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The Many Benefits of DIY

I will be the first to admit that the I'm not a good handyman. I'm not proficient with anything that has to do with my hands other than, well, typing. But even for someone like me, DIY has its place. This is especially true when it comes to money-related matters. Here are five reasons why you need to learn how to do-it-yourself every once in a while. […]

Reverse Bucket List: Look Back Before Looking Forward

Everybody has a bucket list — a random list of things we'd like to do, be, or have before we “kick the bucket.” Some people make due with rough mental compilations, while others prefer their bucket lists typed, formatted, and prominently displayed. (See also: Goal Setting, Defined and Deconstructed) But what of the bucket list? Where is the context? […]

Big Bytes: Using Tech for Restaurant Discounts

One of the best things about technology — according to just about everybody but Congress — is the wealth of information that’s available anytime and anywhere we need it. As the Internet and smartphones have evolved, so too has the way people use this technology. […]

Best Money Tips: Saving at the Dentist

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving at the dentist, jobs for people who want to work from home, and ways to make the msot out of gift cards. Top 5 Articles 4 Ways to Save at the Dentist — Save money at the dentist by looking into free and low-cost health clinics. […]

How to Express Condolences Without Saying Something Stupid

Until recently, I felt awkward and unprepared when someone I knew experienced the death of a family member. My reactions were typically neither swift nor smooth. Stockpiled sympathy cards were rarely accessible when needed. Visitations and memorial services often conflicted with my schedule. […]

Bad for Business: 4 Poor Facebook Habits

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/bad-for-business-4-poor-facebook-habits ShareThisWhile lacking a Facebook page for your business is not necessarily the equivalent of trying to operate without a telephone and modern plumbing, social media is something almost no businesses can a […]

Designing a Small-Business Wellness Program

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/designing-a-small-business-wellness-program ShareThisSmall businesses thrive when they design niche products and deliver personalized service, whether they are selling to customers or marketing to employees. […]

How to Find Unlisted Jobs and Win Every Salary Negotiation

Ramit Sethi, the New York Times bestselling author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, recently did an amazing Q&A session on how to land your dream job.   He has given Wise Bread permission to highlight his best answers to these popular job hunting questions: How do I find and land unadvertised jobs? How can I grow my network when I don't know anyone with connections? How do I explain a resume gap w […]

25+ Delicious, Healthy, and Cheap Bean Recipes

As foods go, beans are one of the healthiest, cheapest options out there. High in protein and fiber and costing just pennies per serving, beans can be dressed up or down, served along with meat or as a protein source all their own, and kept on your pantry shelf for months. I love beans. I also know, though, that if you aren’t already a big bean fan, beans can seem pretty boring. […]

15 Ways to Gain More Confidence Today

Boy, is it hard to get out of this mid-winter funk. The holidays are over, you may have gained a bit of weight, the weather is wreaking havoc on your skin and social life, and, worst of all, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Yes, this time of year sucks. But it’s not just you who feels that way. We’re all in the same boat, actually. […]