7 Traps to Avoid With Your 401(k)

More and more Americans are choosing an employer-sponsored 401(k) as their preferred way to build up their nest eggs. As of 2014, an estimated 52 million Americans were participating in a 401(k)-type plan. When used properly, a 401(k) can be a powerful tool to save for your retirement years, but... […]

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Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Using Social Media to Save Money! Learn about utilizing hashtags to find deals, social media accounts to follow to find... […]

Looking for New Work? Five Key Things You Can Do Beyond Sending Out Resumes and Applications

It’s an almost automatic response. You need a job, or you’re unhappy at your current job. What do you do? You start applying elsewhere. You look up online job listings. You fill out applications. You send out resumes and cover letters. While that’s definitely a key step in the process, you’re often just tossing your resume or application into a pile with a lot of other resumes and applications. […]

10 Most Valuable Things to Plant in Your Garden This Spring

With the days getting longer and warmer, I find myself looking out the window thinking about what to plant in my garden. I usually decide what to plant by choosing things that I like to eat, or things that grow well in my location. This year I decided to look at garden planting strategy from an... […]

Three Big Mistakes Students Make When Accepting Financial Aid

I graduated college with $145,000 in student loans. The worst part about it? I was willfully ignorant about the amount I borrowed. It would all be paid off by Future Me, right? Besides, not once during my economics courses was there a discussion about the adverse effects of high student debt. […]

How to Make Public Speaking Less Terrifying

Your ability to speak in public can be critical as you climb the corporate ladder. Struggling with anxieties about speaking in public can affect how your peers and other professionals view you, as well as limit your career opportunities down the line. Speaking with poise shows that you are... […]

These 6 Instragrammers Are Getting Rich by Traveling the World

Love taking travel photos and sharing them with your friends on Instagram? So do the social media stars below. They've earned celebrity status — and sometimes six-digit incomes — from the travel snaps they post on the photo sharing giant. Building such a loyal and monetizable following... […]

You Can Live in a Great, Inexpensive City

US News lists the best places to live. I liked the list because it listed several places I've lived and I can attest that they are nice to live in. And as you know, I've also lived in inexpensive cities all my life. Put the two together and you discover that you can live in a great, inexpensive city. You don't have to give up quality of life to save money on the cost-of-living. […]

The 5 Best Callus Removers

You don’t need to spend a lot of money at the spa just to have your calluses removed. With the right callus remover, you can remove calluses and soften and smooth your feet from home. Instead of feeling embarrassed by dry feet and dead skin, you can achieve professional results from home... […]

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Putting the Checklist Manifesto to Work for Better Financial and Personal Habits

Several years ago, I read a wonderful book called The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. I thought highly enough of the book after reading it that I wrote an article about it for The Simple Dollar, but what I didn’t realize at the time was that this book would subtly stick in my head like few others that I’ve ever read in my life. […]

How to Save Money on Healthcare

With Obamacare on the chopping block and the Republicans’ new healthcare plan under debate, many Americans are unsure of what their health insurance may look like in 2018. Regardless of what happens to the exchange or the individual mandate, though, there are some pretty basic tips for keeping your health insurance costs low. What steps can you take to decrease your health insurance costs? […]

23 Recipes for Slime Your Kids Can Make — and Even Sell!

At a Girl Scout retreat last weekend, I watched a middle school girl knead and roll a cerulean ball of pliable, shiny, stretchy … stuff … as she chatted with friends. The other girls at the table couldn't take their eyes off it. "What slime recipe did you use?" "Can I... […]

10 Ways Anyone Can Go Solar and Save on Energy

The more electricity you use, the more you pay for it. And in a world that is becoming increasingly dependent upon tech devices, something's gotta give. Luckily, there's a way to save money on those bills and help the environment, all at the same time. You just need to capture those intense rays of... […]

5 Low-Cost Travel Items That Can Save You Big On Your Next Trip

Traveling can be great fun, but sometimes it requires a bit of creative thinking to figure out how to finance your next trip. Luckily there are some cost-effective purchases that can help you save money in the long run. 1. Tent Camping can be a great alternative to staying in pricey hotels while... […]

5 Myths About Credit Cards That Won't Go Away

The idea of evaluating a person's creditworthiness goes back as early as 1899, when Equifax (originally called Retail Credit Company) would keep a list of consumers and a series of factors to determine their likelihood to pay back debts. However, credit cards didn't make an appearance until the... […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Outdoor Activity?

Spring is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. The warmer weather and longer days mean you can spend more time under the sun, from taking walks around the neighborhood, to picnicking at an outdoor concert, to playing sports with your friends. What is your favorite outdoor activity? What aspect of... […]

6 Infuriating Ways You're Ruining Someone Else's Credit

Your credit score is one of the biggest deciding factors in your financial health. It influences whether you qualify for the best interest rates on mortgages or auto loans, it can impact your insurance rates, and it can even determine whether you land that dream job or not. Establishing good... […]

Best Money Tips: 80+ Delicious Meals for $5 or Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on amazing meals that you can make for under $5, germ magnets that need spring cleaning now, and tips to help you decide whether to rent or buy. Top 5 Articles Make These 86 Amazing Meals For $5 or Less — Great food... […]