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Best Money Tips: Things You Shouldn't Pay For

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on things you shouldn't pay for, ways to get out of debt, and last minute summer staycation ideas. Top 5 Articles 9 Things You Need to Stop Paying For — Don't pay for water or books. [SavvySugar] 10 Ways to Get Out of Debt — Get out of debt by cutting out major unnecessary expenditures. […]

Shhhhh: How to Block Out Noise

As I’m writing this, the apartment to my left is having its kitchen smashed out with a sledgehammer, the apartment across from me has power tools running with the door open, and in the hallway, a couple of chatty fellows are spraying the ceiling down with something — pssst, pssst, pssst, talk, talk, talk. I am the last tenant on the fourth floor of an apartment building that is being completely re […]

How to Make Your Own Power

Have you ever wondered how to power your home, small electronics, or a generator using natural resources? I know I have. Countless times I've forgotten to charge my cell phone and wished I had a solar powered source to trickle-charge it throughout the day. While riding my bike I've pondered how to harness my own pedal-power and charge a laptop, especially when I'm no where near an outlet. […]

Best Money Tips: Alternatives to Classic Wedding Registries

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on alternatives to classic wedding registries, what the S&P debt ratings mean for the U.S., and how to stay cool on a hot summer day. Top 5 Articles 5 Alternatives to Classic Wedding Registries — Instead of opting for a classic wedding registry, consider going for a honeymoon registry. […]

Homemade Lotion Recipes

Have you ever looked at the ingredient label on your face or body lotion? Most brands of lotions contain parabens, alcohols, and other ingredients that may be harmful to your skin. (There’s a reason to avoid parabens in particular — they may be hormone disruptors.) Sadly, even my Kiss My Face lotion, which I bought because it is paraben-free, has over 40 ingredients in it. […]

Save on Car Maintenance With These 5 DIY Tips

You may wonder if you're being taken for a ride every time you fork over a wad of cash for a car maintenance procedure that only took the mechanic two minutes. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Your Resume Rock

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to make your resume rock, what to do when you need emergency cash, and ways to eat at home and beat the summer heat. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Make Your Resume Rock -- Make your resume rock by avoiding repetition. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 8/11, 12pm Pacific for Chance to Win $200

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win $200 in prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: retirement planning. You're never too young to start saving for retirement. We'll talk about planning for retirement, making a retirement budget, and employer matching. […]

5 Effective Sleep Tips You Haven't Tried Yet

This post is sponsored by Tempur-Pedic because we think you deserve to get your best night’s sleep every night. I hate the person I become when I don’t get enough sleep. […]

Ask The Readers: Do You Have a Financial Advisor?

When it comes to managing your finances, sometimes it can be a daunting task. Many people choose to manage their finances on their own. However, there are some people who hire a financial advisor to help them manage their money. Do you have a financial advisor? […]