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What You Need to Know About the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-comcasttime-warner-cabl... Former Vice Chairman of CNN explains how this mega merger will impact consumers. […]

25 Ways to Be a Better, Happier Person

We're already well into the New Year, and maybe your diets have already slipped. Your dinner plates are going from green to progressively more light brown. Your crispers are emptying as the pantries are filling. You don't need to slip back into the same old routine as the last year, though. […]

The 5 Best Elliptical Trainers

If you want to have a good cardio workout without the hassle of having to head to a gym or braving the outdoor elements, then you may find that investing in a personal exercise machine will be quite worthwhile. And if sensitive joints are a big obstacle that stands between you and proper exercise, then a good elliptical trainer may be the solution. […]

The Simple Way to Save Enough Money for Your Dream Goals

My husband is a bit of a gear-head. In addition to our two practical commuter cars, he is the proud owner of a 1976 BMW 2002 (which is euphemistically known as a "project car") and a vintage 1975 Honda 400 motorcycle (which does run). […]

Here's the Best Reason to Eat More Chocolate

Remember when we gave you 15 Reasons to Eat More Chocolate? Well, here's an additional reason to snack on cocoa for your health. Chocolate contains polyphenol compounds called "flavonoids," which are powerful antioxidants found in certain plant nutrients. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Reduce Your Water Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on reducing your water bill, cutting wedding costs when you are the guest, and keys to success. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Reduce Your Water Bill — Lower your water bill by replacing your toilet with a low flow model or watering your lawn early in the morning. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/20, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #WG2014 to participate. This week's topic: Saving on Your Weekend Getaway! Join us as we talk about saving on weekend getaway accommodations, transportation, and more. […]

Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: How Do You Stay in Contact with Family and Friends Without Breaking the Bank?

Staying connected to family and friends that live far away from you is important in maintaining your relationships with them. However, sometimes trying to keep in touch can be expensive! It is important to find frugal ways to stay connected so you don't have to spend an arm and a leg on communication costs. How do you stay connected to family and friends without breaking the bank? […]

How to Accept Criticism and Become an Awesome Person

I like to think I take criticism pretty well. Unless it comes from my husband. If he complains about my cooking, well, let's just say that we won't be sharing polite conversation over dinner. (See also: How to Stay Married for 20+ Years) The truth is that criticism is very hard for just about anyone to deal with, never mind accept it gracefully or actually, you know, learn something from it. […]

4 Secrets to Eating Great Food for Cheap While Traveling

A hungry man is an angry man. And an angry man is a miserable traveler. After airfare and accommodation, food is likely to be one of the biggest expenses when you travel. Of course it's important that you enjoy local delicacies at your destination, but there are ways to do it without breaking the bank. (See also: 25 Secrets From Frugal Frequent Travelers) 1. […]