Best Deals for Thursday 03/02

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Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/2, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #ASW17 to participate. This week's topic: Saving at Tax Time! Learn about saving on tax preparation and filing expenses, tax credits worth... […]

Revisiting My Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe

One of the most popular articles I’ve ever written for The Simple Dollar is Making Your Own Laundry Detergent: A Detailed Visual Guide. In it, I very carefully described my recipe at the time for making homemade laundry soap. In terms of cost-effectiveness, that recipe is amazing. It costs just a little under three cents per load and gets clothes quite clean. […]

You Got a Raise! Now What?

So, you got a raise! Now, it's time to start putting that money to work for you. While your first thought might be shopping spree, consider instead these other options that will build your wealth and secure your financial freedom. Have Realistic Expectations Your raise may sound like a lot, but... […]

Best Money Tips: 100+ Things You Should Always Throw Away

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on the things you should always throw away, ways to save at Whole Foods, and the biggest investments that most people neglect. Top 5 Articles 103 Things You Should Always Throw Away — Broken kitchen equipment only take... […]

3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Before Your Retirement Age

When it comes to Social Security, the usual advice is to hold off on taking benefits as long as possible. While most people could claim benefits as early as age 62, your monthly benefit amount will grow each year that you wait up to age 70. (See also: 6 Smart Ways to Boost Your Social Security... […]

12 Smart Ways to Score Hamilton Tickets

Hamilton fever has spread through my family like the measles. First, it infected my tween, and as she commanded our Amazon Echo to play the original cast recording day after day. Then I caught a touch of it myself. I was a bit surprised when my 10-year-old came home with a severe case of Hamilton... […]

7 Things You Should Never Do With Your Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Getting the most out of a travel rewards credit card isn't as easy as it might seem. Sure, the basic premise is simple: Rewards credit cards dole out points when you make a purchase with your card. Then you redeem them for free or discounted travel. But there are plenty of pitfalls to watch out... […]

No Matter How Much You Make, You Can Spend It All

I love Denzel Washington! He's probably in my top five leading actors of all time along with Leonardo Dicaprio, Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, and Chris Pratt. Ok, I know that's more than five. And I've probably left some out. :) Anyway, I was thrilled to watch this interview Denzel did with 60 Minutes at the end of last year. But the end of it gave me pause. […]

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change After Marriage

Life tends to get more complicated after marriage. And your taxes are no exception. Getting married will change the way you file your taxes every April 15. There is good news, though: Many of the changes will be positive ones that can help boost your deductions and save you money. Let's look at... […]

The 5 Best Reusable Straws

Most people associate reusable straws with saving money. After all, wouldn't it be nice to keep using the same straws and stop wasting money throwing them away after each use? What many people don't realize is that using reusable straws can actually be healthier as well, especially when you use... […]

How Comprehensive Insurance Saved Me From a ‘Bad Gas’ Nightmare

On Jan, 6 of this year, something crazy happened to us that I’ll never forget. After finishing up a week in Puerto Rico for winter break, we were driving home to Noblesville, Ind., from Chicago O’Hare airport when all hell broke loose. Our kids were watching movies in the back of the car when my husband stopped off at Paylow gas station in Merrillville, Ind., to fill up. […]

Best things to buy in March

Business is cyclical. Here are the best things to buy in March … There are good deals to be found year round for just about anything.  However, it's the nature of business that a lot of deals happen at the same time during the year. Best things to buy in March Here are things that you can find good deals on in March: Boxed chocolates. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 03/01

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10 Simple Investments You Can Make in Yourself for a Huge Return on Your Money and Time

So often, we think of investments as being purely about dollars in and dollars out. If you put $10,000 into an investment with an average return of 7% a year, how much do you make after 10 years? Is it better to pay taxes on that money now, when you put it in, or when you start withdrawing later? That’s great, of course, but I like to think of investment in broader terms. […]

What Does TaxAct Have to Offer for 2017?

Tax season is upon as, and many are in the market for a preparation software to file their own tax returns. You may have heard of TaxAct before, as you filed in past years. […]

How to Spring Clean Your Whole Life — One Step at a Time

'Tis the season for cleaning and organization. We've spent the winter hibernating and surrounded by all of our material things that have provided us comfort. But once spring has sprung, we'll want our spaces to be more open, a lot cleaner, and we'll want to pack away all the cold weather garb we've... […]

5 Simple Ways to Never Make a Late Credit Card Payment

If you've ever paid your credit card bill late, you've likely endured both hassle and expense. Not only are you charged $27–$37 for each late payment, but your credit score could take a hit, too. If your payment is behind by 60 days or more, your penalty APR might also kick in — causing... […]

20 Ways Amazon's Alexa Can Make Your Life Easier

World, meet Amazon's Alexa. Alexa is a personal assistant that comes with the Amazon Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and Echo devices. It works similarly to Siri and can be the assistant you never knew you needed. What Can Alexa Do? The smart wireless speaker offers a number of valuable services through Alexa... […]

Ask the Readers: How Have You Spent Past Tax Refunds?

It's tax season! Many Americans dread the paperwork involved in filing taxes, but no one would turn down a tax refund if it turns out the government owes you money. Putting the tax refund into a savings or retirement account is the sensible thing to do, but depending on your financial situation and... […]