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Best Money Tips: Activities for Toddlers on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on activities for toddlers on a budget, saving on tax preparation fees, and expensive decisions that can haunt you for life. Top 5 Articles 5 Fun Activities for Toddlers on a Budget — Have fun with your toddler without breaking the bank by making a toilet paper trail. […]

What to Stock in Your Freezer Before Baby Arrives

I have less than two weeks before my baby girl is due, so things are really coming down to the wire. Most of the preparations for the baby are done — the nursery is decorated, the newborn clothes are washed, the diapers are stashed, and my hospital checklist is taped to the front door. Now, I have the luxury of time to stock up on a supply of food for after the baby arrives. […]

The 5 Best Premium Credit Cards

Your credit card doesn't just have to be a card; it can also be the key to unlocking a hidden world of priority access and premium service. At one time, these services were reserved for the truly wealthy people that some now refer to as “the 1%”. […]

Women and Savings: What to Do at Your Life Stage

The recession has pushed almost all of us, regardless of age, a decade behind in building personal wealth. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re in your 20s and haven’t paid off student loans, or in your late 30s or early 40s and still paying off debt or saving up for a down payment. If your retirement account isn’t where you’d like it to be in your 50s, do the best you can to build it up. […]

Best Money Tips: Saving on Clothes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving on clothes, getting your resume noticed, and teaching your kids good spending habits. Top 5 Articles 11 Tips for Stretching Your Wardrobe and Saving on Clothes — Ensure your clothes last longer by air drying them instead of using an actual dryer. […]

Screwdrivers to Saws: Stocking Your First Toolbox

“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” This is a clever metaphor about the all-too-human habit of resorting to the same old coping mechanisms available to us, no matter what our problems. It can also be a literal, real-life lesson. Sometimes, there’s no substitute for having the proper tool for the job. […]

Affordable Entertaining: How to Make Sushi

Sushi is sexy. It’s chic. It’s sophisticated, and it can be created to satisfy a wide range of eating preferences if you happen to be hosting a happy hour at home. It’s also one of those foods that is well-suited to those who are cooking for kids on a regular basis. Did I mention it’s also an incredibly cheap food to make? […]

Re-Nesting: Tips for Moving Back in With Your Parents

In nature, when an animal’s offspring are old enough to leave the nest, the children are gone for good. With human beings, however, particularly in a rough economic climate, going back home to live with your parents in your late twenties, thirties, or even forties has become a somewhat common occurrence. […]

Best Money Tips: Saving Money at the Gas Pump

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving money at the gas pump, grocery shopping smart, and ways to save money while skiing. Top 5 Articles Save Money at the Gas Pump — To save money at the gas pump, consider purchasing a more efficient vehicle. […]

In Two-Income Households, Can Making More Put Us Further Behind?

It wasn’t so long ago that men dominated the workforce, and the vast majority of married women worked as homemakers. Back in 1975, only one-third of mothers headed out to the office in the morning. But according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2010, in families with children, 58% of households had two working parents. […]