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Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Summer Parties?

Spring and summer are, arguably, the best seasons for outdoor parties! With so many occasions for summer parties — graduations, holidays, the usual birthdays, and just-because pool parties — it's not hard to find a reason to celebrate. Then again, so many occasions for summer parties makes for a very good reason to find ways to save on the festivities. How do you save on summer parties? […]

Begin Your Investing Career Right With Some Mutual Fund Basics

Buying shares of a mutual fund is a simple way to get started in investing and build a sizable portfolio. You can select funds that mesh with your investment goals instead of having to analyze multiple stocks and bonds to find the right mix of securities suitable for your risk tolerance, expectations for investment growth, and other considerations. (See also: The Duel: ETFs vs. […]

39 Tips That'll Save You Hundreds on Your Next Trip

Travel can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can pay for. However, it can also be one of the most expensive. Fortunately, there are ways to cut costs so you can afford your dream vacation. Read on for some of the best tips to save on the upfront costs of your next trip. RELATED: Life-Changing Opportunities That'll Take You Abroad 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Get a Cheap Gym Membership

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on getting a cheap gym membership, protecting your wealth, and keeping your living costs as low as a students. Top 5 Articles 8 Ways to Get a Cheap Gym Membership — If you want to get a cheap gym membership, buy a membership at Costco or consider community recreation centers. [Living on the Cheap] Got Wealth? […]

Save Money by Trusting Yourself

Every day I hear about people contorting their finances because they don't trust themselves to be responsible. Avoid the contortions. You can save a lot by trusting yourself. (See also: It's All Your Money) Of course, there's a second step. […]

Best Deals for Monday 06/17

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Maximize the Value of Your Airline Miles and Points

When people learn how much I travel, and how little I pay, they typically want to get in on the deal. And while everyone recognizes that earning points and miles is a challenge, few realize that learning the best way to spend them is at least as important. […]

Lessons in Simple Living From Extreme Minimalists

I write about frugality, and I try to follow my own advice, but I am by no means a minimalist. My kitchen is bursting with gadgets and appliances, my drawers with clothes, and my shelves with books. I haul in plenty of art and nick nacks and other pretty things, too. I'm no hoarder, but I have lots of things I use, that I might use, or even that I like to look at. […]

Best Money Tips: Money Saving Tips for Seniors

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on money saving tips for seniors, avoiding online rental scams, and getting out of debt. Top 5 Articles Money Saving Tips for Seniors — To save money, seniors can take advantage of senior discounts and check into lowering their taxes. […]

Save More by Avoiding Multiple Bank Accounts

Want to save more? Keep it simple. Conventional wisdom holds that people should spread savings across different accounts, and the typical American has multiple checking and savings and other types of financial accounts. However, they're more likely to save more with just one savings account, according to a new study by a University of Kansas researcher. […]