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Ask the Readers: Do You Buy Apps?

One of the joys of having a smartphone is the ability to download apps! From games to productivity tools, apps enhance the usefulness of any phone. While some people are willing to pay for an awesome new app, others try to only download them for free. Do you buy apps? Why or why not? If no, do you opt to download free apps? […]

What I Wish I Had Known When I Started Living Frugally

I’ve always been a fairly frugal person. I didn’t decide to be frugal one day or make a resolution on January 1 of any particular year. Evolving in the "frugal arts" has been more a path of gentle reminders and little lessons that have kept me on the straight and narrow. But early on, there was so much I didn’t know. […]

Relationships and Money: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Have you ever met someone who’s an extreme risk-taker in life but very careful with money? What about someone who is measured and cautious in everything except money? I sure haven’t. It’s no wonder, then, that money issues overwhelmingly come out on top of reasons why couples bicker, argue, and all-out fight with each other. […]

Best Money Tips: Money Mistakes Married Couples Make

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on money mistakes married couples make, going to the movies for free, and how to rent a car and not get screwed. Top 5 Articles Five Worst Money Mistakes Married Couples Make — A huge mistake married couples make is enabiling each other's poor money choices. […]

8 Other Green Cleaners Already in Your House

You've probably heard of the amazing cleaning properties of baking soda and vinegar. However, did you know that you probably have several other natural green cleaners in your home? These lesser-known household cleaners are better for the environment, effective at cleaning, and easy on your wallet. […]

How to Stop Chronic Procrastination

Some people may wonder why procrastination advice seems to never work for them and if there is a deeper issue at hand. Well, for 20% of the population who are chronic procrastinators, it is a serious problem that needs to be addressed according to Joseph Ferrari, a psychology professor at DePaul University and a leading expert in the study of procrastination. […]

Best Money Tips: Save When Shopping for One

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save when shopping for one, teaching kids financial responsibility, and the key to great investment returns. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Save When You're Shopping for One — If you are shopping for just yourself, save money by signing up for rewards programs. […]

35 Resources for Female Entrepreneurs

Female entrepreneurship has spiked in the last decade. While the most recent U.S. government statistics are from 2007, women-owned (non-farm) businesses increased by over 20% from 2002 to 2007 according to the U.S. Census Survey of Business Owners, and now make up nearly 30% of all businesses. Luckily, there are an enormous number of resources available to help female entrepreneurs succeed. […]

How to Not Be a Wage Slave

Choosing to be a wage slave is very different from choosing to be a debt slave, because it's a choice you make every day. (See also: The Best Way to Avoid the Worst Financial Problems) One doesn't become a wage slave with one decision, the way a single choice to take on debt can color your life for decades. […]

6 Ways to Get More Done on Airplanes

My line of work has required me to travel more, specifically by taking multi-leg flights to various places in the United States. While I used to use my flight time as a way to catch up on reading, sample new music, or even catch a nap, I now see flights as a wonderful opportunity to get some much-needed work done. […]