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The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

April is here, and if you're stuck indoors waiting out showers that will bring May flowers, consider it a blessing: You'll have an excuse to devote more time to shopping around for deals! In an effort to guide you toward savvy purchases, we dug through the dealnews archives from years past to see what goods are, well, good to buy in April, and what you should hold off on. […]

How to Be a More Positive Person

I come from a family of borne curmudgeons. When the wind kicked up, my dad would proclaim it had been brought in to ruin his carefully coifed side part. My mom often tempers good news with something like, “Well, it’s better than a kick in the head.” How’s that for positive? As you might imagine, I am, by my very nature, prone to pessimism. […]

Best Money Tips: Factors to Consider Before Becoming a Pet Owner

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on factors to consider before becoming a pet owner, losing weight frugally, and saving on auto insurance. Top 5 Articles 7 Factors to Consider Before Becoming a Pet Owner — Before you become a pet owner, be sure to take into account the cost of petcare. […]

How to Use a Computer More Efficiently

Many of us spend hours in front of our computers, pushing around the mouse and pecking at the keyboard. It may seem like there’s no way to reduce the amount of time we spend here, but just by doing a few things a little faster, you really can be more efficient. […]

SpringCoin to Pay Off $500 Debt for One Lucky Wise Bread Reader

SpringCoin (formerly known as DebtEye during beta) is an online debt relief coaching service that helps you get out of debt quickly. Founded by three certified credit counselors, SpringCoin has received many positive reviews. […]

One Recipe, Lots of Food: 10 Great Main Dish Casseroles

There was a time when the word "casserole" mostly made me think of less-than-appetizing options, like the dreaded tuna-noodle. But over the years, I have learned to love casseroles — they are easy to make, are often inexpensive, are simple to put together, and provide lots of delicious leftovers perfect for fridge or freezer. […]

Best Money Tips: Use Your Social Media Profiles to Find a Job

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on using social media to find a job, saving money on a rental car, and what to buy in thrift stores. Top 5 Articles How to Use Your Social Media Profiles to Find a Job — Make sure you use privacy settings on Facebook to control who can see your profile. […]

Playing the Lottery Is a Bad Gamble

Whenever a big lottery payout is available, it seems like everyone you talk to is suddenly fantasizing about what they'll do with the money and wants to tell you about it. […]

Security Breach Puts 50,000 Credit Card Holders at Risk

A security breach at Global Payments Inc., a third-party U.S. based processor, may have compromised 50,000 Visa and MasterCard cardholder accounts. According to ZDNet, both Visa and MasterCard have sent out non-public alerts to banks notifying them of the breach. Krebs on Security reported that the breach was first detected by Global Payments in early March. […]

Are Groupon Getaways a Good Idea?

I just returned from a mini-vacay, compliments of a voucher I bought on a daily deal site similar to Groupon. I’ll admit to having let at least one of their local deals expire after purchase, so I was determined to get the biggest bang for my buck on the hotel deal. […]