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These 10 Words and Phrases Are Keeping You From Getting a Raise

Nobody seems to have told 2014 that the recession ended five years ago. Not only are college graduates having a hard time getting jobs, but current employees are having a hard time getting raises. […]

How to Effectively Complain to Get What You Want

You're on your third business trip this month. Exhausted after a full day of presentations, all you can think about on the cab ride to the hotel is how great it will feel when your head hits the pillow. You requested a room away from the elevator and ice machine, but guess which room they gave you? And when you enter your hotel room, you hear the drip from the leaky faucet in the bathroom. […]

How to Effectively Complain to Get What You Want

You're on your third business trip this month. Exhausted after a full day of presentations, all you can think about on the cab ride to the hotel is how great it will feel when your head hits the pillow. You requested a room away from the elevator and ice machine, but guess which room they gave you? And when you enter your hotel room, you hear the drip from the leaky faucet in the bathroom. […]

Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Save on Clothing

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on smart ways to save on clothing, getting your dream job, and tips for successful investing. Top 5 Articles 10 Smart Ways to Save on Clothing — Save money on clothing by stocking up off-season and participating in loyalty programs. […]

Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Save on Clothing

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on smart ways to save on clothing, getting your dream job, and tips for successful investing. Top 5 Articles 10 Smart Ways to Save on Clothing — Save money on clothing by stocking up off-season and participating in loyalty programs. […]

10 Insane, Life-Affirming, and Cheap Things You Must Do Before You Die

Like the poet William Ross Wallace said, "Every man dies — not every man really lives." So how do you know if you're really living? Well, you could read up on existentialism or employ a life coach — or you could tackle this bucket list of must-do's that are both frugal and utterly life-changing. […]

10 Insane, Life-Affirming, and Cheap Things You Must Do Before You Die

Like the poet William Ross Wallace said, "Every man dies — not every man really lives." So how do you know if you're really living? Well, you could read up on existentialism or employ a life coach — or you could tackle this bucket list of must-do's that are both frugal and utterly life-changing. […]

The Easy Way to Negotiate a Cheaper Hotel Room

Here's something you may not know: Hotel rates are not set in stone. It's often possible to get the best deals simply by picking up the phone and negotiating your way into low rates, upgrades, and freebies. […]

8 Things Real Estate Agents Don't Want You to Know

Ask a real estate agent what she or he is hiding from clients, and you will almost always get the same answer: Absolutely nothing. After all, ethics are built into the training agents need to renew their licenses, and some disclosures are even mandated by law. "In my experience I have found most agents to be very ethical in terms of disclosing information to both clients and other professionals," […]

8 Things Real Estate Agents Don't Want You to Know

Ask a real estate agent what she or he is hiding from clients, and you will almost always get the same answer: Absolutely nothing. After all, ethics are built into the training agents need to renew their licenses, and some disclosures are even mandated by law. "In my experience I have found most agents to be very ethical in terms of disclosing information to both clients and other professionals," […]