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19 Things Most Tourists Overpay For, and How You Can Avoid Them

It's almost a given that tourists overpay for things. Sometimes it's because we don't know the actual (local) cost, or are unaware of negotiating tactics. Sometimes we think we're getting a good deal, but are actually unwittingly crippling local economies. And before you think, "I'm fine with overpaying, the money means more to them than me," think again. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Use Less Water?

Water conservation is a big deal here in California these days. But even if your area isn't suffering from drought, saving money and reducing our impact on the environment are still good reasons to use less water. How do you use less water? What is your main reason for conserving water — financial, environmental, practical? […]

5 Inspiring People Who Each Paid Off Over $100,000 in Debt

Americans today owe over $11 trillion in debt and that number is on the rise. On a household level, that averages out to $15,191 in credit card debt, $154,365 in mortgage debt, and $33,607 in student loan debt — per indebted household. Carrying a large debt load may seem like a necessity for some, but for many it also keeps them from reaching their dreams. […]

The 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Do

Intelligence manifests itself in many different ways: financial success, fancy degrees from Ivy League schools, and the ability to solve problems may all indicate "smart." Perhaps most interestingly, though, intelligence can be indicated by doing some very dumb things. Specifically, the dumb things on this list. (See also: Good and Bad Habits of Smart People) 1. […]

The 5 Best Photo Printers

With the availability of online printing services and in-store photo kiosks, getting photo prints has never been easier. But if you want to get copies of your favorite photos whenever you want without having to leave your home, nothing beats owning a good photo printer. […]

Best Money Tips: The Technology Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we are featuring some of the best articles from around the web about technology, ranging from apps to smartphones to green tech and more! Top 5 Articles Save Thousands by Cutting Dying Tech from Your Life — Cutting your landline and ditching cable can help you save thousands. […]

The Guide to Staying at Hostels for People Over 30

While the term "hostel" seems synonymous with youth culture and student backpacking trips, I've met people of all ages and professions while staying in hostels. […]

Are You Smarter Than Your Sibling? (Your Birth Order Might Provide the Answer)

Does birth order impact overall intelligence? It's a question researchers have been asking for centuries and continue to investigate today. And while there are many factors that contribute to personality and smarts, studies do show that where you fall in your family tree may have some impact on the person you become and the I.Q. you achieve. […]

5 Ways to Stop Wanting More Without Settling for Less

Many people invest their hope for a happier life in future achievements. For you, this could be a higher salary, a family milestone, or a more relaxed lifestyle. In reality, there will always be another achievement on the horizon. Happiness can only be enjoyed today, in the present moment. […]

Zooey Deschanel Never Pays Late Fees and 5 Other Smart Money Lessons From Celebrities

When you're Angelina Jolie and have Brad Pitt by your side, you can make anything look good. That's why Angelina spent a measly $26 on a velvet dress at a thrift shop for a major movie premiere. She is a good example of taking charge of your finances: while raking in the big bucks as the face of an American fashion brand, St John, she saved by dropping tags at the thrift shop. […]