frugal http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/43/all en-US Best Money Tips: Frugal Habits You Need to Pick Up http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-habits-you-need-to-pick-up <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-habits-you-need-to-pick-up" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cash-74951571.jpg" alt="counting coins" title="counting coins" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on Depression-era frugal habits you should have, money mistakes to avoid in your 20s, and budget travel tips.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Great-Depression-Saving-Tips-32030865">9 Depression-Era Frugal Habits You Need to Pick Up</a> &mdash; Using less and reusing items are just a couple Depression-era frugal habits that are good to have. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/02/24/money-mistakes-to-avoid-in-your-20s/">Money mistakes to avoid in your 20s</a> &mdash; Don't make the mistake of keeping up with the Joneses or living on credit cards in your 20s. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://budgetandthebeach.com/2014/02/25/five-budget-travel-tips-that-you-must-know/">Five Budget Travel Tips That You Must Know</a> &mdash; When traveling, using the power of the Internet and setting a budget can help you be frugal. [Budget and the Beach]</p> <p><a href="http://sweatingthebigstuff.com/tax-deductions-anyone-can-take/">Tax Deductions Anyone Can Take</a> &mdash; Don't forget to deduct retirement contributions and student loan interest payments when filing your taxes. [Sweating the Big Stuff]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/02/25/dont-have-savings-quit-making-excuses/">Don't have savings? Quit making excuses!</a> &mdash; If you don't have savings, cook at home and pick up extra work. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/smart-spending/top-5-worst-personal-finance-mistakes">Top 5 Worst Personal Finance Mistakes</a> &mdash; Carrying credit card debt in your 40s is a horrible personal finance mistake you shouldn't make. [MainStreet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.smartasset.com/blog/news/are-oscar-winners-actually-financial-losers/">Are Oscar Winners Actually Financial Losers?</a> &mdash; Did you know that just because someone won an Oscar doesn't mean they made a ton of money for being part of a film? [SmartAsset Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2014/02/how-to-keep-visiting-family-from-busting-your-food-budget/">How to Keep Visiting Family From Busting Your Food Budget</a> &mdash; When your family comes to visit you, prevent them from busting your food budget by sticking to your routine. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/jc-penney-tips-saving-money-spotting-deals/">JC Penney: Tips for Saving Money and Spotting the Deals</a> &mdash; When shopping at JCPenney, signing up for their email list and shopping online can save you money. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/best-resources-to-help-your-child-get-ready-for-kindergarten">Best Resources to Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten</a> &mdash; To help your child get ready for kindergarten, take advantage of websites that will help them learn what they need to learn before their first day of school. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-habits-you-need-to-pick-up" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Frugal Habits You Need to Pick Up" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips depression-era frugal habits Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:19 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1128362 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 50 Small Things You Can Do to Save Money http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-50-small-things-you-can-do-to-save-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-50-small-things-you-can-do-to-save-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/piggy-bank-5243589-small.jpg" alt="woman holding piggy bank" title="woman holding piggy bank" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread&#39;s <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on small things you can do to save money, dry cleaning dos and don&#39;ts, and claims people make to close a deal.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/top-50-small-things-you-can-do-to-save/">Top 50 Small Things You Can Do to Save Money</a> &mdash; To save money, bake from scratch and lower your thermostat. [NarrowBridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Dry-Cleaning-Dos-Donts-20966967">Dry Cleaning Dos and Don&#39;ts</a> &mdash; Next time you head to the dry cleaners, take stock of your clothing before you make the trip. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://lenpenzo.com/blog/id22547-8-misleading-claims-people-oftenmake-to-close-a-deal.html">8 Misleading Claims People Often Make to Close a Deal</a> &mdash; Sometimes in order to close a deal, people will make the claim that they will lower the monthly payments for you. [Len Penzo dot Com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/decorate-your-apartment-on-a-budget-10379">Four Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your New Home or Apartment</a> &mdash; Decorate your new place without breaking the bank by updating the light fixtures. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/06/06oct30f.cfm?slider">Dollar Smarts for Pre-Teens</a> &mdash; Make sure your pre-teen knows how to share their skills to make some extra dough. [DollarStretcher.com]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/social-security-is-bankrupt-myth/">Don&#39;t Buy Into the Social Security is Going Bankrupt Myth</a> &mdash; Chances are instead of social security going bankrupt, most people will more likely see a reduction in benefits. