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6 Festive, Frugal Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

Commit this to memory: There is such a thing as too much. Ever been to someone’s home at holiday time, and it looked as if the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Gaudy got blitzed on eggnog and vomited yuletide cheer all over the place? Singing wreaths on every door. Electric candles in all the windows. […]

Canned vs. Dried Beans: Which Are Cheaper?

When it comes to cutting your grocery bill, switching from prepared foods to their dried counterparts can often save you a good chunk of change. Looking for a good place to start? […]

How to Live in a Big City on a Small-Town Budget

Many young professionals and recent college grads dream of moving to the big city. Big cities offer excitement, culture, and activities that are hard to match in smaller locales. Plus, there are oodles of other young people to meet for the single set. […]

Advertising Jargon That Aims to Mislead

As an advertising professional, I have often had to use phrases and headlines that stretched the truth a little. Sometimes, a lot. I have never lied, unless it was blatant for the sake of humor (beer so strong, the bar prices are in Braille). […]

Rethinking the 529 College Savings Plan Strategy

For years we've been plowing money into 529 plans for our children (after, of course, contributing to our retirement accounts as well), knowing how painful it's going to be 10-15 years out when we start getting those tuition bills. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on 11/4, 4:00pm CDT for a Chance to Win Prizes

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-at-400-cdt-for-a-chance-to-win-prize... twitter_bigger.png Welcome to the Wise Bread weekly tweet chat! This week we're sharing blog-related thoughts. What do you look for in a personal finance blog? […]

Best Money Tips: Beware These Online Degree Scams

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share online degree scams to avoid, unusual ways to use nail polish, strategies for secondhand shopping, and an ingenious way to color your drinks. Top 5 Articles Online Degree Scams to Avoid — Watch out for unaccredited programs! […]

For Delicious Cocktails, Infuse Alcohol

If you've been to a liquor store recently, you might've noticed the increasing variety of flavored liquors. Sure, there are the classics like lemon vodka and coconut rum. […]

Meet Brooke Kaelin, Our Daily Deals Editor

Hello, my name is Brooke Kaelin. I’m the Daily Deals Editor here at Wise Bread. I’m a wife, a mother, an author, and a total penny pincher. I don’t purchase anything (with the exception of certain food items) unless I can get it at least 50% off. As I write, it’s the beginning of November, and I am almost done with my Christmas shopping. […]