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5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Used Car

If you're in the market for good used car, here are five essential questions to ask yourself before you step on the lot or respond to the ad.

Women of personal finance spotlight: Allese Thomson from Wesabe here to answer your questions

Allese started out as an summer intern at Wesabe, a hot personal finance startup. A year later, she is now the official manager of Wesabe's growing user community. For the rest o

What your house is really worth

There are several things you can do with a house that you own. During the housing boom, most of the attention was focused on two of those things: You could sell it, or you could

Save Some Coin with Lands' End Overstocks and Free Shipping!

I love Land’s End and their selection of high-quality, comfy clothes and shoes. Their overstocks are very reasonably priced, and with this special code, you can even get free ship

My Poverty-Fighting Superheroes

You never know -- your mild-mannered neighbor, co-worker, or long-time buddy may be a hero in the battle against poverty. He might prepare meals for the homeless; she might tutor a

Paging Doctor Jones… Free Pizza Dr. Jones?

In another crazy promotion scheme cooked up by the people at Papa John’s, you can score a free pie if you share Indiana’s name.

Funding your 401(k) when you're in debt

If there are two pieces of financial advice that get hammered more often than any others, they're "Get out of debt" and "Put enough in your 401(k) to get any corporate match." Wi

How to Avoid Putting on Recession Pounds

During hard times, eating cheap food may seem to make sense, but it can be more costly to us in the long run.

ReFi Shy? How to Determine If Now Is the Time to Refinance

As interest rates head north, homeowners are wondering if the timing is right to refinance. Here's how to find out.

Three bad ways to fund mortgage lending (and maybe a good way)

Any institution that wants to fund mortgages has a problem. They want to lend the money out for thirty years, but the money they have to lend comes from deposits that can be withdr

Investment Advice You Should Never Hear From Your Financial Advisor

Choosing a financial advisor you can trust is hard. Narrow the field by eliminating any advisor who offers you any of this "advice."

Save Time, Money, and Hassle by Bundling Your Home Repairs

A long list of home repairs can seem daunting. Bidding them as a bundle makes the job easier for a contractor — and worthy of a discount for you.

I Love Tax Season (and Why It's Like Christmas)

I have a confession to make: I love tax season. Not just the days when I do my taxes or when I file my taxes or get a chunk of change deposited to my account, but the entire Tax S

20 Cute, Creepy, Campy, and Scare-You-Stiff Halloween Movies for the Whole Family

Whether setting the mood for trick-or-treaters or in the mood for a scare, you'll find something delightfully frightful in this collection of family friendly Halloween movies.

Saving Money Is Easy If You Set the Right Goals

There's a reason coaches and CEOs look for "goal-oriented" athletes and employees. Goals help us achieve more, whether touchdowns, profits, or savings.

Ways to Make Extra Money: Share Your Tip to Win $10

Answer our Tuesday Trivia for a chance to win $10. Post in the comments, tweet your answer to @wisebread, or write a blog post to win 1 of 2 Amazon gift cards. (Then listen live t

The Google Way: A Book Review (And a Chance to Win!)

I don’t know why I’ve put off reading and reviewing this book. It’s one that was on my “must-read” list for some time. With its common-sense but unique approach to business manage

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 11/18

Today's deals include 45% off New Balance Running Shoes, Swingling Hands Free Shredder $79.99, 50% off Masterbuilt Electric Smoker, and more!

25 Ways to Slow Down and Actually Appreciate the Holidays

The pressure is on from now to the end of the year, but it doesn't have to be. Revise your holiday wishes and try these tricks to make the season a celebration instead of a grind.

13 Ways to Come Out of Christmas With a Healthier Savings Account

The holidays are tough on the budget and on savings. Come out ahead this year with these creative income boosts and cost cutters.