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5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 01/16

50% Off Lucky Brand Jeans - Today only! Save 50% on select Lucky Brand jeans for women, men, and kids—straight-leg, skinny, relaxed fits, and more—in a wide spectrum of denim washes. 50% Off Timbuk2 Lifestyle Bags - Choose from messenger bags, shoulder bags, laptop bags, and more! 80% Off Round Black Diamond 925 Sterling Silver Pendant With 18" Sterling Silver Chain - Save $70! […]

How to Make Your Fortune: Become Your Own Hero

I don't mean "make a fortune." I mean, "make YOUR fortune," like a character in an adventure story. The point is not to get rich. The point is to take charge of your life; to be responsible for your own future. […]

Best Money Tips: Sleeping Tips You've Never Heard

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on sleeping tips you've never heard, reasons not to eat fast food, and things to remember when everything goes wrong. Top 5 Articles 10 Unconventional (But Great) Sleeping Tips You've Probably Never Heard — Turning off your screens and watching your food intake can help you sleep better. […]

7 Habits of the Financially Successful

If you think about it, achieving success in some of our most important life activities requires two key ingredients: knowledge and behavior. Knowledge by itself isn't enough; knowing what to do only gets you halfway there. You also need to follow through by taking action. (See also: Success Secrets You Should've Learned in High School) Take a job, for example. […]

The 5 Best Electric Skillets

An electric skillet is a great and inexpensive way to expand the amount of cooking space you have in your kitchen. You can use it to take care of side dishes while your main stove or oven handles your main course, or simply use the skillet to make a meal for yourself. Like normal skillets, electric skillets are capable of sautéing and pan-frying, but many can also be used for deep frying. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 1/16, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #Finfluential to participate. This week's topic: Being Finfluential! […]

Wise Bread & Cricket Wireless Team Up To Answer Your Financial Questions!

It’s a new year and time for a fresh start – including saving more, so you can do more all year round. But, sometimes we need a little help to get going on the right financial foot. […]

10 Great Home-Based Side-Business Ideas

The following guest post by Kimberly Palmer is based on her new book, "The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life," which comes out this week. Most work-from-home schemes are scams, or pretty close to it. Anyone who asks you to invest $500 (or more) in inventory before you've made a single sale does not have your best interests in mind. […]

9 Free Things to Do in Any City You Visit

OK, so you have a vacation planned to a big city, but your budget's already been shot to heck by airfare and hotel. You may feel like a lack of funds will limit your ability to have fun, but there are plenty of things to do in most cities that won't cost you a dime. In fact, one of the great things about cities is that there's a lot of free stuff built in. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for a Better Retirement

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on having a better retirement, getting ahead when living paycheck to paycheck, and sticking to your resolutions. Top 5 Articles 7 Tips for a Better Retirement — To have a better retirement, shop your insurance programs. [Forbes] Living Paycheck to Paycheck? […]