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Networking Basics for Regular People

Competition for jobs is fierce but networking is one way of differentiating yourself as a stellar candidate. Here are tips on networking basics as well as ideas on how to avoid see

The 4 Myths of Buying in Bulk Dispelled

Here are the 4 misconceptions we typically attribute to bulk buying, and the truth for each.

Best Money Tips: America's Biggest Rip-offs

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share the biggest ripoffs in America, how you can save money by skipping soap, and why shade trees are a smart investm

8 Self-Destructive Habits That Keep You in Debt

Why is it so hard to climb out of debt? Because it's so easy to fall into.

Alternative Wedding Ideas for Big Savings

I got married in May and I couldn't have been happier with how the day went. We opted for some frugal alternatives that ended up making the day better than I could have imagined. H

Bar Stool Economics

Enjoy this lighthearted anecdotal story illustrating the North American tax system.

Money Metaphors (You wouldn't punch a kitten, would you?)

Equating my money, emotionally, with something that I find dear and worthy of protection, may force me to treat my money with the respect it deserves.

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: Make Sure Your Haiti Donation goes to Quake Aid

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we tell you tips for making sure that your Haiti relief donations are getting where they need to go, 8 great movie

The Case for Amazon

While it would be prudent to think ahead and just buy in bulk when I’m in the city, that isn’t always possible without a full day of planning and a small pull-behind trailer. So I

5 Surprising Budget Habits of Wealthy Financial Gurus

Even for the wealthiest of the wealthy, the simpler (and cheaper) things in life are better.

7 Ways to Get Warm On the Cheap

Brrr . . . it's cold outside. If you're at all like me, there's not too much that's worse than being really and truly cold . . . except maybe paying the electric bills.

4 Deadly Mistakes You Must Avoid When Pursuing Your Dreams

We often get stuck in arbitrary things. We make excuses. We try to find shortcuts, and we try to do all these things that in the end only prevent us from reaching our goals.

Turn Off Your Air Conditioning

Most people lack the skills for getting by without air conditioning. Here's a quick primer.

Ruthless Frugality

Put some thought into where really cheap stuff comes from.

Beware of Phony Census Workers

This year the United States Census Bureau will be conducting its regularly scheduled census. Every address in the United States will receive a census form and census workers will b

5 Essential Travel Tools

Getting ready to get your grunge travel on? You can't miss by taking these wholly functional tools.

Live Where the Water Tastes Good

I've lived places where the water tasted good, and a few where it didn't. If you don't like the water where you live, you're all too likely to start buying bottled water or investi

Borrowing from Friends: The Friendship Killer

Friendships are regularly damaged or lost from loans going sour. These are loans that were given and received with the best of intentions, yet few friendships can bear this pressur

6 Ways to Create a Great Home Gym For Less

If your New Year’s Resolutions involve exercising a bit more, you’re not alone. While the fitness industry won’t see as big a boom as they are used to this year, there’s still lot

The Online Doctor : A Good Use of Your Health Care Dollar?

Like the majority of Americans, I try to make the most of my health-care dollar. If you are also comfortable with a keyboard, consulting an on-line doctor may be a great option.