August 25, 2015

Best Deals for Tuesday 08/25

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Nordstrom Rack Clearance Sale: Up to 94% off, Bed Bath & Beyond Clearance: Up to 75% off, Rowing Machine... […]

Best Money Tips: Foods That Are Breaking Your Grocery Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the foods that are breaking your grocery budget, ways to wake up energized, and people you should hide from your Facebook feed. Top 5 Articles Five foods that are breaking your grocery budget — The worst... […]

And the Stock Market Outlook Is… Who Cares?!

Bulls and bears, booms and busts: They make great headlines, but a solid financial strategy is actually a boring one. Photo: Sam Valadi As I write this article on the morning of Aug. 24th, the Dow just opened down over 1,000 points and CNBC is going crazy with prognosticators predicting what the market is going to do next. […]

The 8 Best Ways to Stream TV and Movies for Free

"Cutting the cord" to cable and satellite TV seems to be everyone's dream these days. However, getting rid of your cable bill often only makes sense if you can find cheap (or free) replacements for your viewing habits. Fortunately, cord-cutters have some pretty amazing free — and... […]

Ask the Readers: What Was Your Biggest Expense This Month?

Our biggest expenses each month will differ from family to family, and maybe from month to month. It might be a regular payment like mortgage or student loans, or it could be a one-off purchase like new appliances or airfare for vacation. What was your biggest expense this month? Was it a regular... […]

40 Free (or Extremely Low-Cost) Things I Genuinely Enjoy Doing – and You Might, Too

Live music is like magic — and many communities offer free concerts, like this one in Portsmouth, N.H. Photo: Prescott Park Arts Festival via Facebook A reader recently “called me out” via Facebook: I don’t really buy your claim that there are more “free” things to do than you have time to do for the rest of your life. It’s a claim that I make pretty regularly, and I’ll say it again here. […]

Save Your Retirement by Avoiding These 10 Risky Investments

Trying to predict the movements of individual stocks and funds is often a futile endeavor, but it gets harder when you're tracking highly volatile investments. Many stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs are well known for share prices that jump around. That movement can be exploited in the short-term,... […]

How to invest in index funds

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the third installment of a three-part series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In Part II, we looked at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. […]

7 Diet Trends That Can Hurt You

We're surrounded by friends, coworkers, and celebrities who swear by Paleo, juice cleanses, "nothing white," and gluten-free diets. Do they work? Maybe. But are they safe? Maybe not. Below are descriptions of some popular eating trends, and what experts have to say about them. 1.... […]

6 Apps Every Dad Needs

Whether you're a new dad or a seasoned pro, life certainly gets hectic with work and family in the mix. Here are some useful tools that will help you feel better organized, as well as healthier and more confident. (Related: The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make) 1. Cozi Chances are, with lots of... […]

Financial Upgrades You Need After Becoming Parents

New baby? No doubt this new arrival has turned every aspect of your life upside down in the best possible way. Now is the time to make sure your financial house is in order. Here’s a 10-step account and financial checklist to lay the groundwork for your little one’s successful future. New account checklist for new babies 1. […]

8 questions to ask before lending money to friends

It’s one of the most awkward questions a friend can ask you: “Will you lend me some money?” Awkward for your friend to have to ask, and awkward for you to have to answer. Saying “no” could adversely affect your friendship. […]

8 questions to ask before lending money to friends

It’s one of the most awkward questions a friend can ask you: “Will you lend me some money?” Awkward for your friend to have to ask, and awkward for you to have to answer. Saying “no” could adversely affect your friendship. […]