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Reality TV: Does It Pay to Apply?

Reality television has exploded in recent years with top stars bringing in large sums for their exploits. Kate Gosselin of "Kate Plus 8" reportedly makes $250,000 per episode. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of the Jersey Shore will make $5 million in 2010. […]

Ask the Readers: Will This Winter Be More Expensive? (Chance to Win!)

It's getting cold in many parts of the country. Tomatoes have fallen off, vines have frozen, and the grass no longer needs mowing. Many people are looking ahead to gas bills, fireplaces, and the rising cost of certain types of energy. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Care for Your Shoes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you expert tips for taking care of your shoes, how to make money as a lab rat, and which bloggers on Twitter can save you some cash! Top 5 Articles The Proper Care and Feeding of Your Shoes — Many of us take them for granted, and yet a little TLC can help them last a lifetime. […]

Lessons We Can Learn From Blockbuster's Demise

There's a common perception among business owners that adding an online presence to an already existing brick-and-mortar business is a no-brainer. That's not surprising. Marketing gurus have been touting the power of the Internet for years and given its exponential growth and success, there's been no reason to argue that strategy. […]

The End of the 4% Rule?

There's a rule of thumb that's pretty well known to retirement planners: the 4% rule. It states that if you spend 4% of your capital in your first year of retirement, you can go on spending that much — and even adjust it for inflation — and you won't run out of money before you die. […]

Women and Wall Street: Is the Romance Gone?

I've never been a huge fan of movies, primarily because strong female leads are few and far between. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a perfect example of this. The main players are men, as is the target audience. Being a woman who works in finance, I'm left a bit dismayed — and as it turns out, I'm not alone. […]

Welcome Fox News Viewers!

I was so thrilled to be contacted recently by Cynthia Smoot, an evening news anchor and reporter at our local Fox News station here in the Tampa Bay area. […]

Writing Your Own Business Plan: Thrifty or Foolish?

ShareThisIt might sound like an easy task to write your own business plan — after all, you know what you are planning, right? Unfortunately, it's not really that simple. A business plan is a much more complex document than it sounds. […]

Best Money Tips: Cloth Diapering 101

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share the basics behind cloth diapers, why coffee will be more costly, and how to "cheat" your way to a good risotto! Top 5 Articles Cloth Diapering 101 — It may be great for the environment, but will it save you much money? […]

5 Tips on What to Do Before Moving in Together

If splitting the cost of rent and utilities with your significant other sounds like a good idea, you're not alone. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 7.5 million unmarried couples are living together, which is a 13% jump from last year. […]