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Student Loans: The Third Way to Ruin Your Finances

I've long said there are two ways people ruin their finances — loss of income or large uninsured expense. I've recently become aware of a third. (See also: Pre-Career Advice) The new way to ruin your finances is this — take on enough student loan debt to get a college education. This is new. […]

25 Tantalizing Fresh Tomato Recipes

Tomatoes can serve as an important part of a healthy diet, due in large part to their superior cancer fighting and antioxidant properties (according to Science Daily). Here are 25 tasty tomato recipes to start boosting your body. (See also: 15 Tasty Ways to Enjoy Tomato Juice) 1. Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes Looking for an interesting alternative to stuffed peppers? […]

Tax Document Checklist: What to Gather Before Doing Your Taxes

It’s that time of year again, and you may start feeling overwhelmed when you think about getting your paperwork together and calculating your income tax payment or refund. Tax season can cause anxiety for even the most relaxed people! Steady your nerves with this checklist to help you prepare for filing your taxes and go into everybody's least favorite season with an organized plan of attack. […]

Best Money Tips: Best Items to Buy Now

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on the best items to buy now, smart things to do with your tax refund, and the cheapest cars to own for five years. Top 5 Articles February Family Shopping Roundup: Best Items to Buy Now — Now is a great time to buy big screen TVs and winter apparel. […]

Grocery Jargon: 10 Terms to Know Before You Hit the Aisles

The last thing you want to be confused about is the food you're eating, but with all the grocery buzzwords out there, it can feel like you're staring at some insider jargon. To break it down, we've put together meanings behind common terms that you'll find all along your supermarket aisles. […]

Capital One Venture Rewards Card Review

Plenty of credit card users are fed up with the game that frequent flier programs have become. Credit card users dutifully earn tens of thousands of frequent flier miles, sometimes over the course of years, with the hopes of redeeming these miles for award flights. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money for Big Expenses

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on saving money for big expenses, replacing lost tax documents, and picking the right car insurance. Top 5 Articles Five ways to save money for big expenses — Save money for big expenses by calculating a per-month amount based on life expectancy. […]

Choosing a Retirement Account: What's Available, and What’s Best for You?

You know you need to save for retirement, no matter how many years away retirement is for you. But understanding your choices and picking the right account may seem daunting. The most popular and talked about retirement accounts are the 401(k) and the Roth IRA. Both of these have well-deserved, mostly positive reputations. […]

The 5 Best Bread Machines

Pre-sliced bread sold in supermarkets is often considered to be a marvel in American consumer innovation — hence the phrase “the greatest thing since sliced bread.” However, sliced bread isn’t really all that it’s chalked up to be. Buying sliced bread can often cost more than buying a fresh loaf, and sliced bread comes with a number of added preservatives and chemicals to extend its shelf life. […]