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5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 11/04

Today's deals include 50% off jackets and coats, SOUL by Ludacris Headphones 68% off, Cuisinart 17-Piece Set 70% off, and more!

Share your inexpensive holiday gift ideas, win $25

This is the season to be inventive. Instead of buing expensive gifts, why not find thoughtful and inexpensive ways to express your sentiments? Share your frugal imaginat

Unauthorized Video Game Hack May Net Consumers Up to $35

Discussion over the original version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas might have ended with its recall in 2005. A recent class-a

Your Web Presence Will Soon Be More Valuable Than Your Credit Rating

Soon it won't be enough to remove those compromising tweets and selfies. To succeed and prosper, you need to build an attractive online persona.

Finding Money: 11 Ways to Save Money you are Spending Without Sacrificing Anything

There are a number of ways to find money by rearranging your finances, stretching your shopping dollar, and spending wisely. Here is a collection of 11 Tips to help you find some m

This Is How You Win Sweepstakes

There is one big secret to winning contests and sweepstakes — and it might surprise you. Read on for more tips and advice from a consistent winner.

Best Money Tips: The Only 8 Personal Finance Books You'll Ever Need

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week, find the 8 essential personal finance books, the only 7 investments you need, free ways to deter burglars, the confes

The Ultimate "Green" Workout

Recently our own Xin Lu wrote a post on a motivating way to lose weight (a very interesting piece.) Imagine my surprise when a commenter spoke my mind by sharing the ultimate in “

Open group write - regional events and things to do for under $5

This will the be first in our new series of open group writes. It's a chance to showcase great bloggers in the Wise Bread community and provide more resources for our readers. To

LLC's, and S Corps, and C Corps! Oh My!

In the mind of many entrepreneurs, there is nothing more dreaded then spending many of their key start up hours agonizing over which form of business entity is best for their ne

The Lowdown On Layaway

Layaway never completely disappeared from the retail landscape but it’s become more prominent with promotions by some national chains and locally-owned shops. Instead of paying for

Refurbished FAQ: Sound Strategies for Buying Refurbished Goods

Buying refurbished can save you cash...as long as your purchase isn't a dud. Here's what you must know before you venture into this bargain terrain.

Five Free Ways to Improve Your Life

Making improvements to your quality of life isn't always going to be about money. Usually, the sea changes that make our lives more livable are things that don't involve coupons or

Watch Out for Surge in CPI

Just to be clear, I'm also worried about a surge in inflation, but that's not what I'm talking about here. I don't know the future, so I try to stay away from predictions. But yo

Redfin: The Greatest Real Estate Website Ever

Real estate websites are a dime a dozen, but when you find one that does it all, the rest all fade into the background. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, Redfin has what you n

Ask the Readers: Is Now the Time to Shop?

Are you thinking that maybe, this year is a "special" year? Do you think it may be wise to buy as soon as possible, instead of waiting out the pending Black Friday tradition and t

Urgent: Check Your Withholdings

Your paycheck has probably been bigger this year because the government stimulus package to cut the amount of tax withheld from people who were expected to get the new "Making Work

Are Zhu Zhu Pets and Other Popular Toys Dangerously Toxic?

The hottest toy of this holiday season is a little electronic hamster named the Zhu Zhu Pet. The $9.99 toy is this season's Tickle Me Elmo and parents are lining up early to snatch

Is Just Leaving Some Slack Better Than a Plan?

Are you as tired as I am of personal finance sites saying that you've got to have a plan? If you're a planner, it's unnecessary advice, because you've got a plan. If you're not a

Cleaning the Oil Stove

I'm naturally pretty scared of doing maintenance on anything electric or gas or kerosene oriented. Thankfully my husband was game about cleaning the kerosene stove or we'd be ou