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5 Money Mistakes to Stop Making by 50

By your 50s, you should have a solid grasp on personal finance — and if not, it might be due to these all-too-common mistakes.

Yes You Can!: Travel With Ease and Without Guilt

You know you love it...travel, that is. But it's expensive--there's no way around that. Now, I'm not against breaking the bank for a once-in-a-lifetime trip, but here are some tips to make your money (and time!) go farther. 1. [more]

8 Ways to Eliminate Ants Without an Exterminator

You don't need harsh chemicals when the ants come marching into your home — try one of these simple eco-friendly solutions, instead!

What Is Your Best Productivity Advice?

I've found that the most effective productivity trick is simply to get enough sleep. I know it took me a long time to get out of that college mentality of sleeping late, taking nap

Health Insurance Costs Too High? Alternative Not Pretty

I hear this argument over and over and it's one of the things I'll debate until I'm blue in the face. "Health insurance is too expensive." Ok, I have to agree

5 Times Credit Cards Are Smarter Than Cash

Stash your cash. If you stay on budget, credit cards really are a good bet for smart, simple, and safe spending.

Separate Bank Accounts: 'Till Death (or Banking) Do We Part?

Many couples today boast separate bank accounts and successful relationships. But is it possible? Or are separate bank accounts a recipe for disaster?

Best Money Tips: Slash Your Cell Phone Bill

Today we found some fantastic articles on slashing your cell phone bill, keys to a frugal retirement, and health insurance for the unemployed.

Best Money Tips: Awesome Perks That Come With Your Plane Ticket

Today we found some great articles on awesome perks that come with your plane ticket, how to avoid a boring life, and mid-afternoon habits to get you through the day.

Pay Your Bills and 5 Other Things You Must Do Before You Leave on Vacation

Vacation's end can be a real downer. Extend your holiday by making the return home stress free with some easy, before-you-go planning.

When poor folks have better crap than you

Every notice how upset people get, when someone poorer than them has better crap? I'm talking about the guy agonizing over whether to spring for a 32-inch flat screen who find

6 Things You Need to Stop Asking HR For

Your HR person is there to help. Just don't ask for help with any of this stuff.

Are men better money managers than women? Discuss in our forums and win $50!

Wise Bread is launching a new forum today! That's right. The best Christmas present you can give us is your company. Make a post anywhere in the forum and you will automaticall

Tax Deductions to Start Thinking About Now

Tax deductions can save you a lot, but who wants to worry about them during the holidays? Here's what to do now to prepare for the end of the year.

Watch Wise Bread Blogger On The Today Show! (1/11)

This Friday morning, Wise Bread blogger Jeff Yeager will be appearing on The Today Show to promote his new book, The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches. Jeff is a g

The Pros and Cons of Dollar-Cost Averaging

Having balanced your budget and analyzed your risk, you're now ready to start tackling that "investing" entry on your list of new year's resolutions. But where do

Best Money Tips: The Shoestring Wedding

Today we found some stellar articles on having a shoestring wedding, 35 gift ideas under $25, and tips for an organized wallet.

Do not buy something just because you can afford it

Since I got married people have been constantly asking me two questions. One is, "are you pregnant yet?", and the other is "are you going to buy a house?" One

6 Things I Learned About Money From Famous People's Wills

Ancestry has made 170 million will and probate documents available online. You can learn a lot about a person by what they've left behind.

Could Your City Go Bankrupt?

I never knew that cities in America could file for bankruptcy until recently a Northern California city named Vallejo made the news for being on the edge of bankruptcy. So how doe