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The 5 Best Coffeemakers

Recently, I shared what I considered to be the best coffee grinders available for purchase. Now that you hopefully have the tool necessary to grind your coffee at home, it's time to look into the right coffeemaker to brew that cuppa you wake up to in the morning. […]

The Psychology of Money: How a T-Shirt Equals a Taco

Recently, I took a big bag of clothes to a consignment store. Out of the 20 garments I brought in, the store buyer took exactly one shirt. My payout? $2.18 in cash or $4.00 in store credit. Since I did not have time to shop around with the $4.00 store credit windfall, I decided to cash out. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Save on Banking Fees

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving on banking fees, decluttering your kitchen, and time management rules you are breaking. Top 5 Articles How to Save on Banking Fees — Limit your debits and ask for cash back when shopping to save on banking fees. […]

To Stay on Financial Track, Perform a Yearly Earnings Review

You probably have an excellent idea of how much money you make, perhaps down to the exact dollar in each paycheck. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 3/14, 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: Frugal Birthday Bashes for Kids! Learn about picking a theme, saving on invites, and not breaking the bank on party favors! […]

17 Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know

Regular readers of the content aggregator Reddit.com may have seen a post recently asking car salesmen to confess their greatest fears. The response was overwhelming; over 7,500 comments were posted. As I read through the list (it took hours!) I jotted down some recurring themes. From those notes I have identified car salesmen's 17 greatest fears and weaknesses. […]

How to Get a Truly Free Credit Report

The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) entitles every American to a free credit report each year. So, how do you get your free credit report? Should you go to GoFreeCredit.com or some other site with a catchy jingle? Nope. There's a better way. Your truly free credit report comes from AnnualCreditReport.com. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Avoid Costly Travel Mistakes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to avoid costly travel mistakes, ways to clear your mind, and how to not get hustled by your student loans. Top 5 Articles 7 Costly Mistakes Travelers Make and How to Avoid Them — Being inflexible with travel dates can cost you big time when it comes to traveling. […]

Encourage Family Sharing and Save Money by Going Unisex

Meeting everyone's food preferences in a family is challenging enough. If you, like many other home economists, find that accommodating a different toothpaste flavor for every teen and keeping up with clothing replacements puts you over the edge, consider the following unisex savings strategies that encourage sharing and help you make ends meet. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Green Habits?

There are many ways to be green. You can grow your own organic garden, use homemade or natural cleaners, or even just drink from a reusable water bottle. And not only are eco-friendly practices good for the earth, they can be good for your wallet, too! What are your green habits? What are the costs and benefits of these habits? […]