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Ask the Readers: Do You Know Your Credit Score?

Whether you realize it or not, your credit score plays a huge part of your life. From getting approved to rent an apartment to getting a loan, a good credit score can make your life much easier. However, many people have no clue what their credit score is. Do you know your credit score? When was the last time you checked your score? […]

Another 36 Uses for Tin Foil

A while back, Jeff wrote a great post on surprising ways to reuse foil, such as sharpening scissors and knives, reducing static cling, and repairing stripped threads. Here are 36 more ways to use the shiny stuff! Note — make sure you reuse, rewash, and recycle your foil whenever possible. This helps your money go further and reduces unnecessary waste. […]

Fly With a Little Help From Your Friends: Social Travel Planning

A few years ago, my wife and I went to San Francisco for a week for a conference. We didn't know much about the city, and neither one of us had much time to research the area before we went. At the last minute, we remembered her cousin had lived in San Francisco for a few years, so we shot him an email asking for recommendations. […]

Best Money Tips: Dress Your Kids For Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to dress your kids for less, planning for holiday travel, and becoming a millionaire. Top 5 Articles Top 10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Dress Your Kids for Less — Want to dress your kids for less? Consider hosting a clothing swap. […]

Share Your Favorite FinCon Moments and Win $100!

We just came back from the amazing Financial Blogger’s Conference hosted by Philip of PT Money. We had the pleasure of meeting over 270 bloggers, authors, and financial professionals. […]

6 Ways to Get Paid to Learn

Getting paid to learn is a good way to keep your career skills sharp, and it may be the key to keeping your competitive edge in the future. Penelope Trunk earns her living by keeping her finger on the pulse of the workplace, and not long ago she let slip the secret to competing with up and coming Generation Z — lifelong learning. […]

Bar Thrift: Easy Ways to Serve Stylish, Cheap Drinks

Nobody wants to look like a cheapskate when they are hosting a party, but having an open bar with every drink on the planet available for a large group is of financial concern, no matter what your budget. Having a few strategies on hand for serving cheap drinks with style can help keep costs under control at your next shindig. (See also: Living Large With Lower Calorie Cocktails) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Avoiding Hidden Travel Fees

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on avoiding hidden travel fees, negotiating your starting salary, and frugal dates you will never forget. Top 5 Articles 32 Hidden Travel Fees and How to Avoid Them — Avoid getting hit with an overweight baggage fee by weighing your bag before you get to the airport and making adjustments as needed. […]

Unexpected Roommates: How to Get Rid of Roaches

I recently moved into — and then out of — an apartment that had cockroaches. I'm not just talking about those little guys (as disgusting as they may be) — these were the big fellas. And they had absolutely no sense of decorum. I could respect a roach if it came around just in the evening, when one expects to see roaches. […]

10 Frugal Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

Nothing can put your budget on ice quicker than a cold snap. Energy costs are rising across the board, and defending every dollar we spend on heat has never been more important. Forecasters say that the dry summer portends a severe winter, so as the temperatures start to dip, let’s explore ten frugal ways to winterize your home. (See also: 5 Steps to a DIY Home Energy Audit, via Currency) 1. […]