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LCD vs. Plasma: What's the Better Value?

LCD TVs have become the format of choice for flat-screen TV buyers. However, despite their market dominance, LCDs have yet to give plasma TVs their final death blow. And that's a good thing, because when it comes to pricing (specifically on 50" 1080p sets), plasma TVs trounce their LCD competitors. In fact, in the past year, not once has a 52" LED-backlit LCD sold for less than a 50" plasma. […]

Organizing Your Financial Paperwork

Keeping your finances organized may be easier than you think. Even if you hate organizing or are short on time, you can still stay on top of your paperwork by setting up a simple system. The best system reduces the amount of clutter coming in your front door and makes it easy to prioritize and deal with the remainder. […]

Cooking Without Electricity: Hurricane Preparedness With Style

Getting ready for post-hurricane power outages and other emergencies can get overwhelming. Gas in the vehicle, propane for the grill, emergency water, and storm shutters seem to get all the air time. When it comes to stocking the pantry and cooler, most people head to Costco to pick up a case of sandwich crackers. […]

Best Money Tips: Money Saving Tips For Parents

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on money saving tips for parents, negotiating the raise you deserve, and alternative college housing options. Top 5 Articles 12 Money Saving Tips For Parents — If you are a parent, save money by not buying every new toy your child wants. […]

Dorm Room Essentials

Well, the time has finally arrived — you’re packing for college. Freedom, adventure, shenanigans, and (hopefully) a crap-ton of learning and growing await you during these next four years. So, what are you taking with you? Don't say "my blanky." What you pack for college depends a great deal on where you are going for college. […]

8 Little Luxuries That Go a Long Way

It’s not always easy being thrifty. For me, it means not indulging my purse obsession as much as I’d like, forgoing the pricey bottles of wine, and decorating my house with thrift-store finds. I usually don’t mind, but sometimes, a little encouragement is in order. […]

Wardrobe Staples Every Man Should Own

Only in recent years have a majority of modern men become conscious of how they dress. Thanks to smoldering, handsome male celebs that guys-next-door quietly idolize and want to emulate, fashion-forward men — or metrosexuals — are more aware of what they’re wearing when they step out and how others perceive their various looks. They say that clothes make the man. It’s true — to an extent. […]

Best Money Tips: Deadly Credit Card Sins

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on credit card sins, how to make an unbeatable resume, and tips for debt management. Top 5 Articles The 7 Deadly Credit Card Sins — Don't commit the credit card sin of applying for too many credit cards at once. [Credit Karma Blog] Want an Unbeatable Resume? […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 8/25, 12pm Pacific for 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: How to save on back-to-school shopping. Learn about comparison shopping, how to buy only what you need, and setting a shopping budget. […]

New Ways to Listen to Music for Free or Cheap

It seems like everyone has an iPod or a cell phone with mp3 capabilities now. But paying for music stinks, and every week seems to bring a new favorite song, so why keep paying just to fill your iTunes with thousands of songs you don't listen to? I don't consider myself a music junkie, and even I have about 100 hours worth of music on my computer. […]