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4 Powerful Smartphones That Aren't Overpriced

The smartphone market is maturing, and that means you can find plenty of mid-tier devices that offer performance at a reasonable price — without a contract.

The New Best Reason to Sign up for Amazon Prime: HBO Shows!

Get your TV on! Amazon Prime members will soon be able to stream a variety of HBO shows, movies, and series at no additional cost.

New Debit Card Rules

Debit-card rules are changing. You won’t notice the difference if you keep a cushion in your checking account, keep meticulous records of your balance and all pending tran

Think the Housing Bubble Was Bad? Check Out These Other Crazy Investment Bubbles

In the 1600s, tulip trading nearly ruined Holland. Yup — tulips.

Save on Groceries with Discount Grocery Stores

Looking to save even more on food? Try finding a bargain grocery store in your area, and get all the food your family needs for less.

Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards!

We’re looking for your feedback to help make our site better — and you could win a $200 Amazon gift card!

10 Insane, Life-Affirming, and Cheap Things You Must Do Before You Die

You don't have to be rich to live a life of adventure. Get out there and start living!

3 Reasons to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Today

One more cookie? January 1st is when you’ll diet. Buy another gift? You’ll budget better next year. Here's why you shouldn't wait until 2011 to start working on your goals.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy at Farmers' Markets

Your local farmers' market is a great source of frugal and healthful food — as long as you know what to buy and what to leave on the table.

Dilutions of Grandeur: Stretch Your Food at Every Meal

Learn how the power of creative diluting can make your meals taste better and extend your food budget.

The Only Money Advice You'll Actually Listen To

The only financial advice you need is the advice you'll actually listen to. How do you find that best advice?

Offering Stock to Your Employees: 5 Key Financial Considerations

You can choose to make your employees more involved with your business' future by offering them stock in the company.

The 5 Craziest Career Shift Success Stories

Get inspired to make your big career move by the stories of these risky — and ultimately successful — leaps of faith to new working lives.

4 Magic Words and Phrases That Will Make You Sound Smarter

Because you're a regular Wise Bread reader, you're right more often than not. Sound even smarter — instantly — with these clever words and phrases.

5 Reasons a Home Sale Could Fall Through

Your house is on the market, and you finally got an offer. Done deal, right? Not so fast...

11 Genius Storage Solutions for Your Kid's Room

Kids' stuff can clutter up your home fast. Keep it under control (at least for a while!) with some clever and frugal storage solutions.

4 Ways to Beat the Stock Market in 2015

While some analysts project a bullish 2015 for the U.S. stock market, others warn of a slowdown. Here are some alternate investments to consider.

The 5 Best Hiking Backpacks

Bringing everything you need on a hike isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these hiking backpacks and you'll be prepared for anything on the trail.

Hype is Expensive

Don't buy into hype — literally. Patience on hot ticket items will save you a bundle this holiday season!

Eyeglasses Stores are for Suckers (reader's tip)

Struggling to find reasonably-priced eyeglasses online? Glassy Eyes is a blog to help you sort through the duds.