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Are You Saving Too Much?

The current economy has taught a lot of us that we're not saving enough money for that proverbial (and inevitable) rainy day. Still, there are folks who could easily retire at 40 and never look back. […]

How Well Do You Know Your Facebook Friends? Precautions for Travelers

I have visited six countries in the last six months. And every time I've crossed a border (and sometimes even when I haven't), Facebook has known about it. "We don't recognize the location you're logging in from," they begin. […]

How Money Can Destroy Your Dreams

ShareThisSome people say that money is evil, while others think money is everything. I don't agree with either side. Money is just a tool, and what you do with it is up to you. Money can control you or it can free you. It can improve your life or it can make your life miserable. […]

How to Get Yourself Into Debt

ShareThisThere are hundreds of articles out there about debt: How to get out of debt, how to stay out of debt, how to prevent yourself from going into debt, and so on and so forth. But rarely will you stumble across an article that actually tells you the best ways to get into debt. […]

Best Money Tips: 5 Tips for Those Working in a Job They Hate

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you tips for surviving a horrible job, the 12 things every Italian kitchen should have, and how to make a knotted scarf from a t-shirt! Top 5 Articles 5 Tips for Those Working in a Job They Hate – Does your day job stink? […]

How to Be a Superhero without Supernatural Abilities

I recently took a long drive to spend a short time with my 93 year-old-grandpa. Grandpa has always had an infectious smile where he happily shows off his pearly dentures. Grandpa loved his wife until death did them part. Mum told me how he used to help so much around the house when she was a baby. […]

Save on Groceries with Discount Grocery Stores

With food prices rising all the time, it costs more and more to feed a family these days. While some people become rabid coupon-cutting ninjas and others begin to make more meals out of basics like beans and rice, still others take a different route. […]

Pitting Airline Against Hotel Rewards

If you've ever hesitated before redeeming your airline miles and wondered if you're getting a good deal, you're in good company. Redeeming reward flights is akin to transacting in a foreign currency where you have no idea what the exchange rate is, which is never an advantageous position. […]

10 Favorite Mail-Order Websites

Life on an island is really great except in one respect: you run out of stuff. Because of the isolated nature of being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 2,300 miles from the mainland, retailers run out of stuff, too. When they do have the things you need, they are often overpriced. […]

Ask the Readers: What Money Advice are You Sick Of? (Chance to Win $20!)

In a recent weekly Tweetchat that Wise Bread participated in, we asked some readers what financial advice was getting old. The responses were varied, but the themes were the same: "Quit telling me to cut out my daily latte! […]