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The 5 Most Successful Investors You've Never Heard Of

Can you name any outrageously successful investors besides Warren Buffett? If you can't, the rise in popularity of passively managed index funds may be the culprit. However, that doesn't mean that legendary investors have disappeared. Remember that 20% to 35% of actively managed funds still beat... […]

10 Ways to Do LA On the Cheap

It's no secret that Los Angeles is expensive. In fact, it was ranked the second-worst U.S. city for saving money. If you're living there, then rent is significantly higher than the national average, and if you're just planning a trip there, then hotels, airfare, food, and entertainment can really... […]

10 Things You Should Never Say in a Work Email

There was a time when email was not a part of your everyday work life. That time has passed. Status updates, memos, internal correspondence — almost everything comes by email now. This is the paperless office. However, with increased speed and efficiency comes a serious drawback: Everything... […]

Best Money Tips: Strategies to Simplify Your Finances

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on strategies to simplify your finances, DIY skincare products that you can eat, and backyard activities for Labor Day. Top 5 Articles 5 Strategies to Simplify Your Personal Finances — There are many... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 09/03

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Southwest Fall / Winter Nationwide Fares from $39, eBay Smartphone Labor Day Sale: Up to 87% off, $2 off any Aleve... […]

6 Cheap Ways to Get Rid of Household Pests

Have a pest problem? It’s time to take control — pest control. Commercial traps and poisons costs can add up quickly and be less than effective, and calling in the professionals can easily exceed your budget. (Note: if your infestation is totally out of control, then definitely call a... […]

7 Signs Your 401(k) is Underperforming

You've been diligently putting money away through your company's retirement plan, and are hopeful that the mutual funds in your 401(k) will accumulate enough cash for you to retire comfortably some day. But how do you know if your account is performing as well as it could? An underperforming... […]

Pets, Old Cars, and 3 Other Common Money Pits

Most of us have fallen into a money pit, or have heard horror stories from someone who has. The classic example of a money pit is a house that needs a lot of unexpected repairs. There was even a movie in 1986 called The Money Pit with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long on this very topic, a comedy about... […]

15 Fun and Frugal Labor Day Activities

So far you probably have two goals for Labor Day: 1.) Not get stuck hosting a barbeque yourself, and 2.) Somehow convince the kids that Disneyland is a bad idea. So what else can be done on the last big weekend of summer? Try these 15 leisurely ways to enjoy Labor Day. 1. A Union Parade Since... […]

The 5 Best Face Washes

We all know it’s important to wash your face twice a day, but you may not realize just how important your cleanser really is. Your cleanser can actually help improve the health and appearance of your skin, both immediately and over time. There are face washes designed specifically for each... […]