Best Money Tips: Cheap, Fun Things to Do With Friends

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on fun and inexpensive things to do with your friends, how to make the most of perfume and other scents, and good-looking lunches to bring to work. Top 5 Articles Cheap and Social: 15 Inexpensive and Very Fun... […]

Best Money Tips: Cheap, Fun Things to Do With Friends

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on fun and inexpensive things to do with your friends, how to make the most of perfume and other scents, and good-looking lunches to bring to work. Top 5 Articles Cheap and Social: 15 Inexpensive and Very Fun... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 03/05

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today J.Crew Factory: Extra 30% off sitewide coupon code, Samsonite Vacuum Storage Bag 5-Pack for $12, 3-cu.ft. Retro... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 03/05

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today J.Crew Factory: Extra 30% off sitewide coupon code, Samsonite Vacuum Storage Bag 5-Pack for $12, 3-cu.ft. Retro... […]

Three Tips for Creating Profitable New Business Ideas

Great ideas are out there if you get in the habit of creating regularly. Photo: Ship Your Enemies Glitter It seems like everywhere you look, someone is creating new business ideas and making a fortune. Just recently, a young entrepreneur sold his website for $85,000, and all he did was help people ship envelopes of glitter to their enemies. […]

Three Tips for Creating Profitable New Business Ideas

Great ideas are out there if you get in the habit of creating regularly. Photo: Ship Your Enemies Glitter It seems like everywhere you look, someone is creating new business ideas and making a fortune. Just recently, a young entrepreneur sold his website for $85,000, and all he did was help people ship envelopes of glitter to their enemies. […]

8 Ways to Spend Your Last-Minute Health Care FSA Funds

Don't lose the money in your FSA! The initial cut-off was December 31, 2014, but if your employer grants the optional rollover to the next year, your new deadline to use it or lose it is March 15, 2015. (One exception is if your plan's extension includes the $500 carry-over option — you can... […]

8 Ways to Spend Your Last-Minute Health Care FSA Funds

Don't lose the money in your FSA! The initial cut-off was December 31, 2014, but if your employer grants the optional rollover to the next year, your new deadline to use it or lose it is March 15, 2015. (One exception is if your plan's extension includes the $500 carry-over option — you can... […]

3 Ways Science Says Cat GIFs Are Good for You

We've all been guilty of it. Clicking through a celebrity mugshots gallery for what felt like a minute — but was actually 15. Losing a good chunk of the afternoon to the Google image search results for "wedding dress trends." Staying up 'til the wee morning hours to scope out foot... […]

3 Ways Science Says Cat GIFs Are Good for You

We've all been guilty of it. Clicking through a celebrity mugshots gallery for what felt like a minute — but was actually 15. Losing a good chunk of the afternoon to the Google image search results for "wedding dress trends." Staying up 'til the wee morning hours to scope out foot... […]

The Eight Worst Pieces of Financial Advice I’ve Ever Received — and Why They’re Wrong

As I was growing up and in my early professional years, I would often hear financial advice from people in my life who wanted to steer me down a smart path. Most of it was good. […]

5 Crucial Things You Should Know About Bonds

Be honest: How much do you actually know about bonds? If you're stammering for an answer, here's your chance to raise your bond IQ. For starters, bonds are an essential tool in every investor's toolkit. They can provide stable returns to help offset volatility in other parts of your portfolio. (See... […]

20 Colleges Well Worth the Money

Here’s a sobering statistic: Over 20 years, you’d earn a better return investing your college fund in the stock market than actually using it to attend most colleges in the United States. In fact, according to a just-released report from PayScale, the 20-year annualized return on investment (ROI) for both Apple (24.8%) and Microsoft (15.2%) shares beat the annualized ROI at all 815 schools include […]

Denied a Mortgage? Here's How to Fix It Fast

If you're applying for a mortgage, be prepared to fulfill a long list of guidelines set by the lender. You need acceptable credit, sufficient income, a consistent work history, and cash for mortgage-related expenses. If you're missing any piece of the puzzle, the lender might turn down your... […]

The rise of alternative investments

This article is by staff writer Financial Sam. Back during the dotcom collapse of 2000, I was losing money in the stock market like a champ. I was a second-year financial analyst who had a serious case of confusing brains with a bull market. When I turned to my VP and told him I was still bullish about the stock market, he almost slapped me upside the head. “We’re in a bear market, son. […]

15 Easy and Delicious Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

The most versatile piece of cookware I own is my cast iron pan. But I have a secret for you: I had no idea what to do with it the entire first year I owned it. Instead, the pan sat collecting dust on a shelf in my kitchen. (See also : This Is How You Pick the Best Cookware for Your Needs) Then one... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/5, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #WDChat to participate. This week's topic: Preparing Women for Retirement! In honor of International Women’s Day, join us as we... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/5, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #WDChat to participate. This week's topic: Preparing Women for Retirement! In honor of International Women’s Day, join us as we... […]

How Travel Rewards Credit Cards Really Work

There are people in this world that almost never pay for airfare. Instead, they accumulate and use travel rewards. This is also true for hotels, and even rental cars. If you can work your travel rewards, it's possible to get solid value out of your credit card. (See also: Best Travel Reward Credit... […]

How Travel Rewards Credit Cards Really Work

There are people in this world that almost never pay for airfare. Instead, they accumulate and use travel rewards. This is also true for hotels, and even rental cars. If you can work your travel rewards, it's possible to get solid value out of your credit card. (See also: Best Travel Reward Credit... […]