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5 Myths About Credit Cards That Won't Go Away

The idea of evaluating a person's creditworthiness goes back as early as 1899, when Equifax (originally called Retail Credit Company) would keep a list of consumers and a series of factors to determine their likelihood to pay back debts. However, credit cards didn't make an appearance until the... […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Outdoor Activity?

Spring is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. The warmer weather and longer days mean you can spend more time under the sun, from taking walks around the neighborhood, to picnicking at an outdoor concert, to playing sports with your friends. What is your favorite outdoor activity? What aspect of... […]

6 Infuriating Ways You're Ruining Someone Else's Credit

Your credit score is one of the biggest deciding factors in your financial health. It influences whether you qualify for the best interest rates on mortgages or auto loans, it can impact your insurance rates, and it can even determine whether you land that dream job or not. Establishing good... […]

Best Money Tips: 80+ Delicious Meals for $5 or Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on amazing meals that you can make for under $5, germ magnets that need spring cleaning now, and tips to help you decide whether to rent or buy. Top 5 Articles Make These 86 Amazing Meals For $5 or Less — Great food... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 03/21

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5 Unexpected Costs of Political Activism

Protests are breaking out all over the U.S. these days. For frustrated Americans, taking part in a peaceful demonstration can help restore a sense of personal control. And protesting works. Not always, and sometimes not to the degree that people wish, but history is full of examples of how public... […]

Make These 5 Money Moves Before Applying for a Mortgage

Each year, millions of people apply for a mortgage and purchase a home. This, however, shouldn't convince you that getting a home loan is a piece of cake. In reality, a mortgage is one of the hardest loans to qualify for. But if you make these money moves before meeting with a lender, you can swing... […]

10 Things You Already Own That Can Be Turned Into a Tote Bag

Need a bag to carry your stuff around, but don't want to head to the store to buy one? No problem. You can make a sturdy tote by upcycling things you already own. It's possible to make a pretty awesome tote bag without spending any money at all. Here are 10 items that you can easily transform into... […]

Best Money Tips: Dumb, Costly Moves That Homebuyers Make

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on costly moves that homebuyers make, when to book the cheapest flights for the holidays, and easy ways to spring clean your home in a day. Top 5 Articles 7 Dumb and Costly Moves Homebuyers Make — For most people, a... […]

Beware These 5 Important Tax Changes for 2017

The U.S. tax code is constantly evolving. This means that each new year brings a slew of changes that taxpayers need to remember when filing their taxes. What changes to the tax code took place last year, and how will they impact your federal taxes this year? Tax and financial experts say that the... […]