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Build a Bed for Cheap (and Look Good Doing It)

Without a doubt, there are some components to today's beds that are just unnecessary, but I think that most can agree on the core parts of a functioning bed.

6 Options if You're Underwater on Your Mortgage

Here are six options for people who are underwater on their mortgages.

25 Quick, Cheap Lunch Ideas

You lunch doesn’t have to be a budget-buster or bland. These 25 fast and inexpensive lunch ideas will keep your midday meals interesting and easy.

Carnival Of Scams - Top 4 fairground cons

Go to the fairground, get taken for a ride. Yep, those sneaky Real Hustlers are at it again. This time they've been uncovering the basic tricks and cons performed by your friendly neighborhood fairground staff. [more]

12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads

Being a stay-at-home parent can put a strain on your budget, but these side jobs allow you to take care of the kids while generating additional income.

15 Delicious Ways to Prepare a Humble Head of Cabbage

A staple in frugal pantries the world over, cabbage is full of nutrients, low in pesticides, and inexpensive. Add cabbage to your diet with one of these classic preparations.

The new face of poverty is fat

Twenty years ago, I parked at a supermarket, near where a poor family had just parked. I knew they were poor, because they looked like poor folks are supposed to look: Their clot

Eight Natural Ways to Make Water More Flavorful

The main reason that people don't drink water is that it is tasteless and not very "fun" to drink. On the other hand, water is considered more healthy than sodas so

8 Fun Ways to Make Money

None of these will allow you to quit your day job , but they just might let you get enough cash to fund something special.

How to Survive (and Thrive!) in a Job You Hate

There are a few people who manage to survive and thrive in jobs they really don't like. Here are a few of their secrets for making that hated job easier.

5 Best Cash Back Credit Cards

If you're responsible with your credit, a rewards credit card can be a nice perk -- free stuff! If you don't want to bother with points programs, choose a cash rewards card.

How to Build Your Own Amortization Schedule

Looking for a dull, but financially eye-opening home project? Great! Today, we're going to build an amortization schedule. [more]

8 Meatless Dishes for Meat-n-Taters Lovers

Whether you're frugal or bored, meatless may be an avenue you've been wanting to explore for awhile. Here are my eight top meatless picks that are guaranteed to fill you up and

35 Mouth Watering Lentil Recipes

The humble, affordable lentil is delicious and full of protein. You're sure to find something tasty in this collection of 35 easy to prepare lentil recipes.

Europe has the Euro. Are you ready for The Amero?

Hold onto your hats. (Or should that be dollars?) The Amero is coming. I’ve heard a lot of talk over the last few years about a new currency called the Amero that will replace dollars and pesos. [more]

50 Ways to Use Canned Salmon

Love fresh salmon but not the fresh price? Substitute affordable canned salmon for frugal and flavorful seafood feasts.

15 Things You Should Buy at Costco

You know there are great deals to be had at Costco, but you really should be buying these 15 things at Costco and not anywhere else.

How Baking Soda Took My Bathroom from “Yuck” to Yes!

Thinking of jumping on the “all-natural” cleaning bandwagon? Leary of the results? Addicted to your own brand-name cleaning habit? Take a look at these startling before and afte

SIX cool bar tricks that anyone can master.

As some of you regular Wise Bread readers know, I’m a big fan of bar tricks, friendly hustles and harmless wagers. Well, as we’re approaching the peak of partying season I thought

Cheap and Simple Sunburn Remedies That Really Work

what do you do when you return home from an outing and you resemble a well-done lobster bake? Try one of these time-tested home remedies for sunburns.