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EcoUsable Ech2o Stainless Steel Filtered Water Bottle GIVEAWAY!

I feel the same way about plastic water bottles as Andrea (read here Bottled Water, Bottled Hype series), and many others who feel that it's disturbing that over 60 million plastic

40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune

Traveling doesn't have to break the bank. Get discounts and the insider scoop with these great resources.

Stylish Coupon Organizers Giveaway

Two super cool companies approached us recently about introducing Wise Bread readers to their stylish coupons organizers. We know how our readers love to save money and look cool d

JP Monkey Reusable Grocery Bags Giveaway

Still haven't gotten around to picking up a reusuable bag for your grocery shopping? Didn't get a chance to snag a bag for free? Maybe JP Monkey will give you some incentive to ge

Visa: Debit cards help keep mystery spending to a minimum

Spending only the cash you have is the best way to maintaining financial independence. However, I've always wondered if the cash-only system works for people who suck at keeping r

Book Review: Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields

Jonathan Fields was a six-figure power attorney in Manhattan before he became a serial lifestyle entrepreneur, speaker, writer, marketing gun, yoga innovator, artist, and author. I

7 Ways To Lower Water Heater Costs

Your water heater can account for 13% of home energy costs. The good news is that there are small, easy tweaks you can make to lower those costs and conserve energy at the same ti

Book Review and Giveaway: Good Deals & Smart Steals

By the editors of Good Housekeeping, this handy book offers hundreds of ideas for getting the best value for your money on every kind of purchase. I've also got two copies to give

Free download of Suze Orman's latest book: 2009 Action Plan

Download Suze Orman's new book, Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan FREE on Oprah.com, and enter our giveaway for a SIGNED copy!

Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell's most recent book is a fascinating look into the stories of people who seem at first glance to be Outliers, those who rose to the top through an extraordinary tal

Wise Bread Giveaway: Free Acer Ultra Mini PC Courtesy of Staples

Staples is giving one lucky Wise Bread reader a free Acer Ultra Mini PC! To enter, simply answer the question: "Which electronic items are on your family's wish list?"

Women of personal finance spotlight: Julia Scott from Daily News here to answer your questions

For this entire week 12/8 - 12/14, Julia Scott, from the Los Angeles Daily News will be answering questions in our forums. Julia will talk about bargain hunting, what it's like bl

Roundup: Thanksgiving Survival

'Tis the season for family and food, but also family and food-related stress. Here are some tips that will help get you through the next few months with grace, beauty, and health.

Google Phone (G1) Review

I read as many reviews as I could get my hands on before heading out on release day to sign up. Most reviewers agree that the OS is great, but it's not as fancy or impressive as th

Women of personal finance spotlight: Frugal Upstate here to answer your questions

For this entire week Jenn from Frugal Upstate will be answering questions in our forums about blogging, personal finance, and frugal living. Jenn is quite a fascinating and accompl

Women of personal finance spotlight: Lynnae from Being Frugal here to answer your questions

For this entire week Lynnae from Being Frugal will be answering questions in our forums about frugal living, blogging, and personal finance. Lynnae is one of the most beloved fruga

Museum Day 2008 -- Free admission Saturday only!!

This Saturday, September 27, hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide are opening their doors and participating in Museum Day. Enjoy free general admission for ONE DAY O

Women of personal finance spotlight: Donna Freedman from MSN here to answer your questions

For this entire week Donna Freedman from MSN's Smart Spending blog will be answering questions in our forums about personal finance, frugal living, and her writing career. Donna is

Women of personal finance spotlight: Allese Thomson from Wesabe here to answer your questions

Allese started out as an summer intern at Wesabe, a hot personal finance startup. A year later, she is now the official manager of Wesabe's growing user community. For the rest o

Women of personal finance spotlight: Nina Smith of Queercents here to answer your questions

Nina is a savvy real estate investor and the founder of Queercents--a personal finance blog serving the LGBT community. Although Queercents targets a specific audience, its advice