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10 Dumb Things Holding You Back From Getting a New Job

For those of us looking for work, more work, or better work, the odds aren't always stacked in our favor. We all know the essentials, the big things that can make or break our applications. But what about the little things, the dumb things, that can steal victory right out of our hands? Don't let these mistakes stand in your way. (See also: 14 Proven Strategies for Landing Jobs) 1. […]

7 Style Secrets for Women That Flatter Every Shape

I'm happy to cast off those bulky sweaters and shapeless layers now that summer is just around the corner. In fact, I've been weeding through my closet to find warmer weather clothing this week, and one of my bad habits finally caught up with me. I'm notoriously awful at trying things on before I buy them. […]

Best Money Tips: Eat Less and Lower Your Grocery Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some wonderful articles on eating less and lowering your grocery bill, avoiding getting ripped off while traveling, and protecting yourself from identity thieves. Top 5 Articles 6 Tips to Eat Less and Lower Your Grocery Bill — Loading up on protein and taking smaller bites can help you eat less and lower your grocery bill. […]

6 "As Seen on TV" Kitchen Gadgets That Are Actually Worth the Money

This post is for people who think cooking should be fun, love kitchen gadgets, and appreciate a good bargain. You may also find yourself agreeing with me when I say I think the "As Seen on TV" ads are really over-the-top and pretty corny. However, once in a while, darned if you don't see a commercial and wonder… "Hmm, does that really work?" If you fit this criteria, read on. 1. […]

7 Things You Need to Know Before Taking Online Classes

Online classes are all the rage, and with good reason: The cost of higher education has skyrocketed. Those unwilling (or unable) to take on a mountain of student loan debt are forced to seek alternatives, and for many, that means earning a degree online. […]

Have Your Best Garage Sale Ever by Following These 9 Retail Secrets

It's that time again. De-clutterers unite! After a big spring cleaning of your house, it's time to unload your unwanted items and put some extra cash in your own pocket. Why not sell like the big boys do? 1. Advertise, Advertise, Advertise Big box retailers know the power of advertising when it comes to the big one day sale. […]

You Can Guarantee a Win and 9 Other Bizarre Facts About the Lottery

It's something many of us dream about, but few will ever experience: Winning the lottery. The idea of buying a ticket for a few bucks and turning it into hundreds of millions of dollars overnight is tempting to say the least. We all know it's not very likely to happen. Still, that doesn't stop millions of us playing it every week. […]

STOP: 10 Words to Never Use at Work

Assuming you have a place of work right now, you likely did something very right in an interview. Maybe you even successfully avoided these 10 Words to Never Use in a Job Interview. So that's the good news. The bad news is that minding your tongue still matters now that you've got the job, and the wrong word still has the power to separate you from said job. […]

20 Cute and Frugal DIY Clothes You Can Make for Your Kids

We recently covered some inexpensive ways to update a woman's wardrobe. Now? Well, it's time for the kids to get in on the fun! These projects cover the spectrum of sewing abilities from novice to expert — and many of them even use clothing you already have sitting in your child's (or your) closet. So, before you head to the donation center, check out these tutorials. […]

Best Money Tips: Affordable Presents for Dad

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on affordable presents for dad, getting a frugal start on summer, and how not to drown in student loan debt. Top 5 Articles 44 Affordable Presents for Dad — Need a gift for dad this Father's Day? Consider getting him golf ball soap or DIY shaving cream. […]