Better cars are not the answer

Wise Bread is an optimistic place. There are some people who can't see the congruence between optimism and frugality. I'm talking about the people who point to our progre

The two-mile challenge

Bicycling for transportation is something that's important to me, so I was immediately attracted to the

Rolling Stone article on ethanol

In my recent post Plan for expensive fuel, I mentioned sustainable fuels in a somewhat dismissive fashion. [more]

Plan for expensive fuel

Does your budget include a contingency for fuel to get much more expensive? Because it ought to. I learned about the need for contingencies early. [more]

Bottled Water, Bottled Hype Part 1

When we buy bottled water, especially bottled water from overseas (like Fiji), we're deciding against using that we have immediate access to, something that pours freely into o