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5 Emergency Situations You Must Prepare For (and 5 You Can Ignore)

"Prepping" is a term that defines the process of getting ready for a catastrophic event. While the word used to have a negative connotation, reserved for folks who take preparation to an extreme, many more everyday people today are using a common sense approach to mitigate damages from a variety of tragic events. […]

Learn to Love Cooking (and Save!) With These 11 Kitchen Tricks

Those takeout pizzas, lunches at the cafe, and weekend dim sum splurges really add up. It's true — one of the best ways to lower your overall monthly budget is to cook most meals at home. An added benefit? It's also better for your waistline and general health. If putting the pan on the stove gives you shivers, however, you have some work to do. […]

Best Money Tips: Secrets of Successful Side-Hustlers

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on secrets of successful side-hustlers, tips for new taxpayers, and hacks to help keep your resolutions. Top 5 Articles 5 Secrets of Successful Side-Hustlers — Successful side-hustlers master their money and learn to pitch themselves. […]

Save $70,000 (or More!) With 4 Simple Credit Score Boosts

Do you dream of having a home to call your very own one day? If you're like most people, the answer is a resounding, "YES!" If you do, you're likely to run into a pretty significant challenge: You probably don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars in your bank account to buy a home with cash. […]

The 5 Best Generators

Electricity powers most, if not all, of our important daily necessities and has become an essential resource sustaining our lifestyles, which is why when the power goes out, it can be quite distressing. Fortunately, a solution can be found in the form of an electric generator, which can help keep the power flowing in the event of a power blackout. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Have a Gym Membership?

Gym memberships are especially popular in the winter, what with exercise-related resolutions and cold weather that's less than great for outdoor activities. As such, you probably won't get the best deal at this time, but access to a gym's facilities and personal trainers is still worth the cost for many people. Do you have a gym membership? Is it a worthwhile expense for you? Why or why not? […]

15 Packing Secrets From a Professional Traveler

I have been living out of my luggage since 2007 — literally. I sold everything I owned to travel the world with one checked bag in tow. And when I get a chance to leave the big bag behind, I travel for months on end with carry-on luggage only. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Kickstart Your Inner Cheapskate

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on kickstarting your inner cheapskate, maximizing charity donations, and why you didn't get a promotion. Top 5 Articles 26 Ways To Kickstart Your Inner Cheapskate — To kickstart your inner cheapskate, learn things online and give up junk food. […]

10 Ways to Increase Your Willpower and Be More Successful

Now that the holidays are over, many of us are setting our sights on self-improvement goals. Whether your goal involves fitness, career advancement, or just clearing off your desk by Tax Day, you'll need one thing to reach it: willpower. (See also: 9 Ways to Maintain Motivation) In fact, willpower may be the most important attribute that determines our success in life. […]

Why Our Brains Want to Buy New Stuff, Even When We Don't Need It

Ask anyone why they want new things, and you'll get almost the same answer from each of them: It will make their lives better. Or at least, that's what they believe. It's not a new concept, and we're all aware of it, but that doesn't stop us from either buying impulsively or fighting the desire to buy new things. […]