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How to Know When to Persevere and When to Quit

Vince Lombardi said that "winners never quit, and quitters never win." Lombardi was a great man, but he lied. Look at the life stories of successful people, and you will see that many of them have had to abandon ventures that just did not work out. On the flip side, clinging to an impossible dream has wasted many an otherwise promising life. […]

10 Cheap, Handmade Gift Wrapping Ideas

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/10-cheap-handmade-and-green-wrapping-ideas Instead of filling the trash with expensive, one-use-only wrapping paper this year, use these ideas for wrapping that is as unique as it is frugal. […]

How to Buy Art as Gifts

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/fine-art-makes-fine-gifts Beautiful, original pieces of art make for excellent gifts, and they don't have to be expensive. Learn how to find the right one for your loved one at a price you can afford. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 12/06

60% Off "Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Deluxe Limited Edition" - This Amazon-exclusive deluxe limited edition includes never-before-seen deleted scenes from Seasons 1-3, all-new cast interviews, and 11 minutes of clips and interviews from Season 4. […]

8 Cheap Ways to Play Video Games

You don't have to drop $400 on a console and then $60 per game to enjoy a video game. There are tons of ways to get your video-game fix without breaking the bank — and without having to break the law with sketchy downloads and cracks. From playing vintage games for nearly nothing to going the freemium route, it's easier than ever to play video games without shelling out the big bucks. […]

5 Cars That Thieves Don't Touch (and 5 Simple Anti-Theft Tricks)

Most of us won't ever know the heartache and misery of having our car stolen. Despite the fact that thieves steal a car every 43.7 seconds in America, you have to be pretty unlucky to walk to the street or parking lot only to see an empty space where your car once was. (See also: What We Learned When Our Car Was Stolen) But is it all just luck? […]

13 Ways to Come Out of Christmas With a Healthier Savings Account

If you're not careful, the holidays can leave you broke. What starts out as innocent purchasing can get out of hand quickly. You know how it goes. You start buying items on your list and before you know it, there's something for yourself in the cart. Then three more. Then you're moving cash from one account to another to cover the unexpected expenses. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Meal Plan and Save Cash

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on how to meal plan and save, money-saving tips for the holidays, and Christmas gifts you can't buy at the mall. Top 5 Articles How to meal plan and save some cash — When planning your meals on your own, set aside a certain time each week to plan your menu. […]

Regifting: A Simple How-To Guide

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/regifting-a-simple-how-to-guide As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. It's OK to regift as long as you follow a few simple guidelines. […]

7 Savory Food Gifts

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/7-savory-holiday-food-gifts I love sweets, but by the time December gift-giving comes around, I can feel my cavities forming. Here are some savory alternatives to traditional sugary gifts. […]