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3 Ways to Travel Free (Or At Least Really Darned Cheap!)

How would you like to get out and "see the world"? Visit the Carthage Ruins or spend a week just hiking across Europe. Paris, Italy or maybe the Bahamas... there's really just no e

Ask the Readers: Do You Read Personal Finance Books?

Tell us about the personal finance books you read and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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

Psychology and Loans: The Strange Reasons Why You Make Bad Decisions

You might think that when it comes to big financial decisions, you only make logical, rational decisions. But research suggests that you don't.

Best Money Tips: Best Ways to Save Money for 2013

Today we found some stellar articles on ways to save money for 2013, lowering your summer cooling bill, and jobs to get in college.

What To Buy (and Avoid Buying) in May

Spring has definitely sprung! Now's the time to buy spring supplies for next year, but it's definitely not the time to buy stuff for summer.

Getting Your Money Back Without Losing Your Friendship

Lent a friend some money and still waiting to be repaid? Ask for your money back politely and frankly to keep both your money and your friends.

Best Money Tips: Financial Moves for Your 20s

Today we found financial moves to make in your 20s, smart ways to use salt, and Craigslist tips that’ll improve your finances.

Fun Things For Five Dollars Or Less In And Around Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Want to have a fun day but short on cash? Here are some outings around my town that I have enjoyed, nearly all for free.

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Follow Your Frugal Bliss

Sometimes reading about frugal phenoms can be discouraging instead of inspiring. The lady who raises her own laying hens on her balcony, the family that gets hundreds of dollars in

Help! My Money Scares Me!: Tips for Educating Yourself Without Feeling Overwhelmed

Do you feel lost at the very idea of having a budget, let alone a comprehensive financial plan? Does it make your head hurt to think about how much you make and how much you spend?

Ask the Readers: Did You Shop Memorial Day Sales?

Tell us whether you shopped Memorial Day sales and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Fall Activity?

Tell us about your favorite fall activity and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Frugality and the Myth of Self-Denial

Contrary to popular opinion, frugality isn't all about self-denial. Discover how little luxuries can help keep you frugal.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Finances Before Retirement

Make the transition to retirement a little easier by taking care of few personal finance tasks before your income shrinks.

7 Frequent Flyer Rules to Go Farther on Fewer Miles

Travel reward points and miles are like dollars — you work hard to earn them, and you should spend them wisely. Learn how.

5 Sure-Fire Signs of an Investment Scam

Even well-educated and honest people can get conned. Learn the signs of a scheme to avoid losing your savings.

How Credit Inquiries Affect Your Credit Score

Not all credit inquiries will affect your credit score. Here's what you need to know about those that do and those that don't.