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Does a plastic cork make for a lousy wine?

I remember the first time my mother opened a bottle of wine that featured a plastic cork. She gasped audibly; the family gathered in the kitchen, where we took turns poking at this

14 Things You Should Spend More Time On

You might schedule your day up to the last minute with Important Things to Do — but for a happy, healthy life, don't forget about these 14.

The case for caloric labeling

As a conscientious consumer, you have a right to know what you're buying, eating, or wearing. New York City is enforcing a law that requires chain restaurants to provide nutrit

Best Money Tips: Grocery Saving Strategies

Today we found some great articles on grocery saving strategies, making your wedding venue more affordable, and how volunteering can help your career.

Norman Mailer on Democracy

Norman Mailer: Democracy is a grace. Democracy is something essentially splendid because it's not at all routine or automatic. Democracy in fact on the concept, the notion t

How to Furnish Your Home for Less Than the Cost of a Moving Truck

Don't rent that pricey moving truck! Instead, opt for buying inexpensive, high-quality used furniture. This guide tells you how and where to shop.

Interview with AFFIL executive director Jim Campen

Early in the subprime lending collapse, Wise Bread posted a report from Americans for Fairness in Lending explaining how the subprime lending boom hurt everyone. Since it's a

7 Reasons Why Self-Storage Is a Really Bad Idea

Self-storage makes it easy to save stuff when you're moving or simply out of space. But just because you can use it doesn't mean you should. Learn why.

The sinking dollar, as viewed from overseas

To someone in the US, the decline in the value of the dollar has mainly made itself felt up to now in the form of increases in the prices of globalized commodities--everything from

Ingenuity: The Ultimate Frugal Skill

At Wise Bread, we talk a lot about frugal skills. But in many ways, there's one skill that trumps them all — ingenuity.

Exposed: Magazine subscription rates complete BS.

Have you ever wondered about the validity of those "special offer magazine subscriptions" you get in your mailbox? As someone who gets most of his magazines for free thro

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

Today we found some awesome articles on saving on college textbooks, never wasting money on spoiled food again, and surprising times when your credit counts.

Disability Insurance: Payments and Pitfalls

Disability Insurance is yet another tool in the arsenal of insurance products that may be a life-saver for some people, but that also can unveil some bitter surprises at the worst

Best Money Tips: Thrift Store Shopping Tips

Today we found some awesome articles on thrift store shopping tips, recession proofing your career, and getting awesome free stuff.

Get enough sleep

I have a theory about sleep. My theory is this: everyone who routinely uses an alarm clock suffers from chronic sleep deprivation. Using an alarm clock a few times a year (to c

Best Money Tips: Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid

Today we found some awesome articles on things you need to know about financial aid, must-have millionaire habits, and getting financially fit.

Swipe envy

All the cool kids have credit cards. What if you don't? What if you are so young, so poor, so uncool that you can't get one? Do you have to stoop to paying for your food

Want to Watch Tons of Movies for Free? Go VHS.

If you want to see (and own!) tons of movies for free, skip the Blu-Ray — VHS is (still) where it's at.

Free Prescription Drugs for Those Who Qualify

Prescription drugs are expensive. While generics do offer some relief, if you have to have several filled, your pharmacy bill can add up fast.

The Four C's of Applying for and Managing your Credit

What exactly is your credit score? What factors are weighed when you apply for a loan? How can you improve your credit and ability to get great loan rates? And how can you unwittin