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Latest Posts from Wise Bread (page 9)

This Is How You Rent Your Place on Airbnb — and Succeed

Almost immediately after moving to New York City I had the brilliant idea to rent out our guest bedroom to tourists. […]

Top 7 Mortgage Myths Debunked

“There are many things a future homeowner needs to decide before obtaining a loan,” says TJ Freeborn, a mortgage professional at Discover Home Loans. Because of all that goes into house hunting and securing a mortgage, Freeborn, who specializes in helping consumers understand the mortgage process, acknowledges that homebuying can be a daunting task. […]

Frugality, Small Business, and More with Thousandaire's Kevin McKee

I recently had the chance to chat with the hilarious and talented Kevin McKee from Thousandaire! Kevin is a personal finance expert and adds a fun twist to personal finance. He is best known for his popular video parodies and has hosted The Plutus Awards 2 years in a row! Thousandaire is very well-known in the personal finance blogosphere! […]

35 Grocery Items You Should Make at Home (and 5 to Buy)

I pride myself on my somewhat extensive homemade pantry. Not just because making foods and other products at home is usually a healthier option (which it certainly is), but also because it saves us some money in the process. Unfortunately, not all items are cheaper or easier to make at home. […]

You're Wasting 1/3 of the Food You Buy — Here's How to Stop

Ugh, food waste. I think we probably all feel pretty crummy when we waste our food, and those of us who have depression-era parents remember admonitions of "Clean your plate!" The unfortunate truth, according to the USDA, is that Americans are wasting nearly one-third of the food produced in America. How can this be reduced? Here are some suggestions. […]

Best Money Tips: Cook Food From a Hotel Room

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on cooking food from a hotel room, psychological life hacks, and building a resume when you have nothing to put on it. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Cook Food From a Hotel Room — Packing wisely and asking for a fridge can help you cook from your hotel room. […]

The Time Management Problem Most of Us Have — and How to Fix It

You're up to your eyeballs. Everybody wants a piece of you. You don't have time to think, eat, or sleep properly. Everything is a rush. You probably don't even have time to read this article, but you're drawn to it, despite yourself. (See also: 20 Free Ways to Relieve Stress) "Stop the bus! I wanna get off." Does this sound like you? […]

The 5 Best Bluetooth Headphones

If you’ve ever used a pair of headphones in your lifetime, then you must have dealt with, at one point or another, the troublesome cord that finds ways disrupt your auditory enjoyment. More often than not, these annoying cords are getting your headphones caught and knocked off by some random nook, or they become a tangled mess that requires some elaborate manipulation to undo. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/3, 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 Visa gift card or one of two $50 Skype gift cards! Use #WBChat and #SkypeChat to participate. This week's topic: The Best Ways to Use Skype! Join us as we talk about using Skype for transferring documents, group calls, screen sharing, and Skype Credit! […]

7 Unnecessary Household Expenses You Can Cut Today

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. When cutting spending, household expenses are a great place to start. We tend to spend money on the same things month in, month out, all year — so when we change to a cheaper service provider or eliminate a service altogether, we only have to think about it once but the savings go on and on. […]