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The 6 Best Financial News Sites for Investors in a Hurry

Good investment decisions start with industry knowledge, information, and research. And as an investor, you probably already understand that news moves markets. But being the busy person you are, you're probably already inundated with tasks, making sifting through the plethora of information feel... […]

6 Surprising Ways a Houseplant Can Save You Money

If you have considered adding a houseplant to your home or office decor, you may be surprised to find just how much they can improve your life and even save you money. Experts recommend investing in at least three houseplants — and up to four plants per person — to drastically improve... […]

6 Important Things You Need to Know About the Housing Market in 2016

Buying a home is still part of the American dream. According to a survey from Trulia, 75% of Americans dream of owning a home, up 1% from 2015. This dream is even more pressing among Millennials because 80% of those surveyed would like to buy a home — and 31% would like to do so by... […]

Should You Move to a New City to Reduce Lifestyle Costs?

Moving to a big or popular city is often associated with higher housing costs. But even so, it may be worth it when you're able to change your lifestyle for the better — while reducing overall costs elsewhere. This is the exact decision that my husband and I faced a few months ago when we... […]

The 5 Best Jump Starter Kits

There are few things worse than getting in your car only to realize that you can’t get it started. While there may be a complicated underlying problem, sometimes, the battery just needs a quick charge. Unfortunately, there isn’t always someone around to give your car a jump start when... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 1/21, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Having a Frugal Winter! Learn about cutting heating costs, saving on winter clothing, keeping winter travel frugal and... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Build an Emergency Fund From Nothing

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to build your emergency fund from nothing, ways to fight clutter and get organized, and a guide to buying refurbished products. Top 5 Articles 29 ways to build your emergency fund out of thin air — Look at it as a... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 01/20

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Old Navy: Up to 75% off Clearance, Extra 50% off Carter's Baby Clothing at Sears, Lasko Low Profile Room Heater... […]

5 Audiobooks About Money You Need to Hear

Listening to audiobooks has become my new favorite way to read. I don't have to carve out time to curl up with a book. I can listen and learn while driving, working out, or cleaning the house. While I'm happy to listen to anything from fiction to essays, my favorite audiobooks help me learn more... […]

11 Ways the Government Pays You to Live Green

Do you care about the planet? Do you care about saving money? Those ideas are not mutually exclusive. If you are environmentally conscious, it's worth knowing that you can "live green" and get help from the government to do so. Federal, state, and local governments offer tax breaks,... […]