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Why the Keystone XL Pipeline Should Be Approved Now

Sue Ogrocki/AP The Keystone XL pipeline has been debated for years. Between various amendments being proposed and staunch opposition from President Obama, the fate is still uncertain about the 1,200-mile portion connecting Alberta, Canada, to the rest of the pipeline running down the center of the U.S. Show More Summary

Free online background check — Could a specialty consumer report be costing you?

This article is by Suba Iyer, who currently writes for FiveCentNickel.com. Ever wonder why you had to pay a deposit to get your utilities turned on when your friend didn’t? Have you noticed that the health insurance premiums for twoShow More Summary

The 5 Most Popular Tax Credits: Can You Use Them, Too?

Getty Images Tax credits are especially valuable, because unlike deductions, credits reduce your total tax bill dollar for dollar. Whenever you can qualify to take a tax credit, it's always worth taking a close look to maximize its value...Show More Summary

7 Creative Ways to Tap the Value of Unwanted Gift Cards

401(K) 2013/Flickr By Lars Peterson Americans like giving gift cards. The average person planned to give $174 worth of the plastic and cyber gifts last year, up from $163 in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation. Unfortunately, we are not as good at spending what we get. Show More Summary

The Top 3 Trends at the Detroit Auto Show

FordFord stole this month's Detroit show with its new GT supercar, which boasts spectacular performance and advanced technology. The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the biggest in America, and the dizzying display of new models can be intoxicating for car fans. Show More Summary

Obama Pledges $4 Billion Towards Investment in India

Half that amount will be set aside for India's renewable energy efforts

Save up to $500 This Month For Your Next Vacation by Doing These 9 Things

Longing for a luxurious vacation? We partnered with Hilton to bring you smart tips for building up your savings account so you can take the trip of your dreams. If you're like me, you are always trying to figure out ways to end the month with a little more cash - without really putting in much effort. Show More Summary

POPSUGAR Shout Out: Ellie Goulding Shows Off Her Fit Bod in New Ads For Nike

Ellie Goulding's new Nike campaign celebrates being fit, not skinny - Fitness 10 habits of successful introverts - Smart Living The best spinach-artichoke dip, hands down - Food 61 times Kim Kardashian's outfit wasn't Kanye approvedShow More Summary

My State of the Household Report and List of 2014 Expenses

When it comes to tracking personal finances, one of the most important pieces of information you can have is a detailed summary of where your household income was spent during the previous year. It’s why, for the past 18 years, I’ve been using an Excel spreadsheet to track almost every facet of my household expenses. […]

HELOC on hold. Refinance here I come.

Last Friday I shared my grandiose plans to take out a home equity line of credit (HELOC) in an attempt to diversify the liquidity available to me. That HELOC stuff is soooooooooo 1995 last week. I’m on to bigger and better things now. And by “bigger and better” I mean, it’s time for me to […]

Why Microsoft Is Making Less Money From Windows

Sluggish PC sales are partially to blame, but there's more to this story

46 Quotes From Reddit That Will Change Your Life For the Better

Words can move you, make you happier, and motivate you. Though life isn't always perfect, it's important to remind ourselves that it's overall a pretty beautiful thing. We've rounded up some of the most life-changing quotes from the quote thread on Reddit, all of which are guaranteed to inspire you to do something amazing today.

It Takes Trust to Invest

Trust is important when it comes to investing in stocks.

Report Predicts 18 States Will Legalize Pot by 2020

Whether that pans out depends on Colorado, cash and the federal government

7 Costly Wedding Traditions to Ditch

When wedding bells ring, chances are your pocketbook is trying to block out the sound. After all, the costs of a wedding can add up if you stubbornly stick to expensive traditions. Since we're living in the 21st century, it's time to cast aside the uneconomical wedding customs and only keep the ones that work with our budgets. Show More Summary

10 Sanity-Saving Tips For Planning Your Destination Wedding

We partnered with Hilton on this video to help you create a beautiful and stress-free wedding, no matter where you are in the world. Celebrating your nuptials in a far-off locale that doubles as a travel adventure sounds like a dream...Show More Summary

Bogus Weight-Loss Claims Leads to $9 Million in Fines

Apples Eyes Studio/Shutterstock A hawker of green coffee bean extract as a miracle weight loss remedy has agreed to pay $9 million in consumer redress as part of a settlement announced Monday with the Federal Trade Commission. UnderShow More Summary

How Your Positive Posse is Destroying You

One of the oft repeated mantras in leadership training is to surround yourself with people who understand you and support what you do. This philosophy translates well to people who need emotional support for any endeavor, even if one’s goal is to just keep living. Everybody needs support, and everybody needs to feel that someone [...]Show More Summary

Best Money Tips: Simple Hacks to Make Your Stuff Last Longer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles simple ways to make your stuff last longer, how to keep your kitchen germ-free, and success lessons from Bill Gates. Top 5 Articles 20 Simple Hacks to Make Your Stuff Last Longer — Dry soap will last longer,...

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