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New Tools for the Unbanked

Until just the past few years, lack of access to the banking system has been an expensive burden on the poor. Just recently, a surge in new financial products make it a lot less expensive to be unbanked. […]

Best Money Tips: Negotiate a Gym Membership

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to negotiate a gym membership, 8 presents for dad under $20, and how to interview when you don't have experience. Top 5 Articles How to Negotiate a Gym Membership This Summer — Negotiate a lower gym membership cost by being willing to commit to a longer membership. […]

Ask The Readers: Do You Have An Emergency Fund?

Everyone goes through financial rough spots. Whether you lose your job or have an unexpected expense, sometimes you end up having to spend more money than you budgeted for. Some people are prepared for these financial rainy days while others choose to just take things as they come. Do you have an emergency fund?  Why or why not? […]

A Slacker's Video Guide on How to Tie Ties

When my husband and I celebrated our marriage with family and friends at a party this past winter, we decided to shake things up a bit and spring for self-tie bow ties that coordinated with each other’s outfits. […]

How to Get the Lowest Price on Airfare, Even After You Buy

As much as being a full-time traveler might sound glamorous, I spend a lot (I mean it! A Lot) of time researching the best way to get from A to B, and the cheapest way to book it. […]

Best Money Tips: Things Receptionists Won't Tell You

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles about things receptionists won't tell you, how to keep your A/C bill down this summer, and how to get free stuff. Top 5 Articles 10 Things Receptionists Won't Tell You — Don't expect a receptionist to tell you that it is their job not to put you through to the person you want to speak with. […]

Tips for Shopping at Estate Sales

I’m sure that as frugal shoppers, many of you enjoy thrifting and shopping at flea markets as much as I do. It is such a rush when you get a great deal on something that someone else doesn’t want, but you recognize as the treasure that it is. […]

Wise Bread's First Job Stories

From high-schoolers getting their first summer jobs to recent college graduates starting their first "career" positions, early summer is a big time for new jobs. We here at Wise Bread have told you about some of our worst jobs, but we haven't necessarily told you about our first ones — those scrappy, minimum-wage gigs where we made as many (if not more) errors than good moves. […]

Best Money Tips: Side Business Ideas You Can Start Today

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on side business ideas you can start today, money lessons every college grad needs to know, and tips to haggling your ideal mortgage. Top 5 Articles 17 Side Business Ideas You Can Start Today — Start making extra money today by becoming a personal assistant to seniors. […]

5 Great Beer Apps to Kick-Start Your Summer

The start of summer is almost here, and you know what that means — all you’re thinking about is ice-cold beer. Whether you’re at the beach, near a bar, or in your own backyard, these five apps let you sit back, relax, and sip your way to satisfaction. (See also: 21 Great Uses for Beer) 1. […]