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The Value of Human Life Just Ain’t What it Used to Be

The government has determined that people are worth less than five years ago.

Wise Bread Spotlight: List of Top Personal Finance Blogs by Women

To help women bloggers network with each other, we are starting a series of discussions in our Bloggers Forum focusing on female personal finance bloggers and special blogging chal

Pretty, Cheap: Makeup Advice for the Frugal

If you're perplexed about makeup and aren't sure what works best for you, you're not alone. Check out these tips to make buying makeup easier.

What Is Life Insurance?

Life insurance is a way to protect your family should the unthinkable happen to you. Jeff Rose, CFP, explains how life insurance works.

How to Stop the Takeout Meal Cycle and Save

Takeout is tempting, but it's wreaking havoc on your savings. Stop the cycle with some savvy shopping and a little planning.

The 10 Things I Won’t Give Up Just To Save Money

Times are tough and they may be getting tougher as inflation and unemployment rates rise. There are 10 things that I could cut out of my expenses to save money right now but these

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Time for some new retro

For some time now, we've had good success drawing on the decades from the 1950s through the 1990s for our retro. Some bolder types have even made some use of the 1890s and 1920s--

Psychology of Money: How We Secretly Want People to Make Us Buy Things

A good financial plan includes planning and budgeting for both needs and wants. Don't let short term wants steal from those wants you really desire.

Best Money Tips: Foods That Save You Money

Today we found helpful articles on foods that save you money, changes at Starbucks you’ll see this year, and things to buy (and skip) in April.

Best Money Tips: 20+ Ways to Save Big at Home Depot

Today we found helpful articles on ways to save big at Home Depot, habits of successful introverts, and toys from the ‘90s that are worth a ton today.

Oprah Asks A Great Question; What Can You Live Without?

My wife brought this to my attention. I’m not an avid Oprah viewer, but usually when I tune in I hear good advice. And with the help of financial guru Suze Orman, she’s asking fami

Best Money Tips: Alternatives to Christmas Gifts

Today we found some awesome articles on alternatives to Christmas gifts, scoring a bigger apartment without moving, and getting discounted gift cards.

When More is Less

We've all heard that less is more. If you're like me, you've also heard at least a million ways to apply that. But is the opposite ever true? Do we ever save in the long run by spe

10 Local Charities That Could Use Your Stuff

Start your holiday giving early (and help people and animals in your community) by donating goods to these sometimes overlooked organizations.

Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: Would You Ding Your Credit to Get Out of Debt?

Tell us if you would ding your credit to get out of debt and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $150 or one of two $25 Amazon Gift Cards!

Is Getting Life Insurance for your Children Prudent or Prudish?

At some point in your parenting adventure, you may be introduced to the concept of getting life insurance for your children. There are a number of reasons why you might want to ins

Best Money Tips: 20+ Ways to Get Paid for Watching TV

Today we found articles on ways to get paid to watch TV, small financial changes that have a big impact, and facts about Social Security benefits that Baby Boomers should know.

Would You Accept $200,000 If You Didn't Know Where It Came From?

You know, I hear a lot of people say that frugal people would do anything for dime. Personally, I think that applies more to greedy people, but it got me thinking of a question tha

The 7 Rules of Budget Travel

Want to save money and protect the environment while on vacation? Get eco-friendly and genuine travel experiences by following these 7 rules of budget travel.