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Best Money Tips: Thrifty Gifts for Mom

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on thrifty gifts for mom, building your financial dream team, and ways to slash prescription costs. Top 5 Articles 9 Thrifty, Meaningful Gifts For Mom — This Mother's Day, consider giving your mom homemade potpurri. […]

Letting Go: 8 Steps to Forgiveness

Valerie Poteete was a single mom who had just started her own business. She had no insurance and was, much to her dismay, quickly diagnosed with cancer. When she lost her home, her sister came to help her pack up to move. Valerie went to the store to pick up some more packing materials, and when she returned, her sister had stolen every bit of cash from her home. […]

Have Coupon, Will Travel: Apps to Save on the Go

I never pay full price for my clothes, but I hate clipping coupons (yes, like Ellen, I’m a big fan of JCP’s rebranding). And while I like the idea of Groupon and LivingSocial type websites, my terrible memory never reminds me to print them or use them when the time comes. […]

Frugal Ways to Help Your Child Get the Best Education

Making sure your kids get the best education possible isn't always an easy task. Public schools are often overcrowded, and private schools can be extremely expensive. The alternative, then, is to either supplement your child's current curriculum or take complete control of their education and homeschool. The plus side to these alternatives is that you're never out of the loop. […]

Best Money Tips: Best Gifts for College Grads

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on the best gifts for college grads, budget-friendly room revamps, and financial rules that work and don't work. Top 5 Articles Top 7 Best Gifts for College Grads — Graduation is right around the corner! Consider getting the soon-to-be grad in your life a Roth or traditional IRA. […]

How to Deal With a Rude Neighbor

There’s a bad apple in every neighborhood. Whether it’s someone who leaves their pet’s mess for you to find, steals your paper, or is just plain nosy, rude neighbors are a part of life. While some rude neighbors can’t be reasoned with, most of them will change their tune once they’ve seen the error of their ways. […]

Fun, Frugal Vacations: What the Experts Fail to Mention

Frugal experts often champion certain types of vacations as great ways to save money and have loads of carefree fun. […]

19 Uses for Empty Cereal Boxes

When I was a kid, I loved going to the supermarket with my mom. My favorite aisle? Cereal! All those colors and flavors and prizes inside — it was hard to pick just one box. Of course, while I was eating the cereal, I didn’t care about the box at all (except to play the games on the back). My, how times have changed. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for Yard Sale Success

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tips for yard sale success, going green, and saving on your next family vacation. Top 5 Articles 13 Tips For Yard Sale Success — To make your yard sale a success, start preparing everything two weeks in advance. […]

Forgiven Mortgage Debt May Lead to Huge Tax Bills

Congress passed the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act during the national housing crisis. This little-publicized law protected those who lost their principal residences to a foreclosure or short sale from a big tax bill, and it is expiring at the end of 2012. This means that those who lose their homes or receive a partial loan reduction next year may be facing a huge tax bill. […]