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7 Ways to Generate New Leads for Your Side Business

If you want to start earning good side income, it doesn't make sense to invest money in traditional marketing efforts right away. Here are 7 cheap or free ways you can use to

When Being Frugal Went Wrong – Tales From The Cheap & Nasty

I love a bargain. We all do here at Wise Bread. But after a few personal disasters from being cheap, I opened up the topic to some of my fellow Wise Bread bloggers. What did they do to save a buck and how much did it cost them? [more]

How to Allocate Your Cash When You Are Broke

When you're in the red, it can feel like you'll never be able to crawl your way back into the black. Make it happen with this emergency plan.

Delayed Gratification and the Secret to Will Power

Saving is nothing more than delayed gratification in action, but trying to defeat our desires for instant gratification outright is often a dead-end endeavor. It's easier if you en

25 Things to Do With Reusable Water Bottles

As reusable water bottles become more common, you may think you have too many. But these containers are useful for much more than just holding water.

Art on the Web: 3 Resources for Getting Into Indie Art

It's always been easy for me to say that I support indie art, but it's been a lot harder to actually do. [more]

Saving money while hosting guests

Having just spent the last 48 hours desperately scrubbing my home from top-to-bottom in anticipation of the arrival of some house guests, I appreciated The Simple Dollar's post thi

Share your brilliant burst (or dashed dream) as a consumer advocate

Ever protested an unfair retail policy, pointed out that an advertisement is misleading, organized a boycott, or somehow advocated for yourself or another consumer? Whether you won

5 Things Tax Preparers Should Tell You

Knowing the right questions to ask can help you get better advice and bigger refunds.

Would You Like Free Fries With That?

Like free food? How about french fries? In celebration of a new kind of fry, you and all your friends can score some, with no additional purchase necessary! Read on to find out

Is Paypal making impulse buyers of us all?

Over the past few months I’ve noticed that more and more places accept Paypal and I began to wonder…is this going to create a generation of impulse buyers?

How to Eliminate Holiday Debt

A little too generous this holiday season? Get back in the black with these quick debt-busting tips.

Book review: The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need

This is the perfect book for a Wise Bread reader. It covers just about everything we talk about here--life hacks, investing, frugality--and does it with insight and humor. (And n

Best Money Tips: Take a Cruise on the Cheap

Today we found some fantastic articles on taking a cruise on the cheap, avoiding airfare pricing glitches, and reasons to continue working after retirement.

Do You Really Want to Be Rich?

Many people dream of being rich, but few of us are willing to take the steps to get there — or we take the wrong ones. Here's a better plan.

The sinking dollar

It takes more than $1.40 to buy one euro today. It cost less than $1 as recently as late 2002. A Canadian dollar is worth just about exactly a US dollar--a parity not seen since

9 Ways to Save Money on Laundry

You have to do laundry, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a lot on it. Learn how to clean clothes at a fraction of your current cost.

10 Ways to Fall Back in Love With Your Job

Bored? Burnt out? Begging for the workday to be over? Help is here! Follow these suggestions to rekindle the romance with your work.

The Cost of Giving Baby a Bad Name

Americans (and many other cultures) have always enjoyed the artistic license of being able to name their children whatever they fancy. When nam

9 Savory Soups That Make Perfect Freezer Meals for Fall

Freezer meals are a busy parent's best friend. These nine freezer-friendly soups are perfect for keeping your family warm on those chilly fall nights.