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Best Money Tips: Reduce Your Food Expenses

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on reducing your food expenses, tax day freebies, and steps to investing in yourself. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Reduce Your Food Expenses — To reduce your food expenses, buy in bulk and limit junk food. […]

6 Rules of Creating a Powerfully Productive Workspace

After a particularly long morning at work, does it sometimes feel like you and your office chair have permanently merged (in the worst way possible)? That those ceiling-mounted fluorescent lights are energy-sapping torture devices? That you'd give just about anything to be able to burrow through to the parking garage and speed your way toward a permanent vacation? […]

Which Workout Clothes Are Worth Splurging On (And Which Aren't)

Running is my preferred sport. Putting one foot in front of the other is both invigorating and relaxing to me, somehow all at the same time. Better yet? It doesn't require much in way of gear — at least not in theory. But over the 12 years I've been a serious runner, where I started with just some clothes and shoes, I've discovered the wide world of enticing sports gear. […]

10 Free Things That Just Aren't Worth It

There are generally two different approaches that people will take when confronted with a freebie. First, you have the person who is all in, simply because the item is free or because they get really jazzed and excited when they're getting a deal. It's the extreme-couponer mentality where it's good to get anything and everything one can for free. […]

7 Bizarre Ways to Stay on Budget (That Actually Work)

Budgets fail for a number of reasons, but the most common one is that we simply do not follow through. Everyone's optimistic and driven during the initial planning stages, but actually putting the plan into action often decreases enthusiasm and motivation. If the traditional ways of staying on budget aren't working, you may have to resort to more drastic measures. […]

2014 Tax Day Freebies and Discounts

Dreading April 15? You should be looking forward to it! Whether you owe taxes or are looking forward to a refund, you can count on a day filled with freebies and discounts. Here's a comprehensive list of Tax Day offers. All offers are for April 15, 2014 only, unless otherwise noted. (See also: Birthday Freebies) Arby's Free curly fries. […]

Do You "Want" to Be Happy? Then Here's What You Need to Do.

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking, "I'll be happy when..." You know, "I'll be happy when I can own my own home," or "I'll be happy when I can buy a new car/afford nicer clothes/replace this cludgy old desktop." Even people who aren't focused on gaining possessions tend to fall into this kind of thinking, only for them it can sound like, "I'll be happy when I get a promotion," or "I'll be […]

These At-Home Exercises Will Give You a Gym-Quality Workout for Free

I used to be somewhat of a gym rat. And by that, I mean I used to have a lot more expendable income and free time on my hands. These days, I have to be more creative because these things — time and money — are at a premium. I haven't had a gym membership in a while and fully admit working out at home can be difficult motivation-wise. I still have my struggles. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Profit From Your Passions

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on ways to profit from your passions, mistakes online shoppers make, and bad money habits that rob you blind. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Profit From Your Passions — Creating and selling your crafts or giving guided tours can help you profit from your passions. […]

12 Extreme Ways to Save Money That Could Work for You

Just about everyone is interested in ways to save money — some of us more than others. For many, pinching pennies is the only way to get through the month and cover the essentials, such as electricity and food. […]