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Self-Employed? Tips for Taking Time Off Without Trauma

Vacation days from a traditional employer are almost as valuable as the paycheck itself. In fact, since becoming a work-at-home mom in 2007, I haven’t really ever taken a real vacation. […]

Free Stuff and Coupons for New Parents

If you are a parent, there are a variety of online resources where you can get free stuff, including hundreds of dollars in coupons, samples, and more. Don't miss out — having a baby is so expensive that you'll want to save money every way you can. (See also: What a New Baby Really Needs) 1. […]

Class Without Tons of Cash: Frugal Cocktail Party Ideas

There's nothing I love more in the summer than hosting a backyard soiree and playing bartender for friends. But if you're like me and want to impress with fancy cocktails and appetizers, it can be quite costly by the time you add up the price of the booze and other ingredients. However, there are a few tricks to saving money and throwing a summer bash with style. […]

Best Money Tips: Common Resume Misconceptions

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on common resume misconceptions, how to break bad financial habits, and getting the best hotels for the lowest rates. Top 5 Articles 5 Common Resume Misconceptions — It is not necessary to have an objective statement on your resume. […]

Metal Detecting for Beginners: Patience and Profit

As a kid, the majority of my tenth and eleventh years were spent poring over treasure hunting magazines. I was a budding archeologist, coin collector, historian, and ghost-town adventurer wrapped into one junior-sized Indiana Jones. When I realized there was a device available that could turn any backyard into a potential dig site, I had to have one. […]

Quick Pantry Snacks for Unexpected Guests

When you live in a city like New York, unexpected guests are uncommon. It’s hard enough getting people to come to my uptown condo with an invitation (city-dwellers tend not to leave their own neighborhoods), so it’s a rare occasion when I’m surprised by someone popping by unannounced. The suburbs are a different story. […]

5 Home and Family Items to Avoid Buying Used

Gently used clothes at the local vintage shop or even a “pre-owned” car, as the dealers like to say, can prove a recipe for both savings and style. But there are scores of important family and household items that should probably remain first-run purchases, dismal economy or not. Here’s a look at five in particular. […]

Best Money Tips: Work Wardrobe Staples to Invest In

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on work wardrobe staples to invest in, what it takes to clean up your credit, and how to create a new habit. Top 5 Articles 6 Work Wardrobe Staples to Invest In — Make sure you have quality shoes in your work wardrobe. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/21, 12pm Pacific for 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 further your career. Learn how to utilize your network, develop new skills, and get good references. […]

5 Dreams You Won't Achieve Unless You Live Below Your Means

Living below your means is probably a personal finance tip that you already know about. In fact, spending less than you earn has been talked about so often that it doesn't even feel like advice anymore — many people's reaction is, "Isn't this obvious?" However, not everyone who knows what to do actually practices what they know. […]