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Decipher Credit Card Offers With the Schumer Box

Credit card issuers are required to clearly display key credit terms in an easy-to-read format — the Schumer Box. Here’s how to unlock its meaning.

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.

47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend

When lazy-day boredom sets in, it's time to get creative. Here are 47 ideas to get you started on a fun and frugal weekend.

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.

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.

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?

The Best Cash Back Credit Cards

If you're responsible with your credit, a rewards credit card can be a nice perk -- free stuff! If you don't want to bother with points programs, choose a cash rewards card.

Walmart vs. Sam's Club: Who Actually Has the Better Deals?

Walmart may be rolling back prices, but certain items are cheaper at Sam's Club. Here's where to get the best deals on stuff you probably buy.

5 Things to Know Before Adding Someone to the Deed

Before you add someone to the deed on your home, you should be aware of these five things.

How a Credit Card Can Actually Help You Get Out of Debt

Is paying off debt with a credit card ever a good idea? In some cases, yes.

Make Your DVD Player Region-Free in Seconds

Region coding can, in most cases, be removed from your DVD player using a simple remote-control code that unlocks the player.

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.

16 Small Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Finances

Believe it or not, you can improve your finances in a big way by making several small money moves.

4 Simple Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Investing

Don't be daunted by the stock market. With a little change in outlook, you can conquer your investing fears.

How to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Theft

Don't let a scammer get a hold of your credit card number. Here's how to keep your account secure.

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.

TJ Maxx Giving Away $500 in Gift Cards to Wise Bread Readers

In addition to the giveaway, we also have lots of insider tips about how to maximize savings at T.J. Maxx and how to find the best frugal fall fashions for kids.

HP Giving Away $500 to a Lucky Wise Bread Reader

To enter tell us your smartest investment. It can be anything! A degree, cooking lessons, hot stock, or a great pair of shoes.

How to Maximize Rewards on Everyday Spending

If you're not using your travel or cash back card for certain expenses, you're leaving valuable rewards on the table.

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.