Suze Orman Jumps Aboard the “Pay With Cash” Bandwagon

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently listed the Top 10 Money Movies of the Decade. For years now, Dave Ramsey has recommended ditching credit cards and paying with cash. […]

Stacy talks about new book, “Life or Debt 2010″.

This is an interview I did for Simon and Schuster regarding my new book, Life or Debt 2010, scheduled for release in January. If you’re ready to pay off every debt you have, please: pre-order Life or Debt 2010 Read more ...Subscribe to our newsletterLike this article? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for our newest stories, money saving tips, deals and coupons. Click here to sign up now. […]

Stars Who Have Lost Fortunes

Here's a list of stars who have lost fortunes. Or, in other words, people who have earned a ton of money, spent all of it and more, and are now in financial trouble. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Dec 7

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. […]

Move over, notaphily: It’s plastiphily

Notaphily (pronounced no-TAH-fuh-lee) is the collecting of bank notes.  Related terms are philately (stamp collecting) and scripophily (old stock and bond collecting). After writing my post yesterday on gift cards vs. […]

Investing Like Peter Lynch: Strategies For Picking Stocks

We often publish different investing philosophies espoused by guest writers. What follows is yet another argument for stock picking. This time, we bring to you a guest post by Joel Reese, from the stock investment site called, where you can learn how the stock market works. […]

17 Common Investing Pitfalls and Their Remedies

The following is an excerpt from The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life and lists 17 common investing pitfalls and their remedies. 1. Not having a master plan informed by expert information and knowledge. Rx: Design your own plan. Be sure you and your system are a comfortable fit. […]

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

I can’t tell you how often I’m contacted by readers who tell me the story of their lives, then ask the big question: how much life insurance do I need? I’ll hear from twenty four year old single women and forty year old men with a wife and three children. I’ll hear from people with almost nothing and people with hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank. […]

Consumer Debt Continues to Decline

Note: The following article is posted courtesy of our friends at Data released this week by the Federal Reserve shows that the consumer debt continues to decline.  The Federal Reserve Consumer Credit report reveals that credit card debt  fell in October for the 13th cons Read more ...Subscribe to our newsletterLike this article? […]

6 Ways to Use Technology to Upgrade Your Career

By Greg Go This article is Wise Bread's contribution to Life Scoop, where ordinary people learn how to make surprising things happen with technology. The Internet is a boon for doing all kinds of things -- including getting a better job and/or getting paid more at your current job. Technology helps us stay connected, learn something new, and make new connections quickly and efficiently. […]

Why Dividends Stocks Rock

If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. . . . The world will be yours and everything in it, what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son. That’s a famous line from Rudyard Kipling’s If and if you followed that advice the last year (the first part anyway), especially in the stock market, you would’ve done very well and kept a few gray hairs at bay. […]

Investing Mistakes We Make

The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times lists investing mistakes many people make as follows: Waiting to begin [investing]. Not diversifying. Raiding a retirement account. Trading too much. Buying the next hot thing. Ignoring Uncle Sam (taxes). My thoughts on these: 1. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 12/10/09

By Lynn Truong Have you picked up Wise Bread's 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget yet? […]

6 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Ground Beef

By Steve Klingaman Do you feel lucky? That was pretty much the takeaway from a recent, chilling New York Times article about E. coli and ground beef. […]

Way to Save #145: Reuse Plastic

Plastic has a half-life of a million years. Wash and reuse plastic food storage bags. […]

The Best Career Advice: Do Stuff

Yesterday, I read a really interesting article about career choices on Charlie Hoehn’s blog. A quick excerpt: I haven’t really talked about this before, but I’ve failed more times than I can remember. […]

Fine Art Makes Fine Gifts

By Sierra Black Growing up, I always viewed original artwork as something other people had. Rich people. I’ve never been an art geek, but I’m starting to hit that point in my life where I’d like some nice things to hang on my walls. […]

Harvesting Stock Gains: 0% Capital Gains Tax

In the December special issue of Kiplinger’s magazine, Mary Beth Franklin put together a list of tax moves that can save you big money. Normally, these tax moves are the same from year the year. Her list has a few old standbys that are also on Kay Bell’s list of year end tax moves like giving to charity and checking your tax withholding. […]

A Brief Guide to Holiday Tipping

I’m getting more requests this year for holiday tipping info than ever before. For example, Nina wrote: “Can you provide some guidelines for Holiday Tipping Etiquette for the holiday season? I’m at a complete loss…” To be honest, I don’t know much about holiday tipping. It’s not something I was raised with. […]

Persistence Pays Off

This article is presented by Kelly Whalen, Consumerism Commentary staff writer. As consumers we often face situations that are both expensive and frustrating. […]