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.inkjetwilly.com/blog/free-pumpkin-carving-printables/">13 Free Pumpkin-Carving Printable Sites</a> &mdash; Still need to carve your pumpkin? Check out Spookmaster and Reader&#39;s Digest for printables! [Inkjet Willy]</p> <p><a href="http://retireby40.org/2013/10/5-unusual-reasons-love-employment/">5 Unusual Reasons Why I Love Self Employment</a> &mdash; Self employment gives you the ability to go at your own pace. [Retire By 40]</p> <p><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2013/05/16/7-car-dealership-fees-and-services-to-avoid">7 Car Dealership Fees and Services to Avoid</a> &mdash; If you are buying a car, be sure to avoid advertising fees and delivery charges. [US News and World Report]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/when-family-dinner-doesnt-work-11-alternatives-for-connecting-with-your-kids">When Family Dinner Doesn&#39;t Work: 11 Alternatives for Connecting with Your Kids</a> &mdash; To connect with your kids, try having a family game night or a family notebook. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-50-small-things-you-can-do-to-save-money" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: 50 Small Things You Can Do to Save Money" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips frugal saving small Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:48:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1061783 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Celebrate Halloween http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-celebrate-halloween <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-celebrate-halloween" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/autumn-1204942-small.jpg" alt="pumpkins" title="pumpkins" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="165" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread&#39;s <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on frugal ways to celebrate Halloween, saving on baby gear, and saving at warehouse clubs.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Career-Money-News-Oct-21-2013-32226141">19 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Halloween</a> &mdash; Celebrate Halloween without breaking the bank by visiting a pumpkin patch. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://andthenwesaved.com/ways-to-save-money-on-baby-gear/">10 Tricks to Save Money on Baby Gear</a> &mdash; Going secondhand and borrowing can help you save on baby gear. [And Then We Saved]</p> <p><a href="http://wealthyturtle.com/6-ways-to-save-at-warehouse-clubs/">6 Ways to Save at Warehouse Clubs</a> &mdash; To save money at warehouse clubs, carry a calculator with you. [Wealthy Turtle]</p> <p><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2013/10/22/the-best-budgeting-strategies-for-your-first-job">The Best Budgeting Strategies for Your First Job</a> &mdash; If you just landed your first job, add your expenses slowly and carefully. [US News and World Report]</p> <p><a href="http://manvsdebt.com/mindful-habit-change/">How to Change a Dangerous Bad Habit</a> &mdash; When changing a bad habit, remember that habits don&#39;t change overnight. [Man vs. Debt]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.americandebtproject.com/2013/10/5-keys-winning-money/">5 Keys To Winning With Your Money</a> &mdash; If you want to win with your money, have a basic understanding of investing so you don&#39;t get robbed. [American Debt Project]</p> <p><a href="http://eyesonthedollar.com/saving-money/affordable-ways-to-modernize-old-furniture/">Affordable Ways to Modernize Old Furniture</a> &mdash; You can modernize your old furniture by changing out the hardware or painting it. [Eyes on the Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.greenpandatreehouse.com/2013/10/5-ways-to-distinguish-yourself-from-other-graduates-when-looking-for-a-job/">5 Ways to Distinguish Yourself from Other Graduates When Looking For a Job</a> &mdash; When looking for a a job, promoting yourself is one way to distinguish yourself from other graduates. [Green Panda Treehouse]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/natural-skin-care-items-in-your-kitchen/">Natural Skin Care: 18 Beauty Products Already in Your Kitchen</a> &mdash; Did you know avocado and honey make great beauty products? [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-ways-to-have-a-miley-free-household">5 Ways to Have a Miley Free Household</a> &mdash; To have a Miley free household, wean your kids off the Disney channel. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-celebrate-halloween" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Celebrate Halloween" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips celebrate frugal Halloween Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:48:03 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1044648 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Frugal Holiday Gifts Under $10 http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-holiday-gifts-under-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-holiday-gifts-under-10" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/gift-4500363-small.jpg" alt="gift" title="gift" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread&#39;s <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on frugal holiday gifts, retailer&#39;s dirty tricks exposed, and an easy way to crush your debt.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://staplerconfessions.com/index.php/ways-to-save-money-on-gifts-this-holiday-season/">Frugal Holiday Gifts Under $10</a> &mdash; This holiday season, use gift cards and rewards programs to save money. [Stapler Confessions]</p> <p><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2013/10/15/retailers-dirty-tricks—exposed">Retailer&#39;s Dirty Tricks - Exposed</a> &mdash; Did you know retailers are deliberate when setting up a store layout in order to get you to buy? [US News &amp; World Report]</p> <p><a href="http://www.yourfinancessimplified.com/smackdown-easy-way-crush-debt/#more-7506">Smackdown! An Easy Way to Crush Your Debt</a> &mdash; The most important thing you can do in your battle with debt is to stop piling on more debt. [Your Finances Simplified]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/10/15/when-energy-saving-becomes-an-emergency/">When Energy Saving Becomes an Emergency</a> &mdash; Doing things such as line-drying clothes and using LED bulbs can help you save over $1000 per year. [Mr. Money Mustache]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/cheap-and-easy-pet-halloween-costumes/">10 cheap and easy Halloween costumes for pets</a> &mdash; Need a costume for Fido or Fluffy? Create a superhero costume for your furry friend! [Living on the Cheap]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://yesiamcheap.com/2013/10/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-obamacare/">Five Things You Need To Know About Obamacare</a> &mdash; It is important for you to know that Obamacare makes it so pre-existing conditions will be covered. [Yes, I Am Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.1099mom.com/2013/10/how-to-handle-mommy-guilt-when-you-work.html">How to Handle Mommy Guilt When You Work From Home</a> &mdash; Planning a fun event where you will be fully present for your kids is one way to handle mommy guilt when you work from home. [1099 Mom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Tips-Celebrating-Halloween-Work-25508538">5 Tips to Keep the Halloween Spirit Alive in a Costume-Free Office</a> &mdash; To keep the Halloween spirit alive in your office, plan a potluck! