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Best Money Tips: Tactics to Get Free Food

Today we found some great articles on tactics to get free food, how to take an inexpensive road trip, and tips for budgeting when you're broke.

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How to travel to and from Canada

Getting to and from Canada is getting to be a real pain in the ass. I should know, since I cross the border several times a year to visit family and friends all over the Great White North. The border has always given me the jitters. [more]

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.

How to Brown Bag it With Style

Finding time to pack your lunch for work each day can feel pretty overwhelming. Trying to be creative about it can be even more frustrating. Following are several categories of sug

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

Financial Lessons From Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh has remained one of the most endearing characters in children's literature — but there's a lot he can teach us adults about money, too.

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?

Is honesty always the best policy?

What do you do when you have problems at work, when you make a mistake, or when you're interviewing for a different job? How do you handle the workplace pressures and politics tha

How to Shop: A Beginner's Guide

It might sound silly, but buying stuff can be a daunting experience — especially when you want to spend little and get a lot. Here's how to do it.

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

Huge Tax-Free Investment Returns

The fact is, you can pretty easily get 30% or more on investments that are not only very safe but come with built-in inflation protection. But don't get too excited.

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

Once Again Safe as Houses?

You never need to rush to buy after a housing crash — house prices will stay down for years. But is now the right time to buy?

Best Money Tips: 25 Ways to Get Free Stuff

Today we found some fantastic articles on 25 ways to get free stuff, ways the drought will affect you, and car-repair mistakes.

The 3rd Annual Plutus Awards

The 3rd Annual Plutus Awards are in full swing! While general voting has ended, voting for the People's Choice Award is still open!