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Explaining Away the Green M&M

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the company behind M&M’s has decided to let the urban legend run wild. No longer will the impotent and un

Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life

In 20 minutes, you too can change your life in 100 different ways. Check it out!

Crocs escalator update: $7 million lawsuit filed

More news from the dangerous world of Crocs shoes. It was reported by the

An Easier Way to Manage Your To-Do's

Shopping lists, grocery lists, wish lists.... maybe we need a list for our lists? If you're looking for a a better way to manage all your to-do's, there's plenty of onl

Don't be fooled by inflated thread count

Most of us understand that "thread count" indicates the quality of linen. The higher the thread count, the softer, smoother, and more luxurious the sheets. But the class action law

Get Some Rest!

In an unofficial survey, 99% of my friends said they need more rest. By "rest," I don't mean sleep, but time that is refreshing and rejuvenating, time that gives and

Great idea for Papa Murphy’s – make the pizzas in order.

What do you get if you cross a bunch of hungry people with an ineffective ordering system? You get the riot that almost happened at my local Papa Murphy’s on Friday. And if they do

Frugal Ways to Stay in Touch on the Road

So you need to remain accessible while you're traveling, but don't want to succumb to your cellular provider's obscene roaming and long distance charges. Pay phones

Let things go

Two of the unhappiest people I ever knew lived in the apartment below mine when I lived for two years in Salt Lake City. They acted as on-site managers--collected rent checks in

Six Ways to Stay Warm and Reduce the Heating Bill

Are you paying through your nose  to heat your home this winter? Is your heater broken? Read on for some practical tips to reduce your energy bill and stay warm at the same time.

59 Ways To Get A Bright Idea

Looking for a creativity boost? Here are 59 ways to get inspired and generate ideas that can help you gain a fresh perspective, solve a problem, present information, increase profi

Should You be Ashamed to be on Public Assistance?

Government assistance such as the Food Stamp Program and cash welfare payments are sticky topics of discussion. What exactly is frugal about us

UK banks are blocking customers' credit cards. Will the USA be next?

It was bound to happen. I just thought it would happen over here first. Today

January Roundup

Wanna catch up on anything you missed on Wise Bread? Here's a roundup of some of the best posts from January.

What would you do with the F.U. money?

One of my close friends at work can often be heard saying “man, if only I had the F.U. money.” By that, of course, he means that if he had enough money to not care about losing his

Boost your computer's RAM in seconds. Very easy.

This may sound like a tech-heavy article but trust me, it's not. My own technophobic dad could do this one (and he'd better after I tell him). All you need is the goold old

Are Private Schools Worth the Money They Demand?

I went to public schools for my entire life and my husband had a completely private education and we had the following discussion: are private schools worth the tens of thousan

Sit in on a Class at MIT for Free!

What do John Hopkins, the University of Notre Dame, and Osaka University of Japan have in common? They all offer free access to their online in

Keeping Your Head (when all around you are losing theirs)

I'm going to be honest with you--the last three weeks have been the most stressful I've ever experienced at work. Between moving into a new po

Blergh! Could you eat these strange canned foods?

I was raised on canned food. We never had much money, so my folks bought food in cans because it lasted forever, it was cheap and, if dented or without a label, really really cheap

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Swiping without a second thought is an easy way to fall victim to debit card skimmers.

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This Airbnb Scam Will Ruin Your Vacation — and Your Budget

Before you hit the road on your next vacation, make sure you're aware of this awful Airbnb scam.

Best Money Tips: 7 Ways to Make People Listen

Today we found articles on how to make people listen, how to quit Facebook, and two key numbers you need to track if you want to master your money.

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Turn your child's visit from the Tooth Fairy into a meaningful lesson on money.

The 5 Best Debt Tracking Systems

Using any of these debt tracking systems, you'll have a much easier time paying off your debt once and for all.

What Happens to Debt After Divorce?

Divorce doesn't only involve the distribution of assets; it involves the distribution of debts, too. Here's what to expect when you untie the knot.

3 Tactful Ways to Ask for Money for Your Wedding

Asking your wedding guests for cash to pay for the wedding (or anything else) is awkward. See if one of these angles makes it easier.

How to Provide Proof of Onward Travel During an Open-Ended Trip Abroad

As a way to prevent tourists from overstaying their visas, many countries require that you can prove your intention to leave. Here's how to do it right.

Best Money Tips: How to Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes

Today we found articles on how to fall asleep in two minutes, scientific ways to be more productive, and three ways to boost your income.

How to Prep Your Finances for an Emergency Vet Visit

For a pet parent, an emergency visit to the vet is always stressful. Here's how to handle it financially.

Best Money Tips: Life-Changing Habits to Get More Done

Today we found articles on life-changing habits to get more done, what to pack for a long trip, and how to get rid of old furniture and other large trash items.

4 Tech Add-Ons That Can Save Travelers Time and Money

Upgrade some of your tech gadgets and your next vacation will be even more amazing.

10 Time-Management Fails — and How to Fix Them

You're never going to get more hours in the day, but with discipline, you can manage your time more efficiently.

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.

7 Things You Can Downsize Right Now

When we think "Downsize" we think trading a big home for a small one. Don't stop there — there's lots of smaller stuff to downsize, too!

Here's What You Need to Know About 529 ABLE Accounts

If you're the parent of a special-needs child, the 529 ABLE account can be a valuable resource in helping your child thrive.