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Not driving your less-frugal friends crazy

A while back, I heard an interview with a guy who, troubled by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, decided the right response was to quit driving. The bit of the interview that stuck with

Are the new home appraisal rules good for consumers?

On May 1st a new set of home appraisal rules called the Home Valuation Code of Conduct was put into effect by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in order to distance realtors and mortgage

10 Classes to Boost Earning & Savings Power

Education is one of the best ways to improve your financial situation. Here is my list of the 10 best classes that would boost my earnings and increase my savings.

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 12/02

Today's great deals include $50 off Kindle Fire HDX 7", 50% off Mattel and Fisher-Price toys, Plantronics Bluetooth Headset $19.99, and more!

10 Green Gifts for the Treehugger in Your Life

Reduce your carbon footprint and make someone happy with these awesome green gift ideas.

Best of Money Carnival #8 Eagle Has Landed Edition

Neil Armstrong's moon walk 40 years ago represented one of the pinnacles of human achievement. In the spirit of honoring excellence, I'm proud to present the 8th edition of the Bes

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Win Free Wise Bread Books at the LA Frugal Festival

If you're in the Los Angeles area, don't forget to check out the Frugal Fe$tival this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. The Frugal Fe$tival is hosted by Julia Scott

Best Money Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money at the Movies

Today we found some fantastic articles on saving at the movies, throwing a cheap and easy holiday party, and why investing your emergency fund is a bad idea.

The World's Most Affordable Michelin-Starred Restaurants

It's rare for a restaurant to earn a Michelin Star (or two or three!), but you won't need a second mortgage for meals at these acclaimed eateries.

Best of Personal Finance: Dog Days of Summer Edition

Sell your Twitter account, lose weight and save money, learn to network (really, it helps), clear up your life in 5 minutes, couchsurf around the world, and more.

The Many Reasons to Make Do with Less

Why would someone choose to have less than they could? Lots of reasons. There are as many ways to live large as there are people who refuse to think small. Over the time I've be

7 Simple Ways to Trick Yourself Into Burning More Calories

Burning more calories doesn't mean you have to spend endless hours at the gym. Instead, try these easy ways to incorporate exercise into your day.

Ask the Readers: Budgets - Are They "Hot" or Not? (Your Chance to Win $10!)

Was a firm financial goal something that drew you to your significant other? Was it even discussed? Did appearing to "keep up with the Joneses" have any influence on what finally

Best Money Tips: Recession Gives Rise to Bad Haircuts

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week brings a brief explanation of yard sale litigation, how the recession is bringing in some bad hair business, and the t

Flashback Friday: 45 Life Lessons You'd Give to Your Younger Self

If only you could go back in time, here's everything you'd tell your younger self.

Ramp Up Your Business by Specializing

As an entrepreneur, you would think that precluding certain types of customers in favor of a smaller – but specialized – market would be akin to shooting yourself in the foot. But

Ask the Readers: Are We Making a Comeback?

News analysts, finance gurus, and even the guy at the grocery store all have their opinions on whether this is the tail end of a painful spot in our economic history. What do you t

When Should You Fire Your Real Estate Agent?

Lately several couples I know have been trying to purchase real estate, and it seems that none of them are too happy with their real estate agents. Some of them have been working w

4 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Win the Lotto

The lucky ducks who win the lotto — or any kind of windfall, really — also win a whole new set of headaches.