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5 Financial Moves You Should Make Five Years Before Retirement

Here you are, five years from retirement. The reality of the end of your career is finally hitting home, but you may not feel completely ready to quit work yet. But with adequate planning and preparation, it is possible to feel confident about your life and finances as you approach retirement.... […]

6 Dumb Places You’re Leaving Your Money

Do you hate compound interest? Don't you know that compound interest is magic? Don't you want to be rich? Are you afraid to retire with zero savings? You should maybe relocate your cash, ASAP. Because, oh, the places you store your money are so completely dumb. (See also: 3 Ways Your Cash Rewards... […]

Pay off Your Balances and Get Out of Debt

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/5-day-debt-reduction-plan-pay-it-off?utm_source=wisebre... In this part of our five-part series on debt reduction, we provide... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 08/25

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Thursday blowout includes 61% off ChefLand Oval Plastic Contoured Serving Bowls, 54% off Epson LabelWorks LW-400... […]

How Too Much Investment Diversity Can Cost You

Financial experts agree that you shouldn't to put all your eggs in one basket. But just like with everything else in life, moderation is essential to truly reap the benefits of diversification. Spread out your investment funds into too many funds and you'll end up with a subpar portfolio bogged... […]

5 Ways Employee Perks Are Good for Business

This post is sponsored by Aflac. For more resources, tools, and insights on small business benefits, visit Aflac.com. Music lounges for in-office jams. Kombucha and craft beer on tap. Unlimited time off. Free housecleaning. It may seem that some workplaces today are a workers' paradise — but... […]

How I Saved Enough for a Down Payment While Working in China

When I was first considering teaching abroad after graduating from college, I had many friends and family who were concerned that I'd be setting myself back financially. With the best of intentions, these loved ones told me that I would be making a mistake by moving to Asia and accepting a lower... […]

Best Money Tips: Tailgating for Newbies

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on tailgating for newbies, deals you should and shouldn’t pass up at Trader Joe’s, and how to construct a frugal meal. Top 5 Articles The Newbie's Guide to Tailgating — Make it easier for your crew to find... […]

37 Brilliant Ways to Reuse an Empty Milk Jug

I like to make stuff. Alas, I have a zero dollar budget for craft supplies. But who needs money when you've got a recycling bin full of possibilities? Before you throw out another plastic milk jug, consider the crafty potential. (See also: 18 Awesome, Practically Free Upcycled Craft Projects) Toys... […]

The 5 Best Women's Cross Training Shoes

If you are involved in high impact workouts, like HIIT or CrossFit, you need a good pair of cross training shoes to help you become the best athlete you can be. The right pair of shoes can help you avoid injury by grounding you while you lift, providing traction and grip, and adequately cushioning... […]