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10 Ways to Get Great Hair Without the Salon

Save pricey salon days for a rare treat and get gorgeous, healthy hair with some simple (and cheap!) tricks.

How to Botch Up, Then Peddle Back to Good Credit

As a young adult, I thought I had a firm grasp on being financially responsible. But I never really understood my credit score, or even why it was important to build a good score.

Ingenuity: The Ultimate Frugal Skill

At Wise Bread, we talk a lot about frugal skills. But in many ways, there's one skill that trumps them all — ingenuity.

3 Reasons Not to Invest Now

Sure, investing is a smart move. But before you decide to invest, you need to decide if it's the right time for you.

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.

5 Things to Remember When Choosing Natural Products

Overwhelmed with options when shopping for natural personal care and beauty products? Be armed with this info when navigating the naturals aisles.

7 Ways Your Smartphone Is Hurting Your Career

We’re more connected now than ever before — but be careful! Sometimes your smartphone can do your career more harm than good.

5 Gifts You Can Get Through Bartering

From massages to car services, these five gifts are easy to barter for.

Turn a Day Off Into Your Most Profitable Day of the Year

We often focus on what is most pressing with our finances. But if you take a day off to do some long-term work, you can save hundreds of dollars a year.

5 Ways to Keep Your Desk From Killing You

They say sitting kills — and science shows overwhelming evidence it's true. Get up, stretch out, and live longer.

7 Deadly Energy Sinners: The Energy Hogs Hiding in Your Home

You'll find power guzzlers in both likely and unlikely places around your home. But by making some fairly painless changes, you can see big savings.

How to Pay Down $100 Worth of Debt This Week

With some creativity and effort, you can boost your bottom line quickly to pay down a small debt or save something extra.

Best Money Tips: Lower the Cost of Raising a Child

Today we found some stellar articles on lowering the cost of raising a child, meal starters to keep in your kitchen, and financial tips for newlyweds.

What if energy costs keep rising?

Recession or not, I think the medium-term trend in energy costs is up.  Just in case I'm right, you ought to have plan for that.

Spot shortages of gasoline?

As long as prices are free to rise, I wouldn't expect much in the way of gasoline shortages--at least not widespread, long-lasting ones. But it's actually pretty easy to produce a

Best Money Tips: Savings Strategies That Work

Today we found some fantastic articles on savings strategies that work, making a killing by picking garage sales, and budgeting for home maintenance.

Making direct deposit safe for the garnished

The US Treasury pays more money to more people than just about anybody in the world. Last year it disbursed more than $1.6 trillion in 982 million individual payments. As you can

Simplicity and being cheap

People might look at how I spend money and say I'm cheap or a tightwad. If they do, though, they're missing the point. The fact is, I'm much more interested in simplicity than I

Surviving the Holiday Season: Entertaining (and Being Entertained) on a Budget

With the holiday season upon us, invitations to dinner parties – and expectations of reciprocating invitations – are on the increase. You bring a nice bottle of wine or bouquet of

What Do You and a Credit Card Thief Have in Common?

I've always considered myself to be an educated credit card user. I keep my balances low, pay on time, and don't do anything that could potentially come back to haunt me.. Little