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The Ultimate Guide to Flying During the Holidays

Holiday travel adventures are fast approaching. Take some of the frustration out of the trip with some clever advice on planning, packing, and persevering.

Not Taking Jack: How To Deal With Identity Theft

Identity theft can happen to anyone. I should know, I've been jacked twice! Here are two major themes to consider when reacting against and deterring identity theft.

10 Cool Tool Gifts for Fixer Uppers

For the DIYer nothing brings holiday cheer as well as the right tool for the job. Find it in this collection of gifts that get 'er done.

Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk

There’s one fact that is undeniable in America; we just don’t walk enough. A dependence on automobiles, elevators and escalators, coupled with a growing lack of interest in exercis

Optimize Your IRA and 401(k)

Your IRA and 401(k) (or 403(b) if you work for a non-profit) are great tools for deferring taxes, and have other advantages as well. But because they're labeled "retirement" accou

Vote for Wise Bread, JD, Jim and Lynnae For SXSW

Our panels will share tips on how your blogs can make more money and attract more readers. We've invited speakers from great blogs such as Get Rich Slowly, Being Frugal and Bargain

Learn good financial habits from your parents. Or not.

One of the big advantages that children of the middle-class and wealthy have is that they grow up in a household where a huge amount of financial knowledge is embedded in its day-t

Why Our Brains Want to Buy New Stuff, Even When We Don't Need It

Overspending on stuff you don't need is a problem for many Americans. Learn why the solution is not so simple as "spend less," and what you can actually do to help.

Phishing Scams Continue to Plague Social Media Sites

Social Media networks like Facebook and Twitter are going through unprecedented growth. Unfortunately, this growth makes them a target for spammers and scammers. We break down a

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 01/29

Today's deals include Emergency AM/FM/WX Crank Radio, Kindle Romance $0.99, 60% off 14k Yellow Gold Heart Button Earrings, and more!

Your Web Presence Will Soon Be More Valuable Than Your Credit Rating

Soon it won't be enough to remove those compromising tweets and selfies. To succeed and prosper, you need to build an attractive online persona.

37 Hidden Travel Fees You've Probably Paid But Shouldn't Have

On your next trip, keep your wallet and your calculator close, and carry this list to help you spot the hidden fees on everything from water to Wi-Fi.

Giving Thanks For The Dollar

A dollar can seem like so little in today’s world. But what can it really get you? More than you think. Taking a quick stroll through your local neighborhood can reveal a wealth of

Best Money Tips: Things You Should and Shouldn’t Buy at Walmart

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. In this article, we tell you what you should and shouldn’t buy at mega-retailer Walmart, how you can walk out of Vegas a bit les

12 Loyalty Rewards Programs You Didn't Know Existed

You probably already save with your grocery store's loyalty program. Find out where else you can save (as much as 25%!) just by getting a loyalty card.

How to Quickly Compare Rewards Programs When You Shop Online

Wise internet shoppers usually search for some coupon or cash back reward before adding an item to their shopping carts. The problem is that there are so many cash back and mileage

The 5 Best Meat Grinders

If you want the freshest, healthiest meat around, grinding it yourself is one of the best things you can do. Here are our picks for the best meat grinders.

Social Media and Identity Theft in 2010

Would you walk into a dark alley that says "Check out this cool link and audio file around the corner with some nice dresses for ya too?" Probably not. Yet so many do the same exac

10 Costs You Should Always Negotiate

Almost everything is negotiable, and these 10 everyday costs are no exception. Read this list and start paying less!

The Time Management Problem Most of Us Have — and How to Fix It

The world won't end if you don't say "Yes" to every project, chore, event, and favor request you get. Start becoming happy by doing just enough.