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Save Money: Take the Boring Challenge

Most people think saving money has to be fun and exciting in order to work. Not so. I took The Boring Challenge and saved over $2,000. How much money will you save?

Still Without Health Insurance? Here’s How Much the Penalties Will Cost You

Health insurance may feel like a an expense you might just decide to forego, but going without can be a far costlier move.

Wantable Makeup: Premium Cosmetics at a Bargain Price

Wantable promises to send you things you'll love, but do the products measure up to the cost? Open a box with a Wise Bread blogger to find out!

Make Your Dishwasher Last (Almost) Forever With These 6 Tricks

A modern new dishwasher should last 15 years, but you can extend the machine's useful lifetime much longer than that with a few simple maintenance chores.

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with a Recalcitrant HMO

Most of us will, at one time or another, have to struggle with our insurance company over payment approval, referral approval, or any one of a myriad of other common issues. Here a

Ask the Readers: What Winter Savings Tip Do You Swear By?

It's here! Fall has arrived, and with it reports of frost, breezy evenings, and *gasp* snow! If you're not already thinking ahead to how you'll ever pay that ominous heating bill

Best Money Tips: 5 Ways You're Overpaying for Health Care

Today we found articles on ways you’re spending too much on health care, how to optimize your workspace, and why sales tax holidays are not as great as they sound.

What Is a “Value-Added Tax,” Anyway?

Probably due to the fact that my monthly health insurance premiums rose dramatically this year, and also because I am about to take a state-mandated 5% pay cut, my ears really per

12 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Mood

Being in a bad mood is no fun for you — or for those around you. Try these non-pharmaceutical mood enhancers to brighten a gloomy day.

15 Reasons You Should Eat More Chocolate

Go ahead and reach for the chocolate. It's delicious, and even better, it's good for a better mind, a better body — and even better sex.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Maximize Savings at Costco

Today we found some amazing articles on maximizing your savings at Costco, smart ways to cut your electricity bill, and how to become a millionaire.

The Art of the Group Gift

While simple, group giving can also become a sticky situation if done badly. Here are some guidelines for group giving.

Uglify Your Stuff To Keep It Safe

I buy things based on how they look as well as what they do. But what attracts you to objects also attracts thieves. And so, has the time come to "uglify your stuff?"

Frugality, Simplicity, and Sustainability

Are strategies like dumpster diving sustainable?

Amazon Prime Benefits and How to Avoid the Price Hike

Prime is being raised by $20. Learn how to get it at a discount (or free!) and why it is still worth it.

5 Ways to Pay Off High Interest Credit Card Debt

Don't let high interest credit card debt totally derail your money. Pay it off, quickly, with a few smart moves.

How Low Can You Go? Taking the No Heat Challenge

Most of us aren't ready to give up home heating altogether, but here are a few tricks we can learn from the hardcore heat resisters.

Do You "Want" to Be Happy? Then Here's What You Need to Do.

Always feeling like you want something is not the key to a joyful life. Learn how to curb the urge to acquire and achieve the happiness you deserve.

Slam Dunk Personal Finance Tips From the NBA

Few of us have the on-court talent to command an NBA salary, but we can still learn some money lessons from the world of pro players.

Weird Money Facts: Why We Throw Money in Fountains

Ever wonder where the tradition of throwing coins into wishing wells originated? Well, read on and wonder no more!