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10 Ideas for Using Your FSA Before Year End

I hate leaving money on the table — the operating table, ha! — by failing to spend my whole medical flexible spending account. As the final hours of 2011 tick down, it's time to use up your flexible spending balance before you lose it! (If you don't know what flexible spending accounts are, you probably don't have one. […]

A 94-Year-Old's Take on Making Good Decisions

I’ll admit it: I’ve spent too much money, I’ve said things I regret, and I’ve made bad choices. To be fair, I’m sure everyone’s guilty of some bad choices, but it made me wonder — who am I to be giving advice on how to make good ones? […]

5 Things Angry Birds Has Taught Me About Life

I play Angry Birds. I don’t know too many people with a smart phone who don't. Good or bad, the game is highly addictive, and sometimes I feel guilty about the time spent playing. Other times, however, I realize that it’s time I would have spent zoning out on bad TV or sleeping on a plane. […]

Best Money Tips: Saving on Car Repairs

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving on car repairs, what to do if your job is dying, and tips for a frugal New Year's Eve. Top 5 Articles How To Save Money On Car Repairs — To save money on car repairs, try to find your own parts instead of having a mechanic find them for you. […]

14 Dos and Don'ts to Ensure a Happy New Year's Eve

Without proper planning, New Year’s Eve can turn into one of the worst nights of your entire year — before the year even begins. I speak from experience. I’ve had my fair share of New Year’s Eve disasters over the years. This year, though, my husband and I will celebrate the holiday quietly indoors. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 12/29, 12pm Pacific for a 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: Learning About Personal Finance. Learn about staying up to date on personal finance news, must read books, and financial education in schools. […]

Why Your Big New Year's Resolutions Are Pointless

New Year's Resolutions — they're dumb. Yeah, I said it. What, you don't think so? You're wrong. Sometimes I think that the idea of a "New Year's Resolution" was invented by the media to have something fluffy to write about during the dead week between December 25 and January 1. […]

How Simplifying Your Accounts Can Improve Your Finances

With a sign up bonus here and a positive referral there, it can be easy to amass a small army of financial accounts. But if you start simplifying and closing the accounts you don't use often, the benefits can be substantial. […]

Best Money Tips: Get Rid of Unwanted Gifts

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on getting rid of unwanted gifts, New Year's Eve party ideas, and signs you may want to quit your job. Top 5 Articles The Art of Getting Rid of Unwanted Gifts — Have an unwanted gift you want to get rid of? Freecycle it! […]

10 Spa Treatments You Can Do at Home

One of the worst things about tightening your budget is giving up the little things. Spa treatments are definitely little things with a cost that adds up quickly. Fortunately, you can give yourself a number of spa treatments from the comfort of your home at a fraction of the price. […]