Nine Skills Worth Teaching Your Children to Build Personal and Financial Independence

Two days ago, I posted an article entitled Nine Skills Worth Learning for Any Career – and How to Learn Them. The goal of the article is to point to some fundamental skills that have value in almost every professional situation and offer some suggestions in how to cultivate them for yourself. As I was putting the finishing touches on the article, my oldest son walked up behind me. […]

Why You Shouldn’t Use a Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund

Nadine writes in: Does it make sense to use a Roth IRA as an emergency fund? It seems like I could contribute money to it, have it build tax free for a while, then I take out the contributions in an emergency and just keep those earnings for retirement. Why not do this? Well, as you can see from the title of this article, I don’t actually think this is a very good idea. […]

8 Tips to Make the Most Out of Business Travel

Business travel has its pros and cons. At first, it can be exciting to hit the road on your employer’s dime. Eventually, however, it can become tedious. The good news is it’s easy to make the most of business travel. Business travel doesn’t have to feel like work if you do it the right way. Optimizing the way you travel is important if your career is going to take you away from home frequently. […]

8 Tips to Make the Most Out of Business Travel

Business travel has its pros and cons. At first, it can be exciting to hit the road on your employer’s dime. Eventually, however, it can become tedious. The good news is it’s easy to make the most of business travel. Business travel doesn’t have to feel like work if you do it the right way. Optimizing the way you travel is important if your career is going to take you away from home frequently. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of July 17

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Retirement Manifesto details what Baby Boomer women need to know about their finances. Mama Fish Saves lists nine summer date ideas under $9.  ESI Money tells how to save on food costs. Centisbly Rich turned a profit by building a handmade gift. Financial Samurai says to rent luxury and buy utility. For my purchase of the week -- just bo […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of July 17

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Retirement Manifesto details what Baby Boomer women need to know about their finances. Mama Fish Saves lists nine summer date ideas under $9.  ESI Money tells how to save on food costs. Centisbly Rich turned a profit by building a handmade gift. Financial Samurai says to rent luxury and buy utility. For my purchase of the week -- just bo […]

Bookmark This: How Much to Tip in Almost Every Situation

In some countries, tipping is not required or expected (in most situations) — China, Korea, Switzerland, Australia, Belgium, and Brazil are just a few examples. And if you tip in Japan, you may actually be insulting the person you give money to. (It's like saying "Here, use this to get... […]

Bookmark This: How Much to Tip in Almost Every Situation

In some countries, tipping is not required or expected (in most situations) — China, Korea, Switzerland, Australia, Belgium, and Brazil are just a few examples. And if you tip in Japan, you may actually be insulting the person you give money to. (It's like saying "Here, use this to get... […]

Best Money Tips: 16 Cheap Emergency Essentials For Every Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on emergency essentials everyone should have, how to get more energy without caffeine, and ways you may be messing up your retirement savings. Top 5 Articles 16 Cheap Emergency Essentials You Don't Want To Be Without —... […]

Best Money Tips: 16 Cheap Emergency Essentials For Every Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on emergency essentials everyone should have, how to get more energy without caffeine, and ways you may be messing up your retirement savings. Top 5 Articles 16 Cheap Emergency Essentials You Don't Want To Be Without —... […]

How to Keep Social Media From Ruining Your Vacation

It's fun to make your social media followers envious of your vacation plans and post the perfect beach selfie; we've all done that a time or two. On the other hand, spending too much time documenting your adventures on different social platforms can easily negate that fun in the sun. According to a... […]

How to Keep Social Media From Ruining Your Vacation

It's fun to make your social media followers envious of your vacation plans and post the perfect beach selfie; we've all done that a time or two. On the other hand, spending too much time documenting your adventures on different social platforms can easily negate that fun in the sun. According to a... […]

15 Sites Where the Right Email Address Can Save You Money

Some email addresses are worth more than others. Holders of .edu, .mil, and .gov email addresses can access special discounts. By sharing this one piece of information, you could be unlocking some mega savings on the things you buy. (See also: 20+ Freebies for College Students) For students With... […]

15 Sites Where the Right Email Address Can Save You Money

Some email addresses are worth more than others. Holders of .edu, .mil, and .gov email addresses can access special discounts. By sharing this one piece of information, you could be unlocking some mega savings on the things you buy. (See also: 20+ Freebies for College Students) For students With... […]

The Financial Basics Every New Grad Should Know

If you're a recent college grad, congratulations. As you settle into your first job, you'll probably have more money flowing through your life than ever before. Take a minute to think of your financial potential. Let's say your starting salary is $45,000. If you're 21 years old, earn a 3 percent... […]

The Financial Basics Every New Grad Should Know

If you're a recent college grad, congratulations. As you settle into your first job, you'll probably have more money flowing through your life than ever before. Take a minute to think of your financial potential. Let's say your starting salary is $45,000. If you're 21 years old, earn a 3 percent... […]

Best Airline Miles Credit Cards of 2017

Some people choose a credit card based on the interest rate or perhaps a balance transfer promotion. However, if you don’t intend to carry a balance on your credit card, you may be more interested in a rewards program. The best credit card rewards programs are tied to your interests. Here, you can check out a number of credit and charge card offers that also come with rewards. […]

Best Airline Miles Credit Cards of 2017

Some people choose a credit card based on the interest rate or perhaps a balance transfer promotion. However, if you don’t intend to carry a balance on your credit card, you may be more interested in a rewards program. The best credit card rewards programs are tied to your interests. Here, you can check out a number of credit and charge card offers that also come with rewards. […]

Three Myths About Your 401(k)

With traditional pensions all but disappearing, the workplace retirement plan has become the bedrock of many people’s retirement savings strategy. Four out of five Americans work at a company that offers a 401k (or a variant such as a 403b). […]