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8 Ways to Decide if It's a "Fund-Worthy" Emergency

You worked hard to build up your emergency fund for a rainy day like today. Is it raining hard enough to dip into your stash of cash?

The Simple Holiday Budget Anyone Can Follow

'Tis the season for holiday spending. Despite all the red and green, this holiday budget will keep you in the black.

9 Things Football Teaches Us About Money

Nickel and dime packages in football aren't actually nickels and dimes. But they might be if you take the right lessons from the game.

The Frugal Colonizer's Guide to Getting to Mars

What if a trip to the red planet cost $200,000? Could you afford to go? Well, with these tips you just might!

8 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Baseball

Our beloved national pastime can teach us a whole lot about hitting a home run with our money.

Change Jars and 8 Other Clever Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

You don't need a windfall to kick-start your savings. These baby steps will do just fine.

7 Retirement Planning Steps Late Starters Must Make

Americans are not very good at saving for retirement. If retirement is looming your horizon, start doing a better job of preparing.

9 Smart Money Moves to Make Before the Holiday Season Begins

Holiday prep is more than just making a list and checking it twice. Get your finances in festive order, too!

6 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Money Master

Inner peace isn't just for your health. Mindfulness and patience could be the key to unlocking good financial management.

6 Thinking Skills Frugal People Should Master

You may be a smart shopper, but thinking frugally is much more than setting your sights on the lowest prices and clearance racks.

Here's What Your Vote Says About Your Money Style

Swinging red or blue on Election Day may depend on how you spend your green.

9 Ways Siri Can Be Your Personal Finance Assistant

You have a round-the-clock, always vigilant personal finance assistant, right in your pocket. Learn how to make the most of it!

The Personal Finance Letter I'd Write to My Younger Self

If you could write a letter of personal finance advice to your younger, less money-smart self, what would you say?

9 Ways Life Is Wonderful When You Swap Your Car for a Bike

Go on two wheels to save your money, time, and sanity. Life is so much better when you opt for pedal power.

5 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Get Married

Finance woes can put a real damper on newly-engaged bliss. Make your marriage happily ever after by getting off to a good financial start.

8 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Get a Promotion

A promotion isn't an invitation to launch a spending spree. Make these smart, responsible money moves instead.

12 Easy Ways to Wake Up Richer Tomorrow Than You Are Today

There are plenty of ways to make a quick buck, but none are easier — and more certain — than these. What are you waiting for?

8 Money Lessons I Learned Selling Office Supplies

Working at an office supply superstore teaches more than just the price of pens. Find out what one Wise Bread writer learned during a first summer job.

When Should You Start Saving for Your Child’s Education?

While college costs continue to soar, how can you best save up for your child’s education?

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.