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The Secrets of History's Most Successful Savers

History divides penny-pinchers into three categories: the frugal, the misers, and the savers. They make for entirely different types of stories. There is overlap, of course, but the media also loves to find billionaires in blue jeans instead of Armani suits and label them skinflints. […]

10 Awesome Credit Card Perks You Didn't Know About

When you sign up for a credit card, chances are you are looking for something specific. You might be signing up for the travel rewards, or for the 0% APR balance transfer (see our picks for best transfer balance credit cards). But you might be getting more than you bargained for when you sign up for some credit cards — in a good way. […]

Introducing Skype Hub: 20+ Tips on How to Save Money

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/skypehub Check out our new section featuring tips on how to save money while keeping in touch with friends and family. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/1, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #WSMM to participate. This week's topic: When She Makes More! […]

6 Easy Ways to Be More Likable

As people, we all have a basic need to feel liked. But you don't need to be a glamorous celebrity or the most interesting man in the world to have people adore you. Often, it's just the simple things that can make a real difference. Here are some easy skills that anyone can use to instantly win over others, and also feel good in the process. […]

24 Places to Buy Inexpensive Natural Beauty Products

Inspect the label of conventional makeup, shampoo, or body lotion, and you'll find a long list of unpronounceable ingredients, many of which haven't been tested for their impact on human health or the environment. Tired of all the chemicals in cosmetics, many consumers are in the market for natural and organic alternatives. […]

3 Easy Ways to Save Money With Twitter

I spend a lot of time on Twitter. And by a lot of time, I mean "my-wife-needs-to-hide-my-phone-from-me" a lot of time. To justify all of my tweeting, I figured that I needed to prove that it could help us save some money. (See also: How to Break Your Social Media Habit) With some planning and these tips, you can use your Twitter account to help you save money, too. 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Accomplish Your Goals Faster

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on accomplishing your goals faster, following up after a job interview, and whether or not you are spending too much money on food. Top 5 Articles More Tips to Accomplish Your Goals Faster — If you want to accomplish your goals faster, get up 30 minutes earlier every day and have someone hold you accountable. […]

The New Kale: How to Cook This Summer's 8 Most Popular Vegetables

During my last journey through the produce department at my grocery store, I noticed something odd. The kale section had shrunk. Coincidentally, I had just read a less-than-enthusiastic food writer's review of kale cupcakes. Was the magic over? Were we kale-lovers passe? (See also: Easy Kale Recipes) Feeling curious, I did some research. What's hot these days? […]

How to Prevent Boomerang Kids From Ruining Your Retirement Budget

Times are tough. So tough that a record 36% of all millennial-aged adults lived with their parents, as of the most recent census report in 2012. Why, exactly, are today's youth moving home in droves, and how can parents help their adult kids without risking their own retirement solvency? […]