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8 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

Brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition — Free to prepare, Free to print, Free to efile. With millions of Americans due to receive tax refunds in the coming weeks, it's worthwhile to think about what to do with that mini-windfall. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Only Buy On Sale?

With the price of gas, food, and almost everything else going up, making any purchase can put a dent in your bank account. Most people try to only buy items that are on sale to help cushion the blow of purchasing necessary budget items. […]

Kilowatts a Killer? Tips for Air-Drying Clothes

Not only does reducing your dryer use save money, but it is also much easier on your clothes. I recently donated a dress to Goodwill that I’d had for seven years — not because it was worn out, but because I was sick of wearing it. […]

Should You Repair a Dripping Faucet?

Drip. Drip. Drip. It’s a sound most of us know all too well. Sooner or later, we encounter a dripping faucet in our home. For some people, it’s a no brainer to replace it. One washer and some very simple plumbing maneuvers, and it’s all done. […]

Best Money Tips: Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas Under $50

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on Mother's Day gifts, bad reasons to sell your home, and juicy secrets to job hunting. Top 5 Articles 20 Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas Under $50 — This Mother's Day, give your mom the day off. […]

Surprising Items That Criminal Recyclers Are After

Tough economic times can breed innovation. For some, innovation comes in the form of novel sources of work. For others, it comes in the form of novel theft. The booming industry of criminal recycling is an example of the latter. […]

5 Things Our Realtor Told Us That Weren't True

I wanted to share this post because if this happened to me, it is undoubtedly happening to thousands of other Americans who are being "represented" by realtors. Let me start with a quick background. Our realtor was a friend, sort of — he is the husband of my wife's friend. He helped us out with a sale years ago. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money After Your Baby is Born

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save after your baby is born, how to teach kids about money, and places to buy cheap travel supplies. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Save Money After Your Baby is Born — Save money after your baby is born by taking advantage of new parent coupons. […]

More Sales Insanity, This Time From Walmart

Sometimes this world really makes me wonder how even the smallest things got so weird and screwed up. I had already written about my adventure at Hobby Lobby. In this case, I was buying a movie set from Walmart. It was recently my birthday, and my folks back in England sent me some money to buy myself something nice. […]

10 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Use Vinegar

What comes to mind when you think of Easter? Baskets, probably. Or perhaps the Resurrection. Maybe even cute little bunnies. Not for me. I think of vinegar, much more so than any other time of year. […]