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10 Ways to Save Money When You Are Unemployed

When I was laid off from my job recently, I had to quickly learn how to survive. I must do everything I can to save money while I search for work. (See also: The First 5 Things You Must Do After Getting Laid Off) If you are in a similar position, you probably feel as if you are scraping by and... […]

Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Cook at Home?

One of the best ways to save money on food is to cook meals at home, but not all of us have the time (or skill) to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the daily. How often do you cook at home? What are your go-to dishes when you don't have a lot of time or energy to prepare a meal? What tips... […]

5 Bodily Fluids You Can Exchange for Cash

John Mayer likes to say that your body is a wonderland, but if you're into selling bodily fluids, it's more like a cash machine. If you haven't done it, it might sound pretty extreme — and pretty gross — but there's a booming business in bodily fluids. (See also: How to Sell Your Hair... […]

The 5 Best Ways to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Workday

It's 4:50 p.m. Hunger pains are rousing. The midday coffee buzz has gone and your ability to focus is fleeting. Do you forfeit these last 10 minutes of the work day over to the zombie that you've become or do you power up and finish strong? (See also: The 5 Best Ways to Spend the First 10 Minutes... […]

Best Money Tips: Worst Things to Buy at Walmart

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some terrific articles on the worst things to buy at Walmart, recipes for homemade junk food, and tricks to make groceries last longer. Top 5 Articles 11 Worst Things to Buy at Walmart — Organic fruits and vegetables, as well as... […]

Best Deals for Monday 10/27

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Sierra Trading Post: 25% off + extra 20% off, Michaels: 50% off one regular-price item, Alaska Airlines:... […]

10 Kitchen Mistakes Good Cooks Make

How did I manage to overcook that roast? Why did my cookies spread all over the pan? These cooking mistakes are common, yet can be avoided. We have all made mistakes, even pros like Julia Child. My mother once made a Baked Alaska mistakenly using salt; my mother-in-law set off the smoke alarm so... […]

13 Seasonal Dishes for Your Next Fall Feast

It's fall and that means delicious recipes in line with the season's harvest: apples, pumpkin, and squash. As the heat of the summer gives way to cooler fall temperatures, food becomes hearty and satisfying with a stick-to-your-ribs vibe that provides comfort and warmth through a spice palette... […]

How to Get Over These 5 Scary Things About Investing

I was never scared to invest. The moment I had discretionary income, I started investing. I paid no attention to market moves until Black Monday, October 19, 1987. At the time, my husband owned stock in his employer and we lost hundreds of dollars in one day. And after that? We kept investing.... […]

11 Sources of Instant Gratification You Can Feel Good About

By now, most of have heard warnings on the dangers of instant gratification. We agree that it's a little crazy that we now live in a culture where 25% of us aren't willing to wait longer than five seconds for a video to load. We know that our inability to wait costs us, whether it's $99 for Amazon... […]