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6 Signs You Aren't Making Enough Money

Living paycheck to paycheck can take a toll on your stress levels and emotional wellbeing. It can also greatly impact your financial wellbeing both in the present and in the future. If you aren't confident about your financial future, then it's time to make a change. Here are a few signs that you... […]

8 Ways to Save on Accommodations Online

The online accommodation landscape is changing quickly. New websites are popping up every day, each with a unique way to search for different types of lodging. But sometimes sites like Airbnb have hefty service charges, while booking engines like Expedia and Booking.com often take a 25% cut from... […]

7 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Credit Cards

Just as unresolved conflicts can lead to a breakup in a relationship, there are signs of credit card misuse that should signal it's time to break up with your credit cards — at least for awhile. Here are seven signs to look out for. 1. You Can Only Afford the Minimum Payment Prioritizing... […]

What Is a Good Credit Score and Why Is It Important?

Credit scores can be confusing, especially with so many different models and algorithms available. Plus, it’s easy to mess up your credit rating and end up with bad credit without even realizing you’ve done anything. Here’s what you need to know about credit scores and increasing... […]

My 2016 Budget Challenge: How to Turn Your Spouse Into a Money Saver

[Editor's Note: This is the another episode in Max Wong's journey to find an extra $31,000 this year. Read the whole series here.] My husband, Mr. Spendypants, grew up as the youngest of six kids, so he pretty much hates hand-me-downs of any sort. Except for food. He's like a coyote with... […]

Flashback Friday: 102 Amazing Food Hacks You Have to Try This Summer

The best part of summer isn't the warmer weather, or the days spent lounging on the beach. It's the food. Summer food is fresh, light, and often grilled to perfection. Whether it's produce, meat, or a bowl of ice cream, everything just tastes better in the summer. So to kick your summer food game... […]

Best Deals for Friday 05/20

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today TGIF and we have the best deals for you! Universal Travel Case for Small Electronics $13, Over-the-Door Iron and... […]

One Simple Thing You Can Do to Start Budgeting Today

For people who've never done it, the idea of putting together a budget feels like a lot of work and certainly not much fun. It's why I don't recommend starting with logging every expense. That will feel like work. Instead of starting with the nitty-gritty spreadsheet stuff, start with the big... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Make an Extra $500 a Month

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways for you to make an extra $500 every month, time-saving cleaning tips from a professional, and surprising places where you can use Bitcoins. Top 5 Articles How You Can Make $500 More Every Month — Love working on your car?... […]

10 Smart and Frugal Uses for Epsom Salt

The next time you're at the store, pick up a bag of epsom salt. These inexpensive crystals won't only ease your aches and pains in a warm bath — there's a host of other awesome things you can do with them! From feeding your lawn to cleaning pots and pans, here are 10 smart and frugal uses for... […]