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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)

Amy Doan (aka Shrinkle) is a designer and entreprenuer whose work I came across quite by accident. Amy's been selling her fashionable creations on eBay for over 6 years. [more]

Couplehood: Avoiding the Valentine Clichés

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, and you know what that means: lots of people are going to buy lots of dumb crap. But you are above and beyond that, because you read Wise Bread. [more]

The Key to Free

I love mail-in rebates, because I have perfected the art of receiving them. [more]

Pursenalized

Like many Wise Bread bloggers, I love Target for a number of reasons. I love their sales racks, where you can find perfectly good wool skirts for $4.99. [more]

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

The NAACP's Economic Reciprocity Initiative (ERI) is a survey of how large companies treat consumers of color. In the latest report, the majority of the companies scored Cs or below. [more]

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

Turns out that my brain, rather like the devil, MAKES ME DO IT. Spend too much, that is. Via Consumerist: [more]

Packing it in - The Independent of London issues a challenge

The Independent, one of my favorite news sources, has issued a challenge to (presumably European) consumers to reduce the amount of packaging that is used in everyday products. [more]

When Good Food Goes Bad, Part III: The Crisper from Hell

Until recently, I was using one of those organic delivery services that bring fresh veggies to your doorstep once a week. [more]

Ethnic Markets: Feel worldly for cheap

Growing up in an immigrant family meant living on a shoestring, even when we didn't need to. It also meant needing ingredients that you simply aren't going to find at the local supermarket. [more]

Can Beauty Be THIS Basic?

The NY Times has an online article that will probably get the reporter, Natasha Singer, killed by a contract assassin employed by Lancôme or La Mer (you remember that scene at the beginning of Zoolander, where all the heads of major fashion houses ar [more]

Budgeting Beauty - An Expert Tells All

The preternaturally lovely Courtney Sauve writes one of my favorite beauty blogs, Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget. I asked her to share some tips and tricks for frugal beauty, and she generously agreed. Here's what she had to say. [more]

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

The truth is, frugality terrifies me because it assaults my vanity, and makes me fear for my dignity.