8 Smart Things to Do With Your Settlement Money

So, you're experiencing a financial windfall? Sold a business or property, won a lucrative contract, or were awarded money in a lawsuit? Congratulations! You're probably feeling a mixture of relief and anxiety. Now, how do you go about making sure that you don't lose or spend absolutely everything... […]

4 Ways Outsourcing Chores Can Save You Time and Money

We're busy people, with lives filled by family, work, errands, chores, and tons of other tasks that pull us in a million directions. Add all of this on top of being a self-employed business owner, and there are times when I find myself sacrificing sleep, or skipping meals, as a way to get more... […]

10 splurges that won’t break the bank

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. There’s a popular, little myth going around that being frugal means that every penny must be pinched or saved in an online high-yield savings account and that, as a result, it’s not okay to splurge once in a while. But a more balanced approach could make it easier to stick to a spending plan, thereby making your long-term financial success more likely. […]

The 5 Best Trash Bags

Have you experienced a trash spill that left you dreading the thought of taking the trash out? When you just want to take the trash out, are you worried that the bottom will burst open or the handles will tear off? Well, you shouldn’t be worried. There are so many great trash bag options... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 08/25

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Nordstrom Rack Clearance Sale: Up to 94% off, Bed Bath & Beyond Clearance: Up to 75% off, Rowing Machine... […]

Best Money Tips: Foods That Are Breaking Your Grocery Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the foods that are breaking your grocery budget, ways to wake up energized, and people you should hide from your Facebook feed. Top 5 Articles Five foods that are breaking your grocery budget — The worst... […]

And the Stock Market Outlook Is… Who Cares?!

Bulls and bears, booms and busts: They make great headlines, but a solid financial strategy is actually a boring one. Photo: Sam Valadi As I write this article on the morning of Aug. 24th, the Dow just opened down over 1,000 points and CNBC is going crazy with prognosticators predicting what the market is going to do next. […]

The 8 Best Ways to Stream TV and Movies for Free

"Cutting the cord" to cable and satellite TV seems to be everyone's dream these days. However, getting rid of your cable bill often only makes sense if you can find cheap (or free) replacements for your viewing habits. Fortunately, cord-cutters have some pretty amazing free — and... […]

Ask the Readers: What Was Your Biggest Expense This Month?

Our biggest expenses each month will differ from family to family, and maybe from month to month. It might be a regular payment like mortgage or student loans, or it could be a one-off purchase like new appliances or airfare for vacation. What was your biggest expense this month? Was it a regular... […]

40 Free (or Extremely Low-Cost) Things I Genuinely Enjoy Doing – and You Might, Too

Live music is like magic — and many communities offer free concerts, like this one in Portsmouth, N.H. Photo: Prescott Park Arts Festival via Facebook A reader recently “called me out” via Facebook: I don’t really buy your claim that there are more “free” things to do than you have time to do for the rest of your life. It’s a claim that I make pretty regularly, and I’ll say it again here. […]

Save Your Retirement by Avoiding These 10 Risky Investments

Trying to predict the movements of individual stocks and funds is often a futile endeavor, but it gets harder when you're tracking highly volatile investments. Many stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs are well known for share prices that jump around. That movement can be exploited in the short-term,... […]

How to invest in index funds

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the third installment of a three-part series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In Part II, we looked at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. […]

7 Diet Trends That Can Hurt You

We're surrounded by friends, coworkers, and celebrities who swear by Paleo, juice cleanses, "nothing white," and gluten-free diets. Do they work? Maybe. But are they safe? Maybe not. Below are descriptions of some popular eating trends, and what experts have to say about them. 1.... […]

6 Apps Every Dad Needs

Whether you're a new dad or a seasoned pro, life certainly gets hectic with work and family in the mix. Here are some useful tools that will help you feel better organized, as well as healthier and more confident. (Related: The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make) 1. Cozi Chances are, with lots of... […]

New baby? Here’s your new account checklist

New baby? No doubt this new arrival has turned every aspect of your life upside down in the best possible way. Now is the time to make sure your financial house is in order. Here’s a 10-step account and financial checklist to lay the groundwork for your little one’s successful future. New account checklist for new babies 1. […]

8 questions to ask before lending money to friends

It’s one of the most awkward questions a friend can ask you: “Will you lend me some money?” Awkward for your friend to have to ask, and awkward for you to have to answer. Saying “no” could adversely affect your friendship. However, saying “yes” could also put a strain on your friendship, and your finances. […]

Best Personal Checking Account Promotions in 2015

If you need a new checking account, banks from coast to coast are offering attractive promotional bonuses to lure your business. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Time and Money With Smart Home Hacks

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on smart home hacks that save time and money, obvious money-saving tips we often forget, and the best time to buy an iPhone 6 for cheap. Top 5 Articles 8 Super Smart Home Solutions That Save Time and Money —... […]

6 Unexpected Uses for Avocados

Silky, buttery avocados. When you think of this nutrient-rich and tasty fruit, you probably think of guacamole. Surprise yourself by trying these unexpected uses for avocados. 1. Skin Moisturizing Mask Want perfectly supple, smooth skin without having to buy expensive lotions full of weird stuff... […]

The 7 Best Pieces of Homemaking Advice From Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart's name is synonymous with clever tips and tricks. Even as time has advanced, her tips remain the gold standard of anything homemaking. Here's a collection of some of her most useful advice on anything from flavoring foods to cleaning your grungy down comforters. (See also: 7 Old... […]