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8 Things Real Estate Agents Don't Want You to Know

Ask a real estate agent what she or he is hiding from clients, and you will almost always get the same answer: Absolutely nothing. After all, ethics are built into the training agents need to renew their licenses, and some disclosures are even mandated by law. "In my experience I have found most agents to be very ethical in terms of disclosing information to both clients and other professionals," […]

8 Things Real Estate Agents Don't Want You to Know

Ask a real estate agent what she or he is hiding from clients, and you will almost always get the same answer: Absolutely nothing. After all, ethics are built into the training agents need to renew their licenses, and some disclosures are even mandated by law. "In my experience I have found most agents to be very ethical in terms of disclosing information to both clients and other professionals," […]

The 5 Best Door Locks

Most people would agree that one of the things they think is most important is the security of their home. But while it's nearly impossible to stop someone that is determined to break into your home, smart steps can be taken in order reduce the likelihood and possibility that someone will. […]

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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #plutus14 to participate. This week's topic: Personal Finance Blogs! […]

Best Money Tips: The Best Time to Buy a Car

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the best time to buy a car, online jobs for college students, and Warren Buffet's tips for investing. Top 5 Articles The Best Time to Buy a Car — Did you know the best day of the week to buy a car is Sunday? […]

The 11 Best and Worst Things to Buy Used

We often get what we pay for, and when it comes to certain items, some people wouldn't dare buy used. But while there are risks to buying someone else's trash, not every used item is a terrible buy. (See also: 31 Reasons to Love Thrift Shopping) From a financial standpoint, some used items are just as good as (if not better than) new ones — it really depends on what you're looking for. […]

25 Fun, Frugal Things to Do Tonight Besides Watch TV

Unless you're watching the home shopping network with a rapid eye for deals, spending night after night in front of the TV ain't saving you any money in a proactive way. So maybe it's time for a little idea inspiration. Here are 25 frugal things you can do instead of watching TV tonight. 1. Go Thrift Shopping Who needs more reasons to love thrift shopping? […]

Earn Extra Income With These 15 Creative Side Gigs

Loving gives thrills, but doesn't pay the bills! From making rent to saving for your daughter's college fund, there is always one more bill to take care of, so some people have to get really creative when it comes to making a buck. (See also: 10 Awesome Jobs You Didn't Know Existed) Think your job is strange? Then check out these crazy careers. 1. […]