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Becoming Financially Secure: What to Do First

Standard financial advice is full of things to do first — emergency fund, 401(k), pay off debts, start investing, stockpile emergency supplies. What really comes first? (See also: Be In Charge of Your Finances) Because everybody's circumstances are different, there's no one true answer that applies to everyone. […]

Best Money Tips: Keep Good Food From Going Bad

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on keeping good food from going bad, getting free stuff, and easy ways to make extra money. Top 5 Articles 12 Ways to Keep Good Food From Going Bad — To keep your bananas from going bad, freeze them! [Money Talks News] Want free stuff? […]

20 Great Body Weight Exercises (and Why You Should Do Them)

Maybe you'll never find yourself in a "Cliffhanger" kind of moment, but I'd venture to say that being able to lift your own body weight — whether with your arms, your legs, or your core — is an important life skill. What better, more basic measure of fitness could there be? […]

Women: How and Why to Take Charge of Your Finances

Ladies, I’m going to be blunt — the statistics about how we handle our finances are depressing.  A USA Today article from August 2012 notes that, “Many studies in the last decade have shown that women consistently feel less confident than men in their understanding of financial products, their ability to make financial decisions and their perception of their current economic standing.” I’m not try […]

52 Great Weekend Projects to Improve Your Life

For this list, I’ve come up with not 20, not 30, not 40, but 52 weekend projects! That’s one project per weekend all year; no reason to complain about Saturday afternoon boredom anymore. All can help you identify a small problem or an unaccomplished goal and help you fix it or reach it. (See also: How to Have a Perfect No-Spend Weekend!) Let’s get started. 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Vet Bills

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving on vet bills, items you can buy cheaper online than in-store, and the worst money mistakes anyone can make. Top 5 Articles How to save money on vet bills — Pet-proofing your house can save you money on vet bills. […]

The Best Cheap Food Sources of Antioxidants

Antioxidants play a key role in helping your body deal with free radicals, which can damage cells and may contribute to heart disease, cancer, and other ailments. Many of the high-powered foods containing these antioxidants come with a price tag that's high powered, too. If exotic peppers and gogi berries aren't in your regular grocery budget, don't despair. […]

The 5 Best High Yield CDs

Savers are having a tough time. Interest rates are low, and that means yields on cash are low, too. […]

10 Surprising Marketing Tricks You Should Be Aware Of

As an advertising professional, I get exasperated by the use of deceptive language and product claims that are misleading. From ambiguous wording, to modern examples of snake oil, here are 10 things you should know before spending your hard-earned money. 1. Excedrin — Many Names, One Product You’ll see this not just with Excedrin, but with a multitude of products in the pharmacy section. […]

Best Money Tips: Bathroom Remodels on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on bathroom remodels on a budget, saving money by reducing waste, and investing with little money. Top 5 Articles Bathroom Remodels on a Budget — Remodel your bathroom on a budget by changing the mirror. [Beating Broke] Want to Save Money? […]