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The 7 Best Affordable Cities to Start a Family

Looking to start a family? Many major metro areas can be tough choices, given their high cost of living, crime statistics, and public school quality. So, we've dug a little deeper to uncover seven U.S. metro areas that offer the best environments for starting a family. 1. Virginia Beach,... […]

6 Old Things in Your House That Have Serious Re-Sale Value

It's spring cleaning season. But before you toss your old stuff on the curb or schlep it to the donation center, consider selling it for extra cash. These days, there are a number of places you can sell your things online and in-person, and all it takes is some time and effort. You'd be surprised... […]

6 Unexpected Benefits of Secured Credit Cards

"Nobody knows you when you're down and out," goes a famous blues song. And when your credit score is bad — really bad — you'll definitely be singing the blues whenever you're trying to find financing options. (See also: How to Get a Credit Card When You Have Bad... […]

Dishwasher Smells Bad? Here's How to Fix It

Reeking dishwashers are the worst. Trust me — I lived in a small apartment with one that emanated a disgusting smell for months. When it gets bad enough, you feel embarrassed to have people over and you don't even want to be there yourself. Fortunately, you don't have to live with a smelly... […]

Best Money Tips: Make Money With a Fitness Tracker

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to earn money with your fitness tracker, saving time in the kitchen by being lazy, and what you need to know if you're selling your house. Top 5 Articles Fitbit profit? Seven ways to earn money with your... […]

10 Magic Words to Say to Get the Best New Car Price

Most of us still go to a car dealership when we want a new vehicle. And most of us dread the experience. The problem is, you and the dealership are two parties on opposite ends of the spectrum. You want a great car for as little money as possible. They want to sell you the same car for as much as... […]

Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Mother's Day This Year?

Mother's Day is coming up! Here's another holiday where we are encouraged to go all out for our loved ones when, usually, some thought and care is all we need. (But, you know, a fancy dinner is OK too if your mom is into that.) How will you celebrate Mother's Day this year? Will you try to keep it... […]

4 Ways to Stop Your Spouse From Overspending

Spouses aren't always honest with each other when it comes to money. A study released earlier this year by CreditCards.com found that nearly one in five U.S. consumers have hidden purchases of $500 or more from their live-in partners or spouses. The same study found that nearly 7.2 million people... […]

How to Start Saving for Retirement at 40+

Perhaps you missed the memo urging you to start saving for retirement in your 20s or 30s. Or, if your situation is anything like mine, you started a family early or didn't find your passion in life until you were in your 30s. Fortunately, it's not too late to start saving for retirement, because... […]

4 Ways to Fund Your New Business Without Borrowing a Dime

Becoming a small business owner or freelancer is a great way to regain control of your schedule while having limitless potential for income and locational flexibility. The only problem is that starting a new business venture usually comes with a big price tag. It may be difficult to fund a new... […]