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Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/12, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win one of twenty $15 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #caregiversmonth to participate. This week's topic: Health Care Plans and Financial Protection! Learn about open enrollment, how identifying your... […]

The Best Store Credit Card: Target REDcard

Target stores provide a wide variety of household wares, clothing, food, and nearly any other type of everyday item you need. As the second largest retailer in the United States, it only makes sense that it would also offer an equally competitive store credit card. (See also: Store Credit Cards... […]

8 IKEA Shopping Tricks

Similar to other large box stores, there are ways to maximize your savings and time at IKEA. Here are eight such hacks that'll help you walk out the doors with a great deal on your next visit. 1. Make Your Shopping List Online A great way to make your next trek to IKEA a faster, and more pleasant... […]

What Pays More: Online Surveys or the Gig Economy?

Working from home seems like the ultimate dream for most people. You can make your own hours, be your own boss, and accept projects that you like. Fortunately, with the booming gig economy and increase in paid online surveys, your days working from home may be closer than you think. We’ve... […]

5 Ways Restaurant Apps Hurt Your Wallet

Craving a Chipotle chorizo burrito but not in the mood to wait behind an entire softball team of customers, or suffer through a noisy phone call just to place an order? Why not order your burrito through an app on your smartphone, pay for it on the same device, and then pick up your already-made... […]

10 Year-End Financial Moves You Must Make Now

Like Yogi Berra famously said, "It ain't over, 'til it's over!" Although there are just a few weeks left in 2015, there's still time to set yourself up for success in 2016. From minimizing your tax bill to maximizing your retirement account contribution, there are a number of steps you... […]

10 Smart Household Uses for Rope

Thick or thin, long or short, nylon or sisal, there are a seemingly endless number of rope varieties available to you these days. Although we all know the most common uses of rope, particularly in sailing, trucking, and other industrial applications, there are some wonderful ways to use rope around... […]

Best Money Tips: Strategies to Build Wealth Fast

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found strategies to build wealth fast, the right way to load your dishwasher, and how to plan a fun and frugal Thanksgiving meal. Top 5 Articles 9 Strategies to Build Wealth Fast (That Your Financial Advisor Won’t Tell You) —... […]

12 Clever Coat Closet Hacks

Is your coat closet a complete mess? Mine was. Then I decided to do something about it. Here are a bunch of ideas that will help you whip your entry closet into shape. 1. Hooks Up Do what we did! Take down the hanging bar and install hooks in your coat closet instead. Hooks are great for storing... […]

Ask the Readers: What Do You Want in Your Forever Home?

When we think about our future, it often includes the kind of home we will be living in. Many people begin homeownership with a starter home and plan to save until they can upgrade to a forever home — the home that they plan to live in for many years to come. What do you want in your forever... […]