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19 Money-Saving Uses for Mouthwash

Mouthwash is useful for so much more than just rinsing plaque away! When it was first invented, it hailed as a surgical antiseptic, and as such it has unique properties that can save you lots of money. […]

Party Like It's 19.99: The Psychology of Pricing

Why does everything on sale — well, nearly everything for sale and not simply "on sale" — have a .99 price ending? From what I can tell, .99 is a signal to consumers that either means "Wow, this widget is a great bargain," or "Whoa, you're manipulating me into thinking that this widget is a great bargain." (See also: What Clearance Price Is […]

Best Money Tips: Vacation Trends That Help You Save

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on vacation trends that help you save, how cleaning your house can make you money, and ways to find your passion. Top 5 Articles Vacation Trends That Help You Save — For a cheap vacation, go camping! […]

Cheap Smartphones: Which Ones Are Worth It?

The words "cheap" and "smartphone" seldom go hand-in-hand. That is, of course, unless you can get a sweet contractual offer (usually with a two-year agreement). Often, it's not the smartphone itself that is expensive, but the data plan required to make all of its bells and whistles work as promised. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/21, 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 save money while moving. Get your boxes ready! […]

11 Smart Uses for Sheets

You put them on beds. You store them in closets. What else can you use a fitted or flat sheet for, you might ask? As it turns out, these versatile cuts of cloth are becoming increasingly valuable in today's rising cotton market, and they are fabulous for assorted uses. […]

John Cummuta: Transforming Your Debt Into His Wealth

You have no doubt heard the radio ads (I hear them every day on XM Radio) by John Cummuta, making seemingly impossible claims — you can be completely debt free, including paying off your mortgage, in around five-to-seven years, using just the money you already make. Wow! And they’re backed up by “real” testimonials. […]

7 Pitfalls That Can Bloat a Home Office Budget

Working from home. It's an almost magical phrase that inspires jealousy among the cubicled masses who trudge into an office park five days a week. But the grass can certainly be greener when it comes to operating a business or doing the bulk of your work from your home. Distractions abound. […]

6 Mistakes to Avoid With a Financial Adviser

Financial advisers can be an important ally for even the most savvy investors, because a second opinion can sometimes be the difference between comfortable retirement and eating lots of ramen in the later years. Yet, many people shy away from a relationship with a professional because of all the horror stories others have. […]