Ask the Readers: What Good Financial Habits Do You Have?

Good financial habits set the foundation for achieving your goals, no matter what your goals are. Some examples are tracking your budget every week, regularly transferring money into your retirement account, and paying more than the minimum on your credit cards, but there are many things you can do... […]

5 Investments That Aren't Stocks or Bonds

Times are changing. Back in 2007, 65% of American adults reported investing in stocks. Fast forward to 2016, and only 52% said they have money invested in equities. This represents the lowest ownership rate of stocks in the 19 years of Gallup's annual economy and personal finance survey. So, where... […]

Best Money Tips: Mental Hacks for Working Out

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on mental hacks for working out, grocery shopping tips for a zero waste home, and why you should buy winter tires now. Top 5 Articles 6 Mental Hacks For Working Out — Consistency is key. The little choices you make... […]

Buying a Home This Year? Start Now to Get Your Credit in Shape

Are you planning to buy a new home this year? Unless you’ve recently won the lottery or can otherwise afford to pay in cash, it’s probably time to start thinking about how to prepare your credit for an upcoming mortgage application. The condition of your credit reports and scores is never more important than when you’re preparing to apply for a new home loan. […]

Get More Cash Back for Gas and Groceries

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Best Deals for Tuesday 02/07

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5 Times Personal Loans May Be Better Than Credit Cards

Certain life events require more cash than we have on hand. It is easy to just grab a credit card, charge those expenses, and forget about them until it’s time to make a payment. Although sometimes more convenient, credit cards aren’t always the best answer. Depending on your credit... […]

Best Money Tips: Grab These February Freebies

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on freebies you can grab in February, over 100 things to do when you’re bored, and deals on tax-prep software. Top 5 Articles 10 Great Freebies You Can Grab in February — You have every reason to take advantage of... […]

Questions About Furnaces, Focusing, Estate Planning, Watercooler Talk, 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. Buy it for life: jeans 2. Water bottle for life 3. Shopping around for a furnace 4. Getting “in the zone” 5. Thoughts on income property 6. Voluntary car repossession 7. Handling own estate planning 8. […]

Should You Invest Your Money in a CD?

If you’ve been researching different avenues for saving and investing your money, you’ve likely come across the term “CD.” Let’s discuss what a CD is, how it can be used, and if it’s a worthwhile investment. […]

How to Manage Your Money — No Budgeting Required

The basics of creating and maintaining a budget are deceptively simple: Determine how much of your money comes and goes each month. Easy peasy, right? Wrong. If you don't have the time, inclination, or skills necessary to keep careful track of your finances, the "simple" tasks that make... […]

9 Easy Ways Retirees Can Earn Extra Income

Whether you want to boost your retirement savings before you hit the magical age of 65, or you need some side income as a retiree, you are in luck. The Internet has made it easier than ever to earn money without committing to a 9-to-5. Here are nine websites that can help you boost retirement... […]

Another Vote for Attractiveness

Last year Money Magazine ran a feature article called Help! I Want a Career Makeover. Some of it had a few career tips here and there, but much of the piece was doing a real makeover -- changing hair, make-up, what a person wore, etc. to make them more appealing at their job. In other words, Money was recognizing that making yourself more attractive is a key part of growing your career. […]

How to Return Items Through Your Credit Card If the Store Refuses

One of the greatest conveniences that shoppers have is the ability to return purchases for a refund. Retailers' return policies allow you to make a purchase knowing that you can always take it back if it doesn't work out or you change your mind. (See also: 7 Retailers With the Absolute Best... […]

9 Sweet Valentine's Day Gifts to Give to Your Truest Love — You!

The stereotypical Valentine's Day gifts of roses and chocolates are nice, but have you considered giving yourself a gift? Before you dismiss that notion as being selfish, consider the airplane analogy. When the flight attendant gives his or her talk about oxygen masks, what are you supposed to do?... […]

Make Sure You Get the Best Hotel Rewards Programs and Credit Cards

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Best Deals for Monday 02/06

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Don’t Be the Kobe Bryant of Your Office

I recently came across a collaborative research paper that caught my eye. The authors posed an intriguing question: Can business learn anything from the world of professional basketball when it comes to worker productivity? I was hoping to find out that I’d be a better worker if the lights were dimmed and they played pump-up music every time I walked into my office. […]

Save Money on Groceries With These Reward Credit Cards

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