You can learn how to make money investing: Just do it!

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Several readers responded to our “Big Question” post by saying they’d like to see something about investing, and some elaborated that they’d like to see some advice for investing on a small scale. Small in scale obviously means different things to different people — but I’ll relate my experiences, for what it’s worth. […]

You can learn how to make money investing: Just do it!

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Several readers responded to our “Big Question” post by saying they’d like to see something about investing, and some elaborated that they’d like to see some advice for investing on a small scale. Small in scale obviously means different things to different people — but I’ll relate my experiences, for what it’s worth. […]

10 Things You Should Never Buy From Aldi

I've been shopping at Aldi for our weekly groceries for over half a year. Along the way, I've picked up a few best practices. For example, buying for two or more weeks at a time saves us time and money on shelf-stable foods like tortillas, spaghetti, and canned goods. I love Aldi's selection of... […]

10 Things You Should Never Buy From Aldi

I've been shopping at Aldi for our weekly groceries for over half a year. Along the way, I've picked up a few best practices. For example, buying for two or more weeks at a time saves us time and money on shelf-stable foods like tortillas, spaghetti, and canned goods. I love Aldi's selection of... […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on the Latest Smartphones

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to save on the latest smartphone, ways to save at school, and cool car hacks you should try. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Save on the Latest Smartphones — To save on the latest smartphones, trade in... […]

8 Dark-Side Motivations to Start Saving

From ruling the galaxy to getting out of debt, embracing the dark side can be a powerful tool. Sure, the motivations may be impure, but if it's monetary results you're after, maybe that's okay. (See also: 10 Dark Side Motivations to Getting Out of Debt) So embrace your demons and get ready to... […]

8 Dark-Side Motivations to Start Saving

From ruling the galaxy to getting out of debt, embracing the dark side can be a powerful tool. Sure, the motivations may be impure, but if it's monetary results you're after, maybe that's okay. (See also: 10 Dark Side Motivations to Getting Out of Debt) So embrace your demons and get ready to... […]

Best Deals for Monday 09/15

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Up to 65% off The North Face at Backcountry, Vans Unisex Authentic Canvas Shoes for $33, 25% off Halloween... […]

Best Deals for Monday 09/15

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Up to 65% off The North Face at Backcountry, Vans Unisex Authentic Canvas Shoes for $33, 25% off Halloween... […]

Tipping Housekeepers: Whose Responsibility Is It to Pay Hotel Staff?

The prevalence of tipping is simply a fact of society. On several occasions, a friend of mine bemoaned the perceived necessity of tipping a specified amount to restaurant servers while dining out. […]

Questions About Goodwill, Emergency Funds, Library Openings, Cheese, and More!

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. Roth IRA withdrawal question 2. Buy it for life: Goodwill 3. Year away from down payment 4. Retirement and disability 5. Having “a life”? 6. Making cheese at home 7. Can I afford this house? 8. Ames Public Library opening? 9. […]

Questions About Goodwill, Emergency Funds, Library Openings, Cheese, and More!

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. Roth IRA withdrawal question 2. Buy it for life: Goodwill 3. Year away from down payment 4. Retirement and disability 5. Having “a life”? 6. Making cheese at home 7. Can I afford this house? 8. Ames Public Library opening? 9. […]

73 Easy Ways to Save Money Today

The first step to saving dough is to have a go-to list of cost-cutting strategies in your pocket. Below are 73 ways to cut spending, some more orthodox than others. Find just a few that work for you and watch the savings add up. (See also: The 10 Things Everyone Should Be Saving For) 1. Cancel... […]

Honey progress report: Homeownership and priorities edition

This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. In May, Jake and I bought a house and moved in. We’ve been loving it so far! People who have always lived in a place with decent structural integrity may not appreciate it, but considering the many problems with our previous rental, it feels like we live in a palace now. At the time of my last post on homeownership, we had about $10,000 in liquid savings. […]

Getting Our House Ready For Fall

A quick Google check confirms it:  The first day of fall is September 22. I had to look that up just to be sure, because the high today was 91 degrees, which is decidedly un-fall-ish. In just a few weeks (hopefully!) the weather will turn and fall will be here.  In preparation, I’ve been working hard to get our house ready for fall – and the winter to follow. Outside – Rain Gutters – At the end of […]

10 Useful Items You Should Never Throw Out

Whenever the seasons change, I get this itch to do a total cleaning to our drawers, kitchen shelves, and closets. Over the years, though, I've learned that sometimes my brain gets ahead of me with all this cathartic purging. I'm not advocating that you hold onto these things to the bitter end, but... […]

10 Useful Items You Should Never Throw Out

Whenever the seasons change, I get this itch to do a total cleaning to our drawers, kitchen shelves, and closets. Over the years, though, I've learned that sometimes my brain gets ahead of me with all this cathartic purging. I'm not advocating that you hold onto these things to the bitter end, but... […]

Help a Reader: Maxing Out after Reaching 401k Limit

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: Some background info: My baseline gross salary is $74k, but with recent overtime it's looking like I'm on pace to make closer to $85k this year. I've been contributing 30% pre-tax dollars to my company 401k plan. […]

Help a Reader: Maxing Out after Reaching 401k Limit

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: Some background info: My baseline gross salary is $74k, but with recent overtime it's looking like I'm on pace to make closer to $85k this year. I've been contributing 30% pre-tax dollars to my company 401k plan. […]

Successful Men Carry These 7 Things Around With Them — Do You?

To succeed in this world, it takes smarts, confidence, likability — and a handful of portable items to help you stay organized, current, fit, and performing at the top of your game. (See also: Successful Women Have These 7 Things in Their Bags — Do You?) Read on for our roundup of the... […]