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5 Reasons to Stay Away From Penny Stocks

Don't let the get-rich tales of penny stocks fool you. More often than not, it's best to steer clear.

Book Review: The Trap

For more than two years now writing at Wise Bread, my whole thesis has been that frugality leads to freedom—if you can live cheaply enough, you can choose whatever work calls you,

5 Surprising Benefits Of: Naps (Including the Best Time to Take Them)

You already know that a midday power nap is good for productivity. Learn what else a nap is good for — and the best way to take one.

20 Smart Ways to Spend Your Loose Change

Keep loose change in a dedicated place, and in no time you'll have a nice chunk of change to put to good use. Here are 20 ideas to get you started.

A Mortgage Crisis Solution

Some banks didn't manage the paperwork well enough to be able to prove that they actually own their mortgages. This just might be the germ of a solution.

7 Reasons You Should Always Buy Girl Scout Cookies

When Girl Scout cookie season rolls around, it's hard to justify consuming all those calories. But we've found a way to do just that!

7 Weird Ways to Keep You and Your Stuff Safe

If fences, locks, and motion-sensing lights are protecting your stuff, it's time to apply some creativity to personal security.

The Worst Holiday Credit Cards

How many frequent flyer miles does a Santa Air card get? Not many. Here are three credit cards you don’t want in your wallet this holiday shopping season.

Energy Efficient Mortgages: Borrowing More to Save

Borrowing extra for an energy efficient mortgage can lower your utility costs and generate significant savings...as long as you make sure the math adds up.

Best Money Tips: Save Big on Buying in Bulk

Today we found some awesome articles on saving big on buying in bulk, easy ways to save more money, and steps for a fresh financial start this fall.

The 5 Best Ways to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday

If you don't do morning right, chances are the rest of the day is shot, too. Set aside 10 minutes early to set the stage for a productive day.

8 Ways to Save on a First Date Without Looking Cheap

A first date is all about putting your best foot forward. Impress your intended without breaking your budget with these frugal date ideas.

12 Ways to Have a No-Spend Holiday Season

Refocus your holiday spirit on time well spent with friends and family this year and Santa won't won't get the better of your budget again.

10 Productivity Hacks From a Work-at-Home Mom

A person who manages to work at home while caring for several children under age 5? Well, that's someone who has a few good time-saving suggestions.

Turn Any LCD Monitor into a TV Projector

Got a spare LCD monitor kicking around? Don't can it — turn it into a homemade XGA projector!

What NOT to Hand Out on Halloween

Looking for alternatives to the standard Halloween junk food? Before you decide, check out this list of items you should NOT hand out to trick-or-treaters.

Ask the Readers: What's On Your Bucket List?

Share your bucket list with us for a chance to win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon gift certificates.

5 Foods That Are Only Labeled Organic — But Really Aren't

Organic food comes at a premium, but you can't always trust the label. The organic stamp on these foods may be harmful to your wallet.

A Journey to Vocational Freedom: Focusing your Dreams with Goals

Instead of a how-to article, or even a "Top 10" list, I want to tell you part of my own story. I've tried to put this into a list, tried to make it into something else, and I just keep coming back to the story. [more]

Help, I Bought a Stock Dud! — What Now?

You bought a bad stock and you're losing your shirt. It happens! Don't panic, understand your options, and turn today's loss into tomorrow's gain.