20 Tasty Garam Masala Recipes

Garam masala is a spice mix that’s well-known to long-time fans of homemade Indian food. Since I began researching ways to prepare Indian cuisine over the past few years, I’ve come to realize just how many other ways this seasoning can be used to take even the simplest of foods to the next level of yum. Here are twenty tantalizing tips for using garam masala in your own kitchen. […]

Best Money Tips: How Car Owners Can Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how car owners can save money, surviving a trip to IKEA, and credit card charges you didn't see coming. Top 5 Articles Money-Saving Tips: How Car Owners Can Save Money and Stick to a Budget — Car owners can save money while sticking to a budget by paying off their car loan faster. […]

Reader Profile: AW

The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/28, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Frugal 4th of July Parties! Share tips on saving money on food, entertainment, and decorations when throwing a 4th of July bash! […]

Start a Natural Collection (178/365)

When we were recently vacationing in South Dakota and Wyoming, Sarah and I spent a lot of time looking at rocks. We would walk along trails and stop along the roadside just to look for interesting rocks. We found a few with deep red hues and we also picked up a gorgeous piece of rose quartz. (Don’t worry, we didn’t pick up any rocks in state or national parks or other restricted areas. […]

The Value of Human Capital

For the next week (or two), we’ll be sharing “audition” pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. Pay attention, give feedback, and after a couple of weeks we’ll ask which writers you prefer. This article is from Will Crosswell, who says he’s a young guy who’s made some dumb moves financially. […]

Finding the Best Business Bank Account

A reader named Paul recently wrote in asking for recommendations for a good business checking account. He’s been dealing with Chase, which has recently instituted a $20 monthly fee for accounts with balances below $7500. Ouch! My personal experience has been with a “Business Economy Checking Account” from Bank of America, which pays zero interest and has a $3k minimum to avoid a $15 monthly fee. […]

American Express Shop Small Free $10 Statement Credit

American Express has really made a huge push for small business with a variety of statement credits for using your American Express card at small businesses. The latest one I knew about, and took advantage of, involved Foursquare and syncing an AMEX card. […]

Soccer Earnings Update

As many of you know, my son and I are soccer referees. Now that the season is over, I thought I'd detail our spring earnings as well as give a general update on our efforts. […]

Could You Get By Without One of Your Cars?

One of the expenses common to many American households is the car. In fact, many households have more than one car. We have two cars, and we’d be hard-pressed to live without both of them, mainly because of the activities that we do, and where we live. Getting rid of a car would save quite a bit, however. […]

Best Mark Interco Mystery Shopping Scam

Somehow, my name and address found its way on a list of potential suckers. Some company out there thought I would be gullible, falling for an obvious financial scam. A few days ago, I received a letter and check for almost $3,000 in the mail. I wasn’t expecting this delivery, so my suspicions were high by the time I looked at the letter. […]

Tips for Using Pinterest to Promote Your Business

Promoting Your Business on Pinterest If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, you should be.  The social media photo sharing site is taking the world by storm.  In fact, it is one the fastest growing social services.  With 3.3 million users, it’s a great place for you to promote your business. Here’s how it works.  Users are able to “pin” items that interest them.  This includes products from your w […]

Post Office Auctions at Mail Recovery Centers

Whenever I send packages through the mail, I usually use the United States Postal Service. If you’ve ever won a book in our Bargaineering auctions, I probably shipped it using the USPS Media Mail service. It’s, by far, the cheapest way to go for mailing media, like heavy books, and it’s fairly reliable. […]

The Benihana Effect: Lifestyle Inflation in Action

Although it seems strange to be noting this in a header, this article is from J.D. Roth, founder and editor of Get Rich Slowly. There are still plenty of staff writer auditions remaining, but I wanted to post this while it’s still timely. Kris turned 42 yesterday. And as we’ve done for 24 consecutive years now, we celebrated her birthday at the Japanese restaurant Benihana. […]

5 Tactics for Relieving Work-Related Stress

While money concerns usually top work stress, time spent in the cubicle and on the clock has a way of grinding away at even the most well-balanced person's gears. […]

Frugal Vacations the Entire Family Will Love

I dream of the day I can travel Europe with just my husband by my side; until that time, however, I have learned to enjoy the wonder and improvisation that comes when I vacation with the entire family (all five kids!). Here are some of the more affordable options we’ve been delighted to experience over the years. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save at a Restaurant

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save at a restaurant, going green and saving big, and refusing a promotion. Top 5 Articles 8 Ways to Save at a Restaurant — Next time you eat at a restaurant, have drinks or dessert at home to save money. […]

Chore Time: Allowances for Adults

The concept of an allowance has been around for decades, usually as a means to motivate kids to do their chores without complaining or forgetting altogether. Although allowances are commonly used for children, they can also be applied to adults. (See also: Five "Jobs" for Children) “Pay Yourself First” As the old adage goes, you need to pay yourself first. […]

The 52 Best Money Saving Tips, Ideas #25 through #21

Each week, you can do something to improve your finances for the long haul. We’ve been counting down the 52 best money saving tips, starting with the small stuff and moving on up to the big stuff. While not everything on this list will apply to you, chances are that most will. So far, I’ve provided tips that will save you thousands of dollars every single year. […]