6 Attitudes That Breed Financial Failure

Financial success or failure is often the result of attitudes — both conscious and unconscious — that affect our behavior. No amount of budgeting and self-control can help us when we’re up against ingrained ideas about money management, spending, and debt. If you’re having a tough time shifting your financial behavior, maybe it’s time to change your mind about money. […]

Best Money Tips: Take Advantage of Happy Hour

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on taking advantage of happy hour, reasons to update your resume regularly, and improving your credit score. Top 5 Articles 5 Tips to Help You Take Advantage of Happy Hour — When looking for a happy hour, look for a venue that offers live entertainment and 2 for 1 drink specials. […]

8 Ways to Save Big on Rent

You probably spend more per month on rent than anything else. So why pay more than you have to? Here are eight easy ways to lower the cost. […]

15 Ways to Stop the Hiccups

Everybody — and I do mean everybody — has the perfect way to stop the hiccups. And even though we’ve heard these remedies all our lives, every once in a while we get a new one. My personal favorite is to hold my breath while I hold my tongue until the hiccups go away. Yes, it looks stupid in public, but I swear by it because it works every time. […]

More Kids Answer Money Questions

When I posted My Kids Answer Money Questions, I asked FMF readers to ask their kids the same questions and send me the responses. A few did and I want to share those with you today.The first is from a 12-year-old girl. […]

What Your Loose Change is Really Worth

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 Elizabeth Falwell. […]

Cut Back on Hobbies That Constantly Require Buying More Stuff (170/365)

When I was in college, I went through a long period where I avidly played Magic: the Gathering. For those unaware, Magic is a card game where a player (if they want to compete in tournaments) has to regularly supplement his collection of cards by buying new cards. […]

How to Save Money on Kids’ Extracurricular Activities

Most kids today are involved in at least one extracurricular activity, if not more. All of these activities can add up both in terms of family finances and your time as a parent. However, if you have more time than money, you may find that you can negotiate the cost of your children’s extracurricular activities. Try some of these tips: Check out the low cost option first. […]

Reader Profile: SR

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. […]

100 Ways to Save on Electricity

Looking for ways to save money on your electric bill this summer? Short of cutting all power to your home, there is no one single way to drastically cut your bill so you’re going to need to combine a series of small actions to see some big savings. […]

I’m Not Covered? Five Ways to Trigger Nasty Insurance Surprises

Saving money on car insurance or home insurance is one of the most gratifying ways to cut expenses. After all, it’s not like dropping cable or eating out less. If all goes well, you save money and it doesn’t even feel like penny-pinching. […]

5 Tips to Help You Take Advantage of Happy Hour

What’s there not to love about Happy Hour?  It gives you a chance to wind down after work, sample food from area restaurants, and enjoy discounted drinks ranging from bottled beer to cocktails.  Despite what you may think, not all Happy Hours are created equally.  In order to fully appreciate and enjoy this type of promotion, you need to keep a few things in mind to be sure you’re really getting a […]

Best Feature of a 401(k) Plan: Employer Contribution

A Reddit user recently posed this question to her fellow community members: Right now my fiancé and I have 2 student loans, 2 vehicle loans, small credit card debt, and a mortgage. We want to start the snowball debt payment method and want to apply a little more income to accelerate the process. My company contributes 10% to my 401k regardless of what I contribute. […]

What You Give Up for Change

Recently, I was reading a wonderful memoir by Rich Roll entitled Finding Ultra, in which he discusses training for triathlons in his early forties after living a relatively sedentary life up to that point. At one point, he discusses how he almost broke down and gave up after falling off of his bicycle and breaking a pedal during one triathlon. […]

Dine with Warren Buffett for Only $3,456,789

Every year, Warren Buffett auctions off lunch with him at Smith & Wollensky, a steakhouse in midtown Manhattan, and every year the auction gets a ton of attention. Even through the recession, the auction fetched in the seven figures. […]

Survival Techniques for the Barely Insured

This post is from staff writer Tim Sullivan. If you’re anything like me, you’re barely insured. I don’t work for a company that offers benefits and so I’ve had to shop for individual insurance. Setting aside what a headache that was, I’ve ended up with catastrophic insurance. This means that if I step off a curb wrong and break every bone in my leg, I won’t be in totally ruined. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Gamble?

Chances are you've gone to a casino and played the slots or poker. Or maybe you've purchased a lottery ticket when the jackpot has been worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Most people have gambled at least once or twice in their lives. Some people only gamble when they head to Vegas or go on vacation to a destination with a casino. […]

Do You Really Want to Be Rich?

Here’s a statistic for you — according to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 57% of people over the age of 18 play the lottery in a given year. […]

20 Creative and Cost-Effective Cucumber Recipes

Cucumber recipes, like rhubarb recipes, play a large part in the summer menus of many families. They grow prevalently in home gardens, provide a fresh addition to dinner plates, and can even be used for basic skin care. These twenty cost-effective cucumber recipes represent my list of favorites. (See also: 5 Ways to Preserve Zucchini) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Non-Traditional Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on non-traditional ways to cut your grocery bill, creative ways to save money, and money issues that sabotage your relationship. Top 5 Articles Non-Traditional Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill — To reduce your grocery bill, shop your pantry before you head to the grocery store. […]