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What your house is really worth

There are several things you can do with a house that you own. During the housing boom, most of the attention was focused on two of those things: You could sell it, or you could

Are You a Value or Growth Investor? Take This Quiz

When it comes to investing, are you a tortoise or a hare? Take our quiz to find out.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Working From Home

Working from home is not all pajamas and afternoon naps. If you want to keep your job, you actually have to work, too.

7 Investment Accounts All 30-Somethings Should Have

You're not a kid anymore. It's time for you, and your money, to grow up.

Hold Off On Heating with These 10 Warming Ways

It’s October. In Nebraska. We will see Halloween before we smell the crackling logs on our wood stove. Because it is such a big deal for many to finally crank on the heat, we’ve

9 Ways Americans Are Spending Differently (but Not Less)

After several years of decline, Americans are spending more again, but in different ways. For the frugal-minded, it's a reminder that thrift is an endurance race, not a sprint.

The ultimate frugal vacation

Summer is coming up, and it is a great time to take a little break from work and relax. The recession may have put a damper on many people's vacation plans, but there is a way you

Financial Decisions of Young Adults: Highlights from Our Chat With Rutgers

Don't miss the highlights from our chat with Dr. Barbara O'Neill from Rutgers on financial decisions of young adults!

How to save BIG

A friend recently told me that someone she knows is so cheap that he would not let her use paper towels at his place. Yet at the same time he complains about not having enough mon

Best Money Tips: Gifts for Women That Won't Break the Bank

Today we found some stellar articles on gifts for women that won't break the bank, donating without spending money, and plugging personal finance leaks.

Are Zhu Zhu Pets and Other Popular Toys Dangerously Toxic?

The hottest toy of this holiday season is a little electronic hamster named the Zhu Zhu Pet. The $9.99 toy is this season's Tickle Me Elmo and parents are lining up early to snatch

Stretch Out a Small Space

You’ve finally found the space of your dreams, only it’s not as spacious as it ought to be and now you don’t know how you’re going to fit all your goodies into the digs. In fact, t

Best Money Tips: Most Common Job Interview Questions

Today we found some awesome articles on the most common job interview questions, car maintenance services you can get for free, and affordable ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Ask the Readers: Do You Have Yard Sales?

Tell us about your yard sales and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

9 Foods That Will Keep You Satisfied for Longer

One way to avoid overeating is to dine on foods that make you feel full longer. Here are the foods with the best staying power.

Ask the Readers: What Do You Look Forward to in 2014?

Tell us about what you look forward to in 2014 and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Books Are the Bomb: Where to Get Them

You’re itching to expand your collection of books into a veritable library of tales and tomes. In fact, every stroll through a bookstore leaves you yearning for your own set of sto

Book Review: The Trap

For more than two years now writing at Wise Bread, my whole thesis has been that frugality leads to freedom—if you can live cheaply enough, you can choose whatever work calls you,

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Winter Activity?

Tell us about your favorite winter activity and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: Do You Spring Clean Your Home?

Tell us whether you spring clean your home and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!