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47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend

When lazy-day boredom sets in, it's time to get creative. Here are 47 ideas to get you started on a fun and frugal weekend.

Personal Finance Lessons from Online Adventure Game (RuneScape)

A friend shared with me some strategies he's learned for playing RuneScape. Can these strategies be applied to personal finance? Let's see.

Optical Illusions That Make You Fatter and Your Wallet Lighter

One of my best friends told me that the key to food portion sizes was this: "Eat from small plates, drink from taller glasses." And optical illusions are at the root of it.

The Student Who Created a PR Nightmare Via Wikipedia

Virgil Griffith created a program called Wikipedia Scanner that lets you know who has been editing articles on Wikipedia and what they've been removing.

The 5 Best Secured Credit Cards

If you have little to no credit history, getting a secured card could help you a lot — or be a terrible decision. Find out if one of these cards is right for you.

254 Uses for Vinegar. And Counting.

I began hearing whispers of the incredible versatility of vinegar. So I did some research. I was shocked!

Make Your Own Moon Sand, Dirt Cheap

While moon sand is certainly not a bank-breaker, it is costly for what is basically wet sand. So, I did a little digging and discovered a way to make your very own moon sand.

Cracking the Infamous McDonalds Monopoly Game

Your chances of winning McDonald's Monopoly game are all based on the odds of finding one particular piece from each set.

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper - Updated

The lawn tonic recipe came from a former groundskeeper at a golf course. All you need are 5 common household ingredients and a 10-gallon hose-end sprayer.

How to Sell Your Hair for Cash

There is a huge market for sourcing natural hair. Here are some tips and information on how to sell your tresses for cash.

Mountain Dew Christmas Tree

These guys started with four hundred empty cans of Mountain Dew, a pipe, and a dream...to make a Christmas tree out of soda cans.

Can Acetone Dramatically Increase Your Gas Mileage?

Can acetone dramatically increase your gas mileage? Wise Bread reader Kip Kay told us that by adding pure acetone into his gas tank, his car now gets 10 extra miles per gallon.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, By the Month

Not sure which fruits and vegetables are 'in season'? Here's a handy list to help you out!

10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains

When you're faced with a clogged drain and the plunger won't work, these 10 techniques could save you the cost of a plumber.

FBI Considered "It's A Wonderful Life" Communist Propaganda

I love "It's a Wonderful Life," but in 1947, the FBI considered this movie subversive Communist propaganda. Naturally, I want to get to the bottom of this.

8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started

These eight tips are vital to making money in the somewhat misunderstood profession of mystery shopping.

Baby Carrots: The Frugal Idea That Isn't

Think baby carrots are a convenient, cheap snack food? Well, you're right. But baby carrots are, by and large, more expensive than regular carrots.

6 Secret Homemade Stain Removers That Kick Butt

Save money with these simple homemade stain removers.

Volunteer to Travel: 11 Opportunities for Free or Very Cheap Travel

Here are 11 options for free or very cheap travel through volunteering.

64 Funny, Inspiring and Stupid Money Quotes From Famous People

We've collected quotes from presidents, movie stars, philosophers, athletes, and even Paris Hilton on everybody's favorite topic: Money.