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Repurpose Towel Rods for Cheap, Beautiful Storage

Whether you pick them up while shopping at Ikea or head to Home Depot so you can shop for potting soil at the same time, towel rods have tremendous potential when it comes to home decorating and organization. Here are just a few of the ways you can put them to use. […]

Best Deals for Monday 06/03

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20 Cheap, Delicious, and Healthy Black Bean Recipes

Black beans are my favorite food. They’re cheap and can be used for a variety of dishes, but more importantly? They’re nutritious. They provide special support for the digestive tract (even better than lentils or chickpeas). In fact, lowered cancer risk is associated with black bean intake. They also can regulate blood sugar and improve cardiovascular health. […]

Best Money Tips: Packing Light and Avoiding Baggage Fees

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on packing light and avoiding baggage fees, meaningful wedding gifts, and using Twitter to land a job. Top 5 Articles 6 Tips for Packing Light and Avoiding Baggage Fees — To pack light and avoid baggage fees, pare down the size of your grooming supplies. […]

How a Big Family Survives in a Home With One Bathroom

Growing up in an old farmhouse, I shared a single, tiny bathroom with my mother, father, and sister. It was actually a converted closet between two bedrooms. You had to wake someone up to use it in the middle of the night. […]

How to Compare Medicare Part D Plans: A Beginner’s Guide

Prescription drug coverage can sometimes feel overwhelming. I know — I recently navigated an authorization process for my teenage son’s acne medication that took several phone calls and 10 days to complete. […]

5 Best Online Brokerages

Starting to invest is scary enough. Having to choose an online brokerage firm adds to the complexity of launching your investment portfolio. You could choose a full-service brokerage to hold your hand. Individual transaction fees are steep, though, making this unaffordable for the investor building a portfolio through monthly contributions. […]

Best Money Tips: Cheap Summer Activities for Families

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on cheap summer activities for families, teaching kids about money, and making the most of your time. Top 5 Articles 10 Cheap Summer Activities for Families — Having a neighborhood block party or taking free tours are just a couple cheap summer activities for families. […]

Training Your Dog: 9 Hazardous Habits (and How to Break Them)

About six months after we moved in together, my husband started dropping hints that he wanted a dog. I was opposed to the idea because I didn’t want my social schedule to be interrupted by the responsibility of having to walk and feed the dog constantly, but more importantly, I didn’t want the creature ruining my stuff with all its disgusting doggy habits. […]