savings

When NOT to put money in your 401(k)

The twin advantages of tax deferral and a corporate match make the 401(k) the foundation of most people's savings plan. Putting in enough to get the maximum corporate match is

What's your frugal obsession?

Even the biggest spendthrifts have a frugal obsession or two. Wise Bread readers must have their own obsessions or habits that save money, and more importantly, offer a sense of sa

Amazon Toy Savings Includes Secret Rebate

Buying toys for the holidays? Take advantage of additional Amazon savings, by using this unadvertised reba

Buy Baby Bunting... But don't pay full price!

Registering for all the newest baby gadgets can be a blast, but it also can be a financial strain on you and those that you have on your wishlist. While it may seem that “baby pos

Live Like There's No Tomorrow

Two weeks after my husband had gotten a glowing performance review and his manager sent care packages for all our of our kids, he was told over the phone at a client meeting that h

MoMA mia! Art is on sale.

It's that time of year again. The Museum Of Modern Art is having a ridiculous clearance sale and there are a ton of great art bargains to be had. Everything from home artefacts to posters and personal accessories are up to 90% off! [more]

What was your best purchase in the past year?

This week, Wise Bread writers share our favorite purchases from the past year. Being frugal isn't just about saving money--it's about spending wisely. Shopping isn't a sin, and fru

Never go shopping unless you're armed with a cell phone.

"It seems like a great deal, but maybe it's cheaper somewhere else?" I've said those words a lot, maybe not out loud but certainly in my head. [more]

Are these genuine bargains, or a pile of garbage?

One of the great things about being a blogger for Wisebread is that I have a large community of people to call on for help and advice when I need it. So far I've rarely called on your sage advice, but today is different. [more]

10 Frugalfying Ways to get to $1 Million

This guest post is by Leo from Zen Habits. If you like this post, check out his site or subscribe to his feed. [more]

SECRET DISCOUNT CODES just in time for Mother's Day - let's go shopping!

I love these discounts. It makes you feel special knowing you're getting, say, 30% off when every other sucker is paying full price. But being a Wisebread blogger I have to share the wealth with my readers. [more]

XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping!

Quick deal for you folks, and a sweet one too. [more]

FREE fluorescent lightbulbs - a very bright idea

It's great to see a big retailer giving back to the environment and the public. [more]

The State Sales Tax Holiday is coming...

...if you're lucky enough to live in Tennessee. [more]

Daylight "Saving" Time...What Does It Save, Anyway?

I've always liked long summer evenings, so I look forward to springing forward with daylight saving time every year. [more]

Former Pop Princess Figures Out Frugal? Go Bald!

I think every woman should shave her head once in her life. I can say this, because I've already done it, so I'm off the hook now. [more]

Behind the Times - I learn about Keep the Change

I tend to ignore most promotions that banks send my way. I use Bank of America for my primary checking account, and they often interrupt my online banking log-in to try to sell me on some kind of promotion, and it’s usually crap. [more]

Flower Power - A Guide to Frugal Valentine's Flowers

Flowers can be a huge expense on Valentine's Day - here's how to avoid spending a wad of cash on something that will be dead in a week anyway.