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The 5 Best Espresso Makers

Now that we have given you our recommendations for the best tools to make great drip-coffee at home, it is time to move on to a more specialized form of coffee — espresso. Espresso is a concentrated form of coffee that can serve as the base for drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, or mochas. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 3/28, 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 Easter! Learn about saving on gifts and not breaking the bank on food and drinks! […]

Frugal Factors: What Traits Do Most Savers Share?

As I get older, I find myself more and more inclined to spend time with those who share my views on frugality, simple living, and saving. It seems as my age increases, so does my resolve to be quite open about my frugal ways. I guess that’s either drawn like-minded folks toward me, or repelled others — perhaps it’s done a bit of both simultaneously. […]

14 Tasty, Frugal Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant can be a frugal staple of many delicious dishes, especially when in season. You can easily grow it in most gardens nationwide, and one plant can yield dozens of the purple-skinned beauties. Most gardeners and gourmet shoppers can soon run out of ideas for the versatile aubergine, however. […]

Best Money Tips: Cheap Easter Crafts for Kids

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on cheap Easter crafts for kids, ways to save $100 in a month, and debt lessons from The Pursuit of Happyness. Top 5 Articles 7 Cheap (and Easy) Easter Crafts and Activities for Kids — This Easter, have your kids make origami bunny boxes. […]

6 Reasons Your Great Startup Business Is Doomed

There are many people who have great ideas and the spurt of ambition to pursue their dream of working for themselves. Unfortunately, many of these same people have also gone bust — even before getting their business up and running. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Spring Cleaning Tips?

Spring cleaning is often a dreaded, exhausting project — but it doesn't have to be! This week, let's share tips to help each other organize and clean house from top to bottom, closets to yard. What are your spring cleaning tips? Do you make your own cleaners, or repurpose household items to help you clean? Do you have a strategy to organize each room? […]

A Brief History of Credit Card Marketing Tactics

I got my very first credit card in 1999, when I was a college sophomore. This was back in the bad old unregulated days when credit card issuers were allowed to set up shop on college campuses and offer T-shirts, pizza, and Frisbees in exchange for signing up for a card. […]

10 Ways to Acquire Cheap Formal Wear

Prom and wedding season are just around the corner, which means that if you have a teenager who plans to participate in that annual rite of passage or friends or family getting hitched this spring or summer, you'll be in the market for formal wear before you know it. Formal wear can be expensive — especially if you're renting several times a year — so it might not be a bad idea to invest in perman […]

Best Money Tips: Things You Should Buy at a Dollar Store

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things you should buy at a Dollar Store, de-stressing during the workday, and tweeting your way to a new gig. Top 5 Articles 28 things you should always buy at a dollar store — Paper clips and greeting cards are two things you should always buy at the Dollar Store. […]