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Best Money Tips: How to Save $1,000 in 30 Minutes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save $1,000 in 30 minutes, home maintenance tips for fall, and the best time to buy the new iPhone. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Use 30 Minutes Now to Save $1,000 Later — Raid your closet for things... […]

17 Classic Desserts We All Miss

My freezer contains some fairly fancy little ice cream cartons, with salted this and latte-amaretto that. Sometimes, though, I wish I were having dessert "like mom made" or what you might have had at a party years ago. Below are some old favorites. Flaming Things "Hey, let's light... […]

7 Fun, Frugal Vacations for People Over 30

Ibiza, Cancun, Las Vegas… you're over it. Want a more interesting and sophisticated vacation destination where you can relax or go on more meaningful adventures? Here are seven cheap vacation destinations for the over-30 crowd. Domestic Travel close to home and you're never too far away... […]

10 Ways Bonds Can Hurt Your Portfolio

Bonds and bond funds can be an integral part of most portfolios. Not only can they can bring some stability to help guard against big losses, but in some cases they can also generate a healthy return. But bonds can also be a drag on your portfolio if you're not thoughtful about what you're buying.... […]

How Much Engagement Ring Can You Actually Afford?

Shopping for and purchasing an engagement ring is one of the most important decisions a young couple can make. It can be easy to get carried away with the ring, but it's important to remember that the wedding, honeymoon, and first year of marriage will also be very expensive. Fortunately, we've... […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your American Express Membership Rewards Points

After years of hearing friends rave about their American Express cards, I recently decided to sample the privileges of membership myself. One of my goals was to acquire a credit card with an embedded microchip and no foreign transaction fees for an upcoming vacation – and AmEx’s Premier... […]

Best Credit Cards for Office Supply Purchases

You don’t need to be a small business owner to make runs to the office supply store. Households and small businesses alike have needs for basic supplies, not to mention students doing their yearly back to school shopping. See also: Best Credit Cards for Back to School Shopping Although most... […]

Best Money Tips: 31 Brilliant Ways to Use Dish Soap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on brilliant uses for dish soap, financial habits worth picking up, and ways to shop without spending any money. Top 5 Articles 31 Brilliant Uses For Dawn Dish Soap — Stop creaky doors once and for all! Just... […]

8 Easy Ways to Keep Your Family Organized

Feeling frazzled? Me too! September means back to school and back to life without sunny summer vacations. Whether your kids are getting into their new routines or you could simply use more organization, we've found some great solutions for even the most chaotic homes. (See also: 6 Apps Every Dad... […]

4 Ways Chip Credit Cards Make Life Easier

We should have seen it coming. While U.S. credit and debit card users started getting notices about the switch to chip-and-PIN as early as 2014, users in other countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, and Germany, have already been using chip technology for several years. This technology has proven... […]