Money Tips from 2014

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/23, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00pm PST/ 3:00pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #RetireReady to participate. This week's topic: Retirement Readiness! Learn about the importance of saving for retirement and how... […]

Best Life Insurance Companies for 2014

Life insurance can ease your loved ones’ financial worries if you die unexpectedly, but it’s just as essential for your own peace of mind. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Clean Everything in Your Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to clean everything in your home, budget friendly hobbies, and the times you should always spend to save. Top 5 Articles How to Clean Everything in Your Home and Beyond — Get rid of the coffee stains... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 10/22

Link for teaser title: Living Social: 15% off (max $50 discount), Banana Republic: 35% off sitewide, Baby Strollers bundled with $50... […]

10 Things You Should NOT Do to Your Yard This Fall

The air is starting to chill and the leaves are starting to fall. Pools are coming down, and plans for how to prepare the yard for winter are being made. There is never enough time, it seems, to get everything in order for the new season, but it isn't the occasion to take shortcuts; in fact,... […]

20 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults

As a 30-something adult, I've dressed up for many Halloween parties and celebrations throughout the years. Would you believe that I've only bought my costume a handful of times? Heading to those crowded, overpriced costume pop-up shops gives me anxiety — and it certainly empties a fair share... […]

If I Can Suggest One Financial Move to Anyone, It’s This

Save for retirement. Period. There are very few adults in the United States that are of working age that aren’t affected in a positive way by saving for retirement. […]

Save Money With These 19 Inventive Uses for Baby Products

What do you do with all that baby stuff after your baby's all grown up? Repurpose it, of course, so you can continue to get your money's worth. (See also: 10 Things You Don't Actually Need to Buy for Your New Baby) 1. Baby Powder There are a plethora of uses for the pleasant-smelling baby powder... […]

The Rise of Black Box Car Insurance

Devices that track driving behavior can help lower your premiums — and keep tabs on teens. Photo: State Farm Car insurance companies have always looked for ways to maximize profits by minimizing their risk. Insurance companies make money by taking in more in premiums than they pay out in claims. […]

Can Getting One Month Ahead Save Your Budget?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Once upon a time, my husband and I were pretty clueless when it came to how we spent the money we earned at our 9 to 5 jobs. We made a decent income but struggled to keep track of where it was all going and, more importantly, why it always managed to disappear into thin air. […]

12 Ways You Can Go Easier on Yourself

I am a perfectionist without end, and I want to do my best at everything I do. I hit a point a couple of years ago, though, when perfectionism had worn me out. Holding myself to high standards had paid off, in some ways. People were seeking me out to write for them, I moved up the ladder at my day... […]

9 Ways You Put Your Life at Risk Every Day

If you watch cable news, you'd think that we were all at risk of dying from Ebola, falling airliners, or terrorist attacks. But the reality is that the greatest risks to our health stem from activities we take part in nearly every day. Statistically, we are far more likely to get hurt or die doing... […]

When Taking Vows, Vow to Spend Less

Talk to anyone 19 to 90, and they’re likely to have very clear memories of their first experience going steady. Mine came at the decidedly ancient age of 17, and I can recall that star-crossed life chapter like it happened last week. My perky, mahogany-haired, 16-year-old inamorata and I didn’t have much in common other than a passion for hours-long sessions in lover’s lane. […]

25 Hotel Hacks From Professional Travelers

There's nobody better than a professional traveler to know how to get great hotel rates, free upgrades, and tweak their rooms to make their stay as comfortable as possible. In this article, a panel of professional travelers share their 25 best hotel hacks. (See also: 15 Airport Hacks From... […]

Chase Slate® Review

Chase Slate® is the best card around to help you pay off credit card debt as quickly as possible, then keep your balance hovering at or near zero with an array of helpful budgeting and payment tools. With Chase Slate®, you’ll receive an introductory balance transfer offer with no balance transfer fee for the first 60 days. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Save Money and Be Green

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some terrific articles on easy ways to save money and be green, breakfast ideas for every kind of morning, and Costco shopping secrets. Top 5 Articles 8 Easy Ways To Save Money & Be Green — Move your fridge away from the... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 10/21

Link for teaser title: Target Clearance: Up to 60% off, Best Buy 1-Day Sale, $100 Toys "R" Us Gift Card for $85, and more! […]

3 Unbelievable Visualization Board Success Stories

Visualization boards, collaged with images and words depicting our goals and desires, are a popular technique for manifesting what we want out of life. It's really quite simple: Paste visual representations of your wishes and intentions on poster board, thereby activating the subconscious mind to... […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite DIY Halloween Costume?

Costume retailers are out in full force now, but with so many DIY costume tutorials on the web, you can save some cash by making your own. From bubble wrap jellyfish to balloon grapes, your next Halloween get-up is only a click (and maybe some duct tape) away! What is your favorite DIY Halloween... […]

Keeping Lifestyle Inflation at Bay

One of the biggest challenges that people face when it comes to personal finance success is lifestyle inflation. […]