August 11, 2015

Best Money Tips: Happy People Do This Every Day

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the one thing happy people do every day, celebrity money mistakes you can learn from, and hidden college costs to watch out for. Top 5 Articles The 1 Thing Happy People Do Every Day — The happiest people... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 08/11

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Rubbermaid Storage at Home Depot: Up to 40% off, $1 off Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, JetBlue Fares... […]

30 Ways to Use Up a Jar of Preserves

Right now there are approximately 457 varieties of jelly, jam, and fruit butter in my refrigerator, all in various stages of decomposition. My husband loves jam on toast for breakfast. He eats it every day. Unfortunately, he belongs to the "Why own one when you can own the entire... […]

How to Avoid Excess Bank Fees

There’s no denying that ATMs and overdraft protection are incredibly convenient, but they also bring in billions of dollars in fees for the banking industry. Photo: Jim Pennucci By Peter Miller The world of consumer banking used to be based on the pillars of free checking and equally free toasters, but those days are long gone. […]

Ask the Readers: What is Your Top Financial Priority Right Now?

Most of us want to save money for a lot of things, but if we try to save for everything at once, odds are we'll never have enough for any of them. That's why it can be useful to focus on one or two savings goal at a time. But because life (and finances!) changes all the time, your priorities will... […]

If You Want Different Results, You Have to Try Different Approaches

Photo: Library of Congress Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” While I don’t view that choice as insane, I do see it as a common trap that most of us fall into during our lives. Why? We’re humans. Human beings are creatures of routine. […]

11 Pearls of Financial Wisdom From Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer is one of the most recognizable investing experts, and makes a living offering energetic stock-picking advice each weekday on CNBC's Mad Money. The former hedge fund manager has a lot to say about how and where to invest your cash. He may not be a perfect investor (who is?), but he... […]

15 Tiny Conveniences You Deserve

Sometimes the littlest everyday conveniences are the biggest and most life-affirming. These are 15 tiny conveniences you deserve. 1. A Spare Sweater Spontaneous trip to the movie theater with your friends? Boom, that spare sweater you left in your car last week saves you from shivering throughout... […]

The identity theft no one is talking about

This article is by staff writer Jacqueline Leppla. It’s bad enough when some scammer gets your credit card, but what happens when they steal your access to health care? Even worse, what if that person is a member of your family or a member of the health care field we are supposed to trust? It’s not an isolated concern. […]

What sparked my investigation into medical identity theft

When the oral surgeon recommended that our daughter have her wisdom teeth removed, we thought we knew what to expect both medically and financially. Morgan’s two sisters underwent this procedure in the past, and we adopted a brave “Let’s get this over with!” attitude as we scheduled her operation. […]

The 10 Best Pieces of Cooking Advice From Julia Child

Julia Child was an inspiration to many, and not just because the lady could cook. She didn't enroll in culinary school until she was 37 years old; to many, that's quite late in your life to begin a new career. And her first television cooking show, The French Chef, premiered on February 11th, 1964.... […]

6 Ways Your Bank is Ripping You Off

The Occupy Wall Street movement seems to have faded away, but it is fair to say that banks are still not very popular institutions. Fairly or unfairly, the prevailing impression many folks have is that bankers are fat cats who make their fortunes at the expense of ordinary people. However, instead of being mad at bankers, perhaps consumers should be mad at themselves. […]

Tips For Using Hotel Reward Points to Get the Most Value

Credit cards that offer hotel reward points are some of the best reward cards available. Unlike frequent flyer miles, these hotel programs offer rewards that can be much easier to use, and are often more valuable. For example, most hotels charge taxes and fees based on the rate paid, so you can... […]