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4 Ways Your Brain Screws Up Your Money AND Your Love Life

Believe it or not, your love life can tell you a great deal about your poor financial decisions. According to psychologist Daniel Crosby, a number of the terrible romantic decisions that we've all been guilty of also have financial counterparts. […]

The Needless 9: Insane Luxury Items For You to Laugh At

The frugal spender may not have all the things that money can buy, but she will have one thing it can't: the ability to laugh at the absurd products other people waste their savings on. […]

30 Meaningful Mother's Day Gifts for Every Budget

Like many holidays, we all know how commercialized Mother's Day can be. A lot of times people just give the typical flowers or chocolates, the same old requisite gifts. […]

20 Essential Life Hacks for Summer

Ready for summer? Me too. If you're looking for ways to prepare for the warm weather, we have you covered. This handy list will get you through anything from keeping bugs away to baking dashboard cookies. If you have any fun life hacks to add to this list, please leave them in the comments! (See also: Wear Frozen Clothes and 9 Other Ways to Beat the Heat) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Steps Towards Getting Today's Finances in Order

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on getting today's finances in order, insurance policies you can live without, and how to use eBay to turn clutter into cash. Top 5 Articles 6 Steps Towards Getting Today's Finances in Order — To get your finances in order, look for patterns and generate extra income. […]

You Can Visit Europe for a Lot Cheaper Than You Think — Here's How

As far as foreign travel is concerned, Europe is one of the most romanticized continents in the world. Indeed there is much to do there, from sipping wine under the Eiffel Tower to taking in a bullfight in Spain to zipping along Rome's cobbled streets on a Vespa. […]

15 Great Things You Could Do If You Just Got Rid of Your Debt

"The average US household credit card debt stands at $15,191," according to the Federal Reserve and other government data. Given the statistics, debt is definitely a part of our society; but this doesn't suggest that it's okay to finance our entire lives. I understand that if it weren't for loans, many wouldn't be able to purchase a home, a car, or go to college. […]

8 Ways to Get Noticed During a Job Search

Let's assume you are perfectly qualified for a job you find on Craigslist or LinkedIn, saw in the classifieds (really?), or learned about from a friend. You have the skills. You have the experience. Great. Unfortunately, unless it's a very specialized job, many, many other candidates will be perfectly qualified, too. […]

These Are the 4 Terms You Need to Know to Get Started in Stocks

Whether you are looking to set up your nest egg or start a new life as a rapid fire day trader, the stock market can be simultaneously exciting and overwhelming. Movies like "The Wolf of Wall Street" simplify the world of shares and trading, making it appear as though anyone with half a brain can jump in and make a fortune. […]

9 Hidden Health Benefits of Living on the East Coast

What with the West Coast's seeming monopoly on juice cleanses, relaxed work schedules, and year-round sunshine, life on the East Coast might not seem like the healthiest choice. But dig a little deeper — even deeper… like, under those three feet of snow — and you'll find all sorts of hidden health benefits to living there. (See also: It Pays to Relocate to These 6 Places) 1. […]