7 Tricks for Enjoying Fine Dining on a Budget

There's nothing quite like a luxurious meal that's carefully made, served to you under romantic lighting, and placed onto a fresh white tablecloth. Sadly, the price can be prohibitive for many of us, and instead we end up spending our night with takeout and a bottle of $5 wine (not that there's... […]

The Million-Dollar Retirement Question

Photo: Véronique Debord-Lazaro One question I’ve received several times over the years is what I’ve jokingly called the “million-dollar question” to my wife. […]

This Is How Rich You'd Be If You'd Saved the Money You Earned in High School

In 1978, the summer of my junior year in high school, I was offered a job at a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. It was owned by a family friend who needed more staff. My parents thought it would be a good first "summer job," and so I began working. The job paid the California minimum... […]

This Is How Rich You'd Be If You'd Saved the Money You Earned in High School

In 1978, the summer of my junior year in high school, I was offered a job at a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. It was owned by a family friend who needed more staff. My parents thought it would be a good first "summer job," and so I began working. The job paid the California minimum... […]

Can Cash-Back Rewards Beat Your Savings Account?

Are you tired of earning less than 1% on your savings? You’re not alone. With interest rates hovering near record lows for the past few years, the average savings account in the U.S. is currently bringing in around 0.17% APY, according to GoBankingRate data. In other words, most people are earning next to nothing on their liquid savings. […]

The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make

We all know that kids don't come with instruction manuals. And now that my daughter is three, I could sure use some guidance more than ever. What I've learned in my short time as a mom is that we're all doing the best we can to be good parents. But the truth remains: Even good parents make... […]

The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make

We all know that kids don't come with instruction manuals. And now that my daughter is three, I could sure use some guidance more than ever. What I've learned in my short time as a mom is that we're all doing the best we can to be good parents. But the truth remains: Even good parents make... […]

Calculating your emergency fund: providing for opportunities and a higher cost of living

After a brief stint in the automotive industry in Detroit, Ryan Takach moved to Chicago to work for a major financial institution. The antics of traders on the trading floor stoked his curiosity for the markets, and an ex-pat assignment in London provided additional exposure to the global financial system. […]

12 Times You're Better Off Without a Promotion

You've been with a company for years, and have received excellent performance reviews. You may even be due for a promotion. Maybe it will come with a bigger paycheck, a larger office, and a fancier title. But should you automatically accept a promotion if one is offered? (See also: 12 Ways to... […]

12 Times You're Better Off Without a Promotion

You've been with a company for years, and have received excellent performance reviews. You may even be due for a promotion. Maybe it will come with a bigger paycheck, a larger office, and a fancier title. But should you automatically accept a promotion if one is offered? (See also: 12 Ways to... […]

Here's How You Remove Stains From Almost Anything

I've become somewhat of a stain-fighting ninja in the last three years. There are a lot of great things that go along with having kids, but there also are lot of spills and stains. In fact, as I type this article, I'm staring down at some blueberry my kid just smeared on my shirt cuff. (See also: 6... […]

Gas Prices Begin a Rebound: 5 Things to Know Now Before You Buy Your Next Car

Five years ago I traded in a nimble 500 horsepower sports car for a hulking half-ton pickup truck. That's quite a change in daily driving habits, no doubt. But I remember my biggest shock: that first visit to the gas station. It cost over $100 to fill up the truck, twice what I was used to. I felt... […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Cheap Food Taste Delicious

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to make cheap foods taste delicious, how to create a minimalist wardrobe, and tips to help you save on pet costs. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Make Cheap Foods Taste Delicious — Simple adjustments to your... […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Cheap Food Taste Delicious

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to make cheap foods taste delicious, how to create a minimalist wardrobe, and tips to help you save on pet costs. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Make Cheap Foods Taste Delicious — Simple adjustments to your... […]

This One Move Can Save You $1,000 a Year

In addition to saving you money, ditching your smartphone can reduce distractions at work and help you be more attentive around people you care about. Photo: Matthew G It lets you shop endlessly on eBay. It keeps you tuned into the latest water-cooler gossip on Facebook. It allows you to follow photo stories of people — some you know, some you don’t — on Instagram. […]

This One Move Can Save You $1,000 a Year

In addition to saving you money, ditching your smartphone can reduce distractions at work and help you be more attentive around people you care about. Photo: Matthew G It lets you shop endlessly on eBay. It keeps you tuned into the latest water-cooler gossip on Facebook. It allows you to follow photo stories of people — some you know, some you don’t — on Instagram. […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 02/24

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Bed Bath & Beyond Clearance: Up to 50% off, Designer Living Clearance Sale: Up to 90% off + 15% off, Nordstrom... […]

8 Supposedly Unhealthy Foods That Are Actually Good for You

Are you a coffee lover, but you abstain for health reasons? Or do you love snacking on popcorn, but rarely indulge because it's a "junk food?" Then good 'ole science has your back. The following eight foods have gotten a bad rap over the years, but in fact can play a big part in a healthy... […]

Burst Sprinkler Line, Property Damage, and Renter’s Insurance

A week ago today I was in Phoenix. I had been there for a few days, and I had been planning to spend a month with my girlfriend away from the cold New Jersey weather. It wasn’t a vacation. We each needed to continue working, but figured we might as well do so where the weather was nice. Early in the morning, I got a frantic call from my apartment complex’s superintendent. […]

Burst Sprinkler Line, Property Damage, and Renter’s Insurance

A week ago today I was in Phoenix. I had been there for a few days, and I had been planning to spend a month with my girlfriend away from the cold New Jersey weather. It wasn’t a vacation. We each needed to continue working, but figured we might as well do so where the weather was nice. Early in the morning, I got a frantic call from my apartment complex’s superintendent. […]