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Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/31, 12pm Pacific for a 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: Financial Emergencies. Learn about emergency funds, having multiple sources of income to cover emergency expenses, and reducing spending. […]

How Less Creativity Can Make You More Creative

Creativity doesn't always just happen. In the Western world especially, where processed and packaged stuff is available everywhere all the time, it's much easier to consume rather than to create. Let me give you a simple example. Breakfast of Champions I can... Stand in front of the refrigerator looking for something amazing Rummage through the pantry looking for something amazing Flip through a […]

Best Money Tips: Easy Ways to Save Money This Summer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save money this summer, slashing your expenses, and saving on haircuts. Top 5 Articles 9 Easy Ways to Save Money This Summer — To save money this summer, make your garden work for you and freshen your filters. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Dream Job?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to NJJ, Lisa, and B for winning this week's contest! Everyone has envisioned their dream job. […]

25 Tasty Ways to Use Chicken Stock

Chicken stock is one of those ubiquitous bases for soups, sauces, stews, and more. I’ll bet, however, that I can impress you with at least one new use for this versatile ingredient. (See also: 25 Things to Do With Rotisserie Chicken) Before we get started, though, let me clear something up — chicken stock is different from chicken broth. […]

The Secret to Making Tough Financial Decisions

We all know people who are great at getting things done. But whether they deliver at work, always find the time to fit in a workout, or make tons of time for family and friends, it all comes down to the same thing — priorities. Yup, you know where I’m going with this. I’m talking about money, because the way you handle it is a matter of priority, too. How do I know this? […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money and Stick to Your Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money and sticking to your budget, using credit cards without getting burried in debt, and using receipts to save money. Top 5 Articles 12 Tips to Save Money and Stick to Your Budget — To save money and stick to your budget, shop during sales and make a list everytime you go grocery shopping. […]

6 Ways to Vet an IPO Before You Buy

In the aftermath of the Facebook initial public offering (IPO), the web has experienced a deluge of answers to the question “What went wrong?” What happens when one of the most hyped tech IPOs in recent history doesn’t rise to meet investor expectations? For months I’ve been advising family and friends against buying Facebook. The reasons were fairly simple. […]

Why Saving Money Is a Gift to Your Future Self

In the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II," former school bully Biff Tannen gets ahold of a sports almanac with 50 years of sports statistics and makes a fortune betting on games he already knows the outcome of. It's the perfect get-rich scheme. […]