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6 Ways to Benefit From Your Credit Card

No amount of credit card reform is going to help if you don't spend the time to make your credit cards benefit you. As with many things, credit cards can be wonderful if you are disciplined, but they can also backfire and create a huge financial hole for you to dig out of. […]

Ask The Readers: Do You Have Pets?

As the "mom" of a 3 year old golden retriever and 13 year old kitty, I know firsthand that the costs associated with pet ownership can often be a huge budget drainer. Many animal lovers like myself choose to make pets part of their families despite the costs. […]

9 Items Every New Doggy Parent Should Own

Adopting your first dog (and you should be adopting!) is sort of like having a baby: You think you know what you’re doing, but you don’t. There’s a lot of trial and error in raising a canine (and a baby too, I’m sure), and some lessons are learned the hard way. After taking in two furbabies that my husband and I love endlessly — and buying […]

Military Members Can Still Utilize Homebuyer Tax Credits

Thousands of Americans took advantage of the landmark $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers that expired last fall. The first-timer credit and its companion $6,500 credit for existing homeowners helped breathe life into the slumping real estate market. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Do Less Laundry

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to do less laundry, essential money saving tips, and motivational songs to get you through your taxes. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Do Less Laundry — Cut down on the amount of laundry you do by freezing your jeans. […]

5 Reasons Why It's OK to Get a Tax Refund

Brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition — Free to prepare, Free to print, Free to efile. It’s that time of year when the mainstream media will begin chastising you for ending up with a tax refund instead of perfectly managing your prior year tax situation to avoid getting a check from Uncle Sam. […]

How to Raise Backyard Chickens

We’ve kept chickens on our small 3-acre farm for over five years. I grew up raising them, so I’m comfortable with the ins and outs of the practice. As food gets increasingly pricey, and consumers turn to organic and free-range for their egg and poultry needs, a backyard flock is becoming more popular each year. […]

How to Find Time for Home-Cooked Meals

One of the biggest money drains, especially if you have a large family, is the food required to keep everybody happy and healthy. I hear a lot of talk about how people want to make more home-cooked food, eat healthier, and quit spending so much on take-out or restaurant meals. […]

Best Money Tips: Rent Your Spare Room

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to rent your spare room, saving and spending habits to adopt today, and how to prepare for an emergency. Top 5 Articles 6-Step Guide to Renting Out a Room in Your House - Should You Do It? […]