our apartment last autumn, I noticed a few ants in the kitchen. They went away by themselves in a few weeks though, so I didn’t think anything of them. This spring, they came back in force! I was horrified to find ants crawling over my counters and cabinets, feasting on invisible crumbs of sugar. […]