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Why You Should Always "Get It in Writing"

At some point in your life, someone is going to do something that adversely impacts you, whether your employer skips you over for a promotion or your landlord tries to keep your entire security deposit. You're going to have to fight back and prove that you're in the right. And to do that, you're going to need evidence. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 06/13

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Easy Pineapple Corer/Slicer $3, Bamboo Flooring $3 per sq. ft., Sierra Trading Post Clearance Sale: Up to 93%, and more! […]

For Amazing, Affordable Vacations, Travel Slowly

Many years ago, a friend and I were planning a three-week vacation to South Africa. "Ooh! I'd love to see the gorillas in Rwanda. Ooh! and Victoria Falls (in Zimbabwe) too," she said enthusiastically of this continent we'd never visited. I pulled out a map. […]

Useful Gifts for College-Bound Graduates

This year, millions of students across the country will finish their high school careers, and countless family members and friends will attend graduation ceremonies to watch the senior class receive their diplomas. Giving cards and/or gifts to new grads isn't mandatory, though the act of gift-giving is a traditional way of congratulating graduates. […]

Best Money Tips: Don'ts for Online Networking

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on don'ts for online networking, retirement savings in your 40s, and ways to earn passive income. Top 5 Articles Be a LinkedIn Whiz: 5 Don'ts For Online Networking — When networking on LinkedIn, don't reach out to someone without reading their profile first. […]

The 5 Best Pressure Cookers

The pressure cooker is a cooking appliance that intimidates almost everyone who steps into a kitchen. It's not hard to see why — the pressure cooker isn't typically found in most home kitchens, and the way it cooks is rather unconventional. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/13, 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: Having a Frugal Father's Day! Learn about frugal gift giving and Father's Day celebrations! […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 06/12

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Victoria's Secret cuts up to 50% off clearance apparel, American Eagle Outfitters cuts an extra 50% off clearance items, Virgin America 1-way fares from $79, and more! […]

Essential Money Lessons for Recent Grads

I've always thought it absurd that the U.S. doesn't require some sort of basic financial literacy course before students can graduate from high school. Sending unprepared young adults into the world of mortgages, credit, car loans, payday lenders, and student debt is a bit like sending lambs to the slaughter. […]

10 Networking Mistakes You Shouldn't Make

Networking makes landing a job, starting a business, and just about everything else in life a little bit easier — provided you network well. If you connect with people in such a way that you irritate them or show a poor side of yourself, your networking efforts can actually hurt you. (See also: Networking Basics for Regular People) It's crucial to avoid networking mistakes as much as possible. […]