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Got a Problem? Why You Should Figure It Out Yourself

An aunt of mine recently asked me what the Internet was for. Of course, she has email and knows how to use a computer, but she just couldn’t understand why I found having access to all that information so exciting. “Well, I can look up anything!” I told her — and I often do. […]

Best Money Tips: Money-Saving Workout Routines

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on money saving workout routines, saving on your electric bill, and money tips for new grads. Top 5 Articles Money Saving Workout Routines for a Fit Recession-ista — Instead of hiring a personal trainer to keep you motivated to stay fit, enlist the help of one of your friends. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/17, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Renting vs. Buying. Learn about the positives and negatives of renting vs. buying a home. […]

Why I Hate Credit Card Points

With few exceptions, I have no interest in rewards in the form of "points," "miles," or anything similar. (See also: Swipe Envy) I've always felt this way, but I've been prompted to write this by a particularly annoying commercial. […]

25 Practical Uses for Bobby Pins

Affordably purchased in travel tins at places like Sally Beauty Supply, bobby pins are one of my go-to travel and household items. They serve a number of purposes, as this list of 25 demonstrates. (See also: 28 Innovative Uses for Binder Clips) 1. Bookmark If you want to mark a page (or multiple pages) in a novel, cookbook, or research title, you can always use bobby pins. […]

Best Money Tips: Make Groceries Last Longer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on making groceries last longer, ways to make extra money this summer, and saving on entertainment. Top 5 Articles 12 Tips To Make Groceries Last Longer And Save Cash — Extend the life of your fruits and veggies by not cutting them until you need them. [SavvySugar] Six ways to make extra money this summer! […]

Six Surefire Office Fundraising Ideas

What if you find yourself in the position of needing to raise money for something at your workplace? It happens. Sometimes, it is as innocuous as needing a “birthday fund.” In other circumstances, a coworker might have a medical emergency. Through my many years in various workplaces, I have participated in a number of office fundraisers. […]

Hang Up the Phone: Why Video Is the Best Way to Connect With People

This post is sponsored by Skype. It's time to say more and stay human. It's time for Skype. Did you ever hear about a friend or relative who sent a sympathy text or consolation email when they heard about a loved one passing? […]

Ask the Readers: What's the Best Gift to Give a College Graduate?

Graduation season is upon us yet again. Over the course of the next month, many college students will get their degrees and start looking for jobs. The tradition of giving gifts to graduates means you will probably end up giving at least one or two gifts this graduation season. […]

Financial Lessons From Winnie the Pooh

Remember Winnie the Pooh? I do — and not just for his honey-fuelled adventures with his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Even very small children seem to sense the substance behind A.A. Milne’s “stuffed-with-fluff” cast of characters. In fact, A.A. […]