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40 Ways to Use Spray Paint for Cheap and Easy Decorating

Need to touch up an old wheelbarrow? Create holiday decorations? Punch up an interior space? Reach for a can of versatile, easy-to-use spray paint.

3 Terrible Things Foreclosure Does to Your Credit

A foreclosure stings, but you can rebuild. Here's what it will do to your credit, and the steps to take to get it back.

Deposit insurance for money funds

Early this morning, the Treasury announced deposit insurance for money market mutual funds, provided that the fund pays a fee. The money to provide the insurance will come from th

Begin Your Investing Career Right With Some Mutual Fund Basics

Buying mutual funds is a simple way to build an investment portfolio. Here are the basics to get you started.

The Highest Yielding "Safe" Investment Now - Tax Exempt Money Market Funds

Last year I wrote an article about how I used my Vanguard Tax Exempt Money Market Fund as a high yield checkings account, and this week I suddenly got quite a few hits for that art

Should I Get Life Insurance Through My Employer?

Does it make sense to get life insurance through your employer? Maybe not. Jeff Rose, CFP, explains why.

Best Money Tips: NPR Explains Financial Mess in Terms the Average Joe Can Understand

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week, learn how to travel for less than you live on at home, the tricky new grocery pricing trap, 6 simple steps to create

4 Coupon Rules That Stores Let You Break

Couponing is an art form. Know how to bend these rules, and watch the savings follow.

Book Review: Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth

Some books draw you in with mystery and suspense. Others keep you hooked with drama or intrigue. And then there are some that just manage to really hit home and make you say "Ah-ha

Best Money Tips: Creative Ways to Give to Charity

Today we found some great articles on creative ways to give to charity, what to know before buying a vacation home, and rules for following up after an interview.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Working From Home

Working from home is not all pajamas and afternoon naps. If you want to keep your job, you actually have to work, too.

Deciding Which Produce to Buy Organic - The Dirty Dozen

When money is tight and you can't buy every single thing organic, how do you choose? Fortunately, the Environmental Working Group has separated the veggie nasties from the veggie O

Discount Luxury: Save 50% or More on 5 Fabulous Substitutions

Living on a budget doesn't mean living like a monk. Check out these creative and affordable alternatives to some of life's luxuries.

7 Investment Accounts All 30-Somethings Should Have

You're not a kid anymore. It's time for you, and your money, to grow up.

Best Money Tips: Sell Your Skills as an Older Worker

Today we found some stellar articles on selling your skills as an older worker, schooling yourself post graduation, and preventing identity theft for your children.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit and the Economic Crunch

What do you need to consider when you start a business during an economic crunch? I talked to some people who've started businesses within the last year, and this is what they h

Best Money Tips: Slash Your Water Bill

Today we found some stellar articles on ways to slash your water bill, saving at the farmer's market, and ways to make money.

Hoopde for sale. Starting price - $500. Winning bid - $226,521.

I love stories like this. It gives me hope that one day, something “worthless” sitting in my garage will instantly fill up my daughters’ college funds. In this case, the seemingly

Buy the Same House Twice for Less Than Buying It Once

Interest rates have ticked up recently, which means homeowners who've been on the fence about refinancing may want to act soon. Here's what to to expect.

Best Money Tips: Save When Building the Home of Your Dreams

Today we found some stellar articles on saving when building the home of your dreams, getting money in a hurry, and finding a great financial adviser.