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Getting Your Travel Rewards on the Ground

Airlines were among the first travel providers to offer loyalty programs for their frequent customers, and when we think of award travel, we usually mean frequent flyer miles. And while air travel is often the most expensive part of our vacations, hotels and rental cars can equal or exceed the cost of airfare in some instances. […]

Best Money Tips: Money Lessons to Teach Kids in High School

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on money lessons to teach kids in high school, phrases that kill resumes, and how to stop stressing over money. Top 5 Articles 8 Money Lessons to Teach Kids in High School — It is important for high school students to learn that compound interest is their friend. […]

How to Pick and Cut a Watermelon (and Eat the Rind Too!)

It's watermelon season! There are few things better than eating watermelon on a hot summer day. Now, if only it was easier to get it onto your plate. Here are some tips on how to pick and then cut a watermelon. (See also: 6 Unique Ways to Eat Watermelon) Joanne Ozug from FifteenSpatulas explains how to pick the best watermelon, and then how to cut it. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Have Side Income?

One common tip for achieving financial security is to make sure you have other sources of income outside your primary job. Some people do side gigs on their off hours, while others find ways to generate passive income to help them earn money without too much work. Do you have side income? Do you feel secure in your finances with the extra money coming in? […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 07/16

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals $5.99 Music Deals, Children's Books Under $10, 15-LED Headlight/Tire Light $6, and more! […]

Keep an Eye on Your Money With These 7 Online Investing Tools and Apps

I'll admit that I have used investing tools and apps sporadically until recently. Watching market fluctuations is dizzying to me, either causing me to slack off when my portfolio growth outweighs my daily earning potential or making me fret at losses that seem insurmountable to overcome. So, in general, I'd rather keep my distance from a constant flow of real-time streaming information. […]

Cold, Frugal Drinks to Keep You Cool in the Heat

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/cold-frugal-drinks-to-keep-you-cool-in-the-heat When summer is in full swing, cold drinks are in order. Don't waste your money on sugar-filled store-bought stuff; make your own delicious drinks for cheap. […]

Best Money Tips: Sell Your Skills as an Older Worker

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on selling your skills as an older worker, schooling yourself post graduation, and preventing identity theft for your children. Top 5 Articles How to Sell Your Skills as an Older Worker — When trying to find a job as an older worker, use the fact that you have tons of experience as leverage to get a job. […]

7 Easy Ways to Have Energy After Work

If it's a workday, chances are you hardly have an ounce energy left by quitting time. About 40% of workers report feeling fatigued at work on any given day. […]

5 Ways to Say "No" to Friends and Family

I've spent most of my life saying "yes" to things because, I have to admit, I am a natural people pleaser. I want to make everyone happy, and when others are happy, that makes me feel good, too. On occasions when I'm forced to say or do something that will displease someone else, I easily get stressed out. […]