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Running the Numbers: Living on One Salary

Whether you’re a single or stay-at-home parent or have a disabled or unemployed spouse, there’s something you likely have in common — your family is living on a single income. In a day and age where statistics show the number of working couples on the rise (not to mention inflation in terms of the cost of living), the notion of forgoing one spouse’s income sounds preposterous. […]

Best Money Tips: Saving Money on Childcare

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money on childcare, mistakes new college graduates should avoid, and saving at the movie theater. Top 5 Articles Tips for Saving Money on Childcare — To save money on childcare, join a babysitting coop or barter your skills for a couple hours of childcare. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/5, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Saving Money During the Summer! Share tips on using deal sites, saving on utilities, and how to get a frugal summer wardrobe! […]

Happy (Financial) Independence Day

Today, let’s take a vow to be financially independent. I’m posting this on the Fourth of July — Independence Day here in the United States — but this works any day. Whether you need to work to become financially independent or just want to maintain the independence you’ve already gained, today, let's set some goals. […]

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July 2012

The dealnews staff published more than 6,000 deals last July, which we've analyzed so that we can offer our readers a bit of advice while planning purchases this month. And it's a particularly important month to do so, since a number of sales will appear to be better than they are. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways Travelers Save on Trips

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on ways travelers save on trips, getting paid what you are worth, and ways to save money on your electric bill. Top 5 Articles 8 Frugal Ways Travelers Save On Trips — To save on trips, keep an eye out for fare alerts. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Use eBay?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to lady, Francesca, and Therese for winning this week's contest! Everyone has heard of eBay and most people have either participated in eBay's online auctions by either bidding or posting an item for auction. […]

The Slow Bleed: Plugging Your Financial Leaks

Financial woes can come quickly from big events like a foreclosure, loss of a job, or health problems. These misfortunes, though painful, make a certain amount of sense. Clearly A caused B and led to C — however just or unjust A, B, or C may seem. But at other times, our finances suffer death by a thousand cuts. Harder to pinpoint, we can’t make ends meet or get ahead. […]

Create Your First Shared Budget Without Blowing Up Your Relationship

Sharing is hard. When I was growing up, my parents would often only buy a single toy for me and my two brothers. That forced us to do something that we found very difficult — share. In my early 20's, my wife and I got married, and I was quickly thankful that my parents forced my brothers and I to share, because marriage involves a lot of sharing. Sharing doesn't come naturally. […]

Best Money Tips: Fun and Festive Fourth of July Treats

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on Fourth of July treats, creating new routines, and tips for eating healthy on a budget. Top 5 Articles 5 Fun and Festive Fourth of July Treats — This Fourth of July, make a flag cookie pizza or Fourth of July strawberries. […]