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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance, Anyway?

Private Mortgage Insurance is one cost that mortgage borrowers hate to pay. And that's not surprising given than this form of insurance — Private Mortgage Insurance — doesn't actually protect homeowners. Instead, it protects mortgage lenders from borrowers who don't make their mortgage... […]

5 Smart Travel Hacks Only Frequent Flyers Know

Airports can be a drag. Long lines, grumpy staff, crowded waiting areas, and poorly automated climate control can really put a damper on your travel day. But layovers, delays, and airport lobbies don't have to be uncomfortable. Using these expert tips, you can hack your way into a more enjoyable... […]

How to Manage Debt While Unemployed

When you're unemployed, it can be harder than ever to manage your debt. But with the right strategy, you can stop worrying about debt and start focusing on finding a new job. Here's how to get a handle on your debt during unemployment: Assess Your Assets First consider all assets and possible... […]

Best Money Tips: Deals and Steals for May

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found helpful articles deals to look for in May, old tech that you should purge to save money and space, and why store closing sales aren’t sales at all. Top 5 Articles Family Shopping Guide: Deals and Steals for May — You'll... […]

Best Deals for Monday 05/02

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender $27, Microfiber Cleaning Cloths $8, 12-Piece Multicolor Stainless Steel Knife... […]

You're Wasting Up to $42,532 by Not Investing Your Gasoline Savings

Gas prices are as low as they have been in a long time. In April 2016, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasted that the average full price of regular grade gasoline will be lower in July 2016 ($2.07 per gallon) than at the same time last year ($2.79 per gallon). That means the... […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Kid's Prom From Ruining Your Budget

You knew this day was coming, moms and dads, and you've dreaded prom at least since the beginning of the school year, perhaps even longer. But this penultimate high school milestone for your kid doesn't have to clean out your bank account. By being proactive about your purchases, using your... […]

17 Part-Time Jobs to Do While Your Kids Are at School

Balancing parenting and work can be a challenge, especially if you have young children. With school days ending in the early afternoon, many working parents have to get additional after-school care if they want to work a full-time job. Like many parents out there, I would love to have the... […]

Why "Opportunity" Funds Are the New Emergency Funds

You know your emergency fund is important to your financial well-being. In fact, it's a bit like flossing is to dental health. We know it's important. In fact, we know it is hugely beneficial. But do we do it? Well, no — or at least not like we should. The emergency fund is a classic example... […]

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Affording Education

[Editor's Note: This is the another episode in Max Wong's journey to find an extra $31,000 this year. Read the whole series here.] I am on the cusp of transitioning into a new dream career. Actually, two new dream careers. People keep approaching me for work as a documentary filmmaker and as an... […]