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Turn smugness into a positive virtue

Various times here in my posts I've admitted to an unfortunate tendency toward smugness. It's really a negative character trait, and one that I struggle against. There are ways,

Focus Focus Fo....What Was I Saying?

We as a nation are looking at finances in a way we might not have ever done in the past. Having to analyze our bills, pay close attention to our usual spending habits, and learn th

The 5 Best Rechargeable Batteries

Dislike having to constantly buy new batteries? These rechargeable batteries can keep the power flowing longer and save you a bit of cash as well.

Almost 50 Unique Housewarming Gifts for Less Than $20

You don't have to spend a lot to help your friends and family settle into a new place.

How to Pick and Cut a Watermelon (and Eat the Rind Too!)

Don't tell the peach, but watermelon is the official produce of summer. Learn how to choose the right one — and the right way to prepare it.

When DIY Car Repair Costs More

If the only reason you are doing certain car repairs yourself is to save money, you may be spending more money than you have to.

The Simple 5-Step Plan to Complete Money Management

It's actually easy (and even fun!) to be in control of household finances. Follow this simple plan and use the free tools to take charge of your money.

The 5 Best Descalers

Softening and cleaning hard water isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these descalers and your H20 will be free of calcium deposits and limescale.

15 Ways to Stay on Budget — Even With Your Spendy Friends

You don't have to give up spending time with your friends if you have decided to stop spending money. Here's what to do instead.

Stuff We Love: Chrome Messenger Bags — Carry Everything You Need for Biking and Beyond

A durable, comfortable Chrome messenger bag is just the thing for hauling a laptop to work or a casserole to a potluck.

7 Simple Ways to Get Motivated for Your Workout

Getting up the gumption may be the hardest part about about staying fit. Try these simple gumption getters the next time you need some.

Best Money Tips: Does Your Investment Strategy Need to be on Ritalin?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we look at how to get more focus in your investment plans and what you can do to prepare for those anticipated holiday gu

10 Ways to Revive Your Resolution to Exercise

If you're like most of us, you've lost your New Year's resolve to exercise more. Here are 10 ways to rekindle your motivation and restart your health kick.

9 Cheapest Dates That Don't Seem So Cheap

Dinner and a movie is piricey (and also kind of played). Get creative for a romantic night out that's affordable, fun, and feels expensive!

12 Wacky (and Not-So-Wacky) Investment Strategies That Actually Work

The conventional wisdom on investing is to buy and hold for a long time. But there are other strategies that many investors use to grab an edge.

The Art of Asking for Fewer Gifts

Asking friends and family to give you fewer gifts can be met with confusion or even hostility. But if it's done with careful consideration, you can make everyone happy.

5 Times You Shouldn't Refinance Your Mortgage

Thinking of refinancing your mortgage? Hang on — usually a refinance is the right choice, but not always.

4 Surprising Things Lenders Check Besides Your Credit Score

It's no secret your credit score is important. But when it comes to getting a home loan, it's not the only determining factor.

Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve: Enjoy More Free Stays

Citi's Hilton HHonors Reserve credit card offers big rewards for those who frequent Hilton's portfolio of hotels and resorts.

The Recession Glossary

Insource? Bleisure? Double-dip? The recession has generated a lot of new terms. Learn what they all mean in this recession glossary.