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10 Everyday Inconveniences We Don't Miss

When thinking about the "chores" we have to do these days, it's laughable how easy we have it. Our ancestors would spend hours washing clothes using a washboard and a mangle. Doing the dishes after a big meal took an eternity, with two people washing and drying. And before microwaves,... […]

The 5 Best Hair Straighteners

When you want straight, smooth, shiny hair, a hair straightener can help you achieve it in no time. A straightener can also be used to create voluminous curls and waves. Choosing the right flat iron will pay off over time by helping you create salon quality results at home and by providing you with... […]

Which Credit Cards Have the Best Travel Redemption Value?

Travel rewards cards have come a long way and cardholders can take advantage of opportunities to get more value from their points. While co-branded airline credit cards offer special benefits to frequent flyers of one specific airline, general travel rewards cards can offer more flexibilty in... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/23, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #HowAmericaPays to participate. This week's topic: How America Pays for College! Learn about how much families spend on college, paying... […]

Best Money Tips: Organize Your Life and Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to organize your life and save money, how to ask for a promotion, and ways to make your batteries last longer. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Organize Your Life and Save Money — Keep a family calendar to... […]

The 6 Best Natural Sunscreens

We're in the thick of summer now — have you found a good sunscreen yet? Of course, wearing sun protection is important all year round. And since we rub it directly into our skin, we want to make sure it's the safest, most effective cream it can be. Here are a few of the top skin-friendly... […]

How to Get Through a Tough Financial Emergency

We're all forced to deal with financial and other emergencies from time to time. It's not fun to think about, and we usually put off planning for it until it's too late. My husband and I recently experienced a family medical emergency and encountered a tough situation. We're both self-employed so... […]

The 8 Classic Personal Finance Books You Must Read

Money conscious readers from all generations should brush up on their personal finance knowledge by adding some books on the subject to their summer reading list. Given that only 24% of Millennials are able to correctly answer four or five questions on five-question financial literacy quiz, they... […]

5 Ways Having Good Taste Saves You Money

Good taste is a little perk, like knowing Esperanto or playing the accordion really, really well. It can help you save money on otherwise expensive purchases and enables you to pick out diamonds in the rough at garage sales or discount shops. Here are five major ways having good taste can save you... […]

The 5 Best Deodorants for Women

Regardless of how much you sweat and how active you are, everyone needs deodorant. Sweating is just your body's natural way of releasing excess heat and moisture. However, there is nothing worse than finding yourself on a hot, sweaty day with no deodorant. On a particularly stressful day, during... […]