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12 Smart Ways to Turn $500 Into a Better Future

Got $500 burning a hole in your pocket? Instead of blowing it on stuff, use it wisely to improve your finances, your home, or yourself.

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.

Women of personal finance spotlight: Lynnae from Being Frugal here to answer your questions

For this entire week Lynnae from Being Frugal will be answering questions in our forums about frugal living, blogging, and personal finance. Lynnae is one of the most beloved fruga

15 Money-Saving Tips Every Parent Should Know

Parents today will spend almost a quarter of a million dollars raising a child to age 18. Trim that cost with these easy money savers.

Best Money Tips: Frugal Back-to-School Shopping

Today we found some great articles on frugal back-to-school shopping, how to complain about your credit card, and frugal living tips for college students.

Best Money Tips: Lessons From the Cat

Today, we give you lessons from Dr. Seuss, tips to save 30 minutes a day, advice to help single parents cut expenses, and a short checklist to ID real wheat and multigrain bread.

5 Office Habits to Keep When Working From Home

Bring your office routine home with you to keep the work in working from home.

Fixing the foreclosure crisis

Because homeowners are also voters, and because the subprime lending crisis threatens the whole economy, the federal government is trying to come up with ways to head off a massive

Why You Should Do Things You're Bad At

Competence is comfortable — but maybe it shouldn't be. Doing things you're bad at has some serious mental, physical, and emotional benefits.

9 Ways to Protect Your Personal Time From Work and Be Happier

One secret of productivity is knowing when to call it a day. Enjoy more time to yourself and with family and friends by actively guarding your time with these tips.

Best Money Tips: Go to College for Free

Today we found some stellar articles on going to college for free, tips to save on Thanksgiving airfare, and measuring career success.

How to Store Herbs to Make Them Last Longer and Taste Better

Herbs too often lose flavor before use, which means wasted herbs and money. Keep your herbs fresher longer with some simple storage tricks.

Best Money Tips: 57 Shortcuts to Prosperity

Today we found some awesome articles on shortcuts to prosperity, tips for thrift shopping success, and how to save money at Target.

When Something Breaks, Should You Repair or Replace?

The common line is that it's better to repair than replace, but that's not always true. Here's how to figure out what you should do when something breaks.

The 10 Dirtiest, Germiest, Grossest Things You Live With Everyday

Ten reasons you may never touch anything ever again.

Best Money Tips: Go Forth and Save

This week in Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup, we look at ways to prevent identity theft , saving money on utilities with rain barrels, saving money on meds, and more.

10 Tricks to Get You Drinking More Water

As many as three in four Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, which can have serious health effects. Are you getting your daily water ration?

Mayonnaise: The Thrifty and Delicious Secret Ingredient Already in Your Fridge

Whether you want moist cake or tender chicken, for delicious, frugal recipes, just open a jar of mayo.

Best Money Tips: Cheap Ways to Keep Fit and Stay Healthy

Today we found some great articles on cheap ways to keep fit and stay healthy, tips for taxpayer newbies, and discounts hidden in plain sight.

Best Money Tips: Best Life Hacks of 2012

Today we found some stellar article on the best life hacks of 2012, how to save on your electric bill, and ways to make extra money.