6 Ways to Bounce Back from a Business Failure

Losing your job, for any reason, is an immensely stressful experience. Whether it comes due to the collapse of your employer, or if you’re being forced to wind down an enterprise of your own, the pressure can certainly pile up. But business failure isn’t an unusual scenario, particularly with the global economic volatility we have become accustomed to over the past decade. […]

Thoughts Become Desires

One of my biggest work distractions is looking at interesting websites, particularly ones that I think will help improve my life (this might sound an awful lot like you at the moment). […]

5 Surprising Budget Habits of Wealthy Financial Gurus

"He who will not economize will have to agonize," warned Chinese philosopher Confucius as early as the 5th Century B.C. His advice has survived the test of time and has become the mantra of many individuals in their quest for financial success. However, you would think that once somebody... […]

These 6 Things Will Make Your Next Flight More Comfortable

Traveling by plane can be uncomfortable, with long waits in the airport followed by hours packed into ever-smaller airplane seats. Rushed and frustrated, you often end up paying way more than you should for small conveniences. After years of traveling and countless hours in transit, I've put... […]

5 Reasons Stealth Wealth Is the Best Wealth

Some people who have a lot of money like to show it off. They buy large houses, expensive cars, and all the toys you can imagine. But others keep their affluence on the down low. They don't look any different from anyone else, but they have some serious cash stashed away. These folks have what is... […]

Flashback Friday: 53 Grocery Shopping Tricks That'll Make Your Life Easier

You head to the grocery store, armed with a list and a plan to be as efficient as possible, and then somehow you become an aimless browser. You fall victim to impulse buys and overpriced salads from the deli. And when you get home, you spent more time and money than you should have, and you forgot... […]

10 Ways to Get Over Jet Lag and Enjoy Your Trip

You imagined yourself cruising through Venice in a gondola or snapping photos of wallabies in the Australian outback. Instead, you're wandering around in a haze, falling asleep at dinner, and popping painkillers for headaches. It's that jerky trip-ruiner, jet lag. It doesn't have to be this way.... […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of March 20

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Barbara Friedberg lists the pros of being a landlord. Poorer than You tells the good news and bad news in personal finance. Mrs. […]

8 Self-Destructive Habits That Keep You in Debt

America's consumer economy is built on overspending, and our consumer culture encourages the liberal use of credit to pay for everything from cheeseburgers to cars. Pulling ourselves out of the "debt is just part of life" mentality takes a nearly herculean effort. If you're having a hard... […]

Best Money Tips: These Bedtime Tips Will Boost Your Productivity

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on bedtime tips to boost daytime productivity, how to save money on health care, and ways to invest in real estate. Top 5 Articles These 18 Bedtime Tips Will Boost Your Daily Productivity — A sleep mask can help block... […]

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Loyalty programs: The key that unlocks everything

I love loyalty programs. But I don't love this about them, and it has costed me plenty … I admit it. I'm a sucker for loyalty programs, especially if they don't cost anything to join. (Most don't.) It's not exactly free, of course. You're giving personal information and thereby giving them a name and face to your spending habits. […]

Take a Hard Look at Your Financial Habits — Are They Sustainable?

Sustainability has become a key concept in environmental and resource management circles. Of course, it’s also a good goal for your own financial practices. I’m sure it once seemed as if the world contained an endless reservoir of oil. By the end of the 20th century, though, it was clear that we were wrong. […]

Best Money Tips: What to Stockpile By the Month

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on what to stockpile each month, simple ways to lower your taxes in retirement, and tips for negotiating your apartment lease. Top 5 Articles Seasonal Stockpiling – What to Buy When at the Grocery Store — March is... […]

5 Financial Mistakes That Won't Hurt Your Credit Score

Certain financial mishaps can cost you dearly when it comes to your FICO credit score. Pay your credit card bill more than 30 days late, and your score can drop by 100 points. Declare bankruptcy or lose a home to foreclosure? Your score will fall by even more. In general, lenders today consider a... […]

Seven Ways to Stop Wasting Money on Your Job Search

How much does it cost to find a new job? A lot of it depends on your industry, job level, and how long the process lasts. According to Jobvite’s latest data, it takes an average of 28 days from application to hire – but that’s assuming you get that all-important first call for an interview. In addition, the higher up the corporate ladder you go, the longer your job search is likely to take. […]

Architect, Designer, or Contractor: Who Should You Hire for Your Project?

I'd like to add a bathroom to my home, but my budget will be limited. One thing I've been wondering: What professionals will I need to hire to do the job? Should I spend money on a designer or architect to plan the space out? Or should I just hire a contractor and tell them where I want the toilet,... […]

Are Timeshares Ever Worth the Investment?

Despite scams and hard sales tactics that have tarnished the reputation of timeshares, the American Resort Development Association says sales are rising — and timeshares are attracting increasingly younger buyers. The average age of today's timeshare owner is 39. According to MarketWatch,... […]

The 5 Best Deep Conditioners

Your hair takes a beating all day. It has to withstand chemical processing, heated styling tools, and the harsh weather elements, along with pollution. Fortunately, deep conditioners can restore health and beauty to your hair in minutes. A good deep conditioner can instantly condition the hair... […]