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9 Places to Go to Beat the Summer Heat

It's getting hot, and it's awfully tempting to crank that air conditioning, but doing so can rack up costs faster than a Lindsay Lohan rehab stint! So if you're looking for a few places to go to help you beat the heat, here are some suggestions. (See also: 4 Ways to Win the War Against This Summer's Electric Bill) 1. The Nearest Pool Nothing beats relaxing in the pool on a hot, sunny day. […]

Uncle Sam Boosts Standard Mileage Deduction

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/uncle-sam-boosts-standard-mileage-deduction ShareThisIf you drive your car for business, as many business owners do, there are two ways to write-off the cost of driving: deduct your actual costs or rely on an IRS-set mileage rate. […]

5 Quick Ways to Become a Better Networker Today

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/5-quick-ways-to-become-a-better-networker ShareThisThe value of networking is obvious. […]

Meet Our New Social Media Managers

Starting this week, our Twitter and Facebook accounts will be managed by our Senior Editor Meg Favreau and Community Coordinator Ashley Jacobs (who writes our Best Money Tips and Ask the Readers columns). Our current social media manager, Kelly Whalen, has been a wonderful voice for Wise Bread. We're big fans of Kelly's talent and charisma. Unfortunately, so is the rest of the world! […]

Repair the Car or Spend the Cash?

Over the past few months, I've been seeing cars in various states of disrepair. Big dents, dings, damaged windows and doors, bumpers scraping along the ground, you name it. And it got me scratching my head and wondering...are people choosing to take the insurance money and spend it on something other than the car repair? […]

Do You Need Medigap Insurance?

There are few experiences in life more daunting than navigating our health-insurance system — especially when multiple policies are involved in a complex mix of public and private coverage. Such is the challenge for Medicare recipients who find themselves in need of supplemental insurance. […]

Best Money Tips: Strategies for Saving Year-Round

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on strategies for saving year-round, money management tips, and tips for traveling on a budget. Top 5 Articles 5 Strategies for Saving Year-Round — Save year-round by going for the package deals. […]

7 Summery Ways to Protect Your Skin

I’m not going to lie — I love tan skin. Naturally “blessed” with a speckled Scottish complexion, I’ve always been jealous of people whose skin browns beautifully in the sun, rather than simply burning to a crisp like mine. Darker skin is slimming, darn it, and I just love the way it looks. That said, I’m absolutely against tanning, even though I love the way tanned skin looks. […]

How to Avoid Phishing Scams

I offer up advertising space on some of my websites. Most transactions are fairly simple, and there's no need to exchange personal information. Recently I received an initial email, and after following up with my standard rates and services, things took a little bit of an unexpected turn. First, the woman emailing accepted my first offer, which rarely happens. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Teach Kids to Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on teaching your kids to save money, ways to reduce your grocery bill, and financial planning tips you can't live without. Top 5 Articles How To Teach Kids To Save Money — Teach your kids to save money by giving them three different piggy banks. […]