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The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

After all that shopping you likely did in December for the holidays, you may be looking forward to a month without having to whip out your credit card. But January is an excellent month to bag deals on select items, like winter apparel or a relaxing vacation package. […]

7 Easy Lunch Ideas for Work

We all know that bringing lunch to work can be a huge money saver. So why don’t more of us do it? Well, the reasons are as individual and varied as lunch itself can be, but in the end a couple of basic themes rise to the top: time and convenience. Here are a few strategies that will help you stick to your guns and save money. (See also: 25 Quick, Cheap Lunch Ideas) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Steps to Financial Freedom

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on steps to financial freedom, commonly missed tax deductions, and how to handle a financial emergency. Top 5 Articles 12 Steps to Financial Freedom in 2012 — Are you trying to gain your financial freedom in 2012? Start by setting financial goals. […]

Get More for Your Old Treadmill by Bartering

It’s the New Year, and people across the U.S. are refocusing on ways to lose weight and get in shape. This means a sharp increase in the number of treadmills and exercise equipment products at retailers. […]

The Secret to Time Management and Work-Life Balance

Somewhat ironically, I've been sitting in front of my computer displaying a blank page and the title above for the last half hour, while gazing out the window. […]

Guide to Buying a Used Car Without Going Crazy

One night about a month ago, I was telling my friend about the brain-frying frustration I was experiencing trying to buy a used car off of Craiglist. "I feel like I can spend infinite time on this," I told her, "And there are infinite options." "Everyone I know who has tried to buy a used car on Craigslist has gone absolutely crazy," she said. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Eating Out

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving on eating out, smart couponing strategies, and secrets to making this year the best year ever. Top 5 Articles Save on Eating Out in 2012 With These 12 Realistic Tips! — To save money when eating out, try ordering plates to share. […]

Tips for Thriving in Long-Term Unemployment

The sagging economy forced many people from their jobs and left the young and old alike searching for income. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8.6% of the U.S. labor force is unemployed, as of November 2011, and the unemployment rate in the U.S. has remained in the 8-10% range since February 2009. […]

The Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards

Those who live under a mountain of credit card debt quickly realize that their suffering has two components. First there is the principle, the actual amount of goods and services that was charged to their credit card. Secondly, there are the financing charges imposed each month on their balance. […]

The Cheap Girl’s Guide to Lowering Cholesterol Without Suffering

Two months ago, I had a nasty little note in my mailbox at work. It was not a good way to start a Monday. A laboratory near my hospital department needed volunteers to have their blood drawn so that their new employees could practice. I have easy-to-find veins, and their manager asked me to help, so I signed up. In return, I was told that I would receive a free printout of my cholesterol levels. […]