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You'll Be Surprised How Much Sugar These 10 Foods Have

Like many people, I'm an avid food label reader, and I'm always on the lookout for added sugar. I know to look for high-fructose corn syrup along with sugar and honey. But then I discovered via Mayo Clinic that sugar can be disguised as fruit juice concentrates, fruit nectars, malt syrup, molasses, and cane syrup and lots of other less sugary sounding ingredients. […]

How to Save $26,000 in 5 Years or Less

A penny saved is a penny that can be earning investment returns in a well-diversified investment portfolio. At least, that's what I think one of the late, great founders of our nation once said. It's hard to find ways to put money aside, but here are a few creative options that are often overlooked. […]

Are You Being Had? Learn From 5 Crazy Ponzi Schemes

Whether you call them "Ponzi schemes" or "pyramid schemes," one thing you definitely don't want to call investment scams is "something I fell for." So take a look at a few of history's biggest and boldest schemes — each illustrates something to keep in mind when weighing your own investment opportunities. […]

6 Time-Tested Ways to Make a Relationship Work

If you're like me, you're 100% human, complete with quirks, talents, shortcomings, and a generous portion of dysfunction. We are all, to put it gracefully, "works in progress." This is why relationships can be so difficult. We're taking two dysfunctional people and mashing them together. In a relationship, you're not just dealing with your own personal issues. […]

Best Money Tips: Financial Tips From Dad

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on financial tips from dad, managing your money in retirement, and financial goals everyone should strive for. Top 5 Articles Father Knows Best — Financial Tips From Dad — Did your dad teach you that money can't buy happiness? […]

Healthy People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

Fostering healthy habits is not only good for your body and mind, but it can also save you money. So, if we were to peek into the home of a textbook case healthy person, what might we find? (I love snooping!) Well, the following items would be a safe bet. 1. […]

How to Get Magazines for Cheap (or Free!)

Beautiful, glossy magazines may be your guilty pleasure, but they don't have to cost you a pretty penny. There are ways to get them at a discount or even free. Check out some of these suggestions: RELATED: 13 Ways to Get Free Books Your Local Library There are so many free goodies to be had at the library, one of which includes an extensive collection of magazines. […]

Do This One Thing Every Day to Defeat Out-of-Control Spending

Do you wince when you open up your monthly credit card statement? Do you look at the savings in your bank account at the end of the month and wonder where all of your money went? You're not alone. […]

6 Things You Might Do on Your First Day of Retirement

Besides saving, planning, and being practically prepared for when you end the working phase of your life, how will it actually feel? What will you be thinking? […]

What Did Your Parents REALLY Teach You About Money? (It Might Surprise You)

One of my most heady childhood memories is from the very first time I earned money from a "job." I was about 11 years old, and my father's best friend needed a mother's helper to entertain her baby for a couple of hours. In exchange, she gave me a $5 bill. (See also: Wise Bread Writer's First Jobs) I walked on air all the way back to my house. […]