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15 Times When You Really Should Bring a Gift

Gift giving can be awkward and the etiquette tricky to navigate. Close friends and family who are possibly gift-worthy don't tend to ask for gifts outright on the invite, and many times, you don't want to ask if you need to bring a gift, either! (See also: 9 Gifts to Give to the Neighbor You... […]

Best Money Tips: Surprising Things You Can Rent

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on surprising things you can rent, tricking your brain and building wealth, and strategies to retire early. Top 5 Articles 11 Surprising Things You Can Rent — Did you know you can rent Legos and Christmas... […]

7 Things That Make You Look Cheap Without Actually Saving Much Money

There is a huge difference between being frugal, and being cheap. But sometimes, the line gets blurred, and you can damage your good reputation without even saving any money. (See also: Are You Frugal or Cheap?) Here are seven things that can make you look cheap, and they won't even help you save... […]

7 Things That Make You Look Cheap Without Actually Saving Much Money

There is a huge difference between being frugal, and being cheap. But sometimes, the line gets blurred, and you can damage your good reputation without even saving any money. (See also: Are You Frugal or Cheap?) Here are seven things that can make you look cheap, and they won't even help you save... […]

The Easy Way to Set an Allowance That Won't Ruin Your Kid

Like many kids, when I was young, my parents gave me an allowance each week. Even as an adult, I continue to cut myself a break in our budget for a monthly amount that's just mine to spend however I like. But how much is enough for kids? And what should the rules surrounding cash be so that they... […]

The Easy Way to Set an Allowance That Won't Ruin Your Kid

Like many kids, when I was young, my parents gave me an allowance each week. Even as an adult, I continue to cut myself a break in our budget for a monthly amount that's just mine to spend however I like. But how much is enough for kids? And what should the rules surrounding cash be so that they... […]

6 Nervous Tics You Need to Stop Right Now

Sure, you're nervous. It's an interview, or a first date, or maybe just a party where you're meeting new people. It's normal to feel some stress and anxiety. (See also: How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Try Something New) What's not normal, though, is to act in ways that annoy the people... […]

6 Nervous Tics You Need to Stop Right Now

Sure, you're nervous. It's an interview, or a first date, or maybe just a party where you're meeting new people. It's normal to feel some stress and anxiety. (See also: How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Try Something New) What's not normal, though, is to act in ways that annoy the people... […]

5 Money Lessons People Learn at Their First Job

Your first job teaches a lot of important lessons. For example, you learn how to be punctual, how to get along with others, and how to develop a thick skin. But these aren't the only lessons you learn. A first job teaches several lessons specifically devoted to money, too. (See also: 7 Lessons... […]

5 Money Lessons People Learn at Their First Job

Your first job teaches a lot of important lessons. For example, you learn how to be punctual, how to get along with others, and how to develop a thick skin. But these aren't the only lessons you learn. A first job teaches several lessons specifically devoted to money, too. (See also: 7 Lessons... […]