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Ask the Readers: How Would You Spend Your Dream Vacation?

A dream vacation can involve sandy beaches or snowy mountains, enjoying the night life halfway around the world or picnicking under a big blue sky in your backyard. A dream vacation is whatever you want it to be! How would you spend your dream vacation? Where would you go and what would you do?... […]

Best Money Tips: Avoid These Traps in the Grocery Aisles

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on what you need to know about grocery store aisles, the power tools every home should have, and the keys to success for freelance writers. Top 5 Articles 6 Things You Need to Know About Grocery Store Aisles — Grocery... […]

8 Assets You Can Count on During Tough Times

We've all gone through periods where money is tight. Perhaps we've had a job loss, or dealt with a major unexpected expense. Or maybe the economy has been chaotic, creating sharp market downturns. It's times like these when it's nice to have things to count on. If you look around, you'll realize... […]

12 Cheap Home Workout Hacks for People With No Equipment and No Room

If your two New Year's resolutions were to work out and stay on a budget, you might be faced with a conundrum. Working out at home seems like an affordable alternative to a gym until you realize that you actually need to purchase equipment. But you can forget the weights, steppers, and other costly... […]

Best Deals for Monday 02/22

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Old Navy: Extra 30% off Adult Styles w/ code, Faded Glory Women's Slouch Tall Boot for $10, Hello Kitty Girls'... […]

8 Surprising Ways Cheap Oil Impacts Your Wallet

When it comes to oil prices, there just doesn't seem to be a bottom these days. Crude oil is selling for about $30 a barrel, and that's having a major impact on both the global economy and Americans' pocketbooks. How are low oil prices affecting your finances? 1. You're Saving on Fuel and Energy... […]

The 9 Easiest Food Budget Wins

What I spend on food makes up a large part of my monthly budget, so it's great if I can save a little when I can. The problem is, the most frugal methods of cutting down your food budget — meal planning, couponing, bulk buying, bulk cooking — are difficult to sustain given a busy... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Get Bigger Checks From Social Security

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to get bigger checks from Social Security, cheats for waking yourself up during the week, and how to avoid leaving money on the table. Top 5 Articles 14 Ways to Get Bigger Checks From Social Security — You can... […]

5 Big Ticket Wedding Items You Should Borrow Instead of Buy

Getting fed up with the high ticket prices on wedding items? Zero out a few fields in your wedding budget and "borrow" them instead. See also: 7 Smart Ways to Save on a Wedding Dress 1. The Altar, Arch, or Canopy This is an item everyone wants, until they remember how it's totally... […]

3 Terrible Things Foreclosure Does to Your Credit

You're about to lose your home to foreclosure. Will it destroy your credit? Unfortunately, yes — your three-digit FICO credit score will plummet following, and leading up to, a foreclosure. There is hope, though. Even after a foreclosure, you can rebuild your credit score. You'll even be... […]