Wealth, Purpose, and the Idea of “Enough”

I’ve recently been enjoying The One Thing, a very thoughtful time and goal management book by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. […]

7 Ways a Mindfulness Journal Can Fix Your Life

A mindfulness journal can completely transform every area of your life — from your home life to your work life, and even your gym life. It is designed to help you focus on the present moment so that you can improve your life (and your way of thinking) both in the present and in the... […]

Best Money Tips: The Best Ways to Save Money in 2017

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on the best ways to save money in 2017, Amazon Prime benefits you may not know about, and expenses that you should evaluate every year. Top 5 Articles 10 Best Ways to Save Money in 2017 — If you're a multicar family,... […]

7 Reasons You Really Need to Pay Yourself First (Seriously)

It's a familiar refrain in the world of personal finance: "If you want to build wealth, you've got to pay yourself first!" But what does paying yourself really mean and how can such an odd-sounding notion radically alter the course of your financial life? Paying yourself first simply... […]

8 Classic Toys That Won Christmas

When you're trying to connect with your child, nephew or niece, little cousin, or your best friend's kid, you may have a hard time getting their eyes away from Pokemon Go or the Elena of Avalor TV show. Fortunately, as the holiday season is getting nearer, you have one great way to get their... […]

Five Things Your Life Insurance Agent May Not Tell You

Life insurance agents provide a valuable service by explaining policy benefits and costs, but they may not tell you everything you need to know before you make a coverage choice. Agents are in the business to sell policies, so it’s to their advantage to focus on the positives. Consumers can protect themselves by doing some research so they’ll understand the basics of how life insurance works. […]

Pay Off Holiday Spending with 0% Balance Transfer

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-0-balance-transfer-credit-cards?utm_source=wis... Did you get your holiday shopping done on Black Friday and Cyber... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 12/07

Link for teaser title:  http://wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Grab your Puma Wheel 3HD - L Metal Gold Men's watch at 74% OFF!, and more... The 3.5-Inch Downton Abbey Castle... […]

The Financial Decision of a Lifetime: Should I Have Children?

As I write this, I’m sitting in the overstuffed chair in our living room waiting for my three children to get off the bus, as they will at some point in the next hour or so (their bus driver seems to stop along the route and shout at the kids to be quiet sometimes, so their exact drop-off time varies). […]

Improve Your Giving With 5 Smart Charity Tricks

Year's end is fast approaching, and now's a good time to pull out your wallet and make a charitable donation. Deductions, baby! Of course, donating to charity isn't just about the tax advantages; your contribution can make a difference in someone's life. Nonprofits will accept donations of any... […]

7 Apps That Monitor Your Credit for You

The average FICO credit score of U.S. consumers is 695, according to the latest data from the FICO company. If you think this number is encouraging, you'll also be glad to hear that 54.7% of Americans are able to score at least a 700! This data proves that it's very possible to improve your credit... […]

Ask the Readers: What Do You Enjoy Most About the Holidays?

The holiday season is a special time for many of us. This is a time to revisit traditions and create new ones, to eat seasonal foods with the people we love, and to spend time with friends and family. It's a time for cozy sweaters and hot cocoa by the fire, and, depending on where you are,... […]

Best Money Tips: 11 Life Hacks for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on life hacks for the holiday season, wasteful spending you should avoid, and popular hangover cures debunked. Top 5 Articles These 10 Life Hacks Will Make Your Holiday Season SO Much Easier — All your little... […]

5 Ways to Keep Anxiety From Ruining Your Budget

Life gets tough sometimes. When work is overwhelming, you are fighting with your parents, and the news seems to get grimmer every day, you might find yourself shopping your way into a better mood or pulling the covers over your head and ignoring all of your responsibilities. Stress, anxiety, and... […]

A Frugal Star

Mashable tells the story of a frugal star, Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame. It starts with a guess of how much he's worth (somewhere around £60 million) and then transitions to the fact that he doesn't spend any of it. The highlights: "I don't really do anything with my money," Radcliffe told the Belfast Telegraph. "I'm very grateful for it, because having money basically means you don't […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 12/06

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Take advantage of the 55% OFF Sale on Goddess Flat Iron with Ceramic Tourmaline Plates, and more... SAVE 53% OFF... […]

How to (Legitimately) Make Money Online in 2017

Maybe you’re a stay-at-home mom looking for a new career, or a college student hoping to make money on a flexible schedule. No matter your situation, the web is the perfect place to explore money-making possibilities. […]

Questions About Buying Local, Market Timing, Philosophy, Beards, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Next steps in life turnaround 2. Overseas concerns 3. Buying local for the holidays 4. Making basic investment choices 5. Market timing or not? 6. Thinking about 2017 goals 7. […]

You Can't Make It as a One-Car Family: Now What?

Having only one car seemed like a great idea, at first. It would save money, and surely you could all work out your schedules so that you could pass the car around, or drop each other off, or whatever. But then she got a new job across town, or you started working a lot of overtime. Maybe the car... […]