Cash for Trash: Making Money Recycling

Want to “go green” and make some money while you're at it? It's possible. You won't exactly get rich doing it, but I certainly wouldn't say no to making some extra cash — especially for recycling, which is kind to the environment. […]

13 Cheap Beers to Keep Your Holiday Season Hoppin’

Hands up — who likes beer? Both my hands would be up, but that would make typing this a tad tricky. I have to say, though, this is one of the tastiest assignments I’ve ever done in my blogging career. And I may have to follow it up with a sequel at some point. (See also: 21 Great Uses for Beer) Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sampling beers for you, the Wise Bread readers. […]

9 Uses for Burnt Toast – Besides Just Eating It

We also consider the bigger, philosophical question: Why would you even think about throwing out burnt toast in the first place? […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Thanksgiving Fun

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to make Thanksgiving fun, investments that protect you from inflation, and resume writing tips. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Super Fun — Make Thanksgiving fun by spicing up the sides. […]

Should You Include Volunteer Work on a Resume?

Fortune discusses the issue of whether or not you should include volunteer work on your resume. Their thoughts: Increasingly, corporate bosses like Ready are taking note of job candidates' volunteer efforts. They recognize that in the recent recession, talented employees may have had stretches of unemployment that they filled with unpaid work. […]

What I'm Doing Now Financially

I thought it was time to give you all an update on what I'm currently working on from a financial standpoint. Here goes: Still saving and investing (would you expect anything else?) My 401k is fully funded and money moves from my checking account to index funds at Vanguard each month. […]

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Light Bulbs

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money. […]

How to get married for $239.00

It only costs $239.00 to get married. I squawk you not. To get hitched (legally) you generally only need to pay for a marriage license and the services of a marriage commissioner. In British Columbia, Canada, a marriage license plus commissioner cost just $239.00. That’s it. Everything else is just pomp and circumstance. Did you hear me? […]

Founders Federal Credit Union Gives $10 Million

Founder Federal Credit Union, a credit union in Lancaster, South Carolina; will be giving $10 million back to its members in the form of a bonus dividend. About half will go to depositors based on their interest earned and the other half will go to borrowers based on their interest paid. […]

10 Business Owners Share Tips for Saving Money

Link: ShareThisCutting costs and saving money are always on the minds of business owners and entrepreneurs. […]

Strangest & Oddest Economic Indicators

When most “serious” folks consider where the economy is headed — or where it’s been — they normally look at things like jobs, housing, retail sales, inventory and manufacturing data. But for most of us, some of those indicators aren’t that “real.” How can you relate, in an every-day way, to manufacturing data? As you might expect, some experts notice other trends that come with a down economy. […]

Black Friday Myths

The following is a guest post from Andrea Woroch.The hype surrounding Black Friday seems to get bigger every year, especially as advertising for the shopping holiday continues to creep. Shoppers are being inundated with Black Friday deals, and it’s easy to let the dream of amazing savings overshadow rational purchasing behavior. Hence the mile-long queue in front of Best Buy at 3am. […]

The Best of Money Carnival

The Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Your Do over Guide: What Would You Do Differently? Enjoy! […]

Addicted to Online Billpay?

If you’re anything like me, you pay the vast majority of your bills online. What’s not to love? It’s convenient, and it saves money on postage, check printing, etc. Well, let me let you in on a little secret… Banks don’t offer these services out of the kindness of their hearts. Rather, they do it to lock down their customers. Don’t believe me? […]

Reader Mailbag: A Holiday Week

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. Friendship and money 2. Home sale and mortgage question 3. Multiple savings accounts 4. Used car question 5. Refinancing conundrum 6. Fast elimination of student loans 7. House cleaning system 8. […]

THANK YOU!!!!!! (And Another $5k Match)

I just want to say a HUGE thank you to all the FMF readers out there! Due to your generosity, we surpassed the goal in my FMF $5k Red Kettle Challenge in less than a week! Thank you so much for giving to help the poor and needy. Your kindness is such an encouragement and so appreciated.Since you all have been so generous, you've inspired me to go above and beyond as well. […]

Why I Skip Black Friday

One of the big rituals of the Thanksgiving weekend, one among many, is Black Friday. If you’ve been living in a cave for the last ten years, Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving where retailers deeply discount a few items in the hopes that people come to the stores in the early hours and spend a lot of money. […]

When Something Breaks, Should You Repair or Replace?

My Grandpa Clyde was one of the great handymen of all time. He could repair just about anything. Before Clyde bought something, the first thing he'd ask was whether he could get parts and supplies to repair it himself when it broke. If the answer was "no," he wouldn't buy it. If the answer was "You don't need to worry about it, Mr. Yeager. […]

Paying for a Piece of the Pizza: Techniques for Splitting the Bill

Eating out with friends is one of my favorite indulgences. Few things are better than good company combined with delicious food and drink. But these fun evenings often chug to a near standstill when it comes time to pay the bill. […]

Best Money Tips: Saving Money at Restaurants

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving money at restaurants, steps to lower a cell phone bill, and ways to give gifts people want. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways To Save Money Eating Out At Restaurants — When you eat out at restaurants, make sure you have a spending plan. […]