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The 5 Best Credit Cards for College Students

When I was in college, my mom seemed to call me nearly every week to confirm that I was paying my entire credit card balance in full and on time. It was as if she knew that credit cards and college students do not have a good history together. At the time, banks were employing every tactic possible to get large amounts credit into the hands of young adults. […]

Ask the Readers: What Do You Buy in Bulk?

Buying in bulk can be a great way to save money if you have a large household, but even small families and singletons can make it work by sharing the cost and goods with other families or friends. But beware! […]

9 LinkedIn Changes Every Job Hunter Should Make

If you are looking for a new job, your social media presence, especially your LinkedIn profile, can play a major role in your success. […]

What It Costs to Raise a Child

Raising children can be invaluable and something a parent will cherish forever. The cost of those memories, however, is much more than time spent, diapers changed, toys picked up, and tears shed. (See also: 7 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Stay-at-Home Parent) As any parent will tell you, there are financial costs to raising children, though they probably don't closely track them. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips to Save Money Daily

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on tips to save money daily, the biggest problem with early retirement, and job benefits you can negotiate. Top 5 Articles Even More Tips To Save Money - Daily — To save money daily, get a reusable coffee mug and buy second hand. […]

7 Websites You Must Visit When Buying a New Car

Buying a new car is a pretty stressful experience. You’re putting down a pretty large chunk of cash, and you’re making a commitment to allocate part of your monthly budget to a new expense you didn’t have before. […]

Credit Cards Aren’t as Competitive as They Want You to Believe

It's hardly news to say that credit cards are a big business. You can't browse the web, listen to the radio, watch a television show, or even open your mailbox without seeing some sort of advertisement for a credit card. […]

Pretty, Cheap: Makeup Advice for the Frugal

When I reached the age where I was interested in makeup, my mother handed me Cindy Crawford's "Basic Face," a book in which a model shows you how to put on makeup. Because she has so much experience with that herself. […]

Best Money Tips: Triggers for Financial Infidelity

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on triggers for financial infidelity, how to do your own landscaping, and tips for buying your first home. Top 5 Articles 5 Triggers for Financial Infidelity (and How to Steer Clear of Them) — If you have separate accounts from your spouse, try to be transparent about your accounts to avoid financial infidelity. […]

Simple Ways to Get the Healthcare You Need Without Overspending

Getting the right healthcare services can be difficult under any circumstance. In the past few years, my family members and I have had some relatively minor but pressing problems requiring medical attention. Making sure we had proper care at a reasonable cost was much more difficult than expected even though we have excellent insurance coverage. […]