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7 Easy Ways to Calculate Your New Car Budget

So you're looking for a new car? Congrats! If you're in the market for a new vehicle, you should first determine what you can actually afford. And if you're considering leasing or financing a vehicle, you should understand the total costs involved. That's because the total amount you can spend =... […]

8 Smart Things to Do With Your Settlement Money

So, you're experiencing a financial windfall? Sold a business or property, won a lucrative contract, or were awarded money in a lawsuit? Congratulations! You're probably feeling a mixture of relief and anxiety. Now, how do you go about making sure that you don't lose or spend absolutely everything... […]

4 Ways Outsourcing Chores Can Save You Time and Money

We're busy people, with lives filled by family, work, errands, chores, and tons of other tasks that pull us in a million directions. Add all of this on top of being a self-employed business owner, and there are times when I find myself sacrificing sleep, or skipping meals, as a way to get more... […]

The 5 Best Trash Bags

Have you experienced a trash spill that left you dreading the thought of taking the trash out? When you just want to take the trash out, are you worried that the bottom will burst open or the handles will tear off? Well, you shouldn’t be worried. There are so many great trash bag options... […]

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... […]

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... […]

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,... […]

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.... […]