Don’t Store Your Credit Card with an Online Shopping Site (318/365)

My single biggest temptation with online purchasing is to buy books for my Kindle. I absolutely love the ability to have a lot of books in my hand at any given time, and the idea of adding to my library without acquiring something that takes up physical space is very nice, too. […]

How to Prepare Your Adult Children Financially for Your Eventual Demise

I recently read of a story about an adult woman who lived at home and did not work. Her aging mother paid her expenses, and after her aging mother passed, the woman lived off of her inheritance. […]

5 Part-Time Jobs that Pay Surprisingly Well

In the current economic times, many consumers are looking for ways to make a little extra money. You don’t have to get another full-time job to earn a good wage, though. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Thanksgiving Prep Edition

Yes, I know that Thanksgiving is still eight days away. However, most of our Thanksgiving prep extends over several days. Our extended family will certainly be starting with some things this weekend. The reality is that if you spread out the prep time, not only can you make more things yourself (lowering the cost), you also are richly rewarded on Thanksgiving day with homemade items. […]

Small Business Saturday 2012

American Express did it last year and they’re bringing it back this year – Small Business Saturday. On November 24th, 2012, spend $25 at a small business and get a $25 statement credit on your American Express card. This year, it’ll be on any American Express card and you can use multiple cards to get the statement credit multiple times. […]

When you just can’t get the important stuff done

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. This post is not for those of you who have focused minds and empty “to do” lists. […]

7 Ways to Have a Better Day at Work

There is nothing like a bad day at work to set the tone for the days ahead, from lost productivity to lost tempers. Enough bad days and you may even see a pink slip in your future. It is important for your own mental and physical health to make it a point to resist falling into a sour mood. […]

What Happens at a Foreclosure Auction?

Foreclosures have declined recently, but many houses are still being auctioned on courthouse steps across the country. Recently I attended one of these auctions; here is a run down of what happened and what I learned. […]

Best Money Tips: Eat Well for Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on eating well for less, Black Friday 2012 deals, and making your Christmas budget go farther. Top 5 Articles 9 Winning Ways Eat Well For Less — Eat well for less by stocking dried beans and buying in bulk. […]

Peer-to-Peer Investing a Bust in Michigan

A few weeks ago a reader emailed me and said he was looking for peer-to-peer (P2P) lending information on FMF and couldn't find anything. He wondered if he was missing what I'd written or if I simply hadn't covered the topic.I told him that I write about topics that I know something about or am interested in. […]

Shop Online for Better Price Comparisons (317/365)

It seems pretty common to use online sources to comparison shop for the big items. The internet is a powerful tool for finding the best bang for the buck on automobiles, homes, televisions, cameras, and so on. Yet that’s just a starting point. I use the internet to comparison shop for anything non-perishable that will cost me more than $20 or so over the course of a year. Garbage bags. […]

5 Fundamental Financial Skills You Can Practice

An interesting article in Fortune explored how employees can practice basic career skills like professional musicians and athletes use their non-performance time or non-competitive time to practice. This struck a chord with me due to my background with music. […]

How to Turn a Seasonal Job Into a Permanent Job

This time of year, there is a lot of interest in landing a holiday job. If you can find seasonal work, you can pad your bank account with a little extra cash. However, for some in this economy, a seasonal job is a chance to land a more permanent gig. If you are hoping that your temporary holiday job will turn into a long-term position, you need to plan ahead and make the right impression. […]

Five Tips for Making Small Business Saturday a Success

Small Business Saturday is scheduled for November 24th this year.  The annual event saw a large turnout last year.  According to American Express, “Over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small in their communities on Small Business Saturday.”   This year’s event is likely to be even more successful thanks to additional advertising. If you’re a small business owner looking to capital […]

Six Simple Gifts to Make Between Now and Christmas

Two years ago, I ran a fall article series on homemade gifts, which I then gave out to relatives that Christmas. Naturally, some of the gifts were bigger hits than others. […]

Why Are Savings Account Rates So Low?

Have you seen the interest rates on savings accounts lately? Our list of high yield savings accounts basically peaks at 1%. (As of this writing, we have just three banks with “high yield” interest rates above 1%… but barely above 1%) I can barely type high yield because when I see a single percent, I don’t think high yield. […]

Is investing optional?

This guest post from William Cowie. William has contributed to, and other personal finance blogs, including his own, We’ve all seen this bumper sticker, haven’t we? Other than singing the Disney song from “Snow White,” how does it make you feel? […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Exercise Frugally?

Most people make it a point to exercise at least a few times a week. Heading to the gym keeps you healthy and can end up saving you money. But with gym memberships often being a bit too expensive, sometimes people have to find ways to stay fit without breaking the bank. How do you exercise frugally? Do you work out at home? Run outside? Ride your bike? […]