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Three reasons to stop freaking out about socialism

McCain-Palin are trying to paint the Obama-Biden ticket as a bunch of socialist nutjobs. But 'socialism' isn't nearly the red menace that they are making it out to be, and McCain h

Keep an Eye on Your Money With These 7 Online Investing Tools and Apps

If you can tolerate watching your nest egg rise and fall, these tools and apps can help you stay tuned to market news, manage your portfolio, and do research.

Would You Stop Coloring Your Hair?

As I got older, I started caring a bit more about the kinds of chemicals that I was putting on my hair and skin, so I decided to grow my gray out for a while.

Wear Frozen Clothes and 9 Other Ways to Beat the Heat

Frozen clothing is kind of an unconventional way to cool off, but this method — and others — can help you chill out and save energy this summer.

Best Money Tips: Cyber Tuesday

This week in Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup, we share posts on using cash, California's struggles, Cyber Tuesday, our recession's one year anniversary,and one adorable kit

How to Easily Use an iPad as a Laptop

You don't actually need both an iPad and a laptop. Convert your tablet into a multi-use tool with a few apps and accessories — for less than the cost of a new laptop.

Time for some new retro

For some time now, we've had good success drawing on the decades from the 1950s through the 1990s for our retro. Some bolder types have even made some use of the 1890s and 1920s--

Back to Reality: Coming Down after the Holidays

Whatever holidays you celebrate in November, December, and January, they're over now. We spend November and December gearing up, getting ready, anticipating days off from work, tra

How to create a speculative bubble and profit

Recently I read an enlightening story in the New York Times about the Pu'er tea bubble in Yunan, China. The burgundy fermented teas fetched prices of $150 a pound at the peak, but

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 08/30

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5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 09/04

Today's great deals include a featured deal from 1SaleADay, 58% off 3D Blu-ray titles, 50% off timeless wear-to-work dresses, and more!

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 09/09

Today's great deals include $19.99 & Under Women's fashion tops & tees, 70% off Sam Edelman shoes, 51% off Classic Archive Collections DVD, and more!

Cheap Decorating: Three Simple Hacks for Style on a Dime

Going for an affordable little spruce up? Not wanting to spend an entire weekend sanding down Grandma's old bureau? Here are three easy and cheap decorating ideas to add unexpected

Stuff We Love: Comfortable, Stylish Clarks Dress Shoes for Men

You won't confuse a pair of Clarks for a pair of Brunos. But then, a pair of Clarks won't drain your bank account and leave you footsore at the end of the day, either.

Eat Dessert, Save!

Are you skipping dessert because it just costs too much, either in money, time, or calories? Skip no more! Read on for ideas to make dessert easy, affordable, and healthier than ev

California First Lady Maria Shriver Talks to Us About Help for Families in Tough Times

Working families all across the U.S. are feeling the tightening economy. “Day by day” is truly the only way to handle things, but did you also know that there is help? In additio

Investing Advice by the Decade: Ages 11-20

Tweens and teens race into biological adulthood all on their own, but they won't advance to financial adulthood without some parental guidance. Here's what to teach.

Book review: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

In the days when self-sufficiency was simply the normal way of things, you'd learn the necessary knowledge and skills from your parents. (And from your grandparents, aunts and

Getting by without money in Spain

The money economy is one of the givens of modern life. For the ordinary person with bills to pay, getting by without money is almost inconceivable. Even someone who tries hard to

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 10/21

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