Planning for Budget Busters: Home Ownership

This video post is the third of a four-part series from staff writer Adam Baker. Baker previously featured a post on his own blog entitled Cost of Living Abroad: Dozens of Bloggers Share Their Expenses. Last week, I introduced the concept of a Budget Buster, which is any irregular expense that I fail to plan for. […]

The Obligations of Wealth

Connie writes in (I edited her question a bit to protect privacy): I recently married a business owner who had a net worth of around $10 million before we got married. He has lived in the same medium-sized town all of his life and has kept many of the same friends since his school years. Lately, though, he has noticed that a lot of them seem resentful of him. […]

Five Tips When Starting a New Job

The summer edition of the Charles Schwab On Investing magazine lists the following five tips when starting a new job: 1. Sign up for your employer's 401k.2. Make every effort to rebuild your emergency savings (if you drew them down while unemployed.)3. Reassess your budget.4. Claim the right number of withholding allowances.5. […]

New Lighting Facts Label

I’m a big proponent of compact flourescent light bulbs because they use less energy, last longer, and are better for the environment when disposed of properly. […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred $250 Cash Back Bonus

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card has launched a limited time bonus promotion where new cardholders can earn 25,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first three months. The 25,000 bonus points can be redeemed for $250 in cash OR a plane ticket worth up-to $312.50. […]

8 Ways to Save Money on Your Cell Phone Bill

In this day and age it’s almost impossible to find someone who doesn’t have a cell phone in their pocket. When you think about it, cell phones have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Just ten years ago you were considered cutting edge if your phone had more than a green LED screen. […]

Best Money Tips: 9 Ways to Manage People Who Bother You

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share tips for dealing with those you bug you, some of the best free birthday treats, and the official guide to cleaning a coffee pot! Top 5 Articles 9 Ways to Manage People Who Bother You — You can't like everyone you work with, and these suggestions can help you through it. […]

Just Say ”No” to TIPS

The following is a guest post by MasterPo from The Po File. With concerns over national debt levels and the Federal Reserve printing money like confetti inflation worries abound (and not without good reason!). […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Dealing With Stress Edition

How do I deal with stress? My best way of dealing with stress is to be active, not to be passive. I’ve found that every time I respond to stress in my life by just sitting around or doing nothing, it just makes the stress worse. […]

Want to Keep Your Disposable Razor Blades Sharp? Use Your Arm

I was skeptical about this tip when I first saw it several months ago. I felt stupid trying it. But I have to say, after getting excellent results from the same disposable blade for the last 5 months, it really does work. You read that right by the way; five months of weekly use from one disposable razor blade cartridge. […]

Turbo-Charge Your Nutrition with Superfoods

Not all foods are created equal. Even among natural or health foods, nutritional content and density varies widely. If you’re looking to get the most health bang for your food buck, explore superfoods — foods that contain a high phytonutrient content which, research indicates, may positively impact overall health and immune response. […]

Payday Loans Fees and Interest Rates: Fair Comparison?

I consider payday loans one of the worst forms of debt. That being said, in states where these services are still legal, they provide a way for struggling individuals to afford necessities like food and housing until their next paycheck, for a fee. Unfortunately, many borrowers don’t simply use their paycheck to pay back the loan and move on when it is due. […]

Beware Dividend Reinvestment When Selling Stocks

It’s probably no surprise that in the last year I’ve been buying some blue chip companies with a solid history of dividends. […]

How Do You Define Financial Freedom?

This post is from Kent Thune. Kent urges and guides readers to place meaning and purpose before money and planning at his blog, The Financial Philosopher. Can freedom be bought? Are there any (financially) poor people who are free? Are there any (financially) wealthy people who aren’t free? If someone were to ask you, “What’s your definition of financial freedom?”, what would you say? […]

You Don't Have to Earn a Very High Income to Be Wealthy, But It Helps

Later on in the book Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire the author makes a point about a group of millionaires who didn't have to earn a high income in order to become wealthy. […]

Why is it that the people who pay the least complain the loudest?

User davr over at a new web applications question-and-answer site is looking for BugMeNot alternatives that don’t suck.  For those of you not familiar with BugMeNot.com, this is a site that collects username and password combinations that allow access to web material that is behind a free registration firewall.  Here’s how someone would use the site: A search engine points to an […]

Morningstar Ratings: Free vs Premium Service

Should you use a mutual fund ranking service to help you choose funds for your portfolio? That’s a debate that continues to flare in the investment world, given the many different factions that exist, supporting philosophies of one sort or another. […]

Discover More Card $75 Signup Bonus

This is just a quick note to say that Discover has brought back the signup bonus on their Discover More card. Not only that, but they’ve upped the ante from $50 to $75. […]

Anatomy of a Credit Card Statement

With the changes included in the Credit Card Act, credit card companies are now required to give users more info on their monthly statements. […]