The 5 Best Face Peels

Facial peels performed at a spa, doctor’s office, or esthetic facility can be really pricey. Fortunately, you can rejuvenate your skin from home at an affordable price, in just a short period of time, with at-home peels. What Are Face Peels? Facial peels can exfoliate dead skin so that the... […]

4 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Credit Increase

Feeling penned in by the low credit limits on your credit card? You might be able to boost your credit limit to a higher amount. Often, all it takes is a single call to your card provider. The bigger question, though, is whether you're financially prepared for a higher limit. Your credit card... […]

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Here's an interesting article and video about how to keep your brain healthy as you age. The summary: Exercise -- "What's good for the heart is good for the brain." Sleep -- "Your brain cleans itself out during sleep. […]

Processing fees: How to reduce them (because fees suck)

Processing fees of all kinds nickel and dime us all the time. Here's how to reduce them … Let's start off with something we can all agree on: Fees suck. Late fees. Overdraft fees. ICANN fees. Service fees. Fees, fees, fees. Credit card companies forbid merchants from passing on merchant fees to their customers. […]

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12 Ways to Use Spring Break to Tidy Up Your Financial Life

In the coming month, many Americans of all ages – not just children – are going to be enjoying spring break. […]

Should You Be a Full-Time Employee or a Freelancer?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the rise of the gig economy is the industrial revolution of our time — and we are only at the beginning of the journey. Some one in three Americans already freelance in some capacity, in fact. […]

6 Millennial Money Habits Every Retiree Should Learn

When it comes to money matters, Millennials don't always get a good rap. These young adults are likely to view themselves in good financial health so long as they make the bills at the end of the month, let alone stow a little extra away for retirement. But don't mistake them as financial... […]

4 Times When Bundling Insurance Doesn't Make Sense

Insurance companies offer a host of ways to reduce the premiums you pay for auto, life, home, and health insurance. If you have a clean driving record, you might qualify for a discount on your auto insurance rates. If you install a security system to protect your single-family home, you might have... […]

10 Breakfast Foods to Help You Ace Your Job Interview

Your wardrobe is ready, you have practiced the tough questions, and you've visualized the job interview. What else can you do to increase your odds of success? Try eating a balanced breakfast that will keep you alert, provide you with energy, and sharpen your memory. Here are 10 suggestions to... […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Plan Your Meals?

Meal planning is a great practice for frugal families. When you plan your meals around ingredients that are on sale or that you already have, you end up wasting less food saving more money. Do you plan your meals? What are some of the difficulties you've encountered in meal planning? If you don't... […]

18 Ways Being Too Nice Is Hurting Your Wallet

It's nice to be nice, but sometimes it comes with a price. If you have trouble saying no to everyone, from commission-earning salespeople to bosses to your own family and friends, you're probably overspending and underearning. Here are several ways your niceness is biting you in the wallet. 1. You... […]

Best Money Tips: The Best Times to Buy New Smartphones

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on the best times to buy new smartphones at a discount, fun spring activities, and the highest-paying jobs you can get without a degree. Top 5 Articles The best times to buy 2017's most popular smartphones at a discount... […]

What NOT to Do When Selling Your Home

I’ll never forget an open house I visited in 2008. I asked our realtor to look around for some larger homes – possibly a two-story deal or a roomy ranch with a basement. I was thrilled when she came up with a list of six homes for us to see in one day — one of which I’ll call the “Coke House.” It’s not what you might think. […]

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Questions About Bankruptcy, Cremation, Music, Philosophy, 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. Time for bankruptcy protection? 2. Alternative options for cremation costs 3. Tough decisions in retirement 4. Technical writing options 5. What’s next after student loans? 6. Cheapest way to start journaling 7. […]

Want Your Investments to Do Better? Stop Watching the News

If you pay close attention to investment news, it'll either make you laugh or it'll drive you bonkers. Within the same hour, and on the same market news website, you will often see completely contradictory articles. One says the market is headed higher; the next says the market is about to... […]

Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Save at IKEA

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles ways to save more at Ikea, surprising products and services that don’t require a contract, and tips for a low maintenance garden. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Save More at Ikea — IKEA's "as is" section is... […]

Selling Stuff Online? Avoid These 8 Flipping Mistakes

Flipping antiques, collectibles, clothes, and other in-demand items is a great way to make extra cash online. After selling online for the better part of 20 years, I've learned a few lessons the hard way and dramatically refined my business approach. If you're considering flipping the switch on... […]

How "Carried Interest" May Affect Our Taxes

A lot has happened since now-president Donald Trump and candidate Hillary Clinton debated on October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis. If you're like most taxpayers, you probably don't remember the candidates bantering about something called "carried interest." During the debate,... […]