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14 (Mostly) Frugal Valentine’s Day Recipes

Give your special someone the royal treatment the cheap way with this list of delicious and frugal Valentine's Day recipes.

Using WordPress for Blogging and More

This article provides some instructions for anyone who would like to set up a basic website for themselves, but who does not have much experience with HTML, CSS, PHP, etc. Much to the chagrin of some designers and programmers, there’s a variety of ea [more]

Best Money Tips: 20 Foods You're Throwing Out Too Soon

Today we found some great articles on 20 foods you might be throwing out too soon, tips to get the most out of your garage sale, and tasks that you can easily outsource.

The Trouble With Women

HR Manager: "What's wrong with her?" Foreman: "Well, she's a woman isn't she?" This campy 1959 training film provides an interesting look at how women were perceived in the workplace 40 years ago. (Link) [more]

Home Details I Overlooked the First Time

If you're in the market for a new home (new to you or new period), make sure you aren't paying premium prices for so-so materials, and don't underestimate the expenses and headache

Link-Love Makes the World Go 'Round

In keeping with the warm and fuzzy feeling that Wisebread gives many of its writers and readers, I am taking a moment to give thanks to those that have linked to us over the past two weeks. [more]

When to Buy Disposable

It's a difficult question to struggle with — when should you buy disposable, and when should you buy stuff made to last?

Best Money Tips: Make Groceries Last Longer

Today we found some fantastic articles on making groceries last longer, ways to make extra money this summer, and saving on entertainment.

Local Flavor

It was time again to stock up on some things, and so this past weekend I went to my usual places: the fish market in Pyrmont (where one employee asked me how work was going since t

Best Money Tips: Improve Your Resume With Travel

Today we found some awesome articles on improving your resume with travel, avoiding using your emergency fund, and affordable presents for dad.

McDonald's Treats for Less Than a Dime -- Chicago Area

One-dollar coupon books give kids three pies, three cookies, three cones and three fries or apple dippers.

Simple Living Through Capital

There are a lot of ways to live simply. My personal favorite is living simply through capital — and it's easier to do than you might expect.

Colorado and World Series Fans Will Just Have to Wait

It has been a disappointing day of online turmoil at the Colorado Rockies website

Best Money Tips: Take Advantage of Back to School Sales

Today we found some great articles on ways to take advantage of back to school sales, automating your budget, and habits of the wealthy.

In Search of Safety: A Mom's 8-Step Guide to Toy Selection and Everyday Use

As the mom of two boys, I can tell you that there are two kinds of toys: 1) those that are inherently dangerous (such as ATVs, BB guns, and lead-tainted toys) and 2) those made

Homemade Deodorant: Is It Worth It?

Sure, ready-made deodorant is easy to purchase and use. But there are some great reasons to make your own (inexpensive!) deodorant.

Grandpa’s Penny: “If you never spend it, you’ll never be broke!”

With the holiday season upon us, it seems everyone just wants us to buy. Apply my Grandpa's simple principle to avoid drowning in purchases.

Inflation is worse than you think

I don't just mean that the rate of inflation is higher than the government's reported rate--that's evident to anyone who's paying attention. But there are other co

What If Everyone Suddenly Became Frugal?

What if a magical spaceship from the planet Cheapos came to earth and brainwashed everyone so that every single American stopped buying useless junk and started to live way below t

Training Your Dog: 9 Hazardous Habits (and How to Break Them)

A dog doesn't need to graduate from an (expensive) obedience school to be good. Learn how to teach him the habits that will keep you both happy.