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Healthcare Price Lists: A Short (but Useful) Guide

Consumers are taking on more and more responsibility for controlling their own healthcare costs. Many people have high-deductible health plans or consumer-directed health plans that come with high deductibles and high out-of-pocket expense caps, ranging from $1,250 (self-only) to $12,500 (family) in 2013. […]

9 Fun Activities to Help You Tighten Up Your Work Skills

After a few months of Summer Fridays or hitting the blacktop for weekend road trips, it can be tough to reel your brain back from the beach into office mode, so now's a great time to invest some energy in tightening up your work skills. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money on Travel

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save on travel, how to keep your job, and foods that fight the flu! Top 5 Articles The 5 Best Ways To Save Money On Travel — Save money on travel by choosing your destinations wisely. [Money Spruce] How to Keep Your Job - 10 Tips in a Tough Economy — Want to keep your job in this economy? […]

Great Ways to Advertise Your Yard Sale

I’m in the process of packing for a cross-country move. By the time I was three boxes in, I was committed to making sure that I had to move as little as possible, so I scheduled a yard sale. I’m in a particularly tough location to rely on people driving by and stopping to shop — I live on a dead end with no through traffic. So I went into advertising mode. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 10/4, 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: Retirement! Join us as we talk about saving for retirement, social security, and employer 401k match! This week, we have a special guest joining us for the chat! Jeremy from Generation X Finance will be chatting with us! […]

Consumer Reports Picks Top 3 Credit Cards for Your Needs

td { border: 1px solid #CCC; } Figuring out which credit card works best for your lifestyle and spending habits can feel like a financial Where's Waldo, leaving you scanning over a sea of card offers, hoping that the one you're looking for will pop up in your vision. Consumer Reports — the non-profit organization that rates everything from airlines to air conditioners — recently put their Money […]

How to Rebuild Your Credit in 8 Simple Steps

When you have bad credit, many doors are closed to you. A poor or bad credit score is one that falls at or below 619 on the FICO score. You might not qualify for loans, or you might have to settle for less-than-desirable terms that cost you thousands of dollars during the loan’s terms. […]

10 Fun Toys and Games You Can Make at Home

Now that I am the mother of a three-year-old boy, I have found that he always wants to be entertained, and constantly buying new toys is not an option. When I was a kid, I didn't have nearly as many toys as my son, but I remember that my parents and I played with a lot of homemade toys and games. […]

Best Money Tips: Halloween Costumes to Make on the Cheap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on Halloween costumes to make on the cheap, saving for retirement, and fees you should always negotiate. Top 5 Articles 9 Halloween Costumes To Make On The Cheap — Save money this Halloween by making a nerd costume. [SavvySugar] How Much Should I Save for Retirement? […]

Best Money Tips: Financially Prepare for Your Family's Future

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on financially preparing for your family's future, making a better to do list, and buying or leasing a car. Top 5 Articles How to Financially Prepare For Your Family's Future — Financially prepare for your family's future by learning the difference between needs and wants. […]