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5 Work Habits From Country Music

Johnny Cash once described country music as, "three chords and the truth." Now, the hard-drinking Man in Black may not have necessarily been talking about work habits, but it turns out country is full of work wisdom. The value of putting in a solid day's work was a consistent theme of my Southern upbringing. […]

Best Money Tips: Negotiate Discounts and Freebies For Your Dream Wedding

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on negotiating discounts and freebies for your wedding, ways to go broke, and working out without a gym membership. Top 5 Articles How to Negotiate Discounts And Freebies for Your Dream Wedding — To negotiate discounts and freebies for your wedding, try to flatter your friends into helping for free. […]

Best Money Tips: Negotiate Discounts and Freebies For Your Dream Wedding

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on negotiating discounts and freebies for your wedding, ways to go broke, and working out without a gym membership. Top 5 Articles How to Negotiate Discounts And Freebies for Your Dream Wedding — To negotiate discounts and freebies for your wedding, try to flatter your friends into helping for free. […]

Are You Tipping Wrong? This Is What You Should Be Leaving

Do you ever wonder if you're being too stingy or too generous — or if you're supposed to tip someone for their services at all? What about when you go on vacation: do the rules change? […]

Are You Tipping Wrong? This Is What You Should Be Leaving

Do you ever wonder if you're being too stingy or too generous — or if you're supposed to tip someone for their services at all? What about when you go on vacation: do the rules change? […]

5 Things That Seem Like Savvy Buys But Are Actually Terrible Splurges

We all have an instance in which we thought we were making a smart purchase, but ended up paying unintended consequences. It's so tempting to take up an almost-too-good-to-be-true offer, but here are five purchases that sounds savvy but are actually terrible splurges. (See also: 6 Things That Seem Like Spurges But Are Actually Savvy Buys) 1. […]

5 Things That Seem Like Savvy Buys But Are Actually Terrible Splurges

We all have an instance in which we thought we were making a smart purchase, but ended up paying unintended consequences. It's so tempting to take up an almost-too-good-to-be-true offer, but here are five purchases that sounds savvy but are actually terrible splurges. (See also: 6 Things That Seem Like Spurges But Are Actually Savvy Buys) 1. […]

The 10 Most Low Effort Ways to Save Money Ever

Anyone bringing home a steady, reasonably sufficient paycheck can save. Not only that, but saving is one of the simplest acts of money management that you can engage in, and there are a lot of ways to make it happen. (See also: 101 Easy Ways to Save Around the House) To help you get started, try some — or all! — of the 10 of the most low-effort strategies for stocking your rainy-day fund. 1. […]

The 10 Most Low Effort Ways to Save Money Ever

Anyone bringing home a steady, reasonably sufficient paycheck can save. Not only that, but saving is one of the simplest acts of money management that you can engage in, and there are a lot of ways to make it happen. (See also: 101 Easy Ways to Save Around the House) To help you get started, try some — or all! — of the 10 of the most low-effort strategies for stocking your rainy-day fund. 1. […]

12 New Ways Restaurants Trick You to Spend More

When I lived in Columbus, Ohio, my favorite spot was a little place called The Blue Danube, familiarly known as "The Dube." In addition to the usual inexpensive bar fare, the menu there offered the Dube Dinner Deluxe which paired a bottle of Dom Perignon with a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches (made with Roquefort cheese) at a cost of $185. Though I always regarded the Dube Dinner Deluxe as mor […]