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Alternatives to Flying: Other Ways to Get From Here to There

With the advent of budget airlines offering unbelievably low airfares and our maniacal desire to get from A to B as quickly as possible, flying is usually the only option we consider when traveling. […]

How to Survive a Tax Audit

Imagine walking up to your mailbox today and finding a letter from the IRS. You filed your taxes nice and early and have eagerly been awaiting your refund check. Could this be it? Nope, it's a notice of an income tax audit. Your eyes bug out. Audit?! […]

7 Nutrients You Need More Of

When the US Department of Agriculture released its latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recently, they identified a handful of vitamins and minerals Americans weren't getting enough of. […]

Best Money Tips: Avoid Banking Fees

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to avoid banking fees, things you should have on hand in a disaster, and ways to save money on gas. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Avoid Banking Fees — Avoid bank fees by paying with cash and using online alerts. […]

Wise Bread's Frugal Food Gone Wrong

I do not like wasting food. Not only is throwing out food wasteful, but it's also financially irresponsible. One of my ever-present goals is to prepare just the right amount of food so that I'm full but not stuffed, and so that I have leftovers, but not so many that they'll make a lovely home for mold in the back of my fridge. […]

How to Make Your Own Soda

I will admit that I am not a huge soda drinker; most of the time, it makes my teeth hurt. But when I do drink soda, I want it to be worth it. I'd much rather drink a bracing, sinus-opening ginger beer or a fresh carbonated lemonade than some boring old can of Coca-Cola. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Takeout

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save on takeout, commonly overlooked tax breaks, and how to make your dreams a reality. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways To Save On Takeout Food — Next time you buy takeout, be sure to look for coupons before you place your order. […]

Should We Pay $2 Per Pound for Garbage Disposal?

In many European countries, including Germany, throwing away garbage is a costly affair. Whether it’s based on weight, volume, or some other system, it’s a way to cut down on the physical amount that people throw away. […]

Teaching Kids About Money: An Interview with Dr. Brad Klontz

It’s commonly accepted that many high school graduates do not have enough education in the area of personal finance. In fact, personal finance classes are not even required for graduation by most high schools. […]