Best Money Tips: Smart Supermarket Saving Tips

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on smart supermarket saving tips, combating over-spending, and earning free travel with your credit card. Top 5 Articles 6 Smart Saving Tips For Your Next Supermarket Spree — Next time you head to the supermarket, remember to shop high and low. […]

What Are You Doing to Make Millions More?

The Financial Blogger makes a great point when he says: If you’re willing to spend thousands of dollars on college, then you should have no problem with investing more money in yourself. He then restates it as follows: What I’ve come to realize is that if you were willing to fork over thousands of dollars for a college education, you shouldn’t be afraid of paying for further education. […]

Are Consumers Really Concerned About Savings?

A survey released by Chase today concluded that 74 percent of Americans are concerned about having enough money in savings, but only 34 percent have increased their savings since the economic downturn. There’s more to the survey, but this fact alone raises more than enough questions to consider for an entire day. What does it mean to be concerned about something? […]

Combine Health Insurance with Your Spouse (261/365)

When Sarah and I graduated from college, we were both lucky enough to find jobs almost immediately. Since we weren’t married yet, we signed up for health insurance separately, with each of us getting policies. A year later, we were married. […]

How to Financially Prepare for Having a Baby

Some may say that there is no way to completely prepare for having a baby, but there is plenty you can do to make the path as smooth as possible financially for baby’s arrival. […]

How to Save Money by Keeping Good Records

Almost two years ago I purchased a new Toyota Highlander. Since that time I have put a ton of miles on it (we just passed 40k miles). Why so many miles in such a short period? because it's the main car we use on family trips due to the fact that it has so much room. Even my tall son has plenty of room to sit in the back. […]

How Volunteering Pays Off

This is a guest post from Lucy Lazarony. Do you love the arts but can’t afford the cost of season tickets to your favorite museum, theatre, or performing arts center? Consider volunteering. I’ve started volunteering at a local cultural arts center. […]

Struggling? Which Bills You Should Pay First

When you are struggling financially, one of the difficult decisions you have to make is which bills to pay first, and which to let slide. The truth is that some bills are more important than others. […]

Pay Your College Tuition By Selling Companionship

When I was an undergraduate in college fifteen years ago or so, I convinced my girlfriend at the time to stay enrolled. She was interested in moving back to her home state and pursuing her degree at a less expensive school, but for some reason, I encouraged her to stay at the university with me, which was out of state for the two of us. […]

Bottles and Cans

When I was in middle school, I spent a lot of my free time collecting aluminum cans. I would store them up and then eventually sell them to earn some pocket money. We lived in Illinois at the time, which didn’t have a refund system, so one’s method of earning a return on the cans was to sell them as scrap aluminum by the pound. […]

Megabus Review

A few years ago, I booked a “Chinatown bus” from Baltimore to NYC that cost around $20. It wasn’t one of the major companies (Bolt Bus or Megabus) and the bus itself just looked like your typical coach bus – no frills, nothing fancy. […]

Negotiating Lesson from the Streets of Shanghai

A few weeks ago, I spent two+ weeks in Shanghai, China visiting family. When you go shopping anywhere outside the United States, especially in any type of open air market, capitalism is as strong there as any place in the United States. […]

The Value of an $8 Little Black Dress

This is a guest post from Lucy Lazarony, a freelance writer based in Florida. You know that wardrobe staple that every woman is supposed to have? The little black dress? Well, I’ve finally got mine! And I found mine on the sales rack at Target. The price $7.58! The regular retail price was $29. The dress from Target’s own Merona brand is washable so there is no expensive dry cleaning needed. […]

Ask the Readers: When Was the Last Time You Cleaned Out Your Wallet?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Lisa, Marcus, and juggler314 for winning this week's contest! Wallets. Almost everyone has one. Most people use their wallet to carry around cash, credit or debit cards, and their drivers license. Some people will store receipts and notes in theirs. […]

25 Perfect Ways to Prepare Frozen Peas

When it comes to multipurpose produce, frozen peas definitely make my short list. They break apart easily, making them something you can use a bit at a time, and they provide a bit of color and nutrition when your fresh veggie supply is running low. Need some frozen peas ideas to get you motivated? Try these 25 on for size. (See also: 25 Cheap and Tasty Frozen Broccoli Recipes) 1. […]

Retirement: Not Just for People?

This has always been true — almost all the economic value of a typical household is the future value of its members' labor. With a little foresight, this will change over time. As your career progresses, you build up savings and investments, with the goal of replacing your income from labor with income from financial assets, preparing for some future time when you can no longer work. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Gas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money on gas, how keeping a budget can improve your finances, and creating a will. Top 5 Articles 19 Ways to Improve Gas Mileage and Save Money on Gas — To improve your gas mileage, take the roof rack carrier off your car. […]

Citi Bonus Categories for Fall 2012 – Plus a $100 Bonus

As a followup to my earlier post about the Chase Freedom bonus categories for fall 2012… Here are the upcoming bonus categories for the Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa credit card… As you’re likely aware, many credit card companies have switched to a model where they offer a base level of rewards (typically 1%) plus bonus rewards (usually 5%) in certain categories. […]

Make Your Home More Disaster-Resistant (260/365)

When the insurance company offers you a quote for your homeowners insurance policy, they come up with that quote by figuring out how much of a risk your house has of facing a major disaster. To figure out that risk, they look at a lot of things: how new your home is, the area where it’s located, your credit score, and many other factors. […]

Chase Freedom Categories for the Fourth Quarter

Most readers know that I use the Chase Freedom cash back credit card. IMO it's the best overall booster card out there today and a must-have for those of you with a multi-card strategy. That's mainly why it remains at the top of my list of the best cash back credit cards. […]