Hot Today

Wise Bread articles that are hot today.

Who saves money when you pick apples? The grower.

You won't save money picking your own apples at most U-pick orchards these days -- but you might save the orchard. We went to the country to get our own apples for $10 a pound,

20 Free Ways to Show You Care

Want to express your gratitude, love, or respect? Show how much you care (not how much money you have) with one of these great ideas.

Tax Deductions to Start Thinking About Now

Tax deductions can save you a lot, but who wants to worry about them during the holidays? Here's what to do now to prepare for the end of the year.

Best Money Tips: Save on Rental Cars

Today we found some stellar articles on saving on rental cars, cheap thrills that actually satisfy, and helping natural disaster victims.

What's an employee to do? Part 1

During the recession of 1990-1991, and the period of very slow growth that followed, it became conventional wisdom that it was wrong to try to retain key employees through a slowdo

Why Is the Cell Phone Industry So Screwed Up?

From patent wars to fierce competition among carriers, it can seem like the cell phone industry is in constant turmoil — and consumers are paying the price.

Best Money Tips: Keep Good Food From Going Bad

Today we found some awesome articles on keeping good food from going bad, getting free stuff, and easy ways to make extra money.

Ask the Readers: Could You Survive Without a Cell Phone?

Tell us if you could live without a cell phone and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Debasing not just the currency

I eat lunch at a local fast-food place occasionally. My usual order runs to just over $4, so I was annoyed when I realized while walking over there yesterday that I'd forgotten to

What You Need to Know About the FDIC

How safe is your money? Well, if you keep it in a bank, it's kept very safe by the U.S. Government...up to a point.

Can AirNinja Find Airfare Deals?

AirNinja is a niche tool for finding airfares. It specializes in returning the smaller budget and regional airlines large sites like ignore. It is a tool that could, pote

Ask the Readers: What Summer Activities Do You Love?

Tell us about the summer activities you love and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

The good life on less energy--even in the US

Whenever I write a post about energy, I point out that we know it's possible to have a high standard of living while using less energy--people in European countries do, so it must

Ask the Readers: How Do You Celebrate Mother's Day Frugally?

Tell us how you celebrate Mother's Day frugally and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

I'd Rather Be A Brunette: 10 Tips To Save On Hair Care

In high school, I watched a friend drop over $100 on a trip to her favorite salon. I'd always known that her hair looked better than mine, but I couldn't believe that it was simply

Ask the Readers: How Do You Unwind After Work?

Tell us how you unwind after work and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

Today my friend sent me an article titled "We Have Met the Enemy" by Knight Kiplinger, the Editor in Chief of Kiplinger publications. It is a blunt article pointing out that Americ

Interview with Silicon Valley Blogger of The Digerati Life

The Silicon Valley Blogger from The Digerati Life recently stopped by our forums to do a great Q&A session with our readers. She gave insightful advice on how to write a personal f

Deposit insurance for money funds

Early this morning, the Treasury announced deposit insurance for money market mutual funds, provided that the fund pays a fee. The money to provide the insurance will come from th

7 Ways to Cut Your Food Bill Without Clipping a Single Coupon

I'll be honest, I like to clip coupons, but it’s not for everybody. Here are 7 ways to save money on groceries without using coupons.