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11 ATM Mistakes to Avoid Overseas

Make sure you avoid these common ATM mistakes when you travel abroad.

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?

5 Everyday Routines of Wealthy People

There's no one trick to becoming fabulously wealthy, but a structured daily routine may be a step in the right direction.

How to Naturally Reset Your Sleep Cycle in One Night

Not eating for 16 hours can help you quickly reset your sleep-wake cycle. This trick can drastically improve your ability to cope with jet lag or adjust to working late shifts.

25 Hotel Hacks From Professional Travelers

From booking to bedtime, find out the shortcuts these pro travelers use to make hotel lodging cheaper, more convenient, and more comfortable.

5 Ways New Parents Can Manage Debt

Don't let debt distract you from the joy of new parenthood. With some careful planning, you can handle both.

Dangerous neighborhoods are safer than commuting

Why do so few people live within walking--or at least bicycling--distance from where they work? I've asked a lot of people this question and gotten a lot of different answers. Some people want big houses, others big lawns. [more]

9 Surprising Ways Marriage Can Make You Richer

Getting married can be one of the best financial decisions you'll ever make.

Who saves money when you pick apples? The grower.

You won't save money picking your own apples at most U-pick orchards these days -- but you might save the orchard. We went to the country to get our own apples for $10 a pound,

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.

Top 7 Reasons Why I Use My Credit Card for Everything

I charge absolutely everything to my credit card. Everything. Here are the reasons why I am a credit card junkie.

8 Vile Craigslist Scams to Watch Out For

Although 99% of the ads on Craigslist are legit, some are designed to scam you. Recognize these eight common Craigslist scams and avoid becoming a mark.

How to Use Credit Cards to Improve Your Credit Score

There's no mystery to building a good credit score, but you do need to follow a few simple rules with your credit cards.

22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them

Do you have a way with words? Earn some money with your talent, even if you don't have experience or clips at these sites that pay.

Seven Tips for the Newly Unemployed

The unemployment rate in California surged to 6.9%, and that is equivalent to the rate in early 2003. Most news reports say that unemployment will probably go up a bit more in the

14 Effective Grease and Oil Stain Removal Tips

Oil stains don't have to stay forever. Whether they're in clothing, on driveways, or elsewhere, here are some effective ways to quickly and easily zap grease.

A Secured Credit Card Can Repair Your Credit Score — Here's How to Pick the Best

A secured credit card can help improve your creditworthiness, but some secured cards do more harm than good. Here's how to choose one that's right for you.

25 Ways to Use Frozen Mixed Vegetables

You could just toss that bag of frozen mixed veggies into the microwave and steam as a healthy side. But why when you can use that same chilly bag all these hot and delicious ways?

Never Pay for a RedBox DVD Rental Again

If you ever pay even one cent for a DVD rental again, you're paying too much. Visit these sites and print out the latest list of codes before your trip to the local RedBox.

Fridge or Counter: Where to Store Fruit for Best Flavor?

From apples to avocados, ensure that the fruit you're eating is the freshest and most delicious it can be with these storage tips.