Marriage and Wealth

In the book The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times, author Jean Chatzky lists some interesting information from a 2006 study published in the Journal of Sociology as follows: Married individuals had nest eggs 93 percent larger than single or divorced folks. […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 12/22/09

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Getting Out of Debt: Make That New Year’s Resolution Work

Along with losing weight, getting out of debt is the most popular New Year’s resolutions in the United States. In general, this resolution like all others tend to be forgotten within weeks. If you resolve to getting out of debt this coming year, here are some ideas for not losing sight of that goal. Don’t focus on zero debt, focus on financial freedom. […]

7 Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Productivity in the New Year

By Linsey Knerl This article is Wise Bread's contribution to Life Scoop, where ordinary people learn how to make surprising things happen with technology. We all want to work better, faster, and smarter. Thanks to the ever-changing tech landscape — we can! We’ve highlighted some of the best tools available to help you make a good impression and meet your goals in 2010. […]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas For the Financially Challenged

There’s nothing like waiting until the last minute to do your holiday shopping.  Holding out for the sale of the century often results in you having to rush around like a mad man (or woman!) to find the most sought after gift items of the season.  Adding overnight shipping charges or driving to thirteen different retailers isn’t the best way to be economical.  Here are a few last minute holiday gi […]

Spending Choices and Deeper Psychology

Christmas has always been a challenging time of the year for me. During various years, within a week or two on either side of Christmas, my grandfather (who I cherished) died of cancer, a great uncle that I was very close to also died of cancer, and one of my cousins who was exactly the same age as me committed suicide. The Christmas season is thus bittersweet for me. […]

Gifts That Avoid Both Extra “Stuff” And Clichés

There comes in a time in a person’s life when they have everything they need. While not necessarily rich, the house is well-furnished and they’re not hurting for clothes. […]

Where Dividend Stocks Fit in Your Portfolio

“The only thing that gives me pleasure is to see my dividend coming in.” –John D. Rockefeller. I’ve been taking a look at dividend stocks lately, if recent post about how dividend stocks rock is any indication, because of how dividends are taxed. […]

Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous…on Lease

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Most of us, at one time or another, have seen a photo of a celebrity with an “it” bag, even if just in tabloids at the supermarket check-out. Most of the time they are over-sized totes, logo prominently displayed, on the arm of an actress or pop star. […]

Get Focused on Your Finances

It’s easy to complain when you don’t reach your goals, but it takes real commitment to figure out what you can do to improve your situation – and then to act on it. […]

Gift Giving at Work

Here's a piece from the Wall Street Journal that suggests we all need to give gifts wisely at work during the holiday season. Two examples of what they say does not work are: A Victoria's Secret gift card for the cute gal who works in the neighboring cubicle. A dictionary for the new co-worker whose misspellings on email you've had to correct. […]

Become Debt Free Faster With The Lending Club DebtBuster Challenge

Become debt free by making a commitment. Lending Club’s DebtBuster Challenge encourages you to pay off your debt quickly plus you’ll get free gifts in the process! In the thick of the holiday season, I am seeing myself part with my cash faster than I normally would during any other month. The festivities have a way of making us feel more generous and lighter in the wallet. […]

Customer Service Done Right by Trader Joe’s

It’s been awhile since I’ve highlighted worthwhile customer service stories. Here’s a decent customer service done-right story straight from today’s Reddit front page: Trader Joe’s did something awesome! My mom is very worried about my grandfather, age 89. He’s a retired engineer and a navy officer of WWII who lives on his own in an apartment complex. […]

Your Turn! How to Share Your Financial Stories with GRS Readers

The always-opinionated Tyler K. wrote this morning expressing something I’ve actually been thinking about myself. He said: I wish more people would write about things they’re actually doing. […]

Reminder for Money Bloggers

Six spots left in my March Money Madness competition -- first come, first in -- going fast... […]

AmEx Blue Cash Rewards Performance

The anniversary date on our AmEx Blue Cash rewards card is in December. That means that the rewards that we’ve accrued throughout the year will be paid out this month. […]

How Much Is Fuel Efficiency Really Worth?

Jim writes in with an interesting question: I’m in the market for a late model used car. I’ve narrowed my desired model down to a handful of choices, each with different gas mileage data. How can you really figure out how much fuel efficiency is worth in terms of dollars and cents? I know how to do the basic math, but it seems artificial. […]

PenFed Visa: Best 5% Cash Back Rewards on Gas Credit Card

Years ago, when both credit and champagne flowed freely down Wall Street, the fabled 5% cash back reward credit card freely frolicked among elm and oak trees of Central Park. Nowadays, finding a decent 5% cash back reward credit card is rarer than seeing a unicorn… but today I saw one. […]

Best Deals for Monday 12/21/09

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