The Myth of the Ruthless Business Mogul (or Why It Pays to Be Nice in the Workplace)

It’s still commonplace for bosses to think that they need to rule with an iron fist. This is never more apparent than in the sports world. Football coaches behave like tyrannic despots. They yell, degrade, and even hit to motivate their players. They think that if they’re not feared, there will be mutiny. […]

Best Money Tips: Cheaper Alternatives to Expensive U.S. Cities

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on cheaper alternatives to expensive U.S. cities, misleading health “facts,” and easy ways to get extra cash in half an hour. Top 5 Articles Live Here, Not There: 10 Cheaper Alternatives to 6 Expensive U.S. Cities... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 09/14

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The 5 Best Cast Iron Skillets

Cast iron heats evenly and retains heat well. It requires very little oil or fat to cook, making it ideal for low-fat cooking. By using cast iron skillets instead of nonstick skillets, you can avoid the harmful chemicals that are found in nonstick pans, which have been linked to a range of health... […]

12 House-Hunting Red Flags You Can't Ignore

You've found the home of your dreams. The price is right, the time is right, and you have the down payment ready to go. But before you get your heart set on the property, you need to be aware of some red flags that could make you change your mind. Here are 12 potential issues that should give you... […]

30 Ways to Earn Extra Cash

Kiplinger lists 30 ways to earn extra cash. Some of these are completely weak in my opinion (election officer? search for unclaimed property?), but there are ones I would consider including: Coach a youth sports team -- I wouldn't do this for pay (I've done it for free for my son's team), but I would consider going back to being a soccer referee. […]

Create a Reverse Bucket List to Improve Your Money Management

Having financial goals is a wonderful thing. And having lofty ones is even better, because it pushes you to see exactly what you can do — maybe even more than you'd ever thought possible with your money. But, some days, having goals is just plain frustrating. When you're always looking at... […]

Earn Hundreds in Cash Bonuses Just for Signing Up for a New Card

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Best Business Line of Credit for 2016

Getting a business line of credit is often a good idea to help manage your cash flow, deal with business expenses, and even invest in long-term growth plans. Unlike a business loan, however — in which you lock in to borrowing and paying interest on a set amount — a business line of credit allows you to borrow up to a certain limit, but only pay interest on the amount you actually borrow. […]

Financial and Personal Success and the Cardinal Virtues

Over the years, I’ve come to understand that financial success isn’t a cause, it’s an effect. What I mean by that is that there are certain fundamental things you can cultivate in your life that, once cultivated, will cause financial success to occur almost effortlessly. The problem with that approach is that modern society encourages what amounts to the opposite of those core values. […]

Christmas Club Accounts: Are They Worth It?

We're not yet to Halloween and, yes, we're going to talk about Christmas shopping. During the 2014 holiday season, a poll found that families with children planned to spend $578.10 on gifts. But, when you add up additional gifts, decorations, and miscellaneous purchases, the estimated average total... […]

10 Travel Destinations for People Who Hate Crowds

For those looking to get away from it all, the last thing some people want to do is go to a place packed with people and fast-paced activity. Even a beach holiday, which sounds relaxing, can become a nightmare when you're surrounded on all sides with sunbathers, loungers, towels, coolers, and... […]

Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What is Your Top Question About Personal Finance?

Personal finance covers a lot of ground—from budgeting and saving, to managing debt and dealing with insurance, to investing for the future and more. With such wide-ranging topics, it can be hard to master them all. And if you’re like most people, you probably have questions. What is... […]

Why Landlords Do a Credit Check (and What They Look For)

Unfortunately in life, your past mistakes often have the uncanny tendency to haunt you, long after you made them. This is especially true when it comes to financial mistakes and your credit. […]

Save Money and Eat Better With These 6 Online Meal Planners

Meal planning is a necessity to save money on groceries, and avoid the fast food drive-thru. However, if you are anything like me, the idea of sitting down each week to plan your meals does not sound exciting. These six meal planning sites take the time and guesswork out of making grocery lists and... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 09/13

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Best Money Tips: How to Master Small Talk

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to hone your small talk skills, science-backed ways to create happiness, and what you need to know about the new iPhone 7. Top 5 Articles How to make small talk anywhere — Small talk is a skill that you can learn... […]

Overdraft Fees: What Banks Charge

It happens to the best of us: You write a check or make a purchase on your debit card only to find out later that you didn’t have enough money in your checking account to cover it — maybe you forgot about a quarterly payment coming due or your paycheck was delayed; maybe you’re just plain broke. […]

The Big Financial Advantages of a 15-Year Mortgage

Here's an interesting piece from Money magazine that reminds us of the advantages of a 15-year mortgage over a 30-year mortgage -- namely, the cost. They list four reasons a 15-year mortgage is better but the main reason is point #1 -- it saves a TON of money! Key quote: Taking out a 15-year mortgage dramatically cuts your home-loan repayment time. […]

Why Your Personal Savings Rate Matters

Your personal savings rate is one of the most important indicators of your financial health. The personal savings rate is simple: It's the amount you have left over every month after you've spent the money coming in. To find out your personal savings rate, add together all the funds that come in... […]