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Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 12/27, 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: 2012 in Review! […]

Money Resolutions: 6 Ways to Take Control in 2013

As the economy shows signs of life again and even the cynics concede that we might be on the road to a modest but sustained recovery, there’s no better time to take a critical look at our savings strategies and investments. […]

12 Habits of Highly Responsible Credit Card Users

Everyone should aspire to be a highly responsible credit card user. Besides obvious benefits such as staying out of debt, highly responsible credit card users will also be happier and less stressed out about their money because they’re in more control. So, what are the key habits of highly responsible card users? (See also: Keep Your Credit Card Safe While Shopping Online) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Lowering Your Grocery Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on lowering your grocery bill, getting health insurance with no job, and saving money on your data plan. Top 5 Articles Essential Tips For Lowering Your Grocery Bill — Creating 14-day dinner plans to lower your grocery bill. […]

The Best Job Hunting Tips of the Year

Some of the best news to come out of 2012 was that the economy had improved and that more jobs were being created. More openings meant more job search tips — and within the year, a new LinkedIn format, new ways of looking at cover letters, and more all made it onto our list of things to keep on our radar. […]

Ask the Readers: What Was Your Best Money Moment of 2012?

The new year is almost here! As we reflect back on 2012, we all have moments that we will always remember. Some of us took dream vacations, others got married, and quite a few had kids! Chances are everyone had a money moment of 2012 that will stand out to them, be it paying off debt or saving up enough to make a big purchase. What was your best money moment of 2012? Did you buy a house? […]

15 Uses for Garlic That Deserve a Round of Applause

It always makes me giggle a little when a cooking-show audience claps for garlic. Ever notice that? Turn on an old episode of “Emeril Live” and wait for it. It’ll happen. But maybe garlic really deserves a round of applause. You can be the judge after browsing this list of 15 cool uses for this pungent cousin of the onion. (See also: 17 Uses for Stale Bread) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Throw a New Years Bash for Less Cash

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on throwing a new years bash for less cash, paying off your auto loan early, and ways to donate to the Sandy Hook victims. Top 5 Articles Throw a New Years Bash for Less Cash — Invite your friends over and have a spa night to ring in the new year! [The Dollar Stretcher] Should You Pay Off Your Auto Loan Early? […]

7 Hot Credit Card Trends for 2013

Every December, I start thinking about what’s ahead for credit cards in the new year. No, I’m not psychic. Just a credit card geek who spends hours and hours every week following the credit card industry. These trends are listed randomly and not in any particular order. For example, number one  isn’t any hotter than number seven. […]

Financial Lessons From "It's A Wonderful Life"

You may have seen the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life” that is often played over the holidays. […]