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Surprising Items That Criminal Recyclers Are After

Tough economic times can breed innovation. For some, innovation comes in the form of novel sources of work. For others, it comes in the form of novel theft. The booming industry of criminal recycling is an example of the latter. […]

5 Things Our Realtor Told Us That Weren't True

I wanted to share this post because if this happened to me, it is undoubtedly happening to thousands of other Americans who are being "represented" by realtors. Let me start with a quick background. Our realtor was a friend, sort of — he is the husband of my wife's friend. He helped us out with a sale years ago. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money After Your Baby is Born

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save after your baby is born, how to teach kids about money, and places to buy cheap travel supplies. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Save Money After Your Baby is Born — Save money after your baby is born by taking advantage of new parent coupons. […]

More Sales Insanity, This Time From Walmart

Sometimes this world really makes me wonder how even the smallest things got so weird and screwed up. I had already written about my adventure at Hobby Lobby. In this case, I was buying a movie set from Walmart. It was recently my birthday, and my folks back in England sent me some money to buy myself something nice. […]

10 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Use Vinegar

What comes to mind when you think of Easter? Baskets, probably. Or perhaps the Resurrection. Maybe even cute little bunnies. Not for me. I think of vinegar, much more so than any other time of year. […]

What to Know When Renting a Moving Truck

As you might have inferred from my post about thanking friends who help you move, I recently made a move myself, driving from the East Coast to the West Coast over the course of eight days. […]

5 Affordable, Eco-Friendly Easter Ideas

Looking for ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Easter this year? Easter ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s finding ones that won’t wreak havoc on the environment that’s the problem. […]

Best Money Tips: Improve Your Conversation Skills

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to improve your conversation skills, how a shutdown can hurt you, and 5 tax rip-offs. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Improve Your Conversation Skills — Improve your conversation skills by noticing details. […]

Making Progress: The Missing Link Between Management and Employees

I'm always looking for what motivates people to do good work, because I think that it can make us all happier in the workplace. A recent Harvard Business Review worker-motivation survey came up with some great insights. The study asked 600 managers from varying industries what they thought motivated their workers the most. […]