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The Only 3 Budgeting Apps You Need to Know About

Getting control of your money is a lot easier with a budget, and these budgeting apps make the process super simple.

11 Frugal Ways to Land a Client

Impress your clients with these unique and budget-friendly networking ideas.

This Is How You Declutter and Keep Your Stuff, Too

What if you could declutter and still keep all your awesome stuff? You can — here's how!

9 Wall Street Expressions You Can Use Every Day

Do you speak banker? Now you can, as a former Wall Streeter decodes the lingo of the dollar — so you can bring Wall Street to your street.

How to Improve Your Life by Becoming a Better Quitter

Nobody likes a quitter, but quitting some of what you're doing may be the best thing to do for your productivity — and your life. Learn why.

10 Surprising and Useful Things to Do With Ketchup

That bottle of ketchup in the fridge can do a lot more than dress up a burger. Learn what else your favorite condiment can do for you.

9 Tools That Create Hours of Free Time a Week

Eliminate the most tedious tasks on your to-do list with these nifty tools.

20 Free and Fun Ways to Reward Yourself

Reaching goals is often its own reward, but when it isn't, go ahead, do something nice and frugal for yourself.

Are You Getting Ripped Off by One of These 8 Unnecessary Services?

The surest way to waste money is to buy products and services you don't need. If you're paying for any of these, stop!

The Only 5 Grocery Shopping Techniques You Need

There are lots of ways to cut grocery costs, but these five strategies may be the cleverest — and they aren't difficult to do, either.

14 Ways to Retire Early

While retirement itself may seem an impossible dream, with good planning and aggressive saving, you may be able to actually retire — early.

Kids Going Abroad? 8 Ways to Stay In Touch Without Going Bankrupt

Cure your children's home sickness with these fun and frugal ways to stay in touch while they explore the world.

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work From Home

Telecommuters are up to 55% more productive and save employers $11,000 a year. Show your boss the facts and start working from home today.

The 5 Hardest-to-Kill Houseplants

No matter how black your thumb, these hardy indoor growers will keep green whatever the level of inattention and neglect you care to give them.

This Is How You Rent Your Place on Airbnb — and Succeed

A Wise Bread writer and super-successful micro-subletter shares tips and advice on living large on a small hospitality business — and you can too.

The Time Management Problem Most of Us Have — and How to Fix It

The world won't end if you don't say "Yes" to every project, chore, event, and favor request you get. Start becoming happy by doing just enough.

12 Things You're Doing Wrong Before Noon (and How to Fix Them)

Good mornings make for better days. Make sure you're avoiding these bad habits in order to develop a healthful, relaxing, and productive morning routine.

This Is How You Stop Online Impulse Spending

Online retailers spend millions planning ways to get you to spend more on impulse buys. Take a few minutes to learn how to resist the urge.

Improve Every Conversation With One Simple Tactic

Bring empathy, understanding, and happier outcomes to important discussions and negotiations with this simple — but life-changing — conversational skill.

Will You Ever Be Able to Retire?

A real retirement seems to be moving further from reach. Bring it closer with good planning and realistic expectations.