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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or one of two Kindle copies of “AgeProof!” Use #WBChat and #AgeProof to participate. This week's topic: Live... […]

Balancing Financial Success and Life’s Big Moments

A little over a week ago, I responded to a mailbag question from Mary, who was struggling with the decision about whether to go on an expensive trip (that she could afford) with her ailing sister. She was worried about the long-term financial impact of this big expense and was weighing it against doing something with her sister that they had long talked about before her sister became too ill. […]

Eight Ways to Use Expiring Produce

Knocking money off your grocery bill may not be easy, but it can be done. By using coupons, planning your meals, and shopping regular sales, it’s not that hard to whittle your food bill down a notch or two. Still, you can often save even more with a very basic technique: Reducing food waste. […]

Best Deals for Friday 02/10/2017

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Famili Ultrasonic Polishing Jewelry Cleaner 60% Off, Night Light USB Dusk to Dawn Sensor and Wall Plate Charger... […]

Americans Continue to be Horrible Savers

Check out this article on America's savings habits. The summary: Nearly six in 10 Americans don't have enough savings to cover a $500 or $1,000 unplanned expense, according to a new report from Bankrate.Powered by SmartAsset.com Only 41% of adults reported having enough in their savings account to cover a surprise bill of this magnitude. […]

9 Career Tips Your Younger Self Would Give You

Hindsight is 20/20, so there may be a lot you wish you could say to your younger self. However, your younger self may also have some great advice to help you with your career today. Below are some of the top job tips that past you might offer. (See also: 7 Career Tips You Wish You Could Give Your... […]

Best Money Tips: 12 Surprising Lottery Facts

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on lottery facts that may surprise you, mind and behavioral tricks that help you save, and how to upcycle an old filing cabinet into garden storage. Top 5 Articles Love Playing the Lottery? Here Are 12 Facts That May Surprise... […]

How to Ditch a Credit Card Without Dinging Your Credit Score

It might seem like common sense to think that individuals would be rewarded (or at least not penalized) for closing a credit card. Doesn't it show good credit sense? Whether you want to close a credit card to remove the temptation of using credit you can't pay back, or you have other credit cards... […]

6 Mistakes Parents of Teen Drivers Make

The day your child gets their driver's license is a big day for your teen and a nerve-wracking one for you. It's natural to worry about the safety of your kid on the open road. And picturing your young driver merging into busy highway traffic might cause you plenty of sleepless nights. Adding a... […]

The 5 Best Frizz Control Products

Dry, frizzy hair can really get you down. Whether you have frizzy hair by nature or your hair just can't handle the weather elements, there is hope. Fortunately, there are an array of frizz control products that can give you the soft, smooth, shiny, manageable hair of your dreams. What Is a Frizz... […]

Why Tax Day Is April 15 and Other Weird Financial Deadlines

April is one of the finest months of the year. The sun breaks through the clouds, the cherry blossoms bloom, and the promise of warm weather beckons. So of course, the IRS, in its infinite wisdom, decided to place Tax Day right smack dab in the middle of all of this riotous spring beauty. Though... […]

7 Illegal Questions Potential Employers Often Ask In an Interview

It’s worth being educated about your rights, if you’re looking for a new job. With luck, you won’t need to worry; if you’re asked a question in an interview that makes you feel uncomfortable, though, it can be helpful to know whether your potential new boss just overstepped the mark. […]

Wealth Is Not a Route to Happiness. What Is?

I recently read a great article by Peter Singer on the general topic of effective altruism entitled The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle, which was originally published in New Internationalist. In the article, Singer’s primary focus is on personal happiness and whether helping others is aligned with it. […]

11 Secrets You Need to Tell Your Financial Adviser

So you've made an appointment to sit down with a financial adviser and formulate a plan for your future. Are you prepared to talk about your full money situation? In order to truly help you, your financial adviser needs to look at the big picture. That means there can be no major money... […]

Want Your Free Credit Score? More Credit Cards Are Willing to Give it to You

If you’re searching for your credit score, you can put your wallet away, because you’re not going to need it. In recent years credit scores have become easier for consumers to access free of charge. Numerous websites give away free scores if you’re willing to read marketing emails from time to time. […]

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change After You Have a Kid

There's no question that having a kid will change your life financially. Introducing a new child to your household adds a slew of new costs, but the good news is that the American tax code is written to help families with some of these expenses. The IRS — yes, that benevolent organization... […]

3 TV Must-Haves Once You Cut the Cable Cord

Is it time for you to join in on the cord cutting movement? You know that you're only watching a few channels out of the hundreds that you're paying for. And cutting the cord on your cable bill will undoubtedly be good for your budget. But can you still watch the shows you love? Yes. You'll be... […]

5 Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper Due to a Strong U.S. Dollar

The past year or so has brought great news for American travelers, as the U.S. dollar has surged in value against other currencies. That means it's cheaper for Americans to travel overseas. We took a look at some countries where the exchange rate is notably improved from 2014, when the U.S. dollar... […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Productivity Hack?

There's always so much to do, with so little time! When you want to be productive, you can do things like turning off the alerts on your phone, taking a break every so often, or exercising in the morning to get your body energized. Productivity hacks can help you get more done with more... […]