saving money

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.

8 Things Americans Were Better at in the 1950s Than Today

Americans used to be so good at basic skills — like saving money. Things have gone a bit downhill since the 1950s.

15 Ways to Make Brown Bagging It Better Than Buying Lunch

You know bringing your own lunch can save you tons — but bleh. Make your midday meal a real reward and you'll win twice.

5 Ways Good Manners Make You Wealthier

Getting rich isn't easy. But it can be a whole lot easier if you mind your P's and Q's!

8 Ways Your Smartphone Saves You Money

You may be saving on your monthly telecom bill with that old timey flip-phone, but you're also missing out on a lot of other ways to save.