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5 Reasons Not to Apply for a Loan Modification in the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) rolled out last year currently has over 700,000 people in trial modifications and a little over 30,000 in "permanent" modifications.

Curing Warts, Removing Splinters, and 19 Other Bizarre Uses for Banana Peels

From greening your garden to moistening meat, banana peels have plenty of surprising uses. Plus, discover 7 bonus uses for bananas themselves.

7 Things Employers Care About More Than Your Degree

When you're applying for a new job, every advantage helps. And these days, a college degree alone just won't cut it.

16 Amazon Deal Hacks You May Not Already Know

You probably already purchase from online retail behemoth Amazon.com for savings and convenience. Find more of both with these Amazon shopping hacks.

Effortless Ways to Make Money Online That Don't Require Skills

If you can read this, you probably have everything you need to earn extra money online. Here's how to turn your web browser into a cash catcher.

You did WHAT with my SSN?

My bank thinks I should feel comfortable with one of their employees toting around a personal notebook containing my social security number. Should I?

16 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer Without Spending Big

Use these tips to help extend the life of your clothes.

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Refurbished Appliances

Refurbed appliances can be a great deal — as long as you don't get taken.

When to Do a Balance Transfer to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

A balance transfer can help your finances. Moving your money from a high-rate card to one that has a 0% APR can save you money and help you pay off your debt much faster.

25 Quick, Cheap Lunch Ideas

You lunch doesn’t have to be a budget-buster or bland. These 25 fast and inexpensive lunch ideas will keep your midday meals interesting and easy.

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.

51 Unusual Money-Saving Tips from Readers

Looking for some unusual ways to save money? This list of 51 tips and tricks is bizarre but may just give you some ideas.

What to Eat Every Day: A Month of Frugal Meals

Planning ahead and cooking at home are two of the best ways to save money. Do both with this guide to one month of tasty, frugal meals.

The 5 Best Mops

Cleaning floors can be a pain — make it easy with one of these great mops.

6 Ways Social Media Can Save You Money

Sometimes to score big online #savings, all you need to do is work your social networks.

How Long Does It Take to Break Even With an Electric Car

Electric cars come with rebates, fuel savings, and ... a premium price tag. How long will it take you to break even?

Can Acetone Dramatically Increase Your Gas Mileage?

Can acetone dramatically increase your gas mileage? Wise Bread reader Kip Kay told us that by adding pure acetone into his gas tank, his car now gets 10 extra miles per gallon.

15 Wonderful Uses for Witch Hazel

What can you do with witch hazel, the mightily useful little medicinal marvel? Here's a rundown.

9 Expensive Mistakes of the Newly Retired

Retirement always has a few bumps in the road. But these nine costly mistakes can derail you completely.

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.