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U.S. Government Offers "Free" $50,000 to Troubled Homeowners

A new program called the Emergency Homeowner Loan Program is offering a small group of struggling homeowners up to $50,000, and the money does not have to be repaid if the homeowners meet certain requirements.  This program has a funding of $1 billion and is being offered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the nonprofit housing advocacy group NeighborWorks America. […]

Gigwalk: Get Paid While You Walk!

Who said walking had to be boring (and unprofitable)? Now you can get paid to run simple errands while you're out and about. And it's all based on where you happen to be, whether you're inclined to take up a gig, and how much money you want to make. It's Gigwalk! The idea is so simple, yet so amazing. […]

Best Money Tips: The Best July Fourth Sales

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on the best July fourth sales, household items to use as toys, and how to get a job in your dream city. Top 5 Articles Guide to the Best July Fourth Sales — This 4th of July, head on over to Macy's and Sears for great deals! […]

Fee Fighters: Fighting for Low Credit Card Processing Fees

Does your freelance business (or eBay or Etsy account, etc.) accept credit cards, or are you looking to incorporate credit card processing into your business practice soon? Have you turned selling stuff into a viable business that's ready to go to the next level? […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/30, 12pm Pacific for Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Frugal summer fun. […]

The Best Eco-Friendly Water Bottles

I’ve always been a tap drinker — it’s refreshing, healthy, and free — but when some genius started putting H2O in plastic containers and selling it for a dollar a pop, Americans went nuts. Water? In a bottle?! As popular as it became, you’d think they were filled at the Fountain of Youth. (See also: The Many Uses for Empty Plastic Bottles) Some quick facts: The U.S. […]

10 Productivity Hacks From a Work-at-Home Mom

I work at home, part-time, as a (you guessed it!) freelance writer. So, I'm a writer. I'm also a mom. Of four kids. Under five years old. My youngest, in fact, is only a month old. While I can't share anything much about the experience of high fashion, expensive restaurants, or periods of silence lasting more than five minutes, I can share about getting maximum work done in minimal time slots. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money While You Sleep

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving money while you sleep, strategies to pay for college, and how to afford gourmet food every day. Top 5 Articles Save Money While You Sleep — Save money while you sleep by turning off electronics and unplugging everything before you go to bed. […]

How to Quit Your Job

Quitting your job can either be the greatest day of your life or the most nerve-wracking event you have had to face. […]

21 Personal Finance Lessons From Harry Potter

I recently finished rereading all of the Harry Potter books in anticipation of the final movie’s release. The first time reading the books, I was focused on the plot. But in rereading, I was struck by the reoccurring themes of money and personal finance throughout the books. […]