Hot dates are often stereotyped as being expensive; Fine wines, fancy dinners, high-priced hotels, and posh resorts top the list of ways we traditionally thi
Everyone who cares about frugality understands that it often involves becoming more self-reliant. The following is a list of kitchen staples that I quit buying, and how I’ve made i
It has officially begun. My four-year-old has tuned out the real world in favor of loud Saturday morning commercials advertising the best of mu
Are you running out of fresh ideas for supper? Are you also running out of meat and fresh veggies? Pie shells are the best trick
We’ve been hearing a lot about how you can save money by shopping at Walgreens lately. Walgreens is again offering a unique and potentially ver
I’ll admit that my family is the “cobbling” kind of people. Our depression-era farm house was slapped together in a sturdy, but irregular fashi
You can come out of the shadows, my fellow cheapos, skinflints and non-pathological hoarders. Thanks to the rise of eco-hip, frugal is becoming cool. Sorta.
Even if you don’t celebrate Halloween, the pumpkin is a staple food for fall recipes and decorating schemes. The bright orange squash variety i
Even the biggest spendthrifts have a frugal obsession or two. Wise Bread readers must have their own obsessions or habits that save money, and more importantly, offer a sense of sa
A dear friend of mine had six children. She once told me that one secret to their financial stability came in the form of making their own toiletries and bathroom items, specifica
I’m a huge fan of “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” when it is both practical and useful. [more]
I’m a pizza fanatic. I will never turn it down. Ever. While living in Omaha, I looked forward to lunches with m
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]
Beauty products are my weakness. I don't feel as guilty spending money on them because they're always cheaper than 20 dollars (well, the ones I buy anyway). But this is a bad habit
What makes a Wisebread reader? Why are you guys so, well, special? I sat, I pondered, I scribbled down notes furiously. This is what I came up with. It's a small list, just 30 entries. [more]
You know what I love? Getting something for nothing. Oh, it's rare. It's also sort of greedy and raises all kinds of ethical questions. [more]
Congratulations to the winner of our Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit frugal beauty tips contest!
As you know, I asked readers to send in their frugal and/or homemade beauty ideas. [more]
As I fall deeper and deeper into veggie-eating, plastic-eschewing hippiedom, I thought I'd share some of my ideas for reducing, reusing, or recycling. [more]
Emotional health leads to financial health.
I know that emotional health leads to financial health first and foremost in my own life.
On one level, it's pretty straight-forward. [more]
My favorite comic strip, bar none, is the K Chronicles, by Keith Knight. [more]
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