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Best Money Tips: Ways to Get Rich Quicker

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to get rich quicker, how to start saving for your summer vacation, and cutting wedding cake costs. Top 5 Articles 9 Ways to Get Rich Quicker — If you want to get rich quickly, try to self-publish a book or start your own company. […]

20 Tasty 5-Ingredient Recipes

I love to cook. But it can become a chore — and one that takes all the joy out of making a delicious meal — when I have million ingredients on the counter and a major mess to clean up afterward. To keep cooking fun, I often search for recipe ideas (or come up with my own) that have five ingredients or less. […]

Best Money Tips: Maximize Your Savings When Buying in Bulk

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on maximizing your savings when buying in bulk, ways to spend less on your dog, and hidden costs of college. Top 5 Articles Tips To Maximize Your Savings When Buying in Bulk — When buying in bulk, maximize your savings by only buying products you will actually use. […]

AMEX Platinum: Do the Perks Justify the Fee?

The Platinum Card® from American Express is the favorite card of some of the most successful people in the world, and these cardholders undoubtedly use it for many extravagant purchases. At the same time, Wise Bread is all about frugality and saving money. So is this credit card just like a flashy piece of jewelry or an impractical sports car? […]

4 Ways Your IRA Beats Your Savings Account

You may wonder why you should save money inside a retirement account. The simple answer is that retirement assets are treated differently than regular assets. The federal government, many institutions, and probably even you tend to consider the money set aside to sustain yourself in your old age as sacrosanct. And there are real benefits to having this perception. […]

5 Things to Avoid Before You File Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is already a formidable task, so you’ll want to do everything you can to avoid shooting yourself in the foot and making the process that much harder. Unfortunately, some actions that seem perfectly reasonable, and even prudent, can actually land you in even more trouble. In worst-case scenarios, the court can dismiss your case, leaving you responsible for paying your debts. […]

Eating at the Intersection of Cheap and Healthy

A lot of healthy food — organic, locally grown food — is priced like yuppy specialty items. That fact does not mean that poor or frugal people need to eat junk. (See also: Anyone Can Spend Less for Food) Let me begin with the premise that you're willing to make compromises — that's necessary, because that's where the overlap is. […]

Why Canada’s TFSA Is Totally Awesome

In a recent article, I compared the Canadian and American retirement systems, and while I tried to include as much as I could, a lot of people jumped on my omission of the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). I left it out because, strictly speaking, a TFSA is not a retirement savings vehicle. […]

Best Money Tips: Best Ways to Save Money for 2013

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to save money for 2013, lowering your summer cooling bill, and jobs to get in college. Top 5 Articles 10 Best Ways to Save Money for 2013 — Using the library and buying goods online are two great ways to save money this year. […]

The 5 Best Toaster Ovens

Toaster ovens are great small appliances that serve a variety of purposes. While the primary function is still to toast bread, most toaster ovens also have bake and broil functions, allowing them to serve as small electric ovens. […]