14 Popular Snacks You Can Make at Home

One of the easiest ways to save money at the grocery store is to shop the perimeter. Not only does avoiding all those packaged foods cost less, but it also keeps your health in check. Let's be real, though, some of those snack foods are absolutely delicious. So, why not try making a few of your... […]

15 Simple Money-Saving Strategies for Storing and Preparing Food at Home

Try buying dry goods — such as beans, oatmeal, and rice — in bulk, and reuse jars to store them. Photo: Tammy Strobel Food. It’s a human need. We all need food to survive. However, at the same time, it’s an expense. […]

13 Things IT People Wish You Knew About Computers

This post is brought to you by Comcast Business.  Follow us @comcastbusiness. You might only get this joke if you’re an IT pro: To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the IT pro, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. Maybe it can’t... […]

The 9 Everyday Products With the Biggest Markups

Products with ridiculously high markups exist because somebody, somewhere, is willing to pay that price. Whether it's because of convenience, perceived value, or simple ignorance, is up for debate. The good news is that with a little forethought, most of these markups can be avoided, or at the very... […]

5 times to leave landscaping to the professionals

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the various costs that pop up when you’re a homeowner. Things like furnace/AC Repair, having to put on a new roof, and annual maintenance can take a bite out of your savings account — and leave you wondering why you ever stopped renting in the first place. […]

5 MicroSaving Tools to Help You Start Saving Now

Not all of us have the ability to save large amounts of money every month, but saving for emergencies, future expenses, and large purchases are nonetheless important goals. That's where microsaving tools are helpful. Microsavings accounts are designed for small (and in some cases very small)... […]

The 5 Best UPS Backup Batteries

Anyone who’s ever experienced a power outage knows how important it is to keep batteries and battery-powered tools around the house. You might have been in the middle of something important or need access to pertinent information after the power has been cut off, but without a computer or... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/28, 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: Saving on Graduation Season! Learn about frugal gifts, keeping travel costs low, and saving on graduation party expenses!... […]

The 8 Life Skills You Must Learn in Your 40s

I turned 40 last year. It was not celebrated in quite the same way as when I turned 18, or 21, but it's a milestone nonetheless. And it got me to thinking…what should I be learning now that I have hit this major landmark? What can any of us who are in our 40s learn to make life even better,... […]

Best Money Tips: Apps for a Smarter Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on apps that make your home smarter, summer items you can buy at the dollar store, and cheap date ideas that won’t skimp on the romance. Top 5 Articles Make Your Home Smarter With These 5 Apps — Use the... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 05/27

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Virgin America Nationwide Fares from $38 1-way, eBay Deal Frenzy Sale: Up to 95% off, Wayfair Clearance Sale: Up... […]

7 Ways Paying Off Student Loans Early Can Boost Your Finances

So you just graduated from college and have a fancy new degree and tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. Welcome to the club! Those loans could be an albatross around your neck for years, but there are many reasons to work hard to pay them off early. For starters, the long-run... […]

Money Management 101: Why You Should Track Your Spending

Are you literally eating through your income? Nearly half of Americans who live paycheck-to-paycheck cite dining and entertainment as the root of their financial problems. Track your spending to face your financial demons once and for all. Photo: Eka Shoniya Do you ever wonder why you run out of money by the end of the month? Do you earn plenty but still live paycheck to paycheck? […]

6 Ways to Apartment Hunt on Craigslist Without Getting Scammed

Using Craigslist to find an apartment is not a novel idea. As a matter of fact, it's by far the most popular way for prospective renters to find a new place. But it doesn't come without its drawbacks, the biggest being fraud and scams designed to separate you from your hard-earned money. Here are a... […]

The Problem with ‘Living for Today’ With Your Money

On any given day, you could end up on the wrong end of a moving school bus. So why not live for today and spend your money freely? Photo: b3d_ Yesterday, I was up on top of my garage roof removing some of the cables from our winter decorations. […]

14 Crock-Pot Dishes to Serve at Your Next Party

Throwing a party can be serious business, so it's good to find shortcuts whenever possible. I love using my slow cooker to simmer up dips, side dishes, desserts, and more. The recipes I follow require very little attention and always end up tasting great, so consider adding one of these Crock-Pot... […]

5 ways to reduce the pain of the inevitable

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Jake and Kelly (not their real names) were very dear friends of ours. Well, Kelly is still, but her husband just recently passed away. Because he was healthy and active, it came as a complete shock to us all — especially to Kelly. A familiar division of labor had developed in their 40 years of marriage. Jake was the one who took care of everything. […]

Planwise is Giving Away Up to $1250 to Wise Bread Readers!

Planwise is giving away big bucks exclusively to Wise Bread readers! Planwise just launched their new PlanwiseConnect Affordability Widget! Check it out to find out how much home you can afford, then learn about the prizes and enter the giveaway below! var... […]

The 5 Best Detangling Sprays

If you frequently find knots in your hair when you’re trying to comb through it, then a detangling spray can work wonders. It adds an extra layer of conditioning and protection to your hair before you ever take a detangling comb or brush to it. Instead of damaging your hair by combing through... […]

5 Things Millennials Can Do to Buy a House Within the Next Decade

Millennials — children born between 1980 and the early 2000s — are tech savvy and educated, but they also face more financial stress than previous generations. Between high unemployment rates and costly student loan debt, it's harder for Millennials to achieve financial independence. As... […]