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Ask the Readers: Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

With the recent earthquake and hurricane on the east coast, disaster preparedness is a topic on the minds of many people. Many people have a plan in place to follow should disaster strike. However, some people have no plan to follow if they are faced with a natural disaster. Are you prepared for a natural disaster?  Do you have an emergency fund? What about an evacuation plan? […]

5 Ways to Snag Budget-Friendly Business Clothes

Because law school is the academic equivalent to Thunderdome, my fiance recently interviewed for summer internships. Summer 2012 internships. Those interviews spurred a foraging expedition through our closet for the perfect interview outfit. She found what she needed, but we agreed that it was probably time to beef up our business collections. […]

Great Vegan Grill Recipes

The final days of summer are upon us — and you know what that means. It’ll soon be too cold for comfort to cook outdoors, so we need to grill while the grillin’ is good. There are plenty of posts out there that focus on BBQ staples like chicken, ribs, and fish, but what about the vegans? Don’t they deserve flame-broiled freshness just like the rest of us? Of course they do. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips For Better Sleep

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips for better sleep, ways to simplify your finances, and education alternatives that will help boost your career. Top 5 Articles 5 Tips For Better Sleep — Get better sleep by sticking to a sleep schedule. […]

How to Get a Refund When Something Is Non-Refundable

That little phrase — non-refundable (or non-returnable) — is as unsettling to frugal shoppers as garlic is to vampires. Surely in this day and age, where the customer is always right and stores are willing to do anything to get your business, the very idea of non-refundable must be out of date, right? Well, yes it is. Kind of. […]

From Clammy to Clean: 9 Ways to Fight Mildew

Yech, mildew. How many shower curtains have I replaced? How many pairs of shoes or leather coats have been rendered unwearable? How many paint jobs ruined with mildew's tell-tale spots seeping through? Below are some of my favorite mildew fighters. (See also: Household Cleaning Hacks That Save You Money) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Late Retirement Planning Tips

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on late retirement planning tips, how to hedge against gas price increases, and clever ways to pay for your kids' college. Top 5 Articles Late Retirement Planning Tips — If you are late in planning for your retirement, make sure you fully fund your 401k. […]

LCD vs. Plasma: What's the Better Value?

LCD TVs have become the format of choice for flat-screen TV buyers. However, despite their market dominance, LCDs have yet to give plasma TVs their final death blow. And that's a good thing, because when it comes to pricing (specifically on 50" 1080p sets), plasma TVs trounce their LCD competitors. In fact, in the past year, not once has a 52" LED-backlit LCD sold for less than a 50" plasma. […]

Organizing Your Financial Paperwork

Keeping your finances organized may be easier than you think. Even if you hate organizing or are short on time, you can still stay on top of your paperwork by setting up a simple system. The best system reduces the amount of clutter coming in your front door and makes it easy to prioritize and deal with the remainder. […]

Cooking Without Electricity: Hurricane Preparedness With Style

Getting ready for post-hurricane power outages and other emergencies can get overwhelming. Gas in the vehicle, propane for the grill, emergency water, and storm shutters seem to get all the air time. When it comes to stocking the pantry and cooler, most people head to Costco to pick up a case of sandwich crackers. […]