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The Paradox of Choice and the Mortgage Crisis

We often think that having more choices is better. But in reality, having more options might cause us to make bad decisions — like getting risky mortgages.

Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 locator

Running around frantically searching for the Nintendo Wii or Sony PlayStation3? Save yourself some time and hassle by checking out XPBargain's Nintendo Wii locator first. They also have a Sony PS3 locator. [more]

And the winners are...(drum roll please)

Hey folks. Sorry it's taken me a while to post the results of my two little competitions, I have been on a well-earned vacation. [more]

DIY Bedbug Detector Is Cheap and Effective and Full of Science

If you suspect you may have bedbugs, but aren’t sure how to test for them, try this DIY bedbug detector before calling in the bug sniffing dogs.

When greed backfires - an iPhone story.

  As you all know, the iPhone launched recently to a flurry of press and TV news coverage. [more]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 09/12

Today's great deals include 70% off Boys Clearance Tees, Calvin Klein Girls' Outfits $25 and Under, 70% off Outdoor Apparel, and more!

Coupon of the month! $30 off a $30 purchase at ShopNBC.

It's not often a deal of this magnitude comes along, so grab it while you can folks. Right now (for a limited time, but I don't know how long...sorry) ShopNBC accepts a coupon that takes $30 off a minmium purchase of $30. [more]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 10/31

Today's great deals include 10-Piece Ceramic Cookware $54.99, BCBGeneration Dresses Under $85, Hunger Games paraphernalia, and more!

Why is bread so expensive?

Having given us some good tips on dealing with the rising cost of bread, Myscha asked me to provide a bit of analysis on why bread has become so expensive. Oddly, the reasons behi

Common Currency: A Primer

These postings will pertain to the economy of life, which is all about personal alternatives that shape our financial world.

The Downsizing of an American Dream

I remember the first time my sister’s Barbie went for a ride in her new pink convertible. The trunk was full of new shoes, the coolest outfits,

An Easier Way to Manage Your To-Do's

Shopping lists, grocery lists, wish lists.... maybe we need a list for our lists? If you're looking for a a better way to manage all your to-do's, there's plenty of onl

The "Pa-Doink" Principle of Personal Savings

"Pa-doink" is the sound you hear when something small and heavy hits water. Think about a child throwing a coin into the fountain at a shopping mall: a toss and a pa-doink later, t

UTMA/UGMA Custodial Accounts

Over the years, Uniform Transfers to Minors and Uniform Gifts to Minors custodial accounts (also known as UGMA and UTMA accounts) have become less popular than college savings opti

Delayed Gratification and the Secret to Will Power

Saving is nothing more than delayed gratification in action, but trying to defeat our desires for instant gratification outright is often a dead-end endeavor. It's easier if you en

Great Whisky and Spirit Gifts for Less Than $25

Lovers of whisky and other spirits can be hard to buy gifts for, especially if you don't share the appreciation. Read on to learn what to give — and why.

Book review: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

In the days when self-sufficiency was simply the normal way of things, you'd learn the necessary knowledge and skills from your parents. (And from your grandparents, aunts and

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

Wise Bread Bloggers Open Mike Thread

This is our monthly "open mike" thread for our bloggers. We'll share our projects, passions, family photos, and other interesting news from our lives. This is your chance to get

6 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your PC

With all the hustle and bustle of the new season, it may be easy to forget about one important item in your home that could really benefit from a good cleaning -- your PC!