Best Money Tips: Five Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on five ways to use your tax refund, moving made eas, and teaching high school kids how to manage money. Top 5 Articles Top Five Ways to Use your Tax Return — Use your tax return to start a college fund for your kids. […]

Death by a Thousand Fees

The following is excerpted with permission of the publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. from The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails by Steven M. Sears. Copyright (c) 2012 by Steven M. Sears.  Finding a good stockbroker, or reliable mutual fund, entails luck and considerable effort. […]

A neat way to see the interest you save by paying extra principal

I’ve been taking a Bible study offered by Crown Financial Ministries.  It’s a well put-together study that involves scripture memorization, Bible verse study, group discussion, practical exercises, and more. This past week’s topic was debt, and not surprisingly, the Bible doesn’t have too many good things to say about debt and encourages people to avoid almost all kinds of debt, and to get out o […]

Tips On Using A Headhunter or Job Recruiter

I’ve had my fair share of job hunting escapades and know the frustration that goes along with the search. You know what your skills are, but if you are not effectively communicating those skills through a resume, you could find yourself out of luck and out of a potentially good job. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/19, 12pm Pacific for a 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: Gambling. […]

Tasty Trash: The $55 Million Squawkfox Food Waste Challenge

Tasty Trash: The $55 million Squawkfox Food Waste Challenge is a series aimed at helping your family save up to $1,500 this year by reducing food waste. The environment may also thank us. I’m challenging you to stop wasting food. Go ahead and give me the stink-eye or tell me I’m full of bunk, ’cause you never, EVER waste food and toss it out as junk. […]

Borrow Stuff You’ll Only Use Once or Twice (108/365)

Last year, one of our younger neighbors was having some difficulty with her bicycle. She got on it, rode for a little bit, and would hop off, telling everyone around that there was something wrong with her bike. […]

Size: The Second Factor of Investing

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. In this series we are looking at the Fama-French three-factor model of investment returns. […]

Is it Fair for an Employer to Ask for Your Facebook Password?

I have to admit, I was a little shocked when I first read this. Although I’m self-employed, I have a job interview with a client almost every day. They ask me about myself, my business, and some of my views on economic and political topics. If I’m going to write under their name, they want to know that I’m not some radical that believes that we live in some huge government conspiracy. […]

Trade-In Your Old Car or Sell it Yourself?

Whew. We’ve had quite a month here at the FCN household. As many of you know, we bought a new car last month. What most of you don’t know is that we bought another new car this week. […]

What is a Middle Class Income? Middle Class Family?

We hear a great deal about the middle class. The middle class is the backbone of our economy. The middle class is hit the hardest by taxes. Those in the middle class work hard. Politicians always heap praise on the middle class because the middle class makes up a rather large chunk of the population. But what is middle class? Most Americans define themselves as middle class. […]

The Four Most Important Sources of Retirement Income

Here's another post that adds to our conversation of what will/should fund your retirement income. This one is from US News and they list the four most important sources of retirement income as follows: Social Security. Social Security is the most utilized retirement benefit, with 86 percent of people age 65 and older receiving monthly payments, SSA found. Income from assets. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Strange and Beautiful Day Edition

Every once in a while, you have a day that’s so filled with strange and unusual events that you find yourself just shaking your head as you go to bed, wondering how a day that started so normally could have gone down such a bizarre path. That was my Monday. […]

IRS Looking For Your Offshore Bank Accounts

The more money you have, the more likely you are to cheat on your taxes. The rich have more opportunities to try to hide assets and income from the Internal Revenue Service, particularly through offshore bank accounts. In the United States, banks are required to report income earned by their customers on savings and investments. […]

Why You’ll Likely Need Less in Retirement

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is. 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. Retirement planning is ultimately a math equation: Input several variables, and estimate whether what you’ll have will pay for what you need. […]

2012 Dividend Achievers

The Dividend Achievers list is produced by Mergent, a finance services data company, and is similar to the Dividend Aristocrats, produced by S&P, in that the list seeks to highlight companies with a consistent history of dividends. […]

25 Things to Do With Reusable Water Bottles

While putting away dishes, cups, and other kitchen items, I noticed that I was accumulating water bottles. Some have been purchased outright, a couple were gifts, and some were acquired as a result of participating in athletic events. […]

Financial Lessons From The Hunger Games

The odds are that you've heard of Suzanne Collins's best-selling young adult dystopia series, The Hunger Games. If you haven't read the first book or seen the film (which many are predicting to be one of 2012's top-grossing movies), then beware that spoilers follow. […]

Best Money Tips: 50 Easy Ways to Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on 50 easy ways to save money, costs and benefits of the family dog, and five smart ways to spend $1,000. Top 5 Articles 50 easy ways to save money — To save money easily, learn to cook from scratch and negotiate prices whenever you can. […]

6 Strategies for Productive Carpooling

Carpooling is a cost-saving strategy that many try to make work as they navigate to and from their places of employment. While reducing your overall fuel expenses is certainly fab, carpooling also provides those who aren’t driving with two large blocks of daily downtime during the week. Follow these strategies for a more productive carpooling experience. […]