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Best Money Tips: Money-Making Schemes to Score You Quick Cash

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some wonderful articles on money-making schemes to score you quick cash, maintaining professional bridges, and family summer vacation ideas on a budget. Top 5 Articles 11 Money-Making Schemes to Score You Quick Cash — Babysitting and selling your stuff are just a couple ways to make some quick cash. […]

Infographic: Always Know Who Should Pick Up the Check

You've just had a nice dinner, great conversation, and many laughs. The server has dropped off the check, and the last bites of dessert have been consumed. The age-old dilemma arises — who picks up the check? Here is a quick infographic guide that helps you figure it out. […]

Ask the Readers: Are You Part of a CSA?

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a great way to buy local, seasonal produce (and more!) straight from the farm. A CSA membership allows you get a regular supply of fresh fruit, veggies, eggs, or other groceries through the season. However, this kind of service isn't available everywhere, and the subscription cost may not be worth it for some. Are you part of a CSA? […]

Homemade Sunblock and 6 Other Non-Toxic Recipes to Get Your Skin Sun-Ready

As the days get brighter and the nights warm up, we're spending more and more time outdoors. Summer is the prime season for enjoyment and activity, but it's also the height of painful sunburns. I'm trying to become more conscious and careful about the lotions and salves I slather onto my body. Sometimes, even the most natural sunblocks contain more harmful ingredients than I'd like to see. […]

14 Dumb Things Holding You Back From Losing Weight

If the number of advertisements, books, TV shows, and websites devoted to weight loss are any indicator, losing weight is generally viewed as a monumental task, one that requires many pages of instruction and encouragement, as well as starving and sweating and self denial. Or… maybe not. After all, many studies suggest that gaining and losing weight aren't so much tied to one big effort so much as […]

Clams, Cheese, and Bread: Why We Call Money What We Do

Money. Sadly, it does make the world go around. There are around 180 different types of currency in the world, including the Albanian lek, the Haitian gourde, the Moroccan dirham, and the Zambian kwacha. But you are more likely to know the slang terms for the US dollar and the British pound than any of those. Do you know where those terms actually came from? […]

8 Things My Toddler Has Taught Me About Money

Toddlers don’t understand the concept of money. But my two-and-a-half–year-old son, William, has taught me an enormous amount about money through his everyday activities. Here are eight of the best things he has taught me. 1. Negotiate Everything Toddlers are expert negotiators. My son constantly asks for “five more minutes” of playtime outside before dinner and “one more book” before bed. […]

Best Money Tips: Good Morning Habits for a Great Day

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on good morning habits for a great day, what to buy and not buy at Home Depot, and money management lessons for young adults. Top 5 Articles Up and at 'Em! 25 Good Morning Habits for a Great Day — If you want to have a great day, don't press the snooze button on your alarm clock. […]

This Is Why Your Projects Always Take Longer Than You Expect

A contractor friend of mine once told me that no matter how well you plan, any home renovation project will always take longer than you think. In fact, he has come up with a formula for figuring out a more realistic time frame: Double the number and go to the next unit of time for your estimate. […]

6 Ways Angie’s List Saves You Money

Whether you've got a big home improvement project planned or you're just looking to get your A/C unit repaired, you'll need to know how and where to find a service provider that fits the bill and is worth the price. But how do you know that a deal really is a good deal? And how can you be sure that the repairman you're letting in to your house is legit? […]