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalzeitgeist.com/tips-effectively-communicate-employees/">Tips on How to Effectively Communicate With Employees</a> &mdash; Communicate effectively with your employees by using the &quot;dolphin technique.&quot; [Frugal Zeitgeist]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/simple-halloween-treats">Simple Halloween Treats</a> &mdash; This Halloween, consider making witch hat cookies or peanut butter pumpkins. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-holiday-gifts-under-10" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Frugal Holiday Gifts Under $10" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Shopping best money tips frugal gifts holiday Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1027736 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Fun and Frugal Ideas for Fall http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-fun-and-frugal-ideas-for-fall <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-fun-and-frugal-ideas-for-fall" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/autumn-5200771-small.jpg" alt="gathering leaves" title="gathering leaves" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on frugal ideas for fall, mistakes people make when buying a home, and the complete guide to getting out of debt.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/fun-frugal-ideas-fall/">Fun And Frugal Ideas For Fall</a> &mdash; Have some frugal fun this fall by running in a Halloween Race or knitting a scarf. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://plantingmoneyseeds.com/5-financial-mistakes-people-make-when-they-buy-a-home/">5 Financial Mistakes People Make When They Buy A Home</a> &mdash; One mistake people make when they buy a home is not having a plan for the future. [Planting Money Seeds]</p> <p><a href="http://financialmentor.com/financial-advice/how-to-get-out-of-debt/9458">How To Get Out Of Debt - The Complete Guide</a> &mdash; If you want to get out of debt, you have to first identify what is causing you to go into debt. [Financial Mentor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.wellkeptwallet.com/2013/09/looking-to-make-money-on-ebay-some-things-that-sell-well/">Looking to Make Money on Ebay? Some Things That Sell Well</a> &mdash; Did you know that coffee mugs and textbooks sell well on eBay? [Well Kept Wallet]</p> <p><a href="http://seedebtrun.com/2013/09/how-to-save-money-in-las-vegas.html">How to Save Money in Las Vegas</a> &mdash; Save money in Las Vegas by passing on the car rental and drinking for free if you are gambling. [See Debt Run]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.saveoutsidethebox.com/solid-furniture-skinny-budget/">Solid Furniture on a Skinny Budget</a> &mdash; You can get good furniture without breaking the bank if you search Craigslist often. [Save Outside the Box]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Climb-Career-Ladder-31939380">Stress-Free Secrets to Climbing the Career Ladder</a> &mdash; If you want to climb the career ladder, display leadership qualities. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://clubthrifty.com/high-performers/">Three Habits of High Performers</a> &mdash; Do you want to be a high performer? Then take the time to set weekly goals. [Club Thrifty]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/9-ways-to-celebrate-fall-with-pumpkins-and-kids">9 Ways to Celebrate Fall With Pumpkins (and Kids)</a> &mdash; To celebrate fall with pumpkins and kids, look into different pumpkin recipes! [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://microblogger.com/7-fail-safe-ways-to-get-comments/">7 Fail-Safe Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog</a> &mdash; Are you a blogger who wants more comments on your blog? Consider rewarding your commenters and make it easy to comment. [Microblogger]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-fun-and-frugal-ideas-for-fall" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Fun and Frugal Ideas for Fall" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips fall frugal fun Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:48:03 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 993291 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Frugal Hacks for Your Home http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-hacks-for-your-home <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-hacks-for-your-home" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cleaning-2651036-small.jpg" alt="sponge" title="sponge" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on frugal hacks for your home, splitting bills fairly, and money questions to ask before getting married.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.beingfrugal.net/frugal-hacks-for-your-home/">75 Frugal Hacks for Your Home</a> &mdash; Close heater vents in rooms you aren't using and make your own cleaning products to keep things frugal at your house. [BeingFrugal.net]</p> <p><a href="http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/eating-with-friends-on-a-budget-how-to-politely-and-fairly-split-the-bill/">Eating With Friends On A Budget: How to Politely And Fairly Split The Bill</a> &mdash; If you are worried about splitting the bill when dining out with friends, ask for separate bills. [Bible Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/i-do-but-money-questions-you-better-ask-before-getting-married/">I Do...But...Money Questions You Better Ask Before Getting Married</a> &mdash; Before you get married, ask your significant other what their financial plan for the next 1, 3, and 5 years looks like. