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Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/12, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win a $100 or one of two $50 Gift Cards!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $100 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards!. Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Financial Organization. Learn about financial confidence, creating financial goals and saving money with consumer financial behavior expert and Chase Blueprint general manager Caryn Kaiser. […]

8 Great, Cheap Summer Vacations

The sky is brighter, the air is warming up, and the layers of clothes are getting peeled off. That can only mean one thing — summer is near. One of the things that I love most about going on vacation is the chance to break out of my everyday routines, eat crappy foods guilt-free, and stay up blissfully late watching as much trashy reality TV as I please. […]

6 Awesome Reasons to Shop at Aldi

Since the price of groceries has been steadily rising and my only local grocery store went bankrupt, I have been trying better food budgeting with a monthly trip to Aldi for the essentials. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways Travel Can Help You Get a Job

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways travel can help you get a job, 80-20ing your finances, and bundling insurance policies. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways Travel Can Help you Get a Job — By traveling, you demonstrate to potential employers that you understand global business. […]

15 Alternatives to Nagging

If everyone did what they are supposed to do, then there would be no need for prompts, reminders, nudges, or nagging. But we all have different priorities, workloads, and understandings of what we think is a normal timeline from request to deadline. If you find yourself constantly giving someone else an extra push to get things done, consider these alternatives. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save Money When Dining Out?

If you are like most people, chances are you find yourself dining out with family or friends at least a couple times each month. While it's fun to head to a restaurant to catch up with loved ones, somtimes dining out can be a bit costly. Luckily, there are ways to save when you grab a bite to eat with family or friends! How do you save money when dining out? Do you share a meal with someone? […]

18 Ways to Make Old Things Seem New

We're pretty accustomed to an economy that encourages us to buy, use, and dispose of things. Furniture, clothing, electronics — nothing really seems to LAST anymore, does it? Well, let's say that you have something you really like — maybe an heirloom armoire or a pair of shoes or an old Datsun, and you WANT that thing to last. There's nothing wrong with that. […]

7 Money Moves to Make When You Get a New Job

Whether you are trying to change positions, find work again after a layoff, or simply start your career, it's easy to jump for joy when you get a job offer and forget all about your wealth for awhile. Yet, this is a great time to think about your finances, because taking the right steps now can really accelerate your asset accumulation. […]

Best Money Tips: Negotiate for Lower Rent

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on negotiating rent, last-minute tax tips, and credit card expiration dates. Top 5 Articles Negotiate for Lower Rent and Live Large on a Small Budget — Negotiate your rent by offering to pay early and go paperless. […]

What to Do With a Junk Car

As soon as you drive off the lot in your new car, it depreciates in value by about 15%, and continues to depreciate by about 15% every year thereafter. After about 10 years, the vehicle is almost worthless, especially if you bought it used. But almost worthless isn’t completely worthless. […]