How to Maximize the Value of Abundant Fresh Foods: Lessons from a Gardener and CSA Member

If you find yourself flooded in fresh produce this time of year, here are some strategies to make the most of it. Photo: Amy G One of the pleasures of the summer season is the abundance of fresh foods available. […]

5 Reasons July Is a Great Month for Stocks

If you think traders are off summer vacationing, think again. There's a lot of action in the markets during the summertime, particularly in July, which makes it a great time to rebalance your portfolio — or pull the trigger on the trades you've been scheming about. No doubt, timing the market... […]

Alternatives to the multi-generational survival tool

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. A whole lotta folks are way too comfortable with credit card debt, according to the “Generations Apart” study from Allianz Life. Nearly half of the Generation Xers and Baby Boomers surveyed consider plastic to be “a financial survival tool.” Guys, guys, guys: The credit card is not a superhero. […]

10 Everyday Inconveniences We Don't Miss

When thinking about the "chores" we have to do these days, it's laughable how easy we have it. Our ancestors would spend hours washing clothes using a washboard and a mangle. Doing the dishes after a big meal took an eternity, with two people washing and drying. And before microwaves,... […]

The 5 Best Hair Straighteners

When you want straight, smooth, shiny hair, a hair straightener can help you achieve it in no time. A straightener can also be used to create voluminous curls and waves. Choosing the right flat iron will pay off over time by helping you create salon quality results at home and by providing you with... […]

Which Credit Cards Have the Best Travel Redemption Value?

Travel rewards cards have come a long way and cardholders can take advantage of opportunities to get more value from their points. While co-branded airline credit cards offer special benefits to frequent flyers of one specific airline, general travel rewards cards can offer more flexibilty in... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/23, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12pm 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 #HowAmericaPays to participate. This week's topic: How America Pays for College! Learn about how much families spend on college, paying... […]

Best Money Tips: Organize Your Life and Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to organize your life and save money, how to ask for a promotion, and ways to make your batteries last longer. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Organize Your Life and Save Money — Keep a family calendar to... […]

How Is Credit Card Interest Calculated?

If you think credit card interest is painful, try figuring out how it’s calculated. Photo: B. Rosen Paying credit card interest is painful enough. Figuring out how that interest is calculated? That’s almost as bad! […]

The 6 Best Natural Sunscreens

We're in the thick of summer now — have you found a good sunscreen yet? Of course, wearing sun protection is important all year round. And since we rub it directly into our skin, we want to make sure it's the safest, most effective cream it can be. Here are a few of the top skin-friendly... […]

How to Get Through a Tough Financial Emergency

We're all forced to deal with financial and other emergencies from time to time. It's not fun to think about, and we usually put off planning for it until it's too late. My husband and I recently experienced a family medical emergency and encountered a tough situation. We're both self-employed so... […]

Why We’ve Given Up on Coupons

Even after using a coupon, name-brand groceries still tend to cost more than generic items. Photo: Selena N.B.H. About a week ago, my parents came to visit us for a few days. […]

The 8 Classic Personal Finance Books You Must Read

Money conscious readers from all generations should brush up on their personal finance knowledge by adding some books on the subject to their summer reading list. Given that only 24% of Millennials are able to correctly answer four or five questions on five-question financial literacy quiz, they... […]

5 ideas for a productive staycation

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. According to a recent blog by the Wall Street Journal, Americans leave $52.4 billion on the table each year in unused paid time off (not including sick or personal leave). This lowers employee productivity and can lead to burnout and retention issues. […]

5 Ways Having Good Taste Saves You Money

Good taste is a little perk, like knowing Esperanto or playing the accordion really, really well. It can help you save money on otherwise expensive purchases and enables you to pick out diamonds in the rough at garage sales or discount shops. Here are five major ways having good taste can save you... […]

The 5 Best Deodorants for Women

Regardless of how much you sweat and how active you are, everyone needs deodorant. Sweating is just your body's natural way of releasing excess heat and moisture. However, there is nothing worse than finding yourself on a hot, sweaty day with no deodorant. On a particularly stressful day, during... […]

Get Cash Back for Everyday Purchases with the American Express Blue Cash Everyday Card

Credit card reward programs offer a variety of awards, from airline miles to points and cash back, in an effort to not only remain competitive among the sea of other credit cards but to influence consumers into choosing one card over another when making purchases. Many rewards programs focus on... […]

Car Yoga and 9 Other Ways to Beat Long Drives

In case you haven't noticed, America is huge. Tooling across just two or three states can challenge even the most patient soul and driving from coast to coast is a test of sheer physical endurance. Whether you're traveling solo, with friends and family, or with co-workers, make things easier by... […]

Best Money Tips: Simple Ways to Save More, Worry Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save more and worry less, essential steps to take before a job interview, and what you need to know about using your phone abroad. Top 5 Articles 6 simple ways to save more and worry less — You... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 07/21

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Dell 72-Hour Sale: Up to $500 off, Fans at Best Buy: Up to 50% off with deals from $6, Virgin America Nationwide... […]