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What to Buy, and Avoid Buying, in February

It's February, and in many parts of the country the weather is miserable. There's snow, ice, sleet, slick roads, and backed-up traffic for miles. It's not exactly ideal conditions to hunt for bargains. But if you know you need one of the items on the list below, you could get a real steal if you weather the storm. […]

Best Money Tips: Businesses You Can Start Online

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on businesses you can start online, saving money at the drug store, and principles for growing wealth. Top 5 Articles 6 Businesses You Can Start Online — Want to start a business online? Consider being an internet researcher. […]

6 Reasons Cutting Your Landline Is a Bad Deal

It's a perennial item on save-money lists — cancel the landline and rely on cell phones for communications. It's also a sacrifice that I will never make if I can help it, because the security and quality I get from my landline is more than worth the small monthly fee. First, let's put the cost of a landline in perspective. Our household spends approximately $25 per month on a plan with unlimited c […]

25 Painless Ways to Save $50 This Year

Is this the year to review and revamp your savings strategy? If so, consider making some small but tactical changes that can add up to big savings. Here are 25 painless ways to save $50 (or more) this year. (See also: 25 Ways to Save $5 This Week) 1. Frequent Your Local Library Skip the downloads and bookstores; the library is still free. […]

Market Clones: How to Pay Drastically Less for Pricey Products

A recent question posted to “AskMeFi” — the popular crowd sourced question and answer subsite of Metafilter.com — asked users to suggest products that were priced differently, depending on market and intended use. […]

Best Money Tips: Save a Bundle on Flowers

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving on flowers, getting cheap life insurance, and paying off student loans. Top 5 Articles 9 Tips To Save You A Bundle On Flowers — To save money on flowers, consider giving a potted plant instead! […]

6 Ways to Save Money on Preschool Enrollment

If you have a preschool-aged child, you know that paying for preschool can be expensive. While there are a wide variety of prices and preschool philosophies out there, looking at the bill almost always feels like a shock to the system. There are, however, a few ways to save some money and still get your child the jump start on their education that you’ve been hoping for. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 1/31, 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: Super Bowl Savings! Learn about saving when watching at the bar and throwing a frugal Super Bowl Party! […]

6 Reasons You're Not as Happy as You'd Like to Be

No one ever said that life was easy, and none of us ever assumed that we’d get all that we desire without hitting at least a few obstacles along the way. But come on! Does everything have to always be so hard? If this sounds like you, take heart; you’re not alone. And believe it or not, the answer to that question is no, it doesn’t. Things don’t have to always be so difficult. […]

How to Pay Down $100 Worth of Debt This Week

We could all use an extra Benjamin to pay off a debt or put into savings this week. The problem is, money doesn’t rain down from the heavens or grow on trees. Alas, we have to earn it one way or another — but, as it turns out, that may not be as difficult as you think. To line your pockets with an extra $100 within seven days, check out these reliable ways to make extra cash starting right now. […]