Hot Today

Wise Bread articles that are hot today.

You’re Fired! 20 Signs That a Pink Slip is Coming

If you can answer yes to THREE or more of these questions, you may want to think about sprucing up your resume and dry-cleaning your best interview attire.

Ask the Readers: Do You Use Business Cards? (Special $100 Giveaway)

Tell us if you use business cards and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card or a set of die-cut business cards!

What's the silver lining in this recession? Share your answer to win $10

All we hear these days are doom and gloom news about layoffs, bankruptcies and stock market dips. But it can't be all bad out there. So we're asking you: What are some silver lin

BillShrink Giving Away $2,500 to Wise Bread Readers

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment telling us how you would spend all that money. Will you pay some bills, start a college fund, or have some fun?

Ask the Readers: What Splurge Has Most Improved Your Life?

Tell us what splurge has most improved you life and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

CitiMortgage Told Me to Default on My Loan

Only in the completely screwed-up world of the lending industry would this be a logical and serious piece of advice. But that’s basically what I was told after calling CitiMortg

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper

The lawn tonic recipe came from a former groundskeeper at a golf course. All you need are 5 common household ingredients and a 10-gallon hose-end sprayer.

The Best Secured Credit Cards

If you have no or a bad credit history, getting a secured card could help you build or rebuild your credit score. Find out if one of these cards is right for you.

Banks Can Manipulate Your Transactions, Then Charge You 1750% Overdraft Fee

Learn how your bank's tricky policies can deplete your account.

The cost of a free ride - why not to use a buyer's agent

This little real estate agent secret could potentially save you thousands on your new home.

Ask the Readers: What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

Tell us what advice you would give your younger self and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Save Money on Shaving With These Razor Tricks

Make your razor go the extra mile — and last up to a year — with these money-saving (and razor-saving) tricks.

How many human lives is a flat panel TV worth?

Listen, I know I can be an elitist sometimes, but I occasionally shop at Walmart. But regardless of how good the deals are, how could any, or all, of the merchadise inside a Wal-ma

The Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards

If you're fighting to reduce your credit card debt, a balance transfer card can be a powerful tool. Read this list to find the best card for you.

What was your best purchase in the past year?

This week, Wise Bread writers share our favorite purchases from the past year. Being frugal isn't just about saving money--it's about spending wisely. Shopping isn't a sin, and fru

The Best Travel Reward Credit Cards

Jason's family has been earning free travel for over 20 years. These are his favorite travel rewards cards.

5 Kitchen Luxuries That Are Worth It (and 5 That Aren't)

When it comes to saving time, cooking food right, and making meals delicious, these simple kitchen investments can go a long way.

How to recognize and answer illegal interview questions

In the United States job seekers are protected by a myriad of anti-discrimination laws. Despite these laws many potential employers still want employees that fit a narrow profile

Someone Took Out a Loan in Your Name. Now What?

A fraudulent loan can have dire consequences for your personal finances. Here's how you can fix the problem, stat.

5 Renovations That Don't Increase Your Resale Value

Before you get started on a new home renovation, make sure you know if it'll increase your resale value.