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The Upside of Down

As we watch the markets sink and gyrate, it's a scary time. There's talk of a major recession. While the downsides of a downturn are obvious and very real -- lost work, lost invest

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in April

If you want to spend some of your tax refund, get your money's worth by reviewing the deals in this month's What to Buy.

15 Ways to Solve Your Problem

When you're facing a difficult situation, these 15 techniques — from going outside to remembering the Alamo — can help you find your solution.

My Number One Tip for College Students

College is a time of learning, experimenting...and wasting time. Stop doing that last one, and discover how much more fun (and success) you can have.

7 Pitfalls That Can Bloat a Home Office Budget

Working from home sounds like a great idea, but it's easy to bust your budget building the perfect office. Here's how to outfit your space for less.

An energy bill of $0.00

I'm not sure what you pay for energy each month, but combining natural gas, gas for the car and electricity, I'm way over $250. This guy, Mr. Mike Strizki, does it all for nothing. [more]

12 Green Living Habits That'll Save You Every Month

With just a few small tweaks to your routine, soon you'll be treading lightly and carrying a heavy wallet.

Frugal Transport--bicycling

Three years ago I started bicycling to work. It was a gradual thing. It took extra planning to ride--there were issues with clothing, issues with carrying stuff on the bike.

Best Credit Cards to Rebuild Credit After Bankruptcy

These are the best credit cards to get after a bankruptcy to fix your credit score.

5 Ways That Charitable Giving Can Improve Your Finances

Can you afford to be generous? Or can you afford NOT to be? Learn how charitable giving can actually improve your finances.

Back to Reality: Coming Down after the Holidays

Whatever holidays you celebrate in November, December, and January, they're over now. We spend November and December gearing up, getting ready, anticipating days off from work, tra

How to Pay Less Interest on Your Credit Card Debt

You may be able to pay down your credit card debt faster with a personal loan. These are things you should consider.

Best Money Tips: Tuition-Free Colleges

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share the world of tuition-free colleges, how to decode and decrease the ER bill, and why it doesn't matter how much you

BOGO on The Dark Knight (or any other film you'd prefer to see...if there is one)

Quick, simple deal for all you movie fans out there (which is most of you I presume). FANDANGO is once again doing a BOGO offer on movie tickets, which means you can get a free tic

Home Delivery: Local and Long Distance

If your interests in simplicity and frugality have as much to do with protecting the environment and using less resources as they do with saving money, give some thought to revi

NotchUp - Get Paid to Go on Interviews

Do you want to be paid for going to interviews? A new Silicon Valley startup is doing just that! Read on for my impressions of NotchUp and details on how you can earn some cash by

7 Careers That Pay Women More Than Men

While the gender pay gap is still too big across the board, there are a few jobs that reward women with more. A few may surprise you.

Can You Really Make a Living in the Gig Economy?

Making a stable living in the booming gig economy isn't easy, but it is possible.

6 Ways to Be a Better Friend Without Any Effort

We'd all like to be better friends — and we should be. Keep your friends close with some simple relationship builders.

How to Navigate 3 Common Money Arguments With Your Significant Other

Couples don't always see eye-to-eye — especially over money. Recognize these common fault lines and you can learn to steer around them.