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Easy, Frugal Ways to Have People Over (Even If You Don't Cook and Clean)

A friend once made the observation that people have the time (and inclination) to cook OR clean. Like me, she opted to cook, meaning, then, that she typically had a messy house. I had never really considered that there were two such types of people. But after doing a mental scan of the homes of friends and acquaintances, I realized she was spot-on. […]

Best Money Tips: Earn More From Your Garage Sale

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on earning more from your garage sale, saving on wedding reception food, and investing lessons from Monopoly. Top 5 Articles 11 Tricks to Earn More From Your Garage Sale — If you want to earn more from your garage sale, time your sale right! […]

Great Ways to Save Money by Volunteering

I’ve always been the volunteering type, especially since I became a mom. I believe strongly in helping others, and I want my daughter to learn that value, too. For the last decade I have been part of a community recreation board, helped with youth sports programs, and served as a Girl Scout leader. Recently, I have taken an interest in helping out at a friend’s equine farm. […]

50+ Ways to Save Water

You know you live in a First World country when you have the luxury of flushing your toilet with drinking water. Even though most Americans don’t spend a good part of their day worrying about accessing fresh water, water in this country is growing scarcer and more expensive with each passing year. […]

Company Coming? 10 Areas to Clean to Make It Count

I do not need a sparkling house. What I need, and what I think the average person wants, is to not be embarrassed if someone drops by. I realize that I have set a low bar here. If we have the same mindset, you are probably also wondering where you should spend your time cleaning to make it count. Fortunately, several Wise Bread writers share the same house-cleaning goals. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Personalize Your Office Space

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to personalize your office space, using the internet to find your next job, and ways to save on your tax bill. Top 5 Articles Quick, Creative Ways to Personalize Your Office Space — To personalize your office space, use a seat pillow and postcards. […]

6 Compact Airplane Snacks for Frequent Fliers

Those who spend a significant amount of time on the road know that being stuck on a plane with no food service after running to make it through security and leaving your house at oh-crap-thirty in the morning does nothing but suck. Being prepared with sustenance without cutting into precious luggage space can be tricky. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/11, 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: Wedding Party Saving Strategies! Learn about saving on bridesmaid dresses and tuxes, wedding gifts, and travel expenses! […]

5 Ways to Make Extra Income Online Today

Whether or not you know it, you have talents, talents — or stuff — that other people want and will pay for. Among the five sites and services profiled below, I assure that you can generate some extra income with a service or item you may not even have known was marketable. (See also Got Extra Space? […]