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10 Super-Cool Ways to Add Hidden Storage to Your Home

Sometimes it can feel difficult to find good storage solutions around the house or apartment. Whether space comes at a premium where you live, you are looking to organize and conceal chaos, or you just want a sneaky place to hide important items, check out some clever hidden storage solutions that anyone can add to their abode. (See also: Efficient Storage With Towel Rods) 1. […]

How to Earn Tons of Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying

I earned my first airline miles as a teenager by flying on airplanes via purchased tickets. At the time, I assumed that was the only way to earn airline miles. Turns out, that isn't even the main way to earn airline miles. You can earn airline miles doing everything from dining out to shopping online,to setting up an investment account. […]

10 Easy Exotic Meals You Should Be Making

Looking for some big taste without the big budget? These simple meals might be just the thing you need in your life. From my experience, cooking more exotic dishes in the kitchen isn't necessarily more difficult. Instead, it's all about knowing how to work with new flavors. Once you master certain techniques and familiarize yourself with uncommon ingredients (and their substitutions), you're set. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Perk Up Your Productivity

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to perk up your productivity, reasons why you can succeed when you fail, and signs you should quit your job. Top 5 Articles 21 Ways to Perk Up Your Productivity — Writing in your success journal and having a positive attitude can perk up your productivity. […]

This Is How You Speed Up Your Morning Routine (and Get More Sleep)

How you handle your morning impacts the productivity of your entire day. When you get a good night's rest, your mind is clearer, more focused, and more energetic than it would be if you didn't get enough sleep. It doesn't matter how many energy drinks or cups of coffee you guzzle down; nothing can replace sleep. […]

The Only 3 Budgeting Apps You Need to Know About

Gone are the days when balancing a budget required pages of spreadsheets, a pencil, a calculator (and a large eraser), and a great deal of patience. Thanks to technology, budgets can be managed easily on your tablet or phone with minimal work. (See also: Build a Better Budget in 5 Minutes) There are lots of budget apps available to try. […]

11 Frugal Ways to Land a Client

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. You’re probably familiar with one of the oldest terms in business, or the ABCs of sales: “Always Be Closing.” This phrase would almost be cliché if it wasn’t true; a thriving business needs to keep prospects throughout all phases of the sales cycle, with special emphasis on getting a signed contract.  […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/10, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #CreditInsight to participate. This week's topic: Credit scores and more! Learn why credit scores are so important, what makes up a credit score, and why it is essential to understand, build and manage your credit.  . […]

Dryer Sheets, Shampoo, and 15 Other Everyday Things You Can Make at Home

Recently, my daughter and I have been reading the "Little House on the Prairie" series, and I've been reminded of how life used to be. As we've experienced these books together, we've begun to explore what it would mean to make some of the everyday things we usually buy. […]

This Is How You Declutter and Keep Your Stuff, Too

You've probably heard you should throw out stuff that hasn't been used in the past year. But if you are like me, you have regretted decisions to donate, sell, or trash the nonessential as you tried to aggressively declutter. Sadly, you may have learned this lesson too late. You can easily get rid of a saved item, but you can't readily reclaim one that's been given away. […]