Personal Finance Blogs – Find Read Connect

When I started No Credit Needed in 2005 there were just a hand full of personal finance blogs.  Now there are thousands of them.  Keeping up with all of the great content and content producers can be difficult, but not impossible. Here are the tools and sites that I use to find the latest content from my favorite personal finances bloggers, connect with them, and share their articles. Find Latest […]

One Legit Way to "Game" the FAFSA (And One Crazy Suggestion)

I have been reading the best book I've ever read on preparing financially for college. The book is Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents and I'll be sharing a bit of it over the next several days. […]

ING Direct Debit Card 1% Cashback Promotion

ING Direct is offering a 1% cashback promotion on their Electric Orange debit card for purchases under $50 from now until November 30th. This applies to the card even if you use it as a credit card (signature based purchase). It’s not often that a debit card offers 1% cashback. If you already have the card, you don’t have to do anything because the promotion is activated automatically. […]

What to Do When Your Car Reaches 100,000 Miles

Yahoo says that there was a time when cars hitting 100,000 were worn out. But they say many of today's cars can go twice that far without major repairs. […]

Reader Mailbag: New Format

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Extra mortgage while underwater 2. Homemade pet food 3. How does a mortgage work? 4. Thoughts on franchising 5. The future of Berkshire Hathaway 6. Writing about an employer 7. Switching careers and emergency savings 8. […]

5 Tips to Save on Rent

Rental occupancy is way up — your savings on rent should be, too. Here's some advice to help the cost of your rent make less of a dent. […]

5 Reasons Why People Are Broke

This is a guest post from Most people don’t really understand money. There are two things to grasp before you can ever become wealthy. Those two things are illustrated in this top five list of things that explain why people are broke. Broke Reason #1: Money Is Not Wealth Having money is not the same as having wealth. […]

What Is in a Barrel of Oil?

ShareThisWhether you're watching CNN discuss the effects of the recent oil spill in the gulf, or you're watching MSNBC discuss how the price of oil has shifted throughout the month, you probably hear them use the term "barrel," which defines oil in volume. […]

I'm Financially Free. Now What?

Freedom is hardly a bad plateau to reach, but if you are like most people in that you've been thinking about that carrot all your life, you probably wish the dream wouldn't be gone once you actually reached your noble goal. So what do you do now that you are financially free? […]

Beauty Before Brains?

Most of you personal finance junkies (such as myself) are probably familiar with the idea that there are two ways to grow your net worth: spend less or earn more. Earning more generally relates to growing your career, but not always. What if earning more were simply associated with how you look? […]

6 Money and Life Lessons From the Chilean Miners

The world cheered as the thirty-three miners trapped a half-mile underground in Chile for more than two months were pulled aboveground to safety. The rescue mission was a fantastic success. Aside from the miners, no one can be happier for their survival of the ordeal than their families. […]

How to Report a Scam

We just spent the last three days going over some of the more popular internet scams out there and today we’re going to do something about it. One of the difficult parts about reporting scams is that there are so many scammers! It can feel like you’re fighting against the tide… the tide will keep coming no matter what you do. […]

Using Consumerism for Social Good

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. When I shampoo my hair, I’m helping buy bicycles for girls in Togo to get to school. According to UNICEF, in Togo, a small nation in West Africa, about half of the women 15-24 years old can’t read or write, and the numbers are higher for those in rural areas where there’s no access to transportation. […]

The Law of Attraction

I may have no right to post this article. A few years ago, there was a huge mega best seller movie and book called “The Secret” which I never read or saw. But to this day, I have huge problems with it. As I said, I haven’t read the book or even seen the movie. […]

Help a Reader: Whole Life Policy

Here's a question I recently received from a reader: Most whole life policies seem to be aimed at the young. I am 60 years old and wish to know if whole life is for me. I have a 20 year term for 100K and am contemplating purchasing a 50k whole life as an investment in the event I pass 80 years. Also, it seems to be a good investment for my children and grandchildren. […]

Preparing For Debt Reduction Success

Get Organized - 1.  Find a manila file folder and label it “debt reduction plan“.  This folder will contain all of the information that you will need to succeed. 2.  Use the telephone and online access to your credit accounts and find out your current balances, current interest rates, due dates for all loans / credit cards, telephone numbers for each creditor, and addresses where creditors accept […]

Join Our Tweetchat on 10/14, 4:00pm CDT for a Chance to Win Prizes

Link for teaser title: twitter-logo2_0_0.jpg Welcome to the Wise Bread weekly tweet chat! This week we're talking about kids! How do you pay for raising them? How much does it cost, anyway? […]

How Do Groupon Daily Deals Work? Where To Find One Day Deals

Are you big on online coupons or promotional codes? Well you may have noticed a few new sites that have cropped up, which allow you to get big discounts on items that you can buy from local merchants. I may have been late in the game here, but I’ve been taking a closer look at these coupon schemes. […]

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