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10 Life Skills for Working Moms

I was a working mom, myself, for 18 years. I won't kid you: It wasn't easy. A lot of it is a blur. So, I polled my co-worker moms, friends, and neighbors to see what skills they need to keep the "working mom" machine running. Here are some of the top life skills they rely on day in and... […]

The 5 Craziest Groupon Deals

Nobody likes to pay full price. That's why everybody jumped on Groupon when it first came out with all of its crazy-cheap deals, and many of us still keep coming back. From dinners at fancy places to open bar catamaran cruises, Groupon seems to offer everything under the sun — at a steep... […]

Here's What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Mortgage Payment

We know the scenario: Maybe your spouse lost a job, dropping your household income. Maybe your hours at work have been cut. Or maybe your own job has disappeared. Whatever the financial emergency, your monthly mortgage payment has become unaffordable. What can you do if you want to keep your... […]

Best Money Tips: 7 Behaviors of Emotionally Wealthy People

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the behaviors of emotionally wealthy people, why more restaurant chains are offering delivery, and ways to get more use out of your old makeup. Top 5 Articles 7 Behaviors Of Emotionally Wealthy People That You... […]

10 of the Coolest Sayings About Saving

Don't downplay the importance of frugality: Saving money is the single best thing you can do to secure your future. If you're having a tough time tightening the purse strings, taking a look at 10 of the coolest sayings about saving money can put things in perspective. 1. "Money looks better... […]

9 Common Apartment Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

Looking for a new apartment to rent? Spring and summer are moving season for many renters. It's also a time filled with excitement and hope — the hope that the next place will be better than the last. I've been there. Fortunately, a lot of the problems that plague renters can be avoided just... […]

How to Build an Investment Portfolio for Under $5000

If you're relatively new to investing, you might find the number of investment options mind boggling. Moreover, it's not easy to know how much money to place in which types of investments. To help simplify things, let's pretend we have $5,000 to place in a retirement account. The investment mix... […]

7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Your First House

Sponsored by Chase Mortgage Banking. Review their resources to help you find and finance your home. My husband and I bought our first house when we were in our early twenties. Almost a decade later, we recently closed on our second home. We learned a great deal throughout the process, but we... […]

5 Ways to Stay Productive While Working From Home

You've just landed a coveted work-from-home job. This is great news. You can now ditch the time-consuming commute to work. You can avoid office gossip, and you can work on your own schedule. But, there are some pitfalls. It's not always easy to stay productive when you're working from home. There... […]

Best Money Tips: Best and Worst States for Saving Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the best and worst states for saving money, how to retire without debt, and exercises that you can do anywhere. Top 5 Articles The best (and worst) states for saving money and getting ahead 2015 — The... […]