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9 Money Lessons to Take From the Great Depression

Lasting from 1929 until 1939, the Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn of the 20th Century. Unemployment went as high as 25% in the U.S., over 5,000 banks failed, and hundreds of thousands of Americans became homeless. Extreme situations call for extreme measures,... […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Fly on a Private Jet for Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to fly on a private jet for less, tips for staying healthy on a budget, and how to create a meditation retreat at home. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Fly on a Private Jet for Less — It can cost as low as a few hundred dollars... […]

How to Retire Rich

Here at Wise Bread, we've told you a lot about how to grow a retirement fund that will allow you to live comfortably after you stop working. Usually, this means saving enough to be able to maintain your current lifestyle and prepare for your long-term care. But what if you want to really live it... […]

A Simple Guide to Socially Responsible Investing

You may have heard that Stanford, Harvard, and other universities have divested certain stocks from their endowments, such as coal and oil companies. The idea is to make an anti-climate-change statement and deprive such industries of capital. Increasingly, individuals are also realizing that their... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 05/25

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today 63% Off on Anjou 100% Pure Lemongrass Essential Oil, 54% Off on Epson Label Maker, 51% Off on Lustroware Modern... […]

5 Frugal Living Truths Every Stay-at-Home-Parent Should Know

Stay-at-home-moms and stay-at-home-dads are usually the queens and kings of frugality. They know how to stretch a dollar, how to make dinners the kids will love that cost less than $1 per serving, and how to rotate the bills as the money comes in so that everything gets paid. They've learned these... […]

4 Things You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve

The mention of the Federal Reserve brings to many Americans the image of a super powerful organization in charge of keeping the economy operating smoothly. And to a certain extent that isn't too far from reality: The Fed develops and implements economic and monetary policies that affect not only... […]

The 5 Best Allergen Sprays

If you suffer from allergies, or just want to improve the quality of the air you breathe, you need a good anti-allergen spray. Green America found that by eliminating dust mites, dander, mold, and other indoor air pollutants, you can improve the air quality in your home or business. This will help... […]

10 Questions Landlords Can't Ask

The rental market is tough these days, especially in big cities. You have to scan the classifieds, jump on opportunities, and be ready to say yes at a moment's notice. So the last thing you need is for some landlord to refuse you a lease because of questions he or she is actually not allowed to... […]

Never Borrow Money for These 5 Buys

While there is a time and a place for credit — most of us won't ever be able to pay cash for a home, a college education, or even a car — there are also times when it should be avoided, at all costs. It's difficult to delay gratification. It doesn't help that there's always a credit... […]