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How to Get High-End Electronics with One Simple Question

My friend Mandy became the proud owner of a Mac PowerBook G4 in perfect condition, without spending a single cent. [more]

High tech for mass transit

The local bus company where I live has started providing a bunch of high-tech aids to riders. The coolest one is sophisticated trip planning. In a web browser, enter your starting point, desired destination, and departure time. [more]

Tactics for avoiding the thumbprint-for-cash request

Does providing a thumbprint or fingerprint to cash an honestly-received check make you feel like a criminal? The practice adopted by many U.S. banks to protect itself and its custo

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 11/05

Good Cooking 5-Piece Ceramic Knife Set $26.95 (from $49.99) - For a limited time, save on this 5-piece ceramic knife set. [more]

When Priorities Collide: How to Keep Your Head

My guess is that many of you Wisebread readers know your financial priorities and have some idea of how you want to achieve these, though you may not have all the details ironed ou

Incentive plans always go awry

Ever worked someplace that had an incentive plan (as in, "Hit these targets and you'll get a bonus")? Here's a little tidbit for you: Incentive plans always go awry.

Cell Phone Relief

Tired of those early termination fees that cell phone companies stick you with? Well, help may be on the way, but it may just be a case of the fox watching the hen-house.

6 Elements of a Killer Blog Post

Follow this simple formula for creating popular and informative blog posts.

Do You Live In One Of America’s Most Foreclosure-Ridden Towns?

I’ve seen several houses in my area go into foreclosure over the last 12 months. The economy and over-inflated housing prices, coupled with predatory lenders and some very bad deci

Outfit Your Nursery for Less: 10 Tips for Finding Low-Cost, High-Quality Things You Need for Your Baby

Are you having a baby or do you know someone who is? It's an expensive process, particularly when it comes to buying all the accessories that seem to come along with having childre

Coming Soon: Good Times for Temp Workers

During a recession is the worst time to be a temp -- whatever work companies have will go to employees, as a way to avoid having to lay them off. Another bad time is middle of a re

Best Money Tips: Relax, Toy Hamsters Not Metalloid Death Bringers After All

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we'll ease your mind concerning the Zhu-Zhu pet scare, give you 13 tips for making sure you get your holiday purchase reb

Best Money Tips: Start Thinking About Christmas in Summer

Today, we share ways you can save money this Christmas by thinking about it now, Father’s Day Gifts for under $20, summer rental car deals, and more.

Best Money Tips: The Top "Green" Craft and DIY Blogs on the Web

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, give you a list of some of the best blogs for earth-friendly DIY stuff, how to say "no" to that property tax assessment, and

Best Money Tips: What Does Your Homeowner's Insurance Cover?

Today we found some great articles on what your homeowner's insurance doesn't cover, 3 green cleaning products you already own, and the best Mother's Day gift a dad can give.

Okay, I’m Plugged In: But What If I Don’t Want to Be?

Social media has become a viable means for marketing businesses and making connections with customers. But what if you don’t want to be plugged in all the time? What if you just

Finding Money for a Startup

When you need money to start a business, where should you look? Venture capital, private investors, or a bank? Maybe none of the above. Here's why.

Wise Bread on Marketplace: "Frugal" Travel That Isn't

This weekend, our Senior Editor is back on Marketplace Money talking about supposedly "frugal" travel that isn't really worth it.

Be Standby Power Smart and Save Serious Money

There is a predator in your office. One that is costing you hundreds -- if not thousands -- of dollars per year. That predator is standby power.

Best Money Tips: Best Items to Buy Now

Today we found some great articles on the best items to buy in September, how women can reduce healthcare expenses, and exercising for less.