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Best Money Tips: Get Great Deals on Outlet Purchases

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on getting great deals on outlet purchases, making money teaching, and saving for retirement with an IRA. Top 5 Articles How to Get Great Deals on Outlet Purchases — To get the best deals possible on outlet purchases, visit the clearance racks first. […]

How to Choose a Better Password

If you’re addicted to the Internet like I am, chances are your life is full of passwords. Passwords for social networking accounts, bank accounts, frequent-flyer accounts, daily deal accounts — the list goes on and on. With so many accounts, of course, comes the increased possibility of being hacked, and a successful hack can make you feel violated and even leave you broke. So to help you avoid […]

5 Essential Tools for Telecommuting

This technology article is sponsored by Comcast Business Class, the nation's leading communication services provider. If you’re one of the 2.9 million teleworkers cited in a recent workshifting.com report (PDF), you likely already understand how having the right tools for the job can increase productivity and make you appear like a rock star to your boss. […]

Taming Your Debt: Aggressive Repayment Strategies

Why is it so easy to get into debt and so hard to get out? I think the answer lies somewhere in the machinery of our consumer culture. We’re constantly encouraged to buy things whether we can afford them or not. There are creditors lining up to finance whatever they’ve convinced us that we not only need, but rightfully deserve. […]

Wise Bread on Marketplace: "Frugal" Travel That Isn't

I'm back on American Public Media's Marketplace Money this weekend, chatting with the great Tess Vigeland about supposedly "frugal" travel that isn't worth it. You can listen online or check local air times. Want more information about making sure your frugal trip is worth it? […]

Best Money Tips: Grocery Saving Strategies

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on grocery saving strategies, making your wedding venue more affordable, and how volunteering can help your career. Top 5 Articles Great Grocery Saving Strategies Anyone Can Use — Going vegan can help you save at the grocery store. […]

Have a Great Day, Every Day: 5 Things to Do in the Morning

Wake up. Shower in a rush. Brush your teeth. Rush out the door. Worry that you're going to be late. Sit down at your desk, and take a deep breath as you get ready for your work day. Does that sound like some type of secret recipe for a disastrous day? Or like a typical morning? Typically, our mood or attitude for the day is set in the first hours of the day. […]

8 Fancy Ways to Use Leftover Food

When it comes to wasting food, a little goes a long way. Throw out a few slices of bread here, some uneaten leftovers there, and before you know it, we’ve collectively thrown away millions of tons of food. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food waste accounted for 14% of all municipal waste in 2010. But in earlier points in history, food waste was a lot less common. […]

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

While efficient bargain shopping is often dictated by the economic tide, many merchants faithfully follow certain annual sale trends. […]

Best Money Tips: Slash Your Cell Phone Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on slashing your cell phone bill, keys to a frugal retirement, and health insurance for the unemployed. Top 5 Articles 8 Ways To Slash Your Expensive Cell Phone Bill — Want to slash your cell phone bill? Get a prepaid phone! […]