Best Money Tips: How to Make People Like You

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to make people like you, 10 ways to save money now, and making extra money with yard sales. Top 5 Articles How To Make People Like You — Want people to like you? Try to be of help whenever possible. [Mystic Madness] 10 Ways to Save Money NOW — Save money now by buying items at the right time. […]

My Number One Tip for College Students

When I was in grad school getting an MA in writing, a visiting writer came into our classroom and talked about her career. […]

The Best Flavored Water – and How to Make Your Own

Flavored water is all the rage – and that means deals are hard to find. So why not flavor your own? […]

Over 50% of Americans in Bad Financial Shape

The book Your Stronger Financial Future: The Eight Essential Strategies for Making Profitable Investments highlights the following findings from a Center for Retirement Research study: 24% of Americans believe they are in good financial shape and are correct 28% of Americans believe they are in good financial shape and are wrong 33% of Americans believe they are in bad financial shape and […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 9/22, 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: How to have a frugal wedding. Learn about setting a wedding budget, saving on a venue, and cutting costs on food. […]

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Juicing and Blending

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money. […]

Reader Profile: GB

The following is the latest post on my new "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]

H&R Block At Home Review

Plenty of people prefer to do their taxes on their own, without the help of an accountant. However, when things start getting complex, you might want a little help. This is where tax preparation software comes in. […]

Putting Big Bills On Credit Cards

Should you put huge bills such as mortgage or tax payments on credit? For the first time ever (that’s over 2 decades, mind you), we actually received a pretty hefty tax refund in the previous year. This is in contrast to the significant amounts we used to owe the government during tax time because we [...]Putting Big Bills On Credit Cards Copyright 2011 All rights reserved. […]

6 Ways to Put a Little More Cash in Your Pocket

Nearly everyone wants to find ways to put a little more cash in their pockets. You can start a side business, but what if you aren’t ready for the time and energy a side hustle would require? Maybe you’re looking for some relatively easy — and quick — cash. The good news is that there are ways to find a little extra cash all around you. […]

Slate from Chase MasterCard Review

JP Morgan Chase is one of the few companies that continued to thrive, even during the recession. Chase is making a concerted effort to introduce new credit card offers, competitive with major issuers. […]

Just 2 Days Left to Enter Our $500 Giveaway!

Our $500 giveaway sponsored by HP's new Input/Output blog ends this Friday, September 23, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Entering this contest is easy. Simply leave a comment on the original contest post answering the question: What is the smartest investment you’ve ever made? (Answer must be at least two sentences long.) It can be any kind of investment—business, personal, or family investment. […]

Refinance and Overpay to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Last week, I talked about refinancing your mortgage to improve cash flow, but without extending your time horizon. Today, I want to talk about something slightly different… Refinancing your mortgage to accelerate your mortgage payoff. For now, we’ll set aside the debate over whether you should pay off your mortgage early or string it out and focus on investing. […]

Is Your Wallet Too Fat?

Smart Money laments the size of Americans' wallets with the following comments: Here, on the posterior of many an American professional, lies one of the more unexpected twists in the evolution of personal finance. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Readjusting Sleep Edition

During the summer, Sarah and I tend to stay up until 11 or so, then sleep in until 7:30 or 8 AM (usually when the children wake us up). During the rest of the year, most of the family has to get up early for school or work, requiring alarms at 6:15 AM (or so). The problem is that for the first month or so, I don’t adjust my evening bedtime. […]

Money as a Relationship Builder

You’ve probably heard it before but I’m here to say it again.  Bickering over money is ranked as the number one reason the majority of couples fight within their relationships and marriage.  To be honest, this statistic does not surprise me at all.  Whether it’s fighting over how to spend money or how to manage personal debt, finances play a big role is the fighting between couples. […]

Google Wallet Not Ready for Prime Time

Simplification is usually a good choice for finances whenever it is available, and the bulky wallet is due for a technological upgrade, simplifying back pockets of men’s jeans everywhere. I’ve received the occasional comment about my “George Costanza” wallet; as I collect receipts from my day-to-day transactions, the leather becomes increasingly distended. […]

How to Spot a Fake Review

Back in college, I used to use Epinions a lot. I would leave reviews of various products that I used, earn a little extra money from those reviews, and call it a day. I didn’t buy much back then so I didn’t actually read too many of the reviews. What I didn’t know, and perhaps it wasn’t as prevalent back then, was that some reviewers were being paid to write positively about certain products. […]

Want More Money in Retirement? Work a Little Longer!

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He also has a blog, Twittering thing, and a wife who has written a clever little children’s book, The Picky Little Witch. Looking for an effective way to improve the chances that you won’t run out of money in retirement? […]

What NOT to Buy at a Farmers Market

I love farmers markets. I do suffer from "can't get out of bed early enough" syndrome and usually miss the good stuff. But even when I do drag myself out of bed, I find some amazing produce that is tastier and healthier than anything found in the supermarket. […]