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12 Annoying Bank Fees and How to Avoid Them

In recent years, we’ve seen a lot about the rising costs associated with banking. Looking for ways to increase profits, banks are turning to fees at an increasing rate. […]

The Housing Market Is Finally Rebounding

The housing market is rebounding. Really. After many premature predictions and optimistic announcements, the housing market has indeed turned a corner. Home prices and sales are up. Foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies are down. Average home prices in the top 20 metro areas were up 1.6% in July from a year ago, according to the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving as a stay-at-home mom, Black Friday ads worth checking out, and ways to save money without even trying. Top 5 Articles 7 Potential Ways to Save Money as a Stay-at-home Mom — As a stay-at-home mom, you can save money on gas and work attire! […]

7 Inexpensive Lifestyle Habits That Can Add Years to Your Life

When it comes to making healthy choices, we all have a pretty good idea of what we should be doing. Of course, that doesn’t mean we always do it. Maybe you’re OK, and if you’re still young (or just really lucky), you might not perceive your health to be an immediate threat. […]

The Lincoln Guide to Personal Finance

The Treasury Building is just a short walk from the White House, making it an easy stop for any president to visit. President Abraham Lincoln, who invested most of his presidential salary in Treasury bonds, didn't visit the Treasury Department often. But he did get there often enough to save most of his salary for three years. […]

7 Secrets to Refinancing an Underwater Mortgage

If you pay your mortgage on time, you may be able to refinance even if you are among the approximately 22% of mortgage holders in the U.S. who are underwater, have been turned down by multiple lenders, and heard that you don't qualify for a new loan. Recently, I spoke with underwater borrowers who have refinanced, one through a government program and another through his current lender. […]

Getting the Most Out of Daily Deal Sites

Groupon and other daily deal sites can be a great way to find and utilize new services in your community or connect with businesses online. However, it’s easy to spend a lot of money on deals and never feel like you’re actually getting a discount. […]

Preparing for the Fiscal Cliff

I'm not an alarmist on the fiscal cliff. In fact, I figure it's almost a non-issue. But that's no reason not to do a bit of preparation. […]

Even More Black Friday Savings Tips From Shopping Experts

Black Friday is widely regarded as the unofficial start to the holiday buying period, and for good reason — most retailers offer deep discounts the day after Thanksgiving to jump-start sales in anticipation of Christmas and Hanukkah. […]