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Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Electric Bill

Today we found some great articles on saving money on your electric bill, how to create a spending plan, and earning extra money.

7 Ways to Max Out Your IRA Contributions by April 15th

Tax day is fast approaching. Try one of these smart ways to save up cash over the next month, and max out your personal IRA contribution; it's a deduction!

Lock bumping - your home isn't safe

I heard about lock bumping last month from a friend. I figured it was all just a bunch of hokum. But I checked it out. It's not a myth, it's not an urban legend. Crooks can make a generic key to open any lock, including yours. And it's easy. [more]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Secured Credit Card

It takes credit to build credit — one of life's great ironies. To build a good rating, don't be afraid to turn to a good secured credit card.

AeroMexico Visa Secured Card: Rebuild Your Credit While You Travel

The AeroMexico Visa Secured card is one of the few secured cards that allow you to earn rewards while you rebuild your credit.

It's Linktastic!

Thanks to everyone who linked to Wise Bread recently. We appreciate your vote of confidence. [more]

Ugliest shoes in the world - now less than $10.

When I first saw Crocs, I thought they were bad. But, they grew on me. [more]

Dangerous neighborhoods are safer than commuting

Why do so few people live within walking--or at least bicycling--distance from where they work? I've asked a lot of people this question and gotten a lot of different answers. Some people want big houses, others big lawns. [more]

Are You Ready for Home Ownership?

My husband and I just moved to the Great Northwest, and we batted around the idea of purchasing our first home. We are both college graduates, have great jobs, and we’re ready to live the American Dream! [more]

Know Your Markets and Earn Some Cash: Ebay vs. Amazon

Most online shoppers I know are very familiar with Ebay and Amazon. The problem is that the hardcore Ebayers are not very familiar with the Amazon Marketplace. Those faithful to Amazon third-party sellers are put off by Ebay. [more]

7 Deliciously Affordable Meats You'll Love Grilling

Leave the expensive steaks at the supermarket — these delicious grillable meats will satisfy hungry guests without hurting your wallet.

Avoiding grass-is-always-greener syndrome

For a worker down in the cube farm, it's easy to see the dysfunction of your own company, and to imagine that almost anyplace else would be better. The thing is, companies are all

Fix energy in tangible form

They key problem with energy is that it's really hard to store--it's tough to buy energy now and use it later, and most energy storage techniques lose a large fraction of the energ

Best Money Tips: Save Money and Stick to Your Budget

Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money and sticking to your budget, using credit cards without getting burried in debt, and using receipts to save money.

Save your Lunchmeat: Insurance for your Fridge

We often protect our computers, TV’s, and sound systems with special power strips to protect against power surges. Most families I know go the extra mile to stain-protect their li

Friday deal - Sweet dreams for a real bargain -DEAL OVER

I couldn't resist this deal, and just had to share it. We've had our King Size bed for almost 7 years now, and although it's holding up well it's not as great as it used to be. But

7 Tips for Stress-Free Retirement Investing

Investing for your future isn't a huge help if you spend each day stressing about it. Follow these suggestions for worry-free savings.

Astoria Bank Secured Visa Credit Card Review

The Astoria Bank Secured Visa Credit Card has low fees and offers interest on the security deposit.

How the rich stay rich; a lesson in lateral thinking

A friend recently told me the story of how a millionaire thinks. Not every millionaire of course, just one in particular. It's ingenius, as you will discover. But it really mad

The Truth about Wealth

Is wealth about money, or having goals, or achieving milestones, or something completely different? Read on for a description of what a wise friend told me wealth might actually b