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U.S. personal savings rate close to Depression-era rates

Have personal financial bloggers taught us NOTHING? [more]

Ask the Readers

Usually, I have a lot to write about. But today? Today there's only one thing I can write about, because this thing is driving me crazy. [more]

Best Money Tips: Fit Fitness Into Your Schedule

Today we found some great articles on fitting fitness into your schedule, talking your way to a better raise, and getting your finances in order for 2012.

FREE fluorescent lightbulbs - a very bright idea

It's great to see a big retailer giving back to the environment and the public. [more]

They're turning Paris Hilton's trash into cash.

There's a new website in town folks, and this one is literally scraping the bottom of the barrel. HollywoodStarTrash.com has hit upon an idea that turns dumpster diving into someth

How to inspire corporate confidence

A recruiter friend once told me that working at one employer for more than 15 years was a red flag to his client companies. At best, the long-standing employee is seen as unwilling

Best Money Tips: Free Summer Activities for Kids

Today we found some fantastic articles on free summer activities for kids, money saving cooking tips, and finding balance with your savings goals.

Clues to detecting the astute investor

You may have encountered some financial talk at cocktail parties or neighborhood cookouts. The discussions may have centered on low mortgage rates, debt consolidation deals, and sk

What's your frugal obsession?

Even the biggest spendthrifts have a frugal obsession or two. Wise Bread readers must have their own obsessions or habits that save money, and more importantly, offer a sense of sa

Best Money Tips: The Lifehacker Edition

Today we sought out some of the best lifehack tips from around the web!

Spammer 1, Reddit 0

The top story on reddit right now is "VOTE UP if ouw ant GEORGE BUSH in Prison!!" It received 740 votes in 6 hours. There are several things wrong with this post:

Best Money Tips: Budget Vacation Tips

Today we found some great articles on budget vacation tips, ideas to help save on wedding flowers, and getting a raise in a difficult economy.

Best Money Tips: Grocery Saving Strategies

Today we found some great articles on grocery saving strategies, making your wedding venue more affordable, and how volunteering can help your career.

Interview with AFFIL executive director Jim Campen

Early in the subprime lending collapse, Wise Bread posted a report from Americans for Fairness in Lending explaining how the subprime lending boom hurt everyone. Since it's a

The sinking dollar, as viewed from overseas

To someone in the US, the decline in the value of the dollar has mainly made itself felt up to now in the form of increases in the prices of globalized commodities--everything from

Exposed: Magazine subscription rates complete BS.

Have you ever wondered about the validity of those "special offer magazine subscriptions" you get in your mailbox? As someone who gets most of his magazines for free thro

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

Today we found some awesome articles on saving on college textbooks, never wasting money on spoiled food again, and surprising times when your credit counts.

Best Money Tips: Thrift Store Shopping Tips

Today we found some awesome articles on thrift store shopping tips, recession proofing your career, and getting awesome free stuff.

Want to Watch Tons of Movies for Free? Go VHS.

If you want to see (and own!) tons of movies for free, skip the Blu-Ray — VHS is (still) where it's at.

The Four C's of Applying for and Managing your Credit

What exactly is your credit score? What factors are weighed when you apply for a loan? How can you improve your credit and ability to get great loan rates? And how can you unwittin