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18 Things People With Good Social Skills Never Do

If you want to know the golden rule of good social skills, here it is summed up in one clear expression that I've held onto since I first heard it many years ago: It doesn't matter what you do or say, what matters is how people feel about you when you leave the room. That's it. If you want to be thought of as a good listener, then listen and don't interrupt. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/29, 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: Keeping Graduation Season Frugal! Learn about frugal graduation gifts, traveling to graduations without breaking the bank, and more! […]

14 of the Best Free Things to Do Abroad

Vacationing abroad is going to put a dent in your wallet. Sure, you can search through money-saving travel websites, book with insane travel rewards programs, and even eat cheap while you're abroad, but it's still all but unavoidable: at some point, you're going to have to fork over some cash. Which is why finding just one amazing free activity in a foreign city can be so liberating. […]

10 Best Ways to Spend $20 in Chicago

Despite its Midwestern location, Chicago is not a cheap city; a stroll down the Magnificent Mile will make that clear. Still, affordable outings can be had if you know where to look. […]

5 Cheap, Amazing, and Undiscovered Vacation Destinations

The world's lesser-known travel destinations have something the Bahamas and central Paris have long lost: authenticity. Luckily, there are still some awe-inspiring locations on the map that have yet to attract the endless lines of tour buses and tacky souvenir peddlers that plague the globe's more popular landing places. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Money This Week

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to make money this week, finding the right fit in a job, and ways you are wasting money at the grocery store. Top 5 Articles 15 Ways to Make Money This Week — To make money this week, have a garage sale or sell plants from your garden. […]

Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects

With so many outlets for entertainment, you'd think that we'd never, ever get bored. Yet, there are still times that I find myself wandering around the house, simply looking for something to do and my usual go-to activities just aren't doing it for me. (See also: 50 Fun Things to do When You're Stuck Inside) If you suffer from the same lack of enthusiasm, then this post is for you. […]

How Being Healthy Saves You Money (and Why Bad Health Habits Cost You)

Keeping your body and mind healthy is one of the surest ways to enjoy life to the fullest. It may or may not surprise you that taking better care of yourself can also mean more dollars in your pocket. Thankfully, we know some frugal tricks to help get on the right path, like choosing inexpensive organics at the grocery store and getting gym-quality workouts at home for free. […]

30 Signs You Were Raised by Healthy Parents

Were you a locavore before you even knew what the term meant? Were you raised by health-conscious parents who were plugged into organic, cage-free, non-GMO, nutritious eating before it was cool? Are you raising your kids the same way? If so, embrace your history and health! Here are 30 signs you were raised by health-conscious parents. (See also: 30 Signs You Were Raised by Frugal Parents) 1. […]

Would You Drive One of the 10 Smallest Cars Ever Made?

I love my tiny Toyota Yaris (and the terrific gas mileage it gets), but it's a behemoth compared to some of the smallest vehicles ever made. Which one of these diminutive automobiles would you be willing to drive? (See also: Guide to Buying a Used Car Without Going Crazy) 1. Motoplan Why make cars that seat four or six when most trips are made solo? […]