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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #millennialcredit to participate. This week's topic: Millennials and Credit! Learn about what generation has the best... […]

Best Money Tips: 10 Money-Saving Summer Vegetables

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on money-saving vegetables to use this summer, crucial financial habits for form in your 20s, and ways to save on gas. Top 5 Articles 10 Money-Saving Vegetables to Use in the Summer — There are cucumbers... […]

5 Fun, Affordable Train Trips

Trains are not only a huge part of our history and economy, but they make for scenic, relaxing, and enjoyable travel. Next time a three-day weekend rolls around, try going on one of these five fun, affordable train trips. 1. California: Pacific Surfliner This beachy train runs daily from the heart... […]

8 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Enjoying Cardio

If you want to live a fit and healthy lifestyle, cardio is a necessary evil. Personally, I hate cardio — with a passion. But what I hate more is looking in the mirror and not liking the body I see staring back at me. So I run and I sweat and I work hard to stay in shape — even if I... […]

How to Avoid Getting Cut by the Cutting Edge

Photo: Faris Algosaibi When I graduated from college in 2002, smartphones were just beginning to become popular. […]

Frayed Relationships, Damaged Credit, and Costly Additions — What a Multi-Generational Home Might Cost You

Are your adult children moving back into your home after struggling to find well-paying jobs after earning their college degrees? Or maybe you've moved your elderly parents back into your house to help care for them as they age? If so, you're not alone. The Pew Research Center found that a record... […]

Getting real (and serious) about your financial future

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Have you ever wanted — really wanted — to change your financial situation but, when you tried, you felt like you were slogging through wet cement or trying to turn a huge ship around? You got exhausted and stopped, right? Change is like that. You can change — and you can also make it easier for yourself. […]

10 Things You Should Always Buy and Sell on eBay

There's no doubt that eBay has become a go-to place for anyone looking for a deal. But whether using traditional auctions, or the more popular Buy It Now option, what should you be going to eBay for first? And, what should you be selling on eBay to ensure you get the most money for your items? What... […]

The 5 Best Deodorants for Men

Everyone needs deodorant (unless your goal is to repel people). Sweating is completely natural and is just your body's way of releasing excess heat from things like warm weather, exercise, and stress. However, bad body odor and excessive sweat are not things you should have to deal with on a daily... […]

6 reasons to overcome a fear of plastic

As I was coming of age, I became aware of too many examples of people who had gotten into trouble with credit card debt. It made me avoid getting a credit card for several years. Eventually, though, I overcame my fear of plastic, and realized it is the user and not the card that should be in control. A healthy concern about credit card use is not misplaced. […]

Cheap school supplies aren’t just for school!

Our local Walmart stores really bring down prices for school supplies in the last weeks of summer.  Maybe yours do too.  Take advantage of this. A few days ago our family was playing Boggle.  (This game was a yard sale find.)  We each have our own single-subject spiral notebook when we play. When my wife said that hers was almost full, I admit my face lit up a bit. […]

Chase Total Checking and Savings: Easy Everyday Banking

Years ago, when you wanted to open a checking or savings account at a bank, you'd head over to a bank in your neighborhood. These days, setting up a new account no longer requires a live person to walk you through it. There are banks exclusively online to prove it. (See also: Banks Still Offering... […]

Best Money Tips: 11 Things to Do Before Buying a Used Car

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things to do before you buy a used car, emotional mistakes that keep you poor, and major dos and don’ts at a job interview. Top 5 Articles Buying a used car? Eleven things to do first. — Always ask... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 07/28

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Macy's coupon: 20% off apparel, Men's Wearhouse Summer Clearance Sale: Up to 70% off, Clearance Arts & Crafts... […]

How to Negotiate Salary and Juggle Job Offers

You’ve got a job offer: That’s great, but now what? According to conventional wisdom, salary negotiations should be numero uno on your agenda. You weren’t going to automatically accept the first figure they offered, were you? Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens much of the time. […]

11 Cool Uses for Popsicle Sticks

Cooling off with popsicles this summer? Don't toss the sticks! There are a number of arts and crafts you can make with your leftovers. (And if you're not into cold desserts — don't fret: you can pick up hundreds of popsicle sticks online or at your local dollar store.) 1. Coasters These... […]

Ask the Readers: What Do You Splurge On?

Overspending all the time is terrible for your finances, but it's actually a good thing to splurge a little once in a long while. Just make sure the splurge is worth it! What do you splurge on? What is your criteria for a worthy splurge? When was the last time you spent more than absolutely... […]

PANIC MODE! Why It’s Dangerous and How to Avoid It

In 2006, I realized that I couldn’t pay my bills any more. I did the math and I realized that we just didn’t have the cash to go around. Sure, I did the smart thing and started reading and planning, but I also panicked a bit. I dove into cleaning out my closet and selling things off. I threw several credit cards into a lock box. I cancelled a bunch of subscriptions. […]

7 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score Quickly

Your credit score will determine whether you will get approved for credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, or other loans, as well as impact the interest rate you'll pay. If you aren't happy with where your credit score is today, take heart: There are some simple ways to improve it quickly. Once your... […]

5 ways to pay yourself first

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently, we discussed the benefits of paying yourself first. But exactly how do you go about doing that (especially if you feel like you’re living paycheck to paycheck already)? […]