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Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/10, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #CreditInsight to participate. This week's topic: Credit scores and more! Learn why credit scores are so important, what makes up a credit score, and why it is essential to understand, build and manage your credit.  . […]

Dryer Sheets, Shampoo, and 15 Other Everyday Things You Can Make at Home

Recently, my daughter and I have been reading the "Little House on the Prairie" series, and I've been reminded of how life used to be. As we've experienced these books together, we've begun to explore what it would mean to make some of the everyday things we usually buy. […]

This Is How You Declutter and Keep Your Stuff, Too

You've probably heard you should throw out stuff that hasn't been used in the past year. But if you are like me, you have regretted decisions to donate, sell, or trash the nonessential as you tried to aggressively declutter. Sadly, you may have learned this lesson too late. You can easily get rid of a saved item, but you can't readily reclaim one that's been given away. […]

Best Money Tips: Stay Motivated While Looking for Jobs

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on staying motivated while looking for jobs, personal finance tips from Captain America, and the 30-second habit with a lifelong impact. Top 5 Articles How to Stay Motivated While Looking for Jobs — Creating a schedule and fulfilling a purpose can keep you motivated while looking for a job. […]

How to Find and Book the Best Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals are a big part of the sharing economy — the idea that sharing things could financially benefit all involved. For example, travelers have been taking advantage of free accommodation by swapping their homes with each other through HomeExchange for decades. […]

9 Wall Street Expressions You Can Use Every Day

Colorful Wall Street expressions grace any good banker, trader, or analyst's regular day. While each group has its own specific idioms, as a former investment banker, I can attest to the many banker sayings out there. […]

Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What’s Your Top Tip to Stay in Touch with Colleagues Without Spending a Fortune?

We all know the importance of keeping in touch and communicating with your colleagues when it comes to professional success. However, sometimes keeping in contact with your colleagues can be expensive. Luckily, there are ways to offset the cost of maintaining communication with your professional contacts! How do you stay in touch with colleagues without spending a fortune? […]

How to Improve Your Life by Becoming a Better Quitter

"Quitter." If you're at all like me, that word brings up all sorts of negative childhood memories. I was a particularly tenacious kid, but I remember cringing when kids used that word to describe each other. […]

Best Money Tips: Cleaning Tips That Can Save You Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cleaning tips that will save you money, awesome ways to give, and finding small appliances for cheap. Top 5 Articles 5 spring cleaning tips that can save you money — Donating your old items can save you money when you spring clean. […]

10 Surprising and Useful Things to Do With Ketchup

Ketchup. Whatever your favorite brand is, you can't have fries without it. In fact, in my household, it's demanded by my children with almost every meal. […]