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How to Maximize Your Airline Mileage Redemptions

Although real frequent fliers earn their miles in the air, there are still many of us who use every trick in the book to find miles on the ground. Ever since I stopped traveling for business, I have had to earn my most of miles and points through credit cards, car rentals, hotels, and various shopping promotions. […]

10 Monthly Bills You Can Slash

Bills! Bills! Bills! Sometimes it seems as if everyone’s got their fingers in the pie when it comes to your hard-earned money. Electric bills, water bills, cable, cell phone bills, doctor’s visits — the cost-of-living expenses never seem to end. However, if you’re smart about it, you can work the system and save some money on these so-called necessary expenses. […]

Best Money Tips: How To Be Successful in the New Year

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to be successful in the new year, ways to make spending less more painless, and how to look great for less. Top 5 Articles How To Be Successful in the New Year — Want to make this year a successful one? Make it a point to help someone with something everyday. […]

How Natural Disasters Can Change Pricing Worldwide

Millions of natural disasters occur around the world each year, from volcanic eruptions to wildfires to tsunami. As implied by the term “disaster,” these events can have devastating effects on human life, local economies, and the environment itself. Historically, natural disasters have caused a lot of damage to pricing schemes, as we can see from the following. […]

10 Things You Do to Save Money That End Up Costing You More

Have you heard of the expression “Penny Wise, Pound Foolish?” It’s something I heard a lot growing up from my parents, and it can have multiple meanings: You are very careful with small amounts of money, but throw caution to the wind with large amounts. […]

Seeing Mickey for a Song: Disneyland for Less

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but Disney seems to prove that statement false. As the self-proclaimed “Happiest Place on Earth,” Disneyland (along with California Adventure) is indeed a lot of fun for the whole family. But with exorbitant prices on everything from tickets to food, it could make your available funding fall faster than the Tower of Terror. […]

Best Money Tips: Improve Your Social Life

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on improving your social life, alternatives to joining the gym, and shopping and cooking for one. Top Articles How to Improve Your Social Life in 2012 — Improve your social life in 2012 by joining a few Meetups! […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 1/5, 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 prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: How to Haggle. Learn about doing price research, bringing cash, and walking away when you can't get the deal you want. […]

Using Airline Credit Cards to Score Premium Travel Awards

Picture this — two travel reward credit card holders are saving up for an airline award ticket. Over a year or two, one of them charges $40,000 to his reward card affiliated with a major domestic airline, yet has trouble finding a round trip domestic award in Economy class for the 40,000 miles he earned. […]