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These 5 Apps Will Save You Money on Your Next Vacation

There are few modern pieces of technology that are considered as much of an everyday necessity as the smartphone. Indeed, most people are practically tethered to their mobile devices, so suggesting they leave them at home before embarking on a business trip or vacation is a laughable proposition at best. […]

You Never Need to Pay to Watch Movies — Here's Why

The movie-going experience has gotten very expensive lately — I recently paid $14.50 for an afternoon ticket to a regular 2-D movie — which has many of us rethinking entertainment and spending habits. If you love to watch movies like I do, but hate spending a major chunk of change just to see one, bookmark this list of ways you'll never have to pay for movies again. […]

7 Habits of Extremely Punctual People

Being fashionably late is so out of fashion — arriving late to interviews, meetings, and appointments is not only rude, but can also negatively impact your career and relationships. If you are constantly rushing out the door but still can't seem to make a rendezvous on time, maybe it's time for a lifestyle change. […]

Why I Love Using Skype to Keep in Touch With Family and Coworkers

Skype has been a daily part of my life and the life of my family for over four years. I depend on Skype every day for my professional life, and my family counts on it to keep in touch with relatives in Canada, Europe, and the Philippines. If you’re a Wise Bread reader, you’re probably already savvy enough to be using Skype to make free Skype-to-Skype calls. […]

Weird Money Facts: Why We Throw Money in Fountains

How many times have you passed a fountain and thought about throwing a penny in there, just on the off chance that a dream could come true? And how many fountains have you seen that didn't have coins in them? Chances are, they're few and far between. (See also: 40+ Simple Ways to Waste Money) Throwing money into fountains is something we all seem to take as the norm. […]

You Won't Believe How Good These Low-Calorie Desserts Taste

Craving a gooey, delicious dessert? Yeah. Me too. Though I try my best to keep my inner sugar-fiend under control, I certainly like to indulge, I'll admit, daily. So, over the years I've learned to save the calorie-loaded confections for special occasions. […]

26 Quick Ways to Have Fun (No Matter Where You Are)

Whether you are stressed or tired, bored, or blah, or just looking to make your life better than it already is, having fun makes you happy. However, sometimes you have to be intentional about cultivating fun in your life. While there are millions of ways to have fun, it can be hard to think of these things when you're not at your best. Here is a short list to get you started! […]

Best Money Tips: Financial Commandments for Your 30s

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on financial commandments for your 30s, saving on summer travel, and improving your home. Top 5 Articles 10 Financial Commandments for Your 30s — In your 30s, rethink your budget and increase your emergency fund. […]

20 Places to Find the Best Freebies

"They" say that nothing in life is free, but maybe they're just not looking in the right places. Check out these 20 places to score lots of stuff without spending a dime. (See also: Get These 5 Things for Free) 1. MySavings MySavings.com corrals free samples from many different brands in one place. […]

You Should Always Negotiate a Raise: Here Are 10 Reasons Why

The idea of negotiation may send you into a tailspin, but recent research indicates you may want to overcome your fear. For many people, the "ask" is a high barrier, one that helps companies across the country keep salaries and, consequently, costs low. According to the experts, salary negotiations offer many benefits to an employee. Surprisingly, they aren't all about the money. […]