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11 Ways the Government Pays You to Live Green

Do you care about the planet? Do you care about saving money? Those ideas are not mutually exclusive. If you are environmentally conscious, it's worth knowing that you can "live green" and get help from the government to do so. Federal, state, and local governments offer tax breaks,... […]

Beware of These Common Debt Consolidation Traps

You've vowed to eliminate your credit card debt, but your bills are too overwhelming. You're ready to consider a final option: debt consolidation. It's true that consolidating your debts can make it easier to eliminate them. But debt consolidation can come with its own financial traps. Because of... […]

12 Entry Level Jobs With Surprisingly High Salaries

Many of us leave school knowing it will take several years to achieve a decent standard of living. There is a ladder to climb, and we all know we have to start on the bottom rung. However, there are some professions that offer hefty paydays the second you enter the field. Here are 12 careers that... […]

The 5 Best Blushes

Blush is an essential item in any makeup kit. It will add color and a healthy glow to your cheeks, even with a light application. It can also make your skin look more youthful and rejuvenated, even in the coldest winter months. Every blush is different and each one is suited to a particular skin... […]

Best Money Tips: 15 Best Apps for Savings on Dining Out

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found a list of the best apps for saving money when you’re dining out, how to clean everything in your kitchen, and memberships that will actually save you money. Top 5 Articles 15 Best Apps to Save Money on Dining Out —... […]

Americans Spend More Than Other Countries On These 10 Things

In America, we're known for our indulgences — home appliances, electronics, vacations, cars. So how does our spending stack up against Europeans, or folks in Asia? Read on for our analysis of the most uniquely American spendings habits out there. 1. The Lottery Americans spend more money... […]

Ask the Readers: What's the Worst Job You've Ever Had?

You've likely worked a variety of jobs, and some jobs may not be what you're interested in. That doesn't tend to be a huge issue (there are bills to pay, after all!) — unless there's something about the job that makes it really wrong for you. Personality clashes with the boss, mind-numbingly... […]

6 Retirement Products That Aren't Worth Your Money

Saving for retirement is actually quite simple. But there are many products out there that make it seem more complicated than it actually is. Others simply cost more than they're worth. As you approach retirement age, you may hear about all kinds of ways to ensure that you have enough money to... […]

5 Important Tax Changes for 2016

What comes with a new year? Changes to the federal tax code, of course. And 2016 is no exception. These changes could mean big financial penalties if you don't have health insurance. Or they could bring you big savings if you happen to own a small business. Overall, the changes to the tax code... […]

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Money

Whether or not yoga is your thing, you're probably familiar with it. The practice of yoga has become popular enough that most people know how yoga is done and how to do the basic poses. What you may not know is that you can learn a lot about life in general while holding a pose like downward dog... […]