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25 Things You Shouldn't Buy at the Grocery Store

We've all done it — grabbed a candy bar or gossip magazine while waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store. Without realizing it, we've just thrown our meticulous shopping out the window for the sake of convenience and a last-minute treat. Such quick spending decisions can add up over time. […]

Best Money Tips: Teaching Kids About Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on teaching kids about money, things that are causing your bills to skyrocket, and the best ways to make extra money. Top 5 Articles Teaching Kids About Money — Parents should be responsible for teaching kids that money is a tool. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are the Best Gifts for Women?

Congratulations to Monique, Marybeth, and Lynda for winning this week's contest! Editor's Note: For the next few weeks, we will be doing a gift giving series on Ask the Readers and will focus on the best gifts for certain demographics! Ask the Readers: What are the Best Gifts for Women? is part two of our series! Finding the perfect gift for your mom, sister, or girlfriends can be tough. […]

Life Is Like Investing in the Stock Market

Remember that famous quote in "Forrest Gump"? Forrest said, "My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.'" While I believe there's lots of truth to that statement, I'm going to modify that quote to try and get you to think differently. Here's my version — "Life is like investing in the stock market. […]

What Are Secured Credit Cards?

There's a reason plastic is so prevalent as a payment method. Cards are small, convenient, and accepted at a wide variety of merchants. But even though various credit cards, prepaid cards, and debit cards look similar and are used the same way, they are not the same. A secured card, unlike an unsecured card, is connected to a bank account. […]

Best Money Tips: Enjoy the Movies for Cheap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on enjoying the movies for cheap, ways for consumers to save money, and the best items to buy now. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Enjoy the Movies for Cheap — Enjoy the movies on the cheap by buying less snacks. […]

Beyond Goodwill: The Different Types of Thrift Stores

If you’re just getting started in the world of thrifting, the enormous variety of thrift stores can be overwhelming. It can be daunting to navigate through the used TVs, broken alarm clocks, plastic picnicware, and worn-out shoes before finding a real gem (but what a rush when you find that diamond in the rough!). […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Amazon

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money on Amazon, cashing in on creativity, and saving money today. Top 5 Articles 9 Ways To Save Money On Amazon — Save money on Amazon by shopping the sales. [SavvySugar] 6 Ways to Cash in on Creativity — If you love photography, consider selling your photographs to make extra money. […]

5 Best Prepaid Debit Cards

  In a world where consumers are increasingly wary of credit even as they want the convenience of plastic, the idea of prepaid debit cards is catching on. […]