10 People Who Really Need a Budget

Even if you’re the biggest superstar in the most popular sport on the planet, it’s just not financially prudent to go buying entire islands willy-nilly. Photo via Facebook You might think that only coupon-clipping, rice-and-bean-eating super-savers need to be concerned about budgeting. Not the case! […]

16 Hacks for the Perfect At-Home Mani-Pedi

Going to a spa for a manicure and pedicure is a luxurious treat, but this splurge comes with a luxurious price tag. If you want to keep your hands and feet looking great without shelling out big bucks, here are some simple mani/pedi hacks that you can try at home for spa-like results with a much... […]

Update on New Site

Just wanted to give you all an update on the new site. Things are progressing at a good pace. I have selected a designer and given her my guidelines, logo design has started, and I've written the first few articles. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 10/29

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Old Navy: Spend $25 Earn $10, Sears: 10%-20% off Baby Furniture, 8-Piece Multi-Color Eva Foam Exercise Mat for... […]

8 Things Your Boomer Parents Could Afford That You Can't

Many of us have probably been subjected to the judgement of our Baby Boomer parents, who wonder why younger generations are facing more debt and financial troubles. I won't defend the spendthrift ways of Millennials and Gen-Xers, but the truth of the matter is that many things are simply more... […]

The Delicious Dozen: 12 Strategies for Eating Healthy and Cheap

Sure, it looks pretty, but there’s a better reason skilled cooks measure, chop, and prepare all their ingredients ahead of time — it can save time and frustration in the kitchen. Photo: Don LaVange We have five people living in our home – two adults and three children. […]

8 Steps to Starting a Retirement Plan in Your 30s

It's simple: The sooner you start a retirement plan, the more you'll have during your golden years. What's not so simple is figuring out what you need to get started once you're ready. Fortunately, we have some simple tips to help you start a retirement plan in your 30s. 1. Get Real About Your... […]

The Real Cost of Adopting a Baby

You're ready to adopt. But how much will the process cost? It all depends on the type of adoption you choose, with the price tag for adoption services varying widely. "There are so many variables," said Jennifer Fairfax, an adoption attorney based in Silver Spring, Maryland. "It all... […]

How to know when to change your financial plan

This article is by staff writer Richard Barrington. Financial planning is like taking a long car trip. You plan your route, your schedule, and your eventual destination in advance; but then you have to be prepared to adjust for detours, traffic delays, bad weather, fatigue or other unexpected changes. […]

The 5 Best Kitchen Mixing Spoons

Every chef needs a good mixing spoon (or set of spoons). Nowadays, you can choose spoons that double over as spatulas, have “stay cool” handles, are heatproof, and offer all sorts of interesting features. To help you find the right one for your kitchen, we’ve compiled a list of... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/29, 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 one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Saving on Halloween! Learn about saving on candy, costumes, and decorations! Let us know what you've got planned for... […]

5 Cheap, Fun Fall Getaways

Autumn is in the air, and a three-word tautogram comes to mind: frugal fall fun. Here are five spectacular and affordable fall getaways suitable for a romantic weekend or the whole family. (Each trip was calculated for parties of two or more; travel may be extra.) 1. Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine... […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money With Social Media

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to use social media to save money, how to set up your own haunted house, and tips to simplify time management. Top 5 Articles Ten ways social media can save you money — Retailers often offer exclusive deals for their... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 10/28

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Gap: Up to 75% off, Hoover Air Cordless Bagless Upright Vacuum for $155, Sherlock Limited Edition Blu-Ray Gift Set... […]

12 Expert Tips for Redeeming Miles for Free Travel

A bite from the travel bug can be a pricey itch to scratch. While we've covered many ways to travel the world for less, one of the simplest ways to jetset on a dime is to take advantage of credit cards that offer travel rewards. Wondering how to get the most bang for your rewards mile buck? The... […]

Make These 6 Relationship Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

There's no science to relationships. That said, communication is key to keeping you and your significant other together and happy in the face of everyday setbacks. If the goal is to grow old together in matching rocking chairs, then make these six relationship moves or you'll regret it in 20 years.... […]

Pretending to Be Rich

For many people, the appeal of the now is just too great — but you have to think about later, too. Photo: Emma.Kate via Flickr Recently, I had a great email exchange with a reader whom we’ll call “Tim” about the incoming financial struggles of his in-laws as they age. His mother- and father-in-law are in their early seventies and have virtually nothing put away for retirement. […]

5 Times You're Better Off Without a Real Estate Agent

Selling your home on your own — commonly known as "For Sale By Owner" or FSBO — can be complicated. It takes plenty of paperwork. You'll have to stage your home so that it appeals to buyers. And you'll have to market your property so that your home reaches the largest number... […]

21 Fresh Food Delivery Services That Can Save You Big

Food delivery services help you stick to your grocery budget, avoid impulse buys, and even save on gas. We've covered some of the best below, and most of them offer free trials. So what are you waiting for?! 1. Instacart Instacart works by connecting you with a local personal shopper in your area.... […]