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The Only Fruits and Veggies Worth Growing Yourself

Not everyone has a green thumb, and growing a garden can often be a tiring — and expensive — endeavor for anyone to tackle. […]

Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards!

Here at Wise Bread, we try to provide insanely helpful and interesting content that improves your finances (and the rest of your life, too). We want to make our site even more awesome — but we need your help! […]

8 Easy Beauty Tricks to Hide Your Flaws (Not That You Have Any!)

Many of us have parts of our bodies that we absolutely love. Alternatively, many of us have features we'd like to change or at least temporarily modify using makeup or other methods. […]

Don't Buy Microsoft Office! And Other Free Alternatives to Pricey Computer Software

So you just forked over a boatload of cash for a shiny new PC, but before you can really do anything other than watch YouTube videos and make crude Microsoft Paint drawings, you have to shell out even more to get the software. With today's leading applications costing hundreds of dollars, editing your photos or managing your finances can leave your wallet feeling substantially lighter. […]

Dads Who Do Dishes Raise Ambitious Daughters (and 4 Other Ways Any Parent Can Help Their Kid Succeed)

A recent study by UBC found that dads who do the dishes — and other household chores — tend to raise more ambitious daughters than dads who stick to more traditional (or, dare I say, outdated) gender roles and leave the kitchen duties to the women in the house. […]

The 5 Best Office Chairs

It's easy to underestimate the importance and value of a good office chair in the workplace. In a typical workday at an office, it's safe to assume to that for most of that time you're working sitting down at a desk. […]

3 Ways to Get Hotel Deals

Sure, you can get low hotel rates by shopping around on several websites. But if you're the type of traveler who's willing to spend a bit more time for greater savings, there are other ways to get better deals. These three hotel booking methods take some time and effort, but you'll gain access to exclusive hotel rates. […]

Best Money Tips: Plan a July 4th Blowout on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some wonderful articles on ways to plan a July 4th blowout on a budget, how bridesmaids can avoid going broke, and small business ideas for kids. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Plan a July 4th Blowout on a Budget — Having a potluck and opting for BYOB can make your July 4th celebration a frugal one. […]

17 DIY Projects to Make Your Home Look Amazing (and 3 You Shouldn't Try)

When my husband and I bought our first home, I was glued to all those television DIY shows. There were so many things we wanted to do to our starter space, and the Internet hadn't yet exploded with tutorials and inspiration boards. Now? Any and every project you could ever want to do can be found with a quick search. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Fourth of July Safety Tips?

For many families in the United States, Fourth of July (aka Independence Day) is a day of parades, barbecues, and fireworks. This holiday can be a lot of fun, but it can also turn dangerous if you don't follow some safety precautions. What are your Fourth of July safety tips? Have you had any close calls during past celebrations? […]