Books with Impact: How to Win Friends and Influence People

The “Books with Impact” series takes a deeper look at specific books that have had a profound impact on my financial, professional, and personal growth by extracting specific points of advice from those books and looking at how I’ve applied them in my life with successful results. In the past on The Simple Dollar, I wrote some “book club” series where I walked through several of my favorite person […]

Books with Impact: How to Win Friends and Influence People

The “Books with Impact” series takes a deeper look at specific books that have had a profound impact on my financial, professional, and personal growth by extracting specific points of advice from those books and looking at how I’ve applied them in my life with successful results. In the past on The Simple Dollar, I wrote some “book club” series where I walked through several of my favorite person […]

Wise Bread Reloaded: Late Summer Grilling

In some parts of the country, the apple harvest is already underway, and a summer that seemed so endless when it began is already closing in on another fall. But there are still a few more weekends of grilling season left. […]

Wise Bread Reloaded: Late Summer Grilling

In some parts of the country, the apple harvest is already underway, and a summer that seemed so endless when it began is already closing in on another fall. But there are still a few more weekends of grilling season left. […]

Best Money Tips: Starbucks Hacks That Will Save You Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on Starbucks hacks that will save you money, money mindsets to adopt today, and starting a business you love. Top 5 Articles 14 Starbucks Hacks That Will Save You Money — Did you know if you bring your own cup to Starbucks they will give you a ten cent discount? […]

Best Money Tips: Starbucks Hacks That Will Save You Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on Starbucks hacks that will save you money, money mindsets to adopt today, and starting a business you love. Top 5 Articles 14 Starbucks Hacks That Will Save You Money — Did you know if you bring your own cup to Starbucks they will give you a ten cent discount? […]

Make 15 Junk Food Favorites Healthier and Cheaper at Home

Whether we want to admit it or not, we live in a world full of brightly packaged "foods" and gigantic restaurant portions. Sure, I'd love to say that I never have cravings and — instead — only fill my stomach with whole foods. I'm a child of the 1990s, however, and I'm pretty sure I subsisted on a lot of unhealthy eats throughout my teens. […]

Make 15 Junk Food Favorites Healthier and Cheaper at Home

Whether we want to admit it or not, we live in a world full of brightly packaged "foods" and gigantic restaurant portions. Sure, I'd love to say that I never have cravings and — instead — only fill my stomach with whole foods. I'm a child of the 1990s, however, and I'm pretty sure I subsisted on a lot of unhealthy eats throughout my teens. […]

7 Popular Vacation Spots That Aren't Worth the Money (and Where to Go Instead)

When it comes to vacation benefits, America is in poor shape. According to the Hotels.com "Vacation Equality Project," America is the only advanced economy in the world that does not guarantee paid vacation days. […]

7 Popular Vacation Spots That Aren't Worth the Money (and Where to Go Instead)

When it comes to vacation benefits, America is in poor shape. According to the Hotels.com "Vacation Equality Project," America is the only advanced economy in the world that does not guarantee paid vacation days. […]

Wasted Time and Your Real Hourly Wage

One of my favorite personal finance concepts is that of the “real hourly wage.” It was an idea I picked up from Your Money or Your Life and it’s well worth understanding, so let’s walk through it again before we move on. Your Real Hourly Wage Most of us can easily calculate our hourly wage. We just sit down, add up how many hours we worked in a given year, and divided our salary by that number. […]

Wasted Time and Your Real Hourly Wage

One of my favorite personal finance concepts is that of the “real hourly wage.” It was an idea I picked up from Your Money or Your Life and it’s well worth understanding, so let’s walk through it again before we move on. Your Real Hourly Wage Most of us can easily calculate our hourly wage. We just sit down, add up how many hours we worked in a given year, and divided our salary by that number. […]

Are You Getting All the Credit Card Rewards You've Earned?

Littered throughout the personal finance blogosphere are tips, tricks, and success stories about gaming rewards credit cards. If you play the rewards card game right, you can earn some cool cash back, free flights, or money for college. […]

Are You Getting All the Credit Card Rewards You've Earned?

Littered throughout the personal finance blogosphere are tips, tricks, and success stories about gaming rewards credit cards. If you play the rewards card game right, you can earn some cool cash back, free flights, or money for college. […]

Ask the Readers: How do you function with bad credit or no credit?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Gina Bean wrote in about her friend’s credit situation. Her friend has a car loan with a $936 balance. She doesn’t have a credit card – because she only earns $21,000 a year and doesn’t want to go into debt. But she’s frustrated because she recently checked her credit score and it was 583. […]

Ask the Readers: How do you function with bad credit or no credit?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Gina Bean wrote in about her friend’s credit situation. Her friend has a car loan with a $936 balance. She doesn’t have a credit card – because she only earns $21,000 a year and doesn’t want to go into debt. But she’s frustrated because she recently checked her credit score and it was 583. […]

Are You a Doormat? 17 Things Assertive People Never Say

I was born a lot of things, but assertive was not one of them. For years, I would find myself in situations where I had a vague feeling that all was not well, but by the time I figured out that I wanted or needed to stand up for myself (or someone else), the conversation had moved on. […]

Are You a Doormat? 17 Things Assertive People Never Say

I was born a lot of things, but assertive was not one of them. For years, I would find myself in situations where I had a vague feeling that all was not well, but by the time I figured out that I wanted or needed to stand up for myself (or someone else), the conversation had moved on. […]

Real Estate "Profits" and How I Stack Up

Here's an article from CNN Money that hits a few buttons for me. First, it's about real estate investing. Second, it lists the "best" markets to become a landlord. I thought I'd compare my results with the best. Third, it highlights (again) how little the mainstream media understands financial terms, what they mean, how to use them, and so forth. Let's begin with the financial terms. […]

Real Estate "Profits" and How I Stack Up

Here's an article from CNN Money that hits a few buttons for me. First, it's about real estate investing. Second, it lists the "best" markets to become a landlord. I thought I'd compare my results with the best. Third, it highlights (again) how little the mainstream media understands financial terms, what they mean, how to use them, and so forth. Let's begin with the financial terms. […]