Best Deals for Thursday 10/23

Link for teaser title: Macy's Red Star Spectacular Sale: Up to 50% off + extra 20% off, Nine West Family and Friends Event: 30% off... […]

10 Ways that Football Season Can Blitz Your Finances

Being a football fan is all fun and games — until it starts making you broke. Cut the financial damage off at the pass by recognizing 10 money traps that the gridiron holds. (See also: How Everyone Can Cut the Cable — Even Sports Fans) 1. Fantasy Football Buy-Ins If you're into playing... […]

10 Types of Bargains You Should Skip

I love a good bargain. If you're reading Wise Bread, I'm sure you do as well. However, some bargains are more like a wolf in sheep's clothing. They appear to be deals on the surface, but when you really look at them you realize they're either ploys to make you spend more, or they're a complete... […]

Some Thoughts on Following Passion

A few weeks ago, Mike Rowe (perhaps best known as the host of the Discovery Channel television series Dirty Jobs) posted an interesting essay on the subject of following your passion. […]

8 Personal Finance Tips for Introverts

So, you're an introvert. Whether you've known this forever or are just realizing it, welcome to our happy, friendly, quiet tribe. Introversion can play a role in everything from earning power to how and when and why I make the investment decisions I do. Here are some financial tips based on the... […]

17 Strategies to Survive Working From Home With Children

Younger kids can be a handful when you’re trying to get things done. Photo: Rob Briscoe If you’ve ever thought working from home with small children beats driving to the office each day, you may be sadly mistaken. My children are definitely the apple of my eye, but they can be a handful anytime I sit down to complete an important task. […]

To What Do You Attribute Your Success — Hard Work or Good Fortune?

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. Every now and then, I get an email from a fellow writer who’s just starting out and wondering where to begin. “How did you do it?” they ask. “How did you make freelance writing your career?” It’s flattering, but what do I say? First of all, I’m still working to reach my own writing goals, so I’m not even sure I’d be the best person to ask. […]

7 Basic Ways to Become Your Own Life Coach

Life coaching is about improving the happiness and success of someone's life on their own terms. This might entail finding a meaningful career, growing fulfilling relationships, or improving health and fitness levels. Life coaches can be incredibly valuable though the help and advice isn't cheap.... […]

The 6 Best Reasons to Quit Your Job

Most Americans are unhappy in the workplace. Studies show that nearly three-quarters of corporate employees would realistically consider finding a new job today. About a third are already looking. Why? Well, these numbers shed a little light: 31% of all workers are irked by their boss, 35% are... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/23, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00pm PST/ 3:00pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #RetireReady to participate. This week's topic: Retirement Readiness! Learn about the importance of saving for retirement and how... […]

Best Life Insurance Companies for 2014

Life insurance can ease your loved ones’ financial worries if you die unexpectedly, but it’s just as essential for your own peace of mind. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Clean Everything in Your Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to clean everything in your home, budget friendly hobbies, and the times you should always spend to save. Top 5 Articles How to Clean Everything in Your Home and Beyond — Get rid of the coffee stains... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 10/22

Link for teaser title: Living Social: 15% off (max $50 discount), Banana Republic: 35% off sitewide, Baby Strollers bundled with $50... […]

10 Things You Should NOT Do to Your Yard This Fall

The air is starting to chill and the leaves are starting to fall. Pools are coming down, and plans for how to prepare the yard for winter are being made. There is never enough time, it seems, to get everything in order for the new season, but it isn't the occasion to take shortcuts; in fact,... […]

20 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults

As a 30-something adult, I've dressed up for many Halloween parties and celebrations throughout the years. Would you believe that I've only bought my costume a handful of times? Heading to those crowded, overpriced costume pop-up shops gives me anxiety — and it certainly empties a fair share... […]

If I Can Suggest One Financial Move to Anyone, It’s This

Save for retirement. Period. There are very few adults in the United States that are of working age that aren’t affected in a positive way by saving for retirement. […]

Save Money With These 19 Inventive Uses for Baby Products

What do you do with all that baby stuff after your baby's all grown up? Repurpose it, of course, so you can continue to get your money's worth. (See also: 10 Things You Don't Actually Need to Buy for Your New Baby) 1. Baby Powder There are a plethora of uses for the pleasant-smelling baby powder... […]

The Rise of Black Box Car Insurance

Devices that track driving behavior can help lower your premiums — and keep tabs on teens. Photo: State Farm Car insurance companies have always looked for ways to maximize profits by minimizing their risk. Insurance companies make money by taking in more in premiums than they pay out in claims. […]

Can Getting One Month Ahead Save Your Budget?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Once upon a time, my husband and I were pretty clueless when it came to how we spent the money we earned at our 9 to 5 jobs. We made a decent income but struggled to keep track of where it was all going and, more importantly, why it always managed to disappear into thin air. […]

12 Ways You Can Go Easier on Yourself

I am a perfectionist without end, and I want to do my best at everything I do. I hit a point a couple of years ago, though, when perfectionism had worn me out. Holding myself to high standards had paid off, in some ways. People were seeking me out to write for them, I moved up the ladder at my day... […]