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Oprah's Best Life Week $250 Goodies Giveaway

One lucky Wise Bread reader will win a nifty gift package including items from Oprah's store and “Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan” signed by Suze Orman.

Financial Advice And Free Book Offer From Zen Master Leo Babauta

Author of the popular Zen Habits blog stops by Wise Bread to give away a free ebook that will help you thrive on the bad economy. Leo also gives us a preview of the philosophy behi

Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards: Fees and Fraud Protection

Debit cards might be better than credit cards because in theory, you'll spend less if you are only paying with money you have. But how do debit cards stack up in terms of fees and

Suze Orman's Financial Advice For Wise Bread Readers

Suze invited Wise Bread to a bloggers-only event and gave us a ton of great tips about how to survive in this tough economy. Suze talks about the most dramatic financial change you

Wise Bread giveaway: $250 gift card courtesy of Scott products

Entering the contest is easy. Just drop by our frugal living forum and answer the question: Are you cutting back on spending?

New York Times turns off double click dictionary pop ups!

The New York Times website had a terrible feature that would open a new window every time you double clicked on any word in a story.  The window pointed to a definition of the word you just highligthed.  Apparently the Times had a pretty low opinion [more]

We just need to vote

Barack Obama is sounding more presidential with every speech.  When his supporters booed John McCain, he responded not with glee or bitterness, but with class. "No, we don't need that," said Obama.  The boos die down a bit. [more]

The AIG retreat pictures: Why it's worse than you think

AIG defended the $440,000 corporate retreat as a reward for their independent brokers. But just a few years ago AIG got in trouble for bribing independent brokers to betray their c

Best Money Tips: NPR Explains Financial Mess in Terms the Average Joe Can Understand

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week, learn how to travel for less than you live on at home, the tricky new grocery pricing trap, 6 simple steps to create

Get Your Free Credit Score from Credit Karma

Credit Karma offers free credit scores to consumer with no strings attached. It is a truly free service: There's nothing to cancel and they don't ask for your credit card number.

Wise Bread giveaway: One year supply of Dove & poster signed by cast of The Women

Dove is giving one lucky Wise Bread reader a really nifty prize package: One year supply of Dove, a poster signed by the director and the all-star cast of The Women, and a pair of

Interview with Silicon Valley Blogger of The Digerati Life

The Silicon Valley Blogger from The Digerati Life recently stopped by our forums to do a great Q&A session with our readers. She gave insightful advice on how to write a personal f

Marshalls giving away $250 giftcards to 3 lucky Wise Bread readers

Marshalls is giving away $250 gift cards to 3 of our lucky readers! That's enough money for one heck of a back to school shopping spree.

Frugal Duchess invites Wise Bread readers to NYC book party (August 11)

You are invited to Sharon's Sip 'n Save book party at the Starbucks location at 29th & Park Avenue on August 11! Sharon will be sharing her favorite frugal ideas, offering free sam

Did Russia launch Denial of Service Attacks against Georgia?

At 3:00 am Saturday morning I tried accessing Georgia's main government and presidential websites and received a "network timed out" message. I confirmed with Siteuptime that the

We're giving away tickets to So You Think You Can Dance!

Wise Bread is giving away 2 free tickets to the "So You Think You Can Dance" 2008 tour. Other prizes include 8 free Snuggle Bears and free samples of Snuggle's new fabric softener

Best Money Tips: 20 Healthy Foods for Less Than a Buck

In this week's Best Money Tips roundup: a primer on which organic foods are worth buying, how to cut your spending by $500, the complete guide to protecting your identity, hundr

Ask the Frugal Counselor a question and win her recipe book!

Win a copy of "The Frugal Family's Kitchen Book" by Mary Webber. Mary was the Family Thrift Counselor for Maine Savings Bank for over fourteen years. She will be our guest counse

Best Money Tips: How to Write the Perfect Thank You Note

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week, learn how to write the perfect thank you note, why monthly gym memberships might be ripping you off, the hidden cost

Best Money Tips: The Only 8 Personal Finance Books You'll Ever Need

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. This week, find the 8 essential personal finance books, the only 7 investments you need, free ways to deter burglars, the confes