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What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in March

Right now, it may not feel like spring is approaching; many of us still have snow on our lawns and extra blankets on the bed. But, in a few months we'll be unpacking the shorts and light jackets, and getting ready to tune up the lawn mower. As always, stores are way ahead of consumers when it comes to stocking the shelves. […]

10 Ways to Boost Your Take-Home Pay

When you look at the paycheck you get every other Friday, are you dissatisfied? Do you wish it could be higher? If you've answered "yes" to either of these questions, take heart! The following 10 strategies you can do now will increase your take-home pay. They all require different levels of effort, and each come with different levels of payoff. (See also: 25 Ways to Make Money Today) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Inexpensive, Short Vacations for Parents

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on inexpensive, short vacations for parents, money rules of thumb to live by, and foods you should and shouldn't buy organic. Top 5 Articles Wanna Get Away? 13 Inexpensive, Short Vacations for Parents — Need a short getaway without the kids? Try booking a room at a fancy hotel in town. […]

8 Simple Ways to Clear Your Mind

There are days where you can't seem to free your mind from all your woes. Figuring out how to unravel a busy mind can create an even bigger challenge. The brain is an amazing thing, and sometimes simply tricking it into thinking it is serene and clear is the only way to unwind and recharge. […]

The Citi Diamond Preferred Card: 0% Interest With Benefits

The credit card market is often divided into two segments. First, there are the no-frills cards that are used by those who have credit card debt and need the lowest interest rates. […]

5 Things 30-Year-Olds Don’t Have Enough Of

As humans, we tend to set up milestones for ourselves. It's fairly common to take stock at the end of each decade of life, and figure out what we need to do differently. One of those major milestones seems to be the age 30. At age 30, you are assumed to be moving forward with life. You're firmly in the adult world, but you might still be making the mistakes of post-adolescence. […]

Best Money Tips: Things Teens Should Do With Their Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on things teens should do with their money, keeping your receipts in order, and planning for a new financial paradigm. Top 5 Articles 5 Things Teens Should Do With Their Money — Encourage your teen to save and invest his or her money. […]

Why Is the Cell Phone Industry So Screwed Up?

Cell phone bills are on the rise. Again. Oh, you broke your phone and didn’t have insurance on it? That’ll be $500+ to replace it. Or you can terminate your contract early. For $175. What’s wrong with the cell phone industry? Why does it seem that customers are getting the raw end of the deal and nobody is stepping forward to fix it? Why, exactly, is the cell phone industry so screwed up? […]

The 5 Best Sewing Machines

There are a number of reasons why someone would be interested in owning a sewing machine at home. Perhaps you're a serious sewer who has been stitching your own clothes and fabrics for years, maybe you're a curious amateur who is interested in do-it-yourself design projects, or maybe you just want to save money on tailoring costs. […]

What to Do If You're Hit With a Huge Medical Bill

Maybe you've had an emergency come up or you had a necessary but costly procedure, and you're pressed to pay your medical bills. Don't ignore them (trust me, I've seen some horrid credit scores due to unpaid medical bills), but also don't panic. […]