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Sierra Black

Sierra Black reuses her tinfoil, recycles her orange peels and reduces her spending in the Boston area. You can read about her adventures in parenting at ChildWild.

Latest articles by Sierra Black

Talking to Your Spouse About Money

I have a guest post up on Get Rich Slowly about how to talk with your spouse about money. I had the privilege of interviewing financial counselor Lou Scatigna, aka The Financial Ph

How Low Can You Go? Taking the No Heat Challenge

Most of us aren't ready to give up home heating altogether, but here are a few tricks we can learn from the hardcore heat resisters.

How to Buy Art as Gifts

Beautiful, original pieces of art make for excellent gifts, and they don't have to be expensive. Learn how to find the right one for your loved one at a price you can afford.

My Bank Stole My Grocery Money

My bank charged me almost $100 in overdraft fees, even though my bank statement never went negative. As one of my colleagues here at Wise Bread reported last week, banks use this s

The Art of the Group Gift

While simple, group giving can also become a sticky situation if done badly. Here are some guidelines for group giving.

How to Buy Personal Carbon Credits That Count

Even in this tough economy, there's a booming market in personal carbon credits. Learn how, and where, to buy them.

Are Extended Warranties Ever a Good Deal?

I've never bought a lottery ticket, but I do often buy extended warranties. Why? Because I am brutal on my possessions. I drop them, I spill things on them, I crash them into thing

Are Americans Experiencing Frugality Fatigue?

Are Americans suffering from "frugality fatigue"? After a year of tightened belts and tighter fists, we're reaching for our wallets again and returning to our bad old ways. Or so t

The game of Haggling: How to Get a Great Deal on a Used Car

Getting a great deal on a used car is easy if you know how. Here are 9 tips from a frugal family on how to get the most out of your car-buying dollars.