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Love Your Skin With Free Health Screenings!

May is skin cancer awareness month, and as a close friend to many skin cancer survivors, I know how important it is to get regular check-ups. I

Does living frugally hurt the economy?

When I advocate for frugal living, people sometimes ask, "What if everybody lived like that?  Wouldn't it hurt the economy?"  My natural inclination toward frugal liv

You Can Make a Big Life Change: Here's How

It is always possible to make a major change in your life. But if you want the change to stick, approach the decision logically and methodically.

Best Money Tips: Have a Clean Place Without Cleaning

Today we found some great articles on having a clean place wtihout cleaning, giving memorable gifts without going into debt, and spending your tax refund wisely.

How Wisebread helped me get 45mpg out of my 28mpg car.

There have been several great articles written by my fellow Wisebread writers on gas efficient driving , slowing down and hypermiling . I think the sign of a good blog is that we

Rural living in a world with expensive fuel

Rising fuel costs are hard on everybody, but one group gets hit especially hard: Rural folks--especially rural folks who work in town. On my previous posts on expensive fuel,

Staying Fit and Beautiful in Mind, Body, and Wallet

Your fitness regimen can leave you looking less than your best. Feel beautiful inside and out with these frugal tips.

250 Miles With Sarge: Lessons On Loyalty, Perseverance, And More

A guy who calls himself “Sarge” and I, accompanied by 9 fellow cyclists and a support crew, spent about 17 hours riding 250 miles to the beach in 3 days, just last week. Sharing th

Best Money Tips: IRS Audit Red Flags

Today we found some fantastic articles on IRS audit red flags, ways to spring-clean your finances, and hidden costs of DIY moving.

Best Money Tips: How to Write the Perfect Thank You Note

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week, learn how to write the perfect thank you note, why monthly gym memberships might be ripping you off, the hidden cost

Tips For Eating Out Cheaply

My husband and I eat out quite often because we just do not have the time and energy to cook on most weekdays. Even though we go out three times a week or more, we do not really s

The Letter Always Wins

When it comes to shaming companies into rewarding the disgruntled customer, writing an old fashioned letter (and having the tenacious personality of my husband) is all that's reall

7 Strategies for Controlling Toy Clutter

Keep your home clean AND your kid happy with these tricks for corralling your child's clutter.

Best Money Tips: Save Money Spring Cleaning

Today we found some awesome articles on saving money spring cleaning, making your wedding venue more affordable, and tax mistakes to avoid.

The Basics of CD Laddering

To get the most out of your long-term savings, set up a CD ladder to earn the most attractive rates without tying up your money for years and years.

Why Is "Rich" Often Equated With "Evil"?

I was born in China and it was a place where wealthy people were the public enemy for many decades. The sentiment was spread by the propaganda of the Communist government and res

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Home

Buying a home is expensive — and stressful. Follow this guide to help plan ahead, understand the process, and save money.

So, You Think You're a Carnivore?

Does your voice get slightly deeper and more husky as you discuss the pleasure of biting into a medium-rare steak? Do you proudly declare that you could never be a vegetarian becau

Retire Your Credit Card Debt With Citi Simplicity® Card

For the two-thirds of American credit card holders who carry a balance, Citi Simplicity may be the best way to step off the treadmill.

Score Some Dorm Deals and Save Big (Even if You’re Not a Student)

Shopping on the cheap is difficult sometimes, but the right combo of pricing and availability can keep your place fresh and your wallet full. Take advantage of these seasonal sale