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The 5 Things With the Biggest Impact on Your Credit Score

You know that your FICO credit score is a key number. Mortgage lenders will use it to determine whether you qualify for a home loan. They'll also use it to determine how high of an interest rate you'll pay on that loan. You should know, too, that lenders consider a FICO score of 740 or higher to... […]

Ask the Readers: What Was Your Childhood Dream Job?

Adults often ask kids what they want to be when they grow up. When we're kids, the salary of a dream job doesn't matter — it's usually the fun factor that counts the most! What was your childhood dream job? Has your idea of a dream job changed over the years? Were you able to land your dream... […]

Best Money Tips: Foods That Save You Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found helpful articles on foods that save you money, changes at Starbucks you’ll see this year, and things to buy (and skip) in April. Top 5 Articles 5 Foods That Save You Money — Rice is an excellent filler, and you can serve... […]

Here's What Happens to a Mortgage in a Divorce

Divorce is a messy and emotional situation, and it can wreak havoc on your finances. One of the major assets that couples share is their home mortgage. Handling your mortgage correctly in the divorce will help you and your ex go your separate ways on the right foot financially. (See also: 5 Money... […]

12 Ways to Save and Make Money While Traveling

What is the sharing economy, and how can it work for you? Based on the principle that people can share excess goods, peer-to-peer, it's a way to get what you need and share what you no longer use without a corporate middleman. The sharing economy brings a practice formerly reserved for small... […]

15 Delicious and Easy Ways to Enjoy Canned Peaches

Are you sick of the current, in-season fruits? Can't eat another apple or orange? How about a summery peach, instead? Peaches are extremely versatile, especially when they are canned. Here are 15 ideas for things to do with canned peaches. 1. Peach Smoothie Move over, kale. This frothy, appetizing... […]

How Do You Know When a Balance Transfer is a Good Deal?

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/is-a-balance-transfer-offer-a-good-deal The right balance transfer offer can save you thousands of dollars, but how do you know... […]

The Real World Salaries of 8 Childhood Dream Jobs

When we were kids, we all dreamed of being something special when we grew up. Flying to an international space station as an astronaut; selling out Madison Square Garden as the lead singer of a rock band; or even becoming President. But what do these jobs really pay, and why were we so attracted to... […]

Best Money Tips: Can You Pass This Credit Knowledge Quiz?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found a quiz to test how well you actually know your credit, things that cause your bills to skyrocket, and easy ways to fix common cooking mistakes. Top 5 Articles QUIZ: How well do you really know your credit? — Are you really as... […]

6 Old School Tools to Help You Stay on Budget

Because I am a visual thinker, low-fi tools like datebooks and check registers help me keep my finances better organized than when I use digital tools like Quicken and Excel. Surprisingly, these olde time-y office supplies also keep me from overspending.  1. A Receipt Spindle I actually hate... […]