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Don't Let Your Bank Pick Your Homeowner's Insurance

If you're thinking about letting your home's property or flood insurance lapse because you think you don't need it or money's tight, here's a word of advice — don't. (See also: 9 Costly Things New Homeowners Don't Prepare For) Your bank can make you pay for home insurance in what's called lender-placed or forced-placed insurance. […]

Better With Basil: 21 Uses for Jarred Pesto

Don’t get me wrong, I love a from-scratch meal as much as the next person, but with time at a premium and an active child on my hands, I just can’t get my Julia Child on in the kitchen every night. Yes, there are nights when I pop a frozen lasagna in the oven, but when I’m in the mood for something semi-homemade, I’ve got a better weapon in my arsenal — jarred pesto. […]

Autumn Shopping: 5 Things to Buy in Fall

When the leaves start to fall, prices on a few key items do too. If you have some cash to spare, autumn is the perfect time to strategize and save on specific merchandise. Here are five categories that offer some serious savings right now. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Rental Cars

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on saving on rental cars, cheap thrills that actually satisfy, and helping natural disaster victims. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Save on Rental Cars — Save money on rental cars by using your own car insurance. […]

5 Reasons to Choose Traditional Books Over E-Books

I love reading, and as a homeschooling family, there are usually between 12 and 15 books being consumed by our family members at any one time. While I am a huge proponent of technology, and I can appreciate the ease of carrying digital titles on my iPad for quick reading when I’m out and about, if given the choice, I’ll still pick the old-fashioned variety most every time. Here’s why. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 11/1, 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: The Disaster Chat! In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, join us as we talk about being prepared for disasters! […]

Stupid Credit Card Tricks: How Your Credit Card Company Lies to You

It didn't exactly make headlines outside of personal credit and finance websites, but Discover announced last week that it would pay out millions in refunds to customers who claim that they were deceived by telemarketers. […]

Best Money Tips: Foods You Shouldn't Waste Money On

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on food you shouldn't waste money on, the best ways to make extra money, and easy ways to save for retirement. Top 5 Articles Five Foods You Shouldn't Waste Your Money On — Don't waste your money on canned soup. The sodium levels in canned soup are very high. […]

Avoid Dinner Stress: Pay Someone to Plan Your Meals

Running a household is busy enough with laundry and dishes to clean, bills to be paid, kids to be delivered and picked up, and meals to shop for and cook. If you've got enough money, you can hire a personal assistant or a few people to run all of these life errands for you. For those who can't afford a personal valet, there are options to at least getting a few chores done by someone else. […]

Get Ready for Christmas: 7 Things You Should Do Today

Take your current schedule and imagine adding Christmas shopping, Christmas parties, and holiday travel all at once. I suspect you'll thank yourself come mid-December if you use the extra time you have now to get ready for Christmas. (See also: Early Holiday Shopping: Why I Finish by Thanksgiving) 1. […]