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Be a Smarter Home Buyer by Avoiding These 12 House Hunter Cliches

HGTV is like brain candy for anyone who's thinking about buying a house, and no show is as riveting at this stage of life as House Hunters. Too bad the people featured on House Hunters usually appear clueless about how to select the right home. Go ahead and enjoy the virtual tours of homes in... […]

9 Things That Really Annoy Hiring Managers

You've made it to the interview, and all that's standing between you and your dream job is the hiring manager — but winning her over may be easier said than done. So what will it take to make her like you? Well, one thing you can do is avoid annoying her. We reached out to several hiring... […]

5 Online Tools to Manage Your Money in Under 10 Minutes a Week

Innovative personal finance tools are revolutionizing the way we manage and keep track of our money. Not only can they help teach us how to make smarter decisions, but they put us in charge of our money, making the arduous tasks of budgeting, saving, debt management, and investing a thing of the... […]

4 Ways the 50% Rule Can Save You Money

The 50% rule is a simple guideline that can help you determine whether it's time to replace an appliance, adjust your budget, and lots more. Here's how it can help you save real money. 1. Appliances When a household appliance has an issue, it may be difficult to determine whether you should... […]

The 5 Best Lip Stains

There’s nothing more frustrating than taking the time to perfectly apply the right shade of lipstick only to find that it has completely smudged away less than an hour later. Fortunately, lip stains can last longer and give you a more natural appearance, so your lips will remain beautifully... […]

Best Money Tips: Things You Should Never Pay For

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found things that you should never pay for, smart ways to exercise at work, and amazing uses for apple cider vinegar. Top 5 Articles 11 Things You Should Never Pay For — There's really no need to buy extended warranties for big-ticket... […]

5 Steps to Getting a Free (or Close to Free) Vacation in 9 Months or Less with Credit Cards

Do you want a free vacation at the end of the year? Of course you do! Follow these five simple steps and within nine months, you'll have earned enough rewards points from your credit cards to go on a vacation. Before going ahead with this plan, you should know that the higher your credit score and... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 01/28

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today 70% off Coats at Amazon, 30-50% off Home at Macy's, Southwest Airlines: Fares starting at $124 Round-Trip, and... […]

This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts You

When I first started driving in the mid-1990s, gas prices generally hovered around $1.25 a gallon, and I could fill up my Chevy Cavalier with just $20 — and receive change back. In the last few years, it seemed as though the $20 fill-up was a thing of the past. That's why the last several... […]

How to Keep Peer Pressure From Destroying Your Finances

No matter your confidence level, you probably don't want to be known as the poor one in your group of friends. When they're going out to dinner and planning vacations together, it can be hard to turn down invitations or resist pressure to join in on the fun. Financial peer pressure is a real... […]