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12 Ways a Deep Declutter Can Improve Your Life

I love to declutter. In fact, I love it so much that I seldom have a chance to accumulate enough for proper decluttering. In my mind, a really deep declutter is more than just about cleaning. It's an opportunity to change our lives and reorganize our world. If you need to change things up in your own life, consider a deep declutter. It can help you in lots of unexpected ways. […]

The 3-Step Plan to Choosing Your First (or Next) Mutual Fund

I still remember buying my first mutual fund when fund families sold their offerings by telephone and mail. Research typically involved poring over the pages of reference books in the public library. So, rather than spend my time in this laborious effort, I called a fund company and started talking to one of its investment advisors. […]

Best Deals for Monday 7/1/13

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7 Financial Must Haves for the First-Time Home Buyer

Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting events in adult life. In many ways, it's our society's primary marker of adulthood, a symbol of financial prudence, and the ultimate sign of stability. But without the right planning, buying your first place can be fraught with stress, fear, and way too much guesswork. […]

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in July

It feels like Easter was only a few weeks ago, and yet we're already halfway through the year. July is here, and with it some decent savings are also arriving. If you also have decent weather, you may get to enjoy many of your deals in the sunshine. Here's hoping. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Your Rental Car

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving on your rental car, overcoming newlywed challenges, and summer jobs for kids. Top 5 Articles 10 Strategies to Save on Your Rental Car — To save money on your rental car, research insurance and prepay. […]

Big List of Senior Discounts

Senior citizens have it made. Not only do they have retirement and senior centers (two things I can't wait to enjoy when I get older — hello, bingo!), but they also get to take advantage of a long list of discounts on entertainment, travel, dining, shopping, and more. What are those savings exactly? Find out right here in this big list of senior discounts. […]

How to Find Time for the Important Things in Life

Link for teaser title:  http://americanexpress.tumblr.com/post/54110112557/money-cant-buy-you-time-learn... Create time for the things you love in 5 easy steps. Find out how on our commissioned guest post for Amex's #PassionProject. […]

15 Free Ways to Entertain Kids for an Afternoon

School's out for summer, and you know what that means — tiny people will be terrorizing your house on a daily basis. But that doesn't have to happen. With this list of free activities for kids, you can keep the tykes occupied and satisfied, all without going broke. (See also: Summer Freebies and Bargains for Kids) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to lower your home insurance, saving on your wedding cocktail tab, and displaying proper tipping etiquette. Top 5 Articles 6 ways to lower your home insurance — If you want to lower your home insurance, clean up your credit report. […]