Best Money Tips: Save Time and Money With These Driving Tactics

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on simple driving practices that will save you time and money, cheap ways to learn new skills online, and how to make a good impression on your first day at work. Top 5 Articles 15 Simple Driving Tactics That Will Save You... […]

31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 28): Handling the Long Valley

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we took a deep look at tactics that a person might use when handling a personal crisis. […]

5 Big Winter Expenses That Could Freeze Your Budget

You never know what might happen when the snow starts to fall. Everyone should have a three- to six-month emergency fund for unexpected expenses, like when four feet of snow caves your roof in — God forbid, of course. While you can't control life's curveballs, you can prepare and perhaps... […]

6 Signs You're Not Frugal — You're Cheap!

We here at Wise Bread are big fans of the frugal life. When it comes to cooking our own food, getting the best mobile plan, or waiting for a sale to buy a big-ticket item, we're your people. But frugality can go too far. How far is that, exactly? Here are some ideas that you can use to measure... […]

5 Costly Credit Card Mistakes You Might Be Making

While most Americans have one or more credit cards, very few spend much time thinking about them. Instead, we tend to enjoy the simplicity and convenience of our cards, while often failing to use them to our best advantage. Here are five ways you may be using your credit cards wrong, and some tips... […]

18 Times in Life When Less Is More

For people immersed in our consumer culture, it may be hard to imagine, but more of something isn't always better. Surprisingly, even making more money may not be better. Studies show that the salary level for peak happiness is $75K; people who make more than this are less happy. So having more... […]

The 5 Best Diaper Bags

Your diaper bag has an important job to do. Not only does it carry all of your baby and parent essentials, but it also keeps everything organized and easy to find, so you can grab exactly what you need, right when you need it. Your diaper bag should be able to hold everything from diapers and... […]

Why Coworkers and Politics Don’t Mix

When is political chatter appropriate in the office? As Trent explains in a recent Reader Mailbag column, never. This is true even if you’re reasonably sure that everyone on your team has similar views. It’s just plain unprofessional. Maybe you’re unconvinced, however. […]

Foster dogs: What we learned over just one week

Taking in foster dogs — or foster anything — is rewarding. But it's by no means easy … If you're in the market for a pet, there's little need to buy one. There are lots of pets waiting to be adopted. […]

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Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 2/23, 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: Budgeting 101! Learn about what to include in your budget, how often to update it, reducing expenses, and more! Let us... […]

Use the Tools You Have Now Instead of Dreaming of the Tools You’ll Have Later

I had a great conversation recently with a gentleman in his early fifties who, upon being introduced to me and learning that I had been a full-time personal finance writer for several years, had been looking for a chance to have a conversation with me privately. Let’s call him Gene. It turns out that Gene had never put a single dime into retirement savings during his entire professional life. […]

6 Money Lessons From African-American Leaders

Before the early 20th century, black history was largely ignored by both historians and the general public. As a result, many great lessons imparted by African-American leaders were also ignored and overlooked. In particular, African-American leaders of the past and present offer a great deal of... […]

Should You Pay Your Bills With a Credit Card?

One of the smartest — and easiest — ways to earn more credit card rewards is to charge as many regular bills as makes sense. By using credit instead of your checking account to pay bills you normally pay anyway, you can increase your rewards without spending money you don't have. First... […]

11 Ways Freelancers and Telecommuters Can Make Friends and Network

Working from home can be a great thing. It allows you to work where you want, when you want, and has a number of other perks. However, it can be a bit lonely. Luckily, with the power of the Internet (and some motivation to get out and socialize), even those without an office water cooler to mill... […]

Best Money Tips: What You Should Know About Store Closing Sales

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on what you should know about store closing sales, healthy dishes for weight loss, and beginner tips for fermenting. Top 5 Articles What you need to know about store closing sales at Macy's, Sears, or Kmart near you —... […]

Best Cities to Buy a Home

Go Banking Rates lists the best cities in each state to buy a home. You can browse the list to see which ones you like, but I want to note that I've lived in three of them: Colorado Springs, CO Cincinnati, OH Pittsburgh, PA Not only were these great places to live, but they were relatively inexpensive. […]

Start Saving for Your Summer Vacation Now

A 2016 study from the U.S. Travel Association showed that more than half (55%) of Americans didn’t take all their paid vacation days in 2016. […]

The Easy Way to Do Your Taxes (Without Paying Someone Else)

Like clockwork, Tax Day comes every year. In 2017, it falls on Tuesday, April 18 (Wednesday, April 19 for residents of Maine and Massachusetts). If just the mention of taxes makes you nervous, or even stressed, you're not alone. Since 2007, the American Psychological Association (APA) has been... […]

The 5 Best Cloth Napkins

Everyone needs napkins, which can be costly, but there’s a way that you can save money on this daily necessity. How? With reusable cloth napkins. By washing and reusing your cloth napkins, you can save a significant amount of money over time (compared to buying disposable paper napkins). What... […]