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What Do the Chinese Spend Money On?

Four years ago I wrote about some money habits of Chinese people. Most notably I said that Chinese people have a very high savings rate. Some readers have asked me what Chinese people are saving for. […]

10 Things I Just Won’t Do to Save Money

Hi, I’m Paul, and I have a confession. I’m frugal. Sometimes, really, really frugal. You only have to ask my long-suffering wife and kids for confirmation. But although I have been known to buy only items on clearance, with coupons, I am also someone who has frugal morals as well. I won’t steal; I have yet to pop a grape in my mouth from the produce section, although I see many people doing that. […]

70 Cheap, Succulent Shrimp Recipes

If affordable seafood is something you seek, then having a few shrimp recipes up your sleeve is a good idea. It’s frequently on sale and affordable enough compared to other types of fresh fish, and its size makes it a flexible food item from which you can create a myriad of menu items. These seventy shrimp recipe suggestions demonstrate just that. (See also: Seafood on the Cheap) 1. […]

How to Sing Your Own Praises at Work (Without Bragging)

Confidence is key to getting ahead in your career, but how can you communicate your expertise without sounding boastful? To help you assert your talents in a polished, professional way, we've come up with some key suggestions that make tooting your own horn a cinch. […]

10 Things to Look for Every Time You Visit a Thrift Store

My friend Katie and I have lots of things in common, including our love of thrift stores. When we were in high school, we often drove to a shady part of town to get our fix of all things thrifty. My love for thrift stores run so deep, in fact, that when I was on vacation in Atlanta for my birthday recently, I went thrift shopping. […]

Free Online Tools That Help Organize People

Organizing people ought to be easy. Tell your team members where to go, when to show up, when to leave, what to bring, and what to do. That approach usually works for work-related activities. […]

Best Money Tips: Help Your Children Build Credit

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on helping your children build credit, the best things to buy in June, and marketing tactics for job hunters. Top 5 Articles Five Tips to Help Your Children Build Credit — Help your child build credit by putting a utility account or other small bill in their name. […]

But I Don't Want To! Secrets to Self-Motivation

When I sat down to write this piece, I thought the “slant” was pretty obvious. There are, after all, only a few things that truly motivate us to move in one direction or another: fear, money, love, and hate. […]

25 Cheap, Multi-Purpose Beauty Products

We all want to look our best, but let’s face it. Our financial bottom line often takes priority over the season’s hottest shade of nail lacquer. These 25 cheap beauty products serve multiple uses while also being extremely cost-effective. (See also: 5 Hair Conditioners You Can Make at Home) 1. […]