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50 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

The average American's tax refund is about $3000. Here are 50 ways to put it to better-than-average use.

Portfolio Ailing? Take a Peek at Asian Markets.

If you haven't been paying attention to Asian stock markets, you could be missing out on a vital tool for making money.

How to Make Your Fortune: Become Your Own Hero

Your average fictional hero can teach us a lot about living in the real world, starting with understanding motivation and goals, and finding a way to reach them.

17 Creative Things to Do with Phone Books

More than half a BILLION phone books are printed and distributed every year in the U.S., which is nearly two books for every American. That consumes about 19 million trees. Here

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

Buxr is sponsoring a giveaway for Wise Bread readers. Enter for a chance to win one of 34 prizes, including an Amazon.com gift card.

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

Give us your best suggestion for a chance to win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon gift certificates.

Early Holiday Shopping: Why I Finish by Thanksgiving

Already feeling that pre-holiday stress set in? Get a jump on holiday shopping, and reclaim some of that peace that the holidays are supposed to be about.

Deciding What You Want Out of Retirement

Many Americans aren't prepared, financially or otherwise, for retirement. Make these key decisions now, and retire easily later.

20 Essential Life Hacks for Summer

Ready or not, summer is right around the corner. Beat the heat and have more fun with these essential summertime life hacks.

Smart Shopping: Guide to Researching a Purchase

Need help making sure you're not making a purchase you'll regret? Follow these simple guidelines to make sure you wind up a happy, satisfied customer.

5 Best Credit Cards for People Who Hate Credit Cards

Not all credit cards have complicated rewards programs with tons of limits and restrictions. These cards are simple but lets you earn rewards easily.

New $100 Bill: Issue Date Set

After years of production problems, the new $100 bill finally has a date of issue — October 8th. Learn what's new and different.

How to Save Gas, $30,000 and Your Pride

Learning to drive a car with a manual transmission might not only save you some major embarrassment in life, but it can also save you gas and some serious money.

10 Ways to Get a Good Workout... Even With Kids Around

Looking after little kids often means failing to lookout for yourself. Combine child care with quick workouts you can do almost anywhere.

Buy a Home You Can Afford With the Mortgage Suitcase Trick

When you're thinking about buying a home, it's easy to buy more house than you need (and get stuck with a pricier mortgage). Use this trick to save.

How to Do a One-Day, Do-It-Yourself Bankruptcy

While filing for bankruptcy should be an emergency measure, it's possible to file in one day if you're in urgent need of protection. Here's how.

7 Ways to Actually Take All Your Vacation Days This Year

Time off is good for employees and employers, but too many of us skip them. Get proactive about your days off and stop giving your time to the man!

Possible protections for credit card holders

The Federal Reserve has proposed some new rules to protect people from a list of abusive lending practices. The changes aren't in effect yet, and may not actually go into effect.

Best Money Tips: Eating Well on a Budget

Today we found some great articles on eating well on a budget, tips to improve your personal finances, and tips for changing your spending habits.

After Your Wedding, Say Yes to Selling the Dress

If you're still paying for your wedding after the big day (or you just want some extra cash), selling your dress can help offset costs. Here's how.