31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 8): Trimming Your Spending – Housing

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! During the first week of this series, we established a strong foundation for personal finance success. […]

Lying on Your Resume Is a Terrible Idea – Here’s What to Do Instead

If you’ve ever read any career advice or spoken with a career counselor for more than a minute, you know that there’s one big job-seeking no-no: lying on your resume. And yet, people are still doing it. It seems like once a year, we read a story about a CEO whose resume fibs caught up with him, costing him his job and reputation. […]

The Big List of Money-Saving Coupon Codes for Halloween 2016

Halloween spending will hit an all-time high this year. The National Retail Federation's annual survey reveals that consumers will spend $8.4 billion on Halloween purchases this year. That's a lot of pumpkins! While Halloween is fun to celebrate, it shouldn't blow your budget, especially since the... […]

Best Money Tips: Lighten Your Load With These Smart Laundry Hacks

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on smart laundry hacks, easy DIY costumes inspired by movies, and ten apps that will help you get and stay organized. Top 5 Articles 7 Smart Laundry Hacks That Will Lighten Your Load! — Wool dryer balls will help speed... […]

4 Ways to Buy a House Without a Mortgage

Although mortgages are a common way to purchase a home, you can only get one if you qualify. The qualifications include an acceptable credit score, a sufficient down payment, and meeting a bank's income and employment requirements. And let's not forget, every mortgage charges interest, which... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 10/06

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today 75% off Willow & Everett Pour Over Coffee Dripper with Coffee Scoop, 68% off USpicy Hair Straightener Brush... […]

The 5 Best Women’s Rain Boots

Nobody likes damp socks or trench foot, which is why you need a reliable set of rain boots. Prepare for the rain and save your expensive work shoes with quality rain footwear. What Are Rain Boots? Rain boots are designed to withstand rain and wet conditions. Whether you’re exploring the... […]

How to Stay Focused at Work Despite Your Chatty Coworkers

Are your coworkers engineers of interruption? Champions of chat? Agents of endless amusement? Don't let them derail your day. With a few simple strategies, you can stay focused at work without offending your cube-hopping coworkers. Here are eight smart ways to beat the masters of distraction. 1.... […]

Costco versus Sam's Club: Which is Better?

Wisebread recently did a comparison post on Costco versus Sam's Club. They compared the two on six attributes. Costco won three, two were tied, and Sam's won one. […]

What Are Growth Stocks?

Growth. It's what you want if you're an investor, especially if you're many years away from retirement. Any investment portfolio should have a heavy dose of stocks that offer strong returns over time, from companies with solid earnings records. These are growth stocks. But what exactly is a... […]

Save More Money on Interest With This Credit Card

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bankamericard-credit-card-review?utm_source=wisebread&u... Save hundreds of dollars with the BankAmericard Credit Card's low... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/6, 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: Saving on Sports! Learn about saving on sports gear, kids sports expenses, tickets to your favorite team's games, and... […]

Six Cheap and Memorable Dates

It’s been more than 20 years since my now-wife and I started dating. Along the way, we’ve been on countless “dates” – nights where we’ve chosen some kind of activity and done it together. […]

9 Costly Mistakes DIY Investors Make

With the right approach and education, it's possible for people to handle their own investments. But it's also easy to make mistakes that could cost you large sums of money in the long run. If you're a do-it-yourselfer, ask yourself whether you're making any of these mistakes below. If so, it may... […]

Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Save Money on Halloween

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to save money on Halloween, the best time to buy international flights, and ways to make healthier breakfasts. Top 5 Articles 10 Really Cheap Ways to Save Money on Halloween — Don't get chocolate candy for the... […]

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Student Loan Grace Period

Graduating from college with your degree in hand is exciting. But the thought of paying back your students loans? Not so much. But, depending on the type of student loans you took, you're probably eligible for a grace period, or a set number of months after graduation in which you don't have to... […]

What Is Umbrella Insurance – and Do I Need It?

Like an umbrella that protects you from the elements on a rainy day, an umbrella insurance policy can shield your personal assets from large liability claims. Umbrella excess liability protection can help you avoid financial ruin if you’re found to be responsible for legal damages that exceed the limits of your homeowner or auto insurance policies. “We live in a litigious society,” says Carole Wal […]

What Booze Teaches Us About Money

Alcohol gets a bad rap for numbing the brain. But as it turns out, there are some positive benefits to responsible indulgence in wine, beer, or whiskey, too. A couple of drinks can increase your creativity, promote better and deeper sleep, and make you feel at ease. And moderate wine consumption... […]

The 5 Best Air Mattresses

Whether you are planning a camping trip or just need additional accommodations for unexpected visits from the in-laws, you’ll want a quality air mattress on your side. Fortunately, airbeds are so comfortable nowadays that many people actually prefer them to their traditional mattress. What Is... […]

Four Skills You Need in Retirement

US News lists four skills you need in retirement as follows: 1. The capacity to be independent and self-directed. 2. Good people skills.3. Financial confidence. 4. The ability to relax. Here's where I rate on these: 1. I am a pretty independent and self-directed guy. Some would say I'm probably too much of both of those, but apparently they come in handy during retirement so good for me. :) 2. […]