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8 Financial To-Do's for College Freshmen

Don't make college more expensive than it already is with bad financial habits. Learn these fundamental money lessons before you head off to class.

How to Find Ethically Sourced Products You Can Afford

If the hefty price tag is dampening your enthusiasm for fair trade, get smart about sourcing your ethically produced must haves.

Where Did Your iPod Come From? The Story of Stuff

Do you know the difference between planned and perceived obsolescence? Do you know why high heels are fashionable with chunky heels one year, and thin heels the next year? Why is

Getting by without money in Spain

The money economy is one of the givens of modern life. For the ordinary person with bills to pay, getting by without money is almost inconceivable. Even someone who tries hard to

The 5 Best 3D Televisions

With Black Friday sales approaching, you might be considering buying a new 3D TV — if so, make it one of these top picks.

Best Money Tips: Important Financial Tasks to Do Each Year

Today we found some fantastic articles on important financial tasks to do each year, things you should do with your money in your 20s, and the newlywed's guide to budgeting.

The Disaster Known as the California State Budget

Live in California? Fed up with the budget crisis? If you could whisper a suggestion in your state reps ear or our illustrious governor, what would you suggest?

Ask the Readers: Budgets - Are They "Hot" or Not? (Your Chance to Win $10!)

Was a firm financial goal something that drew you to your significant other? Was it even discussed? Did appearing to "keep up with the Joneses" have any influence on what finally

Best Money Tips: Smart Steps to Make Your Job Search More Productive

Today we found articles on ways to make your job search more productive, what the TSA is doing to improve airport security, and how to save big on your next summer barbecue.

Should the First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit be Expanded and Extended?

The $8000 first time homebuyer's tax credit is set to expire on November 30th. This means that those who want to take advantage of this refundable credit have only a couple months

Best Money Tips: Organize These Areas to Save Money

Today we found articles on areas to organize if you want to save money, how to speed up a sluggish day, and state fairs with free attractions that the whole family can enjoy.

25 Clever Ways to Dress Up Cheap Food

That box of mac 'n cheese will never be haute cuisine, but with these clever upgrades, it'll get darn close.

Super Sports Gear for Less

Itching to hit the woods, but don’t have the right gear for it? Worried about being decked out in low priced (and low quality gear)? There’s nothing worse than freezing on the slop

Join Wise Bread at the Miami Book Fair This Sunday!

Myscha and Sharon will be on hand to sign books and and answer questions. Fair also features Nobel laureates, hot novelists, rock stars, and celebrity chefs. Stop by the book signi

Beyond Tuition: Helping Out With College Expenses

My sister starts college this spring and I've been thinking about options for helping her out with her expenses beyond tuition. While I'd love to be able to just cover all her cost

6 Savvy Strategies to Ward Away College Hunger and Avoid Overspending

Back in 1996, I was a partial scholarship private college student with the “gold” meal plan. Despite having access to food almost anytime I wanted, I often went hungry. Why? I was

Get the Job You Want With the Right Professional Image

Who are you? Make sure everybody knows your story with these keys to personal brand development.

15 Delicious Dishes Made Better With Salsa

Jar of salsa quickly expiring in the refrigerator? Spice up your favorite dish with a dollop.

This Is How You Declutter and Keep Your Stuff, Too

What if you could declutter and still keep all your awesome stuff? You can — here's how!

Save Money With These 10 Homemade, Healthy Energy and Sports Drinks

Need a boost after your workout but can't stand the drain to your pocketbook? Make your own cheaper, tastier, and healthier versions at home!