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Best Money Tips: Things to Get Done Before Year-End

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on things to get done before year-end, bouncing back from a financial slip up, and financial New Year's resolutions. Top 5 Articles 15 Things to Get Done Before Year-End — Before the year is over, get your free credit report and make donations. […]

10 Small Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Finances

As far as money goes, you may feel that you're on the right track. But even if you work hard and strive to make smart financial decisions, it only takes one or two small mistakes to ruin your good thing. (See also: Our Worst Financial Mistakes) 1. Underestimating Your Insurance Needs Whether you're buying health insurance, renter's insurance, or auto insurance, it pays to have adequate coverage. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Resolutions for 2014?

2014 is almost here! To jump start the new year on a positive note, many people make resolutions to improve their life in some way. What are your resolutions for 2014? Do you have a game plan to make sure you stay on track? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 12/24

40% off Dessert Cookbooks - Bake delicious desserts this holiday season with these featured dessert cookbooks, now up to 40% off. 48" White Freshwater Pearl On Brown Leather Wrap Bracelet / Necklace $12.99 (from $72) - This beautiful item is brand new and comes with complimentary gift packaging. Gift One Kindle Book, Get One 50% - Off It’s not too late to send a book in time for the holidays. […]

10 Fun, Free Ways to Entertain Yourself During a Flight Delay

My waiting periods at the airport, any airport, are always longer than average. Apparently, I look like I'm from one of those bomb-making countries. As a result, I always have to get to the airport extra early so I have ample time for all my belongings to be swabbed for explosive residue, get sniffed by the drug dog, and receive a sexy, stand-up massage from gate security. […]

Best Money Tips: Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on eating healthy during the holidays, DIY gifts you can make in 15 minutes, and reducing healthcare costs in the New Year. Top 5 Articles How to Eat Healthy During the Holidays - 6 Meal Ideas and Tips — Instead of drinking eggnog, swap it out for hot cider. […]

10 Habits of Financially Happy People

Financial happiness doesn't come easy when your money isn't right. Debt, overdrawn accounts, and too little income can drain you emotionally. This situation is all too common. But some people have discovered how to be financially happy. What's their secret? It really isn't a mystery. In most cases, it's all about adopting smarter financial habits — something anyone can learn. […]

10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Under $15

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/11-last-minute-gift-ideas-for-under-15 It’s that time again. Time to panic because you still have gifts to buy. Well, here are 10 last-minute ideas to help you spread cheer without getting an ulcer in the process. […]

9 Ways to Get Exactly What You Want From Customer Service

This post is brought to you by Discover it. I’m a fan of companies that goes the extra mile for their customers. Unfortunately, not all companies offer the greatest customer service. Most of us have had a frustrating customer service experience at some point – but it doesn't have to be that way. […]

14 Unexpected Uses for Sugar

Dr. Oz, the cardiothoracic surgeon made famous by Oprah Winfrey, said "We don't need sugar to live, and we don't need it as a society." Well, he may be right, but sugar in moderation is something most of us really enjoy. From the occasional cake and candy bar, to a sweetener for drinks, it's been with us at least since 510 BC, and perhaps thousands of years before. […]