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Ever since I left the city and crept my way back into my childhood farm house, I have been slowly adjusting to a simpler lifestyle. Living On An Acre has been a steady and dependa

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Pay with… cash? That's for the olds. These new-fangled payment and money-management apps are changing how kids of every age do personal finance.

5 Reasons Science Says It's OK to Eat More Cheese

More cheese, please! Science says this beloved dairy treat is better for you than you think, everywhere from your bones to your brains.

Is There Such Thing as a Messy Millionaire?

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Meet our writers and help us improve!

Thanks for making Wise Bread one of the top personal finance blogs. Come meet our writers, tell us how we can improve, tell us about yourself, or just drop by and say hello. Leav

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You've probably heard that some home repairs are better investments than others. These will increase your home's value and make it safer for your family.

10 Things Worth Paying More For

We're all about finding the best value, and sometimes the only way to get it is to fork over cash. Here are a few things it pays to pay more for.

AIG employees - Why you should donate your bonuses instead of returning it

Lately many top AIG employees who were targeted by Congress in the $165 million "Bonusgate" incident have returned their bonuses. Some people are still holding out, and in my opin

Latvians Mortgage Their Souls For Cash

Some Latvians are selling their souls for cash but not in an amoral or unethical way but literally signing away their souls for a maximum of $1,000. What's your threshold? What are

Cooking Fumes Are Bad For Your Health

Poor ventilation in our kitchens has many of us breathing really dirty air. If a new range hood and fan are not in the budget, protect yourself with some common sense precautions.

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Joy of Life Club

Want to stay in San Francisco but don't want to pay an arm and a leg? Want more out of that $100 + a night stay in the city in the way of personality? Want some place that'

7 Steps You Must Take to Protect Your Family Financially

One way to stay focused on financial planning is to remind yourself whom you are planning for. Follow these steps to secure their future.

12 Healthy Brown Bag Lunch Foods for the Fridgeless Workplace

Lack of refrigeration doesn't have to keep you from saving money with a brown bag lunch. Here are a dozen ideas for tasty foods you can keep at your desk.

Clipped Wings: Can Consumers Fix Air Travel?

From luggage fees, late flights, and TSA screening procedures, can air travel be saved? How can consumers help improve the industry?

The 9 Hidden Costs of Drinking

Drinking isn't cheap, especially if you aren't aware of these nine hidden costs.

Women of personal finance spotlight: Millionaire Mommy Next Door here to answer your questions

Financial independence is everyone's dream and Jen "The Millionaire Mommy Next Door" has achieved it. Jen went from working a minimum wage job as a college drop-out to financial f

Saving for College: Highlights from Our Chat With Dr. Barbara O'Neill from Rutgers

Don't miss the highlights from our chat with Dr. Barbara O'Neill from Rutgers Cooperative Extension on saving for college!