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5 Expensive Life Essentials Worth Investing In

Everybody loves a bargain, and there are few things in life as satisfying as getting the lowest possible price on anything you buy. Even better when it's an item that you use every single day for a long time. But what if that "steal" harms your health, causes you pain, or limits your... […]

When Is the Best Time to Lock in a Mortgage Rate?

Sponsored by Chase Mortgage Banking. Review their resources to help you find and finance your home. Big-ticket purchases are prone to freak us out. Simply put, the stakes are higher. And since a home is the most expensive purchase many of us will ever make, it's important to do whatever’s in... […]

5 Financial Pitfalls Stay-at-Home Parents Should Avoid

Staying at home with my daughter has been one of the best choices I've made in my life. At the same time, there are a number of money concerns I didn't necessarily expect when I handed in my resignation. For those of you who stay home (or who might be considering this big life change), take heed.... […]

Best Money Tips: Healthy Ways to Make Classic Comfort Foods

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on healthier ways to make classic comfort foods, easy tricks to clean pots and pans, and unusual uses for honey. Top 5 Articles 5 Healthy Variations on Comfort-Food Classics — You can have a tasty, crispy... […]

11 Cool Uses for Your Coffee Maker

If you're a fan of Food Network's Alton Brown, you know his philosophy on kitchen gadgets; don't buy them if they only have one use. Another way to look at that could be: how do you get multiple uses from the gadgets you already have in your kitchen? One gadget many of us have in our kitchen is a... […]

These Secrets of Amazon's Pricing Strategy Will Help You Find the Best Buys

It can be easy for Amazon customers to assume they're always getting the best price. As a matter of fact, that's exactly what the marketing geniuses at Amazon want you to do. They don't want you to compare prices with Walmart; instead they want you to perceive them as always having the lowest... […]

When It Makes Sense to Apply for a Mortgage Loan Without Your Spouse

You and your spouse or partner are ready to apply for a mortgage loan. It makes sense to apply for the loan jointly, right? That way, your lender can use your combined incomes when determining how much mortgage money it can lend you. Surprisingly, this isn't always the right approach. If the... […]

Best Deals for Friday 05/22

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today JCPenney in-store coupon: $10 off w/ $10 or more, Best Buy Memorial Day Sale: Up to $500 off, $1 off any 2 Silk... […]

7 Ways to Help Protect Your Financial Future From Unexpected Medical Expenses

In life, anything can happen. Injuries and illnesses cannot always be prevented. But there are things you can do now to help protect your financial future from unexpected medical expenses, and keep yourself happy and healthy in the process. 1. Start a Medical Emergency Fund The time to set money... […]

Best Money Tips: Hacks to Speed Up Your Browser

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on hacks to speed up your browser, simple ways to build a life you enjoy, and how to become more confident. Top 5 Articles 10 Hacks to Speed Up Your Browser — Many websites have moved away from Adobe Flash;... […]