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Wise Bread Teams Up With Skype to Help Families Stay in Touch for Less

We've teamed up with software company Skype to create Skype Hub — a special section featuring tips to help people save money when traveling, staying in touch with friends and family, or starting their own small business. […]

The 5 Secrets of Happy, Rich People That You Can Learn From

Rich and happy? Is that really a question? The Beatles sang that "money can't buy me love," which has been argued with some cynicism ever since. More money does, in fact, make us happier — up to a point. The rich can teach us a little bit about happiness, even beyond the fleeting happiness of spending money. […]

How to Sign Up for Half-Price Flights and Free Hotels

Looking for a unique way to save money on flights and get free hotels? How about car rentals, bus rides, and even restaurant meals? You can save big bucks on travel by becoming a mystery shopper. I recently took a flight from Canada to Peru for a 50% discount. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Be Happier With Your Work Life

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to be happier with your work life, spoiling mom this Mother's Day without spending a fortune, and affordable ways to make your home original. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Be Happier with Your Work Life — To be happier with your work life, eat healthy and follow your passion. […]

Why You Should Build a Frugal Community — and How to Do It

At this moment, my husband and I are both unemployed. And although this sounds nuts, we are actually trying to maximize the duration of his unemployment. I want my husband to be able to find a job that makes him happy, not just the job that comes along first. […]

People Who Became Millionaires Overnight (and What They Did With the Money)

In his book "Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions," Edward Ugel wrote that many lottery winners were happier before they became millionaires. He should know. His job was to buy lotto winners' annuities for a fraction of their value, giving shortsighted winners a quick hit of cash and thereby helping them pour the bulk of their money down the drain. […]

Is the Corporate Career Track Right for You?

A corporate career was once the dream for middle class America. It provided financial security, social respect, and a shot at reaching the upper class. Today, the corporate career track is profoundly different than in the past. Billion dollar startups and average-joe media sensations have robbed the corporate life of its glamour. […]

How to Stay in a 5-Star Hotel for Less Than the Cost of a Motel

Ocean-front resorts, ski-out rooms, four and five star hotels, suites, and included breakfasts may sound like hotel perks reserved for those shelling out big bucks on vacation, but the truth is that my family often stays in those hotels and with those perks without breaking the bank. We have stayed in four and five star hotels for less than the cost of a roadside motel. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/8, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card, one of two $50 gift cards, or one of three copies of The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty! Use #WBChat and #SchwabBook to participate. This week's topic: Retirement Planning! […]

“Smart Pills” Will Soon Have You Swallowing Computers

Your doctor may soon be handing you tiny computers to swallow when telling you "take two and call me in the morning." That's because Proteus Digital Health, a British medical technology company, has recently begun large scale trials of its so-called "smart pills," equipped with tiny sensors to monitor your health from the inside out. Each pill contains a sensor the size of a pinhead, which, when p […]