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14 Pricey Things You Shouldn't Buy (And What to Get Instead)

Shakespeare said it best: "Fast bind, fast find; a proverb never stale in thrifty mind." Savvy shoppers know that living a thrifty lifestyle doesn't mean that you have to give up on the finer things of life. The trick is to find cheaper alternatives to expensive purchases. […]

5 Ways That Negativity Can Help You

Debbie Downer, Moaning Myrtle, Negative Nancy. Slang terms like this make us feel like we have to be constantly upbeat and positive if we want to live a good life. However, recent research suggests that some degree of negativity can be helpful and essential to our health and happiness. (See also: Pessimism Pays) Here are five ways that negativity can work for you. 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Things to Bring to a Job Interview

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on things to bring to a job interview, getting a free education at your fingertips, and easy home organizing tips. Top 5 Articles 5 Things to Bring to a Job Interview — Be sure to bring a reference sheet and your resume to a job interview. […]

The 12 Herbs and Spices Every Pantry Should Have

Maybe you received a spice rack as a wedding gift. Perhaps you found a bunch of basil and cilantro in your latest CSA basket. Or possibly you're just looking to make healthier, low-calorie foods with fuller flavors on the cheap. […]

The 9 Hidden Costs of Drinking

Drinking isn't cheap. We all know that whether it's a quiet glass of wine at home in the evening or a full-fledged night out on the town, alcohol can cost you. But do you know the true costs? Those that go beyond just the actual price you're paying for that can of Coors or bottle of chianti? […]

Never Use Your Credit Card to Pay for These 10 Things

Plastic comes in handy during an emergency, and when you're building reward points or your credit history. But although credit cards can be used for just about any purchase, there are things you should never charge to your card. Sometimes, you're better off using cash or a debit card. Here are 10 things you should never put on your credit card. 1. […]

The 10 Offensive Phrases No One Is Telling You About

Unless you have a particularly mean streak, or you're in the middle of a bid for vengeance, you never knowingly want to offend people. It's human nature to actually do the opposite, and tread carefully to avoid making someone feel bad. […]

The 5 Best Woks

Woks are typically most associated with Chinese cooking, and are capable of performing a large number of cooking functions. The larger size and higher slopes of a wok allow it to be used for boiling, braising, deep or pan frying and, most notably, stir frying. […]

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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #HaveAPlan to participate. This week's topic: Making a Financial Plan! Learn about the importance of saving for retirement, having life insurance, and making a plan for your future. […]