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Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Heard of IRAs or Roth IRAs?

Tell us if you have heard of an IRA or a Roth IRA and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Microsoft Office for $3? Third World Perks

Microsoft is going to be giving away selling their software bundles for $3. Three freaking dollars! From the Seattle PI (via Seattlest): [more]

Ask the Readers: Do You Grow Your Own Food?

Tell us whether you grow your own food and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Gas?

Tell us how you save on gas, and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Short-Term Financial Goals?

Tell us about your short-term financial goals and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Opening a Roth IRA for Your Kid

The Roth IRA can be a fantastic way to kick-start your child's retirement savings — and help protect some of your money from taxes.

7 Ways to Save on Cat Care

Before you get out that frugal yard stick and start lecturing about spending too much money on cat toys and accessories, understand that the majority of those expenses are spent on

Thanksgiving: 3 Ways (This Thanksgiving We're Going to Party Like It's 1621)

I’m celebrating Thanksgiving three times this year. In the spirit of the Plymouth colonists’ and Wampanoag Confederacy’s first dinner, I’m going to follow their example on what mak

For a Better Relationship With Money, Make Plans

What do you get when you tuck small plans inside of big plans? Financial success. Learn why.

Best Money Tips: Free Summer Activities for Kids

Today we found some fantastic articles on free summer activities for kids, money saving cooking tips, and finding balance with your savings goals.

Best Money Tips: Steps to Cheaper Food

Today we found some awesome articles on steps to cheaper food, dealing with debt collectors, and homeschooling on a budget.

Job hunting: What is your dutch wife?

When I was in college, I worked in the computer center. When my boss wanted to hire a new operator, he asked a couple of us to go over resumes. That experience, which gave me som

Gold as an investment

There are those who point to the 1980 peak gold price of $850/oz and observe that the price would have to go up to $2149/oz just to get back to that point. I say, take a second lo

Clues to detecting the astute investor

You may have encountered some financial talk at cocktail parties or neighborhood cookouts. The discussions may have centered on low mortgage rates, debt consolidation deals, and sk

Give Household Products New Use: Clever Cleaning Tips From the Motherland

Out of all the famous shows to come out of the UK, who would have thought my favorite would star two nanny-like figures clad with rubber gloves? But as a girl who moves around from

Reverse Mortgages: The Best Way to "Eat Your Home"?

A senior citizen who owns a house outright but doesn't otherwise have two pennies to rub together (or who faces a financial crisis they can't afford) does have an opt

Best Money Tips: The Career Edition

Today we are focusing on some of the best career related articles from around the web!

The sinking dollar, as viewed from overseas

To someone in the US, the decline in the value of the dollar has mainly made itself felt up to now in the form of increases in the prices of globalized commodities--everything from

Ingenuity: The Ultimate Frugal Skill

At Wise Bread, we talk a lot about frugal skills. But in many ways, there's one skill that trumps them all — ingenuity.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

Today we found some awesome articles on saving on college textbooks, never wasting money on spoiled food again, and surprising times when your credit counts.