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7 Unnecessary Household Expenses You Can Cut Today

If your family doesn't examine these 7 common household expenses, you are wasting way too much money.

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Can a Robot Called Digit Really Help You Save More?

Saving is hard, even for regular readers of Wise Bread. A new smartphone app aims to make setting money aside easier than ever. Here's what it's like.

10 Surprising Ways Spring Is Gonna Cost You

Spring and summer bring fairer weather, but they aren't always as pleasant for your bank account. Keep your budget on ice when the temperatures rise.

5 Simple Ways to Live Rent-Free

Housing isn't cheap, especially if you're broke. But with some creativity and some gumption, you can put a roof over your head for nothing.

10 Free (or Almost!) Tools and Resources for Creating a New 2015 Budget

Holiday spending knocked your budget all out of whack? Use these tools to start budgeting smartly in 2015.

25 Bite-Sized Money Resolutions to Make 2015 Your Biggest Year Yet

You don't have to make life-altering changes to see big results. Start with one or two of these small money resolutions and grow from there!

7 Ways Psychologists Say Saving Boosts Your Mental Health

Saving money is good for your bank account, but it's also good for your mental well-being. Start saving and start feeling better about yourself!

11 Reasons Why You Must Use Bill Reminders

Whether you're tired of paying late fees or just tired of bill pay day, an automated bill reminder helps you manage your budget and your time.

10 Mindless Ways You're Spending Money

Where does it all go? Who knows!? Watch out for these mindless spends and keep control of your money.

5 Ways to Automate Your Finances

Let robots manage your money for you and you'll never pay a late fee or go over budget again.

12 Ways to Have a No-Spend Holiday Season

Refocus your holiday spirit on time well spent with friends and family this year and Santa won't won't get the better of your budget again.

Should You Use Peer-to-Peer Lending to Pay Down Credit Card Debt?

Depending on your debt situation, a peer-to-peer loan may be an affordable — and sensible — way to retire debt. Here's what you should consider.

16 Easy Ways to Save $100 This Month

Pay yourself an extra $100 this month (or any month) by paying attention to your spend and cutting back where it counts.

21 Foods That Cost Under a Buck a Pound — With Recipes!

Fill your your belly without emptying your wallet with these nutritious staples that can be had for under a dollar a pound.

7 Easy Ways to Lower Winter Energy Costs

Rising home heating costs are a sure sign winter's almost here. Keep utility costs manageable with these easy home energy efficiency boosts.

The NFL's 5 Most Frugal Players

Sad stories of spendthrift athletes wasting millions are all too common. But for these five footballers, frugal lifestyles keep their finances fit.

How One Young Entrepreneur Paid Off $40,000 in Student Debt By Age 24

How much is a side gig worth? For one enterprising recent grad, it was worth $40,000, plus interest, and no more debt.

10 Ways to Save Money When You Are Unemployed

It's always good to be mindful about spending, but for the unemployed, an abstract should is a real world must. Here's how to cut back, fast.

10 Dumb Little Budgeting Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Today

Small little spending and budgeting mistakes add up to big holes in your finances. The good news is that you can find and fix them.

How to Never Succumb to Impulse Spending Again

Trying to build a nest egg? Resist the urge to purge your pocketbook on every shiny bauble you see and watch your savings grow.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make a Better Budget Today

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