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Best Money Tips: How to Stay Focused

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share effective ways to stay focused, a technique to help you move a home-baked pie, and tips to help you deal with a mouse problem humanely. Top 5 Articles 4 Ways to Stay Focused As You Get Older — Do only one thing at time. […]

Would You Buy Off the Back of a Truck?

Have you ever bought something off the back of a truck? I have. In retrospect, it wasn't always the brightest move. While you can get some great deals, you may also be getting involved in a shady transaction — or worse. Here are some examples of "back of the truck" sales I've entertained or decided to pass on. […]

Buying Individual Dental Insurance Online: My Experience

My spouse changed jobs earlier this year, and with that came new insurance. I would have to pay 100% to be included on her dental plan, so I did some shopping around to find my own individual dental insurance. First I called my dentist to find out what they would charge me for a regular cleaning visit: $115. […]

The Best Cheap Winter Workout Spots

Winter’s about here, and you might be finding yourself in less-than-stellar shape. Have no fear: There are a few inexpensive and easy-to-reach workout spots nearby, so you can get fit fast. Community Centers Cheap and as close as down the street, community centers are perfect for drop-ins. […]

Ask the Readers: How Would You Balance America's Budget?

The New York Times recently released an interactive game that puts you in charge of balancing our nation's budget. While not everyone will agree with all the assumptions made by the Times, this game is an interesting starting point for discussion. How would you balance America's budget? What items would you cut? Would you raise taxes? […]

Keeping Santa Sane: Budget Holiday Decorating

I started this article desperately wanting to coin a new term that combined the words "recession" and "holiday." Much like "staycation" implies a slightly downshifted and saner vacation, I think we need a word that describes a smarter approach to holiday spending and the crazy expectations that give rise to it. […]

Apperang: Get Paid for Trying iPhone Apps

Apperang is a service that pays iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to try out applications from the iTunes store. I first signed up for Apperang a few months ago through an online ad, and it really sounded too good to be true.  My first experience was quite disappointing because I logged in, there was nothing I could download, and therefore […]

Windows Phone 7 Giveaway From Wise Bread

To celebrate the launch of the new Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is giving away a fabulous prize to one lucky Wise Bread reader! […]

5 Frugal Rules You Must Follow When Shopping at Costco

Everything is cheaper at Costco, right? Not so fast! For a frugalist, Costco and its warehouse membership club brethren can be very appealing. So much so, in fact, that Costco has become the fourth largest retailer in the U.S. and eighth in the world. […]