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How Online Retailers Make It Easier to Spend Money

Much of what's convenient about online retail — reviews, one-click shopping, fast shipping — is aimed at one thing: reducing the "pain of paying" so you'll spend more.

Save on Car Maintenance With These 5 DIY Tips

Some car maintenance tasks are simple enough even for novices. These tasks require only a little time, a little knowledge, and a few tools.

How The Economic Crisis Challenges Our Financial Beliefs

As the economic crisis deepens, I'm seeing more people beginning to challenge the conventional wisdom espoused in personal finance. Given how financially difficult things have bec

Is Your Hotel Hiding These 5 Fees in Your Bill?

Hotels have followed the airlines into the business of fee inflation. Here are the fees to look for before you book — and how to avoid them once you arrive.

Job Search Tips That Will Get You a Job in 2012

Make this year the year when you get a new job — or even your dream job — with this comprehensive collection of suggestions, resources, and more.

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Smart Ways to Start and End Networking Conversations

Networking can be incredibly valuable...once you get the conversation started. Follow these suggestions to get in and out of conversations with ease.

Ordering Online Versus Calling it In: Which is Better?

Somewhere between the eight ball and the brick wall behind you, you find yourself stuck. Do you place your order for that product or service online, or through a customer service a

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 09/25

Today's great deals include 50% off Stuart Weitzman shoes, Children's books under $10, 50% off baby clothing, and more!

8 Creative Uses for K-Cups

Brewing coffee with K-Cups is delicious and easy...and it uses LOTS of little containers. Get more life out of your K-Cups with these projects.

7 Financial Lessons From Breaking Bad

Whether or not you think Walter White got the end he deserved, his rise and fall as a drug kingpin does have something to teach about sensible money management.

Grocery Jargon: 10 Terms to Know Before You Hit the Aisles

Food labels are covered with feel-good terms these days — but what does "natural," "organic," or "grass fed" really mean? Find out here.

The 5 Best DSLR Cameras

For high-quality photos and video, don't trust your smartphone. Instead, get one of these excellent DSLRs.

How to Start Off Your Cover Letter Right

Follow these examples to write an effective, attention-grabbing cover letter introduction!

Best Money Tips: A Better You

This week, Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup gives a shout out to fellow bloggers who have dedicated their blog posts to increased productivity, time management, life improve

Cheaper and Healthier Than Store-Bought: 10 Great Freeze-Ahead Burrito Recipes

The Internet is awash in make-ahead frozen burrito recipes. These 10 favorites satisfy your need for a quick, nutritious meal on the go, however you roll.

Gifts For Grads

Around springtime last year, as my niece’s university graduation date loomed, I picked out (but waited to buy) what I thought would be an ideal gift: a watch with her alma mater’s

How to Choose and Store Fruit for Maximum Freshness and Flavor

Cut down on food (and dollar) waste by learning how to choose fresh fruits and how to store them once you bring them home.

Using Times New Roman on Your Résumé Is Like Wearing Sweatpants to an Interview

First impressions matter, especially on a resume. What does your choice of font say about you?