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15 Ways to Make Your Home Look Amazing for Under $100

Beautifying your home doesn't have to mean building a new wing or digging out for an infinity pool (and paying infinity dollars for it!). (See also: 25 Cheap and Easy Fixes That Make Your House Look Great) In fact, here are 15 ways you can majorly upgrade your home for under $100. 1. […]

The 5 Worst Things to Grow in Your Garden

A garden can be an amazing investment for the home cook, foodie, or family provider. Most plants can be grown and harvested for a small fraction of what it would cost to buy even a couple meals' worth of produce in the store. (See also: The Only Fruits and Vegetables Worth Growing Yourself) There are other types of plants, however, that offer a weak return on your investment. […]

7 Ways Losing Weight Will Make You Richer

Whether it's because your doctor recommends that you shed a few pounds, or you're just feeling a bit pudgy, there are many benefits of losing weight. The health benefits of weight loss are oft-discussed, including everything from reducing the risk of conditions like diabetes and heart disease, to increasing energy. […]

Here's How Investing in Companies You Hate Can Make You Rich

It's often been said that one simple and effective investment strategy is to invest in companies you know and like. This is a good approach to getting a solid return on your portfolio, but it's worth noting that investors can also make money taking an opposite approach. […]

10 Uses for Velcro That'll Make Your Life Easier

Quick fact: Velcro was not invented by NASA, and the government agency does not hold the patent for it. A lot of people still think it is NASA's baby, but it was in fact invented in 1948 by a Swiss engineer named George de Mestral. He didn't actually patent the idea until 1955, and it of course became very popular after it was included in the space program. […]

Your Resume Sucks — Try One of These Instead

Of all the things you might need for a successful job search, a good resume has historically been the most essential. The problem is, most resumes look pretty much the same and that can make it hard to get noticed by potential employers. In fact, as someone who's spent time reviewing job applicants, I can tell you that it doesn't take long for all those resumes to start blurring together. […]

Best Money Tips: Dining Hacks From Restaurant Insiders

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on dining hacks from restaurant insiders, reconsidering the college investment, and tools to help you find the cheapest textbooks. Top 5 Articles 12 Drinking and Dining Hacks From Restaurant Insiders — When drinking or dining out, save money by skipping the pricey liquor and only ordering an appetizer. […]

11 Food Additives You're Probably Eating Every Day (and What They Do)

My grandparents grew up in a time and place when they knew exactly where their food came from: their own backyard. That kind of transparency seems almost unimaginable to me. The carton of milk I buy might have been sourced from hundreds — or even thousands — of animals. The apples I carefully select tell me only the country or state in which they were grown. […]

8 Organizations That REALLY Can Help You With Your Debt

Pinpointing the exact moment you got over your head in debt may be tricky. But if you suspect you're never going to pay off your loans without a drastic change in circumstances, then you are likely stuck in a bad spot. You may need to seek outside help, and that means being careful to avoid shady companies that promise to make you debt-free quickly and painlessly. […]