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Colorado and World Series Fans Will Just Have to Wait

It has been a disappointing day of online turmoil at the Colorado Rockies website

What are your favorite free web services?

What are your favorite free web services? Is it a social website like Myspace, a productivity tool like Google Docs, or a randomly fun service like Pandora? Share your favorites

Trade versus localization

Localization--eating locally grown foods and buying locally produced goods--has become trendy just lately. For the past twenty years, though, globalization has been the dominate f

Woo-hoo for Wufoo!

This fabulous form building and organizing program is one of those things you don't even know you need until you see it. A must have for both personal use and for your business

When Priorities Collide: How to Keep Your Head

My guess is that many of you Wisebread readers know your financial priorities and have some idea of how you want to achieve these, though you may not have all the details ironed ou

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Recall

You don't have to throw out recalled products! In fact, sometimes it's a lucky break to see an old toy recalled, because you can usually take it back for a full refund.

Don’t Cash That Insurance Check; It May Not Be Yours

Did you get an unexpected payment from your insurance company? Health insurance overpayments and mispaym

5 ways to get better sleep...TONIGHT!!!

I'm not what you would call "A Good Sleeper." Never have been, at least not as long as I can remember. Since going through a day zombie-like is not fun (and not very

Cracking the Infamous McDonalds Monopoly Game

Your chances of winning McDonald's Monopoly game are all based on the odds of finding one particular piece from each set.

Can a vacuum owner be protected?

“Does the (Good Housekeeping) Seal mean anything?” was a question posed by Ivan, a Wise Bread reader and vacuum consumer. Having had a bad experience but now hopeful for a performs

Where Are my Photos? Picturebug Goes out of Business

Today I received a notice that Picturebug is going out of business.

For Best Results, Turn Your Kid's Pants Inside Out

Designer kids’ clothes are not cheap. And while boutique looks are adorable and all the rage for younger tots, they don’t exactly fit into our

Canadians are Getting Fleeced by Their Own Dollar

The buck stops here. For the first time in over three decades, the Canadian Dollar has surpassed the U.S. Dollar. And by the end of this year, predictions are that

How to Become an Expert

This article is not about how to fake being an expert, so it's not some quick, easy thing you can do and then be way better at something tomorrow. It's about actually becoming

Legendary rock band Radiohead charges "whatever you want" for latest album

It's making huges waves through the music industry, which is hardly surprising. Organizations like the RIAA have been trying, and failing I think, to crack down on illegal musi

A Note on Consumer Justice

Remember my lamps? These lamps? I’m not surprised if you don’t—I mentioned th

13 alternatives to paying for homework help

Being overwhelmed with homework seems to be a badge of parental honor. If homework is heaping, you may look to costly resources for help. In "How Homework Is Hurting Our Fa

How to Get Rid of All Your Crap

In my journey from being a North American Entrepreneur to a Professional Hobo, I had to shed a lot of crap. For the purposes of this article I will fo

It can be done; how to fold the perfect fitted sheet.

I'm no slouch when it comes to folding laundry. I'll happily do my share, although my wife does way more than I do. However, I've just never understood that folding nig

Confessions of a Former Payday Loan Junkie

Can you say “Cash in a Flash?” That’s all I was concerned about when I began financial suicide using payday loans 9 years ago. I

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7 Organizations That Need Your Help During Christmas

Get into the spirit of the season and spread some Christmas cheer with these seven opportunities to volunteer your time. It doesn't take much!

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Today we found articles on ways to earn extra money before the holidays, simple tips for taking better family photos, and the hidden costs of car ownership.

12 Better Ways to Spend $1,000 Than on the New iPhone

Ohh, look! A shiny new iPhone! Do your wallet a favor and keep on walking.

Best Money Tips: How to Be a Frugal Parent During the Holidays

Today we found articles on how to be a frugal parent during the holidays, easy investment tips for beginners, and what to do with your time and money when you retire.

Ask the Readers: Who Inspires You?

Tell us who inspires you and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

7 Essential Money Moves for New Parents

Having a kid is scary — and expensive! These money moves can make the transition a lot easier on your wallet.

6 Smart Financial Gifts to Give Your Kids This Year

Finance isn't just for adults. These money-themed gifts will set your kids up for a bright financial future.

Holiday Gifts: 6 Fun Games That Teach Money and Finance

Need some gift ideas for the kids? These games are fun and will teach them about money, too.

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Instead of buying that shiny new toy for your kiddoes, maybe they should pay for it.

How to Prepare Your Kids to Live On Their Own

One day your kids will be living under their own roof. Will they be prepared to go it alone?

7 Money Conversations Parents Should Have With Their Adult Kids

Your kids aren't babies anymore. It's time to sit down and talk finance.

How to Make Money by Creating YouTube Videos

Believe it or not, you can have a decent little side hustle by creating quality content on YouTube.

10 Ways to Combat "Impostor Syndrome"

Impostor syndrome — that feeling of being a fake in high stakes social situations — often stands in the way of success. Don't let it.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Give Back on Thanksgiving

Today we found articles on ways to give back on Thanksgiving, staying healthy during the holidays, and saving money when you start a business.

Best Money Tips: Effective Ways to Deal With Toxic People

Today we found articles on effective ways to deal with toxic people, unexpected uses for hydrogen peroxide, and easy ways to protect your pets in the winter.

5 Affordable Vacations to Please Every Age Group

Learn about the best and most affordable vacation options for group trips and multi-generational families.

How to Turn Your Instagram Account Into a Paying Gig

Instagram isn't just for pics of your daily latte and your adorable cat. You can make money with it, too!

The 5 Best Travel Cable Organizers

Keeping your tech cables organized isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these travel cable organizers and you'll be able to grab the right charger the moment you need it.

Teach Your Kids About Money With Their Holiday Gift Lists

Kids see the holidays as a gifts-filled free-for-all. You can turn those gimme-gimmes into some valuable money lessons.

How to Protect Your Retirement Account From a Hack

You know your bank account and credit card can get hacked. But are you forgetting to monitor your hard-earned retirement savings?