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Try These 6 Money-Saving Challenges Now

Do you have a major goal to spend less or save more in 2016? I'm sure many of us do. But if you're anything like me, you need a challenge to get the motivation going. Frank L. Smoll, Ph.D., writing in Psychology Today explains that effective goal-setting in sports is all about the ABCs: A: The... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Recover From Big Financial Mistakes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to recover from major financial mistakes, how to afford an amazing trip this year, and home and auto maintenance tasks that people often forget. Top 5 Articles Don't Panic! You CAN Recover From These 5 Major Financial Mistakes... […]

Flashback Friday: Wise Bread's 88 Best Food Hacks Ever

Food is something all humans need to survive. And since we've evolved into a stressed out, overworked race of eaters, we need our food prep to be as easy and painless as possible. That's why we're all so obsessed with food hacks. Wait, I've been eating apples all wrong my entire life? Cupcakes can... […]

How to Enjoy Disney World on the Cheap

Since we live in New York, my four-year-old daughter hasn't yet confronted us with the mighty D-word. That's right: Disney. However, as she's getting older, we've been seriously contemplating a trek. But the price tag can be a bit intimidating. Think you can't afford a Disney World vacation? Think... […]

5 Downsides of a Reverse Mortgage

A Home Equity Conversion Reverse Mortgage (HECM), more commonly known as a reverse mortgage, is often used as a means of income for retirees. For those age 62 or older, these loans can provide guaranteed income during retirement (See also: 6 Ways to Guarantee Income in Retirement). Though there... […]

Avoid These 7 Things When Living With Roommates

Until very recently, I've never lived alone. I went from my parents' house to a college dorm room to a fraternity house to various apartments, to a condo of my own — all of which were occupied by at least one other person. Considering that I'm OCD about everything — which is perhaps why... […]

Best Money Tips: Simple Living Tips From the Amish

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found simple living tips from the Amish, where to get ridiculously cheap flights to Europe, and things that’ll cost more in 2016. Top 5 Articles 10 Simple Living Tips from the Amish — The Amish have a small wardrobe consisting... […]

5 Times It's Okay to Close a Credit Card

Conventional wisdom says that you should never close a credit card account unless you have an overwhelmingly pressing reason to do so. It's true that closing an account can hurt your credit. If you close an old account, it can shorten your credit history, which can then lower your overall credit... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 01/16

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Gap: Up to 75% off, Walmart: Up to 30% off Select Graco Baby Gear, 2-in-1 Folding Upright & Recumbent Bike for... […]

Can Tiny House Living Actually Save You Money?

The hottest housing trend out there right now is the tiny home. No doubt, you've heard of it. From mini barns to micro-apartments, whole communities of folks living large in small spaces are sprouting up everywhere. But can tiny house living actually save you money? Read on for our roundup of the... […]