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7 Pitfalls That Can Bloat a Home Office Budget

Working from home. It's an almost magical phrase that inspires jealousy among the cubicled masses who trudge into an office park five days a week. But the grass can certainly be greener when it comes to operating a business or doing the bulk of your work from your home. Distractions abound. […]

6 Mistakes to Avoid With a Financial Adviser

Financial advisers can be an important ally for even the most savvy investors, because a second opinion can sometimes be the difference between comfortable retirement and eating lots of ramen in the later years. Yet, many people shy away from a relationship with a professional because of all the horror stories others have. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Buy New or Used Cars?

Automotive expenses can be one of the biggest budget drainers out there. When buying a car, you have to think about everything from gas milage to safety ratings. You also have to determine whether or not you want to buy a new or used car. […]

5 Ways to Become a Better Negotiator

I used to love negotiating over email. It's much easier than trying it in person because there's no face to speak to. Over email, there's time to formulate a response or counter offer without being put on the spot. In person, I never knew where to begin, and as soon as it got awkward, I'd get all red and start to sweat. […]

Fresh vs. Frozen: 5 Dinner Comparisons

I really love to cook. Recently, however, my work schedule was ridiculously busy, and I was getting home later and later. To get dinner on the table, I decided to try something completely out of character: frozen food. If you read my posts, you know that I’m usually a die-hard do-it-yourself-er. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money Around the House

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save money around the house, dining out on a budget, and secrets of cell phone carriers. Top 5 Articles 5 Manly Ways to Save Money Around the House — If you want to save money around the house, try only washing your clothes when they smell. […]

10 Ways to Do Less Laundry

Let's be realistic. Doing less laundry means wearing clothing more than once. It does not mean buying a new wardrobe and donating the dirty clothes to Goodwill. Sparing clothes from the wash for as long as possible means clothing will last longer, and you will have more time to devote to your favorite hobby. […]

20 Creative Uses for Peeps Beyond the Easter Basket

Love them or hate them, Peeps are here to stay. And I mean stay. The apocalypse will happen before they will go bad. And if there's ever a nuclear meltdown, viola! You have roasted Peeps. Here are new ways to use the eternal Easter treats. (See also: 5 Affordable, Eco-Friendly Easter Ideas) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Find Good Cheap Hotels

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on where to find good cheap hotels, how to avoid expensive car maintenance, and ways to improve your credit score. Top 5 Articles Frugal Vacations: Where to Find Good Cheap Hotels — If you are looking for a cheap hotel option, consider Youth Hostel Groups. […]

Take a Pass on Passover Markups

The Jewish holiday of Passover (April 19-26 this year) celebrates the exodus of the ancient Israelites from Egypt, when they filled their baking pans with unleavened dough and left slavery behind for the wide-open possibilities of the desert. But that doesn’t mean modern-day Jews need to be slaves to exorbitant kosher-for-Passover markups. […]