How To Keep Your Sanity As A Busy Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs, does multitasking get in the way of your focus? How do you maintain your sanity and focus on the work you are doing when you wear many hats? Multi-tasking is an important skill to have, particularly if you are a small business owner. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 2/24, 12pm Pacific for 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 entertainment ideas. Having fun doesn't have to cost a fortune. […]

10 Money Lessons from Music Lyrics

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. When you’re looking for personal finance advice, you probably check out books and websites like GRS, but what about turning on the radio? Recently, I wrote about the cost of love and mentioned several songs with lyrics about love and money. […]

Interesting Money Facts, Part 3

In the book Smart Is the New Rich: If You Cant Afford It, Put It Down, author Christine Romans list sets of facts (throughout the book) that she calls "Romans' Numeral". Today I'll be sharing a few of these and giving my comments on them. Here goes: 18 percent - The share of Americans expected to meet all of their financial needs in retirement. Yikes! […]

Eight Minutes to Financial Success – Minute #4: Minimize Electronic Temptations

This week, The Simple Dollar is running a short series on some of the key moments in my financial turnaround and how you can experience those moments as well. For a full description of this, see the first article in the series. Even after making the physical credit cards difficult to access, I was still left with another problem: Amazon One-Click ordering. […]

What is the Tax Form 1040?

Welcome to the inaugural post in our Tax Form series, a new, somewhat dry, tax series in which we take a look at all the various tax forms the IRS uses. I know it sometimes isn’t the most exciting of topics but understanding the various tax forms is absolutely crucial if you want to do your taxes. […]

Discover More Cash Back Reward Categories for 2011

This is just a quick note to share with you the 2011 Discover More cash back rewards calendar for 2011. For those that are unaware, the Discover More card offers a base level of “up to 1% cash back” on all purchases, with 5% cash back in specific, rotating categories. As with most other reward credit cards, you also have to opt-in for the bonus rewards on a quarterly basis. […]

7 Ways to Save Money on Gas

It’s been a busy few weeks in the Middle East. Protests around the region are threatening regimes, and that is leading to possible instability in terms of oil supply. Indeed, violence in Libya has prompted some oil companies to evacuate non-essential personnel and their families. […]

Citi Forward® Card Review

While it may sound counter-intuitive for a credit card issuer to promote responsible spending and credit usage, Citi has decided to provide a credit card with this approach. The Citi Forward® Card is unique in that it rewards cardholders for making their credit card payments on time as well as staying within their credit limit. […]

There Is More To Risk Than Meets The Eye

Risk Isn’t Just About an Investment Going Down in Value Investors generally think of risk as simply the chance of losing part or all of their investment. While this is certainly one type of risk when it comes to investing, it is definitely not the only type risk. In fact, other forms of risk can be just as bad or even worse than losing money on your investment. […]

Are You Expecting a Tax Refund?

Last year the average tax refund was over $3,000. I haven't heard whether it will be higher or lower this year, but it's likely to be in the neighborhood of $3k. Which brings us to the questions of the day: are you planning on getting a tax refund and how much will it be? I am planning on getting one, though I'd like not to. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 2, Posts 1-4

Here we go with the second round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (to follow all the action click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Volunteer Readers Edition

I just wanted to give a big thank you to all of the readers who wrote to me over the last week offering to contribute articles to any potential tabletop gaming site that I might launch in the future. […]

Dilutions of Grandeur: Stretch Your Food at Every Meal

When I was kid, the chocolate milk mom served always looked suspiciously pale in my glass. It was as if somewhere between the carton and the table, the ratio of chocolate (good) to milk (not-so-good) had been tampered with in a very unholy way. […]

Win a Free Copy of H&R Block's At Home Premium Federal Tax Product!

I am giving away a copy of H&R Block's At Home Premium Federal Tax product! Here's how the giveaway will work: 1. All you need to do to enter is to leave any comment on this post. Be sure to leave your email address (no one else will be able to see it) when you leave the comment. 2. Within a couple days, I'll select the winner at random and announce the winner on this post. 3. […]

5 Ways to Save Money on Everyday Expenses

"There's no such thing as a free lunch" is a phrase we often hear. That's certainly true, but even if you can't have it for free, any little bit of savings helps, right? Luckily for us, there are ways to spend less on practically everything as long as you look for proven strategies. […]

Kraft Downsizing or Protecting Consumers?

In last Sunday’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, our guest from Consumer Reports, Tod Marks, talked about product downsizing. […]

Best Money Tips: Get the Most for Your Travel Dollars

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to get the most for your travel dollars, home maintenance tips, and ways to make easy cash. Top 5 Articles Cheap Travel: How To Get The Most For Your Travel Dollars — To maximize the money you have to spend when you travel, start travel hacking. […]

6 Ways to Read Comic Books for Free (or Almost Free)

I was a big X-Men fan in middle and high school, and for several years, I made my monthly trek to the comic book store to buy all of the new titles in the X-Men universe. […]

Free Admission to Museums from Bank of America Museums on Us

For thirteen years, Bank of America has put together their Museums on Us program where account holders get access to art and cultural institutions all across the country. They add more museums, aquariums, and cultural sights each and ever year. […]