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The 5 Most Lucrative Restaurant Franchises

McDonald's tops the list as the nation's number one fast food chain in terms of volume, followed by Subway, Burger King, and Wendy's. But as consumers continue to reach for healthier alternatives, there's a new type of restaurant joining the spotlight. They are called fast-casual dining... […]

5 Most Affordable Gym Memberships

A gym membership isn't cheap. IBISWorld reported that in 2014, the average gym member paid $41 a month in membership fees, or about $490 a year for the right to sweat on treadmills and stationary bikes. But you don't have to spend that much on a membership. There are national chains that charge... […]

8 Ways to Make a Small Room Seem Bigger for $50 or Less

There may not be a budget-friendly way to actually make your home larger, but there certainly are ways you can make it seem larger. These tricks to make a small room seem bigger all ring up at $50 or less — try some of them next weekend and expand your living space! Give Furniture Room to... […]

6 Affordable Ways to Deter Burglars

Burglaries are decreasing in the United States, which is good news for homeowners, though the victims who experienced the 1.9 million burglaries in 2013 might not see the glass as half full. The average dollar loss per offense was $2,322 that same year. That number, along with the fact that... […]

Best Money Tips: Time-Saving Secrets of Laid-Back Cooks

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found time-saving secrets of laid-back cooks, over 25 ways to decorate pumpkins without carving, and the most affordable Caribbean vacation destinations. Top 5 Articles 10 Time-Saving Secrets of Laid-Back Cooks — You don't need to... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 10/22

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Old Navy: 40-60% off Storewide, Dockers: Extra 30% off Sale Items, 33ft Dimmable LED Copper Wire String Lights for... […]

6 Extreme Job Interview Tactics That Worked

Getting a job is hard. These days, it may even be very hard. But so is getting an interview, and when you are given the chance to sit down and chat with someone who holds your future in their hands, you usually play it very safe. But sometimes safe isn't the best answer. Sometimes, like with these... […]

7 Great Oils for Healthier Hair

Oil can be your hair's best friend. Whether you choose olive, jojoba, argan, coconut, or one of the many others out there, your hair will thank you for the instant hydration. After using one of these highly beneficial oils, you will notice an instant boost in the health and appearance of your... […]

The 5 Best Money Podcasts

Have trouble sticking to a budget? Can't afford to pay a high-priced financial advisor to set you straight? Podcasts are not just for comedians and true crime — listen to these five money podcasts to help you whip your finances into shape: 1. You Need a Budget This may not come as a surprise... […]

The 11 Best Websites for Renting Your Extra Space

Location, location, location. According to some experts, those are the only three things that matter for any property. If your first instinct is to list your rental property in the local newspaper, consider this: nine in 10 people in the market for a property today rely on the web as one of their... […]