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How Much Should You Invest?

"How much should I invest?" is a question frequently asked by savers who want to start making their money work for them. This simple question can actually be quite difficult to answer since there are so many ways to invest and different people have different levels of risk tolerance. […]

Best Money Tips: 97 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some steallar articles on 97 Christmas stocking stuffer ideas, things not worth the money, and ways to find out if you are financially compatible. Top 5 Articles 97 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Young Children — CDs, giant candy bars, and temporary tattoos are great stocking stuffers for young kids. […]

Skip the Travel Size: How to Save 66% or More on Travel Toothpaste

Sometimes the obvious just hits you, and you can’t imagine why you hadn’t seen the answer before.That's what happened to me recently while shopping for travel supplies to take on a business trip. Turns out, I’ve been spending at least 66% too much on a basic travel supply for years. The product? Toothpaste. We all need to deal with oral hygiene on the road, just as we do at home. […]

Ask Readers: What Gift Do You Want Most This Holiday Season?

The holiday season is upon us! Chances are you've thought about what gifts you'd love to receive during the holidays. Whether your wish list is made up of fun splurges or more practical items, there is probably one item on your list that you want more than all the others! What gift do you want the most this holiday season? The new iPad Mini? A gift certificate to your favorite restaurant? […]

Gift Hacks That Will Save Your Money and Your Sanity

The holidays are fast approaching. This knowledge tends to stress me out for two reasons: Every major bill of mine is due between now and February. My property taxes. My insurance. Every ding dang subscription including Skype. I have no money extra money to buy gifts.   Every single one of my part-time jobs have end-of-the-year deadlines. […]

25 Things to Do Before the New Year

Before you know it another year will have passed and we’ll be on to 2013. In anticipation of that eagerly awaited fresh start, I thought it pertinent to remind you of a few loose ends you might want to take care of so you can kick off January 1 with a clean slate. To help you stay on track, here are 25 things you should do before the New Year. (See also: 25 New Things to Do Today) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Cheap Alternatives to Cable

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cheap alternatives to cable, tips to save money in the new year, and savings ideas for online shopping. Top 5 Articles Cable TV Too Expensive? Why Not try Cheap Alternatives to Cable? — If your cable TV bill is too expensive, consider watching shows online as an alternative to cable! […]

The "I Knew It!" Benefit of Expense Tracking

It's worth tracking your spending because it's the only way to learn where your money is going. But it's worth doing for another reason as well. (See also: Track Your Spending. Or Not.) Unless you're tracking your spending, you don't really know where your money is going. […]

We're Giving Away $600 for the Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Ready to Play? Want to win some money? Now that the holidays are fast approaching, we wanted to give a couple gifts to you, our loyal readers. […]

Why We Take on Credit Card Debt

Why do some people rack up huge credit card debts while others are able to handle their credit responsibly? This is a question that puzzles everyone from psychologists to marketers to your Aunt Sheila, who wants to know why her sons are in such trouble with debt while you and your siblings are doing quite well, thank you very much. While the specific mechanisms behind what makes some people more d […]