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This Is the Secret to Buying Electronics for Cheap

I love new electronics, but I don't always let myself buy them. There's simply too much available, and they cost too much money. Lately, I find myself turning more and more to buying my electronics refurbished. Right after the latest iPad was released, I bought the previous version refurbished for about a hundred less than it was currently running, which saved me even more from the new version. […]

How to Turn Unwanted Gift Cards Into Cash

Got gift cards to stores or restaurants you'd never dream of patronizing? Wouldn't it be great if you could turn them into cash? Well, it turns out that there are several ways to do exactly that. (See also: How to Use Up Small Balances on Gift Cards) Expect to get anywhere from half to about 90% of the card's face value or remaining balance. […]

6 Tax Moves You Need to Make Right Now

With tax day thankfully behind us for another year, the last thing you probably want to think about right now is… taxes! But this is the ideal time to plan ahead for a less "taxing" April 15th next year. Here are the best moves to make right now. (See also: The 10 Worst Tax Moves You Can Make) 1. Estimate Your Taxes If you're like most taxpayers, you probably got a refund this year. […]

You CAN Earn More Money — Here's How

If you could earn more money on a regular basis, how would that change your life? How would you use the extra cash? Would you finally pay off your debt? Help out your friends who are struggling financially? Invest more so you'll have a wonderful retirement? Stop penny pinching because you don't have to worry about not having enough money? Do you think it's possible? Well, it is! […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/22, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Saving for summer! […]

New Study Says You Should Spend Less on Kids Sports. Here's How.

Good news: spending less on your kid’s sports will actually make him better at them. That’s according to a Utah State University study just reported by the Wall Street Journal, which contends the more you spend on your children’s sports, the less they’ll enjoy them, and the less successful they’ll be at them. Researcher and former pro-football player Travis Dorsh explains, “When parental sports sp […]

Best Money Tips: Money Recommendations For Every Age

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on money recommendations for every age, knowing when it's time to quit your job, and mistakes renters make. Top 5 Articles Top Ten Money Recommendations For Every Age — It is important to reduce your debt and automate your finances. […]

20 Simple and Stylish DIY Clothing Projects for Women

Want to update and personalize your closet without spending much cash? Before donating or tossing your old or unworn items, check out these 20 genius tutorials guaranteed to jazz up your existing wardrobe on the cheap. There are projects for the complete novice (like me) to enjoy, but I've also included a few more advanced items to keep more experienced stitchers happy. […]

21 Surprising and Delicious Ways to Cook Instant Ramen

Let's not kid ourselves — ramen is no health food. But sometimes when time or money is tight, a packet of instant ramen can be a meal-saver. If you get a little creative, you can make your ramen a little more interesting and a little more delicious. […]