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Best Money Tips: The Car Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on keeping your car expenses from draining your bank account. Top 5 Articles Car Buying Guide: Tricks to Save Thousands — Negotiating via phone or email and financing wisely can help you save thousands when buying a car. […]

A Pro Resume Editor Reveals the 5 Dumbest Things You Have on Your Resume

Resumes are your first introduction to a potential employer; they're the key that unlocks a closer inspection. You might be the world's best interviewee, but if you can't land an interview in the first place, those interpersonal skills won't do you much good. […]

15 Ways to Save the Most During a Hawaii Vacation

Hawaii is a magical place that draws people from around the world. Nearly 8 million visitors came to the Hawaiian Islands in 2012, with close to 5 million from the U.S. alone! As more and more people visit, there are more and more hospitality businesses offering their services to travelers. Which means sometimes just getting started can be overwhelming, not to mention costly. […]

10 Things You Think Affect Your Credit Score — But Don't

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to personal credit. One reason for this is the way your credit score is determined is largely shrouded in secrecy. Because of this, there are many things that you may think affect your score that actually don't. Let's go through a few of these below! (See also: How to Rebuild Your Credit in 8 Simple Steps) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: The Cheap Eats Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on ways to keep your food expenses low. Top 5 Articles 98 Cheap and Easy Foods to Make Under 5 Bucks! — Did you know you can make breakfast burritos and French Onion soup for under $5? […]

Improve Your Social Skills With Highlights From 5 Great TED Talks

TED talks have covered so many important topics, but arguably the most important? Social skills. (See also: 18 Things People With Good Social Skills Never Do) We are social animals… as long as we're not too busy watching brilliant TED talks to act on what we've learned. […]

Convert Your Crap Into Cash Without a Garage Sale

We all have extra stuff lying around that we'd love to pawn off for cash — in theory. But let's face it. Organizing a garage sale can be sort of like planning a dinner party without the payoff of good friends, good conversation, and a couple of refreshing gin and tonics. […]

12 Ways Kids Can Teach Us About Money

"If someone gave me $10, I would buy a toy from the movie Frozen," recently said one of my favorite 8-year-olds. "What if the store didn't have the one you wanted?" asked his mom. "Then I would save my money." With their untarnished idealism and often very pragmatic ways of thinking, kids can teach us a lot about life — and about money. 1. […]

14 Things Good Hosts Never Do

I throw a couple parties a year and host overnight guests regularly as an Airbnb host, but I'm far from the host with the most. Still, I strive to be better. That's why I polled a few friends and experts to see what's on their list of party fouls that a good host would never commit. (See also: Don't Ruin the Party: 11 Things Good Guests Never Do) 1. […]