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4 Things to Consider Before You Open an Online Savings Account

Opening an online savings account is a fairly simple process that offers a number of benefits, from a higher interest rate to convenient access options. But before you switch banks or open an account with the first online bank you find, there are a few things you should consider. (See also: Think Twice Before Ditching Your Current Bank) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Unusual Uses For Soap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on unusual uses for soap, last minute tax filing tips, and how to earn more in less time. Top 5 Articles Top Ten Unusual Uses for Soap — Use soap as a flea trap by mixing some soap in water and leaving it under a dull light. […]

Book Review: Debt Free for Life

Debt Free for Life: The Finish Rich Plan for Financial Freedom by David Bach There are really two steps to getting out of debt. First, cure whatever problem lead to you getting into debt. […]

8 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

Brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition — Free to prepare, Free to print, Free to efile. With millions of Americans due to receive tax refunds in the coming weeks, it's worthwhile to think about what to do with that mini-windfall. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Only Buy On Sale?

With the price of gas, food, and almost everything else going up, making any purchase can put a dent in your bank account. Most people try to only buy items that are on sale to help cushion the blow of purchasing necessary budget items. […]

Kilowatts a Killer? Tips for Air-Drying Clothes

Not only does reducing your dryer use save money, but it is also much easier on your clothes. I recently donated a dress to Goodwill that I’d had for seven years — not because it was worn out, but because I was sick of wearing it. […]

Should You Repair a Dripping Faucet?

Drip. Drip. Drip. It’s a sound most of us know all too well. Sooner or later, we encounter a dripping faucet in our home. For some people, it’s a no brainer to replace it. One washer and some very simple plumbing maneuvers, and it’s all done. […]

Best Money Tips: Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas Under $50

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on Mother's Day gifts, bad reasons to sell your home, and juicy secrets to job hunting. Top 5 Articles 20 Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas Under $50 — This Mother's Day, give your mom the day off. […]

Surprising Items That Criminal Recyclers Are After

Tough economic times can breed innovation. For some, innovation comes in the form of novel sources of work. For others, it comes in the form of novel theft. The booming industry of criminal recycling is an example of the latter. […]

5 Things Our Realtor Told Us That Weren't True

I wanted to share this post because if this happened to me, it is undoubtedly happening to thousands of other Americans who are being "represented" by realtors. Let me start with a quick background. Our realtor was a friend, sort of — he is the husband of my wife's friend. He helped us out with a sale years ago. […]