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/start-planning-your-most-affordable-christmas-ever/">Start Planning Your Most Affordable Christmas Ever</a> &mdash; Make this Christmas more affordable by setting aside money now and making DIY gifts. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2009/09/six-lies-we-tell-ourselves-that-keep-us-financially-ignorant.html">Six Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us Financially Ignorant</a> &mdash; Telling yourself that financial topics are too complicated is a lie that is causing you to be financially ignorant. [Free Money Finance]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://lenpenzo.com/blog/id573-my-ten-commandments-of-personal-finance.html">The Ten Commandments of Personal Finance</a> &mdash; Remember to spend less than you earn and try to avoid paying interest. [Len Penzo dot Com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/personalfinance/5-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-expect-an-inheritance">5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Expect an Inheritance</a> &mdash; Don't expect to get an inheritance from your parents. Parents tend to be living longer and saving less these days. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/run-a-lean-not-cheap-business/">How to Run a Lean (But Not Cheap) Online Business</a> &mdash; Keeping a low overhead and investing in yourself can help you run a lean online business. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Alternative-Uses-Baking-Soda-21988109">26 Uses for Baking Soda Other Than Baking</a> &mdash; Did you know you can use baking soda to deep clean a mattress or garbage disposal? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/making-time-outs-work-8-things-to-keep-in-mind">Making Time Outs Work: 8 Things to Keep in Mind</a> &mdash; Remember that good conversations should happen during (or at the end of) time out. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-hacks-for-your-home" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Frugal Hacks for Your Home" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Home best money tips frugal hacks home Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:07:07 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 981860 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Frugal Things to Do at Home This Month http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-things-to-do-at-home-this-month <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-things-to-do-at-home-this-month" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/home-4426999-small.jpg" alt="woman arranging flowers" title="woman arranging flowers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on frugal things to do at home this month, breaking the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, and pitfalls to avoid when car shopping.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Save-Money-Home-31547750">5 Frugal Things to Do at Home This Month</a> &mdash; This month, take the time to decorate your home without spending too much money. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/stop-living-paycheck-to-paycheck/">Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck - How to Break the Cycle</a> &mdash; Stop living paycheck to paycheck by tracking your income and expenses. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/budgeting/car-shopping-avoid-these-4-pitfalls/">Car Shopping? Avoid These 4 Pitfalls</a> &mdash; Don't fall into the pitfall of focusing only on the monthly payments when shopping for a car. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/09/02/5-things-you-should-know-about-letting-go/">5 Things You Should Know About Letting Go</a> &mdash; When you are letting go, remember that progress of any sort will feel uncomfortable at first. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]</p> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/what-should-i-do-if-i-get-robbed-1251681893">What Should I Do If I Get Robbed?</a> &mdash; If you get robbed, start by calling the police and taking pictures but don't touch anything. [Lifehacker]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/does-being-in-debt-affect-your-judgment/">Does Being In Debt Affect Your Judgement?</a> &mdash; Having a tight budget affects your decision making process. [Bible Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/too-early-start-shopping-christmas-gifts/">Is it Too early to Start Shopping for Christmas Gifts?</a> &mdash; Starting your Christmas shopping early allows you time to be more selective. [NarrowBridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-things-college-students-should-do-now-to-make-time-for-class">7 Things College Students Should Do Now to Make Time for Class</a> &mdash; College students should start working on getting off their summer sleep schedule before classes start. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://timemanagementninja.com/2013/09/the-importance-of-choosing-between-your-needs-and-wants/">The Importance of Choosing Between Your Needs and Wants</a> &mdash; Always put your needs first because your wants will still be there after you take care of your needs. [Time Management Ninja]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2013/09/the-james-bond-guide-to-ultimate.html">The James Bond Guide To Ultimate Confidence</a> &mdash; Acting confidently even if you don't feel confident can help increase your confidence levels. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-things-to-do-at-home-this-month" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Frugal Things to Do at Home This Month" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Home best money tips frugal home Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:00:30 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 981739 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Save a Buck Right This Minute http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-a-buck-right-this-minute <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-a-buck-right-this-minute" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cash-193953-small.jpg" alt="cash" title="cash" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to save a buck right this minute, part-time jobs with health insurance, and saving money on school supplies.