Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 2/11, 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: Having a Frugal Valentine's Day! Learn about DIY gifts, making Valentine's Day special for kids, and saving when... […]

Save Money on Interest with the BankAmericard® Credit Card

Simple credit cards such as the BankAmericard® credit card, which do not provide all the extra bells and whistles like rewards and bonuses, are designed primarily to provide a low-interest opportunity for those who typically carry a balance from month to month. Transferring your balance to a... […]

7 Money Fixes You Can Make When You're Stuck Inside Because of the Weather

Crazy winter weather have you stuck indoors? Take advantage of your lazy snow days around the house by digging deep into your finances to make a few (and perhaps much-needed) tweaks. 1. Call Your Service Providers About Reducing Rates Recently I had a couple bills lying on my desk — one from... […]

Best Money Tips: 101 Ways to Make an Extra $500 a Month

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to make an extra $500 a month, frugal alternatives to popular Valentine’s Day gifts, and smart things to do when you’re bored. Top 5 Articles 101 Ways to Make an Extra $500 a Month While Keeping Your Full... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 02/10

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Old Navy: Up to 40% off Storewide, Soleus GO! Activity Tracker Fitness Band for $40, Boogie Wipes 4pk (180 Wipes)... […]

23 Hidden Costs of Buying an Old House

Buying an old house may seem like a great way to save some money. The purchase price is typically much lower than a newer house, especially considering the cost per square foot. Older homes tend to be located closer to downtown areas, which can be convenient and reduce transportation expenses.... […]

Celebrate Love, Not Money, With These Recycled Valentine's Day Gifts

Are you tired of feeling more anxious than excited as each major holiday rolls around? Do you think it's absurd that Valentine's Day merchandise starts hitting the shelves the day after Christmas? Me too. This Valentine's Day, let's stage a coup and not spend a single dime on trinkets and gimmicks... […]

The Value of Proving Yourself

A few days ago, I found myself reading an older article from The Atlantic by Joseph Williams, entitled My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor. In the article, Williams outlines his own story, where his career suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed and he found himself working at an entry-level retail job. […]

Here's How to Deduct Charitable Donations on Your Taxes

Donating to a reputable charity is a great way to help organizations that provide assistance to the less fortunate. As a bonus, these charitable contributions can also leave you with a smaller bill come income-tax time, since the IRS allows you to deduct a portion of your yearly charitable... […]

Five Monthly Bills You Could Live Without

When people finally decide they want to get ahead financially, most choose one of two strategies: They either look for ways to earn more money, or they hack their expenses and save the rest. […]

8 Things Americans Were Better at in the 1950s Than Today

People love to wax nostalgic about the 1950s. Our rose-colored glasses have us viewing the decade as one of unique amounts of happiness and prosperity. Perception does not always match reality, of course. But there are many things that Americans simply did better back then. We had skills or habits... […]

The 5 Best Lip Glosses

Lip gloss is a favorite beauty item among girls and women of all ages because it can instantly change your look and give you a dose of self-confidence with each application. What may have once been your favorite cosmetic as a teenager can still add pizzazz to your look as an adult. The trick is to... […]

15 Ways to Make Brown Bagging It Better Than Buying Lunch

When I was a kid, the appearance and aroma of the food served in the school cafeterias made me, frankly, nauseous. My parents, both schoolteachers, must have felt the same way and so we all became brown-baggers. When I joined the workforce, I quickly realized that eating lunch out was not going to... […]

Best Money Tips: Best Hacks for Amazon and Amazon Prime

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on the best Amazon hacks, ways to save money this year, and over 60 mostly-free ways to entertain yourself at home. Top 5 Articles The Best Amazon & Amazon Prime Hacks — You can get a $5 credit just for downloading... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 02/09

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Up to 30% off Major Home Appliances at Kmart, Girls' Soffe Baseball Tee for $6, Kindle 6" Display w/ Wi-Fi for... […]

9 Things That Cost More in 2016

If your New Year's resolutions included trimming the fat from your budget, you'll want to avoid these nine purchases that will see a price hike this year. (See also: 8 Necessities That Will Be Cheaper in 2016) 1. Cable and Satellite TV NBC recently reported that DirecTV and AT&T's U-verse... […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save Money on Valentine's Day?

Fancy dinners, lavish gifts, exotic trips — there are many ways to splurge on Valentine's Day, but frugalites know that you don't have to spend a lot of money to show your love. How do you save money on Valentine's Day? What "traditional" Valentine's Day gifts — flowers,... […]

You Already Have All The Skills You Need to Succeed

At my first job after college, I wound up working on a data organization project. Originally, this was to be at least a three-person project, but shortly after the project began, the third member of the team was let go. This was fairly distressing, because the third member of the team was supposed to be the expert on the data we were organizing. […]

The 9 Most Important Lessons I Learned About Money When I Became a Landlord

With 30 years under my toolbelt as a landlord, I've had my share of lessons learned — so I thought it was about time I put some of those learnings down on paper. Previously, I've written about key considerations when shopping for a rental property. Here, I focus on money lessons learned after... […]

8 Ways Valentine's Day Picks Your Pocket

February 14 is approaching, and you know what that means; panic. People everywhere are trying to figure out the perfect gift, the ideal date, or the romantic verse they will write in a card. A day for couples is nice, but let's be honest… it's just another way to get us all to spend money.... […]