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Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What’s Your Top Tip to Stay in Touch with Colleagues Without Spending a Fortune?

What’s your top tip to stay in touch with colleagues without spending a fortune? Enter for a chance to win $200 in prizes!

Zen Spring Cleaning (and making a little cash off it too)

The snow has melted. The kids are gone to grandma's. Sounds like the best (and most frugal) thing to do this April would be to stay home and clean, organize, and sell all that

Decipher Credit Card Offers With the Schumer Box

Credit card issuers are required to clearly display key credit terms in an easy-to-read format — the Schumer Box. Here’s how to unlock its meaning.

Ask the Readers: Will You Shop Back-to-School Sales?

Tell us whether you shop back-to-school sales and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: Why Annual Budgets Are Better Than Monthly Ones

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week, learn how to start your own eBay store, discover why annual budgets are better than monthly ones, and find $1,200 wor

7 Hidden Advantages to Getting Rid of Your Car

Sure, getting rid of your car will save you money — but that's just the beginning of all the benefits you could realize.

Ask the Readers: What Are You Most Grateful For?

Tell us what you are most grateful for and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

What's an employee to do? Part 2

The trend toward replacing traditional employees with varying combinations of temps, contractors, outsourcing, and off-shoring is old news now.  That gives us a bit of perspective

I Bond rates go to zero

Since 1998, the US Treasury has had a pretty good deal for small savers who were worried about inflation--the Series I Savings Bond.  The interest it paid was based on inflation pl

Best Money Tips: Best Items to Buy Now

Today we found some fantastic articles on the best items to buy now, smart things to do with your tax refund, and the cheapest cars to own for five years.

Money-Making Lessons From the Girl Scouts

Slinging cookies is tough business. One Cookie Mom shares 11 money lessons she's learned from working with the Girl Scouts.

Used Skis

Buying used rental equipment is a cost-effective way to get your entire family onto the slopes, though it might not get you into any parties at Sundance.

The Psychology of Money: How a T-Shirt Equals a Taco

Sometimes, really understanding your finances doesn't mean knowing the numbers — it means knowing how many tacos you can buy.

New Year, New Spending Habits

Christmas has a way of sneaking up on you, and before you know it, the budget is out the window as you spend money like no other month. This year I want to encourage you to set som

Miss the Big Sale? Claim Your Savings Anyway

Use these techniques to haggle your way to savings, even if you miss a sale.

Imagine Whirled Peas… In Your Face!

A recent study has found a link between bumper stickers and road rage.

8 Ways to Be a Better Human by Living Like a Vampire

If you can look past their blood thirst and fundamental moral depravity, vampires have a lot to teach us about being human.

Home Loans

Getting a home loan is a necessary part of the process of buying a home for most people. It can take extra work to get a good loan, but if you're familiar with the process and know

Patriotism and Personal Finance - A Brief Walk Through American History

To all the Americans out there, happy Independence Day! I think this a great day to reflect upon how personal finance and patriotism is so intertwined in America. So I dug up a f

Why You Don't Need a College Degree to Succeed

Many people think you need a college degree to have a successful career, but that's not always the case — check out these jobs.