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://andthenwesaved.com/33-ways-to-save-a-buck/">33 Ways to Save a Buck Right This Minute</a> &mdash; Start saving money right now by packing your own lunch and checking your tire pressure. [And Then We Saved]</p> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/part-time-jobs-with-health-insurance-benefits/">Part-Time Jobs that offer Health Insurance Benefits</a> &mdash; Did you know companies like Costco and Whole Foods offer health insurance benefits even if you work just part-time? [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/back-to-school-save-money-on-school-supplies/">Back to school: Save money on school supplies</a> &mdash; To save money on school supplies, look for coupon match-ups. [Living on the Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://freefrombroke.com/keep-the-kids-from-being-bored-with-these-free-or-inexpensive-summer-activities/">Keep the Kids from Being Bored With These Free or Inexpensive Summer Activities</a> &mdash; Take your kids on a factory tour or sign them up for a reading program to keep them entertained cheaply this summer. [Free From Broke]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/7-tips-to-avoid-a-speeding-fine/">7 Tips to Avoid a Speeding Fine</a> &mdash; If you want to speed without getting a fine, surround yourself with other speeding cars. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/wisely-invest-emergency-fund/">How to Wisely Invest Your Emergency Fund</a> &mdash; One of the safest ways to invest your emergency fund is to get certificates of deposits. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/why-we-should-talk-about-finances/">Why We Should Talk About Finances</a> &mdash; It is important to talk about finances because talking is therapeutic. [Bible Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/node/2320">A Summer Camp Checklist: Must-Have Basics</a> &mdash; When sending your kid to summer camp, remember to pack sunscreen and mosquito repellent. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Uses-Wrapping-Paper-30918142">5 Creative Ways to Use Wrapping Paper</a> &mdash; Have you ever considered using wrapping paper to line your drawers? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/money-lessons-from-tv-shows/">Money Lessons from TV Shows</a> &mdash; Watching Gilmore Girls can teach you to live simply. [Bargain Babe]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-a-buck-right-this-minute" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Ways to Save a Buck Right This Minute " rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips frugal saving Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:48:31 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 980462 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Enjoy Summer Fun http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-enjoy-summer-fun <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-enjoy-summer-fun" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/fun-1132091-small.jpg" alt="bowling" title="bowling" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on frugal ways to enjoy summer fun, money mistakes we've all made, and reasons to talk honestly about money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/frugal-summer/">11 Frugal Ways To Enjoy Summer Fun Without Spending Too Much Cash</a> &mdash; To have fun this summer without breaking the bank, visit your local library or go bowling. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://andthenwesaved.com/18-money-mistakes-weve-all-made/">18 Money Mistakes We've All Made And Can Totally Get Past</a> &mdash; Impulse buying and not opening bills are two money mistakes everyone has made and can overcome! [And Then We Saved]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/four-reasons-to-talk-honestly-about-money/">Four Reasons to Talk Honestly About Money</a> &mdash; It is important to talk honestly about money because discussion can lead to new ideas. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/article/real-estate/5-tips-first-time-home-buyers">5 Tips for First-time Home Buyers</a> &mdash; If you are thinking about buying a home, take the time to compare the benefits and downsides of renting vs. owning. [MainStreet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/how-to/how-to-stay-debt-free-0613/">How to Stay Debt Free</a> &mdash; Comparing your expenses to income can help you determine how much you can save and invest and consequently help you stay debt free. [MintLife Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2013/06/will-you-spend-more-on-vacations-this-year.html">Will You Spend More on Vacations This Year?</a> &mdash; 19% of people will spend more on vacations this year. Will you be one of them? [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Lighted-Mason-Jar-30849823">Dollar Store Chic: Whimsical Lighted Mason Jars</a> &mdash; You can make whimsical lighted mason jars with just a mason jar, some craft moss, and lights! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/budget-is-not-a-four-letter-word-surviving-a-layoff">Budget Is Not a Four Letter Word: Surviving a Layoff</a> &mdash; To survive a layoff, only buy wine for special occasions. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/09/09jun29h.cfm#.Ucnaa4Wf-UM">Money Saving for Dog Lovers</a> &mdash; Dog lovers can save money on their pet by making sock toys instead of buying dog toys. [TheDollarStretcher.com]</p> <p><a href="http://christianpf.com/sell-timeshare/">How to Sell Your Timeshare</a> &mdash; When selling your timeshare, it's important to be realistic about the price you can get for it. [Christian PF]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-enjoy-summer-fun" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Enjoy Summer Fun" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Entertainment best money tips frugal fun summer Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:00:32 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 980184 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-fathers-day-gift-ideas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-fathers-day-gift-ideas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/senior-dad-4426987-small.jpg" alt="father&#039;s day" title="father&#039;s day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on frugal Father's Day gift ideas, tips that will save you hundreds on your next trip, and ways to save on your beauty regimens.