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Company Coming? 10 Areas to Clean to Make It Count

I do not need a sparkling house. What I need, and what I think the average person wants, is to not be embarrassed if someone drops by. I realize that I have set a low bar here. If we have the same mindset, you are probably also wondering where you should spend your time cleaning to make it count. Fortunately, several Wise Bread writers share the same house-cleaning goals. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Personalize Your Office Space

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to personalize your office space, using the internet to find your next job, and ways to save on your tax bill. Top 5 Articles Quick, Creative Ways to Personalize Your Office Space — To personalize your office space, use a seat pillow and postcards. […]

6 Compact Airplane Snacks for Frequent Fliers

Those who spend a significant amount of time on the road know that being stuck on a plane with no food service after running to make it through security and leaving your house at oh-crap-thirty in the morning does nothing but suck. Being prepared with sustenance without cutting into precious luggage space can be tricky. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/11, 12pm Pacific for a 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: Wedding Party Saving Strategies! Learn about saving on bridesmaid dresses and tuxes, wedding gifts, and travel expenses! […]

5 Ways to Make Extra Income Online Today

Whether or not you know it, you have talents, talents — or stuff — that other people want and will pay for. Among the five sites and services profiled below, I assure that you can generate some extra income with a service or item you may not even have known was marketable. (See also Got Extra Space? […]

Who Should Pay for the First Date?

I’m married now, but when I was dating, I had anxiety over who should pay for the first date. For women, it’s easy. I don’t mean to be sexist, but the guy generally picks up the tab in most cases; you ladies have it made if you’re dating decent men. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money Spring Cleaning

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money spring cleaning, making your wedding venue more affordable, and tax mistakes to avoid. Top 5 Articles Save Money Spring Cleaning — When cleaning this spring, remember to vacuum your fridge coils to make your fridge more efficient and save money! […]

Why You Don't Need a College Degree to Succeed

Most people think that a college education is crucial for success in today's working world. However, many people also lament the outrageous cost of tuition these days. In fact, over the past several decades, tuition rates have increased at about twice the general inflation rate. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Dream Retirement?

Some want to travel around the world, and others want to stay closer to home and family. Some want to rest after years of work, while others can't imagine not working at least some of the time. What is your dream retirement? Where will you be, what will you do, and when will you do it? […]

6 Tax Deductions Job-Hunters Can’t Afford to Overlook

When you’re out of work, any help you can get with expenses is more than welcome. Sometimes these gifts come from unexpected sources, such as the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS provides tax deductions for job-hunting expenses that reduce your taxable income and decrease your tax bill. As an added bonus, you can claim them even if you didn’t land a job that tax year. […]