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Best Money Tips: Boost Your Self-Esteem

Today, we give you tips to build self-esteem (and keep it going), a list of websites for the design-impaired, tips for newbie mystery shoppers, and more!

Zooey Deschanel Never Pays Late Fees and 5 Other Smart Money Lessons From Celebrities

You don't have to be a spendthrift just because you're rich and famous. Here's how six super thrifty celebs get by.

Best Money Tips: Effective Study Habits

Today, we share ten effective study habits, simple ways to improve your memory, unconventional home frugality tips, and easy ways to lower your cable bill.

6 Ways to Earn Extra Holiday Cash

With all the gifts you'd like to buy, the most wonderful time of the year can be expensive. Here's how to pick up some side cash to fatten your wallet this holiday season.

The Fallacy of Homeownership as a Sound Investment

Owning a home has become inextricably linked to the American dream, as much a part of the social fabric as baseball and apple pie. But the reality is that most Americans would be b

7 Nice Ways to Tell Your Spendy Friends You're Staying on Budget

Keeping up with your spendy friends gets expensive. Let them know you're on a budget without making a big deal about it.

Negotiating a Lease with Your Potential New Landlord

Here are the fine points of negotiating for rental space, including a few opportunities a newer business owner might miss.

This May Be the Best Time to Negotiate Loan Terms

With credit at its tightest in over ten years, banks are hurting. For successful borrowers, that means loan terms and conditions may be more negotiable then ever.

11 Free Ways to Generate Referrals

What to generate referrals without spending money? Here are ways to elicit, not solicit, referrals.

How to Donate a Car to Charity

If you need to get rid of a car, selling it isn't your only option — if you donate it, you can help a charity you care about and get a nice tax deduction.

The Real ROI of Social Media

The value of social media lies mostly in the daily process of helping every employee do their job more efficiently and effectively.

15 Easy, Mouthwatering Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes

Slow cookers do dessert, too? As conveniently and deliciously as they cook everything else. The only downside of these recipes is the wait.

The 4 Most Common Unnecessary "Needs"

Reducing your budget can be difficult when you have so many "needs," but these four types of so-called necessities aren't required at all.

Wise Bread Reloaded: How to Prepare and Enjoy Our Modern, Monstrously Large Chickens

Never heard of the Ross 308 broiler? At nearly 10 pounds, the enormous chicken has taken beef's place at the head of the American table.

11 Ways to Get Over Rejection

Whether it's a job, a relationship, a big purchase, nobody likes being rejected. Understand rejection's ancient roots and learn how to overcome it.

Wise Bread's Frugal Food Gone Wrong

From cooking blunders to dining-out disasters, sometimes our cheap eating goes terribly awry. Read Wise Bread writers' stories of sweet eats turned sour.

15 Fantastic Chalkboard Paint Projects

From party favors to fridge and pantry organizers, these chalkboard paint projects will spiff up your space, and help you remember what's in it!

Career Advice for Those With Vanishing Professions

From manufacturing to travel agents, certain jobs and industries seem to be heading the way of the dodo. Here's what to do if your profession is vanishing.

10 Money Moves You Need to Make Before the End of the Year

Holiday season is also year end financial season. Take a break from holiday craziness and spend some you time prepping your money for 2015.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

It's almost impossible to NOT shop in December. Keep your holiday cheer level high by shopping wisely.