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9 Tips to Save Money on Holiday Shopping

The following is a sponsored post from Chase Ultimate Rewards and money-saving expert Andrea Woroch. E-commerce sales volume is up 12.3%, according to the Chase Holiday Pulse, a tracker of online and in-store retail consumer shopping trends. While more shoppers are flocking to stores to find the right gift for everyone on their list, most are hoping to keep their spending in check. […]

8 "Life Hacks" You Shouldn't Bother With

Life hacks — or tricks intended to make life easier — are everywhere. There are life hacks for food, family, work, and everything else under the sun. But not all hacks are really beneficial. Some will just add another step to your daily routine. Some may wind up costing you much more than just your time. (See also: My Personal Productivity Rules...What Are Yours?) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Teaching Kids About Saving Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on teaching kids about savinb money, the best job hunting tips of the year, and things you must know about the Roth IRA for 2013. Top 5 Articles How to Teach Kids About Saving Money — To teach kids about saving money, opening a savings account for them when they are five years old. […]

30 Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

Somehow, the dropping temperatures and smell of turkey makes children want to do nothing but make crafts. Below, check out holiday craft ideas from holiday-specific (Christmas, Hanukkah) to holiday-general (mainly snowmen), all arranged by craft supply. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 12/13, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win one of ten $50 Gift Cards!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win one of ten $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Holiday Shopping! […]

9 Ways to Maintain Motivation When the Going Gets Tough

Life is full of difficult situations. Whether you’re cutting back financially, trying to save a failing business, enduring a difficult job, or walking through a hard place of a more personal and private sort, it’s easy to lose your motivation to keep to moving forward. […]

Better Than Barbie: 5 Free Toys Kids Will Love

I have three kids, and they'll often abandon an expensive toy for something else that we have in the home. Instead of trying to fight their natural curiosity, it's time to go ahead and embrace the fact that kids LOVE around-the-house items as much as they enjoy expensive gifts. (See also: 5 Cool DIY Christmas Gifts for the Under 6 Crowd) 1. […]

How Much Should You Invest?

"How much should I invest?" is a question frequently asked by savers who want to start making their money work for them. This simple question can actually be quite difficult to answer since there are so many ways to invest and different people have different levels of risk tolerance. […]

Best Money Tips: 97 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some steallar articles on 97 Christmas stocking stuffer ideas, things not worth the money, and ways to find out if you are financially compatible. Top 5 Articles 97 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Young Children — CDs, giant candy bars, and temporary tattoos are great stocking stuffers for young kids. […]

Skip the Travel Size: How to Save 66% or More on Travel Toothpaste

Sometimes the obvious just hits you, and you can’t imagine why you hadn’t seen the answer before.That's what happened to me recently while shopping for travel supplies to take on a business trip. Turns out, I’ve been spending at least 66% too much on a basic travel supply for years. The product? Toothpaste. We all need to deal with oral hygiene on the road, just as we do at home. […]