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Unconventional Career Advice From "Parks and Recreation"

"Parks and Recreation," the popular NBC television show, is great for laughs. Anyone who has ever had to endure working with lazy and disinterested colleagues, navigating institutional mazes, dealing with unreasonable customers, and getting their career-related enthusiasm squashed should be able to relate. […]

Love Travel, but Hate Airline Miles? Try AmEx's Blue Sky Preferred

Sometimes, the best way to earn a free flight with a reward credit card is to avoid frequent flier miles altogether. Cards that offer cash back and other benefits are often more valuable than frequent flier miles, as these rewards can be used for any flight at any time. […]

Unclaimed Assets: Is the Government Holding Your Money?

State governments are holding an estimated $41.7 billion in unclaimed property, also called abandoned property. The funds could be from abandoned bank accounts, refunds, security deposits, insurance funds, customer over payments, or uncashed paychecks. […]

Best Money Tips: Signs You May Be a Shopaholic

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on signs you may be a shopaholic, making your life easier by snapping a photo, and planning for worst-case scenarios. Top 5 Articles Signs You May Be A Shopaholic And 6 Things You Can Do To Change It — To stop being a shopaholic, cancel your credit cards. […]

5 More Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Supplies

Years ago, I shared some of the methods I used to homeschool my five kids on a budget. While many of those resources are still relevant, some of the websites have ceased to exist, or I have found newer, better avenues for getting supplies on the cheap. Here are my new favorite five ways to get supplies for much less than retail! […]

The 5 Best Coffee Grinders

For a lot of people, coffee is a necessary component in kickstarting their day, and so for those folks it makes a lot of sense to have the equipment necessary to make a good brew at home. […]

25 Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill

After housing and transportation costs, food consumes more of the average household's budget than anything else. I've already looked at ways to cut housing and transportation. Now let's look at a few ways trim our food budget — and do it without tightening our belts. (See also: How to Grocery Shop for Five on $100 a Week) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Secrets to Saving Money at Amazon.com

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money at Amazon.com, the best items to buy now, and how to get the best hotel deals. Top 5 Articles 13 Secrets to Saving Money At Amazon.com — To save money at Amazon.com, buy used items and discounted gift cards. […]

How to Refinance Your Mortgage

When you refinance a loan you replace it with a new loan that, hopefully, has better terms and a lower interest rate. Savings could be substantial, depending on the size of the loan and the interest rate change. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 3/7, 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: How to Save on Pets! Learn about saving on food, boarding, and vet bills! […]