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Why Inflation?

We know how inflation happens—excess growth in the money supply. But why does inflation happen? […]

Best Money Tips: Eat Organic on the Cheap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on eating organic on the cheap, renting your home, and homemade Halloween costume ideas. Top 5 Articles How to Eat Organic on the Cheap — Eat organic on the cheap by skipping unnecessary items. [Parenting Squad] Should You Rent Your Home? […]

Ask the Readers: When Is It Okay to Splurge?

For the most part, if you are frugal you try to avoid splurging. Chances are you have a budget and you manage to stick to it. But from time to time, you may decide that it’s ok to splurge a little. When is it ok to splurge? Are there certain occasions when it’s ok to spend a little extra? […]

25 Things to Do With Rotisserie Chicken

A rotisserie chicken is a busy cook's best friend. Whether you get yours from the farmers market or from your local grocery store, nothing beats being able to have dinner on the table in about five minutes. When simple roast chicken gets boring, you can save time by using the precooked chicken in various recipes. Read on for a big list of recipes. (See also: 5 Awesome, Easy-to-Freeze Meals) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Dental Treatment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money on dental treatment, paying with layaway, and how to benefit from low interest rates. Top 5 Articles How to save money on Dental Treatment — Save money on dental treatment by taking advantage of discounted services at local dental schools. […]

Refurbished FAQ: Sound Strategies for Buying Refurbished Goods

I have vivid memories of buying a refurbished JVC boom box in the late 1980s, and that faithful stereo served me for a decade without a hitch. What's more, it sounded better than any boom box I've owned since. Make no mistake. Buying refurbished saves you cash — usually at least 15%, and often much more — while keeping tons of goods out of our nation's landfills. […]

12 Natural Remedies for Stomach Pain

When I worked in the Wellness Department at the local co-op, one of the most common requests from customers was how to naturally ease stomach pain. […]

Best Money Tips: Save or Earn $1,000 by the Holidays

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving or earning $1,000 by the holidays, managing credit card debt after a setback, and Steve Jobs' 12 rules of success. Top 5 Articles Save -- or Earn -- $1,000 by the Holidays — Want to save $1,000 by the holidays? Try increasing your home insurance deductible and ditching cable. […]

Too Broke to Buy Diapers?

A recent Wall Street Journal report suggested that tough times have brought parents to a new low — leaving tots in dirty diapers to save money. Well, maybe. The report noted a drop in diaper sales and an increase in use of diaper rash cream. It even quoted a doctor who was seeing more diaper rash cases. […]