Best Money Tips: How Your Busy Lifestyle Can Hurt Your Finances

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how being too busy can hurt your finances, ways to prevent (and recover from) identity theft, and legit ways to get free gas. Top 5 Articles Busy Isn’t Better: How Our Go-Go-Go Lifestyles Hurt Our Finances —... … [Read more...]

6 Ways the Government Helps Disaster Victims Recover

Hurricane season has captured big chunks of recent news cycles, with massive storms Irma and Harvey devastating areas in Florida and Texas. The IRS and other U.S. government agencies are working to help people get back on their feet after these terrible natural disasters. Here's what they're... … [Read more...]

4 Low-Cost Ways to Get Your Business Uniquely Branded

Every company must stand out, so they never get lost in the sea of competitors and lose valuable business. There are no exceptions in this area. It’s either figure out a way to remain top of mind with customers or become a casualty. Startups aren’t excluded either, especially when statistics show that 7 in 10 of these budding business ventures fail. Other statistics reveal a grimmer picture and … [Read more...]

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How to Flip a House: From the Search to Sold!!

Have you ever thought about flipping houses for some extra income? The people on TV make it look pretty easy, but is it really a viable means to making some additional dollars? Personally, it was never in our plans, but my sister and brother-in-law have made it a speedy reality. Less than three years ago, they bought their first flip house, earned more than $35,000, and have gone crazy with four … [Read more...]

The One Thing that Will Fix Your Business Finances Forever

In the past I’ve talked about the business systems you need to take back your work day. And I’ve also explained the ten things I do every week to automate and streamline my business. These are strategies I’ve put in place as way to reduce stress and gain more freedom as a business owner. And I always share my ideas and strategies to help you too! I mean, no one wants to be tethered to their desk … [Read more...]

8 Affordable Destinations If You Wanna Get Spooked This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. If you're thinking of doing something a little more adventurous this year, but are watching the pennies, then check out these great vacation ideas. You'll find there's a lot about these destinations that is scary … except the price tag. 1. Eastern State... … [Read more...]

3 Questions to Ask When Buying Life Insurance

Life insurance is one of the biggest investments that you’ll ever make for your loved ones. It’s one of the only ways that you can guarantee that your family will have the resources that your loved ones need, regardless of what happens to you.3 Questions to Ask When Buying Life InsuranceShopping for life insurance can be a difficult task. There are several different factors that you … [Read more...]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 9/21, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Cutting Costs on Clothes! Learn about including clothing in your budget, finding coupons to save on clothes, how you can... … [Read more...]

The Truth About the Roth 401k and the Traditional 401k

“If you contribute to a Roth 401k, all the money can be withdrawn at a later date completely tax-free. If, however, you put that same amount of money into a Traditional 401k, it will be taxed and you’ll only end up with 2/3 of your nest egg. This is why you should contribute to a Roth 401k every time.”What a crock of bull.I’ve heard Dave Ramsey say this about a hundred … [Read more...]

How to Deal When a Job Offer Is Rescinded

You did it: You applied for the position, went through rounds of interviews, and that all-important job offer landed in your lap. Then, for some reason, the employer changed their mind. How did this happen? What did you do to scare them away? And is there anything you can do to fix the situation?... … [Read more...]

9 Online Forums That'll Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

You've got financial goals, but why be lonely while you're reaching them? Find your tribe! Grow your group! Commit to your community! And reach those money goals faster with the help and advice of online friends who are focused on reaching the same goals with you. Goal: Get better at money Start... … [Read more...]

Best Deals for Tuesday 09/19

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The Most Sought After Asset of All Time…and Why Very Few Actually Have It

I have recently learned of an asset so great, so highly important and valued that even the Kings of this world’s greatest countries would bow down just for a piece of it. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren Buffett all drool for it. They’d buy up all of it if they could, but even they in their infinite wealth don’t have enough money to make the purchase.No, it’s not … [Read more...]

9 Ways Expats Can Maintain Their Credit Scores

Moving abroad can feel like the ultimate fresh start. But one element of American life you should never jettison is your good credit. Your U.S. credit score may not mean much in a foreign land, but assuming that you are not relocating for the rest of your life, you'll need that credit score someday... … [Read more...]

Flashback Friday: 52 Things You Need to Know About Hosting on Airbnb

So you're looking to make some extra cash, and you realize you have the perfect house or apartment to list on Airbnb. It seems like an easy way to earn money, and many people earn enough to cover their rent or mortgage payments. However, there are many things to consider before opening your home up... … [Read more...]

How to Stop Business Cash Flow Problems and Finally Get Paid on Time

Here are Careful Cents headquarters, this month is all about Organizing Your Small Business Finances and today I’m talking about how to stop business cash flow problems. In order to get back to a positive place with your money, the first step is to get your cash flow under control. That way,you can finally be on the path to not hating your finances! Getting paid on time, and keeping a … [Read more...]

7 Things You Need to Know About Pet Insurance

Do you need pet insurance? That depends. It can mean life or death for your pet if they experience a major medical issue — especially an expensive one that requires hospitalization or emergency surgery — but it can seem like an unnecessary monthly expense if you're paying into the plan... … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Split the Bill Without Losing Friends

After a wonderful dinner with old friends, the check arrives and someone suggests splitting the bill equally. It's a simple solution, but not always a fair one. The price of a dinner salad with iced tea just doesn't compare to the cost of a cedar plank salmon with white wine. So how do you enjoy... … [Read more...]

How to Find the Best Personal Finance Blogs For You

Ever watch “Miracle on 34th Street“? It’s a cute movie about Santa that I still remember from my childhood. In the movie, Santa Claus actually gets a job at Cole’s as the store Santa, where he proceeds to tell everyone about other store’s low prices on the toys they’re looking for. Initially, Cole’s management is appalled…until they realize that this … [Read more...]

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9 Delicious Reasons Cider Is Our Favorite Fall Treat

It's starting to get a little cooler, and the leaves are changing. You know what that means? The best autumn beverage will soon be available everywhere. No, not pumpkin spice! It's apple cider time! We can throw back all that delicious, tangy apple juice — or the hard, drier version —... … [Read more...]

6 Easy, Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Even Cozier This Autumn

Cool mornings and evenings with bright, breezy afternoons are the quintessence of autumn. When this change in our weather happens, my mind turns to cozy thoughts. Hot cider and cocoa, soft sweaters and boots, and pumpkin-flavored everything brings a smile to my face. The Danish culture refers to... … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Put Your Investments on Autopilot

One of the hardest parts about staying on top of your finances and investments is simply finding the time in the day to make sure your bills are paid, you’re saving money and you’re putting it to work for you consistently. But luckily, we live in a technology enabled world. And as a result, automating some of these recurring financial tasks is easier than ever.So that’s why in this article I want … [Read more...]