saving money

Flashback Friday: The 60 Best Ways to Use Food Other Than Eating It

Eating food is the best, but what's even better is not wasting food that's about to go bad. Here are other ways to use food, other than eating it.

Here's What I Learned About Money After Using Acorns

I've never been good with money. But in just three months of using Acorns, I've gotten a whole lot better.

Flashback Friday: The 76 Best Life Lessons You Should Learn by 30

Wanna live your best life by age 30? Here's everything you need to do.

10 Negotiation Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Deal

From small buys to major life purchases, negotiation can make or break the deal. Win your next haggle-sesh by avoiding these common mistakes.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Finding Food

From the streets of LA to the forest floor, Max Wong is finding brilliant ways to cut food costs on her way to finding an extra $31K this year.

12 Ways to Save and Make Money While Traveling

Did you know there are ways to save AND make money while traveling? Give these a try next time you hit the road.

Thrifting the Perfect Designer Wardrobe

If you have big-brand taste on a bargain-bin budget, never fear — you can build the perfect designer wardrobe with a little thriftiness.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Job Creation

From sourcing vintage car parts to freelance photography, Max Wong is tackling her budget challenge by conjuring jobs out of thin air.

7 DIY Easter Baskets That Cost $10 or Less

These creative Easter baskets promise your little ones more than just a sugar rush — all at $10 or less!

Save More Money With 5 Sneaky Tricks

Struggling to build up a savings? It might be all in your frame of mind...

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Everything Breaks

The second installment of this Wise Breader's budget challenge finds Max on the verge of a breakdown.

12 Green Living Habits That'll Save You Every Month

With just a few small tweaks to your routine, soon you'll be treading lightly and carrying a heavy wallet.

4 Coupon Rules That Stores Let You Break

Couponing is an art form. Know how to bend these rules, and watch the savings follow.

Are You Wasting $300,000 on Lunch?

If you're dropping dollars on takeout lunches every day, you just might be eating your retirement.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Why I Need to Find $31K This Year

Wise Bread writer Max Wong needs to find an extra $31,000 this year. She's up for the challenge, and we're along for the ride.

21 Times Spending More Will Save You Money

Spending money to save money may sound counterintuitive, but these 21 buys will surely help you pinch pennies in the long-run.

5 Dumb IRA Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Investing in retirement is a great first step, but if you're making any of these easy-to-avoid IRA mistakes, you're hurting your returns.

8 Expert Ways to Save Time and Money at Costco

Stretching a dollar at Costco is simpler than you think. Use these insider tricks on your next shopping trip!

12 Fun Facts About Valentine's Day Spending

Fun fact: we spend a lot of money on Valentine's Day gifts — with the U.S. spending $1.5 billion on greeting cards alone!

5 Money Rules That'll Save You Big in Baby's First Year

Having a baby might seem like a never-ending money suck, but there are easy ways to save money in your baby's first year.