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Ask the Readers: What's Your Healthy New Year's Habit?

How will your health habits will change in January? Will you save money as a result? Or do you even bother waiting until the New Year (you can start now!)? We'd love to hear what o

Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Re-Gifted?

It's a sticky subject, but something that is very common. We're talking regifting, and with the economy making shopping new a little bit harder than last year, it's something that

Ask the Readers: Are Rebates Worth It? (Your Chance to win $10!)

Do you rebate? Are you smart about it? Do you buy stuff you don't even want or need so that you can eventually recoup all your money? Or do you avoid the practice altogether. We

Ask the Readers: Do You Do Black Friday?

I want to hear your thoughts on the all things Black Friday -- if you have any. Share them here in our comment thread or on Twitter, and you'll be entered to win one of two $10 A

Ask the Readers: Do You Have the Tools? (Chance to win MS Office!)

Since sharing is really what we want to be about, we don't just want to give you ideas -- we want to equip you with tools, as well! That's why in addition to this week's prizes of

Ask the Readers: How Do You Manage Stress and Spending? (Your Chance to Win $10)

What do you think about stress and spending? Are they closely related? Do you see one causing the other? Or are you in a place where you can manage stress and/or spending indepen

Ask the Readers: Is Now the Time to Shop?

Are you thinking that maybe, this year is a "special" year? Do you think it may be wise to buy as soon as possible, instead of waiting out the pending Black Friday tradition and t

Ask the Readers: Do Gift Cards Make a Good Gift?

What do you think? Are gift cards a cop-out or the perfect present for picky people? Do you find that they make the process of gifting easier? Would you prefer to receive one?

Ask the Readers: What Winter Savings Tip Do You Swear By?

It's here! Fall has arrived, and with it reports of frost, breezy evenings, and *gasp* snow! If you're not already thinking ahead to how you'll ever pay that ominous heating bill

Ask the Readers: Are We Making a Comeback?

News analysts, finance gurus, and even the guy at the grocery store all have their opinions on whether this is the tail end of a painful spot in our economic history. What do you t

Ask the Readers: Would People Be Shocked By What You Earn?

You don't have to live on either end of the earning spectrum to challenge the stigmas attached with your annual salary. Sometimes, we can fool others into thinking our lifestyle ma

Ask the Readers: Is a Penny Saved Really a Penny Earned?

You hear it all the time: A penny found here, is one you don't have to earn somewhere else. But with all the talks of skipping lattes to create huge financial gains down the road,

TJ Maxx Giving Away $500 in Gift Cards to Wise Bread Readers

In addition to the giveaway, we also have lots of insider tips about how to maximize savings at T.J. Maxx and how to find the best frugal fall fashions for kids.

Ask the Readers: Are You Saving Up for an Emergency?

We want to hear your thoughts on food storage. Do you do it for emergency insurance? Do you have it only as a result of amazing CVS deals gone wild? Is it something you feel is imp

Check Out Wise Bread's New Podcast & Win $100

Check out our new podcast for a chance to win $100 and free copies of "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing."

Ask the Readers: What are Your Best Entertainment Tips? (A Chance to Win Tickets to a Broadway Show!)

Broadway fans have seen the current economy cutting into their entertainment budget, often leaving them without room for tickets to some of the most magnificent shows in the U.S.!

Ask the Readers: Budgets - Are They "Hot" or Not? (Your Chance to Win $10!)

Was a firm financial goal something that drew you to your significant other? Was it even discussed? Did appearing to "keep up with the Joneses" have any influence on what finally

Ask The Readers: To Clip or Not to Clip? (A Chance to Win $10!)

Are you a coupon-clipper? Do you plan on becoming one? Have you shunned the practice out of principle, time, or apathy? Maybe you clip a little here and there, but leave the har

Ask The Readers: What is Your Personal Finance "Story?" (A Chance to Win $10!)

Everyone is writing a book these days (even a few personal finance blogs we know.. *ahem*). If you could, what would you call it? What would you cover? Answer for your chance to

Ask the Readers: Who is Your Online Personal Finance/Frugality Hero? (A Chance to Win $10!)

Is there an online blogger, columnist, or personality who has really inspired you to take charge of your finances? Do you secretly hope to meet a big-name PF writer some day? Is

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Ask the Readers: Will You Be Shopping on Black Friday?

Tell us whether you are shopping on Black Friday and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: How Do You Work Exercise Into Your Day?

Tell us how you work exercise into your day and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Morning Routine?

Tell us about your morning routine and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Cook at Home?

Tell us how often you cook at home and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite DIY Halloween Costume?

Tell us about your favorite DIY Halloween costume and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Do You Like Most About Autumn?

Tell us what you like most about Autumn and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: Do You Celebrate Halloween?

Tell us whether you celebrate Halloween and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: Do You Use an Online Bank?

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Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Productivity Tool?

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Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Replace Your Phone?

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Ask the Readers: Where Do You Want to Retire?

Tell us where you want to retire and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: Where Do You Want to Be, Financially, in 5 Years?

Tell us where you want to be, financially, in 5 years and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: How Do You Unwind After Work?

Tell us how you unwind after work and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Money Advice Would You Give a College Student?

Tell us what money advice you would give to a college student and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Was Your Most Expensive Purchase, Ever?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Steve, Diane, and Anna for winning this week's contest! For most frugal-minded people, everyday life is filled with many small purchases with a few mid-range expenses sprinkled in. [more]

Ask the Readers: Will You Shop Back-to-School Sales?

Tell us whether you shop back-to-school sales and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards!

We’re looking for your feedback to help make our site better — and you could win a $200 Amazon gift card!

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Way to Beat the Heat?

Tell us about your favorite way to beat the heat and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: How Do You Use Less Water?

Tell us how you use less water and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Summer Travel?

Tell us how you save on summer travel and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!