4 Easy Ways to Automate Your Everyday Life

I once had a colleague who ate the exact same lunch every day: an apple, a carton of yogurt, and a handful of crackers. When I asked him if he got bored with the sameness of his daily lunch, he explained that he used to pack sandwiches and leftovers for lunch every day — and found himself... […]

Best Money Tips: Online Shopping Hacks to Beat Retailers

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on online shopping hacks to beat retailers at their own game, what you can expect from Memorial Day sales, and a guide to selling on Facebook groups. Top 5 Articles 4 Online Shopping Hacks To Beat Retailers at... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 05/20

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Women's T-shirts & Tanks at Target: 40% off, Clearance Lighting & Fans at Home Depot: Up to 80% off,... […]

Always Buy Airfare on Tuesdays and 7 Other Calendar Shopping Secrets

Ever wonder if there's a rhyme or reason to the retail game? Well, there is, and it often involves knowing when to buy. Reverse your losing streak and start winning by buying these items on certain days of the week. 1. Airfare It seems like everyone has an opinion about the best time to purchase... […]

7 Generic Wellness Buys Better Than the Expensive Originals

You don't need to spend a fortune to look and feel your best. Here are seven generic wellness buys that maintain the same high quality and perform as well (or even better) than name brands. 1. Vitamins Because ingredients in vitamins are regulated by the FDA, there's little reason to choose... […]

Is Time Economy a Good Justification for Wasting Money?

When you factor in the cost of your time, is it still cheaper to make chicken alfredo at home than to order it at Olive Garden? […]

The 4 Best Investments for Lazy Investors

Here's good news for time-strapped investors: You can ignore your investments and still get rich. You don't have to spend endless hours conducting research, developing watch lists, trading shares, monitoring performance, and rebalancing your portfolio. Fortunately, there are investments that... […]

Our Favorite Best Buy Deals

Here’s how to find the best deals at electronics giant Best Buy. Photo: Mike Mozart Shopping for electronics and appliances is quite an undertaking. For starters, they can be incredibly expensive. […]

Dorm survival guide — what to splurge on, what to skip

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. If you are headed to college this fall (or know someone who is), then you may also be headed to life in a dorm. Like many things, living in a dorm can be an expensive proposition, but it doesn’t have to be. […]

The 5 Best Cat Foods

Your cats deserve the very best food and we can help you find just that. But, what exactly makes a cat food “the best?” Cat food that is high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and high in antioxidants can help improve your cat’s overall health and can even help them drop excess... […]

7 Unexpected Ways Stay-at-Home Parents Save Big

Are you a stay-at-home parent? Or are you perhaps considering becoming one? It's a scary jump — and that's something I understand personally. There are a number of factors I considered before leaving the full-time working world to stay home with my daughter almost four years ago. But... […]

7 In-Flight Amenities Worth the Cost

The complimentary in-flight amenities we used to enjoy have mysteriously vanished only to re-emerge with a surcharge. Now that travel is a necessity more than a luxury, we'll take whatever quality of service we can get (right down to being stuck on the tarmac for hours). So, to make your travel... […]

Best Money Tips: The Worst Things to Buy Online

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the worst things to buy online, foods you can grown in your kitchen, and important (but often overlooked) qualities for success. Top 5 Articles 9 Worst Things to Buy Online — It's best to buy things like... […]

How We Decided an Expensive Child Care Center Wasn’t Worth It

We all want the best for our children, but when the cost of child care averages more than $10,000 a year, you have to draw the line somewhere. […]

6 Signs It's Time to Make Your Side Gig Your Career

You daydream about it: turning your side gig into your career. Quitting your day job and achieving your business goals on your own terms. But it can be hard to know when the right time to actually make the move is. If you're unsure what's holding you back, but suspect you may be ready, take a look... […]

Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Mean to You?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) means different things to different people. From a company's perspective, it can be an effective way to tap corporate resources to drive positive social change, and it often includes programs that promote employee volunteerism and philanthropy—from... […]

The Value Line: Building More Skills for a Better Life

The more skills you learn that can put you even a hair’s breadth above the ‘value line’ — the threshold where you no longer need to pay someone else for expertise but can actually offer it yourself — the better off you’ll be. Photo: Jenny Downing My father was always a “jack of all trades” kind of guy. He was an absolute stellar gardener. […]

Is the tide turning for savings accounts?

On the surface, savings account rates seem to be stuck in the same rut they have been in for the last couple years; but if you look a little closer, there are some isolated developments that could start to put the interest back in savings account interest rates. […]

7 Homemade Beauty Treatments That Actually Work

If you're a woman, it's very likely you've at some point put mayonnaise in your hair or egg white on your face in at-home beauty treatments. (If you're a man, you might be gasping in horror at the thought.) Mostly, we do it to save money, but it's also because we trust our friends and family who... […]

The tax mistake that could hurt you now or next year

This article is by staff writer Suba Iyer. Presumably, it has been a little more than a month since you submitted your tax return for 2014. Did you end up owing the IRS or did you get a refund? There are plenty of personal finance articles that discuss the pros and cons for each of these situations. So we will skip those discussions and go right to the point: Are you happy with your result? […]