Best Online Stock Trading Brokers for 2015

I’ve had an online stock trading account since I was 13 years old and I’ve used at least a dozen of the best online stock trading platforms. I’ve gained a few “learning experiences” from managing my own account and working as a proprietary day trader in Chicago for several years. There are over 50 online brokerages where you can open an account. […]

12 Money-Saving Food Strategies My Family Uses

Instead of pouring out the last of the coffee, freeze coffee ice cubes to make a refreshing drink another time. Photo: Jimmie Over the years, our family has steadily built up a number of little “food hacks” that we use to save money and time when buying food and preparing meals at home. […]

10 Reasons Why Apple Is Still on a Tear

Remember when people were wondering if Apple had lost its mojo? Following the loss of Steve Jobs, the maker of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad went a bit adrift, and investors were left wondering if the company would ever return to form. Now Apple is hotter than ever, as evidenced by its most recent... […]

Here’s Why Being Frugal Gets Easier Over Time

How could you say no to that face? Resisting the urge to splurge on your kids can be extremely tough when you first try to curb your spending. But being frugal gets easier and more second-nature the longer you do it. […]

The 7 Most Relaxing Ways to Spend Your Lunch Hour

Find yourself working through your lunch break or generally stressing out about what's left on your to-do list when you should be resting and re-energizing? You're not alone. (See also: The 10 Most Productive Ways to Spend Your Lunch Hour) Starting today, set all that aside — 60 minutes of... […]

5 tax deductions military service members could claim but often don’t

(Petrish Dyer is active military, currently serving in Japan. Please understand that her duties and time zone may prevent her from responding to comments in a timely manner even though she would like to. Petrish also blogs about getting out of debt at debtfreemartini.com.) As an active-duty military member, I know that preparing and filing your tax return can be a nightmare. […]

5 tax deductions military service members could claim but often don’t

(Petrish Dyer is an active military Navy Chief, currently stationed in Japan. Please understand that her duties and time zone may prevent her from responding to comments in a timely manner even though she would like to. […]

7 Job Sectors Where Wages Are Growing

The economy's improving, but certain industries are experiencing a greater rebound than others. And the data can be confusing, because "job growth" in reports refers to the number of jobs, not higher wages. (See also: 9 Jobs You May Not Have Considered — But Should) Here are seven... […]

7 Job Sectors Where Wages Are Growing

The economy's improving, but certain industries are experiencing a greater rebound than others. And the data can be confusing, because "job growth" in reports refers to the number of jobs, not higher wages. (See also: 9 Jobs You May Not Have Considered — But Should) Here are seven... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to add an extra hour to your day, how to make your own Shamrock Shake, and the best websites to learn new languages. Top 5 Articles A Simple Way to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day — Use apps like Moment... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to add an extra hour to your day, how to make your own Shamrock Shake, and the best websites to learn new languages. Top 5 Articles A Simple Way to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day — Use apps like Moment... […]

Best Deals for Monday 02/23

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Nordstrom Rack Clearance: Up to 90% off with deals from $2, OshKosh B'Gosh Sale: Up to 60% off + 15% off,... […]

Best Deals for Monday 02/23

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Nordstrom Rack Clearance: Up to 90% off with deals from $2, OshKosh B'Gosh Sale: Up to 60% off + 15% off,... […]

Five Money Moves No One Should Ever Make… Ever

Payday loans, with their obscene interest rates, can lead to perpetual indebtedness. Photo: Paul Sableman Donald Trump is famous for much more than his popular television show and confusing hairstyle; he’s also famous for being very, very rich. […]

Five Money Moves No One Should Ever Make… Ever

Payday loans, with their obscene interest rates, can lead to perpetual indebtedness. Photo: Paul Sableman Donald Trump is famous for much more than his popular television show and confusing hairstyle; he’s also famous for being very, very rich. […]

5 Discount Stores That Are More Expensive Than You Think

If you think you're getting a great bargain by shopping at big box stores that market themselves as purveyors of incredibly low prices, you may want to think again. Consider the alluring "loss leader" pricing strategy, for example. America's discount retailers draw you in by selling... […]

5 Discount Stores That Are More Expensive Than You Think

If you think you're getting a great bargain by shopping at big box stores that market themselves as purveyors of incredibly low prices, you may want to think again. Consider the alluring "loss leader" pricing strategy, for example. America's discount retailers draw you in by selling... […]

Choosing the Wrong Color Can Cost You Big on These Purchases

People generally chalk up color to personal preference when making a purchase, but what about those times when that choice can actually cost money? Strangely, I spend a lot of brain space thinking about the impact of color on my finances. I'm typing this article from the comfort of my new coral... […]

Choosing the Wrong Color Can Cost You Big on These Purchases

People generally chalk up color to personal preference when making a purchase, but what about those times when that choice can actually cost money? Strangely, I spend a lot of brain space thinking about the impact of color on my finances. I'm typing this article from the comfort of my new coral... […]

Questions About Bed Sheets, Used CDs, Health Insurance, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Health insurance and job switching 2. Hosting guests at home? 3. Balancing retirement and college savings 4. Wonderful money free weekends! 5. Time to become a homeowner? 6. When to toss old clothes 7. […]