Top Three Tax Facts to Know for 2016

2015 is a rough year for taxpayers. This is the first year the IRS administers the premium tax credits and individual mandates under the Affordable Care Act.   The number of IRS employees assigned to phones dropped by 26%, and those employees answer fewer than 40% of calls. ... […]

How we saved big with a balance transfer

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. When my husband and I started dating in 2004, he moved across the country to go back to school and live closer to me. Yep, much to our surprise {insert sarcasm here}, his bachelor’s degree in theater arts hadn’t helped him land his dream job. […]

11 Signs You Need to Dump Your Friend

Having good friends is an important piece of the lifestyle puzzle. For some of us, our friends are closer to us than our family members, and we share much of our life's up and downs with them. Not all "friends" are the same, however. Every once in a while you come across an individual... […]

The 5 Best Hair Growth Products for Women

Hair loss is natural in both men and women. Whether you have lost hair due to a hereditary factor, health condition, or simply from dying and styling too often, it’s normal; hair loss can happen to anyone. Fortunately, there are a number of products that can help make the problem better. A... […]

A New Rewards Card Partnered with tons of Retailers: The Plenti Credit Card from Amex

Credit cards with rewards programs are a dime a dozen with most providing similar rewards for the purchases made with the card. The new The Plenti℠ Credit Card from Amex, however, provides a different type of rewards program, separating itself from the masses of cards already out there. With no... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/25, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #FICO101 to participate. This week's topic: FICO 101! Join us as we talk about what FICO scores are, where they come from, what they... […]

Best Money Tips: Top Ways to Fix a Bad First Impression

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the best ways to fix a bad first impression, fun 3-ingredient summer cocktail recipes, and why you should always check prices when shopping on Amazon. Top 5 Articles Top 5 Ways to Reverse A Negative First... […]

8 Money Moves CPAs Say You Must Make

Everybody and their brother can talk to you about your finances until they're blue in the face, but that doesn't mean their counsel is sound. Frankly, unless they've been formally educated in finance, you should heed their advice with caution. If you want solid suggestions on personal finance best... […]

7 Secret Cheap Steak Cuts You Should Be Asking For

Summertime is steak time. That is, unless you can’t afford a steak. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get some good quality beef. While not all of the cheaper cuts grill up well all by themselves, most of them do with a bit of extra preparation, and the others taste... […]

How to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

Photo: Garry Knight One big treat that Sarah and I enjoy is an annual family vacation. We usually travel somewhere within the United States or Canada as a family, sometimes camping and sometimes staying in hotels. Sometimes we visit state and national parks, while other years involve visits to cities. I’ve been to most of the states in the U.S. at this point, as well as several other countries. […]

4 Reasons Why You're Too Old — Or Too Young — For a Mortgage Loan

You're never too old for a mortgage loan — and if you're at least 18, you're not too young to take out a mortgage loan, either. Mortgage lenders are not allowed to use age as a factor for denying borrowers a mortgage loan. Thank the Equal Credit Opportunity Act for this; the federal law... […]

10 Tricks to Avoid Workout Burnout

We all strive to get there — that magical point where working out evolves past drudgery and becomes a healthy addiction. That state of being where we crave a 30-minute jog the way we used to crave a tin of butter cookies. That's the goal, right? Help yourself achieve it by avoiding the... […]

7 things camping can teach you about money

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. My wife and I are new to camping. Well, it sure seems that way. When we came to America over 30 years ago, we bought Kermit, our green camping van, which we took coast to coast three times. We were young, our hair still had color. And we (being students) had time enough to see all the states (except, for some unexplained reason, West Virginia). […]

The 5 Best Laptop Cases

A laptop or tablet can be a large investment for any individual to make. To get the most from your investment, it is crucial that you protect it properly. Look for a durable option with tough fabric, sturdy hardware, and ample protection for your computer. It’s also important to find... […]

13 Cheap Ways to Beat Stress

Whether you're dealing with work, school, or family drama, stress can drain your energy and kill your motivation. Everyone deals with stressful situations, and we all have our own way of getting through these hard times. Unsurprisingly, some people rely on retail therapy to calm their nerves and... […]

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost?

Generally speaking, the faster the car goes, the more you’ll pay to insure it. Photo: NRMA Driver’s Seat How much is car insurance going to cost you? It’s not an easy question to answer. The quote you receive could be painfully high or comfortably low based on a number of different factors. But for what it’s worth, the average amount spent to insure a car in the U.S. […]

Best Money Tips: Money Myths That Are Holding You Back

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on money myths that are holding back your finances, tips for visiting national parks on a budget, and ways to cool off right now. Top 5 Articles 7 Money Myths That Are Holding You Back Financially — A house... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 06/23

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Payless ShoeSource: BOGO 50% off + 10% off, Tools and Hardware at Home Depot: Up to 60% off, Solar Light Up Mason... […]

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You Stopped Driving

Cars are useful, but they can also be an unnecessary burden on your budget. My first car was a sky blue 1993 Mercury Sable. It was a boat of a car, but it was lovely and near-mint because I bought it from a senior citizen who only used it for church and the grocery store. I lived in the suburbs,... […]

Ask the Readers: What is Your Favorite Way to Cool Down?

It's been feeling a lot like summer in many places lately, but summer has officially begun! One "activity" typical for this time of year is trying to cool off in blistering heat. Cranking up the AC is an easy way to do it, but there are many different (and very creative!)... […]