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Would You Drive One of the 10 Smallest Cars Ever Made?

I love my tiny Toyota Yaris (and the terrific gas mileage it gets), but it's a behemoth compared to some of the smallest vehicles ever made. Which one of these diminutive automobiles would you be willing to drive? (See also: Guide to Buying a Used Car Without Going Crazy) 1. Motoplan Why make cars that seat four or six when most trips are made solo? […]

8 Cheap Ways to Continue Your Education Without Going Back to School

Guess what costs $29,400? Nope, it is the not the price of the latest sedan model. As hard it may to be believe it, this is the average student debt for American college graduates in 2012. That number has gone up 63% in less than a decade, and it's likely to increase. With the ever-rising costs of education, you may think that you are out of options to keep on learning or improving your skills. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Dream Vacation?

Many of us take advantage of the summer season to spend some time on rest and recreation, but our vacations are often limited by practical things like scheduling and cost. But what if you could have the vacation you always wanted? What is your dream vacation? Would you take someone with you, or would you rather enjoy some me-time? […]

14 Beauty Products You're Using That Actually Do Nothing

We all want to stay healthy and look our best. So we troll the beauty aisle, picking up little pots of ointment, bottles of cleanser, and tubes of cream that all promise breathtaking results. In fact, the only thing that's breathtaking is the price tag. Healthy and beauty experts tell us that 90% of these products are simple soap and moisturizer in expensive packaging. […]

Best Money Tips: Surprising Things You Can Clean in Your Dishwasher

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on surprising things you can clean in your dishwasher, traveling on a budget, and affordable luxury bedrooms. Top 5 Articles 30 Surprising Things You Can Clean in Your Dishwasher — Did you know you can clean hair ties and sponges in your dishwasher? […]

20 Habits You Must Kick Right Now and Be a Better Person

Better, faster, stronger. This is not only the mantra of fans from Daft Punk and "The Six Million Dollar Man," but also from life hackers around the world who are looking for ways to make their lives better. The first step on your way to self-improvement is to level the playing field by getting rid of bad habits that are slowing you down. […]

5 Ways to Get More Legroom on Your Next Flight — for Free

Thanks to competition between airlines, airfares today are cheaper than ever. This is generally great news for the budget traveler, except he's also been getting less and less personal space on board the plane. (See also: Extra Airline Fees That Are Worth Paying) Extra-legroom seats come at a premium on most airlines these days. […]

15 Money-Saving Tips Every Parent Should Know

The average cost to raise a child (birth to age 18) for a middle-income family in the U.S. is now estimated at over $240,000. If you're like most parents, you are still looking for that proverbial money tree (a really big one at that!) in your backyard. The bad news: There is no such thing as a tree that sprouts currency. […]

15 Easy Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

My family is looking to move into a new house in the near future. With all the added rooms and exciting DIY projects on the horizon, I realize we'll also need to more carefully watch our utilities costs. More space equals more places to heat, plug in lamps, and otherwise use electricity. […]

10 Things That Improve Your Health in Your Home Office

If you work from home, you spend a great deal of time inside your home office. It is the place where all your brilliant thoughts, amazing connections, and money-making ideas are nurtured. That same home office could be making you sick. At the very least, it could be inhibiting your health. […]