7 Money Moves You Will Always Be Thankful For

The air is crisp and the time for family, friends, and fun is upon us! But are you ready for the tons of holiday spending and planning ahead for 2017? Read up on these seven money moves you will always be thankful for/ 1. Monitoring Your Credit Whether you've already got a mortgage, cars, and all... […]

Best Deals for Monday 11/14

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Save on Interest When You Transfer a Balance

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Thoughts on Layaway and Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

As a child growing up in the 80s, I still remember the layaway counter at our local Walmart. Tucked in the back of the store, the desk was often hidden by a huge line of shoppers with carts full of stuff – especially around the holidays. For a long time, layaway was seen as a smart way to save up the money for Christmas gifts. […]

Get the Most Cash Back for Your Every Day Purchases

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Financial Choices and Personal Growth in a Time of Change

This week has unquestionably been a week for the history books in America. People will be thinking about and living with the consequences of this election for a very, very long time. Regardless of your personal feelings on the issue, I think we can all agree on two key things. First, there are many people out there who are having a deep emotional response to the events of the last week. […]

Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan Before You Head to the Dealership

Heading to the car dealership just to look around isn’t a bad idea if you need a new car, right? Just because you look doesn’t mean you have to buy, right? Well, if you’re not concerned with price or the type of loan you wind up with, then this type of thinking is perfectly fine. […]

Four Ways to Tackle Overwhelming Debt

Any amount of debt can seem overwhelming, depending on what your income is or how much debt you’re comfortable having. […]

Get the Credit Card that Gives You Cash for Every Purchase

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Strategies for Minimizing the Cost of a Morning Coffee

As many articles for The Simple Dollar do, this one started out as a reader mailbag question whose answer grew longer and longer and longer and eventually warranted its own post. Here’s Mike’s question. I’m really into your idea of cutting the unimportant things so that I have plenty for the important things. Good stuff. So I am trying to apply it to coffee. […]

Has Cash Become More Trouble Than It's Worth?

You probably know people who have already quit using cash. I do. They pay their bills electronically, and pay for items purchased at stores with debit cards (or prepaid cards, or credit cards, or any number of alternatives like Apple Pay or Google Wallet). Those people are making their choice... […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of November 7

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money details the essentials of building wealth. Clever Dude tells how to budget when you’re living in an expensive city (You know, where you live has a big impact on your net worth.) Dough Roller tells how to hold real estate inside an IRA. Be Net Worthy tells how to find a small business to buy.  The Green Swan tells how to build up […]

Flashback Friday: 84 Frugal Ways to Eliminate Stress

It's no secret a lot of us are feeling extra stressed right now. The most important thing we can do in times of extreme stress is to practice self-care, and do what we can to eliminate the sources of stress and anxiety in our lives. Here are 84 frugal ways to lighten the load. 10 Frugal Ways to... […]

How to Manage Your Money During a Spousal Separation

When your marriage isn't working out, a separation might be in order. While you might not be certain whether you'll reconcile or move forward with a divorce, there is still an important matter that needs to be addressed together — your finances. Dealing with finances in a separation can be... […]

Best Deals for Friday 11/11

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Eliminate Credit Card Debt with a Balance Transfer

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31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 13): Trimming Your Spending – Health Care

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we continued looking at the average American family budget, going through each category and examining how one could trim the cost of typical expenses in that category. […]

6 Money Moves You Can Make While Stuck in an Endless TSA Line

At the airport closest to me, the TSA lines are legendary, especially during the holiday season. Last year, they were telling people to give themselves an extra hour before their flight, just to make sure they got through security on time. That's an extra hour on top of the usual hour or two... […]

Why Do We Hate Our Jobs?

Here's an interesting quote from Forbes: Data from Wakefield Research for MOO reveals that about 75% of Americans working a traditional 9-5 job are unhappy or unfulfilled in that role — that’s a bit of a blow to our collective happiness, particularly when you realize that a full 90% of people believe a rewarding and fulfilling job is a major factor in overall happiness. […]

Best Money Tips: Don't Buy These 15 Things During the Holidays

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on the worst things to buy during the holidays, travel tips for germaphobes, and simple ways to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Top 5 Articles 15 Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays — Gift cards are easy when you're... […]