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5 Things Other Grocery Stores Should Steal from Trader Joe's

Often pieces like this have a disclaimer at the end: I do not own shares in..., I am not employed by...; you get the idea. I have no vested interest in Trader Joe's other than that I'd like to see them expand so that I can find one wherever I go in the states.  If you don't shop at Trader Joe's, give it a shot. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Be the Early Bird

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup!   Today we found some awesome articles on ways to be the early bird, tips for helping your child with their first car purchase, and how to be a smart consumer. Top 5 Articles 17 Ways to Be the Early Bird — Want to get a head start on your day? […]

Student Loans: How to Make Post-College Decisions

Making decisions about student loans doesn’t have to be difficult. The biggest challenge is abandoning the idea of one-size-fits-all advice. Why? The first 10 years after college graduation (a common repayment time frame) are often the most financially volatile times of your life. Plus, the type of student loan — federal vs. […]

6 Frugal Promises I Have Not Kept

When I started blogging for Wise Bread many eons ago, I was making a great salary and had just bought my own home. […]

10 Hidden Costs That Hurt Your Wallet

When we see two places selling the same products at different prices, it is trivial to figure out which one costs less. But there are hidden costs, such as the time and money it takes to get to the store, that determine which decision is truly the less-expensive route. […]

Best Money Tips: Eat Healthy for Under $5 a Day

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to eat healthy for under $5 a day, cheap ways to heat your home, and zen habits of highly efficient minds. Top 5 Articles How to Eat Healthy for Under $5 a Day — To save money on food expenses, try eating smaller meals on a more frequent basis. […]

How to Win Big in Online Sweepstakes

One of our Best Money Tips roundups recently included an article from MSN Money that shared how to win contests and sweepstakes. I’m pretty fascinated by the concept, because entering them is fast, easy, and doesn’t take a lot of thought. Think you don’t have a chance at winning anything? […]

Interview With Love Drop Co-Founder J. Money

Recently, J. Money over at Budgets Are Sexy reached out to us to let us know about a new project he and Nate St. Pierre started called Love Drop—a new micro-giving network designed to help one family per month. Check out Nate's video on the inspiring premise of Love Drop and our interview with J. […]

Fitness For People Who Hate Exercise

Finding a workout routine that can keep you healthy and in shape is difficult — after all, for many of us, working out is a tedious task, made worse by exercise that is uninspiring and repetitive. While some people get a runner's high, the rest of us get an attack of boredom. […]

Selling Your Life Insurance Policy for Cold, Hard Cash

Depending on your age, your health, and several other factors, your current life insurance policy could be worth a lot of money to someone else. And believe it or not, people are cashing in on this new form of equity. […]