9 DIY Beauty Masks Made From Food

Did you know that making DIY face masks at home will save you money, time, perfect your skin, and give you that spa experience at home? If you just don't feel like splurging on a facial, these masks can give you instant, noticeable results, without ever having to step foot outside of your home. And... […]

20 Cheap Fun Things to Do With Kids This Weekend

School's out for summer for a few more weeks, which means the kids are about to tear your house apart in three… two… one. Unless, of course, you help them channel that boundless energy elsewhere with these cheap or free things to do with kids this weekend. 1. Investigate Summer... […]

Best Money Tips: 9 Money-Saving Food Hacks

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on food hacks that can save you money, healthy habits that make you feel amazing, and tips to nail any interview. Top 5 Articles 9 Clever Food Hacks That Can Save You Money — Store your asparagus like flowers... […]

Would You Trust Quicken Loans With Your Mortgage?

By Peter Miller There has always been competition in the mortgage industry, but now borrowers increasingly find themselves with a new option: financing from a nonbank. What’s a nonbank, and how do they work? Is it safe to get a mortgage from one? Go back to the 1980s and the mortgage field was largely dominated by savings-and-loan associations. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 07/16

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Save 20% on loose lemons & limes, Water Filters at Home Depot: Up to 40% off, HP Clearance Laptops and... […]

Thank You: Twelve Years of Consumerism Commentary

Twelve years ago today I started a blog called Consumerism Commentary. On that date, I was about one year into my journey of improving my finances. I had the bright and forward-thinking idea to track my progress — both in my bank accounts and in my skills of money management — publicly but anonymously, and by the end of the day I had a new website up and running. […]

11 Creative Ways to Reuse Egg Crates

I don't know about you, but I eat a ton of eggs. We have leftover crates upon leftover crates, and beyond reusing and recycling, I've started repurposing them in fun ways around my house. 1. Seeding Storage I actually started all our seeds in egg cartons this year. They're the perfect size for... […]

Using These 5 Words Will Help You Feel More Successful

You have the knowledge, the work ethic, and the passion. Now, it's just a matter of getting other people on board, and to do that, you have to sound successful. And most of us don't always do that part well. While there's a lot that goes into inspiring confidence, like the way you hold yourself... […]

Nine Fantastic and Inexpensive Summer Recipes Using Fresh Seasonal Foods

Summer is a great time for veggie lovers. Photo: dumbonyc For me, the best part of summer is the seemingly endless variety of fresh produce. It’s everywhere, from gardens to CSA baskets, from farmers markets to family gardens, from roadside stands to your local grocery store. […]

3 Pearls of Financial Wisdom From Dave Ramsey

Between his best-selling books, radio show, and motivational speeches, Dave Ramsey has been giving solid personal finance advice for more than two decades. He takes a no-nonsense approach to managing money — just the way I like it — while offering advice that's practical, actionable,... […]

The Best High-Interest Savings Accounts Online

If the low yields on savings accounts at your brick-and-mortar bank have you searching for other options, you’ll be pleased to know there are still plenty of high-interest savings accounts online. […]

What the Chinese stock market crash can teach you

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. By some accounts, China’s stock market has been in free fall. In less than a month, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SSEC) — the Chinese equivalent of America’s S&P 500 stock index — saw a 30 percent drop in value. […]

5 Ways to Profit From Legal Marijuana

Legal marijuana raked in $700 million for the state of Colorado last year. By 2016, it's expected to flourish into a billion dollar business. That doesn't even begin to scratch the surface, though, since bong and pipes sales and tourist spending at hotels and restaurants are absent from that... […]

The 5 Best Concealers

Concealer may be one of the most important items in your makeup bag, especially when you haven’t gotten a full night’s sleep. It can mask your imperfections, hide the appearance of dark circles under your eyes, reduce redness, and provide you with a flawless appearance. Many women even... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/16, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Summer Fun for Less! Learn about free and low cost summer activities, keeping kids entertained for less, and more! Let us... […]

Best Money Tips: 7 Common Cleaning Mistakes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cleaning mistakes that almost everyone makes, tips for gym newbies, and money saving mistakes to avoid. Top 5 Articles 7 Cleaning Mistakes Almost Everybody Makes — Spraying solution directly on a surface... […]

8 Easy DIY Car Repairs to Save Big

One of the monthly expenses many of us forget to include in our budgets is car repair and maintenance. Sure, we put down the price of gas, and maybe an oil change every two or three months, but we forget about most of the ongoing maintenance costs. Cars need regular maintenance over their useful... […]

The Zeigarnik Effect and 7 Other Ways to Beat the Housekeeping Blahs

We hear about burnout at work all the time, but what about burnout at home? Keeping a clean home is a never-ending uphill battle, and it's very easy to completely get the blahs about housekeeping when every time you turn around you have to do the exact same task again. But housekeeping does not... […]

Six Simple Changes to Your Grocery Routine That Can Save You a Lot of Money

Try cutting back on ‘big’ shopping trips and just replenishing fresh items in between, like produce and milk. Photo: Fareway via Facebook As I’ve alluded to a few times recently, a Fareway just opened in the small town in which my family lives (for those unfamiliar, Fareway is a discount grocer). […]

The 10 Weirdest ETFs You Can Buy

If you read Wise Bread often, you'll know we're big fans of exchange traded funds, known as ETFs. They are great vehicles for broadening and diversifying your portfolio, and offer some advantages over mutual funds. (See also: 8 Ways ETFs Can Put More Money in Your Pocket Than Mutual Funds) But as... […]