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5 Ways to Work Out When It's Hot Outside

Summer heat cutting into your workout routine? Don't let it. There are plenty of exercises you can complete without breaking more of a sweat than necessary. Here are a few of our favorites that you can do in the comfort of your air-conditioned living room. (Related: 6 Simple Ways to Get More... […]

5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money

Everybody loves to score a deal. Retailers are keenly aware of this phenomenon and have become very good at tricking your brain into thinking you're getting a deal, even when you may be spending more than you should. Here are some clever ways retailers use coupons to get you to open your wallet... […]

3 Ways Your Dog Is Ruining Your Credit Score

That puppy looks so cute. But be careful: Pets are also a big financial responsibility that can take a bite out of your credit score. According to data from the ASPCA, you can expect to pay $580 every year to own a small dog, $695 annually for a medium dog, and $875 each year for a large dog. And... […]

9 Skills That Will Be Obsolete Soon

As technology evolves, certain careers are replaced with new ones. For instance, children used to be employed as pinsetters in bowling alleys; the automated pin-setting machine made that job vanish pretty quickly. Before alarm clocks, "knocker uppers" would walk the streets tapping on... […]

The 5 Best Serums

Facial serum is a great addition to any healthy skincare routine. It is a delivery system for potent ingredients, so it should be used after you have washed your face and applied toner, but before you have used any other skin care products. Serum is usually applied to the face, neck, and décolleté... […]

Best Money Tips: Happy People Do This Every Day

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the one thing happy people do every day, celebrity money mistakes you can learn from, and hidden college costs to watch out for. Top 5 Articles The 1 Thing Happy People Do Every Day — The happiest people... […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 08/11

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Rubbermaid Storage at Home Depot: Up to 40% off, $1 off Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, JetBlue Fares... […]

30 Ways to Use Up a Jar of Preserves

Right now there are approximately 457 varieties of jelly, jam, and fruit butter in my refrigerator, all in various stages of decomposition. My husband loves jam on toast for breakfast. He eats it every day. Unfortunately, he belongs to the "Why own one when you can own the entire... […]

Ask the Readers: What is Your Top Financial Priority Right Now?

Most of us want to save money for a lot of things, but if we try to save for everything at once, odds are we'll never have enough for any of them. That's why it can be useful to focus on one or two savings goal at a time. But because life (and finances!) changes all the time, your priorities will... […]

11 Pearls of Financial Wisdom From Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer is one of the most recognizable investing experts, and makes a living offering energetic stock-picking advice each weekday on CNBC's Mad Money. The former hedge fund manager has a lot to say about how and where to invest your cash. He may not be a perfect investor (who is?), but he... […]