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5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 01/16

Today's deals include 50% off Lucky Brand Jeans, 50% Off Timbuk2 Lifestyle Bags, 80% Off Round Black Diamond Necklace, and more!

Cheap Passport Pictures (Part Two): Online Ordering

A year and a half ago, I wrote a post about how to fashion your own passport photos for unde

Learn to Love Cooking (and Save!) With These 11 Kitchen Tricks

For those who enjoy cooking, the savings are an extra perk. But what if you don't enjoy it? You will, after you start doing these 11 things.

Don't Go to College to Learn

There are good reasons to go to college. And, if you do go to college, you will no doubt learn a lot. But you can learn anywhere — and probably learn more, better, and fast

Recession Journal V: Mind, The GAP

Some well known mainstays of Corporate America have decided not to wait for an official recovery but to sell the idea of it to you. Can we collectively as corporate citizens and co

10 Terrific (and Surprising) Uses for Tea

Tea is delicious in a cup. It also brines chicken, cleans glass, deodorizes closets, and so much more. Discover 10 amazing uses for tea.

Halloween Is Over. Now, Go and Buy Your Costume.

With the exception of Christmas, Halloween is the most lucrative holiday for retailers. But as a frugal shopper, you can still be the star of the show next year, and you can spend

Cut $100 or More From Your Food Bill Without Even Trying

Almost everyone could use an extra $100 a month. Learn how to get it from your food budget, with no belt tightening required.

Simple Living: Determining Your Priorities

Even with the economy slowly exiting the spectacular nosedive it took last year, many people find themselves with a renewed interest in living simply. However, what that means for

The 5 Best Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Being swamped at work is not a badge of honor — it's a sign of inefficiency. Get more done with these smart tips.

What It Really Costs to Own a Home

I’m a mortgage-free homeowner but, despite paying off my loan, I still have plenty of expenses associated with owning and maintaining my house.

Best Money Tips: Start Earning More Money Today

Today we found some awesome articles on ways to start earning more money, combining your finances, and how much you need to earn to buy a home.

Best Money Tips: Does Your Investment Strategy Need to be on Ritalin?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we look at how to get more focus in your investment plans and what you can do to prepare for those anticipated holiday gu

My Bank Stole My Grocery Money

My bank charged me almost $100 in overdraft fees, even though my bank statement never went negative. As one of my colleagues here at Wise Bread reported last week, banks use this s

This Is How You Downsize Your Home and Start Living a Better Life

Enjoy the benefits of a smaller home without missing your old square footage with these easy planning and organization tips.

Introducing Our New Deals Editor, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars

Find out who our new Deals Editor is and how she will work hard to save you money!

Gift-Giving Ideas That Can Change Lives

Giving a gift that doesn't suck is not easy. Instead of focusing on the same old gift ideas, how about trying something that has the potential to change the person's life? It can b

I Went Christmas Shopping With Fake Money

I got all my husband's gifts with fake money -- and didn't break the law, either. I used store rewards, coupons, PayPal, Swagbucks and other bits and ends of things to give him a f

How to Accept Criticism and Become an Awesome Person

Sometimes criticism, even if constructive, is tough to take. Here's how to grow a thicker skin so you can learn and grow from those critical comments.

10 Ways to Save Money on a Great American Road Trip

Family road trip season will be here soon. Plan ahead and follow these tips to keep costs under control.