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2014 Tax Day Freebies and Discounts

Dreading April 15? You should be looking forward to it! Whether you owe taxes or are looking forward to a refund, you can count on a day filled with freebies and discounts. Here's a comprehensive list of Tax Day offers. All offers are for April 15, 2014 only, unless otherwise noted. (See also: Birthday Freebies) Arby's Free curly fries. […]

Do You "Want" to Be Happy? Then Here's What You Need to Do.

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking, "I'll be happy when..." You know, "I'll be happy when I can own my own home," or "I'll be happy when I can buy a new car/afford nicer clothes/replace this cludgy old desktop." Even people who aren't focused on gaining possessions tend to fall into this kind of thinking, only for them it can sound like, "I'll be happy when I get a promotion," or "I'll be […]

These At-Home Exercises Will Give You a Gym-Quality Workout for Free

I used to be somewhat of a gym rat. And by that, I mean I used to have a lot more expendable income and free time on my hands. These days, I have to be more creative because these things — time and money — are at a premium. I haven't had a gym membership in a while and fully admit working out at home can be difficult motivation-wise. I still have my struggles. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Profit From Your Passions

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on ways to profit from your passions, mistakes online shoppers make, and bad money habits that rob you blind. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Profit From Your Passions — Creating and selling your crafts or giving guided tours can help you profit from your passions. […]

12 Extreme Ways to Save Money That Could Work for You

Just about everyone is interested in ways to save money — some of us more than others. For many, pinching pennies is the only way to get through the month and cover the essentials, such as electricity and food. […]

5 Beginning Investor Mistakes I've Made (And You Don't Have To)

There's something I've noticed about a lot of people who write about investing: They're either very rich or they work as investment professionals. Now, I don't think that that makes them unqualified to give advice to those of us who don't have a seven (or eight!) figure net worth, but it does make it a little hard to identify with them. […]

4 Powerful Smartphones That Aren't Overpriced

Smartphones have just about become a necessity in our daily lives. With the big manufacturers releasing a better, faster, more powerful handset nearly every year, consumers shell out a fortune to keep up with the Joneses. The marketing strategists behind tech giants like Apple and Samsung invest heavily to ensure their latest devices are ogled for their sexy design and performance prowess. […]

10 Essential Travel Items You Forgot to Pack

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. You know you should pack clothes, toiletries and chargers when you travel. Other travel essentials are less obvious, but just as important. Simply having the right items can help drive down your travel costs and keep you comfortable. 1. […]

50 Ways to Save Money on Clothing

Looking to refresh your spring wardrobe? It's only natural to want a few new things as the seasons (and your tastes) change. If you're on a tight budget like me, though, you need to watch every penny. Check out these 50 money-saving tips before heading to the store. (See also: Update Your Spring Wardrobe Frugally) 1. Shop Your Closet Take stock of what you already have hiding out in your closets. […]

25 Delicious and Easy One-Pot Meals

Ah, the one-pot dinner. In all honesty, based on a past filled with disappointments (too-chewy pasta, hard rice, tough tortillas) I had been avoiding them. However, due to a schedule change at work, I realized that for the weeks ahead I would need to be able to put dinner on the table more quickly. Also, since our dinner hour would be later, I would need to spend less time cleaning up afterward. […]