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Three bad ways to fund mortgage lending (and maybe a good way)

Any institution that wants to fund mortgages has a problem. They want to lend the money out for thirty years, but the money they have to lend comes from deposits that can be withdr

10 Delicious Tater Tot Recipes

Plain tater tots are practically pure potato-fection. But just wait until you taste these delicious dressed up tots!

6 Financial Mistakes We Don't Make Anymore (and 2 We Still Do)

Once burned twice shy applies to personal finance, too. The Great Recession taught many of us to improve our financial ways, mostly for the better.

Having Fun at Work, Life, and Everything In-Between

Even though some of us may embrace the idea that one should not mix work and play, it turns out that having fun with your colleagues might have it’s share of benefits for our healt

Best Money Tips: Books Galore

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. A bunch of personal finance books being released in the coming weeks. This edition will share how you can haggle with your docto

Book review: Life Inc.

Corporations were invented a few hundred years ago--created to increase the wealth and power of favored businessmen (and the governments that favored them). They have become such

7 No-Fuss Wine Destinations Anyone Can Visit (and Enjoy!)

A wine tasting weekend doesn't have to be expensive and snooty. These grape growing regions offer great wine country experiences (and wine!), at a fraction of Napa's cost.

One Simple Trick to Get the Best Tax Benefit From Your Retirement Portfolio

Discover how smart investors keep their retirement accounts in check.

Get a Great Container Garden Started With This Guide

It may be cold now, but you can get started on your summer vegetable garden with this collection of container basics.

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

I've been to a lot of conferences and sat through a lot of bad presentations. But on a few rare occasions I'd sit in on a spectacular one. It wasn't just informative, but engaging,

Cinderella Wine: Gary Vaynerchuk's Nightly Deals Mean More Wine for Less Money

Cinderella Wine is a new website that features an extremely discounted deal on one specific wine per night. The brand, vintage, and price point will vary each night offering a vari

9 Foods That Will Keep You Satisfied for Longer

One way to avoid overeating is to dine on foods that make you feel full longer. Here are the foods with the best staying power.

Books Are the Bomb: Where to Get Them

You’re itching to expand your collection of books into a veritable library of tales and tomes. In fact, every stroll through a bookstore leaves you yearning for your own set of sto

Book Review: The Trap

For more than two years now writing at Wise Bread, my whole thesis has been that frugality leads to freedom—if you can live cheaply enough, you can choose whatever work calls you,

Will You Ever Be Able to Retire?

A real retirement seems to be moving further from reach. Bring it closer with good planning and realistic expectations.

Ask the Readers: Do You Rent or Own Your Home?

Tell us if you rent or own your home and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: How Do You Exercise Frugally?

Ask the Readers: How Do You Exercise Frugally?

Sometimes, "Too Good To Be True" Is Not True

How many times have you heard people say “if it look’s too good to be true, stay away from it” or words to that effect? Well, I know I’ve said them often myself. But sometimes, rar

Ask the Readers: What DIY Projects Do You Do?

Tell us about your DIY projects and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

10 Weird Ways to Get Things Done That Might Work For You

Feel like your to-do list just goes on and on, no matter what you do? Try these (especially #5), and see if you aren't closer to "done."