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/frugal-fathers-day-gift-ideas/">Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas</a> &mdash; Cleaning your dad's car or giving him the day off are two great frugal Father's Day gift ideas. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Save-Travel-24627929">39 Tips That'll Save You Hunderds on Your Next Trip</a> &mdash; To save money on your next trip, check out underrated places and buy your tickets at the right time. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/consumer-iq/4-ways-to-save-on-your-beauty-and-health-regimens-0613/">4 Ways to Save on Your Beauty and Health Regimens</a> &mdash; Eliminating pricey face creams can help you save on your beauty and health regimens. [MintLife Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mainstreet.com/node/28230">A newlyweds' guide to personal finance</a> &mdash; If you are getting married, have a wedding and honeymoon you can afford. [MainStreet]</p> <p><a href="http://www.joetaxpayer.com/poorly-managed-finances/">Warning Signs of Poorly Managed Finances</a> &mdash; Are you using payday loans or do you have uncontrolled credit card spending? Chances are you have poorly managed finances. [Joe Taxpayer Blog]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://freefrombroke.com/how-can-i-pay-off-my-student-loan-faster-3-programs-to-help/">How Can I Pay Off My Student Loans Faster? 3 Programs to Help</a> &mdash; SaveUp can help you pay off your student loans faster by giving you incentives to pay off your debts. [Free From Broke]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2006/02/six_ways_to_cut.html">Six Ways to Cut Mortgage Costs</a> &mdash; Making a down payment of at least 20% can help you cut mortgage costs. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://yesiamcheap.com/2013/05/college-dropout-rates-around-the-world/">College Dropout Rates Around The World</a> &mdash; Did you know the United States has the highest college dropout rate in the world? [Yes, I Am Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dinksfinance.com/2013/06/reasons-behind-denied-life-insurance-claims-and-what-to-do-about-it/">Reasons behind denied life insurance claims - and what to do if you are denied</a> &mdash; If you are denied your life insurance claim, it may be because of a policy exclusion. [DINKS Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/15-quiet-ways-kids-can-entertain-themselves-this-summer">21 Ways Kids Can Entertain Themselves This Summer</a> &mdash; To stay entertained this summer, kids can play board games or keep a journal. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-fathers-day-gift-ideas" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Frugal Father&#039;s Day Gift Ideas" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Shopping best money tips Father's Day frugal gift ideas gifts Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:00:36 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 977937 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Tried and Tested Tips for a Frugal Life http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-tried-and-tested-tips-for-a-frugal-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-tried-and-tested-tips-for-a-frugal-life" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/thinking-4982831-small.jpg" alt="thinking" title="thinking" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips for a frugal life, free summer fun for kids, and cutting your cable bill 90%.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Live-Frugally-24174070">44 Tried and Tested Tips For a Frugal Life</a> &mdash; If you want to live a frugal life, find affordable recipes and make your own detergent. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://money.msn.com/saving-money-tips/post.aspx?post=ae7bcfbb-17c5-4a5f-a1dd-be6e969a909f&amp;ref=bfv">Free summer fun for kids</a> &mdash; Keep your kids entertained for free over the summer by having them take the Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge! [MSN Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2011/10/05/cut-your-cable-bill-90-percent-with-these-3-steps/#at_pco=cfd-1.0">3 Steps to Cut Your Cable Bill 90%</a> &mdash; To cut your cable bill 90%, start by taking note of what you watch and what's available. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/what-quitting-on-maternity-leave-may-mean-for-your-finances/">What Quitting on Maternity Leave May Mean for Your Finances</a> &mdash; Before you decide to quit your job while you are on maternity leave, it may be a good idea to build up your emergency fund a bit more. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneycrashers.com/fun-unique-baby-shower-game-ideas/">5 Fun, Unique Baby Shower Game Ideas on a Budget</a> &mdash; Gift bingo or baby wishes are fun and unique frugal baby shower games. [Money Crashers]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T028-C011-S000-protect-your-finances-from-dog-bites.html">Protect Your Finances From Dog Bites</a> &mdash; Make sure your homeowners insurance or renters insurance provides dog bite liability coverage. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2013/05/who-knew-prom-was-so-expensive.html">Who Knew Prom was so Expensive?</a> &mdash; Last year, the average cost of prom was over $1,100. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moolanomy.com/6609/how-to-start-a-franchise-and-become-a-franchisor/">How to Start a Franchise and Become a Francishor</a> &mdash; When starting a franchise, you must come up with a marketing plan and training programs. [Moolanomy]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/clever-idea-thought-save-money-wedding.html">One Clever Idea You've Never Thought of to Save Money on a Wedding</a> &mdash; Have you ever considered having a sponsor for your wedding? [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/avoiding-the-mommy-wars">Avoiding the Mommy Wars</a> &mdash; To avoid getting into a battle with a fellow mom, accept the differences in your parenting decisions. