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New Credit Card Legislation Buzz: An Interview with Wall Street Journal’s Mary Pilon

The AP just announced that new credit card rules have passed legislation and are headed to President Obama for final approval. Much speculation can be made on how this new set of

I Won't Eat or Spend While Standing Up

When we make big purchases or large financial commitments -- a car, a home, college tuition -- at some point in that process, we actually have to sit down. Why don't do we do that

Best of Personal Finance: Solar Eclipse/Moon Landing Edition

Between the moon landing (fake! It was filmed in Nevada!) anniversary, a recent solar eclipse, and amateur astronomers discovering huge craters on Jupiter, your mind may have been

Recession Journal Part III: How Low Can We Go and When Will We Get There?

In order for the economy to turn around it has to hit what so many investment experts and economic forecasters call the "bottom," but what is it, this bottom, what does it look lik

Wise Bread Bloggers Open Mike Thread

This is our monthly "open mike" thread for our bloggers. We'll share our projects, passions, family photos, and other interesting news from our lives. This is your chance to get

Boost Your Creativity: 9 Surprising Ways to Generate New Ideas

If you need some fresh ideas, find them with these simple tricks that unleash your brain's creative potential.

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Ask the Readers: What Winter Savings Tip Do You Swear By?

It's here! Fall has arrived, and with it reports of frost, breezy evenings, and *gasp* snow! If you're not already thinking ahead to how you'll ever pay that ominous heating bill

You Are Too Busy: Stop!

When you're really busy — too busy — everything suffers, including your health and your family life. Slow down so you can keep going.

Network Marketing Parties: Opportunity or Emotional Blackmail?

The crux of network party-marketing: feelings. Should your emotions enter into your shopping experience? At these parties, I have experienced the feeling of largesse because I coul

Giving Back to Those Not Necessarily on Your Christmas List

The holidays is a time when many of the 'forgotten' in our country can use your donations of time. Here are some ideas to give this holiday season.

Free $10 on Amazon (or Why to Read Fine Print)

Want to get a free $10 on Amazon.com? Last week I ordered some electronics on Amazon. There was a "special offer" for a free Wired magazine subscription. It turns out I could opt o

‘Tis The Season To Get A Speeding Ticket! Are You Next?

Yes, speeding tickets suck. And yes, they’re also a necessary deterrent; they come not just with fines and points on your license, but insurance rate hikes. This is also the time o

10 Ways to Get Stronger Bones Without Eating Dairy

Maybe you're avoiding dairy because of the fat or lactose or veganism. Keep your bones fit and strong with these non-dairy bone boosters.

Ask the Readers: Trash or Cash? (Chance to Win $20!)

When you find something unusable, broken, or dirty, what do you do? Do you toss it? Give it to a thrift store? Recycle it? Would earning money for your troubles (and your trash)

Love Your Geek: 10 Romantic Gifts for Under $25

So he’s not a Heisman trophy winner — and she’s not MAXIM material. Your geeky mate is still perfect for you, so express your feeling with the perfect gift. We scoured the web in s

E-Book Review: Discover Your New Job Online

In Discover Your New Job Online, a new e-Book by Thursday Bram, this Wise Bread blogger takes readers through the steps of landing a job using online tools.

Best Money Tips: 100 Must-Have Grocery Store Circulars

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share the 100 grocery ads you'll want to check out online, how to make money off that expensive NYC apartment, and a m

Tips to Prepare for a Health Emergency

Are you prepared for a health emergency? While we hope that we'll never be in that situation, it's always best to be prepared.

12 Surprising Ways to Reuse Aluminum Foil

Why throw aluminum foil away when you can use them to sharpen scissors, reduce static cling, and protect your plants!