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6 Myths About Using Credit Cards for the Sign-Up Bonuses

Not surprisingly, people have very different opinions about signing up for a credit card just to get the bonus dollars or points, and then canceling the card before being assessed the annual fee. The common points for and against are: It’s a waste of time and damages your credit score: On the one hand, some folks tend to think that the t […]

8 Ways to Survive the April 18th Tax Deadline

Brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition — Free to prepare, Free to print, Free to efile. Tax day is almost here! The last day to file your taxes is April 18th (Monday). […]

How to Make an Easter Basket for a Grown Man

Don’t let that big, strong man in your life fool you; past that tough-guy exterior is a soft, squishy, sensitive core that’s yearning for a pack of marshmallow Peeps. Easter baskets aren’t just for kids anymore. […]

10 Ways to Reuse Common Household Items

If you’re anything like me, you’re throwing out too much with the trash. Even though I recycle, I often think that I could surely be doing more to cut down on waste. With a little creative thinking, I’ve come up with a list of 10 household items I could be saving rather than tossing out. […]

Best Money Tips: Be Fire Safe

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to be fire safe, what to do if you can't pay your tax bill, and easy ways to save money. Top 5 Articles The 7 Things You Need to Do For Fire Safety — Make sure you are fire safe by keeping a small fire extinguisher in your kitchen. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/14, 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 make yourself indispensable at work. The best way to survive downsizing is to become the model employee. […]

How Your Last Name Affects Your Spending Habits

You may think it sounds ridiculous, but there's pretty compelling evidence that your buying patterns and, in essence, financial outcomes in life, may actually be influenced by your last name. […]

4 Things to Consider Before You Open an Online Savings Account

Opening an online savings account is a fairly simple process that offers a number of benefits, from a higher interest rate to convenient access options. But before you switch banks or open an account with the first online bank you find, there are a few things you should consider. (See also: Think Twice Before Ditching Your Current Bank) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Unusual Uses For Soap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on unusual uses for soap, last minute tax filing tips, and how to earn more in less time. Top 5 Articles Top Ten Unusual Uses for Soap — Use soap as a flea trap by mixing some soap in water and leaving it under a dull light. […]

Book Review: Debt Free for Life

Debt Free for Life: The Finish Rich Plan for Financial Freedom by David Bach There are really two steps to getting out of debt. First, cure whatever problem lead to you getting into debt. […]