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6 Secrets to a Joyful Life

In 1939 a group of 200 Harvard undergrads became part of a longterm sociological study. The results, published recently, reveal surprising secrets about joy and wellbeing.

The Three Interest Rates

I got a notice from one of my credit cards a bit ago, announcing that they were raising the interest rate. It's only of theoretical interest to me, of course--I use credit cards f

Reject Variable Terms and Conditions

Ordinary business transactions used to be governed by long-standing laws and customs that had been developed to make them fair to both sides. Over the last fifty years or so--basic

The 5 Best Paper Shredders

A paper shredder can help you protect your valuable personal information from identity thieves. Here are our picks for the top five.

Ask the Readers: Would People Be Shocked By What You Earn?

You don't have to live on either end of the earning spectrum to challenge the stigmas attached with your annual salary. Sometimes, we can fool others into thinking our lifestyle ma

It's Time to Purchase Like It's 1999

For those who have a job, a healthy savings account and some optimism about the long-term, it doesn’t get any better than this. Opportunity in the form of lower prices doesn’t kno

Dry Cleaning: Hazard to Your Wallet (and Maybe Your Health)

Dry cleaning may seem like a necessary evil but it can also be costing you more than you know. Learn why dry cleaning costs are so high and how you can stop letting this service ta

5 Foods That Help You Fight Fat

Eating more of anything seems like the wrong way to fight fat. But these five nutritious foods really do fight fat — and they're a lot tastier than a visit to the gym.

Do What You Love: Idealistic Nonsense Or Good Advice?

"Do what you love" has always been the cheesiest advice you can give a young person, but can it really be solid advice? In anything you do, there's the struggle of between paying t

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save Money on Your Hobbies?

Tell us how you save money on your hobbies and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

10 Surprising Benefits of: Caffeine

Caffeine, whether from coffee, tea, soda pop, or energy drink, is more than a chemical pick-me-up. Read on to learn how it helps us think, breathe, and more.

Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Eat Fast Food?

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Ask the Readers: How Do You Have Frugal Fun?

Tell us how you have frugal fun and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: Do You Shop at Thrift Stores?

Tell us whether you shop at thrift stores and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

TiVo for the Web: Content Without the Ads

A lot of websites out there haven't given a lot of thought to how their site looks and reads. Or they have and they just don't care. Here is a tool that lets you "fast forward" pas

8 Swanky Sauces to Glamorize Dinner

Are you tired of buying boring, budget cuts of meat or poultry? Dress them up!

Best Money Tips: 9 Secret Ways to Persuade and Influence People

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we offer 9 secret ways to get what you want, over 100 tips for saving money in 2010, and a killer guide to your first din

Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Been Audited by the IRS?

Tell us whether you have ever been audited by the IRS and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Eat Well, Save Big Cookbook (Review and Giveaway!)

If you’re like me, you’re a bit weary of cookbooks promising fabulous meals for under $2-3 bucks per person. They seem to be a remix of the same thing (ground beef, perhaps?) and m

Ask the Readers: How Do You Celebrate Father's Day Frugally?

Tell us how you celebrate Father's Day frugally and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!