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3 Ways Your Bank Account Can Boost Your Travel Rewards

You've heard of credit cards offering airline miles, but checking and savings accounts? Yep, even those who insist on cash can earn miles.

5 Facts Millennials Should Know About Retirement Planning

Retirement saving has never been easy, but for today's young adults, it seems impossible. Here's how to understand today's special saving challenges.

Fun, Frugal Vacations: What the Experts Fail to Mention

Frugal experts champion certain vacations as great ways to save, but these trips are not one-size-fits-all fun. Avoid these pitfalls on your next vacation.

10 Everyday Inconveniences We Don't Miss

Ever miss the days when getting lost meant pulling out a crinkly paper map, and then calling for help on the nearest payphone? We don't either.

Finding the Right Job: There’s Plenty of Phish in the Sea

My husband and I are no strangers to the job hunt scene. Before he was even out of college, we were scouring the newspapers, searching the onli

8 Apple Watch Apps That'll Save You Money

The Apple Watch is here — and we've rounded up some must-have finance apps to help you manage your money. Is your wrist ready for personal finance?

Defensive Dentistry: How to Avoid Expensive Dental Problems

Dental issues can be painful and expensive...and they're not particularly fun, either. The solution? Taking good care of your teeth, so problems don't occur.

7 Frugal Fall Decoration Tips

Soon enough autumn will bring the chill. Warm up your home in the cool months ahead with some frugal fall crafts.

25 Things to Do Before the New Year

During the December holidays, it can feel super stressful to even THINK about preparing for the new year. Don't worry! Follow this list, and you'll be ready for 2013.

Business Succession Planning Part 2: How Life Insurance will insure the Life of Your Business

All too often, business owners will insure their property, assets, and loans. But they don't stop to consider what is most valuable in the business: people. Here are a few ways

12 Easy Ways to Save on Common Beauty Buys

Want to look like a million bucks without spending a million bucks? These beauty hacks will have you saving in no time.

Zen Spring Cleaning (and making a little cash off it too)

The snow has melted. The kids are gone to grandma's. Sounds like the best (and most frugal) thing to do this April would be to stay home and clean, organize, and sell all that

I Bond rates go to zero

Since 1998, the US Treasury has had a pretty good deal for small savers who were worried about inflation--the Series I Savings Bond.  The interest it paid was based on inflation pl

6 Easy Ways to Use Technology to Save on Christmas Shopping

Put some of the whiz-bang gadget gifts you received last year to work. That tech can save you big on this year's holiday shopping.

6 Valid Reasons Not to Contribute to Your 401(k)

Depending on your situation and your goals, opting out of your 401(k) plan can be a smart financial decision.

7 Beauty Secrets that Cost Almost Nothing

Forget Cosmo. Put away your Oprah Magazine. Turn off the microdermabrasion informercial and toss the $75 ultra-rich moisturizer. There are the cheap ways to look and feel beauti

Will house prices keep dropping?

I don't think much of the "buy low, sell high" model for house purchases. I think a house should be purchased as a place to live, in which case the main questions are whether you

6 Surprising Ways a Houseplant Can Save You Money

A little greenery can go a long way! Add a houseplant or two, and you might be surprised at the savings.

Women of personal finance spotlight: The Digerati Life here to answer your questions

For this entire week (8/10 - 8/17), SVB of The Digerati Life will be answering questions in our forum about blogging, personal finance, and entreprenruship! This is part of Wise Br

How good writing skills save and earn money

A while ago an article on Wise Bread talked about how complaining via a letter works much more effectively than complaining with phone calls. This made me think about all the othe