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11 Cool Uses for Popsicle Sticks

Cooling off with popsicles this summer? Don't toss the sticks! There are a number of arts and crafts you can make with your leftovers. (And if you're not into cold desserts — don't fret: you can pick up hundreds of popsicle sticks online or at your local dollar store.) 1. Coasters These... […]

Ask the Readers: What Do You Splurge On?

Overspending all the time is terrible for your finances, but it's actually a good thing to splurge a little once in a long while. Just make sure the splurge is worth it! What do you splurge on? What is your criteria for a worthy splurge? When was the last time you spent more than absolutely... […]

7 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score Quickly

Your credit score will determine whether you will get approved for credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, or other loans, as well as impact the interest rate you'll pay. If you aren't happy with where your credit score is today, take heart: There are some simple ways to improve it quickly. Once your... […]

14 Things You Should Do When You Move to a New Town

Moving to a new town is exciting, but it also can be intimidating. The physical move and subsequent unpacking is stressful enough; then you have to set up a whole new life, which requires weeks of your time, money, and energy. To help make the transition at least a little smoother for you, here's a... […]

5 College Degrees With the Highest ROI

The first two things people usually want to know when you tell them you're making preparations for college are your intended school and major. Sure, they're curious to learn more about what you're interested in studying. But it's also because these are two of the main factors in determining your... […]

How Credit Card Issuers Classify Your Purchases For Bonus Rewards

We've all seen credit cards that offer bonus rewards for specific categories of purchases such as "dining" or "entertainment," but how do you know which purchases will qualify? For example, if you go to a nightclub and order a drink, is that considered to be a dining or an... […]

Best Money Tips: 22 Clever New Uses for Your Tools

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles clever new uses for your tools, reasons why you’re addicted to Facebook, and ways that decluttering will improve your health. Top 5 Articles 22 Clever New Uses for Your Tools — Try using a flexible... […]

22 Cheap Ways to Keep Cool During the Hottest Month of the Year

When the mercury rises, employ these cheap cooling tactics to effectively beat the heat. 1. Black Out Your Home Windows First semester of my freshman year of college, I only had two days of classes. Yep, my full schedule was packed into Tuesdays and Thursdays, which left me with five days a week... […]

31 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Your Summer Veggies

Summer doesn't just bring fun and sun, it also brings a bounty of fresh veggies like corn, tomatoes, and squash. It's arguably the best time of year for vegetable lovers, and it'd be a crying shame if you didn't take full advantage of it. The following 31 recipes should get you... […]

When You Should Get A Business Credit Card Over a Consumer Card

If you have a business, it’s worth considering a small business credit card. In some cases, the rewards and benefits mirror their consumer cards with little to no difference. In others though, the rewards offered by the small business card can be significant. And regardless of the rewards... […]