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Seamstress Sui Generis - Designer Amy Doan (aka Shrinkle)

Amy Doan (aka Shrinkle) is a designer and entreprenuer whose work I came across quite by accident. Amy's been selling her fashionable creations on eBay for over 6 years. [more]

4 Ways to Avoid Awkward Moments at White Elephant Parties

It's better to give than to receive...especially when you're stuck with the worst gift at a white elephant party. Follow these tips to keep things fun.

Best Money Tips: Working Out During the Holidays

Today we found some great articles on working out during the holidays, kicking bad habits to the curb, and teaching kids about giving back.

Online outlets

Some of the fondest shopping memories of my childhood involve outlet malls. The sheer number of stores managed to be exciting, enticing and overwhelming, all at the same time. [more]

7 Money Software Tools Worth the Price

It's time to spring clean your finances. There are plenty of free tools to help you do it, but several paid apps and programs are worth a look, too.

Best Domestic Frequent Flyer Program: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

If you're a frequent flyer, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier credit card will give you the most value for your miles.

Over 7 million money-making ideas - Google Patents

Ever dreamed of patenting a great idea that could make you a fortune? The Pet Rock maybe? Or the Jump To Conclusions mat? Well, you'll find even more crazy ideas using Google Patent Search , or even better, submit one of your own. [more]

What Is SOPA, and How Will It Affect You?

SOPA — the Stop Online Piracy Act — is everywhere in the news. But what exactly is it, and how will it affect you? You may be surprised.

Identity Theft Prevention

Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you're a victim.

5 bargains to help you keep your cool this summer.

Here in Colorado the average temperature around midday is now above 90 degrees...every day. Pah, say you folks in Arizona. But for me, it's way too hot for comfort. [more]

Playing the Lottery Is a Bad Gamble

The recent Mega Millions jackpot serves as a reminder that as awesome as winning the lottery would be, you might be better off not buying a ticket.

Ask the readers: What kind of content do you want to see on Wise Bread?

Your opinion means a great deal to us. We would love to know what type of stories you want to see on Wise Bread. More credit card hacks? More frugal cooking tips? More pirates? [more]

Best Money Tips: The Definitive Guide to Napping

Today we found some great articles on the best ways to nap, over 50 ways to make extra money this summer, and what you can do about chronic procrastination.

Going Freelance: The Top 10 Tips

As a small business owner there will be various tasks for which you’ll be responsible and can seem overwhelming, at times. But, there are a few simple guidelines you can follo

Making the most of your guilty pleasures

I've been trying to come up with a way to articulate the mental shift from being not-frugal to being frugal. It's not really about wanting to spend less, and it's certainly not about making do with less. [more]

9 (and a half!) things to do at work when there's no longer work to do (also good for a boring day at home!)

My job is crazy one week and snail-slow the next. During the slow times, it's easy to get sucked into the web, clicking from one page to the next, waiting for someone to have a fir

Best Money Tips: Money-Saving Workout Routines

Today we found some great articles on money saving workout routines, saving on your electric bill, and money tips for new grads.

The $25 gadget that keeps my home and family safe.

How much would you pay to sleep soundly at night, knowing your home is secure and your family is much safer? Well, I'd pay anything to be honest. But after my lockbumping post back

Happy (Financial) Independence Day

Today, as we celebrate, let's take a vow to be financially independent.

Charitable Giving: Give in Order to Receive

The idea of giving away what you have especially if you don't have much is a tough one to wrap your head around. But if you truly want to be rich (both literally and figu