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2009 Entertainment Book Giveaway

As a special gift to one lucky Wise Bread reader, the publishers of Entertainment.com has given me a 2009 Entertainment Book to give away!

CitiMortgage Told Me to Default on My Loan

Only in the completely screwed-up world of the lending industry would this be a logical and serious piece of advice. But that’s basically what I was told after calling CitiMortg

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Make Moonshine

Making moonshine is especially easy because running it through a still makes all the delicate balancing of flavors that mark a great beer or wine irrelevant.

What was your best purchase in the past year?

This week, Wise Bread writers share our favorite purchases from the past year. Being frugal isn't just about saving money--it's about spending wisely. Shopping isn't a sin, and fru

How Buying a House Impacts Your Career

Believe it or not, buying a house impacts your career as much as it does your finances.

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Idea of a Perfect Valentine's Day?

Tell us your idea of a perfect Valentine's Day and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Is hunting/fishing a good way to feed your family?

As times get tougher, I have began to wonder how many people will turn to hunting and fishing as a means to provide food for their families. I don't think I have the stamina to tra

The Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Debt Early

You dream of being debt-free, but is it all it's cracked up to be?

A New Lender Took Over My Mortgage — Now What?

Mortgages are sold every day. If that happens to you, follow these five steps to get through the transition.

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Topic: Date Night on a Budget! Join our conversation for chance to win Amazon gift cards! Use #WBChat to participate!

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Vacation Destination?

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

How to Negotiate on Everything for Your Wedding

The wedding of your dreams will probably cost a pretty penny. Luckily, you can negotiate the price on everything.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Favorite Healthy Snacks?

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

8 Things You Can Make in an Instant Pot to Save Money

Aside from the classic dishes you can make in an Instant Pot, there are several everyday items you can make that'll also save you money!

5 Reasons Not to Apply for a Loan Modification in the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) rolled out last year currently has over 700,000 people in trial modifications and a little over 30,000 in "permanent" modifications.

Bottled Water, Bottled Hype Part 3

This is the third in a three-part series about bottled water. To read the first installment, click here. To read the second installment, click here. We’ve talked a bit about bottled water. [more]