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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Online Reputation

Go ahead, Google yourself. Whether you like the results or don't, you have to take steps to protect your online rep.

Tattoo removal on the cheap...just use a Black & Decker Sander.

This one takes the cake. I've heard of cheap, home solutions to possible expensive cosmetic procedures, but isn't this going a little too far? It's certainly not for the squeamish or people of a sensitive disposition. [more]

With record high gas prices, is flying now cheaper than driving?

Given the record high gas prices, is it now cheaper to fly than to drive for long distance road trips? NPR recently analyzed the cost of a typical family road trip by plane, train, bus and automobile. [more]

Stopping the Student-Loan Debt Stress

Is your student-loan debt causing stress, influencing you to make financial decisions that are not necessarily in your best long-term interests, and delaying your entry into what your parents may perceive as adulthood? If so, you aren’t alone. [more]

Saving money while hosting guests

Having just spent the last 48 hours desperately scrubbing my home from top-to-bottom in anticipation of the arrival of some house guests, I appreciated The Simple Dollar's post thi

But I Don't Want To! Secrets to Self-Motivation

There are only a few things that really motivate us, such as fear, money, love, and hate. But what happens when these aren't enough to get us going?

Book review: The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need

This is the perfect book for a Wise Bread reader. It covers just about everything we talk about here--life hacks, investing, frugality--and does it with insight and humor. (And n

The two-mile challenge

Bicycling for transportation is something that's important to me, so I was immediately attracted to the

The Cost of Giving Baby a Bad Name

Americans (and many other cultures) have always enjoyed the artistic license of being able to name their children whatever they fancy. When nam

Best Money Tips: Ways You're Wasting Money at the Grocery Store

Today we found some great articles on ways you’re wasting money at the grocery store, how to fund a vacation, and tips to break bad clutter habits.

Back to School: Saving on College Textbooks

Fancy meals. A weekend away. A new wardrobe. These are some of the things that can cost LESS than new college textbooks. Save with these tips.

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Frugality Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 5 Ways to Spend Less and Love More

Hot dates are often stereotyped as being expensive; Fine wines, fancy dinners, high-priced hotels, and posh resorts top the list of ways we traditionally thi

How to Distinguish Yourself Online From People With the Same Name as You

Who shares your name online — a fugitive? Or worse, a reality show star? Learn how to distinguish yourself from other people with the same name online.

LANPASS Visa Secured Credit Card Review

The LANPASS Visa Secured card offers a way to build credit and earn miles for travel at the same time.

Share your favorite financial websites and win $25

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Three Types of Food that Can Make Encores

As much as I enjoy cooking, I hate doing more work than I have to. I’ve made a point to start making dishes that easily become something else for the next meal (or two or three). I

Live Like a Local: How to Tap Into the Local Scene While Traveling

If you want to get unique experiences, discover what a place is really like, AND save money, don't travel like a tourist — learn how to live like a local.

Best Money Tips: 2012 Holiday Layaway Plans Explained

Today we found some great articles on 2012 holiday layaway plans explained, making traveling a priority on a limited budget, and when to haggle.

Strategies for households with more than one adult

The strategy for households with a single adult can be disposed of in the first paragraph: Earn enough money to buy everything your household consumes, plus provide through direct