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How to Clean Your House in One Day

There’s surface cleaning — the chores that you do on a weekly basis — and then there’s deep cleaning, where you move the furniture to discover what’s hiding underneath it, sanitize the fridge, clean out the closets, and throw out all the excess clutter you’ve accumulated over the past few months. We only do a deep clean a couple times a year (that’s why spring cleaning has a name all its own), and […]

Beyond the Mouth: 14 Uses for Dental Floss

It’s a common staple in a bathroom cabinet, well-stocked purse, or occasionally the center console of a very hygienic person’s automobile. We’re talking dental floss, and while it’s not as cheap per inch as your typical household string, its uses can be almost identical. […]

Best Money Tips: Five Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on five ways to use your tax refund, moving made eas, and teaching high school kids how to manage money. Top 5 Articles Top Five Ways to Use your Tax Return — Use your tax return to start a college fund for your kids. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/19, 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: Gambling. […]

25 Things to Do With Reusable Water Bottles

While putting away dishes, cups, and other kitchen items, I noticed that I was accumulating water bottles. Some have been purchased outright, a couple were gifts, and some were acquired as a result of participating in athletic events. […]

Financial Lessons From The Hunger Games

The odds are that you've heard of Suzanne Collins's best-selling young adult dystopia series, The Hunger Games. If you haven't read the first book or seen the film (which many are predicting to be one of 2012's top-grossing movies), then beware that spoilers follow. […]

Best Money Tips: 50 Easy Ways to Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on 50 easy ways to save money, costs and benefits of the family dog, and five smart ways to spend $1,000. Top 5 Articles 50 easy ways to save money — To save money easily, learn to cook from scratch and negotiate prices whenever you can. […]

6 Strategies for Productive Carpooling

Carpooling is a cost-saving strategy that many try to make work as they navigate to and from their places of employment. While reducing your overall fuel expenses is certainly fab, carpooling also provides those who aren’t driving with two large blocks of daily downtime during the week. Follow these strategies for a more productive carpooling experience. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save at the Pump?

Filling up your car with gas is getting more and more paiful as gas prices continue to climb. Many people continue to bite the bullet and pay an arm and a leg at the pump while others are choosing to find ways to cut back on how much they spend on gas. How do you save on at the pump? Do you carpool? Make sure to keep your vehicle maintained well? […]

8 More Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

According to the IRS, the average tax refund for the 2012 filing season is $2,899. Although that amount is nearly $100 less than we received in 2011, it’s still nothing to shake a stick at. Who couldn’t use $3,000, right? […]