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Happy (Financial) Independence Day

Today, let’s take a vow to be financially independent. I’m posting this on the Fourth of July — Independence Day here in the United States — but this works any day. Whether you need to work to become financially independent or just want to maintain the independence you’ve already gained, today, let's set some goals. […]

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July 2012

The dealnews staff published more than 6,000 deals last July, which we've analyzed so that we can offer our readers a bit of advice while planning purchases this month. And it's a particularly important month to do so, since a number of sales will appear to be better than they are. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways Travelers Save on Trips

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on ways travelers save on trips, getting paid what you are worth, and ways to save money on your electric bill. Top 5 Articles 8 Frugal Ways Travelers Save On Trips — To save on trips, keep an eye out for fare alerts. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Use eBay?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to lady, Francesca, and Therese for winning this week's contest! Everyone has heard of eBay and most people have either participated in eBay's online auctions by either bidding or posting an item for auction. […]

The Slow Bleed: Plugging Your Financial Leaks

Financial woes can come quickly from big events like a foreclosure, loss of a job, or health problems. These misfortunes, though painful, make a certain amount of sense. Clearly A caused B and led to C — however just or unjust A, B, or C may seem. But at other times, our finances suffer death by a thousand cuts. Harder to pinpoint, we can’t make ends meet or get ahead. […]

Create Your First Shared Budget Without Blowing Up Your Relationship

Sharing is hard. When I was growing up, my parents would often only buy a single toy for me and my two brothers. That forced us to do something that we found very difficult — share. In my early 20's, my wife and I got married, and I was quickly thankful that my parents forced my brothers and I to share, because marriage involves a lot of sharing. Sharing doesn't come naturally. […]

Best Money Tips: Fun and Festive Fourth of July Treats

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on Fourth of July treats, creating new routines, and tips for eating healthy on a budget. Top 5 Articles 5 Fun and Festive Fourth of July Treats — This Fourth of July, make a flag cookie pizza or Fourth of July strawberries. […]

A Complete Guide to Saving at America's Baseball Stadiums

Many people don’t know this about of me, but I love a good baseball game. The cheering crowd, the grilled hot dogs, the well-fitted uniforms — they’re all reasons I head to the stadium any chance I can. But these days, enjoying a night out at the ballpark can cause serious pain to your pocket. Unless, of course, you know how to root, root, root for the home team like I do. […]

A Consumerist Editor Talks About How to Tackle Inept Customer Service

Whether awarding the Golden Poo trophy to the Worst Company in America (this year Electronic Arts won the title) or putting together quirky stories about how even Indians aren't fond of India-based call centers, The Consumerist dishes consumer advice and activism with attitude. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on Eating Out

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save on eating out, how not to be average, and the Obamacare ruling. Top 5 Articles 15 Ways to Save on Eating Out — Save money on eating out by following restaurants on Twitter and becoming a regular. […]