Perhaps you’ve heard about the projected economic slowdown? Assuming you aren’t independently wealthy, you might be looking for ways to pinch a penny or conserve a dollar. That’s where Wise Bread, a collective personal-finance and frugality blog, can come in handy. The writing is lively, and tips range from making a homemade metal detector (cool!) to inexpensive ways to go greener. Plus, there are more in-depth, timely items, such as a consideration of whether you should refinance in light of recent rate cuts. The writers acknowledge that you still want a life even if you’re trying to cut back a bit, and you won’t just find that same old ho-hum bromide about giving up your daily latte. However, you will find out how to save money on food while traveling abroad. Now that’s frugal living.