shopping

A Guaranteed Way To Avoid Impulse Credit Card Purchases

This tip is so easy and simple you'll wonder why you didn't think of it already. All you need is a plastic bag and some water, and your impulse credit card purchases will be a thin

Jettison the Junk: Why Clutter Clouds Your Mind and Saps Your Energy

A life cluttered with junk not only takes up space — it can take your energy, too.

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

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]

You know you're a Wisebread reader if...

What makes a Wisebread reader? Why are you guys so, well, special? I sat, I pondered, I scribbled down notes furiously. This is what I came up with. It's a small list, just 30 entries. [more]

Now is the time to buy: Easter Supplies

I was shopping for some paintbrushes* yesterday at one of my favorite arts-n-craft supply stores, and lo and behold, Easter supplies were still in stock- but discounted to really low prices. [more]

The State Sales Tax Holiday is coming...

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

Seamstress Sui Generis - Designer Amy Doan (aka Shrinkle)

Designer Amy Doan, of Shrinkle, shares on her stellar success as an eBay fashionista.

Couplehood: Avoiding the Valentine Clichés

Valentine's Day cliches are so been-there-done-that. How are you spicing up your gift to your sweetheart?

The Key to Free

Mail-in rebates are an art form. Take these steps to make sure you get back to money you deserve.

Pursenalized

Stand out from the crowd with a little crafty "pursenonalization" to your next thrifty handbag.

NAACP's Corporate Report Cards Fails Target, Kohl's Dillard's, Sears and Excel

Target, Kohl's, Sears, and more failed the NAACP's ERI survey for consumers of color.

It's NATURAL for me to spend as I do!

The new excuse for overspending: "Science made me do it!"

Packing it in - The Independent of London issues a challenge

The Compact is giving up all new purchases in a year, bar food and medicine, to save the environment.

Can Beauty Be THIS Basic?

You're spending too much on skincare. Yep, we said it! Here's why research suggests you stick to the basics.

Budgeting Beauty - An Expert Tells All

Beauty blogger Courtney Sauve gives us the dish on the best ways to budget your beauty regimen — including must-buys and rip-offs!

Can I Conquer My Vanity for the Sake of My Sanity?

The truth is, frugality can be terrifying — especially for those who crave a lavish lifestyle. But where has all that spending gotten you?