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9 Things You Should Never Skimp on When Traveling

Travel should be pleasurable — not stressful. While it's almost inevitable for something to go awry from time to time, you can avoid most issues with a little foresight and planning. Sometimes all it takes is investing a bit more upfront in order to ensure a better travel experience. Take a... […]

5 Essentials to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home

Sponsored by Chase Mortgage Banking. Review their resources to help you find and finance your home. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a little place waiting for you on a tropical island or a woodsy lake? Apparently a lot of Americans think so: second home purchases were up by a... […]

6 American Cities With the Highest Minimum Wage

With elections coming up next year, it appears that there is at least one issue most of us can agree on: 73% of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 per hour. Given the public support for these initiatives, several cities around the... […]

Get 20% Off Uber with Capital One

Uber just got a lot cheaper — 20% cheaper — for Capital One Quicksilver or QuicksilverOne cardholders. Now through next April, cardholders will get 20% back on all Uber rides, on top of the 1.5% cash back they already earn with their card. There is no need to sign up! Just pay with your... […]

Best Money Tips: The Cheapest Cities to Fly to This Summer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cities with the cheapest flights this summer, the dirtiest places in your kitchen, and questions to ask yourself before you say yes. Top 5 Articles 10 Cheapest Cities for Summer Air Travel — Save some... […]

Working on the Road: A Book Review for Professional Nomads

Nora Dunn's new Working on the Road may not be the right choice for those looking for a vicarious thrill, fantasizing about a more free life. But for those looking for actionable information — who are ready to make the jump and are looking for practical tips for avoiding missteps as they... […]

How to Enjoy Retirement If You Haven't Saved Enough

Are you ready to retire, but haven't managed to save enough yet? In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics says that although the average retirement age is 62, many seniors are retiring at age 65 or older, and a large percentage — roughly 80% — still will not have saved... […]

8 Price Match Policies You Should Be Wary Of

Price match policies can vary wildly from retailer to retailer. While most of them are fairly straight forward, there are some whose fine print will leave you scratching your head in confusion. And in the world of bargain shopping, few things are more frustrating than finding a cheaper price from a... […]

5 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job

Making the decision to quit your job is both scary and exhilarating. Many of us dream of quitting our jobs to have more freedom, greater earning potential, and fmore lexibility with our schedules. As you go from dream to reality, there are certain steps to take to make sure you're prepared before... […]

The 5 Best Power Banks

A portable power bank can save your phone when you’re down to your last bit of battery. And let’s face it, nobody wants to be stranded without their cell phone. Fortunately, power banks are small, affordable, and easy to use, so you won’t ever have to panic when your phone or... […]