Top Credit Card Fees to Watch Out For (and How to Avoid Them)

At the end of day, banks and credit card issuers are businesses. As such, one of their primary aims is to make a profit. Part of the way these companies make money, of course, is through fees. Many people think that credit cards are bad because they get you into debt and can cost you money. […]

Questions About Hot Air, Credit Ratings, Loose Change, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Air escaping through the roof 2. What’s needed for personal loan? 3. Helping spouse get credit rating 4. Getting on same financial page 5. Reducing cost of family Thanksgiving 6. Cash and inflation 7. […]

What to Do With Your Wedding Dress After the Big Day

Weddings are notoriously expensive, and one of the biggest expenses is the gown. The average dress costs over $1,300 — not including the cost of alterations. That's a huge price tag for something you'll wear only once. After the big day, you can spend hundreds to preserve your gown, or many... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Make Money While Running Errands

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on a way to make extra money while you’re running errands, tips to spruce up any small space, and creative storage solutions. Top 5 Articles How to Make Extra Money While Running Errands — If you're out and about... […]

7 Expensive Stocks That Are Totally Worth It

So, you want to buy shares of stock from a familiar company, but are surprised to realize that shares are selling for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dollars. As it turns out, some of the priciest stocks may also turn out to have the best value in the long run. High prices may be intimidating, but... […]

Best Deals for Monday 10/24

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How to Launch Your Second Career

The decision to re-enter the workforce, or switch industries, is not one that can be taken lightly. Maybe you're trying to make more money to support your family, or earn extra cash in retirement to fund vacations and create a better standard of living. Perhaps you've been a stay-at-home parent who... […]

Become Wealthy by Reading

Here's a great piece that lists some statistics about how reading impacts your finances.  The highlights: Individuals who read for self-education earned 21% more, as adults, than those who did not. Individuals who developed the habit of reading to learn earned more income, had more assets and had better finances by age 38 then their peers. 86% of the rich loved reading vs. […]

How to Clear Old Debt From Your Credit Report

Trying to get your credit score back on track? There are lots of things you'll need to do — like start using credit wisely instead of as a crutch. But before you can rebuild from the bottom up, it's important to clear the old debt you've accumulated from your record. Here's how. 1. Compare... […]

Get More Free Travel and More Perks with these Travel Reward Credit Cards

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How to Stay Motivated When You’re Already Debt-Free

When my husband and I finally fought our way to debt freedom, it was a huge relief. Where we once had a ton of bills to pay and keep track of, we were finally down to living expenses only – things like our mortgage, groceries, and utilities. […]

What Is Investing? How Do I Start?

Tell me if this sounds familiar. At some point earlier in your life, you had no sense whatsoever about your finances. For whatever reason – maybe a life change or maybe just a growing sense of maturity – you “woke up” and began figuring thing out. You buckled down, got smarter about your spending, and perhaps got some debt collectors off your back. […]

Get the Most Out of Your Grocery Shopping with Rewards Credit Cards

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Save the Most Money on Your Balance Transfer with Chase Slate

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Free Taco Bueno

In case you have a Taco Bueno in your area, I just found this free deal they are running: Free Taco Bueno We're headed there this weekend. Enjoy! […]

Making Today a Part of Your Meaningful Life

“Modern man is conditioned to expect instant gratification, but any success or triumph realized quickly, with only marginal effort, is necessarily shallow. Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and self-awareness. […]

401k Contribution Limits for 2016

If you work for a traditional employer, there’s a good chance you’re saving for retirement in a 401k (or some variant, such as a 403b for employees of nonprofit organizations). […]

How to Keep Your Kid's Rich Friends From Ruining Your Budget

Every year, your child will make new friends at school or in their social activities. This can be a great thing, but what happens when your child makes a new rich friend? As an adult, it can be difficult to resist the urge to keep up with wealthier friends. For a child, it can be even more... […]

Flashback Friday: 47 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Dinner

You get home from work. You realize you still need to make dinner. But what should you cook? Naturally, you'll want something quick, easy, healthy, and most importantly, frugal. And why should you settle for anything else? That's exactly how preparing dinner every night should be. Here are 47 ways... […]

The Problem With Car Title Loans

Your electric bill is due in three days and you don't have enough cash in your checking account to cover it. Or maybe a big credit card bill just arrived in your mailbox and you don't have enough dollars to even afford the minimum required payment. Should you take out a car title loan, a way to... […]