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Best Money Tips: Raise Money-Smart Kids

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on rearing money-smart kids, cultivating your X-factor, and making life insurance more affordable. Top 5 Articles How to rear money-smart kids — Teaching kids the difference between wants and needs can help them become money-smart. […]

15 Easy Ways to Save for Your Dream Vacation

You've worked hard over the years, and there's nothing wrong with enjoying the fruits of your labor. For that matter, the vacation of a lifetime might top your list of things to do. But after doing the math, a dream vacation can seem impossible. (See also: Vacation Destinations That Stretch Your Dollar) However, don't immediately push the thought aside. […]

It's 10 pm: Do You Know Where Your Net Worth Is?

Have you ever wondered how you're doing financially compared to others? If you're like me, it's pretty hard to pass on those articles that show the average earnings of U.S. workers by occupation type. Usually my first thoughts are: Am I doing better than others in my field?   Which occupations tend to pay more? […]

Can You Really Afford to Live in Your Dream City?

It finally happened. You've been offered a job in the city of your dreams. Or you're coming up on retirement. Or you're just sick and tired of the Midwest winters. Before packing up your belongings, however, consider these five factors to avoid having your dream move turn into a financial nightmare. […]

8 Smart Ways to Save Money as a Small Business

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. It’s tough out there for a small business. When you’re running your business on a shoestring and grit, you need to save money wherever you can. The good news is that technology makes it possible for you to run a viable small business without a huge cost. […]

5 Things You’re Overpaying For on Your Vacation

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. Picture this. You’ve just spent a glorious week on a beach somewhere, soaking in the sun and cooling off in the surf. […]

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. […]