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Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Frugality Tip?

There are tons of frugal living tips out there. TONS. Some make a lot of sense, others make you think "Huh. That's...interesting." Then there are tips that cause you to jump up and go, "Wow! I can't wait to try it out!" and it turns out that the tip is, indeed, as great as you thought it might be. What is your favorite frugality tip? […]

Psychology and Loans: The Strange Reasons Why You Make Bad Decisions

Watch any commercial television broadcast, and it's pretty clear that marketers believe that both sex and greed can sell nearly any product. […]

11 Ways to Eat Oats When You Hate Oatmeal

I went a long stretch of time without eating any oats if I could avoid it. I blame it on oatmeal — or rather, the pre-packaged instant oatmeal that I had foraged from my mom's pantry once. […]

Best Money Tips: Save $200 a Month

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving $200 a month, unexpected wedding venues, and ways to save on jewelry. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Save $200 a Month — You can save money each month by getting a new homeowners insurance quote. [The Dollar Stretcher] Unexpected Wedding Venues That Are Easy on the Wallet — Need a cheap wedding venue? […]

7 Reasons to Love That Used Car Smell

If you love that new car smell and aren't willing to settle for a "new car smell" scented air freshener, you'll need to be prepared to pay a hefty premium for your new car. If, however, you're willing to allow another owner to drive the first 15,000 miles or more, then you'll be able to save thousands of dollars. […]

What's Your Credit Card Spending Style?

A lot of experts predicted that consumers would cut back on credit card spending this year. I'd even bet that consumer behavior analysts felt they were making pretty safe predictions. And honestly, I kind of agreed with them. I can think of three reasons we should all be skittish about flashing our plastic. For starters, we had the increase in payroll taxes at the beginning of this year. […]

53 Fun Nights Out for $10 or Less

You can have a fun, entertaining, and relaxing night out without spending much — or anything. The secret is to do what you truly enjoy and take advantage of what your area has to offer. (See also: Classy Dating on a Budget) Here are 53 ideas to get you started. Enjoy Arts and Entertainment Your city's local arts and entertainment scene can offer a variety of experiences. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on cutting your tax bill, saving on your grocery bill, and getting a job after college. Top 5 Articles 71 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill — Cut your tax bill by funding an IRA or going green. […]

Paying for Pregnancy and Birth Without Health Insurance

Babies, whether planned or not, generally come into the world with wonder, delight, and a very high hospital bill. While it used to be that moms relied on their employer's health insurance (or that of their spouse's) to see them through with the expenses, the healthcare landscape is changing fast; no longer can you be guaranteed that baby will arrive while you're covered. […]

Make Your Own: Homemade Cleaning Wipes and Canister

When there's a mess, instead of reaching for expensive cleaning wipes, make your own for less than a dollar. With the help of vinegar and liquid dish soap, your counters will sparkle without the use of harsh chemicals. And you'll love how this easy DIY can be made over and over with the help of a repurposed coffee canister. […]