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3 Ways to Save Hundreds (or Even Thousands) of Dollars Without Thinking

Looking for simple ways to save more money that don't take a lot of work? Here are three ways to put more money in your pocket each month without having to dramatically change your behavior. (See also: 10 Things You Do to Save Money That End Up Costing You More) Keep Paying Off Your Loan Have you just finished paying off a debt, such as your car loan? […]

How to Easily Use an iPad as a Laptop

If you own an iPad, you probably didn't buy it as a productivity tool. Out of the box, tablets are best for viewing video, reading, and playing games. Most people would prefer a laptop for writing reports or creating spreadsheets. The good news is, you don't necessarily need both a tablet and a laptop. You can easily make your iPad do double duty as a laptop substitute. […]

Best Money Tips: Genius Places to Hide a Spare Key

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on genius places to hide a spare key, finding health insurance if you are self employed, and expensive items worth the money. Top 5 Articles 5 Genius Places to Hide a Spare Key — If you need a place to hide your spare key, hide it in your windchime! […]

What Is the Life Insurance Application Process?

There's nothing more reassuring than entering all your personal information to a life insurance quoter and just waiting to see what happens. Does your information get sold? […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Buy Vouchers?

Buying vouchers from sites like Groupon, Living Social, and Restaurant.com can be a great way to save on new experiences, from dining to vacations to auto services. Then again, the lure of a deal can also get people to spend more than they can afford. Do you buy vouchers? What types of experiences or services do you usually look for, and what sites do you use to find them? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 08/13

Free App of the Day: PicShop - Photo Editor Beautiful design combined with tons of editing options and dozens of filters. With support for HD images up to 8 MP, PicShop is great for serious photographers as well as casual. […]

The Greatest Frugal Fashion Makeover Ever: Refresh Your Wardrobe for $25 or Less

We're all busy. When you're busy, it's hard enough to do basic things like eat well, get enough sleep, and exercise. Keeping up a quality wardrobe that lets you show off who you are in a fun, refined way often falls by the wayside. If money is an issue, it's even easier to let things slide, since browsing when you can't buy anything is just plain depressing. […]

The Basics of Asset Allocation

Whenever you talk to an investment professional, she invariably mentions the importance of asset allocation. Closely linked to the discussion of asset allocation is the concept of diversification. […]

Best Money Tips: Confusing Tipping Situations, Solved

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on confusing tipping situations solved, ways to avoid a financial collapse, and why you should take a vacation. Top 5 Articles 9 Confusing Tipping Situations, Solved! — Did you know most people don't tip at self-serve restaurants? […]

Your House Is a Hobby, Not an Investment

We recently sold our first house. We bought the house just over four years ago and put a lot of time, sweat, and money into it. Luckily, we bought a fixer-upper at the right time and unlike many people, we were able to sell it and get the money we put into it back out. But, since the housing crash in 2008, I've probably heard the phrase "a house isn't an investment" about 5,000 times. […]