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Does Money Really Buy Happiness?

"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of," the novelist Jane Austen once said. And, as it turns out, Austen may have been right — to an extent. […]

Financial Independence Is More Than Just a Number

When do you think you've made it to the land of financial freedom? Financial independence was a goal of mine when I started MoneyNing.com in 2007. Back then, I thought of the goal as a number. […]

Guerrilla Thrift Shopping: The 9 Laws of Profit

Thrift shopping for profit isn't dead. Online auction sites built a cottage industry for many of us and then promptly created competition so stiff that we sometimes wonder if it's all worth it. Thrift stores operate like Rodeo Drive boutiques, now, and online buyers have seemingly limitless choices. […]

Ask the Readers: Could You Learn More about Frugality? (Chance to Win!)

***Congrats to our winners! *** $20 GC Comment winner:  Carmen #18 - We've come a long way in becoming frugal, but there are still more steps we could take. I'd love to figure out how to connect our computer to the tv so we could drop satellite. […]

Join Us at the New York Times Small Business Summit

This Thursday I, along with Anita Campbell (Small Biz Trends) and John Jantsch (Duct Tape Marketing), will be conducting all-day Q&A sessions at the New York Times Small Business Summit. The topics we’ll cover include: How small businesses can prepare for new social media trends. The current business landscape for small business owners. Ho […]

Best Money Tips: 40 Ways to Relieve Insect Bites

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you what you need to fight back against insect bites, some cool ways to date your closet, and the skinny on those zero-percent interest loans. Top 5 Articles Over 40 Insect Bite Relief Tips — Move over mosquitoes! It’s spider season! […]

Buxr Review and Giveaway (Chance to win an Amazon Gift Card, Buxr Travel Mug or Tote)

Buxr is a small, tightly-knit community of bargain hunters who share, review and rate the best current deals on the internet. You can find lists of freebies and discounts there, and they make it as easy as possible to save money. Active Buxr members are rewarded with a chance to win daily cash prizes. […]

When Deals Matter

Some people are into deals. They collect and organize their coupons, they check prices on the internet, they shop multiple stores, they keep an eye out for surplus or discontinued items on sale, they buy used, they buy at auction, they negotiate with sellers. These are all good strategies, but they all take effort. […]

Travel and Money: Carrying Decoy Wallets

Traveling safely and managing your money along the way is an exercise in balancing multiple risks: theft, loss, high surcharges, and confusing discrepancies. […]

How to Run Without Music

I don't run with music (or podcasts, audio books, etc.) but I can understand the attraction. Logging lots of miles can be boring and pushing yourself can be difficult without distraction. […]