The High Cost of Cheap Food

Compared to most Americans, I spend a lot of money on food, almost $100 per month just for fresh produce. But even my grocery bill pales in comparison to what the rest of the world spends on basic nutrition. Americans spend less money as a percentage of income on food than people of any other... […]

Best Money Tips: Foods You Can Freeze and How to Do It Right

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found helpful articles on foods you can freeze and the right way to do it, ways to save at Old Navy, and dying professions that job hunters should avoid. Top 5 Articles 16 Foods to Freeze for Later (and How to Do It Right) — Leafy... […]

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Huge Credit Card Bill

You've been splurging the last few months — dining out, ordering online gifts, and booking a vacation you sorely need. And you put all of these purchases on your credit card. You know you won't be able to pay off this debt within a few months, but you've justified it by reasoning you can pay... […]

5 Fun Ways the Sharing Economy Helps You Save on Vacation

Unless you've been under a rock for the past couple years, you already know that the sharing economy means you can drop your vacation budget, thanks to innovative sites like Airbnb or Uber. But it doesn't stop there. Try these options to shave a few dollars while making the most of your precious... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 04/27

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Don't miss today's hot deals like the 62% off on Bird Bath with Pedestal, 61% off on Light My Bottle Light and 46%... […]

The 3 Best Cities With Rent Control

Rent control is the dream of renters everywhere. Yet only four states — California, New York, Maryland, New Jersey — and the District of Columbia have rent control policies in place. Read on for our guide to scoring a rent-controlled apartment in one of the best cities where... […]

The 5 Best Body Scrubs

Using a body scrub in the shower will leave your skin soft and smooth before you ever apply lotion. A salt scrub is one of the most popular body treatments at the spa, but you don’t need to spend extra money at a spa to get those intense results. With the right body scrub, you can reveal your... […]

25 Free Things to Do to Make Today Feel Awesome

Here’s a key truth I’ve come to realize about my spending habits. When I’m unhappy with myself or my life, I am much, much more prone to make spending mistakes. I’m much more likely to spend money beyond what we’ve budgeted. I’m much more likely to waste my monthly budgeted “personal spending” money on something completely dumb and wasteful. […]

9 Investing Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask

You can't build wealth through investing if you never get started. And sometimes, getting started is just a matter of overcoming your fear of asking a stupid question. When it comes to understanding how to buy and sell stocks, invest in a mutual fund, or open a retirement account, it may seem like... […]

6 Free Debt Management Tools

The average American looks at his or her phone 46 times every day. That number is even higher among U.S. Millennials: individuals in the 18–24 age bracket and the 25–34 age bracket check their mobile devices 74 and 50 times per day, respectively. With all this time spent on their... […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Host Budget-Friendly Parties?

Spring and summer are popular times for partying, especially the outdoor kind! But parties can be a lot of work if you're hosting. Food and drinks, supplies, decorations and entertainment -- you'll need to take care of all these things (or delegate the work to someone else and make sure they take... […]

These 10 Simple Swaps Will Make Your Baking So Much Better

Ever get halfway into baking a cake and realize that you are missing one of the ingredients? Or, maybe you have a recipe that you love, but feel so guilty making it due to the fat or calorie content. Time for a "swap," or a substitution. Here are 10 that you may even prefer to your... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 04/26

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Don't miss our Tuesday treats! Home Gym for Total Body Workout 66% Off, Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set 67% Off,... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Reach Financial Security By 30

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found helpful articles on how to reach financial security before you turn 30, ways to upcycle plastic bags, and the one word that will lead you to happiness. Top 5 Articles How To Achieve Financial Security Before The Age Of Thirty —... […]

First-Time Home Buyer? Consider These 5 Cities

The Great Recession has come and gone, leaving economic disparity in its wake. The result is an America in which certain cities are supreme for mortgage newbies looking for a home, while others are not so hot. Read on for our roundup of the friendliest locales for first-time home buyers. (See... […]

8 Ways to Save on Smartphone Costs While Traveling

There are two basic necessities that everyone needs when traveling in the 21st century: Their passport and their smartphone. But using data, roaming, and making long distance calls while traveling can cost a fortune. Here are a few basic ways that you can save money by using your smartphone while... […]

Best Mortgage Lenders of 2016

Ah, the world post-housing bubble: Lenders are lending again, and interest rates are low, for now at least. But buying a home is huge — possibly the biggest financial decision you’ll make in your life. […]

Questions About Credit Reports, Parenting, Surgery Payments, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Credit report and mortgage payoff 2. Surgery payment options 3. Selling a car with lien 4. Selling pet insurance from home? 5. Basics of investing 6. Why emergency fund? 7. Other investment options 8. […]

Crossing the Line From Frugal to Cheap

When I was playing professional basketball in Israel, I would go to the grocery store every Wednesday after practice. I liked going to the huge, Costco-like store. It was one of the only places in the country I could get a particular brand of dark chocolate that I loved. The chocolate was so good, it must have had an addictive substance in it (besides caffeine and sugar). […]

More Rewards, More Benefits: The JetBlue Plus Card

For loyal JetBlue flyers, the new JetBlue Plus Card will get you more points to earn award flights faster, and nice benefits so you will always fly in comfort and convenience.   Why We Like This Card Sign-up bonus of 30,000 points Anniversary bonus of 5,000 points How This Card Works The... […]