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Best Money Tips: Don't Let Your Baby Blow Your Grocery Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on keeping your baby from blowing your grocery budget, credit card myths, and benefits of one car households. Top 5 Articles Don't Let Your Baby Blow Your Grocery Budget — Prevent your baby from blowing your grocery budget by skipping the purees. […]

5 Ways Being Nice at Work Can Payoff

Several years ago, the Harvard Business Review published an essay about jerks at work that the author eventually turned into a book called The No A**hole Rule. I’ve never read the book, but it talks about how to avoid being a jerk at work and how to deal with people who are acting like jerks. Treating co-workers poorly isn’t the best career move. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 9/1, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to $100

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win $100 in prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Investments. Learn about different kinds of investments, including investments in your future, home, and business. […]

HP Giving Away $500 to a Lucky Wise Bread Reader

HP is launching a new blog for lifehackers, work-from-home entrepreneurs, and small business owners called Input/Output. […]

25 Ways to Be a Better Person Today

I recently came across five principles for living well. They are: Today — do not be angry. Today — do not worry. Today — be kind to yourself and others. Today — be honest to yourself and others. Today — work diligently. – Usui Sensei, 1865-1926 On the whole, these principles would make you a better person. […]

Creating Cheap, Healthy Work Lunches

One basic money-saving tip consumers often fail at is brown-bagging at work each day to spare the excessive expenses of lunch on the go. The reason why so many fail is because of the perceived boredom that comes with soggy sandwiches or boring raw vegetables — the mainstays of packed lunches. The good news is that it is possible to bring tastebud-tempting treats from home to the office. […]

Best Money Tips: Affordable Ways to Spend Family Night at Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on affordable ways to spend family night at home, how to save on dental treatment, and ways to cut daily expenses. Top 5 Articles 4 Fun and Affordable Ways to Spend Family Night at Home — Have a fun family night at home by putting together a theme night. […]

Credit Unions vs. Banks: What's the Difference?

If you don't belong to a credit union — or even if you do — you may not be aware of the many ways in which they differ from banks. Although banks and credit unions both provide similar services, each offers different types of benefits for account holders and borrowers. Let's take a look at the characteristics of a credit union versus a bank and learn how to determine which one is best for you. […]

Ask the Readers: Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

With the recent earthquake and hurricane on the east coast, disaster preparedness is a topic on the minds of many people. Many people have a plan in place to follow should disaster strike. However, some people have no plan to follow if they are faced with a natural disaster. Are you prepared for a natural disaster?  Do you have an emergency fund? What about an evacuation plan? […]

5 Ways to Snag Budget-Friendly Business Clothes

Because law school is the academic equivalent to Thunderdome, my fiance recently interviewed for summer internships. Summer 2012 internships. Those interviews spurred a foraging expedition through our closet for the perfect interview outfit. She found what she needed, but we agreed that it was probably time to beef up our business collections. […]