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10 More Hobbies You Can Start for Free

In a 2014 time use survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics uncovered that Americans — on average — spend 2.8 hours watching television each day. That's a lot of time staring at a box, right? Well, instead of straining your eyes and allowing your brain to transform into mush, maybe it's... […]

Stabilize Your Portfolio With These 5 Bond Funds

Bonds are low-risk investments that can be used to stabilize your portfolio. You may already be familiar with them. Local cities, states, and the federal government are the biggest issuers of bonds, but corporations will also create bond certificates when they're seeking capital. And although they... […]

5 Ways Good Manners Make You Wealthier

Manners maketh the man. They're one of those things in life that cost you nothing, but can bring you great benefits — like respect. Or a smile from a stranger. And, in some cases, money. Here's how manners can lead you to a wealthier life. (See also: 12 Lessons in Manners From Around the... […]

The 5 Best Mouthwashes

Your dentist has been right all along; you really do need mouthwash for a fresher mouth. Regardless of what your dental concerns may be, mouthwash is recommended for all adults and children six years of age and older. If you want to spend less time in the dentist’s chair, then you’ll... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Save Money in February

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to save money in February, brilliant uses for Dawn dish soap, and how to trick yourself into saving money. Top 5 Articles How to Save Money in February — With the Super Bowl comes savings on snacks! Stock up on your... […]

8 Ways Your Smartphone Saves You Money

Smartphones are great, but why do they cost so much? Is it the bells and whistles of fancy security features, GPS tracking chips, and headsets? Or is it simply because consumers are willing to pay for all these sparkly extras? Here is a comprehensive breakdown of costs, so you can see exactly... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 02/04

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Shoebuy.com: Up to 50% off Frye, $10 off flights to Seattle, Lenovo ThinkPad Business Notebook for $200, and more! […]

7 Beauty Tools That Aren't Worth the Money

I'm relatively low maintenance when it comes to my own beauty routine. That being said, I've gotten sucked into different trends and products throughout the years. You know what? There are tons of grooming and beauty tools out there that just aren't worth the money. Here's our list of some items... […]

Here's How Your Credit Score Affects Your Job Search

If your FICO credit score is weak, you probably already know that this low score might keep you from qualifying for a mortgage loan, auto financing, or a new credit card. But can a low credit score keep you from landing your dream job? The answer is a bit complicated. Many people believe that... […]

What You Need to Know About Sample Sales

Sample sales can be a fun way to get unique items at rock-bottom prices. Most retail stores, clothing manufacturers, and boutiques have sample sales from time to time, which can translate to big savings for you. In order to get the most out of the sale, it's important to strategize and take... […]