How Much Engagement Ring Can You Actually Afford?

Shopping for and purchasing an engagement ring is one of the most important decisions a young couple can make. It can be easy to get carried away with the ring, but it's important to remember that the wedding, honeymoon, and first year of marriage will also be very expensive. Fortunately, we've... […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your American Express Membership Rewards Points

After years of hearing friends rave about their American Express cards, I recently decided to sample the privileges of membership myself. One of my goals was to acquire a credit card with an embedded microchip and no foreign transaction fees for an upcoming vacation – and AmEx’s Premier... […]

Four Signs It’s Time to Hire Help Around the House

If you’re so busy that you run out of clean socks, or find yourself spending more time scrubbing floors than playing with your kids, it might be time to at least consider hiring a bit of help around the house. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski We all know how stressful and time-consuming everyday life can be when you have a home, a family, and a full-time job. […]

Does It Make Sense to Pay an Annual Fee?

Many rewards credit cards charge annual fees up to $100 or more. Are they worth it? Photo: StockMonkeys Have you ever vowed to sign up for a rewards credit card, but changed your mind after seeing the annual fee? If you have, you’re certainly not alone. […]

15 Free Kindle Books to Inspire You to Great Things

Photo: Alex The Kindle is an absolute treasure trove of great free and inexpensive books – if you know where to look. Unfortunately, many of the true highlights that I’ve found for free on the Kindle aren’t anywhere near the bestseller list. Here is a list of 15 of my favorite books for the Kindle, ones that have inspired me and made me think over the years. […]

How to Save on Travel With Expedia Coupons and Deals

Whether your dream vacation involves relaxing on a tropical beach or exploring Europe’s cultural capitals, you might be able to save money booking it with Expedia coupons. Photos: Maldives by Sarah Ackerman, Paris by Moyan Brenn Sometimes it’s hard to know which website to check first when it comes to finding the best travel deals. […]

Best Credit Cards for Office Supply Purchases

You don’t need to be a small business owner to make runs to the office supply store. Households and small businesses alike have needs for basic supplies, not to mention students doing their yearly back to school shopping. See also: Best Credit Cards for Back to School Shopping Although most... […]

Best Money Tips: 31 Brilliant Ways to Use Dish Soap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on brilliant uses for dish soap, financial habits worth picking up, and ways to shop without spending any money. Top 5 Articles 31 Brilliant Uses For Dawn Dish Soap — Stop creaky doors once and for all! Just... […]

Five Signs Your Debt Is Threatening to Swallow You Whole

By Doug Hoyes I was quite amused the other day to read my news feeds and see several conflicting articles about consumers and debt. In a historical sense, we use debt today much more than any previous generation. […]

8 Easy Ways to Keep Your Family Organized

Feeling frazzled? Me too! September means back to school and back to life without sunny summer vacations. Whether your kids are getting into their new routines or you could simply use more organization, we've found some great solutions for even the most chaotic homes. (See also: 6 Apps Every Dad... […]

If I Were Single

Would your financial goals or expenses change dramatically if you planned to stay single? Photo: Jose Manuel Rios Valiente Marc writes in with an interesting question. I’ve been really enjoying your articles and have read many articles in the archives over the past week. Your story is a lot like mine but different in some ways. […]

4 Ways Chip Credit Cards Make Life Easier

We should have seen it coming. While U.S. credit and debit card users started getting notices about the switch to chip-and-PIN as early as 2014, users in other countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, and Germany, have already been using chip technology for several years. This technology has proven... […]

The Balanced Money Formula: Should you let it get out of balance?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. I bet a lot of people have a similar experience when they realize they have a problem with their finances. They create a budget – or they try to anyway – and, somewhere down the road, they get frustrated with the amount of effort required to keep it up. Ultimately, a lot of them give up budgeting altogether. That was J.D. Roth’s experience. Mine too. […]

7 Ways to Get the Best Deals on Groupon

I can't resist a good deal, and I hate paying full price for anything, so whether I'm buying clothes, planning a trip, or looking for a place to eat, I'm searching for coupon codes and two-for-one specials. For the past few years, Groupon has become my favorite go-to site for deals and discounts.... […]

How to Visit San Francisco Without Going Broke

San Francisco is officially the most expensive city in the country, surpassing New York City for the first time. This means a visit is going to hit you where it hurts: right in the wallet. Fortunately, once you've found an affordable flight and hotel deal, there are some fun ways to get more from... […]

Your Guide to Getting a Job Right Out of College

Several months ago, when I was still in college, I remember applying for job after job after job, trying my damned hardest to get noticed by someone. It's certainly no easy task for almost any undergrad. I had a lot of experience on my resume, but then again, so did much of my competition —... […]

A Card That Works Hard for Those with Average Credit: Capital One Platinum Credit Card

If you have had credit problems in the past or are just starting out building your credit history, the credit card options available are typically secured credit cards. Capital One, however, offers the Capital One® Platinum Card, designed for those who fall within the “average”... […]

Best Money Tips: 51 Places to Find Coupons

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on where to find coupons, how to start each workday right, and easy ways to make extra money. Top 5 Articles 51 Places to Find Coupons — The next time you dine out, look around the checkout station for tear... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 09/17

Link for teaser title: Women's Clearance Sale at Nordstrom: Up to 70% off, Shoes at Sports Authority: Up to 50% off, Bed Bath &... […]

26 Unexpected Uses for Aluminum Foil

I am an aluminum foil trafficker. Whenever I travel to Italy, my American ex-pat friends bribe me with free housing and gelato in exchange for aluminum foil. Aluminum foil, along with ultra-absorbency tampons and decent Mexican food, are not sold anywhere in Italy. And, just like decent feminine... […]