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BillShrink Giving Away $2,500 to Wise Bread Readers

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment telling us how you would spend all that money. Will you pay some bills, start a college fund, or have some fun?

47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend

When lazy-day boredom sets in, it's time to get creative. Here are 47 ideas to get you started on a fun and frugal weekend.

The Best and Worst Places to Stash Cash in Your Home

We all agree that a buck has value, it is also a bit vulnerable when not hidden properly. Forget the $3000 hi-tech safe, and stick with these affordable tricks I picked up. Yo

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on Groceries at Walmart

Today we found some great articles on ways to save money on groceries at Walmart, the golden rules of decluttering, and how to simplify your finances.

10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains

When you're faced with a clogged drain and the plunger won't work, these 10 techniques could save you the cost of a plumber.

50 Fun Things to Do When You're Stuck Inside During Winter

Snowed in or rained out — again? Stave off cabin fever with this collection of creative, fun, and frugal indoor activities.

5 Ways Life Is Amazing With an 800 Credit Score

A credit score in the 700s is pretty good and the rewards are nice. But for those few who crack 800? The financial world is their oyster.

How to Avoid These 5 Hidden Costs of Winter

This year's big winter storms have brought major expenses along with major snowfall. Don't get caught out in the cold paying for winter.

Ask the Readers: Do you Return Gifts? (Chance to Win $10!)

We've all experienced a gift of a sweater that was too small (or worse yet, itchy). There are even tales of fine art presents that missed the mark of good taste and ended up hangin

How to Answer 23 of the Most Common Interview Questions

Here I present 23 interview questions you're likely to be asked, and how I have learned to answer them.

5 Financial Lessons Everyone Should Learn by Kindergarten

Kindergarten kids can — and should — understand these personal finance basics. So should the rest of us.

The 8 Worst Things Good Employees Do

Even the best employees make mistakes and sometimes they make them because they're trying too hard. Are your good work habits holding you back?

8 Easy Superfood Smoothies for a Better Morning

Smoothies are great for quick, healthy breakfasts. Make them even better by making them with super healthful superfoods.

50 Ways to Use Canned Salmon

Love fresh salmon but not the fresh price? Substitute affordable canned salmon for frugal and flavorful seafood feasts.

Cheap Oil is Hurting These People -- Will It Hurt You, Too?

The oil bust has resulted in cheap gas for most of us. But for some of us with jobs dependent on oil, the bust is beginning to exact a terrible toll.

The 5 Best Secured Credit Cards

If you have little to no credit history, getting a secured card could help you a lot — or be a terrible decision. Find out if one of these cards is right for you.

5 Dumb 401(k) Mistakes Smart People Make

There are lots of ways to wrong with a 401(k). Don't imperil your retirement with any of these common mistakes.

35 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy (or Lazy) Vegetarians

What could be easier than making vegetable stew? Making vegetable stew in a crock pot. Read on for that and 34 more delicious vegetarian recipes.

109 Random Acts of Kindness You Can Start Doing Today

It doesn't take a lot to brighten someone's day. Here are more than a hundred of them!

3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)

It’s that dreaded time of year. Each trip to town requires a 10-minute pre-start on my car, and the hated task of scraping my windshield. There are several options to help you wi