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A Fun Personal Finance Book. By Wise Bread the #1 personal finance blog. Secrets to living the good life without breaking the bank. Fun and actionable tips based on the personal experiences of our writers. Reviews For The Book.

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a fun personal finance book
A Fun Personal Finance Book
  • By Wise Bread the #1 personal finance blog.
  • Secrets to living the good life without breaking the bank.
  • Fun and actionable tips based on the personal experiences of our writers.
reviews for the book
Reviews For The Book

“This book is just what we need right now: a reminder that tough economic times don’t mean we have to stop living well, just that we need to indulge more creatively.”

Kimberly Palmer, Senior Editor of U.S. News & World Report

“Wise Bread has something for just about everyone, from world travelers to stay-at-home parents.”

Donna Freedman MSN Money

“A treasure-trove of innovative, practical ideas for saving money without sacrificing the joy in life. What perfect timing for this dough-saving advice.”

Jeff Yeager, Author of The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches

featured contributors
Featured Contributors

Featuring guest contributions from of the top names in blogging and personal finance.

Leo Babauta

  • Founder of Zen Habits, named one of the best 25 blogs by Time Magazine.
  • Author of The Power of Less.

Sharon Harvey Rosenberg

  • Award-winning journalist whose finance column appears weekly in the Miami Herald and regularly in other newspapers.
  • Author of The Frugal Duchess: How to Live Well and Save Money.

Trent Hamm

  • Author of 365 Ways to Live Cheap and editor of 1001 Ways to Make Money If You Dare.
  • Created popular personal finance blog The Simple Dollar.
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Featured Contributors

J.D. Roth

  • Author of popular personal finance blog Get Rich Slowly and health blog Get Fit Slowly.
  • Named “most inspiring money blog” by Money magazine.

The Digerati Life

  • Publisher of top personal finance blogs Digerati Life and Smarter Wallet.
  • Silicon valley insider who worked at various startups as well as big companies like Oracle, Hewlett Packard, and Cisco.

Linsey Knerl

  • Wal-Mart’s Elevenmoms member and host of Wise Bread’s radio show.
  • Featured in Time Magazine, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Seattle Times, Shape, and All You Magazine.

Thursday Bram

  • Frequent contributor to Investopedia &
  • Author of Working Your Way Around the World.
wise bread writers
Wise Bread Writers

David DeFranza, Discovery Channel Producer

  • Travel deals guru
  • Adventurer

Myscha Theriault, Food & Wine Critic

  • Food, green and travel writer featured in WSJ, Miami Herald, and USA Today
  • Spent much of her teaching career overseas

Andrea Dickson, Technical Writer

  • Freelancing, beauty and fashion expert
  • Living large in a big city

Margaret Garcia-Couoh, Professor

  • Full-time telecommuter
  • Lives in secluded Sierra Mountains

Xin Lu, Software Engineer

  • Silicon valley tech guru
  • Real estate investing enthusiast

Nora Dunn, Professional Hobo

  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Traveling the world full-time since 2007

Julie Rains, Career Counselor

  • Certified Professional Resume Writer
  • Over 15 years consulting businesses, military personnel and job seekers

Carrie Kirby, Reporter

  • Reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Blogger for the Chicago Tribune

Paul Michael, Advertising Copywriter

  • Deals hound
  • Marketing insider

Sarah Winfrey, University Administrator

  • Spirituality and relationships expert
  • Making less money at a job she loves
great tips preview
Great Tips Preview

What kind of tips can you expect from the book?

  • 9 Ways to See the World For Free
  • Big Savings Even if You Miss the Sale
  • 12 Ways to Live Rent or Mortgage Free
  • 6 Steps to Eliminating Your Debt Painlessly
  • 20 Signs a Pink Slip is Coming
  • 10 Ways to Feel Like a Millions Bucks
  • 50 Ways to Get the Most Out of Health Care
  • 6 Horrible Financial Products to Avoid
  • 10 Ways to Go Green and Save Money
  • 7 Ways to Score Free Food
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Great Tips Preview
  • Get Hidden Cell Phone Discounts
  • Easy Way to Save 3 Months' Salary
  • Best & Worst Places to Stash Cash at Home
  • 12 Fabulous Frugal Party Ideas
  • 6 Ways to Pay Less for College
  • Get a free e-book with purchase: 108 Ways to Raise Your Fuel Economy

Find out how at

honors for wise bread blog
Honors For Wise Bread Blog

One of the best Web sites to help you scrimp through the recession. Slate Magazine

One of the best friends of the unemployed. PC World

Top 100 most useful Web sites.

MSN Money

CNBC On the Money’s Sites of the Day

“With the Dow below 7,000 right now, there may be a growing audience for Wise Bread’s ‘Cornmeal: Fresh Ideas for a Frugal Family Staple’ and its tips on removing car dents with a cigarette lighter, aluminum foil and an air duster.” New York Times


Wise Bread Blog Media Mentions

Bay News 9 featured one of our bloggers, Myscha Theriault in a piece titled “Bay area finance blogger attracting national attention”

KCAL9 news featured Wise Bread as one of the Top Five personal finance destinations on the web.


Wise Bread Blog Media Mentions

TIME magazine featured our blog and blogger, Linsey Knerl in a recent issue.

wise bread relationships
Member of Federated Media.

Member of Wal-Mart’s Elevenmoms team.

Syndicates content to MSN Money’s Smart Spending Blog.

Upcoming content syndication deals with Consumer Reports, Hearst, and Macmillan.

Cobranding discussions with

Founder of Money Tips Network, featuring 8 of the top 15 personal finance blogs.

Member of the LifeRemix network which features members such as New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss.

Wise Bread Relationships
wise bread founders
Greg Go (tech & content guru) Guide to Online Business

Rhythm & Hues, Academy award-winning media company

Speaker at Blog World Expo ’08

Lynn Truong (sales & blogger relations)

CBS/King World Productions

Grey Worldwide

Speaker at BlogHer ’08 & Blog World Expo ‘08

Will Chen (marketing & seo expert)

Top 20 Digg contributor

Attorney: Analyzed media plans for Dannon, Mattel and Genentech

Quoted in Forbes, USA Today, Nielsen’s Media, Mastercard Small Business, and more

Wise Bread Founders

Three high school friends got together at the end of 2006 to discuss financial matters. Blogs were on the rise, but there weren’t many great, relatable personal finance blogs. So we decided to pull our resources and expertise together to create one.

more information
More Information
  • Contact us

(310) 997-0186

  • More info & press kit at:

  • $14.95 Hardcover / 352 pages / 978-1-60239-704-0 6" x 9"/ Full color throughout
  • Skyhorse Publishing (distributed by W.W. Norton)