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Identify and Solve Your Spending Mysteries

Where does the money go? If you don't know, that's a problem. Discover how to identify your mystery expenses and get back on budget.

18 Awesome, Practically Free Upcycled Craft Projects

One of the easiest ways to cut crafting costs is to source inexpensive supplies, and what could be cheaper than the recycling bin?

From Sweet Tea to Chai: Delicious Homemade Tea Recipes

Hot or cold, tea is a remarkably versatile beverage. Whether simple or fancy, hot or cold, discover 10 delicious and frugal ways to enjoy tea.

Eat Your Garbage! Turn Your Trash Into Delicious Holiday Food

From elegant brunches to tasty (and giftable!) treats, discover how your food waste can make amazing, celebration-worthy eats.

10 Gift Ideas That Cost Almost Nothing

We all love to give gifts, but sometimes tight budgets make it difficult. Use these ideas to give thoughtful gifts without spending much — or any — money.

Wise Bread on Marketplace: Great Homemade Gifts

Our Senior Editor was on Marketplace Money talking about homemade gifts that are stupid, and what you can make that's better. Check it out!

How to Avoid Holiday Debt, Starting Now

Holiday shopping can send your budget to the financial emergency room. Plan your shopping now, and enjoy your holiday season free of stress.

6 Ways to Spend Black Friday at Home

How to spend the infamous shopping day getting ready for the holidays without ever leaving your house.

Start Stockpiling Now: Four Cheap Christmas Gifts to Make

I love receiving homemade Christmas gifts, and also enjoy making my own. However, a homemade gift can be really expensive if you pay full price for the ingredients. Fortunately, a

Father's Day: What does Dad really want?

Given that you, your father’s child, are physically healthy, emotionally stable, and reasonably educated (his top priorities), what does your dad really want besides a visit or call from you? [more]