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Chase Freedom Visa Review: $200 Cash Back Bonus

I have been a Chase Freedom credit card holder since 2007. I use the Chase Freedom card for my day-to-day spending and always pay it off in full each month. Based on these six years as a cardholder, here are my thoughts on the card — including The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Bottom Line. […]

How to Improve Your Memory (and Even Get a Little Smarter)

My mother forgets things. Not everything of course, but a lot. She can still recall the names of her friends from high school for example, and she remembers every embarrassing thing we did as kids... but ask her what we talked about five minutes ago, and you're out of luck. What's really crazy is that I can't tell you when it happened. In fact, from my perspective, it was almost overnight. […]

Voluntary Slavery

When you think of slavery, you probably think of the brutal and violent sort of slavery, such as existed in the United States until the Civil War. But voluntary (or semi-voluntary) slavery has existed since ancient times. (See also: Wage Slave, Debt Slave) In the minds of most people, slavery is defined by violence. Slaves were taken by force, held by force and compelled to work by force. […]

Suze Orman's Approved Card Gets Mixed Reviews and Controversy

On Monday, personal finance expert Suze Orman launched her prepaid debit card, The Approved Card From Suze Orman. Suze is putting all her credibility behind this product launch. "I didn't just approve this card," said Suze. […]

Best Money Tips: Fit Fitness Into Your Schedule

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on fitting fitness into your schedule, talking your way to a better raise, and getting your finances in order for 2012. Top 5 Articles Too Busy to Exercise? How to Fit Fitness Into Your Busy Schedule — Make sure you fit working out in your schedule by making fitness appointments with yourself. […]

How to Go on a Financial Detox

You've probably heard the term "cleanse" or "detox" in reference to physical health. "Detoxification" originally referred to the process that drug addicts go through when experiencing withdrawals associated with severe addiction. […]

8 Cool Mint Tools for Managing Your Money

Mint.com allows you to view all your financial accounts (brokerage, mortgage, loans, etc.) in one place. It's a very convenient way to navigate your financial landscape and track your spending. But Mint is capable of way more than that. I recently re-discovered Mint and found some cool, convenient tools that everyone can use to better manage their money without wasting time. […]

Best Money Tips: Should You Get a Prenup?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on getting a prenup, ways to a cozier home, and how to live within your means. Top 5 Articles Should You Get a Prenup Agreement? — If you own a business, you should sign a prenup before you get married. [Cash Money Life] 11 Ways to a Cozier Home — Make your home cozier by displaying artwork. […]

The Tyranny of Stuff

My holiday wish list last year was simple — I just wanted one pound of good coffee. For all the folks who were kind enough to ask, “What would you like for Christmas?” my answer was the same — a bag of good, dark, aromatic French roast coffee. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 1/12, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Actions That Don't Save You Money. Learn about buying in bulk, signing up for store credit cards, and doing your own taxes. […]