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Quick Pantry Snacks for Unexpected Guests

When you live in a city like New York, unexpected guests are uncommon. It’s hard enough getting people to come to my uptown condo with an invitation (city-dwellers tend not to leave their own neighborhoods), so it’s a rare occasion when I’m surprised by someone popping by unannounced. The suburbs are a different story. […]

5 Home and Family Items to Avoid Buying Used

Gently used clothes at the local vintage shop or even a “pre-owned” car, as the dealers like to say, can prove a recipe for both savings and style. But there are scores of important family and household items that should probably remain first-run purchases, dismal economy or not. Here’s a look at five in particular. […]

Best Money Tips: Work Wardrobe Staples to Invest In

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on work wardrobe staples to invest in, what it takes to clean up your credit, and how to create a new habit. Top 5 Articles 6 Work Wardrobe Staples to Invest In — Make sure you have quality shoes in your work wardrobe. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/21, 12pm Pacific for Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: How to further your career. Learn how to utilize your network, develop new skills, and get good references. […]

5 Dreams You Won't Achieve Unless You Live Below Your Means

Living below your means is probably a personal finance tip that you already know about. In fact, spending less than you earn has been talked about so often that it doesn't even feel like advice anymore — many people's reaction is, "Isn't this obvious?" However, not everyone who knows what to do actually practices what they know. […]

Where and Why to Buy Fair Trade Goods

I love having unique home décor items that tell a story as well as brighten up my home. While you can get beautiful items at big box stores like Crate and Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other retailers, nothing beats the beauty and uniqueness of handmade items. […]

Best Money Tips: Get a Great Deal at a Car Dealership

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on getting a great deal at a car dealership, no-cost ways to spend your birthday, and how to save money on food. Top 5 Articles Tips for Getting a Great Deal at a Car Dealership — Get a great deal at a car dealership by getting pre-approved for a loan. […]

Ask The Readers: Do You Have Multiple Sources of Income?

Most people have one job that they rely on to cover their expenses. The idea of working more than one job or having more than one source of income might not cross their minds. However, there are people who have multiple sources of income to fall back on should they need some extra money or their primary source of income falls through. Do you have multiple sources of income?  Why or why not? […]

Netflix Pricing Changes: What Now?

I flinched when Netflix raised its monthly rate for DVD + Streaming from $8.99 to $9.99. Briefly I pondered whether I should discontinue one or the other; I decided to stick with the combination service. But when the company upped its prices for the same services to $16 (okay, $15.98) just months later, I was upset. […]