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Savers suffering as rates fall--what to do

Interest rates for ordinary savers held up pretty well after the first Fed rate cut in July last year.  There was a simple reason--banks needed the money.  With the cr

Best Money Tips: Negotiate Your Way to a Lower Cable Bill

Today we found some stellar articles on negotiating a lower cable bill, brilliant uses for beer, and saving money at theme parks.

Hate Your Job? It Could Be Your Fault

We spend a lot of time getting to know our significant others, but we don't put nearly as much thought into choosing our jobs. Here's why we should.

Pick Up One of These Frugal Hobbies This Weekend

Battling boredom can bust your budget, briskly. Fill your you time with fun, cheap hobbies that can improve your life, and maybe even your finances.

6 Ways to Manage Powerful Emotions

Heat-of-the-moment emotional responses aren't usually the best. The next time you're tempted to lash out, try these tricks to stay calm and in control.

One Way to Combat High Prices - Just Run Out of Gas

A story recently appearing in the Atlanta Journal Constitution told of a growing trend in the metro Atlanta area - people running out of gas. This is probably to be expected consi

Book Review: The Post American World

Is there a link between having a modern society and having a western society? The vast economic and military power of the United States (and before that, the United Kingdom) has m

If It’s Not Sunny In Philadelphia, It’s Free!

A strange but alluring new deal from Priceline.com guarantees you won’t get rained out on your summer vacation. Get the details on this (potentially) shiny, happy refund offer!

Best Money Tips: Ways to Personalize Your Office Space

Today we found some great articles on ways to personalize your office space, using the internet to find your next job, and ways to save on your tax bill.

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

10 Easy-to-Fix Cover Letter Mistakes

If you're not getting called in for job interviews, the problem could be your cover letter. Make sure it's up to snuff by avoiding these mistakes.

How to Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Pet-Stain Cleaner

Pets are furry, friendly...and messy. If your pet soils the rug or furniture, get the spot (and smell) out with this green, DIY cleaner.

Our Productivity Obsession

I spent a few weeks being extremely productive. And by productive I mean that I worked many more hours than usual. I was consumed by work. I was focused, efficient, and produced go

Best Money Tips: Free Things to Do in the Summer

Today we found some great articles on free things to do in the summer, getting free medication prescriptions, and budgeting when having a baby.

The Art of Wearing Things Out, and Then Some

I've grown up hearing the phrase, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." It never occurred to me that this saying could apply to a frugal lifestyle. How often do you really wear some

The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

Even the cheapest fast fashion pieces come with a hefty price — steep environmental and social costs we don't often see.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Everything Breaks

The second installment of this Wise Breader's budget challenge finds Max on the verge of a breakdown.

All the Modern Ways You Can Order Pizza

Using a telephone to order a pizza is so 10 years ago. These days, all you need to have a fresh pie delivered to your door is an emoji.

How Do I Find the Best Deal on Life Insurance?

How do you know you're getting the best deal on life insurance? Jeff Rose, CFP, recommends getting help from an online quoter and a truly independent life insurance agent.

E*Trade Review: If a Talking Baby Can Do It, So Can You

E*Trade's wide selection of no-fee funds and ETFs make it a good choice for new and intermediate investors.