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529 Plans for College Expenses: What’s Cool and What’s Quirky

529 plans for college expenses are very cool but extremely quirky. Cool federal-tax benefits, which were temporary and set to expire in just a few years, have been made permanent b

10 Refillable Things That Will Save You Cash

Free refills? Not exactly. But whether you're at home, the coffeeshop, or the office, these 10 refillable, reusable things will help you save lots of money.

5 Times Trying to Negotiate Can Backfire

Getting "No" for an answer isn't the only risk of negotiating. Prevent your demands from backfiring by knowing when to hold 'em.

13 Festive Ways to Dress Up Your Property for the Holidays

The fall and winter holidays are here again already. Bring some spirit to your 'hood with these festive and frugal tricks to spruce up your place.

Designing your life

Key decisions that you make—especially when you're young, but also later—have implications that ripple through the whole rest of your life. People treat these early

15 Uses for Garlic That Deserve a Round of Applause

Put your garlic to work beyond the kitchen with this list of alternative uses that help you do everything from remove splinters to cure sore throats.

Europe Reborn As A Budget Destination?

I had written off Europe as a possibility for the budget traveler long ago. I did it with great difficulty, because I know from experience there is nothing like the food, history,

Spot shortages of gasoline?

As long as prices are free to rise, I wouldn't expect much in the way of gasoline shortages--at least not widespread, long-lasting ones. But it's actually pretty easy to produce a

Best Money Tips: Free (and Almost Free) Spring Family Fun

Today we found some fantastic articles on spring family fun, ways to spring-clean your budget, and reducing your income taxes.

Flashback Friday: Wise Bread's 88 Best Food Hacks Ever

Let's look back at the 88 best food hacks we've ever shared.

25 Reasons to Get Out of Your Office Chair

Do you sit at a desk all day and rarely leave your chair? Here are 25 ways to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and help keep your mind and body healthy.

Supermarket Shopping for Savers: 6 Ways to Avoid Their Tricky Traps

Going to the supermarket and sticking to a list is an exercise in discipline and requires fortitude and resilience of epic proportions. Employing tips like “don’t shop when you’re

3 Ways to Stay Calm When the Stock Market Gets Volatile

Investing under the influence of fear never works out well. Here are three great ways to deal with a market downturn.

How to Live Alone Without Going Broke

Having a roommate can definitely save you money — but living alone doesn't have to be expensive. Follow these tips to be frugal while living solo.

Looking To Invest Right Now? 5 Basic Investing Tips For Any Market

A lot of people have been asking me recently, is this the stock market bottom? Is it time to jump into stocks? As an investor for over 20 years who's lived through 2 recessions (a

Best Money Tips: Spring Cleaning Tasks That Help You Save Money

Today we found helpful articles on spring cleaning tasks that save you money, DIYs that make your car look like new, and shopping hacks to use at Kohl’s.

The Key to Happiness: A Case Study

Let's explore the lives of two very different people with an aim to discover what the key to happiness is. It may be simpler than you think.

10 Negotiation Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Deal

From small buys to major life purchases, negotiation can make or break the deal. Win your next haggle-sesh by avoiding these common mistakes.

What can you do with $13 extra a week?

On Friday both the House and the Senate passed a new $789 billion stimulus package as a continuation of the efforts by the United States Government to jumpstart the economy. A sig

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 09/13

Today's great deals include Rocky: The Undisputed Collection for just $19.49, 40% off lightweight sweaters, fall jackets and coats, and 70% off Nine West Shoes & Handbags.