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Best Money Tips: Save on Rental Cars

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on saving on rental cars, cheap thrills that actually satisfy, and helping natural disaster victims. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Save on Rental Cars — Save money on rental cars by using your own car insurance. […]

5 Reasons to Choose Traditional Books Over E-Books

I love reading, and as a homeschooling family, there are usually between 12 and 15 books being consumed by our family members at any one time. While I am a huge proponent of technology, and I can appreciate the ease of carrying digital titles on my iPad for quick reading when I’m out and about, if given the choice, I’ll still pick the old-fashioned variety most every time. Here’s why. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 11/1, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: The Disaster Chat! In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, join us as we talk about being prepared for disasters! […]

Stupid Credit Card Tricks: How Your Credit Card Company Lies to You

It didn't exactly make headlines outside of personal credit and finance websites, but Discover announced last week that it would pay out millions in refunds to customers who claim that they were deceived by telemarketers. […]

Best Money Tips: Foods You Shouldn't Waste Money On

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on food you shouldn't waste money on, the best ways to make extra money, and easy ways to save for retirement. Top 5 Articles Five Foods You Shouldn't Waste Your Money On — Don't waste your money on canned soup. The sodium levels in canned soup are very high. […]

Avoid Dinner Stress: Pay Someone to Plan Your Meals

Running a household is busy enough with laundry and dishes to clean, bills to be paid, kids to be delivered and picked up, and meals to shop for and cook. If you've got enough money, you can hire a personal assistant or a few people to run all of these life errands for you. For those who can't afford a personal valet, there are options to at least getting a few chores done by someone else. […]

Get Ready for Christmas: 7 Things You Should Do Today

Take your current schedule and imagine adding Christmas shopping, Christmas parties, and holiday travel all at once. I suspect you'll thank yourself come mid-December if you use the extra time you have now to get ready for Christmas. (See also: Early Holiday Shopping: Why I Finish by Thanksgiving) 1. […]

Ask the Readers: What Subscriptions Do You Pay For?

There are so many subscription services available today. Everyone has heard of the traditional magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Many people subscribe to Netflix. But did you know there are subscription services that will deliver food, activities for your kids, books, and even clothes to you each month? What subscriptions do you pay for? Magazines? Newspapers? Netflix? […]

Live Like a Local: How to Tap Into the Local Scene While Traveling

Many travelers are on a quest of sorts to discover a destination by getting “off the beaten path.” Although I think the concept is a misnomer, I also believe travel experiences vary dramatically depending on how we do our research and who we spend our time with on the road. Your next vacation doesn't need to be a duplicate experience of what's listed in a guidebook. […]

Best Money Tips: Traveling When You Have No Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on traveling when you have no money, Halloween 2012 freebies, and cutting back on your monthly grocery expenses. Top 5 Articles The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You Have No Money — If you want to travel but don't have any money, consider teaching English overseas. […]