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-tried-and-tested-tips-for-a-frugal-life" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Tried and Tested Tips for a Frugal Life" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living best money tips frugal life tips tricks Mon, 27 May 2013 10:00:31 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 976221 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Enjoy Spring http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-enjoy-spring <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-enjoy-spring" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4669888247_7d2bd13fa4_z.jpg" alt="bbq" title="bbq" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on frugal was to enjoy spring, how to make your side business a success, and managing financial risk.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Frugal-Ways-Enjoy-Spring-28601338">25 Frugal Ways to Enjoy Spring</a> &mdash; Enjoy spring by organizing a barbecue or going camping. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/how-to-make-your-side-business-a-success/">How to Make Your Side Business a Success</a> &mdash; If you want your side business to be a success, get help when you need it. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://lenpenzo.com/blog/id18460-9-important-tips-for-managing-financial-risk.html">9 Important Tips for Managing Financial Risk</a> &mdash; When managing financial risk, have an exit strategy for every investment you make. [Len Penzo dot Com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.narrowbridge.net/how-to-save-for-retirement-if-your-company-doesnt-offer-a-401k/">How to Save for Retirement if Your Company Doesn't Offer a 401(k)</a> &mdash; Picking smart investments can help you save for retirement if your company doesn't offer a 401(k). [Narrow Bridge Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/common-tax-questions-for-freelancers/">8 Common Tax Questions for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs</a> &mdash; Are you a sole proprietor who runs an LLC? If so, you don't need to issue a 1099 if you took money out of your business. [Careful Cents]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://onecentatatime.com/how-to-effectively-use-vouchers-and-coupons/">How to Effectively use Vouchers and Coupons</a> &mdash; When using vouchers and coupons, go for products you will use. [One Cent at a Time]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/6-questions-before-dropping-out-of-college-to-be-an-entrepreneur/">6 Questions Before Dropping Out of College to Be an Entrepreneur</a> &mdash; Before you drop out of college to become an entrepreneur, ask yourself whether or not you have a support system. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <p><a href="http://www.americandebtproject.com/2013/03/how-people-really-get-rich-versus-how-we-think-they-do/">How People REALLY Get Rich (Versus How We Think They Do)</a> &mdash; Typically, people who have multiple sources of income get rich. [American Debt Project]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/02/02mar18c.cfm#.UUdRv4Xi6UM">Complaint Letters That Get Results</a> &mdash; If you want to write a complaint letter that gets results, be accurate and keep it simple. [The Dollar Stretcher.com]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/4-tips-for-organizing-kid-clothes">4 Tips for Organizing Kid's Clothes</a> &mdash; To organize your child's clothing, create outfits. [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-enjoy-spring" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Enjoy Spring" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Lifestyle best money tips frugal spring Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:48:44 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 971345 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-beat-the-winter-blahs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-beat-the-winter-blahs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3338981508_77eeb70c89_z.jpg" alt="Frugal Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs" title="Frugal Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on frugal ways to beat the winter blahs, resources for a complete job search, and what to do with unwanted gifts.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2012/12/26/6-frugal-ways-to-beat-the-winter-blahs/">6 Frugal Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs</a> &mdash; To beat the winter blahs, play some lively music and do some spring cleaning. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Where-Look-Job-3305041">10 Resources For A Complete Job Search</a> &mdash; Make sure your job search is complete by using skill-specific job sites. [Savvy Sugar]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.themillionairenurse.com/2012/12/27/got-unwanted-gifts/">Got Unwanted Gifts?</a> &mdash; Donating gifts you don't really want is a good way to get rid of unwanted holiday presents. [The Millionaire Nurse Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://money.msn.com/frugal-living/post.aspx?post=f354847f-dce1-48f7-a931-4098e6e1220f&amp;ref=bfv">What if a theif gets your wallet?</a> &mdash; If a theif gets your wallet, remember to cancel your library card. [MSN Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/6-demand-careers-10-years.html">6 In Demand Careers for the Next 10 Years</a> &mdash; Need a career that you know will be in demand for the next 10 years? Consider being a physical therapist. [Bargaineering]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moneycrashers.com/best-educational-board-games-money-management/">5 Best Educational Board Games for Money Management</a> &mdash; To teach your kids about money management the fun way, play The Game of Life with them. [Money Crashers]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/shopping-for-a-new-home-in-the-new-year/">Shopping for a New Home in the New Year</a> &mdash; When shopping for a new home, get a mortgage preapproval. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/features/archives/11-reasons-to-be-thankful.html">11 Things Going Right</a> &mdash; As 2012 draws to a close, be excited about the fact that the U.S. economy will improve in 2013. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/12/should-americans-be-forced-to-save-for-retirement.html">Should Americans Be Forced to Save for Retirement?