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10 New Car Costs the Dealer Is Hiding From You

Car dealers are experts at extracting as much money as possible from buyers. Of course, the dealer will try to get the highest price they can on the cars they sell, but there are many other sneaky costs involved. Here are some of these hidden new car costs and how to avoid them. See also: 17... […]

5 Signs It's Time to Find a New Bank

No one likes switching to a new bank. After all, it takes effort to close one account and create another. But if your bank is nickel-and-diming you with fees, or if it's closing so many locations that banking is becoming inconvenient, it might be time to make the switch. "To me, it's all... […]

Almost 50 Unique Housewarming Gifts for Less Than $20

The perfect way to welcome someone into their new home is with a unique, practical housewarming gift — and we've come up with some of the best ideas that they are sure to love. Best of all, for only $20 or less, these gifts won't break the bank! 1. DIY Baskets DIY baskets are affordable and... […]

20 Surprisingly Delicious Squash Recipes

When I was a kid, squash came around once a year at Thanksgiving — baked, drizzled with maple syrup, and topped with butter. I have no complaints with that treatment, however, squashes are so healthy, versatile, and delicious that creative people keep coming up with new and very unique... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found simple ways to avoid getting sick while traveling, affordable alternatives to real Christmas trees, and the best way to clean your fridge. Top 5 Articles 3 Simple Rules to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling — If you're traveling... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 12/01

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today 40% off Fire Pits at Target, Stainless Steel Electric Kettle from $25, Lightshare 6Ft LED Star Light Tree from... […]

10 Easy Holiday Lighting Hacks

In 2011, Bloomberg reported that Americans spent a whopping six billion dollars on Christmas decorations — and lights are always a big one. Thankfully, you can give your place a festive glow this year with a few simple tricks for frugal Christmas lighting. 1. Choose LEDs LED lights come in... […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Holiday Gifts?

Giving gifts is a big part of the holiday season — and it's easy to break your budget on this part of the festivities if you aren't careful. A few ways to save money here is to DIY gifts, re-gift nice items, or skip this tradition altogether. How do you save money on holiday gifts? Do you... […]

5 Important Things to Know About Your 401K and IRA in 2016

We can all agree that investing in a 401K, IRA, or Roth, while being a scary proposition at times, is quite frankly the best use of our money for saving long term. Retirement might be a long way off for you, but it's important to stay on top of the changes that take place for these accounts each... […]

Save Big at These 4 Discount Supermarkets

You're a savvy grocery shopper. You create a budget, review store circulars, clip coupons, make a shopping list, and use mobile shopping apps. You're ready to save big. But are discount grocery stores a part of your routine? If not, you could be overpaying by more than 50%! Below is an overview of... […]