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7 Money Lessons I Learned From Martial Arts

Deep money lessons can be found in the most unlikely places — even the dojo.

9 Money Lessons to Take From the Great Depression

The Depression was a dark time in America's history, but it did yield some incredible tips for surviving on a budget and saving money.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: How to Turn Your Spouse Into a Money Saver

Max is owning her crazy in her journey to save $31K this year. Her husband, Mr. Spendypants, is along for the ride.

One Simple Thing You Can Do Today to Start Living Frugally

Start living a life more frugal — right now! — with one simple shift in perspective.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Freelancers Make

What could be better than being your own boss and setting your own schedule? Nothing, really, if you avoid deep pitfalls like these!

6 Common Debt Reduction Roadblocks — And How to Beat Them

Excuses are the enemy of debt reduction. Don't let yourself get stopped by one of these repayment roadblocks.

The 12-Month Get-Richer Plan

You can achieve a whole lot in 12 short months. Start today and this time next year you'll be a whole lot better off.

10 Frugal Hacks for Single Living

Lots of frugal living advice is for couples and families, but anyone can cut costs dramatically while living alone, too — no roommate required!

10 Easy Ways to Get Your Finances Fit For Summer

Summer's almost here! Give your finances the bikini bod they deserve and breeze through summer.

Get Your Home Cleaner Than a Pro Can — And Save Big

Save money on a cleaning service by using a little elbow grease of your own. Your home will sparkle — and it's a lot easier than you think!

5 Ways to Stop Your Mindless Spending

One-click buying, impulse shopping trips… Learn how to keep more of your money by developing more money-mindfulness.

6 Fun Games That Teach Your Kids About Money

Teaching your children financial literacy is as easy as playing a game.

8 Morning Mantras That’ll Help Keep Your Finances on Track

Keeping your finances on track takes work, and surprisingly, a little bit of Zen. These daily reminders can help you reach your money goals.

8 Reasons the Easter Bunny Should Give Money Instead of Candy

While you're letting your kids gorge on candy, consider weaving in these lessons in personal finance.

Save More Money With 5 Sneaky Tricks

Struggling to build up a savings? It might be all in your frame of mind...

The Surprising Way Birth Order Decides Your Money Habits

Can't figure out why you keep making the same money mistakes? Your birth order might be to blame.

Are You Letting FOMO Ruin Your Finances?

FOMO can prompt us to make a lot of questionable decisions. Get your envy in check and regain control of your life — and your money.

Can a Capsule Wardrobe Actually Save You Money?

Declutter your closet KonMari-style and then crunch the numbers. A capsule wardrobe can work if you plan carefully.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Finances Before Retirement

Make the transition to retirement a little easier by taking care of few personal finance tasks before your income shrinks.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Why I Need to Find $31K This Year

Wise Bread writer Max Wong needs to find an extra $31,000 this year. She's up for the challenge, and we're along for the ride.