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Best Money Tips: Tax Tips to Help You Get Started

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tax tips to help you get started this filing season, what to do before you lose your wallet, and working from home with young children. Top 5 Articles 5 Tax Tips To Help You Get Started This Filing Season — Need help getting started with your taxes? Use VITA or TCE for assistance with your tax return. […]

71 Sensational Sweet Potato Recipes

At less than 50 cents per pound, sweet potatoes are among the top money-saving staple foods available. Plus, their fiber and beta carotene content make them nutritional powerhouses. So how do you start incorporating them into your meals more often? Try some of these 71 sensational sweet potato recipes to get on the right track. (See also: Eating Vegan on the Cheap) 1. […]

How to Make Whipped Cream by Hand

Fresh, homemade whipped cream is one of my favorite things. That's right, I love it so much that it's not just a favorite food, it's a favorite thing. It's delicious on its own, divine on  desserts, and oh-so-simple to make, requiring just one ingredient — heavy cream. (Although you can include other things. […]

Congratulations to SaveUp's No Spend Challenge Winners!

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/saveup-s-no-spend-giveaway-win-up-to-10000-in-rewards Check out the winners and see what they learned during the No Spend challenge. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 2/14, 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: Tipping! Learn about tipping rules and strategies! […]

Is Peer Pressure Keeping You Poor?

Like every other Wise Bread writer, I hate debt. Although my debt doesn’t keep me awake at night, it is one of the things I think about while brushing my teeth every morning. […]

How to Make a Major Career Switch Without Going Back to School

Recurring layoffs at your workplace, unwelcome developments in your chosen profession, or other life events may prompt career-oriented soul searching. A natural response is to return to school for retraining in order to launch a second career. But you don't have to go back to school in order to make a major career change. […]

Best Money Tips: Achieve Your Financial Goals

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on achieving your financial goals, signs you could be in financial trouble, and sticking to a budget. Top 5 Articles Five Ways to Achieve Your Financial Goals — To achieve your financial goals, tell someone about your goals so they can help hold you accountable to your goals. […]

Inexpensive Jewelry That Makes a Stylish Statement

When you want to look your best while spending the least amount of money possible, one solution is making judicious jewelry purchases. By looking for items featuring tasteful design and alternative materials, you can pull off a stylish look without running the budget train off the rails. Try some of these seriously stylish accessorizing solutions that come with an affordable price tag. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your "Latte Factor"?

In the world of savings, every little bit counts! Small, regular expenditures — like daily mid-afternoon lattes — will add up and can put a dent on your finances over time. Many people have chosen to cut their "latte factors" in exchange for the savings, but others don't mind the cost to enjoy these small luxuries. What is your latte factor? Would you give it up for the savings? […]