Ask the Readers: How are you leveraging personal relationships?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. I recently started a new job; and while I didn’t know anyone at the company prior to applying, that doesn’t mean that everything was one giant coincidence. A few years ago, one of my grad school friends mentioned that he was doing freelance SEO (search engine optimization) work for attorneys. Curious, I asked him to teach me. […]

Food Going Bad Quickly? Here's How to Fix It

Ever remember that you have delicious leftovers or fresh veggies in the fridge, only to discover rolling hills of mold covering their surface? It's the worst and it's time to learn how to prevent rapid food spoilage. Keeping food fresh for longer saves money — and it's easy. 1. Store Fresh... […]

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Online Reputation

Searching for another person's online profile is common practice these days. Employers routinely use search engines to screen potential candidates. We even Google ourselves. It's totally expected and normal! Knowing that bits and pieces of information about your identity are floating around... […]

Best Money Tips: Money Habits That Will Make You Rich

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on money habits that will make you rich, how to remove sweat stains from white shirts, and things you’re doing that could cause a car accident. Top 5 Articles Four Money Habits that Will Make You Rich —... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 05/14

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today UGG Australia Sale: Up to 50% off, Tools at Home Depot: Up to 74% off, $3.00 off $15 purchase of International... […]

How to Earn Extra Money Driving for Uber or Lyft

Have you ever been in such a rush that you didn't want to wait on a taxi or pay their high fares? This is the very idea that ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft were born out of. Since these companies use local drivers who supply their own vehicles, it can be a great side job for... […]

9 Ways to Avoid Overdraft Charges

I would venture to guess that mine was the last generation that was taught how to balance a checkbook. (I remember a Junior Achievement course in the 8th grade, circa 1995, that provided me the skills to keep my cash flow in the black.) But there's something to be said for the ease and convenience... […]

Follow These 5 Steps to Full Health Care Coverage in Retirement

Are you sure you'll be able to afford healthcare in retirement? Positive? Consider this: A recent report analyzing the rising out-of-pocket Medicare costs estimated that people retiring 10 years from now will spend $9 of every $10 they receive from Social Security on health care, in the form of... […]

Financial Responsibility, Joy, and Pleasure

There’s a difference between pleasure and joy. Appreciating what you have, dealing with negative emotions, and focusing only on what you can control can help you be more joyful — and more successful financially.  Photo: Guian Bolisay Kelly wrote in with an interesting message via Facebook: I’ve been reading your articles and trying to follow your advice. […]

4 Signs You Are Teaching Your Kids Bad Financial Habits

You spent that extra money in your bank account on a weekend trip to New York City, instead of using it to pay down your credit card debt. Maybe you even accidentally paid your power bill a week late last month. Are you inadvertently teaching your teens bad financial habits? You might be. It's... […]

How much to save for maternity leave

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. The United States policy on maternity leave can be a touchy subject among families, and especially women. Unlike all other wealthy countries, many of which mandate weeks and months of paid leave for natural and adoptive mothers and fathers, the U.S. mandates no such thing. […]

12 Great Ways to Eat Bananas

Bananas are one of the least expensive produce items on my grocery list at less than a dollar a pound. They're also an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, magnesium, and folate. But who cares about nutrition when they taste so great? You can use bananas in a variety of recipes — from... […]

The 5 Best Dry Shampoos

Dry shampoo is a quick and convenient solution for your hair, perfect for your home, travel bag, and beauty arsenal. Washing your hair with shampoo everyday can remove your hair’s natural oils, resulting in drier, thinner hair. Instead, washing your hair less often (about every 2-4 days) can... […]

Rebuild Your Credit Fast With the OpenSky Secured Visa Credit Card

Capital Bank (not to be confused with Capital One) offers a variety of financial products, including the OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card. Like many secured credit cards, the OpenSky Secured Visa allows those with no credit or bad credit, to carry a credit card and build a positive credit... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/14, 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: Frugal Memorial Day Celebrations! Learn about hosting a frugal barbeque, low-cost family activities, and Memorial Day... […]

Best Money Tips: Nifty Ways to Reuse Household Items

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on nifty ways to reuse household items, edible plants that can cut your grocery bill, and healthy recipes anyone can make. Top 5 Articles 22 Nifty Ways to Reuse Stuff You Probably Already Own — Save plastic... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 05/13

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Venus Swimwear Clearance: Up to 90% off + extra 10%, $1 off Crest Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste, $5 Target gift... […]

10 Smart Graduation Gifts for College-Bound Seniors

Need a graduation gift for a high-school senior who’s headed to college? You can’t go wrong with school-branded gear like hats and sweatshirts for their freshman year. […]

6 Weird Things to Sell on eBay for Extra Cash

It seems that nothing is too head-scratchingly weird to be placed up for sale on eBay. But what if I told you that you could earn some extra cash on eBay by selling common household items that most of us toss without a second thought? This is definitely an example of one person's trash being... […]

The 4 Greatest Stock Reversals in the Last Decade

America loves a Cinderella tale. After giving up boxing due to chronic hand injuries during the Great Recession, boxer James Walter "Cinderella Man" Braddock managed the unlikely feat of winning the Heavyweight title.   Despite losing both of her legs and damaging her right arm... […]