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5 Ways to Get More Legroom on Your Next Flight — for Free

Thanks to competition between airlines, airfares today are cheaper than ever. This is generally great news for the budget traveler, except he's also been getting less and less personal space on board the plane. (See also: Extra Airline Fees That Are Worth Paying) Extra-legroom seats come at a premium on most airlines these days. […]

15 Money-Saving Tips Every Parent Should Know

The average cost to raise a child (birth to age 18) for a middle-income family in the U.S. is now estimated at over $240,000. If you're like most parents, you are still looking for that proverbial money tree (a really big one at that!) in your backyard. The bad news: There is no such thing as a tree that sprouts currency. […]

15 Easy Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

My family is looking to move into a new house in the near future. With all the added rooms and exciting DIY projects on the horizon, I realize we'll also need to more carefully watch our utilities costs. More space equals more places to heat, plug in lamps, and otherwise use electricity. […]

10 Things That Improve Your Health in Your Home Office

If you work from home, you spend a great deal of time inside your home office. It is the place where all your brilliant thoughts, amazing connections, and money-making ideas are nurtured. That same home office could be making you sick. At the very least, it could be inhibiting your health. […]

Best Money Tips: Financial Lessons from "Godzilla"

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on financial lessons from "Godzilla," avoiding getting ripped off by a vacation rental, and things to buy at Whole Foods. Top 5 Articles 6 financial lessons from "Godzilla" — Godzilla can teach you that having life insurance and creating a paper trail are important. […]

25 Ways to Have the Best, Cheapest Summer Vacation

When I decided to leave my 9-to-5 and work from home, I knew it would take some financial trickery. I went over our monthly and yearly budgets over and over again to find room and determine areas where we could cut back. One of the first line items on the chopping block? Summer vacation funds. […]

If You're Doing These 4 Exercises, Your Workouts Are Worth Nothing

Every day, it seems like there's a new workout routine plastered across our television screens, guaranteeing us ripped abs in time for beach season. […]

Weird Money Facts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Counterfeit Money

The chances are, you've exchanged fake money at some point in your life. Most likely you haven't realized it, as counterfeits are getting harder and harder to spot. Last year, the Secret Service seized almost $89 million in counterfeit money, and the problem is only getting worse. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Eat Well on the Cheap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on eating well on the cheap, saving on airline fees, and the best and worst cities for savers. Top 5 Articles 4 Ways to Eat Well on the Cheap — Growing your own food can help you eat well on the cheap. […]

Limes Are Crazy Expensive Right Now: 16 Ways to Replace Them

If you haven't heard about it on the news, you've experienced it in the grocery store: The Great Lime Crisis of 2014. Limes are either crazily marked-up or the bin is completely empty. […]