Mistakes

The 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Do

Smart people do stupid things all the time โ€” often because they're so smart. Let's learn from some of their foibles!

Change Your Life by Learning How to Admit You're Wrong

Mea whata? Mea culpa! Learn why admitting you're wrong frees you to pursue your goals โ€” and reach them!

The Top 10 DIY Jobs Homeowners Should Avoid

If you're thinking about tackling a big DIY project, you may want to think again. Screw one of these projects up, and it could ruin your home's value โ€” or worse.

Best Money Tips: How to Avoid Costly Travel Mistakes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! [more]

10 Ways to Improve Your Decision-Making Skills

Whether it's something as big as a career move or as small as what you're having for dinner, follow these tips to help make great decisions.

Frugal Red Herrings: Money-Savers That Cost You in Other Ways

We all love to save money. Regular readers of Wise Bread are exceptionally good at it, actually. But that doesn’t mean we’re not prone to making mistakes. [more]

Best Money Tips: 10 Car Shopping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! [more]

Fun, Frugal Vacations: What the Experts Fail to Mention

Frugal experts often champion certain types of vacations as great ways to save money and have loads of carefree fun. [more]

Best Money Tips: Money Mistakes Married Couples Make

Today we found some fantastic articles on money mistakes married couples make, going to the movies for free, and how to rent a car and not get screwed.

10 Things You Do to Save Money That End Up Costing You More

Sometimes, what we think we're doing to save money actually costs us a lot more. Make sure you're not making one of these "saving" mistakes.

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Car Insurance

Too often, drivers pay more than they need to for car insurance. Discover how to avoid common mistakes and save lots of cash.

Big Mistakes You Can Make When Selling Your Home

My husband and I were recently in the market for a home, and we spent several weeks viewing condos and houses. [more]

How to Learn From Your Mistakes

To move forward in life, you must learn from your mistakes. Find out how to cut through ego, stop simply persevering, and start getting things right.

5 Ways Newlyweds Screw Up Money Management

My fiance and I are in the waning days of what seems like the longest engagement in relationship history. Considering that we're paying for our own wedding, my fiance and I have talked a lot about finances the last two years. [more]

Wise Bread's Frugal Food Gone Wrong

I do not like wasting food. Not only is throwing out food wasteful, but it's also financially irresponsible. [more]

Lessons Learned from New Year's Eves Gone Wrong

Benefit from my mistakes, and follow these tips to have a great New Year's Eve.

What should you do when you are asked to repay an overpayment of severance?

TechCrunch recently reported that the software giant Microsoft made mistakes on the severances it paid to its laid off workers. As a result, Microsoft sent out letters to an unknown amount of employees asking for a repayment of the overage. [more]

Like DIY? Avoid These 10 Costly Mistakes

I scoured the web looking for the obvious and not-so-obvious mistakes DIY addicts make and compiled this list.