5 Seasonal Part-Time Job Ideas for the Holidays

With the holiday season just around the corner, many consumers are trying to figure out how they can earn a little extra money. […]

How I Get Things Done

Yesterday, I answered a question in the Reader Mailbag describing how I manage several to-do lists at once. […]

Use a Credit Card Responsibly to Earn Rewards While Shopping

Credit cards get a bad rap, although it is justified. Credit cards can pose a danger to your personal finances if you use them irresponsibly. Unfortunately, this is all too easy to do and it’s why credit card debt is such a problem in this country. […]

Go Vote!

Remember to vote today… ten folks in Dixville Notch voted and it was the first tie ever at five votes a piece. Get your sticker today and then tell us how it went! (even if you were smart voted early…) Go Vote! from personal finance blog Bargaineering.com. The post Go Vote! appeared first on Bargaineering. […]

Lessons from a master

I have been re-watching the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” for the past couple of months. I’ve seen it at least 10 times, probably more, while writing drafts for this article. I’ve watched it alone, with my wife, with friends, and I don’t tire of it; I’ve recommended it to everyone I know, and now I’m wholeheartedly recommending it to you. […]

Best Money Tips: Bringing Home Baby Without Breaking the Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on bringing home baby without breaking the budget, going to the movies for cheap, and veterans day free meals. Top 5 Articles Bringing Home Baby (Without Breaking the Budget) — Don't let the hospital overcharge you for things like mouthwash or shampoo when you go in to deliver your baby. Bring your own! […]

How Inconvenience Helped Me Save Money

I live in a rural area where a family grocery store, two pizza shops, a Chinese restaurant, a Dollar Store, and one gas station/convenience store are our only retail establishments. […]

Honesty Really Is the Best Policy, Especially at Work

Admit it — sometimes you’re a little bit jealous of the super-rich. You know who we’re talking about — those guys with jets and luxury yachts and villas in the Mediterranean; who (we imagine) fiendishly rub their hands together as they hang $6,000 shower curtains, wash themselves with liquid gold, and pat themselves dry with crisp $100 bills. […]

How My Hoarder Family Saved Christmas

Hoarding runs in my family. The only reason why most of our homes don’t reflect the OCD chaos of our brains is because we manage our belongings with the ferocity that most people reserve for calorie counting and fantasy football leagues. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Earn Extra Income?

Nowadays, it seems like most people have an alternate source of income. Whether they sell their artwork, teach their hobby to people who want to learn it, or hold down a part time job, having an extra source of income helps people get out of debt, stay out of debt, and save more money! How do you earn extra income? A part time job? Teaching your favorite hobby to others? Selling your crafts? […]

Combining Multiple Savings Offers to Maximize Savings

A week or so after I asked whether or not Menard's was a good place to get home improvement products. I was able to make a very sweet deal there that offered multiple levels of savings. […]

Buy discounted gift cards with CouponTrade

Some people think that giving someone a gift card is a cop-out to giving them a “real” gift because it isn’t personal and shows lack of thought. I’m not only happy to receive gift cards, I’m happy to receive them as well. When I give them, I’m even happier to be able to buy them at a discount.  Costco sells a few packages of gift cards here and there but it’s only for a few retailers, and some of […]

Six Ways to Save Money and Have More Fun at the Holidays

It’s hard to believe, but I’ve already seen a few holiday ads, and Halloween has barely passed! But with Christmas less than two months away, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. In that spirit, here are a half dozen tips to save money at the holidays. If you think about these things now, you’ll have a much happier bank account when January rolls around. 1. […]

Treasury Confirms November 2012 Series I Savings Bond Rate

Not long ago, I wrote about the likely rates for Series I Savings Bonds starting in May 2012. At the time it appeared that the variable (inflation) portion of the rate would wind up being 1.76%. While the fixed portion was unknown, it seemed likely that it would remain at 0%. Well, the Treasury has since confirmed this. […]

Wait on Purchases Until Sales Appear (309/365)

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. My son’s seventh birthday is coming up very soon. For most of the year, he has only asked for one thing – a Nintendo 3DS. […]

Holiday Price Match Policies of Target, Walmart and Best Buy

Looking to save both time and money this holiday season? (I know, who isn’t?) If you are in the habit of searching the ads every week and then stopping by several stores to buy the best deals for the kids’ presents, think again. Keep searching the ads, but then use the power of price matching to simplify your life. […]

5 Tips for Using Mobile Coupons

Coupon clipping has long been hailed as the cornerstone of frugal living. While I’m not a big fan of coupons, I know that many people use them to save money. And, with the right strategies, the savings from using coupons can really add up over time. Some of those coupon clipping strategies are time consuming, though. That’s why some people are embracing mobile coupons. No more clipping. […]

Are Class-Action Lawsuits Good for Consumers?

Over the past few days, thousands of Bank of America customers have begun noticing unexpected credits in their checking account transaction activity. […]

A High Yield Savings Option (With Some Strings Attached)

Earlier today I ran across a rather attractive option for bumping up you savings account interest rate. It requires jumping through a few hoops, but if you’re willing to do the work, you can snag a 6% interest rate. Here’s how it works: The “Mango Prepaid Card” (basically a prepaid MasterCard debit card; link) comes with an attached savings account that’s paying 6% APY. […]

Free Quicken Home and Business Giveaway

If you've read Free Money Finance for more than five minutes, you know that I love, love, love Quicken. I have used it for 15 years or so to track every single penny I've earned, spent, invested and so on. […]