7 Money Lessons I Learned From Martial Arts

People tell me all the time that it's hard to believe I studied martial arts for six years. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult to my training, but it doesn't matter — I loved the time I spent learning how to discipline my body and my mind. That's the thing about martial arts:... […]

13 Simple Gardening Skills Anybody Can Master

Gardening is a satisfying lifelong hobby that keeps me fit, saves me money on food, and — without sounding too cheesy, I hope — lets me live a more beautiful life. Many people turn to home gardening hoping to gain these benefits, only to find at the end of the summer that they've spent... […]

Best Money Tips: 60+ Money-Saving Ways to Use Baking Soda

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found over 60 uses for baking soda that can help  you save money, career tips that every aspiring entrepreneur needs to hear, and inexpensive ideas for your Memorial Day party. Top 5 Articles 65 Uses for Baking Soda that Can Save You... […]

The Only 5 Rules You Need to Know About Investing in Real Estate

The numbers are impressive: The median existing home price for homes across the United States stood at $232,500 in April, according to the National Association of Realtors. That's up 6.3% from the same month one year earlier, and marks the 50th consecutive month in which median housing prices have... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 05/26

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Don't miss our Thursday deals - Capresso 4-Cup Espresso and Cappuccino Machine $56, Clauss 9-inch Adjustable... […]

Can Saying Thanks More Make You Rich?

If you're even a little bit cynical, you might be expecting a resounding, one-word answer to this question. I mean, since when did being nice ever get you rich? But there is good news out there for those of us who still like to see the nice guy win once in-awhile. In fact, gratitude has a number... […]

How Much Would It Cost to Actually Live Like a Queen for a Day?

As I gaze at pictures of smart Duchess Kate, Prince William, and their adorable royal offspring while waiting in line to pay for marked-down groceries, I can't help wondering what it would be like to live like royalty, even for just one day. But let's be real: The lives of today's royals are far... […]

The 5 Best Linen Sprays

Linen spray can completely refresh a room. It can make any room, linen, and clothing smell great, and some sprays can even help lull you to sleep. It’s perfect to spray on towels and linens before guests arrive and can leave any room smelling clean and fresh for hours. What Is Linen... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/26, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Mid-Year Financial Check-Up! Learn about updating and reviewing your budget, checking your credit report, contributing to... […]

Best Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2016

Refinancing has big benefits — you can lower your monthly payments, score a better interest rate, or even leverage your home for some cash to pay off other expenses — but only if you do it right. Doing it wrong isn’t dire; the worst-case scenario is spending money on the process only to realize you aren’t really saving that much on your mortgage. […]

Instant Gratification Versus Lasting Fulfillment

If you ever want to feel like you’re completely wrecking your own finances, try this little tactic on for size. At the end of the month, pull out your most recent bank statements and credit card statements and go through each of them line by line. […]

9 Money Lessons to Take From the Great Depression

Lasting from 1929 until 1939, the Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn of the 20th Century. Unemployment went as high as 25% in the U.S., over 5,000 banks failed, and hundreds of thousands of Americans became homeless. Extreme situations call for extreme measures,... […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Fly on a Private Jet for Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to fly on a private jet for less, tips for staying healthy on a budget, and how to create a meditation retreat at home. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Fly on a Private Jet for Less — It can cost as low as a few hundred dollars... […]

How to Retire Rich

Here at Wise Bread, we've told you a lot about how to grow a retirement fund that will allow you to live comfortably after you stop working. Usually, this means saving enough to be able to maintain your current lifestyle and prepare for your long-term care. But what if you want to really live it... […]

A Simple Guide to Socially Responsible Investing

You may have heard that Stanford, Harvard, and other universities have divested certain stocks from their endowments, such as coal and oil companies. The idea is to make an anti-climate-change statement and deprive such industries of capital. Increasingly, individuals are also realizing that their... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 05/25

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today 63% Off on Anjou 100% Pure Lemongrass Essential Oil, 54% Off on Epson Label Maker, 51% Off on Lustroware Modern... […]

5 Frugal Living Truths Every Stay-at-Home-Parent Should Know

Stay-at-home-moms and stay-at-home-dads are usually the queens and kings of frugality. They know how to stretch a dollar, how to make dinners the kids will love that cost less than $1 per serving, and how to rotate the bills as the money comes in so that everything gets paid. They've learned these... […]

4 Things You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve

The mention of the Federal Reserve brings to many Americans the image of a super powerful organization in charge of keeping the economy operating smoothly. And to a certain extent that isn't too far from reality: The Fed develops and implements economic and monetary policies that affect not only... […]

The 5 Best Allergen Sprays

If you suffer from allergies, or just want to improve the quality of the air you breathe, you need a good anti-allergen spray. Green America found that by eliminating dust mites, dander, mold, and other indoor air pollutants, you can improve the air quality in your home or business. This will help... […]

How to Get a Ton of Value Out of an Entry-Level Job

During the summer of 1998, I worked a night shift for a research lab in which I shoveled and sifted dirt for eight hours at a time. I hung out in this little room in the basement of a greenhouse that had a chute in which dirt had been dumped. I’d set up a large tub on top of a pushcart, put a screen attachment on top of it, then scoop several shovelfuls of dirt on there. […]