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Is Taking Classes Online Right for You?

Whether you’re looking to start a degree, finish one, continue your education, get some new certifications, or just expand your horizons, there’s probably an online study program out there that would give you what you want. While many students find these programs a boon to their education, the truth is that there are both benefits and drawbacks to studying online. […]

6 Ways My Family Scores Free Travel With Credit Cards

I travel a lot, but I don’t pay for most of it. In fact, my family and I often fly in business or first class. I used to look for coupons for 50 cents off of this or a couple of dollars off of that—but today it takes a few hundred dollars worth of travel savings to get me to raise an eyebrow. […]

21 Frugal Ways to Reward Yourself Right Now

Like many of you, I’m busy. I have a full-time career, a husband and a home to take care of, and I play daddy to two adorable dogs. I don’t know how I do it, but I do. Sometimes, though, I need a break — a little reward for staying semi-sane. You probably do, too. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Laundry

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save money on laundry, the best coupon sites for busy moms, and actions that affect your credit score. Top 5 Articles 6 Sneaky Ways to Save Money on Laundry — Save money on laundry by skipping the softener. […]

10 Lifesaving Skills Everyone Should Know

There are many dangers that lurk in the world around us; fortunately, basic knowledge, common sense, and not panicking can ensure you come out on top of most emergency situations. Check out the skills below to know how to wisely react if and when you’re ever put to the test. (See also: 6 Items You Might Have Forgotten in Your Emergency Kit) 1. […]

Ask the Readers: What's Your Favorite Frugal Comfort Food?

Everyone has a comfort food they crave from time to time. Whether its something your mom used to whip up or a special treat from your favorite restaurant, chances are there is always one comfort food option that can put a smile on your face and brighten your day. […]

25 Eco-Friendly Changes You Can Make Today

You don’t need to be told to turn the lights off, but what else can you do to reduce your carbon footprint and become more eco-friendly today? Sometimes changing a small bad habit is all it takes to make a positive change for the environment. Other changes require a little more work, but the effort is worth it both for your wallet and the planet. […]

6 Common Excuses for Not Saving Money

Have you ever settled on a new exercise program, only to get a bad cold a few days in and happily throw yourself on the couch, relieved to have a handy excuse? Excuses must be human nature; I know I usually make them when I'm facing something that’s new, that's hard, or that I just don’t enjoy. And I’ve certainly made excuses when it comes to money. […]

Best Money Tips: Dealing with the Costs of Childcare

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on dealing with the costs of childcare, cutting travel costs, and how to find a job using Craigslist. Top 5 Articles Dealing With the Costs of Childcare — Offset the costs of childcare by starting your own daycare. […]