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8 of Your Childhood Heroes Filed for Bankruptcy

Every schoolchild learns about Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, but few hear about his earlier declaration…for bankruptcy. And Honest Abe's not the only role model to have filed. Some of our most successful businessmen, celebrated creatives, and upstanding philanthropists have at one time gone up for Chapter 11. […]

8 Airline Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying

Airlines are using more and more excuses to tack on extra fees to your airfare. Services that used to be included in the airfare are now only provided if you're willing to dig deeper into your pocket. (See also: 37 Hidden Travel Fees) Sure, you can avoid paying these charges by going with just the basics. But as with everything else, you get what you pay for. […]

Make Your Fridge Last (Almost) Forever With These 8 Tips

After the furnace, the most important appliance in your home is probably the refrigerator. It's also one of the most expensive ones. When you spend $1,000 or more on an item, you want it to last for many years. (See also: Best Refrigerators) The tips below will ensure that your fridge is running efficiently and for years beyond the warranty. 1. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Start Investing

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on how to start investing, time management for part-time entrepreneurs, and home staging on a budget. Top 5 Articles How to start investing — If you are just getting started with investing, remember to not try to beat the market and keep fees low. […]

Save Money With These 10 Homemade, Healthy Energy and Sports Drinks

As a runner, a lot of my spare time is spent logging miles and cooking healthy foods to fuel my activity. Beyond food, though,  there's this whole world of beverages — and they can be quite expensive. But while basic water is important for hydration, the benefits of sports drinks shouldn't be overlooked with regard to energy, electrolyte balance, and vitamin content. […]

Score Coupons for Every Online Store (Even the Ones That "Don't Have Coupons")

When shopping online, you've probably become accustomed to using coupons as a means of saving money. Sometimes you're lucky enough to receive coupons via email from your favorite retailers; sometimes you have to take the time to scour the Internet, searching far and wide for a deal that can help you save. […]

Slam Dunk Personal Finance Tips From the NBA

Are you a basketball junkie? Did you know that a lot of the steps that lead to success on the hardwood also lead to success with your money? Yep, it's true. In fact, here are five lessons you can learn from the court that apply to your finances. (See also: How to Save Money on Live Sporting Events) 1. […]

How to Start Saving Money With Skype: A Beginner's Guide

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. Skype is free software that allows you to call other Skype users, landlines, and mobile phones around the world. While known for making computer-to-computer calls, Skype can now be installed on your computer, on your smartphone or tablet, your smart TV, and even on your Xbox One. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Springtime Activity?

The relatively nicer weather of Spring means many of us are out and about, doing all the things that we couldn't while Winter kept us indoors. What is your favorite springtime activity? Tell us about your favorite springtime activity and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards We're doing three giveaways — here's how you can win! Mandatory Entry […]

Dementia Sucks: Keep Your Brain Strong With These 10 Things

The brain is the most powerful processor in the world. Weighing in at an average of just three pounds, your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body. It generates enough energy to power a 20-watt light bulb. And it can process information at around 270 mph. It is, to say the least, an astonishing part of the human body. But it needs to be taken care of. […]