Talk about investments and most people think stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, plus maybe real estate and commodities like precious metals. Let's call those "financial inve
Ever wonder how the person with about the same salary as you lives in a fully furnished apartment, enjoys Caribbean vacations, and is setting aside money for retirement while yo
A recent CNN article titled "Americans are 'financially illiterate'"
Friends, deal hounds, bargain hunters, lend me your ears; if ye don't know about the best coupon site on the web, bar none, then this will indeed be a most glorious day for the
Do you know how to find the hidden fees in your 401(k) plan? If not, your ignorance might be subsidizing your CEO's 401(k).
Join Wise Bread blogger Jeff Yeager, the cheapest man in America, for an online chat at the Washington Post's website. Drop by, ask a question, and help Jeff spread the messag
When you sign for your mortgage, you are offered mortgage life insurance as part of the deal, with liability forms to sign if you decline it. Which is better - mortgage life insura
Key decisions that you make—especially when you're young, but also later—have implications that ripple through the whole rest of your life. People treat these early
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Use this technique to produce passport pictures, visa pictures, and any other required id photos, all for under a dollar.
This week is officially America Saves Week 2008. This is a campaign started in 2007 by many government agencies and private entities to encourage Americans to save because the per
I've been a closet fan of game shows for years; most likely because I love the idea of getting something for nothing (hey, this is a frugal writer after all). I recently stumbl
Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Trent at The Simple Dollar has found one powerful idea presented across a wide swath of investment books. Find out what that is
Online shopping isn't all it's cracked up to be, as I discovered the hard way.
I think most of us have been asked to lend money to someone we know. No matter how close you are with the potential borrower, there are certain situations when you just have to sa
With your interest and mine caught from my previous post on solid hair care products, I decided to c
In a recent cost-study I completed, I found that it is possible for American families to spend between $300 and $4325 per year to homeschool a single child.
Those of you who are old enough may have noticed some worrisome similarities between the economy of the 1970s and the economy today. If so, you're not alone--more than a few p
The urge to save money is a defining characteristic of the budget traveler. But is there ever a time when it is actually a good idea to spend money? If it will healthfully support
For the next two weeks, author David B. Loeper will be answering your 401(k) questions in our forum. If you have any questions about your 401(k), here's a good time to get some fre
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