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Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving on college textbooks, never wasting money on spoiled food again, and surprising times when your credit counts. Top 5 Articles 8 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks — To save money on college textbooks, review your syllabus for unnecessary materials. […]

How to Distinguish Yourself Online From People With the Same Name as You

If you have a common name or share a name with a famous person, you know how hard it is to set yourself apart on the Internet from your "doppelnamers" — that is, your online evil twins who come up in search results when people are looking for you. […]

11 Frugal Fashion Tips From Covert Affairs

One of my favorite sources of frugal fashion ideas is the television series "Covert Affairs." Having watched the show for three seasons now, I’ve had a chance to observe a tip or two. (See also: Fake It Till You Make It — Thrift on the Sly) 1. Dresses Are Divine This particular frugal fashion tip comes from the character Joan Campbell, played by Canadian-born actress Kari Matchett. […]

Best Money Tips: The Travel Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we are bringing you some of the best articles about travel! Top 5 Articles Ten Money-Saving Travel Tips — To save money when traveling, carry a guidebook with you. [Free Money Finance] Tips to Planning a Road Trip on a Budget — When planning a road trip on a budget, save money by not getting lost. […]

What Americans Can Learn From How the Rest of the World Saves Energy

Most Americans aren't as devoted as Ed Begley, Jr. to conserving energy that they'll ride a bike to create energy to run a toaster. But travel abroad to Europe, Australia, or any other developed country, and you'll see that much of the rest of the world is serious about saving energy and the world's resources. The United States is known for doing a poor job at being energy efficient. […]

Jobs That Offer Free Room and Board

Not everyone is looking for the same kind of job perks these days; health insurance, 401(k), and paid time off might be good for some, while others would benefit more from a warm meal and a place to crash. Many employment opportunities do offer some variation on “room and board”, although this may also entail long or irregular working hours. […]

Best Money Tips: The Food Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on frugal food strategies! Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Save Money When Dining Out — When dining out, steer clear of ordering alcohol or soda. [Prairie Eco-Thrifter] Shave $150 a Week off Your Grocery Bill — Did you know the average household throws out 14% of the food they buy? […]

How to Hire an Accountant

When you’ve found an accountant you’re considering hiring, it’s important to do some research. After all, you’ll be handing over a lot of financial data, and you need to know you can trust whoever has access to it. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 9/6, 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: Having a frugal fall! […]

Foods You Can Grow in the Comfort of Your Home

Don't have an outdoor green space where you can grow fresh food? Don’t fret. There are plenty of foods that you can grow indoors — right inside your home, in fact — that will have you eating healthier and cheaper in no time. Get that green thumb in action and start planting the seeds to produce-stand independence today. […]