20 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Cheap Spring Roll Wrappers at Every Meal

In all likelihood, you have enjoyed many an egg roll in a Chinese restaurant. You may have even made your own at home, which is fun and easy. At less than $2 for a package of these wrappers, why not experiment with some interesting fillings? However, picking the correct wrapper at the grocery... […]

Eight Common Myths About the FAFSA, Busted

Whether you’re heading off to college straight from high school or you’re a nontraditional student getting a new degree, it’s time to think about filling out your FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. While the federal FAFSA deadline isn’t until June 30, 2016, your state or college may have a different (and far earlier) deadline for processing your application and figuring out your […]

The Challenge of Getting Rid of Stuff

I have more things than I need. Over the last several years, I’ve made a conscious effort to pare down my possessions. Most of the stuff I consider “mine” would fit into one room in our house. I could live in my office, in other words, which is about 100 square feet or so, if I slept on an air mattress on the floor. […]

What to do if your employer stops performance reviews

This article is by GRS contributor Richard Barrington. More and more, companies are dispensing with traditional annual employee reviews. They say this is out of sensitivity to a new generation of employees who find reviews stressful. The real reason may be that dispensing with employee reviews saves companies money — albeit at the expense of their employees. […]

Learn a second language on the cheap

Heather LarsonFebruary 3, 2016 One of my relatives believed the Russians planned to take over the United States in the 1950’s, so she decided to learn their language. She took all the classes offered and then to further her skill, she volunteered at a local Russian community center. That worked for her. […]

4 Ways to Reduce Your Tax Bill With Bonds

Financial advisors recommend bonds to investors for portfolio diversification, as a fixed income investment strategy, and to hedge against inflation. Even better, some major bond classes can help you reduce your tax bill, too. What's more, they are low-risk investments. Here's how you can reduce... […]

Best Money Tips: 80 Small and Big Ways to Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found big and small ways to save money, ways to spend less on this year's Super Bowl party, and how to date on budget. Top 5 Articles 80 Small and Big Ways to Save Money This Year — Book your trips early for savings on travel and... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 02/02

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Extra 20% off Adult Styles at Old Navy, 40% Off Juicers & Food Processors, Closet Organization for only $15,... […]

Do These 10 Green Appliances Actually Save You Money?

These days, there's a lot of discussion about energy usage and the environment. And if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, there's a push to use more energy efficient appliances. Most household appliances now come with models that are "Energy Star" certified, meaning that they've... […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Meal Plan?

Meal planning offers a lot to the frugal household. It provides a guide for your grocery shopping, it allows you to avoid wasting food, and it's a way to make sure you have healthy meals at home — or a suitable alternative when you need it. Do you meal plan? What are your favorite go-to... […]

11 Ways I Entertain Myself for Free

As you read this article, my town is facing the brunt of an enormous winter storm. […]

7 Things Your Financial Advisor Wishes You Knew

The cat's out of the bag: You don't need boatloads of money to invest like the super rich — you just need to understand the ins-and-outs of investing well enough. And who better than financial advisors to share the secrets that can help you succeed as an investor? Read on for the coveted... […]

10 Great Side Jobs for Extroverts

Throughout my entire life, I've always had a second job, and all of them have included direct interaction with other people. And I thoroughly enjoy human interaction. Not only is it additional income, but it also provides me an ongoing opportunity to observe and understand human nature. This is an... […]

7 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes When Buying Their First Car

It's easy to make money mistakes anytime you buy a car — but your first car is especially risky. Here are some expensive first-time car buying mistakes and how to avoid them. 1. Buying the Wrong Kind of Car When shopping for your first car, it's easy to overlook how you're going to actually... […]

Best Money Tips: 14 Ways to Get Freebies

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles to help you find freebies, kick the sniffles, and get more sleep. Top 5 Articles 14 Ways to Get Awesome Freebies — Amp up your DIY skills with free in-person and online classes offered by retailers like Home Depot,... […]

Best Deals for Monday 02/01

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Up to 60% off Top Mattress Brands at Sears, 60% off Gemstone Jewelry at Kohl's, 12" Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Skillet... […]

Here's What to Do Immediately After a Credit Card Breach

The new EMV credit cards (better known as "chip" or "chip and pin" cards) are supposed to significantly cut down on credit card fraud. But these new cards, embedded with computer chips, are far from foolproof. Most security experts say that criminals will now focus on online... […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy a New Car

I don't know what it is, but there's something really exciting about being the first person to own a car. Maybe it's because brand new cars come with the latest technologies, extremely low mileage, and that new car smell you just can't duplicate. Plus, there are no animal crackers stuck between the... […]

Questions About Car Maintenance, Chess, Checklists, Overwork 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. We need a financial plan 2. Checking and savings with interest 3. Student loan paydown best option? 4. Time for financial advisor? 5. What car maintenance is necessary? 6. Savings for specific goals 7. […]