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Is an FHA Home Loan Right for You?

With an FHA loan you don't need great credit — nor a lot of cash — to get into a home. What's the catch?

Best Money Tips: Income Ideas for Seniors

Today we found some fantastic articles on income ideas for seniors, frugal gifts for Mother's Day, and signs it's time to look for a new job.

Here's What to Do Immediately After a Credit Card Breach

Plastic is more secure than ever, but that doesn't mean your credit accounts can't be hacked. Find out how to lock it down after an attack.

Back to School: The Case for majoring in English

This time of year college recruiters and counselors at both traditional and online colleges are selling students on the 'majors come lately': Criminal Justice, Business, Child Deve

6 Random Things I Have Taught My Kids About Money

I’d like to say that I have taught my kids everything they need to know about personal finance, from the basics of banking to the complexities of investing and portfolio management

Best Money Tips: The Best and Worst States to Retire

Today we found articles on the best and worst states to retire, ways to keep your money safe while traveling, and cancer-causing foods you should avoid.

What Not to Wear to a Job Interview

You've done everything in your job search right and landed an interview. Don't let the wrong outfit or accessories cost you the offer.

12 Fun Facts About Valentine's Day Spending

Fun fact: we spend a lot of money on Valentine's Day gifts — with the U.S. spending $1.5 billion on greeting cards alone!

9 Things You Don't Need to Clean

If you're looking to shorten your cleaning to-do list, experts say you'll be fine — or even better off — by not cleaning these commonly cleaned things.

Housing Values in Relationship to Proximity to Certain Stores

When you're house hunting you already look for good schools and low crime. Maybe you should add a Starbucks and Trader Joe's to your list, too.

Book Review: Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields

Jonathan Fields was a six-figure power attorney in Manhattan before he became a serial lifestyle entrepreneur, speaker, writer, marketing gun, yoga innovator, artist, and author. I

10 Credit Card Truths You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self

If you could hop in a time machine, chances are you'd visit your younger, less responsible self to share some advice about smart credit card use.

Quick Tip: How to Sell Your Home When Your Neighbors Are Too

Drive down one of the many residential streets in the nation and it is likely you will find one with multiple listings. It may look like a lot of possibilities if you are in the ma

Five Free Ways to Improve Your Life

Making improvements to your quality of life isn't always going to be about money. Usually, the sea changes that make our lives more livable are things that don't involve coupons or

Best Money Tips: Ways to Become a Millionaire Next Door

Today we found helpful articles on how to become a millionaire next door, simple ways to show you care, and bathroom upgrades that won’t break your budget.

Save Money and Eat Better With a 7-Step Food Budget

Wasting food is wasting money. Get control of your fridge, your pantry, and your diet to save big on on your monthly food bill.

6 Ways to Calm Your Nerves and Ace Your Interview

Overcome with pre-interview jitters? Here's how to find your zen and land that job.

Budgeting for Your Next Vacation: Yaycations

Here is a fun tool to help you figure out how you can save money, and then where that money can take you. It gives us a chance to dream big, and (even better) find ways to make tho

My best posts that got no attention

A few times I've written a post that I thought was good, but that seemed to vanish into the blogosphere without a trace. On my two-year anniversary of writing for Wise Bread, I

How to Make Your Fortune: Become Your Own Hero

Your average fictional hero can teach us a lot about living in the real world, starting with understanding motivation and goals, and finding a way to reach them.