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100+ Ways to Make More Money This Year

This year, this week, this minute: There is a way you can make more money if you want to. Here I've collected more than 100 ways to make more money — most right from Wise Bread's archives, and many of which you can start on today. From furthering your career to selling your stuff, from recycling to, heck, even juggling chainsaws — there's something here for you. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Get Ahead at Work

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to get ahead at work, alternative financial resolutions, and ways to motivate yourself. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Get Ahead at Work — If you want to get ahead at work, develop new skills and behave professionally. […]

The 5 Habits You Must Break to Become More Self-Confident

If you search "how to be confident" on Google, you'll find a collection of familiar advice. Talk nicer to yourself. Think positive thoughts. Try something new. (See also: 15 Ways to Gain More Confidence) All sound guidance that can help boost your ability to be fearless and that is, after all, what confidence is made of. […]

The 5 Most Common Ways People Derail Their Retirement

The following is an excerpt from Emily Guy Birken's new book The 5 Years Before You Retire When I was a child, I struggled with perfectionist tendencies and would get very angry with myself whenever I made a mistake. My mother used to reassure me by saying, "Everyone makes mistakes. […]

15 Easy-to-Pack, Delicious, and Cheap Airline Snacks

You can almost always expect a delay at the airport these days, which means that you could be stranded for hours eating expensive grub in the terminal or forced to scarf down something from the limited selection of onboard snacks in hopes of holding yourself over until you arrive at your destination. Unless you've prepared, of course. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Become a Morning Person

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on becoming a morning person, ways to avoid common bank fees, and financial resolutions to keep in 2014. Top 5 Articles How to Become a Morning Person — Want to become a morning person? Try to relax before bed. […]

6 Ways to Always Have Something Interesting to Say

No matter the situation, having something interesting to say is an asset. It attains that elusive quality of making yourself appear much smarter and more interesting than you actually are. No matter what your IQ is, having a little extra conversational boost is going to make you appear infinitely more fascinating and impressive to those around you. […]

4 Financial Lessons From "Fifty Shades of Grey"

I have a confession: I read "Fifty Shades of Grey." All of it. And before you judge me, you should know that even if you haven't read it, chances are many of your neighbors, co-workers, and family members have. For all the terrible reviews it got, the series (yes, there are three books) sold 70 million copies worldwide. Statistics don't lie, people. […]

Best Money Tips: Protecting Yourself From a Target-Sized Data Breach

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on protecting yourself from a Target-sized data breach, affording a pet, and adding flair to your desk. Top 5 Articles Why a Target-sized Data Breach Will Happen Again, and 11 Steps to Protect Yourself — To protect yourself from another Target data breach, use cash and get credit monitoring. […]

10 Easy Luxury Hair Treatments From Your Kitchen

Hair follicles take a beating throughout the year from sun and wind damage. If you hair feels dry or brittle, there are easy treatments that you can make right in your own kitchen. Here are a few ideas. (See also: Homemade Hair Conditioners) 1. […]