6 Smart Ways to Boost Your Social Security Payout Before Retirement

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 84% of U.S. workers expect their Social Security benefit to be a significant source income during retirement. So, let's plan ahead with these six smart ways to boost that monthly Social Security check before retirement: 1. Check Reported... […]

Sign Up For a New Card and Get Hundreds in Cash Bonuses

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-credit-cards-that-offer-bonus-cash-for-sign-up?u... Are you considering a new credit card? These cards offer new... […]

How to Choose the Best Mortgage

You’ve found a home you love. That’s great! But for most buyers, it’s only half the battle — next you have to secure a mortgage. […]

7 Clever Uses for Tea Bags and Hair Clips

Are you looking for quick and simple ways to make life easier? These ingenious life hacks involving two common household items — tea bags and hair clips — can help you stay organized and more efficient. Take a look. Tea Bags The first days of autumn bring crisper weather and a penchant... […]

10 Personal Issues No One at Work Needs to Hear

Most Americans spend way too much time at work. In fact, according to a 2015 study by Gallup, the average work week for a full-time employee in the U.S. is 47 hours. Amid all that team-building togetherness, it's easy to blur the line between our professional and personal lives — and... […]

Ask the Readers: Are You Wearing a Costume for Halloween This Year?

Wearing costumes is a big part of Halloween — and it can be a big chunk of Halloween spending. While store-bought costumes can be pricey, they're certainly convenient. On the other hand, a DIY costume allows you to exercise your creativity and may not cost a penny to put together. Are you... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 10/11

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Don't miss these sizzling Tuesday deals! 90% off Cosmopolitan Magazine Annual Subscription, 73% off Heavy Duty... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Live in a Big City on a Small Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on tips for living in a big city on a small budget, over a hundred ways to save money in college, and amazing places to see fall foliage. Top 5 Articles Tips on Living in a Big City on a Small Budget — When you're... […]

How to Stop Student Loans From Ruining Your Life

Student loans have become a huge problem. According to an analysis of government data from Edvisors, some 70% of recent college grads have education debt, and the total amount borrowed works out to an average of more than $37,000 per borrower. So burdensome is this debt that more than 40% of... […]

How to Improve Your Odds of Success at Investing

Kiplinger lists six ways to improve your odds of success at investing as follows: 1. Using low-cost, low-turnover solutions—preferably index-like mutual funds with a relatively low focus on active management. 2. Hire a fee-only objective adviser to help you sort through your holdings, provide recommendations and monitor them. 3. […]

5 Politicians Who Struggled With Debt

Financial woes know no boundaries. Old or young, rich or poor — money mismanagement, bankruptcy, and debt can strike just about anyone, even the politicians we entrust to make sound, responsible decisions on our behalf. Read on for our roundup of famous public servants who struggled with... […]

These Cards Give You the Most Travel Rewards

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/top-5-travel-reward-credit-cards?utm_source=wisebread&u... If your travel arrangements include airfare, hotels, or other... […]

Questions About National Parks, Pocket Notebooks, Cheap DVDs, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Planning inexpensive national park vacation 2. Suddenly worried about aging 3. Lease agreement with mother 4. Household arrangements with mother 5. Downside guarantee 6. Inexpensive pocket notebooks 7. […]

13 Crucial Social Security Terms Everyone Needs to Know

All Americans expect to receive Social Security benefits during their retirement years. According to the latest data from the Employee Benefits Research Institute, 91% of U.S. retirees and 84% of U.S. workers expect Social Security to be a major or minor source of income during retirement. And... […]

The Disney Savings Account: Is There a Better Way to Save for Your Dream Vacation?

While there’s no denying that Disney vacations are expensive, there are plenty of ways to save money on your trip. Stay in an off-site condo instead of a hotel, for example, and you can make your own meals while scoring a lower nightly rate. Use credit card rewards to book your hotel or flights, and you can whittle down the costs of your trip tremendously. […]

Best Money Tips: Pricing Tricks That Make You Spend More

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on pricing tricks that make you spend more, ways to stop being lazy, and everyday activities that celebrate the fall season. Top 5 Articles 7 Pricing Tricks That Make You Spend More — Stores like to push "10 for... […]

These 10 Money Podcasts Will Help You Save Tons

Want to save money and become more financially literate without hitting the books? Podcasts are a great way to pass the time, and they serve to entertain and educate. You can find a podcast about almost anything, and best of all, they are free. Listen to podcasts while commuting to and from work... […]

Best Deals for Monday 10/10

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today 81% off ZERACA Women's Bathing Suit Cover Up Dress, 67% off ZOMEI Meat Shredder Claws, Silicone Gloves, and... […]

11 Frugal Gifts Your Future Self Will Love

There are a lot of things I wish my younger self would have done for the benefit of my present self. As I look forward to what my future self will want, here are some gifts that I can work to deliver starting today (and you can, too!). 1. Money in the Bank Occasionally when I put on a coat or... […]