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Getting the Most Out of Free College-Planning Resources

Having heard so much about the difficulty and stress of choosing, applying to, and getting accepted into college, I was concerned that I needed to spend lots of time coaching my son during his senior year of high school, looking over his shoulder, asking the right questions, pursuing varied choices, and more. […]

5 Ways Blazing Internet Speeds Can Save You Money

This technology article is sponsored by Comcast Business Class, the nation's leading communication services provider. Benjamin Franklin said it best — time is money. This is especially true today, when the speed of your internet connection can directly impact your bottom line. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You See Movies in the Theater?

It's always nice to escape reality by watching a movie. Whether you are a fan of action, comedy, romance, or horror, movies can provide an escape from everyday life. Some people like to see movies in the theaters while others are deterred by the high ticket prices and opt to wait to see movies on DVD. Do you see movies in the theater? Or do you prefer to wait until they come out on DVD? […]

How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)

For the last five years, I've been traveling the world full-time, and for less money than I've ever spent (and I'd wager less money than most people would spend) to live in one place. My worldly possessions fit into one bag (just larger than carry-on size) and a backpack containing my laptop and computer gear. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Fly for Free

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to fly for free, tips to reduce your grocery budget, and how to save money on things you need. Top 5 Articles How To Fly For Free — To travel for free, volunteer to get bumped from your flight or complain to the airline. […]

Wise Bread on Marketplace: A Frugal Valentine's Day

I'm not the biggest Valentine's Day fan. It's not that I hate love, but I do hate all of the expensive things people are expected to do to express that love. […]

Your 31 Hidden Networks That Can Help You Land Jobs

This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition. As a job hunter, you know that networking is often essential to finding a new position. You may have already called your old boss or sent your résumé to the neighbor who is a human resources manager. But you know more people than you realize. […]

Affordable Flowers for Valentine's Day (or Any Day)

A lovely bouquet of flowers is one of the most common Valentine's Day expenditures. Flowers really are a luxury item — they aren't something that most people buy regularly. This is partly because floral arrangements are so expensive — even the less-than-perfect arrangements that you get from your local grocery store. […]

10 Home DIY Projects You Can Do in One Day

My husband and I are in the midst of a major home remodel, and we're faced with big tasks such as tiling new bathrooms, installing flooring, putting up new walls, and rerouting plumbing. Such challenging tasks can seem overwhelming, and I've found that doing a few easy one-day DIY projects gives me a sense of accomplishment. […]

Financial Tricks to Master for a Happier Life

Chances are very good that it's not the money we are after, but to be happy. Yet, many of us mistakenly chase the elusive idea of "having more money" and we end up working endlessly while we sacrifice our happiness to reach this goal. If you want a good motto to live by, it should be this: The journey IS the reward. Here are five things you can do this year to increase your happiness. […]