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You Don't Need a Retirement Plan — You Need a Financial Independence Plan

If planning for retirement is your primary financial goal, you may be doing it wrong.

Go, Tea, Go: The 10 Best Online Tea Merchants

Got tea on your mind? Check out the massive selection of everything tea at these online shops.

13 Great Reasons to Quit Your Job

You have your "I quit" speech down pat, but you're still not sure? See if these reasons don't convince you it's time to make the leap.

A Stimulating Debate That Just Might Boil Down To Perception

How you perceive your tax rebate could go a long way in determining whether or not you’re going to spend it.

Best Money Tips: Slay Your Financial Fears

Today we found some fantastic articles on simple ways to slay your financial fears, whether it's cheaper to buy or stream music, and airline fees worth paying for.

Reverse engineer the best time of your life

Everybody has a "best time" of their life. Maybe it was the summer you spent hiking the Appalachian trail, or a semester abroad during college, or the second half of the first yea

Rutgers is Giving Away $1500 to Wise Bread Readers!

Don't miss your chance to win your share of $1500 in prizes from Rutgers!

What's the silver lining in this recession? Share your answer to win $10

All we hear these days are doom and gloom news about layoffs, bankruptcies and stock market dips. But it can't be all bad out there. So we're asking you: What are some silver lin

The Only 5 Rules of Home Buying You Need to Know

Buying a home can be seem scary — and complicated. But if you keep these basics in mind, you'll soon have the home of your dreams.

8 Ways to Save on Accommodations Online

Believe it or not, you can pay less for your accommodations while traveling… or even get them for free!

Should you try to reduce your rent?

Lately it seems that rent prices have been dropping in many areas of the country. Here in San Mateo some residential apartments are dropping prices as much as 20%. This seemed a

Teach yourself to cook

Everyone knows that cooking is cheaper and healthier than eating out. It's also better (i.e. more to your taste) than eating out, and easier than eating out (no driving, parking,

10 Money Moves to Make When a Layoff Is Coming

You've seen the warning signs. When you suspect job cuts are headed your way, it's time to get these money moves in motion.

Must-Do Home Maintenance That Saves You Money...and Might Save Your Family

You've probably heard that some home repairs are better investments than others. These will increase your home's value and make it safer for your family.

Will "forced frugality" last?

Lately I have been hearing about the concept of "forced frugality" from the media and my peers. Many colleagues and family members say that they feel a need to be frugal in this

Best Money Tips: 60 Awesome DIY Stocking Stuffers

Today we found some fantastic articles on DIY stocking stuffers, the worst money mistakes you can make, and saving on holiday photo cards.

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Second Home in Retirement

A vacation home is a lifetime dream. For retirees, living the dream comes with an extra dose of reality.

5 Good Reasons to Keep Your "Clunker"

The United States recently approved another $2 billion in funding for the "cash for clunkers" program after the program burned through $1 billion in less than a week. Although th

Best Money Tips: How to Be Successful

Today we found some stellar articles on how to be successful, top tech for saving and managing your money, and ways to annoy your boss.

5 Investing Basics That Can Make You Rich

Following a few fundamental strategies can mean the difference of over $100,000 over your investing lifetime. What are you waiting for? Start here!