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15 Modern Life Skills Everyone Should Master

It's 2015, people! That means there's no excuse not to learn these 15 basic tech skills that will save you money, time, and embarrassment when talking to more tech-savvy know-it-alls. 1. Use Uber and Lyft Taxis are expensive, and not every city has a fast and expansive public transit system.... […]

How to Make Money as a Chat or Forum Moderator

Many of the websites, games, social apps, and online stores we frequent feature user communities. These often use a message board or chat function to enable user communication and contact customer service. If you've wondered how these discussions seem to stay relatively civil (even in the day of... […]

9 Child Care Purchases You Should Never Skimp On

In the movie Away We Go, there's a character who refuses to own a stroller, asserting "I love my babies. Why would I want to push them away from me?" When I was pregnant with my first child, I was that mom. Because I planned to practice attachment parenting, I figured I wouldn't need a... […]

Citi ThankYou Premier: Rewards for Everyday Travel

The problem with earning frequent flier miles is that the airlines control the game at their whim, and they love to move the goal posts quite regularly. Industry observers call it "devaluation" when an airline announces that it will require more miles for the same flight, or when it... […]

Best Money Tips: Cheap Ways to Boost Your Brain

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cheap ways to power up your brain, genius ways to use leftover produce, and eco-friendly ways to change up your laundry routine. Top 5 Articles 7 Cheap Ways to Boost Brain Power — Believe it or not,... […]

Best Deals for Monday 04/20

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today J.Crew coupon: 30% to 50% off sitewide, Home Depot Overstock Sale: Up to 50% off, 25% off Mother's Day Plants at... […]

6 Old School Beauty Products We Want Back

The makeup and hair products I used when I was young will always have a special place in my heart. They are the first beauty items that I got to pick out at the store myself and experimented with. Sadly, the beauty product industry is constantly changing, taking items off the market and replacing... […]

4 More Exciting, Affordable American Cities to Retire In

As of February 2015, the average monthly Social Security benefit of a retired American worker was $1,331.44. This means that a couple of retirees would have about $31,954 available in annual Social Security benefits. While some people have additional savings, 26% of Americans are planning to rely... […]

5 Appraisal Facts That Could Save You Big Money

Sponsored by Chase Mortgage Banking. Review their resources to help you find and finance your home. An appraisal is a professional’s opinion of your home’s market value. Lenders will order an appraisal for home purchase loans to make sure the home is worth the price being... […]

8 Ways to Get Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

The cost of higher education keeps climbing. Since 2004-2005, average college tuition in the U.S. has grown by over 35% to a total of $9,500 in the 2014-2015 school year. While there are many opportunities to receive grants, scholarships, and relatively affordable loans to finance a college... […]