28 Free Ways to Entertain Your Kids This Summer

June 14, 2018

Making memories with your kids this summer doesn’t have to drain your bank account. Your children just want to enjoy time together, and there are plenty of ways to do that on a budget. Here are 28 free ways you can have a blast with them. 1. Head to the library The library is a great resource for free books, and you can make your trip even more enjoyable by…

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Best Money Tips: How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal at Home

June 14, 2018

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to boost your Wi-Fi signal at home, money-saving tips for your next backpacking trip, and ways to stay accountable to your health and fitness goals. Top 5 Articles Wi-Fi Weak Spots at Home? Don’t upgrade your service! Try these 6 internet boosters. — There are a few simple things you can do to boost your Wi-Fi…

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Yes, It’s Still Safe to Visit Hawaii During the Volcanic Eruption

June 14, 2018

Reports of the ongoing volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii have been upsetting and dramatic. So far, the spewing and oozing lava from Kilauea has destroyed hundreds of homes and obliterated a scenic bay once popular for snorkeling. Near the volcano, residents have evacuated, not just because of the lava itself, but also because of air filled with ash, hydrochloric acid, and even particles of volcanic glass. The…

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Americans Spend a Lot on Lunch. Here’s How to Spend Less

June 12, 2018

Getty Images There are some people who spend $5,000 each year going out to lunch. And then there are some who spend nothing. But according to a new Visa (V) survey, on average, Americans spend $936 a year — or $10 per outing — on restaurant-made lunches. That kind of money could easily help fund a winter trip to the beach, but it’s going to stale chips, soda, and six-inch…

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National Coffee Day is Sunday: Here’s Where to Get a Free Cup

June 9, 2018

Getty Images Back in June, a number of doughnut shops offered free doughnuts in celebration of “National Doughnut Day.” If you got your free pastry that day, but have been wishing you’d had something to dip it in, we have some good news: National Coffee Day has arrived. The big day comes Sunday, Sept. 29, and as with National Doughnut Day, there will be freebies galore. Here are the coffee…

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8 Tricks, Tips and Hacks for Snagging Free Shipping

June 6, 2018

Alamy This week, Neiman Marcus became the latest retailer to offer totally free shipping on all purchases made through its website. But this sort of shipping policy is the exception, rather than the rule: Most retail sites will require you to meet a minimum purchase threshold to get free shipping, only occasionally waiving it for limited-time promotions. But if you’re determined to duck the shipping charges, there are plenty of…

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Top Three “Healthy” Fast-Food Flops

June 3, 2018

Prev1 of 2Next Getty Images Earlier this week, Burger King Worldwide launched the latest in French fry technology at its Burger King stores, by introducing “Satisfries” — crinkle fries dipped in a special batter that absorbs less bad-for-you oil than regular fries. Designed to appeal to health-conscious fast-food customers who want to feel better about scarfing down an entire order of fries during a single stoplight cycle, Satisfries contain fewer…

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The Real Single Life: How Bachelors Actually Spend Their Money

May 31, 2018

Getty Images From “The Great Gatsby” to “The Bachelor,” the media image of the single man’s life oozes glamour, glitz, and girls. But a new survey scrutinizing the fine details of American bachelors’ financial dealings reveals some fascinating facts. Run by the Census Bureau, the Consumer Expenditure Survey interviews around 3,500 representative households every year, asking Americans questions ranging from “How much money do you make?” to “How much did…

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Food: The Key to Fixing Climate Change

May 28, 2018

Prev1 of 3Next Shutterstock / Dmitry Kalinovsky Often when we think of pollution and climate change, we picture gas-guzzling cars or power plants spewing fumes into the atmosphere. Rarely, however, do we think of the food we eat. But according to two different sources, if we really want to get serious about climate change, food is exactly where we should start. Different Estimates, Same Conclusion In 2012, the CGIAR Research…

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J.C. Penney’s Startling Customer Service Problem

May 25, 2018

AP, Mark Lennihan This week, I paid a visit to a J.C. Penney (JCP) at a shopping mall in New Jersey. The century-old retailer has spent the last three years in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Former Apple executive Ron Johnson took over as CEO in fall 2011 and immediately implemented a total makeover, doing away with coupons and sales, and abandoning its traditional house brands in favor…

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