reviews

Ask the Readers: Do You Read Product Reviews Before Buying?

Tell us if you read product reviews before buying and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Things Tax Preparers Should Tell You

Knowing the right questions to ask can help you get better advice and bigger refunds.

Book Review: The Happy Minimalist

Like frugality and simplicity, minimalism is both a means and an end. It's a way of living light on your wallet and light on the planet, and it enables certain choices (such as

Book Review: One Year to an Organized Financial Life

One Year to an Organized Financial Life is an organized approach to getting organized, breaking down the monstrous task of dealing with financial issues into small st

Book Review: The Trap

For more than two years now writing at Wise Bread, my whole thesis has been that frugality leads to freedom—if you can live cheaply enough, you can choose whatever work calls you,

Book review: Life Inc.

Corporations were invented a few hundred years ago--created to increase the wealth and power of favored businessmen (and the governments that favored them). They have become such

Book review: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

In the days when self-sufficiency was simply the normal way of things, you'd learn the necessary knowledge and skills from your parents. (And from your grandparents, aunts and

7 tips to avoid watching a crappy movie.

How many of you do your research before you rent a movie or go to the cinema? I usually read a bunch of reviews and ask friends. Sometimes I’ll see a movie without reading any revi

You Can't Trust Reviews From PC World and MacWorld

PC World's Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken resigned Tuesday because the magazine's publisher pressured him to "avoid stories that were critical of major advertisors," according to reports by News.com and Wired. When asked for a co [more]