Financial Security for Unmarried Couples

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and raising children at Childwild.com. Money is one of the biggest issues couples fight about. It’s also one of the most important areas for clear communication. […]

5 Affordable, Eco-Friendly Easter Ideas

Looking for ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Easter this year? Easter ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s finding ones that won’t wreak havoc on the environment that’s the problem. […]

Best Money Tips: Improve Your Conversation Skills

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to improve your conversation skills, how a shutdown can hurt you, and 5 tax rip-offs. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Improve Your Conversation Skills — Improve your conversation skills by noticing details. […]

Making Progress: The Missing Link Between Management and Employees

I'm always looking for what motivates people to do good work, because I think that it can make us all happier in the workplace. A recent Harvard Business Review worker-motivation survey came up with some great insights. The study asked 600 managers from varying industries what they thought motivated their workers the most. […]

Reader Profile: LotharBot

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

Save thousands on dental care just by brushing your teeth correctly

Most everyone knows that regular brushing and flossing helps to prevent cavities and more expensive restorations.  Ounce of prevention and all that.  There are so many benefits to having a healthy set of teeth that it’s difficult to argue against brushing. But here’s a different question.  Do you know how to brush your teeth correctly?  Doing this routine the right way could mean the difference be […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/7, 12pm Pacific for 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: How to keep track of your money. April is Financial Literacy Month! […]

Credit Sesame Sweepstakes: Win A $250 Cash Prize For Referrals

I’d like to share a few announcements about Credit Sesame, which offers a free credit management tool for those who want to get a good hard look at their debt and credit. They are based here in the SF Bay Area, so I keep pretty close tabs on them and have had the privilege of [...]Credit Sesame Sweepstakes: Win A $250 Cash Prize For Referrals […]

Personal Finance and the Idea of Freedom

“Financial freedom” is a concept that’s constantly bandied about among personal finance writers and presenters. I think it’s mostly used because it sounds good: freedom implies some sort of escape from oppression, and applying that sentiment to personal finance creates a picture of a future where you’re not beholden to creditors or lenders or your boss. What does it really mean, though? […]

Multiple Accounts: An Essential Wealth Management Tool

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. To build real wealth, you need specific wealth management tools. One of these is opening the right accounts and using them correctly. […]

Do You Know About Bargaineering Bucks?

Every so often I like to remind new visitors and commenters that we have a pretty sweet rewards system here at Bargaineering, this is one of those reminders. I call them Bargaineering Bucks and they’re worth absolutely nothing in terms of real money but they can be used to bid on items in the Bargaineering Bucks auction store. You can register here to start earning bucks today. […]

Beware Tax Scams

As tax season continues, you are likely to find at least one tax scam. Indeed, tax scams are common this time of year, since many unscrupulous types are looking for ways to make a quick buck. […]

Discover More Card Review

Twenty years ago, Discover was considered the joke of the credit card world. Discover cards weren’t accepted anywhere, and people who owned a Discover card were sometimes embarrassed to take it out of their wallets. […]

The Ever-Present "Weakness" Question

There are basically two answers to the perennial "what's your greatest weakness?" interview question: 1. You state a "weakness" that's really a strength (or something employers would like to hear). In other words, you really don't admit to a weakness. Examples: "I'm too driven and always want to deliver great results no matter what the project is." "I work too much. […]

April is National Financial Literacy Month

Did you know that April is National Financial Literacy Month? That’s right, there’s a whole month dedicated to increasing financial literacy. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Netflix Edition

Earlier this week, I made an offhand reference to the fact that my wife and I have watched several entire sci-fi series on Netflix streaming at a roughly three-episodes-a-week pace. Several readers wrote in and asked for what series we had watched, so I thought I’d give you a brief rundown of the series we’ve watched while being Netflix streaming subscribers. […]

Thoughts on Tipping – Pardon the Rant

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a good rant, so here goes… We’re currently on vacation and we went out for lunch yesterday. When the bill came, they had a handy little tipping guide at the bottom of the receipt. […]

Working With a Financial Adviser: Selecting the Right Planner

This is a series on finding, selecting, and working with financial advisers or planners. Recently, I evaluated the types of financial professionals and described the various professional certifications to help readers start on the right track. […]

5 Ways to Stimulate the Economy with Your Tax Refund

Normally, it’s not that exciting when you’re average… unless you’re talking about tax refunds. The average tax refund this year will probably settle in at over three thousand bucks. […]

All About Asset Location: How to Make the Most of Your Accounts

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He also has a newly reinvigorated blog, and you can have your day interrupted once or twice by his Twittering. Robert contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. […]