6 Surprising Sources of Celeb Income

Most top tier celebs know how to rake in the dough. In fact, the amount of money celebrities make will always shock the masses. Take for example, actor Robert Downey Jr., who made $80 million in 2015. And pop singer Katy Perry, who earned $135 million in 2015. However, some celebs aren't just... […]

Save on Car Rentals With These 10 Easy Hacks

Over the years, I've rented vehicles in over a dozen countries around the world. From those experiences, and a significant amount of research, I've learned some extremely useful tips that I use when renting a car. And to share the wealth, I'm passing them along to you, so that you can save big... […]

Best Money Tips: The Best and Worst States to Retire

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on the best and worst states to retire, ways to keep your money safe while traveling, and cancer-causing foods you should avoid. Top 5 Articles These Are the 10 Best (and Worst) States to Retire — Most retirees choose... […]

Best Deals for Monday 02/08

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Target: 25% off Clothing & Shoes w/ coupon code, 30-50% + Extra 15% off Home at Macy's, Sunbeam Quilted Heated... […]

Stop Making These 10 Bogus Retirement Savings Excuses

Saving for retirement can often feel like a drag, and many of us come up with excuses for avoiding it. After all, who wants to think about finances at age 70 when you're decades away and enjoying life now? But no matter what excuse you come up with, there's no denying that putting as much money... […]

Rocket Mortgage: Smart Idea, Terrible Super Bowl Ad

Millennials, many of whom are burdened with huge student debt loads, have been slow to buy their first homes — holding up the housing economy to some degree. […]

10 of the World's Most Expensive Restaurants

When it comes to restaurants, most of us make a decision based on several factors: quality and style of the food, the location, and of course, the menu prices. But what if one of those factors was never an issue? What if money was no object, and you could eat absolutely anywhere, regardless of... […]

Questions About 529s, Long-Term Care, Surge Protectors, Passion and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five-word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Long term care options 2. Planning ahead for AC challenges 3. Alternatives to GET program? 4. International index fund options? 5. Finding good prices on tickets 6. Terrible career advice about passion 7. […]

Is it Safe to Re-Finance Your Home Close to Retirement?

Lower mortgage rates can save you hundreds of dollars on your monthly payments. Refinancing your mortgage to a new one with a lower rate would then seem to make sense. But what if you're approaching retirement? Is refinancing a smart move when you're planning to leave the workforce in five years... […]

A Surprisingly Easy Way to Predict Future Investment Returns

In August of 2010 the renowned investment research company Morningstar released the results of a study they had conducted to determine the best way to predict future mutual fund returns. Specifically, they compared two big factors: The mutual fund’s expense ratio, which is the ongoing cost of owning the fund. Morningstar’s own star rating system, which factors in variables like the fund’s past pe […]

The 6 Healthiest Grocery Stores

Do you want to change your diet, cut back on sugar or soda, eat more whole foods, or go organic? If you do, you're definitely not alone. At least 8% of Americans resolve to eat better every year. In fact, eating better is actually a goal I've made before and one that I know is difficult. Eating... […]

13 Ways to Make Money From Valentine's Day

While Valentine's Day is traditionally for lovers, it's also for savvy entrepreneurs. Instead of emptying your wallet to buy your special someone something special (aka "expensive"), you can actually turn a profit by setting up a side gig. Take advantage of the Hallmark holiday by raking... […]

When Thrifty Met Spendy: Love, Money, and Financial Compatibility

If you’re fighting with your sweetie, there’s a good chance it’s about money. A study by SunTrust found that more than a third of couples experiencing tension in their relationships said money was the reason. That eclipsed the No. 2 response, annoying habits, by 10%. […]


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Do You Want an Email from Me?

I'm still getting quite a few people saying they requested and didn't receive an update to my new blog. So I'll post here a few more times just to make sure whoever wants to be included gets a notice. If you want an email sent to you with my new site listed, simply leave a comment below like "please send me the URL to your new site". […]

Best Money Tips: How to Find Amazon Freebies

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found the tricks to finding free stuff on Amazon, the best things to buy in February, and how to score big bargains on Super Bowl Sunday. Top 5 Articles 13 Tricks to Find Useful Amazon Freebies (No Junk Samples!) — Amazon offers tons... […]

Best Deals for Friday 02/05

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Essential Home Complete Bed Sets from $35, Extra 20% off Keurig 2.0 at Sears, "The Wit and Wisdom of Downton... […]

Flashback Friday: 122 Scrumptious Super Bowl Party Snack Ideas

Are you ready for some football? The majority of Americans certainly are, as the Super Bowl is probably the most celebrated non-national holiday of the year. Come Monday, you'll hear countless coworkers complaining about not getting the day off to recover from the gluttonous consumption of adult... […]

10 More Hobbies You Can Start for Free

In a 2014 time use survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics uncovered that Americans — on average — spend 2.8 hours watching television each day. That's a lot of time staring at a box, right? Well, instead of straining your eyes and allowing your brain to transform into mush, maybe it's... […]

The Secret Behind Financial and Entrepreneurial Classes and Seminars

I can’t tell you how often I see pitches for personal finance and entrepreneur and career seminars and classes of all kinds. They all follow more or less the same pitch. They present this idea that they hold some kind of “secret” for finding success. […]