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Eating Frugally With MyPlate

The USDA recently unveiled its new food icon, MyPlate, which has been receiving plenty of media buzz thanks partly to the star power of its top advocate, Michelle Obama. The new MyPlate icon replaces the old Food Pyramid and is meant to help families to eat more healthfully by providing an idea of what your dinner plate should look like. […]

6 Sites Every Car Owner Needs to Bookmark Now

Owning a car is very convenient. From buying groceries to making weekend trips to IKEA, when you own a car, it’s a lot easier to get it all done. One thing that does suck is when your car breaks down. Unless you’re a car nut, how do you know if you’re being scammed? Does a busted Johnson Rod really cost $1,400 to repair? Who knows. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money When Staying at a Hotel

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save money when staying at a hotel, shopping rules of thumb, and ways to maximize Craigslist revenue. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Save Money When Staying at a Hotel — Save money on your next hotel stay by taking advantage of the hotel's free shuttle service. […]

5 Money-Saving Tips for the Summer Road Trip

Vacation season is upon us. Unfortunately, U.S. consumers aren't catching a break from exorbitant fuel costs. Still, high gas prices and the rising cost of other consumer goods aren't enough to keep most people from hitting the road this summer. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/16, 12pm Pacific for 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: Is Extreme Couponing worth the effort? How can you maximize the benefits of coupons without going to the extreme? […]

5 Business Blogs that Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/5-business-blogs-that-can-boost-your-bottom-li... ShareThisNo doubt, reading blogs can be a dangerous time sink if you’re not careful. […]

Make-Ahead Food: 10 Things to Cook on a Sunday

Making food ahead of time so you can eat well and save money during busy workweeks is a great idea. But often when I read articles about make-ahead food, the focus is on ways to stock your freezer with heat-and-eat casseroles, soups, and other meals. […]

New Tools for the Unbanked

Until just the past few years, lack of access to the banking system has been an expensive burden on the poor. Just recently, a surge in new financial products make it a lot less expensive to be unbanked. […]

Best Money Tips: Negotiate a Gym Membership

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to negotiate a gym membership, 8 presents for dad under $20, and how to interview when you don't have experience. Top 5 Articles How to Negotiate a Gym Membership This Summer — Negotiate a lower gym membership cost by being willing to commit to a longer membership. […]

Ask The Readers: Do You Have An Emergency Fund?

Everyone goes through financial rough spots. Whether you lose your job or have an unexpected expense, sometimes you end up having to spend more money than you budgeted for. Some people are prepared for these financial rainy days while others choose to just take things as they come. Do you have an emergency fund?  Why or why not? […]