10 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

In the summer of 2007, my wife and I purchased our first home. As a first-time home buyer, I knew we needed to spend a considerable amount of time researching our purchase. So that’s exactly what we did – we read as much as we could, educated ourselves on the local real estate market, and explored every aspect of the home buying process. […]

Five tips for hitting the jackpot at your bank

People make mistakes all the time when they sell things. Having knowledge about what you’re buying gives you an advantage over a seller who really doesn’t know what they have. The more knowledge you have, the larger your advantage. Take collectible coins, for example. […]

What to Bring to College: The Smart (and Frugal) College Checklist

A lot of college packing lists seem like overkill. So what do you really need to bring? Photo: Nazareth College Angela writes in: In nine days, our oldest son is graduating from high school. He will be the first one in our family to go to college as he is going to [a major state school]. […]

Best Deals for Friday 05/22

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today JCPenney in-store coupon: $10 off w/ $10 or more, Best Buy Memorial Day Sale: Up to $500 off, $1 off any 2 Silk... […]

7 Ways to Help Protect Your Financial Future From Unexpected Medical Expenses

In life, anything can happen. Injuries and illnesses cannot always be prevented. But there are things you can do now to help protect your financial future from unexpected medical expenses, and keep yourself happy and healthy in the process. 1. Start a Medical Emergency Fund The time to set money... […]

Best Money Tips: Hacks to Speed Up Your Browser

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on hacks to speed up your browser, simple ways to build a life you enjoy, and how to become more confident. Top 5 Articles 10 Hacks to Speed Up Your Browser — Many websites have moved away from Adobe Flash;... […]

10 Tricks to Get You Drinking More Water

As we head into the summer months, hydration becomes a huge issue. In fact, up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, getting fewer than the recommended 8 to 10 cups per day. Are you one of them? If so, here are some simple ways to ensure you drink more H2O on the regular. 1. Drink First... […]

How One Inventor Turned a Spring Break Idea Into a Six-Figure Business

Rob Ianelli reached down to crack open a beer with his shoe. It was 2006 and the 19-year-old American University student was on spring break in Mexico throwing back a few cold ones with his friends. He was wearing a trendy new line of beer bottle-opening sandals made by the surf brand Reef. In his... […]

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Sometimes, you need to take a young child shopping, and it might throw off your list and your meal plan. […]

How to Score Free Rides on Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar

The story of Blake Jareds acts as both travel hack inspiration and a cautionary tale. Last year, the Long Island native was able to rack up $50,000 in Uber credit via referral codes, but that reward was reduced to $500 when Uber took notice of his exorbitant earnings. However, the way he went about... […]

Ask the Readers: Will higher interest rates make you save more money?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Interest rates are expected to rise later in 2015. What will you do with this information? You could make the case that you haven’t missed much if you didn’t keep your money in a savings account over the last few years. But still, we all need liquid funds to one degree or another – and the sooner the interest rate goes up on those balances, the better. […]

5 Essential Things Women Should Know About Investing

When it comes to investment decision-making, women wield greater economic power than ever before. They now comprise nearly half the workforce and half of all household breadwinners — but their financial literacy levels still trail. Here are five important ways women are still behind —... […]

5 Times You Should Avoid Confronting a Coworker

Even though many of us work in a so-called "professional environment," conflicts in the workplace are inevitable. You're with these people 40 hours a week (sometimes longer), and it's only a matter of time before a coworker rubs you the wrong way. Back-stabbing, a bad attitude, or a rude... […]

3 Ways Your Bank Account Can Boost Your Travel Rewards

The far-reaching airline perks of credit cards are well-documented, but what about those who choose to go the Dave Ramsey route and live credit-free? Good news: it's still possible to rack up rewards the old-fashioned way. Here's how to accumulate the most mileage using your bank account. (See... […]

6 Products That Cost More for Women Than for Men

Have you ever noticed that men's versions of some products are really cheap compared to the women's versions? Sometimes the price difference reaches a whopping 50%! I'm talking things like soap, deodorant, shampoos, razors, and the like. If you're female (and not a picky shopper), it just may be... […]

Best Money Tips: 40 Ways to Save on Monthly Expenses

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save on monthly expenses, tricks to make your groceries last longer, and ways to make extra cash this summer. Top 5 Articles 40 Ways to Save Money on Monthly Expenses — Air seal your home to... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 05/21

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today L.L.Bean Clearance Sale: Up to 60% off + 10% off, Crocs at eBay: Buy 1 get 50% off 2nd, Home Depot Memorial Day... […]

Eight Tips to Make Credit Cards Work for You, Not Against You

Stay in control of your credit cards — don’t let them control you. A credit card can be a valuable tool if you know how to use it properly. Likewise, using credit cards irresponsibly can lead to a world of hurt. If you need an example of how badly things can go, look no further than your neighbors, friends, and relatives. […]

The 12 Best Frozen Food Values

Many people only stop in the frozen aisle for ice cream and a selection of TV dinners, but there's more to this section of the grocery for value seekers. Frozen food offers real convenience, variety, and savings. Items are typically ready-to-cook, they have a much longer shelf life than their fresh... […]

6 Tips to Win Any Argument

Whether you thrive on conflict or avoid it at all costs, it is a big part of life. Arguments can arise over little things, like whose job it is to clean the coffee pot, or over big things, like how to approach a massive project. No matter the conflict, though, there are some techniques that will... […]