25 Signs That You've Been at the Same Job Too Long

We live in an age of short attention spans, low patience, instant gratification, and unrealistic expectations. Duration of employment is at an all-time low, and most of us don't make it past the two-year mark, on average. That being said, we've surely been around the guy or gal who has simply just been around too long. […]

85 Easy, Frugal Halloween Costume Ideas

I'm not crafty, but I know a good costume idea when I see one. That's why I was overwhelmed with the number of high-quality, affordable DIY costume ideas for adults, kids, and even pets available online and in some of my favorite magazines. Check out these links to some excellent tutorials. […]

Followup – What’s in a (Brand) Name?

Manufacturers of brand-name grocery store items are getting concerned about competition from store brands – with good reason. […]

How To Cope With the Financial Challenges Of Having A New Baby

A new baby turns a family’s world upside. But in a good way. There is so much joy in a new life but if you’ve ever had a baby before, there is just no way to fully grasp the enormity of the life changes that accompany the event. Outside of the emotional, physical, and mental aspects of a new parent’s life, the financial end of having a new baby can also be life-changing. […]

How to Stop a Baby From Crying

Being a baby sucks: all you do is eat, sleep, poop, and watch helplessly as someone changes your diaper over and over again. How humiliating. So it's understandable that a baby would scream its head off whenever it gets tired, hungry, or bored. Doctors and friends (and everyone else with an opinion) all say that "the baby needs to cry," but […]

Execution, Not Ideas, is Key. Duh!

My wife was all excited when she came to me with a business idea. She happily explained the ins and outs of it, when I said "Great! Now go start the site." "Wait," she interrupted. "I was expecting you to turn this awesome idea into reality..." I'm well-versed in this type of conversation now, actually. […]

What’s Bullion?

So a few weeks ago I wrote about bearer bonds because I’d heard of them in movies and thought they were, besides insanely protected works of art, the thing to steal if you were going to steal anything. […]

How to Use a Commitment Contract to Change Your Habits

This is a guest post from Pop at Pop Economics, a great new blog about investing, personal finance, economics, and more. It’s now 9pm on August 30th. I’ll finish this guest post by 11:59pm on August 31. I know this, because if I don’t, I’ll lose $1,000. Call it an incentive. I’ve written about behavioral economics over at Pop Economics for three-quarters of a year now. […]

Marriage and Money: Is Your House Divided?

If you and your spouse (or partner) define “frugality” differently, it could lead to major problems in your relationship. For example, you might think that going to Quicky Mart for a frozen yogurt is a nice little treat. But if your “other half” thinks it’s a lavish and extravagant waste of money, then you’ve got problems. […]

Creating A Richer Life While Living On A Tight Budget

The following is a guest post by blogger Richard Adams from Debt Assistance Guru. Many readers of this blog will be familiar with the idea of living on a budget. […]

Stretching a Dollar During Unemployment

The recession may be officially over, but that doesn’t mean everyone has seen a personal financial recovery. The rate of unemployment, always the last piece of the economy to improve after a recession, is still high. A friend of mine who was laid off during the financial upheaval finally reached his 99th week of unemployment and no longer receives benefits. […]

Age Discrimination In The Workplace

Just like with anything else, unemployment seems to be particularly cruel to certain demographic groups — in particular, to those who find themselves at the extreme ends of the age spectrum. That is, the younger and older folks get the short end of the stick when our economy goes through the wringer as it just did. The recovery will be slowest for job seekers on the fringes. […]

HealthMonth, Your Month

Recently, a good friend of mine convinced me to sign up for HealthMonth, a website that aims to turn the self-motivation needed to improve one’s health into a fun game (you can see my HealthMonth profile and goals). […]

Toileting and Retirement, Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance? Part 1

The following is an excerpt from 20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now. This is part one in a series about long-term care insurance. "Toileting” is not a term you’d expect to find in a retirement-planning book like this. However, it is a term that describes what many retirees, their families, and caregivers must face every day. […]

4 High-Tech Weapons for the War Against Germs

Eww! It’s germ season, and as kids go back to school and adults head into work, all kinds of illnesses are being introduced into the air around us. […]

ATMs Dispensing Gold Bars in USA

Earlier this year, you probably read about the ATM in Dubai that dispenses gold bars and laughed at its excess. […]

Riding the Wheel of Debt

The following is a guest post from MasterPo. Recently MasterPo had an insightful (and rather unsettling) conversation. The other person, a woman in her early 40’s, said she has $50,000 in credit card debt. Like most credit card debtors she’s paying very high interest which causes less and less of the minimum payment to be applied to principle. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on 09/30, 4pm CDT for a Chance to Win Prizes

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-at-400-cdt-for-a-chance-to-win-prize... twitter-logo2_0_0.jpg Welcome to the Wise Bread weekly tweet chat! This week we're celebrating National Family Game Night with Hasbro! […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Family Nervousness Edition

A cousin of mine that I care for very much is coming to visit for several days next week, with her two sons in tow. She’s someone that I cherished when I was younger, but over the last fifteen years or so, we simply were out of touch with one another. […]

Government to Start Selling Off AIG

AIG, the giant global insurance company bailed out by taxpayers during the heat of a financial crisis, still owes the United States government over $100 billion. Part of the bail-out agreement involved the government receiving preferred shares in the company, becoming a significant owner.According to the news today, the company wants to start paying back this remaining balance next year. […]