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Get Help With Your Underwater Bank of America Mortgage

In February 2012, the major lenders in the United States struck a deal with the government to avoid prosecution for improper processing of foreclosures. In order to reduce its share of penalties, Bank of America has revealed recently that it is willing to forgive the principal of many mortgages so that the borrowers will no longer be underwater. […]

Best Money Tips: Spring Cleaning Tips

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on spring cleaning tips, financial lessons from The Hunger Games, and commonly missed tax deductions. Top 5 Articles Spring Cleaning Tips: Finding Items for Sale to Earn Money — When spring cleaning your home, put items you want to get rid of into donation, yard sales, and online sales piles. […]

US Airways Promotion: How to Save on International Flights

Right now there is an opportunity at US Airways to save money on an international trip. Through April 15, 2012, if you buy up to 50,000 US Airways Dividend miles, US Airways and Points.com will double your miles. Thus, 50,000 miles becomes 100,000 miles. (See also: 6 Ways My Family Scores Free Travel With Credit Cards) How Much Does It Cost? Each mile typically costs 3.5 cents each. […]

15 Ways to Reuse Detergent Bottles

Let’s talk about detergent bottles. Wonderful, adaptable detergent bottles. Most people have one use for them — to hold laundry detergent. But if you look at the design of modern detergent bottles, they clearly have a life beyond the last drop of liquid goodness inside. […]

6 Ways to Banish Negative Thoughts

Want to know the secret to success? The formula is part positive thinking and part self-awareness. It's easy to become jaded when life gets tough, but don't get caught up in negative thoughts because it may hinder your progress. Seeing the world as a glass half empty may lead you to give up easier and not try as hard because you may think that it's pointless to even make an attempt. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Groceries Without Coupons

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money on groceries without coupons, frugal living in retirement, and red flags that could get you audited. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Save Money on Groceries Without Coupons — Save money on groceries without using coupons by using your freezer. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 3/29, 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: Handling a disaster. Learn about emergency supplies, disaster-proofing important documents, and making sure insurance will cover any losses you may experience. […]

25 Things to Never Pay Full Price For

What’s so great about this frugal renaissance that we’re experiencing is that there are more ways to save on everyday purchases than ever before. In fact, there’s money waiting to be saved on almost every purchase we make. […]

Pay Yourself First: What It Means, and How to Do It

If you have ever read a retirement planning brochure or any website about investing, there’s a good chance you have read the phrase “pay yourself first.” Some financial experts refer to this as the Golden Rule of Personal Finance! But what does it mean to pay yourself first, and how exactly do you do it? […]

Best Money Tips: Secrets to Paying for College

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on secrets to paying for college, working from home do's and don'ts, and savings for every day of the week. Top 5 Articles Secrets to paying for college — Cut tuition costs by graduating in under four years. […]