When $1 Million Isn’t Enough

Want to know how to make $1,000,000 a year and be stressed about not having enough? Read this post from one year ago by James Altucher about his friend Mike. It’s a quick read, very enlightening, and worth checking out (as is much of Altucher’s stuff). […]

Why I Still Pick Up Pennies

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. The most-read piece I ever wrote for MSN Money’s Smart Spending blog was an essay called “See a penny? Pick it up!” It got more than 1,657,000 hits before MSN changed blog platforms. […]

The Two Biggest Mistakes People Make When Starting to Live Frugally

"I've turned over a new leaf in life!" You exclaim from the highest mountain about your newly adopted frugal lifestyle. You've seen the light — possibly through dire financial necessity — and you understand that with a few lifestyle changes, you can live frugally with relatively no pain and lots to gain. Living frugally, after all, is en vogue. Brown-bagging is in, sushi is out. […]

10 Unexpected Home Uses for Mayonnaise

Moms know that mayonnaise make an essential addition to tuna. But did you know that mayo has some great uses for around the house? Here are 10 uses I bet you weren't aware of. (See also: Cut-Rate Condiments: Homemade Mayo) 1. Kill Head Lice A few years ago, I unfortunately got lice. I tried all the products that the local drug stores had to offer and found that nothing worked. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Be On a Gameshow

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to be on a gameshow, lifestyle changes that can help you travel more, and how to get rich. Top 5 Articles How to Be On a Gameshow (18 Shows Looking for Contestants) — Want to be on a gameshow? Consider trying out for Wipeout or Minute to Win It! […]

15 Career Advice Sites You Should Know About

There are thousands of sites out there filled with career advice. From figuring out what you want to do and effectively networking to helping you get paid what you deserve, these sites can help you not only land a job you love, but do it better than everyone else. (See also: 25 Awesome Websites to Help You Get a Job) For Beginners Don't know where to start? […]

What Happened This Summer?

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. This summer many things that should do better over a long-term investment strategy did not. This situation is not unusual for one quarter's worth of time. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 11/10, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Frugal lessons from our grandparents. Learn about important money lessons, reusing items, and frugal skills. […]

Bank of America and FIA Services Hard to Deal With

In my last credit card change update, I told how Bank of America was already making things difficult for me -- and I didn't even have a card with them yet. Well a few things have transpired since then, so I thought I'd give you an update. Here's the status: I did get approved finally for the Citi card that offers 2% cash back on all purchases for the first year (then goes to 1%). […]

Citi Diamond Preferred Card $200 Credit and 18 Month Balance Transfer Offer

In a competitive credit card market, issuers compete with each other by increasing their benefits. After the Slate from Chase balance transfer offer became available, Citi responded with a sizable sign-up bonus for its balance transfer credit card. […]

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Dishwasher or Hand Washing

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money. […]

Six Dangerous Habits Learned from Short Term Traders

It would be hard to find anybody who believes that short term traders don’t have a place in the investment markets but that doesn’t mean that their methods are appropriate for retail or part time investors. As new investors, we often look at how others make money and try to emulate those actions. This can be dangerous to those with little experience. […]

Could Someone Guess Your Social Security Number?

Not too long ago, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University conducted a study related to identity. They attempted to guess Social Security numbers using publicly available information. […]

Saving More Beats a Higher Yield

CNN Money addresses a question from a reader about how to best grow his retirement savings. CNN covers a variety of issues in their response, but they focus in on which is the better option -- saving more or having a higher return rate. Their thoughts: If you could do just one thing to improve your outlook, what would it be? […]

Net Worth as a Function of Age

By now you’ve likely heard about the growing wealth gap, where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer while the middle class disappears. But did you know that the age structure of wealth is changing, as well? Not surprisingly, older Americans have a higher median net worth than younger Americans. But over the past 25 years, the difference has grown dramatically. […]

The Financial Planner Who Lost His House

Carl Richards is one of today’s best writers focusing on personal finance. Originally keeping a great blog at behaviorgap.com, The Behavior Gap has moved to the New York Times, and early next year, Carl will release his first book. Look for The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money on January 3, 2012. […]

How Does Your Money Measure Up Compared to Other Generation Xers?

Have you ever wondered how you compare to others like you when it comes to money? That’s to say, how your income and investing goals measure up. It’s an interesting question. Obviously, you can’t change what other people are doing, but sometimes it’s just nice to know where you fit in the puzzle. […]

Review: Lighten Up by Peter Walsh

In recent years I’ve made a concerted effort to reduce the amount of financial clutter (and real clutter) in my life. I’ve discovered that as my life gets simpler, I’m able to enjoy the things that I bring into it. […]

Do What Works for You

I’m writing this post in Lima, Peru, on the last day of my six-week South American odyssey. I’ve had a great time. I’ve climbed mountains, explored ancient ruins, petted llamas (and cats), mangled Spanish, and eaten more maracuyá (passion fruit) than is probably good for me. In other words, this has been a perfect vacation. But this trip wasn’t cheap. […]