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Use Beer to Get Rid of Pests

As winter drags on, you might be tempted to stay indoors and have a few beers to keep the chill out. Of course, we’re not the only animals searching for warmth and protection from the harsher weather, but we’re also not the only animals to appreciate a bit of beer. […]

6 Quick Tips for Organizing Your Finances

Do you ever find it hard to juggle your personal finances? I do. I keep having this awful feeling that I’ve forgotten to pay a bill or something. Those thoughts are a clear reminder that I need to do a better job organizing my finances. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Event Tickets

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save money on event tickets, how to fall back in love with your job, and free things to do this year. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Save Money on Event Tickets — Want to save money on tickets to your favorite events? Try procrastinating! […]

Imagine Eating to Lose Weight (and Save Money)

Ready for what may be the cheapest and least time-consuming weight-loss technique of all time?  Imagine eating a lot of a certain food, and you’re likely to eat less of it. In a new study published in Science magazine, researchers discovered that when a person visualizes himself eating a lot of a certain food, he will then consume less of i […]

How to File Your First Tax Return

Brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition — Free to prepare, Free to print, Free to efile. Filing your first tax return doesn't have to be the daunting task you've seen portrayed in the media, especially if your tax situation isn't abnormal. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Use Groupon?

Last week, Linsey made us aware of 5 Awesome Alternatives to Groupon. Daily deals websites are really taking off and helping people get great discounts at various businesses. However, some people try to steer clear of these websites in order to avoid spending money on stuff they wouldn't normally buy. Do you use Groupon? […]

How the Reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Will Affect You

On Friday, February 11, 2011, the Treasury Department announced the Obama Administration’s plan to reform the nation’s housing finance system, which entails winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac within the next five to seven years. […]

4 Steps to Absorb the Cost of an at-Home Lifestyle

We’re homebodies. My husband and I both work full-time from home, homeschool our children, and entertain from our house often. While we save big money on things like car expenses, fuel, and entertainment, we suffer from other costs: sky-high utility bills, a large grocery budget, and continuous replacement of regular household items. […]

The Fallacy of Multitasking

Let's imagine that you finally decide to ignore the latte factor and buy a cup of $5 iced coffee at the nearby coffee shop. It smells good, but you want to drive home before you drink it because your baby just started crying, and you know she wants to be home as soon as possible. […]