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Debasing not just the currency

I eat lunch at a local fast-food place occasionally. My usual order runs to just over $4, so I was annoyed when I realized while walking over there yesterday that I'd forgotten to

The Costa Rica Heist (Remix) A case for T.I.

The moral of the story: Getting travel insurance doesn't hurt. Cliff Notes Are in Italics.

The Questionable Aspects of The Housing Bailout Bill - H.R. 3221

In my last article I wrote about the one aspect of the $300 billion dollar housing bailout that I thought made sense, but the full text of the bill known as H.R. 3221 is over 700

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We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

Today my friend sent me an article titled "We Have Met the Enemy" by Knight Kiplinger, the Editor in Chief of Kiplinger publications. It is a blunt article pointing out that Americ

Ask the Readers: What is Your Favorite Part About the Holidays?

Tell us what your favorite part about the holidays is and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: NPR Explains Financial Mess in Terms the Average Joe Can Understand

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week, learn how to travel for less than you live on at home, the tricky new grocery pricing trap, 6 simple steps to create

Book Review: Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth

Some books draw you in with mystery and suspense. Others keep you hooked with drama or intrigue. And then there are some that just manage to really hit home and make you say "Ah-ha

Women of personal finance spotlight: Julia Scott from Daily News here to answer your questions

For this entire week 12/8 - 12/14, Julia Scott, from the Los Angeles Daily News will be answering questions in our forums. Julia will talk about bargain hunting, what it's like bl

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 8/22, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

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The Pros and Cons of Retail Health Clinics

Next time you are heading to the grocery store, remember to add “healthcare” to your shopping list! Yes, healthcare services are now being offered at local grocery stores, drug sto

Best Money Tips: Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

Today we found some great articles on money-saving tips people forget about, why you need renter's insurance, and reducing the cost of a college education.

Fresh Mint: 'Recession-proof' ideas make good business

It's rare for me to endorse any financial product or service, much less bigging-up an Internet destination that could divert traffic away from myself and wisebread.com but it's wor

Bestselling Author Ramit Sethi Giving Free Trip Anywhere in the US to One Lucky Wise Bread Reader

Ramit Sethi's new book I Will Teach You To Be Rich officially launched on Monday, and it is already #5 on Amazon's Bestseller List. To celebrate, Ramit is giving away one roundtrip

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

What Was Your Worst Job Ever? Tell us and Win $10!

It’s time for our weekly trivia question: What was your most hated job? Share your sad, tacky, or scary employment experiences and be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate!

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 Paint the Exterior of Your Home

A DIY exterior paint job can save you a lot of money, but it's not a casual, finish-in-a-day project. Here are the steps and tools you'll need to do it right.

The 4 Types of Clutterers: Which One Are You?

Cutting clutter can be easier if you understand why you have so much stuff. Check out this expert advice about the types of clutterers — and cleaning tips for each.

Halloween Is Over. Now, Go and Buy Your Costume.

With the exception of Christmas, Halloween is the most lucrative holiday for retailers. But as a frugal shopper, you can still be the star of the show next year, and you can spend