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Why the Boycott Isn’t Working

I hear it all the time. Some disgruntled consumer, employee, patron or the like decides that a boycott is in order. In theory, a

Book Review: Big Green Purse & Giveaway

I have four copies of Big Green Purse to give away. In it, Diane MacEachern offers a simple message: Use your spending power to create a cleaner, greener world. Of course, many of

New Postal Rates Are Coming, Should You Stockpile the Forever Stamp?

The United States Postal Office will be raising their postal rates once again on May 12th, 2008. Is it time to stock up on the Forever stamp? Is this stamp that retains its value

Trent Reznor giving away new Nine Inch Nails album

Music fans of the world, unite. The very cool Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (or who basically IS Nine Inch Nails), is letting fans download the entire new album The Slip free at

Debasing not just the currency

I eat lunch at a local fast-food place occasionally. My usual order runs to just over $4, so I was annoyed when I realized while walking over there yesterday that I'd forgotten to

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Do your normal financial routines feel blah? Does saving not give you the same rush that it used to? Does investing feel overwhelming, dull, or uninteresting? Then maybe you're man

A Little Light in Dark Financial Times

I have more vehicle repairs to make than I have days in a year. My sink is clogged, and I’m bailing out water with buckets. Diapers just went up another 15% in my area. (And gue

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 09/06

Today's great deals include Seda Ultra Sharp 5-Piece Ceramic Knife Set, 50% off Lee's Men's Jeans, 70% off Frye Women's Shoes, and more!

Do You Live In One Of America’s Most Foreclosure-Ridden Towns?

I’ve seen several houses in my area go into foreclosure over the last 12 months. The economy and over-inflated housing prices, coupled with predatory lenders and some very bad deci

Do Americans really want to "Go Dutch"?

I just read a very interesting article by an American expat named Russell Shorto in the Netherlands titled "Going Dutch - How I Learned to Love the European Welfare State". The

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Are You a Sucker for Health Trends?

Sometimes it can be just too easy to get roped in on a miracle pill or new health fad. But is it really worth your money, or even the health risks, to invest your cash into these "

My best posts that got no attention

A few times I've written a post that I thought was good, but that seemed to vanish into the blogosphere without a trace. On my two-year anniversary of writing for Wise Bread, I

5 Ways to Save Time and Money on Your Lawn

U.S. lawn care services is a $12 billion annual industry. Why not reduce the size of your lawn and save money, time and the environment too?

Ask the Readers: Who is Your Online Personal Finance/Frugality Hero? (A Chance to Win $10!)

Is there an online blogger, columnist, or personality who has really inspired you to take charge of your finances? Do you secretly hope to meet a big-name PF writer some day? Is

Best Money Tips: Things to Get Done Before Year-End

Today we found some awesome articles on things to get done before year-end, bouncing back from a financial slip up, and financial New Year's resolutions.

Ask the Readers: Hope in a New Year? (Chance to Win $10)

As everyone relaxes from a whirlwind of holiday activity, cleans their houses and settles back into their regular routine, many are looking ahead to a bright future in 2010. Other

Best Money Tips: 5 Beloved Tax Perks with Ugly Downsides

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. We look at five yummy tax breaks that could have dire consequences, how to make the most scrumptious Italian beef stew, and how

Caption This Wise Bread Family Photo and Win $50!

Yup, that's my boy and his duck. Help me caption this Linsey family photo for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift certificate.

Is the Corporate Career Track Right for You?

A good job with a big company is the dream of many recent grads. Before you find your spot in the cubicle farm, consider some pros and cons.