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Independence Day Roundup: Military vs. Civilian Credit Cards

ShareThisThe Big Players in Military Banking: USAA, Navy Federal, and Pentagon Federal. There are three big financial institutions serving primarily Department of Defense personnel, as well as many less significant players. […]

Selling Your Groupon Coupons

Social shopping sites like Groupon and LivingSocial are all the rage these days. Instead of hunting for a deal on your own, these sites create deals for a certain number of people. […]

Save 50% or More on Local Stuff with Groupon and Others

There has been an explosion of local deal-of-the-day sites in cities across the country, resulting in a windfall of 50% or more discounts on all kinds of goods and services. For all of these sites — the most well known are Groupon and Living Social — the drill is basically the same: a local business offers a voucher or service package at a […]

Join Our Tweetchat on 7/1, 4:00 CDT For a Chance to Win Prizes

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-at-400-cdt-for-a-chance-to-win-prize... twitter-logo-225x150.png Today's topic: What are your best frugal baby and kid care tips.? Join the fun 4:00-4:45 and you'll be entered to win an Amazon GC! […]

Heat Maps Equate to Hot Property

I recently made the decision to continue renting as opposed to rushing into home ownership. Of course, my ultimate goal is to own my own home and I've been tenaciously working towards this goal for over a year. However, the more I research renting versus purchasing a home, the more resources I find that confirm I've made the right choice. […]

Attempts to Escape the Clutches of Online Data Aggregators

ShareThisThere's a new crowd of web sharks on the prowl: they are effective, they are legal, and they want your data. Not only that, but they want your data — including some very personal stuff — to be available to anyone who asks — or pays. They are called data aggregators. […]

5 Steps Toward Financial Independence

Whether you’re a brand new grad or regrouping after a layoff or other financial difficulties, you may find that it’s more difficult than you’d imagined to wean yourself from any monetary help you’ve been getting. Though most of the process is straightforward, it’s always good to remember what it takes to achieve financial independence. 1. […]

Getting Your Greens on the Road: How to Eat Well While Traveling

Summer is in full force and you’re ready to hit the travel trails. You’ve got the time; you’ve saved the money; and you’ve picked the spot. You’ve also worked hard to stay healthy this year and you don’t want to ruin your health with too many rich foods. You’d rather nosh on the green goods. […]

Best Money Tips: 9 New Uses for your Old iPhone

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you 9 ways to upgrade your old iphone, some inspiration for stopping "stupid" work, and clever ways to use up a wine windfall! Top 5 Articles 9 New Uses for your Old iPhone — Looking to get version 4 of the iPhone? Consider upgrading your old model first. […]