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Give Yourself a Break: The Productivity Secret That'll Change the Way You Work

As a person who makes a living doing freelance and contract work from home, there are two questions I tend to get about my job. The first is whether I work in pajamas. (The answer is no.) The second is how I manage to get any work done at all. "If I worked at home, I don't think I'd get any... […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Own Apple Products?

Apple is one of the biggest names in consumer electronics; whenever a new iPhone is released, you can bet there'll be news stories of mile-long lines at the Apple store. But while Apple products certainly are popular, they tend to come with a higher price point (especially the new models) and many... […]

Ask These 5 Questions Before Deciding On a Financial Advisor

When you hire a new housecleaner, figuring out if he did a good job is pretty easy — just look under some furniture for evidence of shoddy work. Unfortunately, it's much more difficult to determine if your new financial advisor is doing a good job, since it's more difficult to understand the... […]

The 5 Best Things to Buy or Sell on Craigslist

Oh, the choppy public waters one must navigate on Craigslist. For every successful transaction, about a dozen fall through. How do you know what will work? These are the five things you should always buy or sell on Craigslist. 1. Home Appliances Refrigerators, dishwashers, A/C units, and laundry... […]

6 Ways to Transition to a New Career After 30

The average American changes jobs seven times over a life time of work, and the pursuit of better job satisfaction and financial stability are among the top reasons. Most of these career shifts happen in a person's teens and twenties, when hop-scotching from bartending to telemarketing is more... […]

Best Money Tips: Secrets of Incredibly Productive People

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the secrets of incredibly productive people, reasons why you’ll never get rich, and how to handle three awkward money situations. Top 5 Articles 7 Secrets of Incredibly Productive People — Productive... […]

How to Game the System and Save Big at CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid

When looking for savings, shopping at big name drugstores used to be a no-no. But CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid have useful rewards programs that, when used right, can help you get the most bang out of your buck. Here's a list of useful tricks to maximize savings at these three big name... […]

21 Surprising Uses for Vinegar

As an Englishman, I spent most of my life knowing only one use for vinegar — well, malt vinegar to be precise — and that was as something to make my fish n' chips taste great. After I discovered the fine cuisines of Guam and the Philippines, I used white vinegar in my cooking. I also... […]

12 Money Adjustments You Should Make Mid-Year

We're already more than halfway through another year — and already in the latter half of the decade (can you believe it!?) — which means fall and winter are right around the corner. As those seasons approach, you'll find yourself back to the grind, taking the kids to school and... […]

4 Steps to Finding Your Mortgage Lender

Sponsored by Chase Mortgage Banking. Review their resources to help you find and finance your home. I vividly remember signing my first mortgage agreement, my hand trembling slightly as I held the pen. It’s a lot of money to commit to paying back! Since that day, between refinances and new... […]