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Ask the Readers: What Are Your Alternative Thanksgiving Traditions?

Tell us about your alternative Thanksgiving traditions and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

7 Surprising Ways Retirement Has Gotten Easier

Good news, older Americans; retirement is better than ever.

Best Money Tips: How to Spot Common Medical Billing Mistakes

Today we found articles on how to spot common medical billing errors, using momentum to get out of a mental rut, and money questions to ask your partner this Valentine’s Day.

Volunteer to Travel: 11 Opportunities for Free or Very Cheap Travel

Here are 11 options for free or very cheap travel through volunteering.

3 Reasons Taking a Loan For Your Wedding Is a Bad Idea

A big wedding comes with a hefty price tag. Borrowing to pay for it will have you saying "I do" to years of debt, too.

How to Use Credit Cards to Improve Your Credit Score

There's no mystery to building a good credit score, but you do need to follow a few simple rules with your credit cards.

The Fastest Way to Pay Off $10,000 in Credit Card Debt

Want to know how to get rid of your credit card debt fast? Here's our two-step method.

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 5 Best Blackout Curtains

Sleeping when the sun is up isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these blackout curtains and the sun will never disturb your snooze again.

17 Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know

Car salesmen have a lot of tricks up their sleeves to help separate you from your money. Learn what to watch out for.

6 Ways You're Wearing Out Your Furnace Too Soon

You don't want your furnace to break down in the dead of winter. Here's how you might be wearing it out too soon.

How to Streamline Your Travel Rewards Strategy

Having travel rewards scattered across multiple brands can become a real mess. Here's how to clean it up.

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.

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Work in Your Downtime

Working in your downtime isn't just a drag — it's dangerous to your health and wellbeing.

How to Tell If Your Vacation Package a Good Deal

Bundled vacation packages tend to help consumers save. But are they truly a good deal?

10 Surprising Ways to Negatively Affect Your Credit Score

Even when you aren't applying for a credit card or loan, your credit score can be affected by a variety of actions — even forgetting to return your library books.

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks

Carrying everything you need while traveling isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these travel backpacks and your stuff will be readily available at all times.

Best Money Tips: How to Score Radical Savings on Clothing

Today we found articles on the top tips for saving money on clothing, legit ways to lower your student loan payments, and the best plants to grow if you want to save on groceries.

10 Ways to Get Free (or Almost Free) Airline Tickets

Airfare isn't cheap, and it's rarely free. But if you can be flexible with your travel plans and know whom to ask (and how), you really can fly for free.

Yes, You Need "Fun Money" in Your Budget

Being frugal doesn't mean kissing fun goodbye. In fact, you should be budgeting for it!