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Sarah Winfrey

Sarah was born to frugal parents, so she's been learning how to save money since before she could walk. See more of her writing at SarahWinfrey.com.

Latest articles by Sarah Winfrey

Do You "Want" to Be Happy? Then Here's What You Need to Do.

Always feeling like you want something is not the key to a joyful life. Learn how to curb the urge to acquire and achieve the happiness you deserve.

5 Things You’re Overpaying For on Your Vacation

Most people are wasting hundreds or even thousands of dollars on these common money traps. Are you?

Dryer Sheets, Shampoo, and 15 Other Everyday Things You Can Make at Home

Why buy when you can make at home so many of the home and personal care products you use? Here are 17 easy recipes to get you started.

How to Improve Your Life by Becoming a Better Quitter

Nobody likes a quitter, but quitting some of what you're doing may be the best thing to do for your productivity — and your life. Learn why.

Improve Every Conversation With One Simple Tactic

Bring empathy, understanding, and happier outcomes to important discussions and negotiations with this simple — but life-changing — conversational skill.

Change Your Life by Learning How to Admit You're Wrong

Mea whata? Mea culpa! Learn why admitting you're wrong frees you to pursue your goals — and reach them!

The 7 Worst Money Mistakes Married People Make

For many couples, money is the biggest source of stress — often because of these critical marriage and money mistakes. Are you and your spouse making them?

Change Your Life by Changing Your Bedtime Routine

This great nighttime routine will help you sleep, help you prepare for tomorrow, and help you be a better you. Try it tonight to have an amazing tomorrow!

The Secret to Great Decision Making Is Forgetting

Good decisions require confident decision-makers. Learn how to let go of the bad decisions you made yesterday, so you can make good decisions tomorrow.

11 Painless Ways to Trick Yourself Into Eating Less

Invite psychology and biology to your next meal and leave more on the plate instead of around your waist.

Declutter Now: Simple Rules You Must Follow to Stay Clutter Free

You don't have to follow ALL of these declutterifc rules to keep your place tidy — even if you just choose three or four to follow, you can start living clutter-free.

The Surprisingly Easy Way to Change Your Habits and Your Life

Replacing bad habits with good ones is easier than you'd think. Here's how a Wise Bread writer turned a social media habit into a family time habit.

Habits Aren't Boring — They're the Secret to Happiness. Here's Why.

Habits are powerful motivators. Once you understand the inner workings of habitual behavior, you can use that power to change your life — for the better.

29 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier This Year

You really can be happier this year, thanks to these scientifically proven tricks.

Make Your Dishwasher Last (Almost) Forever With These 6 Tricks

A modern new dishwasher should last 15 years, but you can extend the machine's useful lifetime much longer than that with a few simple maintenance chores.

Boost Your Creativity: 9 Surprising Ways to Generate New Ideas

If you need some fresh ideas, find them with these simple tricks that unleash your brain's creative potential.

12 Foods You Must Add to Your Diet This Year

It's not often you hear a New Year's resolution that includes the words "eat more." But with these healthy foods, that's precisely what you should do.

56 Life Hacks to Help You Win at Winter

Baby, it's cold outside. Make getting through winter a little tamer with this collection of warm-ups, icebreakers, and assorted wintry hacks.

6 Secrets to a Joyful Life

In 1939 a group of 200 Harvard undergrads became part of a longterm sociological study. The results, published recently, reveal surprising secrets about joy and wellbeing.

12 Fun Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Stuff

Running out of ideas for things to give? Take your giving to the fourth dimension and give your recipient the gift of time well spent.