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Best Money Tips: Shrink Your Medical Bills

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on shrinking your medical bills, building a fun fund, and saving money on makeup. Top 5 Articles 9 Secrets to Shrinking Your Medical Bills — Shrink your medical bills by getting a flu shot at your local health department. […]

5 Frugal Uses for Sea Sponges

Popular today with spa goers and eco-enthusiasts looking to reduce waste, the sea sponge has actually been a home, health, and beauty tool for generations. […]

7 Banks Still Offering Free Checking and Great Interest Rates

  Are you shopping for a new bank thanks to the new bank fee increases? CNN recently recommended 7 banks that are still offering awesome perks. […]

Five Tips for a Smooth Nanny Share

A nanny share is a great way to cut down on your child-care costs by sharing a nanny with another family. In a nanny share, a nanny watches two (or more) kids from different families at once, therefore allowing the families to split the cost. (See also: Nanny Sharing: Lowering the Cost of Personal Childcare) Like any other arrangement, there are pluses and minuses. […]

How Closing a Small Business Can Grow a Better One

Sometimes the best way to grow your business can be to close the business. Huh? I wouldn't have thought it was true, but recent developments have shown me otherwise. (See also: How to Get a Groupon Refund When a Company Closes) My Own Business I had a small consignment shop that I closed at the end of 2009. The store hadn't lost money...yet. But I could see how it might start to do so. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Electric Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving money on your electric bill, how to create a spending plan, and earning extra money. Top 5 Articles Ten Easy Ways To Save On Your Electric Bill This Winter — Save money on your electric bill this winter by washing your clothes in cold water. […]

6 Habits of Highly Productive People

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/6-habits-of-highly-productive-people ShareThisWhat behaviors define the highly productive? What habits, philosophies, and strategies make some people consistently more productive than others? […]

Should You Lend to Friends and Family?

It's happened to all of us at one point or another. Something has happened to someone we love, and money is needed. Our money. If perfect strangers asked us for money, we'd more than likely not give it, end of story. But when a friend or family member asks to borrow, we don't usually say "no" right away. We think about it first. […]

Best Money Tips: Frugal Fall Activities

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on frugal fall activities, ways to make budgeting fun, and how to avoid paying the new debit card fees. Top 5 Articles 7 Favorite Frugal Fall Activities — This fall, have some frugal fun by picking your own fruits and squash. [My Dollar Plan] 5 Ways to Make Budgeting (and Willpower) Fun! […]