Andrea Karim's blog

Why Women Don't Negotiate

Women aren't as good as men at negotiating salaries, and that costs us. But there's a reason for it, and it's not just because we're scared to ask.

Affordable Accessories to Kickstart Your Style

Keep your wardrobe updated and your wallet full by harnessing the power of awesome accessories.

Lower Interest Rates with Credit Sesame and Lending Club

First I consolidated my credit cards using a service that barely changed my inflated interest rates. Then I got a better deal — here's how.

6 Frugal Promises I Have Not Kept

I have made a number of public declarations of my frugal ambitions over the years here on Wise Bread. Here are some of my biggest failures.

Fitness For People Who Hate Exercise

Working out at a gym is an effective way to get fit, but it can sure be dull. Here are some alternative exercise routines to keep your heart pumping without boring you to tears.

Money-Saving Tricks I Learned Planning an Elopement

I always thought that eloping meant flying to Hawaii to get married on the beach with a hired witness. I was wrong, and now I'm saving tons of money.

Last-Minute, Stress-Free Holiday Decorating

Whether you've never decorated for the holidays before or just want a fresh look, here's how to do it quickly, without spending a ton of cash or losing your mind.

Kick-Ass Alternatives to Canned Cranberry Sauce

Canned cranberry sauce is lame. Here are six ways to shine up that holiday staple, from chutney to booze-spiked berries to tart-cherry sauce.

Waste Not, Want Not: Stop Throwing Away Your Food!

Getting rid of less, not just spending less, is one of the keys to saving money. Here are some tips to keep waste to a minimum in your kitchen.

Gluten-Free, Carb-Free Noodles

Noodles are typically made from wheat or rice, which means carbs and gluten galore. But behold, noodle lovers, there are other (super low-calorie!) noodle options.

When Your Employer Dumps You

Being dumped by your employer hurts as bad, or worse, than being dumped by a romantic interest. Learn how to handle being jilted by your job.

Three Products That Rock My World

There are very few things that I have purchased that have actually made my life easier, but here are three items that I simply can't recommend enough. Share your best product recom

Being Happier Through...Botox?

At age 33, I've had Botox injected between my eyebrows to eliminate an annoying frown line. It turns out that it makes me happier, and there is science behind it.

You did WHAT with my SSN?

My bank thinks I should feel comfortable with one of their employees toting around a personal notebook containing my social security number. Should I?

14 Gift Ideas for the Truly Broke

What can you give during the holidays when you're tumbleweed-rolling-in-your-wallet broke? Look to skills for inspiration.

How to Cheaply Display Your Art

Do you have piles of art and no money to spend on frames? Framing is expensive, but there are plenty of ways to display your fabulous art collection without having to sell a kidney

Surviving Swine Flu

By now, you're probably really tired of hearing about the swine flu. Frankly, I am. But the swine flu isn't like the regular flu, and since the H1N1 vaccine isn't widely available

Best of Personal Finance: Dog Days of Summer Edition

Sell your Twitter account, lose weight and save money, learn to network (really, it helps), clear up your life in 5 minutes, couchsurf around the world, and more.

Best Money Tips: Screw It, I'm Buying an Air Conditioner

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. In this edition, we'll share with you how to stay cool, quit your job, learn from metaphors, make money from your crafts, and more!

Best of Personal Finance: Solar Eclipse/Moon Landing Edition

Between the moon landing (fake! It was filmed in Nevada!) anniversary, a recent solar eclipse, and amateur astronomers discovering huge craters on Jupiter, your mind may have been