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More Free Television Online - Hulu.com - UPDATE: Invites Available for Wise Bread Readers!

Introducing Hulu.com, a joint effort of Fox and NBC that aims to be the one stop hub of all free and legal online television. Today I took it for a spin. Read on for my experienc

Shoppers to Spend Less This Holiday Season

Despite some early predictions, it looks like holiday shoppers are not spending as much this year. Learn some of the reasons why.

8 Ways to Eliminate Debt While in Grad School

Grad school doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your finances. In fact, if you plan carefully, you can even graduate debt-free.

Move Over Weight Watchers, the New Pyramid is Here!

I would never dismiss any dieting or nutrition program that really works, and my goal is not to discredit commercial o

4 Easy Credit Card Resolutions That Anyone Can Keep

Starting New Year's resolutions on January 1 is silly. Now that we're settling into 2013, here are some (very reasonable) resolutions for your credit card.

7 Tips to Prevent Side-Gig Burnout

A side gig in your "spare" time is a great way to boost income or launch a career. Learn how to make your side hustle a success without burning out.

The weird logic of economic growth

Ever notice that we have names for a period when the economy isn't growing (recession or depression), but there's no name for when it is growing?  If they call it anything,

DVDs Freer than Free--No, Really, Really Free

I noticed Paul's interesting article (NEVER Pay for a Redbox DVD Rental Again ) about using Redbox codes to rent movies f

6 Ways to Save Money on Preschool Enrollment

Paying for preschool can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Discover ways to get a great education for your child and without straining your wallet.

How to Trick Yourself Into Better Credit Card Behavior

By making a few key moves before you shop, you can easily trick your brain into better credit card use. Here's how.

5 Essential Tools for Any Home Office

Set up a productive and healthy home office without spending a fortune.

2012 is Coming: What Are You Doing About It?

There are a number of clues and theories being tossed around to support the idea that December 21st, 2012 may mark the “end of days”. The question is: What do you choose to believe

Score Free Comics For One Day Only!

You don’t have to be a die-hard comic geek to enjoy Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 3rd. Check out the list of participating re

Student Loans: The Third Way to Ruin Your Finances

"Is college worth it?" has become a difficult question to answer — and answering wrong could saddle you with years of debt. Here are your options.

This Post Really Suk-kuks: Examining Islamic Finance

There is a burgeoning form of Islamic fundamentalism and it has nothing to do with hate speech or bombs -- Shariah-compliant financing. These loans, based on the premise that

Unconventional Career Advice From "Parks and Recreation"

Watching "Parks and Recreation" is great way to have a good laugh — and pick up a few lessons that can help your career soar.

How to Stop Chronic Procrastination

Twenty percent of the population ALWAYS puts things off. The good news if you're a chronic procrastinator? There are ways to fix it.

Will high inflation persist?

Every financial calculation that you make is influenced by your expectations for future inflation: how much to borrow, where to put your savings, and whether your last raise was a

Buying Your First Home: What to Do and When to Do It

Buying your first home can be incredibly rewarding — and incredibly stressful. Keep your head on straight (and even enjoy the process!) with this guide.

How to Sing Your Own Praises at Work (Without Bragging)

Workplace success can hinge on self-promotion...as long as you don't cross over into bragging. Here's how to walk that oh-so-fine line.