Best Money Tips: Creative DIY Blogs That Help You Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on fabulously creative and frugal DIY blogs, the habits of highly motivated people, and the worst airports for penny pinchers. Top 5 Articles 21 Fabulous DIY Blogs to Spark Your Creativity and Help You Save Money... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 03/31

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Target Clearance: Up to 60% off, Clearance Furniture at JCPenney: 25-90% off + 10% off, Essie Nail Polish for $4,... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 03/31

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Target Clearance: Up to 60% off, Clearance Furniture at JCPenney: 25-90% off + 10% off, Essie Nail Polish for $4,... […]

Slain debt dragon? 7 worthy uses for that payment

We slayed a debt dragon last week.  The carcass rots in our front yard as I write this.  The greenish-blue smoke from its nostrils abated only this morning. This past Friday marked the last of eighty-four biweekly loan payments on our Toyota Sienna. We paid off the five-year loan nearly two years ahead of schedule by rounding the payment up to the next $100 and making biweekly payments much the sa […]

Five Ways to Write Off Your Next Vacation

Add a professional conference or networking event to your next vacation, and you could write off a portion of your trip. Photo: Tech Cocktail Planning a vacation and dreading all the costs? […]

Five Ways to Write Off Your Next Vacation

Add a professional conference or networking event to your next vacation, and you could write off a portion of your trip. Photo: Tech Cocktail Planning a vacation and dreading all the costs? […]

10 Ways to Have a Cheaper Easter

Easter has never been a break-the-bank holiday, but you can easily go overboard. Keep your bunny budget in check with these tips to cut costs during this time-honored spring celebration. 1. Shop For Easter Gifts on Presidents' Day or Post-Valentine's Day Easter baskets are filled with more than... […]

10 Ways to Have a Cheaper Easter

Easter has never been a break-the-bank holiday, but you can easily go overboard. Keep your bunny budget in check with these tips to cut costs during this time-honored spring celebration. 1. Shop For Easter Gifts on Presidents' Day or Post-Valentine's Day Easter baskets are filled with more than... […]

The Wise Bread Rewards Maximizer Finds the Best Credit Card for You

Credit cards have been around for 65 years, and the number of credit card options available to consumers today is in the hundreds. When choosing a credit card, the rates and fees are very, very important factors to think about, but they aren't the only ones. With so many rewards offers to choose... […]

Ask the Readers: What is Your Favorite Cleaning Hack?

Spring is here! For many households big and small, that means it's time to clean the nest inside and out. Spring cleaning can be a lot of work...unless you have a few clever cleaning hacks up your sleeve to save you time, energy, and money! What is your favorite cleaning hack? Where do you splurge... […]

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Master for Financial, Personal, and Professional Success

Even if you’re smart enough to coast through high school, at some point, you’ll face bigger challenges — and your success will boil down to self-discipline. Photo: Ryan Hyde Yesterday, I addressed a great reader mailbag question from a parent who was worried about their 11th grade child being ready for college. […]

Throw an Awesome Potluck Dinner With These 6 Easy Tricks

Want to eat well and spend less at your next social gathering? Consider hosting an informal potluck dinner. We throw the majority of our parties this way, and we can typically accommodate up to 10 people on a dime, which includes providing a main dish, dessert, and some beverages. Aside from the... […]

Throw an Awesome Potluck Dinner With These 6 Easy Tricks

Want to eat well and spend less at your next social gathering? Consider hosting an informal potluck dinner. We throw the majority of our parties this way, and we can typically accommodate up to 10 people on a dime, which includes providing a main dish, dessert, and some beverages. Aside from the... […]

Financial benefits of being over 60

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Do you dread getting older? There is no need to. Getting old is not all creaky joints and hearing aids. Above and beyond the joys of travel and sleeping in, there are many benefits awaiting those who cross the bridge of the great 6-0. I mentioned in an earlier post that our life expectancy is increasing with every passing year. […]

Bigger Paycheck or Bigger Tax Refund — Which Should You Pick?

One of the earliest money lessons that I remember learning from my financial planner father was the correct protocol for tax refunds: The ideal situation is to receive a modest refund of $500 or less. (See also: 12 Smart Ways to Spend $500) This advice struck a chord because it made perfect sense.... […]

The 9 Types of Horrible Bosses – And How to Manage Them

Unless you happen to be self-employed or independently wealthy, you will have a boss. I have had many different bosses over my 20 years in the ad business, and they have ranged from the sublime to the just plain awful. Here are nine types of frustrating bosses you can expect to encounter, and the... […]

The 9 Types of Horrible Bosses – And How to Manage Them

Unless you happen to be self-employed or independently wealthy, you will have a boss. I have had many different bosses over my 20 years in the ad business, and they have ranged from the sublime to the just plain awful. Here are nine types of frustrating bosses you can expect to encounter, and the... […]

Best Money Tips: Crazy Spring Cleaning Hacks

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on crazy spring cleaning hacks, over 30 ways to use baby oil, and things you don’t need to be happier in life. Top 5 Articles 9 Crazy Spring Cleaning Hacks — Pour some vodka into a spray bottle and... […]

Where Do Investment Returns Come From?

The whole point of investing is to give yourself the possibility of earning better returns than you can get from a savings account. If you can find a way to make your money work just a little bit harder for you, maybe you can reach those long-term goals a little bit sooner. But where do those investment returns come from? […]

Everything You Need to Know About Fancy Coffee in One Infographic

If you have walked into a coffee shop anywhere, then you know that coffee isn't just coffee — there are many varieties of this roasty, aromatic drink. But what’s the difference between a cappuccino and a macchiato, and how do you get the new barista to make you a cup of Café Bombón?... […]