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15 Easy and Delicious Ice Cream Substitutes

My grandmother had two favorite ice cream methods. The first involved cream, sugar, egg yolks, and fresh vanilla, combined with just-picked peaches. The second one was to scoop vanilla ice cream into a bowl and top it with Metrecal. She knew it defeated the purpose, but she said it "made the... […]

8 Ways Your Savings Account May Be Costing You

A savings account is an essential tool of money management. It'll enable you to save for emergencies and financial goals, and you might even get a little bit of interest income along the way. But not all savings accounts are the same. Some are extra-stingy on interest. Some have high fees. And some... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Clean Your Car Like a Pro

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the best professional car cleaning tips, ways global warming may affect your finances, and small kitchen appliances you don’t really need. Top 5 Articles The Best Professional Car Cleaning Tips —... […]

7 Ways to Save Big on National Thrift Shop Day

Mark it on your calendars — August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day and stores across the nation will be celebrating by offering special discounts to customers. If you're an avid thrift shopper like me, this is nothing short of a high holiday. And if you've never wandered into a second-hand... […]

The Fastest Method to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

Do you have credit card debt that you want to pay off quickly? Well, you're not alone. In fact, more than 45% of Americans currently have a credit card balance, and according to Ben Woolsey, director of marketing and consumer research for CreditCards.com, the average amount of debt per household is... […]

Chill Your Sunscreen and 25 Other Beach Trip Hacks

Hittin' the beach before summer ends? Not without perusing this list of fun-in-the-sun hacks that'll make your seaside trip easier, breezier, and much more comfortable. 1. Wipe Away Sand With Baby Powder Sprinkle it on your body to dry up the sand then brush it off. 2. Use a Corkscrew Anchor to... […]

12 Reasons You Can't Focus — And How to Fix It Now

Focus. It's a word often yelled at children from frustrated teachers, and at ourselves when we have trouble getting to the bottom of something. "Come on, focus, you can do this." Why is it easy for some people to hone in on a problem and give it laser-guided focus, while other people... […]

What Does Car Rental Insurance Really Cover On Your Credit Card?

Don't you hate the experience when you are renting a car, and the representative gives you the hard sell on their optional insurance? At that moment, you are pretty sure that your credit card has insurance that will cover your trip, but the sales agents will do their best to sow confusion and doubt... […]

Best Money Tips: Ways You're Wasting Money at the Grocery Store

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways you’re wasting money at the grocery store, how to fund a vacation, and tips to break bad clutter habits. Top 5 Articles 19 Ways You're Wasting Money at the Grocery Store — In some cases, it's... […]

7 Things You Should Never Do When Camping

Camping is fun, right? Well, it's supposed to be. However, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Some of these aren't preventable, but you have quite a bit of control over how comfortable you are, how safe you are, and how much fun you have while you're camping. (See also: A DIY Air... […]