</a> &mdash; Do you think Americans should be forced to save for retirement like they are forced to pay for social security? [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/book-review-teaching-children-to-be-good-people">Book Review: Teaching Kids To Be Good People by Annie Fox</a> &mdash; A good way to help your kids cope with their own realities is to open up to them about your past.10 [Parenting Squad]</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-beat-the-winter-blahs" class="sharethis-link" title="Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Entertainment best money tips frugal winter Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:00:31 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 961750 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: What is Your Best Frugal Date Idea? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-best-frugal-date-idea <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-best-frugal-date-idea" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5189731731_ae5d49ee16_z.jpg" alt="What is Your Best Frugal Date Idea?" title="What is Your Best Frugal Date Idea?" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to </em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-best-frugal-date-idea#comment-572372"><em>Lori P</em></a><em>, Tamara, and Linday for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Having a date night with your significant other is an important part of keeping the spark alive. Whether you catch a movie, have a romantic dinner, or have some fun at a local bowling alley, date night is a fun way to reconnect with your partner. However, when money is tight, sometimes couples need to be a bit more creative in order to have a great date without breaking the bank.</p> <p><b>What is your best frugal date idea? </b>A picnic in the park? Going for a hike? Cooking a fancy dinner at home? Renting movies from Redbox?</p> <p>Tell us about your best frugal date idea and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> <a id="rc-79857d7" class="rafl" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857d7/">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> <script src="//d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js"></script> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, December 3rd at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winners will be announced after December 3rd on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> </ul> <p>Also, don't miss our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today">Best Deals</a> giveaway! Every Sunday for the next five weeks, we will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, two copies of our book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160239704X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=160239704X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=dealswb-20">10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget</a>, and a Wise Bread tote! We will also be giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner who fills out our Best Deals survey. For details, <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/win-over-350-in-prizes-in-our-best-deals-holiday-giveaway">click here</a>!</p> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-best-frugal-date-idea" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: What is Your Best Frugal Date Idea?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us about your best frugal date idea and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers couples date frugal Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:36:31 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 957692 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Have Frugal Fun? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-have-frugal-fun <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-have-frugal-fun" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4774341742_b6132c37c1_z.jpg" alt="How Do You Have Frugal Fun?" title="How Do You Have Frugal Fun?" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to </em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-have-frugal-fun#comment-570601"><em>Christie</em></a><em>, JimnLori, and Step for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Having time to cut loose and relax is an important part of life. With all the stresses of day to day life, it is vital to be able to have time to unwind and have a little fun! But when your finances are tight, sometimes having fun without breaking the bank can be a challenge.</p> <p><b>How do you have frugal fun?</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> Do you go to discount movie theaters? Have game night with friends? Attend free concerts?&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Tell us how you have frugal fun and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> <a rel="nofollow" class="rafl" id="rc-79857d6" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857d6/">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> <script src="//d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js"></script> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, November 26th at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winners will be announced after November 26th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> </ul> <p>Also, don't miss our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today">Best Deals</a> giveaway! Every Sunday for the next five weeks, we will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card, two copies of our book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160239704X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=160239704X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=dealswb-20">10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget</a>, and a Wise Bread tote! We will also be giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner who fills out our Best Deals survey. For details, <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/win-over-350-in-prizes-in-our-best-deals-holiday-giveaway">click here</a>!</p> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-have-frugal-fun" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: How Do You Have Frugal Fun?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you have frugal fun and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers entertainment frugal fun Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:24:32 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 955897 at http://www.wisebread.com