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How to Sell Your Old Stuff on Facebook

We all have things we don’t need or want. The traditional avenues of selling your stuff — such as Craigslist or eBay — seem to be overly competitive, or worse, a little unsafe. I’ve recently taken to Facebook to get rid of unwanted items and even pick up a few things that would have been cumbersome to buy through those other online channels. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! It's time to start thinking about what to get that special someone in your life. Many people go with the traditional chocolates and red roses, while others get a little more creative in order not break the bank when Valentine's Day rolls around! How do you save on Valentine's Day? Do you make your own gifts? […]

99 Affordable Date Ideas

Going on dates doesn't always have to mean draining your wallet at fancy restaurants. There are plenty of affordable and entertaining dates you can go on with your beloved. After all, it's really the time you spend with your sweetheart that matters and not how much you're spending on the dates. […]

Best Money Tips: Negotiate Your Way to a Lower Cable Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on negotiating a lower cable bill, brilliant uses for beer, and saving money at theme parks. Top 5 Articles How to Negotiate Your Way to a Lower Cable Bill — If you want to get a lower cable bill, remember to try to keep your expectations realistic. […]

7 Hidden Advantages to Getting Rid of Your Car

When my family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Chicago, we didn't bring our car. We figured we would get around to buying a new one by the end of the summer. […]

Are You Happy With Your Bank?

Since my focus is on credit cards, I keep an eye on the banking industry. This helps me predict trends. Sometimes the trends look positive for consumers. Sometimes they don't, especially if I sense there's a new fee on the horizon. […]

7 Delayed-Spending Tricks That Help Pay Off Debt

Although I don't consider myself an impulsive spender, I dislike waiting when I am ready to buy. Still, I have learned that patience is more than a standalone virtue. Delaying a purchase for several weeks or even months can be beneficial to paying off debt. […]

Best Money Tips: How You Might Be Killing Your Car

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how you might be killing your car, why stressing over debt isn't always necessary, and flu-fighting foods. Top 5 Articles How you might be killing your car — You might be killing your car if you aren't changing the fuel and air filters. […]

20 Awesome Uses for Milk Crates

Before IKEA began selling faux milk crates to use as storage containers, we had to steal the real deal from our local grocery stores. Milk crates were perfect for keeping vinyl records organized; they could be turned upside down to sit on when friends came over; and they made colorful, stackable cubbies for clothing. […]