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Ask the Readers: What is Your Favorite Childhood Memory?

The holidays are coming up! It's a special time for many families, and it's often around this time that we create our fondest childhood memories...though not always! What is your favorite childhood memory? Why is it your favorite? If there are kids in your life, what do you do to make sure they... […]

Prioritize These 5 Bills When You're Short on Cash

You know you should pay all of your bills on time. But what if you're short on cash this month? Is it better to pay certain bills late? Yes, actually. Some bills are not reported to the three national credit bureaus of TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. Bills in this category include utility... […]

22 Lessons Every 20-Something Should Learn

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." For better or worse, your 20s are an essential time in your life. Careers, relationships, and an absurd amount of other stuff constantly occupy the minds of twenty-somethings at any given time. Fresh out of college, I myself have... […]

6 Reasons Your Coworkers Think You're a Slacker

Think you're pulling the wool over your coworkers' eyes when you're not pulling your weight around the workplace? Think again. Not only do your colleagues notice, but they're probably starting to resent you for having to pick up your slack. Nip your underperformance problem in the bud with these... […]

Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Train Your Brain

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found budget-friendly ways to work out your brain, frugal uses for lemons, and ways to keep your things safe this Halloween. Top 5 Articles 5 Budget-Friendly Ways To Train Your Brain — Typing your ideas is just not the same as writing... […]

Best Deals for Monday 10/19

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Target: Save up to 40% on Costumes, Dockers: 40% off with coupon code, Fossil Wayfarer Sunglasses for $13, and... […]

6 Things Investors Should Know About the October Effect

October is a month of falling leaves and ghoulish costumes. But it is also a month of falling stock prices and terrifying investment returns? Perhaps so, if you believe in something called the "October Effect." Some investors are known to get skittish this time of year, because many of... […]

15 Cool DIY Home Improvements for $50 or Less

Not all great home improvement projects cost an arm and a leg. In fact, there are lots of cool DIY home improvements that you can do for under $50. None of these jobs requires serious craftsperson skills, nor do they require specialized tools homeowners are unlikely to have in their garages. 1.... […]

8 More Classic Personal Finance Books You Must Read

A surprising 21% of Americans think that winning the lottery is the most practical way to accumulate several hundred thousands of dollars. The problem with this financial plan is that the odds are against you. You're more likely to be killed by a shark (one in 3.7 million chance) than hitting the... […]

7 Everyday Situations That Introverts Ace

There's a lot of introvert pride around the Internet these days. As an introvert myself, I've appreciated how articles on introversion have articulated some of the things about me that I find hard to explain to other people — like the fact that I like to observe (I'm not being rude), and the... […]