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These Secrets of Amazon's Pricing Strategy Will Help You Find the Best Buys

It can be easy for Amazon customers to assume they're always getting the best price. As a matter of fact, that's exactly what the marketing geniuses at Amazon want you to do. They don't want you to compare prices with Walmart; instead they want you to perceive them as always having the lowest... […]

When It Makes Sense to Apply for a Mortgage Loan Without Your Spouse

You and your spouse or partner are ready to apply for a mortgage loan. It makes sense to apply for the loan jointly, right? That way, your lender can use your combined incomes when determining how much mortgage money it can lend you. Surprisingly, this isn't always the right approach. If the... […]

Best Deals for Friday 05/22

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today JCPenney in-store coupon: $10 off w/ $10 or more, Best Buy Memorial Day Sale: Up to $500 off, $1 off any 2 Silk... […]

7 Ways to Help Protect Your Financial Future From Unexpected Medical Expenses

In life, anything can happen. Injuries and illnesses cannot always be prevented. But there are things you can do now to help protect your financial future from unexpected medical expenses, and keep yourself happy and healthy in the process. 1. Start a Medical Emergency Fund The time to set money... […]

Best Money Tips: Hacks to Speed Up Your Browser

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on hacks to speed up your browser, simple ways to build a life you enjoy, and how to become more confident. Top 5 Articles 10 Hacks to Speed Up Your Browser — Many websites have moved away from Adobe Flash;... […]

10 Tricks to Get You Drinking More Water

As we head into the summer months, hydration becomes a huge issue. In fact, up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, getting fewer than the recommended 8 to 10 cups per day. Are you one of them? If so, here are some simple ways to ensure you drink more H2O on the regular. 1. Drink First... […]

How One Inventor Turned a Spring Break Idea Into a Six-Figure Business

Rob Ianelli reached down to crack open a beer with his shoe. It was 2006 and the 19-year-old American University student was on spring break in Mexico throwing back a few cold ones with his friends. He was wearing a trendy new line of beer bottle-opening sandals made by the surf brand Reef. In his... […]

How to Score Free Rides on Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar

The story of Blake Jareds acts as both travel hack inspiration and a cautionary tale. Last year, the Long Island native was able to rack up $50,000 in Uber credit via referral codes, but that reward was reduced to $500 when Uber took notice of his exorbitant earnings. However, the way he went about... […]

5 Essential Things Women Should Know About Investing

When it comes to investment decision-making, women wield greater economic power than ever before. They now comprise nearly half the workforce and half of all household breadwinners — but their financial literacy levels still trail. Here are five important ways women are still behind —... […]

5 Times You Should Avoid Confronting a Coworker

Even though many of us work in a so-called "professional environment," conflicts in the workplace are inevitable. You're with these people 40 hours a week (sometimes longer), and it's only a matter of time before a coworker rubs you the wrong way. Back-stabbing, a bad attitude, or a rude... […]