Poll: How Much Money Do You Feel You’ll Need to Save For Retirement?

In the discussion about income for life and annuities earlier this week a lot of interesting points were brought up. We all know that we need to save something for retirement, but just how much are people expecting to save? You hear all sorts of numbers thrown out there saying you need to have a million dollars by retirement, or save up ten times your annual pre-retirement income, and so on. […]

Are You Earning Your Bargaineering Bucks?

Are you taking advantage of the only loyalty rewards program in the personal finance blogging world? The Bargaineering Bucks system rewards you for doing things on the site such as visiting daily and commenting on posts. […]

Best Deals For Wednesday 11/04/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. ShoeSteal Fall Clearance - Up To 75% Off + Extra 20% Off ShoeSteal.com knocks up to 70% off all shoes as part of its Fall Clearance Sale. […]

Tips for Preventing Swine Flu Naturally

By Debbie Dragon It is impossible to avoid coming into contact with the Swine Flu (H1N1), or any other strain of flu for that matter. […]

Use Weight Loss Strategies to Get Out of Debt

This is a guest post from Adam Jusko, founder of IndexCreditCards.com, a credit card information site where you can compare credit card offers. Please consider following Adam on Twitter for quick credit tips and opinions. As the founder of a website about credit cards, I’m sometimes asked by financial reporters what advice I’d give to people trying to get out of debt. […]

Way to Save #108: Fix Leaky Faucets

Don’t be a drip. Leaky faucets are a problem, but leaking hot water is an emergency. Hot water drips can cost you $25 per month! […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Next Project Edition

Now that my book is finished, I’ve decided to embark on another big time-consuming project, but this one is a little different. I’m a big fan of online banks. I think they’re an incredibly powerful tool for helping you with your personal savings. […]

Are Americans Experiencing Frugality Fatigue?

By Sierra Black A recent post in Sharon Astyk's lovely sustainability blog mentions the idea that Americans are suffering from "frugality fatigue." After a year of tightened belts and tighter fists, we're reaching for our wallets again and returning to our bad old ways. Or so the theory goes. On the one hand, the idea seems laughable. […]

Reviewing Our Electricity Utility Supplier

Every year around this time, my electricity supplier sends me a notice about renewing our electricity supply agreement. Last year, I ignored it because the pricing was competitive and it automatically renews for a year. […]

Should Target Date Funds Be Standardized?

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) is setting up a new division to oversee new financial products, and this group is starting with target date funds. These are mutual funds usually taking the form of baskets of other mutual funds, designed to target a certain year of retirement. […]

Ask the Readers: What Do You Do for Frugal Fun?

I used to wonder why my colleagues’ blogs became strangely silent when they were working on their books. Haha. I don’t wonder anymore. Writing a book is an all-consuming process that’s difficult to describe. I’m thankful I recruited April and Baker as staff writers before I began working on my own book. Progress on Your Money: The Missing Manual actually ground to a halt this week. […]

Marrying Your Financial Opposite

Here's a piece from MSN Money that says most people marry their financial opposite. They break the situation down as follows: Most people say their ideal mate would be someone whose money style is similar to their own. Despite this preference, people tend to marry their financial opposite. […]

I Will Teach You To Be Rich Boot Camp: Improve Your Financial IQ

Update: Registration for the boot camp is now closed. Did you love the book “I Will Teach You To Be Rich”? Even if you haven’t had a chance to read it, I’m hoping that you’ll find this post helpful. This is a time sensitive post and you’ll know why in a second. You may have noticed the new prominent banner I have on my sidebar, advertising the first of its kind personal finance boot camp. […]

Weekly Roundup – Disney Shanghai Edition

I just ran across an interesting article about Disney receiving the go-ahead from China’s central government to build a new theme park in Shanghai. Current estimates are that the new park will cost close to $4B and will open in five to six years. […]

How to Buy a Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

It’s that time of year when the days are shorter, the night falls sooner, and we drive home from work in the dark. Bummer. But there’s no need to be in the dark about dinner when you get home. There is a bright light (and a warm meal) waiting for you if you know how to flip the slow cooker switch. […]

I Will Teach You To Be Rich 6-Week Boot Camp

When Ramit approached me about writing about his new I Will Teach You To Be Rich Boot Camp, I was a little hesitant. I was hesitant because I didn’t really know much about him, despite writing a few pages in his New York Times bestselling book I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and I didn’t know if it would really be worth it. I think the way he structured it almost ensures it’ll work. […]

Personal Finance Books that Make Great Gifts

In April 2008 I wrote a post titled Personal Finance Books that Can Change Your Life. It was a summary of new books out that MSN Money thought could change your life if you read them. […]

Some Questions About My Upcoming Book

As I announced on Twitter a few days ago, I recently turned in the manuscript for my upcoming second book. […]

Quick Survey: What Drives Your Trading Decisions?

This is a guest article by Scott Treadwell, a long-time Consumerism Commentary reader and graduate student at the University of New Hampshire. Scott is studying finance and is conducting a study in behavioral finance. […]

Car Care Maintenance Myths

Consumer Reports lists care-care maintenance myths (along with the truth about them) as follows: Myth: Engine oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. Reality: Stick to the service intervals in your car's owner's manual. Myth: Inflate tires to the pressure shown on the tire's sidewall. […]