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18 Ways to Make Old Things Seem New

We're pretty accustomed to an economy that encourages us to buy, use, and dispose of things. Furniture, clothing, electronics — nothing really seems to LAST anymore, does it? Well, let's say that you have something you really like — maybe an heirloom armoire or a pair of shoes or an old Datsun, and you WANT that thing to last. There's nothing wrong with that. […]

7 Money Moves to Make When You Get a New Job

Whether you are trying to change positions, find work again after a layoff, or simply start your career, it's easy to jump for joy when you get a job offer and forget all about your wealth for awhile. Yet, this is a great time to think about your finances, because taking the right steps now can really accelerate your asset accumulation. […]

Best Money Tips: Negotiate for Lower Rent

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on negotiating rent, last-minute tax tips, and credit card expiration dates. Top 5 Articles Negotiate for Lower Rent and Live Large on a Small Budget — Negotiate your rent by offering to pay early and go paperless. […]

What to Do With a Junk Car

As soon as you drive off the lot in your new car, it depreciates in value by about 15%, and continues to depreciate by about 15% every year thereafter. After about 10 years, the vehicle is almost worthless, especially if you bought it used. But almost worthless isn’t completely worthless. […]

25 Tasty and Cheap Lentil Recipes

One of the items on my list of cheap weight loss foods, lentils take up a fair amount of space in my pantry. While I’ve been collecting them for some time now, I’m still always on the lookout for new lentil recipes to add to our family repertoire.  Here are twenty-five tasty and cheap lentil recipes to get your creative juices flowing. […]

Great Summer Jobs for Kids and Adults

The lazy days of summer may not be here yet, but for many kids and adults, now is the time to start thinking about a summer job. There are summer jobs for children of all ages, and some new opportunities for earning income as an adult become available during the summer months, too. Here are some ideas to get you started. […]

Best Money Tips: Smart Splurges for Your Car

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on smart splurges for your car, keeping your pet away from the vet, and passive and extra income ideas. Top 5 Articles 8 Smart Splurges for Your Car — Spending some extra money on a navigation system for your car might be a smart splurge for you! […]

How to Allocate Your Cash When You Are Broke

There are many reasons why you might have a serious lack of cash, and it can seem impossible to budget the little bit of money you have on hand. Of course, the obvious question is "How did I get in this mess in the first place?" and the answer is usually due to a lack of smart budgeting. […]

Welcome Rudy Maxa's World Listeners! See More Travel Rewards Tips From Jason

This Saturday our travel rewards expert Jason Steele will be featured on the Rudy Maxa's World, the number one travel radio show in America. To listen live online, go to this link on Saturday at approximately 10:15 AM Eastern. Jason will be sharing his story of how he earned $4,000 worth of frequent flier miles and redeemed them to bring fresh water and bicycles to needy villages in Africa. […]

What Is Your Time Worth?

If a top hedge fund manager takes out his own garbage, you could say that walk to the end of the driveway cost him more than $100,000. When you earn $3.9 billion in one year, your time comes to be worth a lot — even when you’re not working. That’s because time and money have a very tight relationship. […]