10 Best Entry-Level Jobs With Long-Term Potential

An entry-level job as a graphic designer or marketing assistant may not pay much at all, but it can put you on track toward a lucrative, six-figure position such as art director or marketing manager. Photo: David Wall If you’re fresh out of school without much experience, you’ll probably have to take an entry-level job — but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in that position forever. […]

Inspiration from Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Coffee Houses, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Khaled Hosseini on fear “It’s a funny thing… but people mostly have it backward. They think they live by what they want. But really, what guides them is what they’re afraid of. […]

Get 20% Off Uber with Capital One

Uber just got a lot cheaper — 20% cheaper — for Capital One Quicksilver or QuicksilverOne cardholders. Now through next April, cardholders will get 20% back on all Uber rides, on top of the 1.5% cash back they already earn with their card. There is no need to sign up! Just pay with your... […]

Best Money Tips: The Cheapest Cities to Fly to This Summer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cities with the cheapest flights this summer, the dirtiest places in your kitchen, and questions to ask yourself before you say yes. Top 5 Articles 10 Cheapest Cities for Summer Air Travel — Save some... […]

20 Ideas for a Frugal (Not Cheap) Wedding on a Budget

Why pay money to rent a function hall when the great outdoors is free? Photo: William J. Sisti “Angela” writes in: What advice do you have for a frugal wedding? We’re getting married this fall and want to explore as many cheap wedding ideas as we can. Since we are both in our early twenties and don’t have a lot to spend, we were hoping to keep our wedding as small as possible. […]

Working on the Road: A Book Review for Professional Nomads

Nora Dunn's new Working on the Road may not be the right choice for those looking for a vicarious thrill, fantasizing about a more free life. But for those looking for actionable information — who are ready to make the jump and are looking for practical tips for avoiding missteps as they... […]

How to Enjoy Retirement If You Haven't Saved Enough

Are you ready to retire, but haven't managed to save enough yet? In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics says that although the average retirement age is 62, many seniors are retiring at age 65 or older, and a large percentage — roughly 80% — still will not have saved... […]

Nine Steps to Prepare for an Upcoming Job Loss

At my previous job, I was employed for a while on a series of annual contracts that were renewed each May. […]

8 Price Match Policies You Should Be Wary Of

Price match policies can vary wildly from retailer to retailer. While most of them are fairly straight forward, there are some whose fine print will leave you scratching your head in confusion. And in the world of bargain shopping, few things are more frustrating than finding a cheaper price from a... […]

5 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job

Making the decision to quit your job is both scary and exhilarating. Many of us dream of quitting our jobs to have more freedom, greater earning potential, and fmore lexibility with our schedules. As you go from dream to reality, there are certain steps to take to make sure you're prepared before... […]

Ask the Readers: Are you planning to care for an aging parent?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected invitation to lunch from my husband. His afternoon meetings had been rescheduled and he was coming home early. We went to a little Subway store in a shopping center near my office. […]

The 5 Best Power Banks

A portable power bank can save your phone when you’re down to your last bit of battery. And let’s face it, nobody wants to be stranded without their cell phone. Fortunately, power banks are small, affordable, and easy to use, so you won’t ever have to panic when your phone or... […]

Best Money Tips: 30+ Ways to Save Money Fast

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save money fast, foods you can cook on a stick, and how to tell if someone is lying. Top 5 Articles 34 Ways to Save Money Fast — Every time you splurge (an extra special latte?) put the same... […]

10 Booming, Mostly Blood-Free Healthcare Jobs for the Squeamish

If the thought of blood makes you squirm, consider one of these fast-growing, high-paying, and mostly blood-free healthcare careers. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a rewarding career in healthcare. What do you see? Chances are, you picture yourself performing a whirlwind of procedures, providing the hands-on care that not only keeps patients comfortable, but also saves lives. […]

10 Sandwiches Hearty Enough For Dinner

Stuck on what to make for dinner tonight? Forget fussy recipes and assemble a sandwich! There's something for everyone between two slices of hearty bread. Here's a creative list of sandwiches that will save you time in the kitchen while also keeping your family happy and full. (Related: 10 Easy,... […]

11 Retailers Where You Can Negotiate a Lower Price

In many parts of the world, haggling is a way of life. You would never think of paying the sticker price, and to be honest, the retailer would be offended if you didn't try to negotiate. In America, things are a little different. We have become used to just accepting that the price we see is the... […]

A Random Walk on Life’s Street

Photo: Neil Whitehouse Piper “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. […]

10 Basic Manners You Must Teach Your Kids

I'm sorry, but it's going to be a lot harder than you thought to teach manners to your children. You behaved at home, as a child, and then you went to college, where you likely misbehaved. Eventually, you found yourself in a relationship, and were probably very free about what you said and did. And... […]

When to use intermittent FMLA

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Disclosure: I am not an attorney or HR specialist. This is just my experience with, and understanding of, FMLA. […]

7 Money Software Tools Worth the Price

How was tax season for you? Complicated? Confusing? Exhausting? All of the above? (It's okay — I'm feeling all of those things, too.) Sure, the tax code needs a major overhaul. Since that could be a long time coming, here are a list of software titles that are worth the investment to help you... […]