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Ask the Readers: Should College Students Have a Credit Card?

Building credit at a young age is an important part of having a well-rounded financial picture. College students tend to get bombarded with offers from credit card companies offering incentives like free shirts if they sign up for a credit card. […]

How to Freeze Foods That "Don't Freeze Well"

One of the most affordable ways to stretch the food budget is to increase the size of your recipes and store the extra in the freezer. Batch cooking, or even this modified version, can bless you during the hectic times with ready-to-go meals and a sense of preparedness. […]

Homemade Deodorant: Is It Worth It?

If you had told me 10 years ago that I’d be writing a post about how to make my own deodorant, I’d have laughed. Scoffed. Shaken my head — no way. However, 10 years ago, I didn’t live in a humid area. (See also: 5 Hair Conditioners You Can Make at Home) Why I Tried Making My Own Deodorant Those of you who read my posts know I’m a sucker for any DIY challenge. […]

Best Money Tips: Frugal Fashion

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on frugal fashion, financial tasks to do each year, and what new college students need to know about money. Top Articles Frugal Fashion: 12 Classic clothing pieces every gal should own — All women should have a little black dress and a comfortable pair of flats. […]

20 Great Frugal Skills — and How to Get Them

Independence is at the heart of frugality. The more that you can do for yourself, the less you have to pay others to do those things for you. But to be independent, you need skills. Then 20 skills below can all help you become more independent and frugal. Some of them might come naturally, and some of them might be frustrating — but they're all beneficial. […]

Common Money-Saving Mistakes That Can Cost Big Bucks

Thrifty shoppers are always looking for ways to save money whenever possible, whether by cutting weekly or monthly spending, or by stretching your dollar through sales and coupons. But take heed, because some common efforts to save actually result in wasting money. […]

Best Money Tips: Home Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on home decorating ideas on a budget, personal finance advice for college students, and summertime tax moves. Top 5 Articles 8 DIY Home Decorating Ideas on a Budget — To save money when redecorating your home, change the couch covers instead of the whole couch. […]

The 5 Best Credit Cards With Airline Companion Tickets (and 3 Bad Ones)

For as long as I can remember, the standard sign-up bonus for a reward credit card has been a “free flight.” Yet the truth is that these award flights are no longer free. Between reduced award availability and increased taxes and fees, this benefit has steadily become less valuable. Nevertheless, there is one credit card perk that, while not free, is actually gaining in value. […]

Affordable Tips for Taking a Phenomenal Family Photo

Whether you’re on vacation, hosting a family event, or simply want to snap some successful pics of the kiddos, knowing how to take a phenomenal family photo is a great life skill that will help you capture memories for years to come. Here are a few basic strategies you can use to get started. […]

Best Money Tips: Travel Mistakes to Avoid

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on travel mistakes to avoid, spending $0 on kids clothing, and how to read your social security statement. Top 5 Articles Common Travel Mistakes To Avoid — Don't make the travel mistakes of packing too heavy or not carring document backups. […]