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Retirement on the installment plan

Among the fraction of the population who manage to put money aside, many view their investments through the lens of retirement.  They've got a number in mind--call it $X--enoug

What to Buy, and Avoid Buying, in January

Believe it or not, January is a great time to find deals on winter wear. Read on to learn what else is on sale (and what isn't) as another new year begins.

Ask the Readers: Do You Shop Back-to-School Sales?

Tell us whether you shop back-to-school sales and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Beware Celebrities Bearing Prepaid Cards

From the Kardashians to Justin Bieber, celebs are endorsing prepaid cards. Learn how these cards can drain your funds faster than saying, "Baby, baby, baby."

Ask the Readers: Will You Shop Back-to-School Sales?

Tell us whether you shop back-to-school sales and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

The Pros and Cons of Retail Health Clinics

Next time you are heading to the grocery store, remember to add “healthcare” to your shopping list! Yes, healthcare services are now being offered at local grocery stores, drug sto

Money-Making Lessons From the Girl Scouts

Slinging cookies is tough business. One Cookie Mom shares 11 money lessons she's learned from working with the Girl Scouts.

Used Skis

Buying used rental equipment is a cost-effective way to get your entire family onto the slopes, though it might not get you into any parties at Sundance.

The Psychology of Money: How a T-Shirt Equals a Taco

Sometimes, really understanding your finances doesn't mean knowing the numbers — it means knowing how many tacos you can buy.

New Ideas for Old Neckties

Recently, at an open mic night event my husband and I attended with friends, I noticed an interesting use of a recycled necktie. Seeing this reminded me of a skirt I saw years ago

The Capital One Platinum Prestige Credit Card Offers Value Instead of Perks

The Capital One Platinum Prestige card drops the usual rewards card bells and whistles and offers a simple, no fee, low APR credit product.

Patriotism and Personal Finance - A Brief Walk Through American History

To all the Americans out there, happy Independence Day! I think this a great day to reflect upon how personal finance and patriotism is so intertwined in America. So I dug up a f

Marshalls giving away $250 giftcards to 3 lucky Wise Bread readers

Marshalls is giving away $250 gift cards to 3 of our lucky readers! That's enough money for one heck of a back to school shopping spree.

How good writing skills save and earn money

A while ago an article on Wise Bread talked about how complaining via a letter works much more effectively than complaining with phone calls. This made me think about all the othe

Best Money Tips: WaMu Go Bye-Bye?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Is WaMu on the way out? Also, learn to control your ego as a means to control your spending, find out how to bargain the right w

Sure Savings at the Supermarket

A SURE way to save 20-25% on many of your groceries? Oh, yes, and it couldn't be simpler!

Root cause of the financial crisis

Several times recently, Treasury Secretary Paulson (and many others) have claimed that the "root cause" of the current financial crisis is "the housing correction." This is comple

87% of Homebuyers Think They Know How Much Home They Can Afford (But They Really Don't)

Survey shows most homebuyers don't know how much their down payment will be. Are you one of them?

Financial Peace in Hard Times

Six months ago, I had plans. Lots of them. Career plans. Vacation plans. Financial plans. Then everything fell apart. My mother became ill. She had already been ill, having been di

Job Search Tips That Will Get You a Job in 2012

Make this year the year when you get a new job — or even your dream job — with this comprehensive collection of suggestions, resources, and more.