Great at Planning, Terrible at Executing: Ten Strategies for Becoming a Doer

Most people are pretty good at coming up with ideas for the future, and many of us are pretty good at developing plans to achieve those things. I know I certainly am. […]

Speeding through checkout with Walmart discounted gift cards

We’ve been buying discounted gift cards from Cardpool and here’s how we’re making checkout a bit faster … I’m a regular customer of discounted gift card sites.  We do our best to buy and use them safely, and it takes a decent chunk out of our Walmart trips.  (Nothing to retire on, but a decent chunk nonetheless.) Cardpool sells what it calls “printable electronic gift cards” for Walmart and a numb […]

10 Tips for Camping Cooking

Imagine, if you will the smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying, a flannel-lined sleeping bag, and finding the constellation Orion in the night sky. Whatever your favorite aspect is about camping, a little organization beforehand definitely enhances the experience, so below are some tips about how... […]

Half of Americans Can’t Handle a Small Emergency. Here’s What to Do If You’re in That Group.

I was stunned earlier this week to read in the Report of Economic Well Being of US Households in 2014 that 47% of Americans would experience significant financial distress – taking out debt or selling something – in order to be able to handle a $400 emergency. The survey that the report was based on, taken in October 2014, asked 50,000 Americans what they would do in the face of an unexpected “fin […]

6 Summer Party Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Summer is the ideal time for get-togethers. On top of holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day, we also enjoy regular weekend grill-outs, birthdays, and pool parties. It's a whole lot of fun, and throwing your own shindig can be very rewarding. The only problem is the cost —... […]

Is Your Emergency Fund Costing You Money?

We all know that an emergency fund is an essential tool in personal money management. And even newbies to personal finance can probably tell you how big an emergency fund should be — large enough to cover about three to six months of expenses. But what if that rule of thumb is incorrect? If... […]

How much do you spend on fireworks?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. A few weeks ago, I received a flyer from a fireworks store that made me shake my head. “Spend $400 in one purchase and earn 40% off for the rest of the season,” it read. “What a bargain,” I thought as I flung it toward the recycling bin. I mean, does anyone really spend $400 at the fireworks store? Then I remembered that, yes, many people do. […]

The 5 Best Credit Cards with Free Hotel Status Upgrades

Do you like to be treated like a VIP when you check into a hotel? These are the guests who have a special priority line for check-in, and are offered perks like room upgrades, late checkouts, and even free breakfast and Internet. Normally these perks are reserved for hotel's most frequent guests,... […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Extra Money With Little Skill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to make extra money with little skill, how to save at your favorite restaurant chain, and must-haves for staying healthy on the go. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Make Extra Money With Little Skill — You... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 07/02

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Home Depot Overstock Sale: Up to 77% off, Dell Home Overstock & Clearance Sale: Deals from $15, Women's... […]

5 Ways to Make Adoption Affordable

In a perfect world, you would meet the love of you life, get married, have a couple of kids, and embark on a booming career that afforded you many great luxuries in life. Unfortunately, the fairy tale doesn't always work out that way. Many couples are faced with the reality that they are unable to... […]

7 Signs You're Working for an Impossible Boss

So you think you have a bad boss. You actively dislike her, and sometimes you count how many days you can go without having to have a serious interaction. But you doubt yourself. Maybe it's not as bad as it seems. Maybe it's just you. If you're not sure if your boss is impossible, look for the... […]

Not All Voices Are the Same: Ten Common Personal Finance Disagreements

Spend less than you earn. Pay off your high interest debts. Save for the future. Many of the tenets of personal finance are essentially common sense. They just work in practically every situation. Still, there are some areas where it’s not nearly as clear cut. […]

13 Delicious Early Summer Recipes to Try on Your Grill

We're deep into summer, so it's time to get grilling to soak in as many of the season's flavors as humanly possible. Whether you're a veggie-loving vegan or a meat-obsessed carnivore, there are some amazing recipes out there that will dazzle your tastebuds. Here are a few to add straight to the top... […]

3 Ways to Finance a Tiny House

Could you live in a 400-square-foot home? How about one that comes with just 100 square feet of living space? People are doing this. They're joining the tiny house movement, living in homes that are 500 square feet or smaller. The proponents of this kind of living say that larger homes are... […]

The 5 Best Sunscreens

Spending some time in the sun is a great way to improve your mood, improve your health, get some much-needed vitamin D, and give you a better outlook on life. However, being in the sun can also expose your delicate skin to damaging UVA and UVB rays. This can cause skin damage, can increase your... […]

Which American Airlines / US Airways Credit Card Should You Get?

American Airlines is in the final stages of its merger with US Airways, and you may be wondering what’s going to happen with the co-branded credit cards. Existing cardholders of Barclaycard’s US Airways credit card will be transferred to their Aviator line. But Citi will be the... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/2, 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: Frugal 4th of July! Learn about frugal 4th of July bashes, keeping travel costs low, and saving on decor! Let us know what... […]

Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Save on Air Travel

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on smart ways to save on air travel, habits of a pro organizer, and items that are cheaper at the dollar store than at Walmart. Top 5 Articles 12 Smart Ways to Save on Air Travel — You can save on tickets if... […]

Eight Frugal Ways to Unwind

In the crazy, fast-paced world we live in, it’s important to find ways to relax and unwind. Unfortunately, some of the most enjoyable ways to reach peak relaxation aren’t all that cheap. For example, when I think of pure relaxation, I envision myself enjoying a hot stone massage somewhere on the beach. […]