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Best Money Tips: Cut Auto Insurance Premiums in Half

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on how to cut auto insurance premiums in half, saving money while getting fit, and reasons you should have a side business. Top 5 Articles Lower Your Car Insurance Rates! How To Cut Auto Insurance Premiums In Half — Get lower car insurance rates by having good credit. […]

How Much Money Will You Save With Energy Star Appliances?

Last week, we wrote about the power hogs that hide in your home, trampling all over your wallet while making your carbon footprint way too fat. This week we'll concentrate on how, going forward, you can combat your energy costs by purchasing Energy Star products. […]

In With the Old: 4 Vintage Frugal Resources

A lot of the frugal lifestyle has to do with self-sufficiency — cooking for yourself, repairing what's broken, and so on — skills that fell out of practice over the last several years. So it makes sense that some of the best frugal living references are from a time when more people practiced these skills regularly. […]

Take an Imaginary Do-Over

Imagine everything you owned was lost in an insured catastrophe. […]

Are You Getting Charged by a Text Message Scam?

Recently, I started to receive some spam text messages. Then I got a text that was more disconcerting. It said that I signed up for a $9.99-a-month service called Bingoroo, which I never did, and welcomed me to the service. (See also: Living Without a Landline) I was a bit confused, so I looked up the company name in the text message — it's some text message bingo game. […]

Best Money Tips: Inexpensive Ways to Boost House Value

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on inexpensive ways to boost house value, counterfeit vs. real goods, and tax tips for the unemployed. Top 5 Articles Are Those Goods Counterfeit, or "Real"? — Did you know that electronics and medications are some of the most counterfeited items brought into the US? […]

10 Tips for Balancing Love and Money

It's a sad but common tune: debt threatens to divide or break up an otherwise strong couple that hadn't set up any financial ground rules. Love and money don't always go hand in hand, which means it's crucial to consider the long term repercussions of sharing your life and bank account with another person. […]

5 Reasons Not to Delete Your Emails

Never deleting emails is a lazy way of keeping organized. By saving and archiving emails, I have information at my fingertips without having to figure out ahead of time precisely what I'll need and how I'll use these messages. Recently, my emails saved me over $300. […]

Best Money Tips: Save at Your Local Grocery Store

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving at your local grocery store, cheaper ways to dine out, and tips to avoid email phishing scams. Top 5 Articles Five Ways to Save at Your Local Grocery Store — Save at your grocery store by buying store brands instead of name brands. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 3/15, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Choosing a college. With colleges starting to send out acceptance and rejection letters, learn about factors that should and shouldn't influence your (or your child's) college decision and community colleges vs. four year universities. […]