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5 Best Credit Cards for People With Excellent Credit

If you have excellent credit, the chances are you already know it. You always pay your bills on time, and you are very unlikely to carry a balance on your credit cards. In return for your responsible nature, you are deluged with offers for more credit cards. […]

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

The short month of February is here, but don't worry — 2012 is a leap year, which means savvy consumers will have one extra day to cram in more deal-shopping! Check out our list of the best and worst things to buy in February, which we've compiled after analyzing the extensive dealnews archives full of sales, coupons, and individual products from years past. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Throw a Fun and Frugal Super Bowl Party

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to throw a fun and frugal Super Bowl Party, encouraging nutrition in your family, and naming a guardian for your kids. Top 5 Articles How to Throw a Fun & Frugal Super Bowl Party — Make your Super Bowl party a success by hitting up the Dollar Store. […]

Surprising Things That Can Kill Your Credit

When it comes to credit scores, we're all very familiar with the damage a late payment can do to your credit "worthiness." We also know that having too much debt is bad as is having no credit references at all. But surely that can't be all that affects your credit score, right? The truth is, there are several things that can tank your credit, some of which just might surprise you. […]

Budgeting for People Who Hate Planning

Although potentially life-changing, there are two things that most people hate doing — dieting and budgeting. Whether it’s weight loss or a better financial situation that you seek, neither task is easy, they’re often frustrating or boring, and it tends to take quite some time before you see significant results. […]

Best Money Tips: Cheap Ways to Feed a Family of Four

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cheap ways to feed a family of 4, moving up the corporate ladder, and reasons to use your credit card. Top 5 Articles Cheap Ways to Feed a Family of 4 — Feed your family on the cheap by preplanning your menu. […]

The Senior Resume for High School Students

As a career-services provider, I have developed resumés for high school seniors to accompany their college applications. Much of this work involved organizing innumerable details of a laundry list of activities, highlighting academic and extra-curricular achievements, and demonstrating leadership skills. Now, as the mom of a high school senior, I have a different take on the high-school resumé. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 2/2, 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 on sports. Learn about saving money on tickets to sporting events, paying for premium sports channels, and getting good deals on sporting equipment. […]

Proof That IRS Agents Are Human

The good folks at the IRS might be as human as the rest of us. Need evidence? Check out this IRS agent's response to a couple of very tired parents from San Francisco: We have reviewed your correspondence regarding the penalties that were charged based on your explanation that the 'adult brain turns to jello those first few months raising a baby', we have decided to remove all penalty charges. […]

Score! How to Host a Great Game Night

When it’s cold outside, all you want to do is stay inside. I do, at least. I hate the cold weather. I live in New York City, but I long for Los Angeles. I say bring on global warming. Al Gore and Mr. DiCaprio will just have to deal with that statement. In the winter, there are few things to do inside besides cook, clean, and watch movies. […]