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Guide to Buying a Used Car Without Going Crazy

One night about a month ago, I was telling my friend about the brain-frying frustration I was experiencing trying to buy a used car off of Craiglist. "I feel like I can spend infinite time on this," I told her, "And there are infinite options." "Everyone I know who has tried to buy a used car on Craigslist has gone absolutely crazy," she said. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Eating Out

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving on eating out, smart couponing strategies, and secrets to making this year the best year ever. Top 5 Articles Save on Eating Out in 2012 With These 12 Realistic Tips! — To save money when eating out, try ordering plates to share. […]

Tips for Thriving in Long-Term Unemployment

The sagging economy forced many people from their jobs and left the young and old alike searching for income. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8.6% of the U.S. labor force is unemployed, as of November 2011, and the unemployment rate in the U.S. has remained in the 8-10% range since February 2009. […]

The Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards

Those who live under a mountain of credit card debt quickly realize that their suffering has two components. First there is the principle, the actual amount of goods and services that was charged to their credit card. Secondly, there are the financing charges imposed each month on their balance. […]

The Cheap Girl’s Guide to Lowering Cholesterol Without Suffering

Two months ago, I had a nasty little note in my mailbox at work. It was not a good way to start a Monday. A laboratory near my hospital department needed volunteers to have their blood drawn so that their new employees could practice. I have easy-to-find veins, and their manager asked me to help, so I signed up. In return, I was told that I would receive a free printout of my cholesterol levels. […]

Best Money Tips: Items to Buy and Avoid at the Drugstore

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on items to buy and avoid at the drugstore, cashing in on unwanted gift cards, and year-end financial planning tips. Top 5 Articles Drugstore Deals: 3 Items to Buy and 4 to Avoid — Next time you head to the drugstore, avoid purchasing cleaning supplies. […]

10 Ideas for Using Your FSA Before Year End

I hate leaving money on the table — the operating table, ha! — by failing to spend my whole medical flexible spending account. As the final hours of 2011 tick down, it's time to use up your flexible spending balance before you lose it! (If you don't know what flexible spending accounts are, you probably don't have one. […]

A 94-Year-Old's Take on Making Good Decisions

I’ll admit it: I’ve spent too much money, I’ve said things I regret, and I’ve made bad choices. To be fair, I’m sure everyone’s guilty of some bad choices, but it made me wonder — who am I to be giving advice on how to make good ones? […]

5 Things Angry Birds Has Taught Me About Life

I play Angry Birds. I don’t know too many people with a smart phone who don't. Good or bad, the game is highly addictive, and sometimes I feel guilty about the time spent playing. Other times, however, I realize that it’s time I would have spent zoning out on bad TV or sleeping on a plane. […]

Best Money Tips: Saving on Car Repairs

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving on car repairs, what to do if your job is dying, and tips for a frugal New Year's Eve. Top 5 Articles How To Save Money On Car Repairs — To save money on car repairs, try to find your own parts instead of having a mechanic find them for you. […]