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Dropping the Price of Gas to $2.50 a Gallon in a Week

If speculation can raise the price of oil, why can't it drop it? That's the question that's been taking up a big chunk of the conversation between my friends, and I have to admit, it seems very possible. President Obama announced recently that he plans to withdraw the $4 billion in oil subsidies because the companies are making too much mon […]

Best Money Tips: Have Fun for Free

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on having fun without spending money, ways to start a conversation, and how to save on groceries. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Have Fun Without Spending Money — Have fun for free (and make a positive contribution to society) by doing community service. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/28, 12pm Pacific for Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: How to get fit on a budget. With Spring in full swing many people are getting outside more, exercising, and dieting. […]

10 Signs You Shouldn't Be a Business Owner

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/managing/article/10-signs-you-shouldnt-... ShareThisThinking about starting your own business? Take a moment to read the signs. […]

The Limits to Just Not Buying

My first reaction to financial stress has always been to just stop buying stuff. Obviously, some expenses can't be eliminated, but a lot of expenses are discretionary — on a temporary basis you can eliminate whole categories. Do not miss that very important key word, temporary. […]

How to Survive the Graveyard Shift (and Make Lots of Money)

With the recent reports on air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job and potentially endangering passengers, I thought I'd share my experience from my early days working night shift. Fresh out of college, I landed a role as a manufacturing supervisor. […]

Eat Like a King: Menus and Recipes for Royalty

The Royal Wedding is just days away, and blue-blood mania has reached fever pitch. But unless you’re socializing in the same circles as Elton and the Beckhams, you’ll have to watch the pomp and ceremony within the confines of your humble abode (or streaming live on your computer in your cubicle) like the rest of us. Even though we’re not im […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Spring Clean?

Over the last few weeks, we have had some articles about spring cleaning here on Wise Bread. Each spring, many people take time to clean up their homes and finances. However, some people would rather just skip spring cleaning and go on with business as usual. Do you do spring cleaning every spring? […]

Beat Back the Zombies: 4 Ways to Avoid Sleep Deprivation

Pulling an all-nighter remains one of the most basic forms of collegiate street cred. But sleep deprivation is becoming an epidemic with serious implications for all Americans, not just caffeine-fueled undergraduates. The reality is that 7 in 10 Americans don't get enough sleep, and an astounding 55% get six hours a night or less, according […]