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20+ Freebies for College Students

"This is the worst possible year to graduate from college in history." I heard this exact same phrase back in 2002, then again in 2007, and yet again in 2009 as I completed my university studies in those years. Yet, I found that there was no need to be so gloomy. (See also: 8 Financial To-Dos for College Freshmen) Yes, college costs are still on the rise. […]

7 Ways Doing Nothing Will Make You More Productive

We take classes, read self-help articles and drink energy drinks just to push ourselves to the next level of performance. Time is money, and we only have to much of it in a day, so we take calls on the bus and bring our laptops on vacation. We assume not working is the opposite of productivity, but that's not always true. Sometimes, doing absolutely nothing is the best way to achieve your goals. […]

The 5 Best Electric Razors

Many people may find little reason to choose an electric razor over their trusty manual razor, as the investing price may be too high to pay for a more portable shaver that cuts quicker rather than closer. […]

How to Save Money on Travel With an Awesome Group Vacation

For years, my parents vacationed with their adult siblings in a big, boisterous group. For some people, an adult family vacation might seem like a nightmare, but for my parents, not only were the trips fun, but they provided years' worth of memories and inside jokes that tightened their family bonds. Group vacations can also have financial benefits. […]

Best Money Tips: Things You Should Never Pay Full Price For

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on things you should never pay full price for, attending college for free, and things your real estate agent won't tell you. Top 5 Articles 15 Things You Should Never Pay Full Price For — Don't pay full price for cleaning supplies or groceries. […]

$20 in Baltimore: The 20 Best Ways to Spend It

Baltimore isn't exactly a destination city, but if you find yourself in the area, you can be sure that you'll be anything but bored. From relaxing rides on a water taxi to checking out John Waters' old haunts, Charm City has a little something for everyone at an affordable price. Check out these 20 things to do for $20 or less. (See also: $20 in New York City) 1. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Celebrate Father's Day Frugally?

Father's Day is coming up! Retailers have been targeting dads and dad-appreciators for weeks now, but here's another holiday that you don't need to bust your budget to enjoy. How do you celebrate Father's Day frugally? Are you buying or making gifts for the dads in your life? […]

6 Simple Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression

Warmer weather means more socializing, and more socializing means more opportunities to meet new people. As a guy on the shy side, I've never relished social situations where there are dozens of new people to meet, and, thus, dozens of first impressions to manage. To most of my friends though, my discomfort would probably come as a surprise. […]

10 Reasons Why Bank Vaults Are Much More Interesting Than You Thought

For most of us, our exposure to bank vaults probably doesn't extend beyond the clever bank heists we've seen in movies like "Ocean's 11" and "Heat." In reality, of course, those types of crimes are very, very rare. That's because bank vaults and other covert bunkers that hold valuable goods use some pretty amazing technology to keep things secure. […]

10 Dumb Things Holding You Back From Getting a New Job

For those of us looking for work, more work, or better work, the odds aren't always stacked in our favor. We all know the essentials, the big things that can make or break our applications. But what about the little things, the dumb things, that can steal victory right out of our hands? Don't let these mistakes stand in your way. (See also: 14 Proven Strategies for Landing Jobs) 1. […]