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12 Healthy Brown Bag Lunch Foods for the Fridgeless Workplace

Lack of refrigeration doesn't have to keep you from saving money with a brown bag lunch. Here are a dozen ideas for tasty foods you can keep at your desk.

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Make These 6 Relationship Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

How strong do you think your relationship will be in 20 years? The emotional labor you do today will decide, one way or the other.

How Much Can You Afford to Spend in Retirement?

You made it! Now how exactly can you enjoy your retirement without worrying about your savings? Follow these rules of thumb.

Best Money Tips: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday

Today we found ways to have an eco-friendly holiday, the best holiday goods to buy at dollar stores, and rules that every smart shopper lives by.

Staying Fit and Beautiful in Mind, Body, and Wallet

Your fitness regimen can leave you looking less than your best. Feel beautiful inside and out with these frugal tips.

Landscaping for Energy Conservation

Over time, investing in green landscaping can reduce your heating bills as much as 25 percent and summer cooling bills by 50 percent or more.

5 Ways to Spend Less on Fido and Fluffy

While having a pet may make your life fuller, sometimes it won't make you monetarily richer. Here are five simple ways to save money on pet expenses.

Best Money Tips: 3 Proven Steps to Get Rich

Today we found helpful articles on steps anyone can take to become rich, tips for grocery shopping when you’re single, and cool car hacks to try out.

Saving the Planet - One Drop at a Time

With water becoming an increasingly precious resource, we need to get creative about how we conserve it. Here are some ways you may not have thought of to help save the planet, one

39 Tips That'll Save You Hundreds on Your Next Trip

From saving gas to finding great, cheap accommodations and more, make the most of your travel budget with these ideas.

Financial Literacy Month Project: Setting Your Financial Goals

The latest report on U.S. savings didn’t look very encouraging. As the average savings rate dwindles (to almost zero in some demographics), it may see a bit overreaching to give ad

Earn Free Travel Sooner With These Frequent Flyer Mileage Secrets

Make your frequent flyer miles work for you, and earn free travel fast!

Books Are the Bomb: Where to Get Them

You’re itching to expand your collection of books into a veritable library of tales and tomes. In fact, every stroll through a bookstore leaves you yearning for your own set of sto

Book Review: The Trap

For more than two years now writing at Wise Bread, my whole thesis has been that frugality leads to freedom—if you can live cheaply enough, you can choose whatever work calls you,

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Cleaning the Oil Stove

I'm naturally pretty scared of doing maintenance on anything electric or gas or kerosene oriented. Thankfully my husband was game about cleaning the kerosene stove or we'd be ou

7 Surprising Cooking Hacks That Save Time

Who wants to spend all day or evening in the kitchen? Cook faster and smarter with these seven clever tricks.

Taking a Work Leave? Here's How to Prepare

No matter what reason you want a break from the 9-to-5, you need to prepare yourself — and your money — first.

Flashback Friday: 87 Frugal Ways to Make Winter Less Miserable

Winter can be a total bummer, especially when you're stuck inside all day. Shift your mindset with these fun ideas for a positive mood shift.