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5 Ways That Charitable Giving Can Improve Your Finances

Most of us have finite resources. So giving to your favorite charity means that you have less to spend and save. But that generosity can also improve your finances. Certainly, if you make a large donation without examining or restructuring your priorities, habits, and bank accounts, then giving depletes rather than increases your resources. […]

Best Money Tips: Steps to Buying a House

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on steps to buying a house, reasons you need a spending plan, and Black Friday myths exposed. Top 5 Articles 9 Big Steps to Buying a House — When buying a house, don't forget to get an inspection. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are the Best Gifts for Teens?

Congratulations to Dani, Pamela, and Kelli for winning this week's contest! Editor's Note: For the next few weeks, we will be doing a gift giving series on Ask the Readers and will focus on the best gifts for certain demographics! Ask the Readers: What are the Best Gifts for Teens? is part four of our series! […]

Why We Spend More When We Pay With Credit Cards

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to treat myself to an afternoon at my favorite shopping destination, Barnes & Noble. Even though I usually have very tight controls on the number of (purchased) books that I may bring into the house, I generally let myself buy two or three new titles a few times a year. (I know. […]

Best Money Tips: Low-Budget Ways to Celebrate Halloween

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on low-budget ways to celebrate Halloween, where to find unique presents for kids, and green ways to save money. Top 5 Articles 6 Low-Budget Ways To Celebrate Halloween — Celebrate Halloween without breaking the bank by borrowing or reusing costumes. […]

17 Reasons New Graduates Make Great Employees

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/17-reasons-new-graduates-make-great-employees Nail your next job interview by highlighting these positive traits. […]

Best Money Tips: Get Your Kids to Save

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on getting your kids to save, saving by spending on select days, and things you shouldn't keep in your wallet. Top 5 Articles 7 Quick, Simple Ways to Get Your Kids to Save-Today! — Get your kids to save money today by offering to match their deposits. […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred: Get The Most Value For Your Travel Rewards

I have to confess, I felt kind of sleazy when I applied for this card. The only reason I bothered was that it offered a great sign-up bonus. Yet more than a year later, I continue to use the card regularly. So what is it about the Sapphire Preferred card that made me think of it less like a... […]

Are You Getting These 5 Things for Free?

As people are working harder to cut back on spending and reduce their living costs, they are finding creative ways to put more cash in the bank. Couponing, repurposing products, and growing your own food are certainly excellent ways to cut costs, but there is also legitimately free stuff you can take advantage of too. […]

Best Money Tips: 2012 Holiday Layaway Plans Explained

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on 2012 holiday layaway plans explained, making traveling a priority on a limited budget, and when to haggle. Top 5 Articles 2012 Holiday Layaway Plans Explained — Layaway will not get you sale prices on the items you put on layaway. […]