How to Stop a Baby From Crying

Being a baby sucks: all you do is eat, sleep, poop, and watch helplessly as someone changes your diaper over and over again. How humiliating. So it's understandable that a baby would scream its head off whenever it gets tired, hungry, or bored. Doctors and friends (and everyone else with an opinion) all say that "the baby needs to cry," but […]

Execution, Not Ideas, is Key. Duh!

My wife was all excited when she came to me with a business idea. She happily explained the ins and outs of it, when I said "Great! Now go start the site." "Wait," she interrupted. "I was expecting you to turn this awesome idea into reality..." I'm well-versed in this type of conversation now, actually. […]

What’s Bullion?

So a few weeks ago I wrote about bearer bonds because I’d heard of them in movies and thought they were, besides insanely protected works of art, the thing to steal if you were going to steal anything. […]

How to Use a Commitment Contract to Change Your Habits

This is a guest post from Pop at Pop Economics, a great new blog about investing, personal finance, economics, and more. It’s now 9pm on August 30th. I’ll finish this guest post by 11:59pm on August 31. I know this, because if I don’t, I’ll lose $1,000. Call it an incentive. I’ve written about behavioral economics over at Pop Economics for three-quarters of a year now. […]

Marriage and Money: Is Your House Divided?

If you and your spouse (or partner) define “frugality” differently, it could lead to major problems in your relationship. For example, you might think that going to Quicky Mart for a frozen yogurt is a nice little treat. But if your “other half” thinks it’s a lavish and extravagant waste of money, then you’ve got problems. […]

Creating A Richer Life While Living On A Tight Budget

The following is a guest post by blogger Richard Adams from Debt Assistance Guru. Many readers of this blog will be familiar with the idea of living on a budget. […]

Stretching a Dollar During Unemployment

The recession may be officially over, but that doesn’t mean everyone has seen a personal financial recovery. The rate of unemployment, always the last piece of the economy to improve after a recession, is still high. A friend of mine who was laid off during the financial upheaval finally reached his 99th week of unemployment and no longer receives benefits. […]

Age Discrimination In The Workplace

Just like with anything else, unemployment seems to be particularly cruel to certain demographic groups — in particular, to those who find themselves at the extreme ends of the age spectrum. That is, the younger and older folks get the short end of the stick when our economy goes through the wringer as it just did. The recovery will be slowest for job seekers on the fringes. […]

HealthMonth, Your Month

Recently, a good friend of mine convinced me to sign up for HealthMonth, a website that aims to turn the self-motivation needed to improve one’s health into a fun game (you can see my HealthMonth profile and goals). […]

Toileting and Retirement, Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance? Part 1

The following is an excerpt from 20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now. This is part one in a series about long-term care insurance. "Toileting” is not a term you’d expect to find in a retirement-planning book like this. However, it is a term that describes what many retirees, their families, and caregivers must face every day. […]

4 High-Tech Weapons for the War Against Germs

Eww! It’s germ season, and as kids go back to school and adults head into work, all kinds of illnesses are being introduced into the air around us. […]

ATMs Dispensing Gold Bars in USA

Earlier this year, you probably read about the ATM in Dubai that dispenses gold bars and laughed at its excess. […]

Riding the Wheel of Debt

The following is a guest post from MasterPo. Recently MasterPo had an insightful (and rather unsettling) conversation. The other person, a woman in her early 40’s, said she has $50,000 in credit card debt. Like most credit card debtors she’s paying very high interest which causes less and less of the minimum payment to be applied to principle. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on 09/30, 4pm 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 celebrating National Family Game Night with Hasbro! […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Family Nervousness Edition

A cousin of mine that I care for very much is coming to visit for several days next week, with her two sons in tow. She’s someone that I cherished when I was younger, but over the last fifteen years or so, we simply were out of touch with one another. […]

Government to Start Selling Off AIG

AIG, the giant global insurance company bailed out by taxpayers during the heat of a financial crisis, still owes the United States government over $100 billion. Part of the bail-out agreement involved the government receiving preferred shares in the company, becoming a significant owner.According to the news today, the company wants to start paying back this remaining balance next year. […]

Best Money Tips: Homemade Hot Chocolate

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you a simple recipe for homemade hot cocoa, a cool way to fold old paperbacks, and 10 deviled egg recipes to die for! Top 5 Articlesc Homemade Hot Chocolate — You haven’t had hot cocoa until you’ve had the DIY stuff. This recipe rocks! […]

New FTC Debt Settlement Rules

Earlier this week, new FTC rules aimed at debt settlement companies went into effect. These rules are aimed at preventing firms from mis-representing themselves to consumers. Over the past couple of years, as the country sank into recession, the debt settlement industry boomed. […]

5 Places to Save on Halloween Costumes Online

Halloween is one of those times that brings out the foolish spender inside so many of us. We can plan ahead and spend too much by picking the hottest costumes of the year from catalogs, or we can wait til the last minute and spend too much at those outrageously overpriced Halloween superstores. […]

Five Sources of Easy Money That Can Be Found In Your Home

Are you short on cash and need a quick solution that doesn’t involve taking on a second job?  Have you had a chance to inventory the stuff you have lying around your home? […]