Find Out How to Score Free Travel with Credit Cards

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Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/4, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $200 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card or one of two $50 Amazon gift cards! Use #WBChat and #Plutus16 to participate. This week's topic: Personal Finance Blogs! Share with us about your favorite... […]

Discounted gift cards for doggie treats

Discounted gift cards can be used to buy everything from groceries to clothing … to doggie treats! The adult female in the house (aka my wife) left this weekend for an emotional and spiritual recharge in the Shenandoahs at a friend’s house. […]

Is Low-Interest Debt ‘Good Debt’?

For the past several years, the United States has been in a period of very low interest rates on many types of loans. Home loans can be had below a 4% interest rate - that’s substantially below what’s normal historically. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 08/03

Link for teaser title: Smoking hot Wednesday deals! 70% off on The Clownfish Women's Travel Duffle Luggage Bag $36, 66% off on... […]

10 Ways to Improve Yourself for $100 or Less

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail," wrote Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. While it may be true that opportunity doesn't knock on your door that often, it's true that you'll only make the most of the good times when you're truly prepared. Fortunately, there are many... […]

Nine Quotes From ‘Walden’ That Prove It’s the Only Personal Finance Book You Need

There are innumerable personal finance books stocking the shelves of bookstores coast to coast. I’m sure they all have useful bits of information in them. […]

Best Money Tips: Hidden Costs That Can Derail Your Budget Travel Plans

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on hidden costs that can break your travel budget, emergency preparedness tips for first-time renters, and ways to turn unwanted wedding gifts into cash. Top 5 Articles 10 Hidden Costs That Can Derail Your Budget Travel Plans... […]

Insider Trading Is a Lot More Common Than You Think

You've heard the term. You've seen the headlines involving celebrities like Martha Stewart and Phil Mickelson. It has also been a focus for movies like Wall Street and Boiler Room. But do you actually know what insider trading is, and why it is illegal? Here is a breakdown of the practice that can... […]

The 5 Best Lipsticks

Lipstick is a must-have item in most makeup bags, no matter what your age or personal preferences may be. When it comes to lipstick, you want something that is hydrating, long lasting, and smear-proof. Some lipsticks offer flawless application, all-day shine, mouthwatering flavors, and other unique... […]

Star Money Articles for Week of August 1

I'm posting a second time this week as I have some good articles I'd like to pass along. The first two, in particular, are time sensitive. Here's one from Lifehacker with some back-to-school savings tips as well as one from Bankrate on the same topic. Here's a GREAT article from my favorite retirement blog on 12 Dangerous Retirement Myths That Turn Your Golden Years Into Lead. […]

How to Shop With Purpose — And Save More Money

In a 2014 study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, researchers from the University of Michigan discovered that retail therapy actually works! They found that shopping motivated by a desire to repair mood can be an effective way to temporarily minimize sadness and restore a sense of... […]

How to Avoid Getting Scammed With a Reverse Mortgage

Reverse mortgages have been negatively cast as a last-ditch option for seniors short on cash. However, reverse mortgages can also provide many helpful benefits, including the ability to replenish or boost your retirement account or help you stave off foreclosure. Find out what a reverse mortgage is... […]

Get Out Of Debt – Quick Tips

I love hearing stories about how folks are getting out of debt – and living debt free! Several years ago, my wife and I paid off all of our consumer debt – and we are now in the process of paying off our mortgage. I created an illustrated guide for debt reduction – t0 show the process that we used to eliminate our debt. Here are few quick tips which have helped us reduce – and eliminate – our debt […]

Find Out Which Credit Cards Give You the Most Cash Back

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Instant Gratification: Why 76% of Americans Live Paycheck to Paycheck and How You Can Beat That Cycle with 12 Simple Strategies

It’s a statistic that I just can’t get over: 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That just simply blows my mind every time I think about it. Three quarters of America would run into serious financial problems if they missed their next paycheck or two – they’d have to skip bills or sell things or make major life changes immediately. There are lots of reasons for this. […]

4 Things You Need to Know About Disability Insurance

Insurance. There are probably no other financial terms more likely to induce feelings of sleepiness. Or dread. After all, who likes to spend money on something you hope you'll never have to use? And don't you have enough types of insurance already? Well, without wanting to sound like an insurance... […]

Four Steps to Get Your Credit Back on Track Within a Year

Having bad credit is a bad feeling. Maybe you pulled your credit report for the first time and got some bad news. Or maybe you had good credit, but made a couple of bad decisions — curse that 15%-off promotion that tempted you to apply for a store credit card you then forgot about! — that ended your perfect record. […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 08/02

Link for teaser title: Check out our Tuesday treats! Wilker Survival Tool Pack 72% Off, Diesel Watches BAMF Leather Watch 56% Off,... […]

What Is Student Loan Forbearance, Anyway?

Struggling to make your student loan payments each month? You're in good company. According to a May story by CBS Moneywatch, members of the class of 2016 who took out student loans left college with an average of $37,173 in student loan debt. That's the highest average ever, and an increase of 6%... […]