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7 Ways to Eat More Slowly — and Lose More Weight

Several years ago, my father's best friend started bringing his own silverware to dinner at our house and requesting salad plates to eat off of. Despite the ribbing he endured from my father and their other friends, Arnold remained steadfast in the importance of his new habits. That's because he had discovered an important secret in being a healthy eater: small utensils. […]

The One Tool That Assures You Never Pay Too Much for Groceries

Couponing, price-matching, and clearance browsing are all valid ways to save big money on the food and supplies you need each week. Many books are written on these tactics, but there is one, less-exciting method that is often overlooked. (See also: Grocery Shopping for the Cheap and Lazy) What is it? […]

6 Harmful Money Beliefs That Are Keeping You Poor

All action begins with thought. Even in our financial lives, how we think about money, the biases we hold about ourselves and money, and the money messages we receive from others influence our financial reality. (See also: 5 Stupid Things My Parents Taught Me About Money) If you're working to build a brighter financial future, don't let these six common money beliefs sabotage your success. 1. […]

This Is Why You Settle (and How to Stop)

Brand new research suggest even rats regret settling for second best. And while I'd be the first to agree that perhaps those researchers have too much time on their hands, it does raise an interesting point. Why do we continue to settle when we know we're going to regret it later? After all, we're all familiar with that icky sensation we get when we resign ourselves to taking less. […]

The Best New Travel Rewards Cards on the Block: Barclaycard Arrival World / Plus World Elite MasterCard

Sometimes, you really need a good travel credit card. One that's on your side. One that has your back. The Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard® and Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® are both great credit cards for a number of reasons. […]

Best Money Tips: Become A Millionaire By Age 30

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on becoming a millionaire by age 30, being frugal when your significant other isn't, and the best and worst places to make a living. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways To Become A Millionaire By Age 30 — To become a millionaire by age 30, plan to invest and shed your unproductive debt. […]

How to Minimize Cell Phone Charges When You Travel Abroad

You can use your cell phone as usual when you travel abroad, but cellular providers charge outrageous fees for this service — and you can expect to find a huge phone bill in the mail when you get home. Instead, here aere are some economical ways for you to stay connected with your loved ones at home while traveling abroad. […]

How to Remember That Thing You Always Forget

You know the feeling… you're halfway to work and — gasp! — "Did I bring my keycard?" Or you've landed at the Minneapolis Airport for the family reunion and — gasp! — "Did I pack the gloves?" Whether it's daily life or situations, like travel, that take you out of your routine, there are a few tried-and-true ways to avoid that "OH NO!" moment. […]

8 Things People With Good Credit Never Do

ShareThisPaying your credit card on time every month can raise your credit score, and with an excellent FICO score it's easier to qualify for loans and a low interest rate. However, achieving a high credit score is just the beginning. You also need to maintain this score. […]

STOP! 10 Work Email Mistakes You May Be Making

As an online editor and writer who works with many other editors, writers, and all the people in between, I get a lot of email. Like, a lot. As a result, I've spent a lot of time thinking about how to make the most of email, how to be efficient at it, and how to ensure that it benefits my work. I'm not the only one. […]