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Quick Notes: A Bonus Holiday Bonus?

Did Santa bring you an extra paycheck this month? Spend it wisely!

12 Cheap First Date Ideas

First dates are already stressful enough. Thankfully, you don't need to spend a lot of cash to impress; just use one of these creative and cheap first date ideas.

23 Fantastic Uses for Apples

From creative crafts to delicious recipes to helpful household hacks, this heaping bushel of apple ideas will keep you busy and well-fed all autumn long.

It's NATURAL for me to spend as I do!

The new excuse for overspending: "Science made me do it!"

7 Ways to Actually Take All Your Vacation Days This Year

Time off is good for employees and employers, but too many of us skip them. Get proactive about your days off and stop giving your time to the man!

Abandon Losing Strategies

We're always told to keep going until we make it. But the truth is that sometimes, giving up is the right move. Learn why.

The Gift Card Scam of 2011: Don’t Be a Victim

There's a chance that the gift card you just bought or received could be worthless. Learn about the new gift card scam, and how to protect yourself.

5 Ways a Side Hustle Can Further Your Career

A side hustle is great for extra income. Be sure to grab the other extras it brings, too, like new skills and opportunities for your "real" career.

Why is it so expensive to be healthy?

Walmart is where lower income consumers come to shop. Why? Because you get the most bang for your buck. Walmart is also notorious for having the fattest customers. Why? It comes ba

Re-Nesting: Tips for Moving Back in With Your Parents

Thanks to the sluggish economy, more and more kids are moving back in with their parents. Here are some suggestions for making the transition smooth.

What was your best purchase in the past year?

This week, Wise Bread writers share our favorite purchases from the past year. Being frugal isn't just about saving money--it's about spending wisely. Shopping isn't a sin, and fru

What Is Your Time Worth?

If a top hedge fund manager takes out his garbage, you could say that it cost him more than $100,000. What is your time worth?

Six Surefire Office Fundraising Ideas

Trying to raise some scratch for an office party, for charity, or to help out a coworker? Try one of these can't-miss fundraising techniques.

6 Ways to Transition to a New Career After 30

If you've topped out too soon in your career, maybe it's time to switch. While starting over is hard, the rewards are often worth it. Go ahead, jump!

It's A Small (And Changing) World After All

It's easy to stick our heads in the sand and say that the answer to "Life, The Universe, and Everything" is 42. But we all very well know that the world we live in is

5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money

Everyone love a deal, and retailers know it. Don't get suckered into these coupon marketing tricks — they aren't worth it!

Super-Cheap Building Supplies and a Way to Help Your Community!

I’ll admit that my family is the “cobbling” kind of people. Our depression-era farm house was slapped together in a sturdy, but irregular fashi

Farecast your Flights for Big Savings

Does searching for the cheapest flight online sap away at your will to live? Are you as confused as I am by the numerous discrepancies found among all the "guaranteed cheapest

3 Key Things to Look for When Choosing a Credit Card

With so many credit card offers, finding the card that’s right for you can be a challenge. Learn what terms to look for and evaluate, and make finding a match easy.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Have Frugal Fun?

Tell us how you have frugal fun and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!