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Best Money Tips: Tax Day Freebies

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you some tax-time freebies to enjoy, the best and worst brands in vanilla ice cream, and two cool ways to keep your snack foods fresh! Top 5 Articles Tax Day Freebies — We love this list of goodies you can get tomorrow (April 15) for absolutely nothing! […]

Final Reminder: The Get Rich Slowly Video Contest Ends April 15th!

If you have a great money tip or financial success story, you have one more day to enter the Get Rich Slowly video contest! With only 33 entries so far, you have a good chance to win a prize. To enter, just submit a 2-minute video by midnight (Pacific time) tomorrow. It’s great to see all of the hard work you folks are putting into this. And everyone has a different approach. […]

Announcing My Upcoming Book – The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams

As many of you know, over the last year, I’ve been writing a book outlining the specific details of how exactly I went from being tens of thousands of dollars in debt and working at a job that caused me to miss my family and made me long for the career I wanted to doing exactly what I wanted to do: writing, spending a ton of time with my children, and living without the anvil of debt hanging aroun […]

How to Verify a Personal Check

Have you ever been given a check that just doesn’t sit right with you? Isn’t it unfair that your bank will charge you an exhorbitant fee when you deposit someone else’s bad check? However, sometimes you still need to take the risk by accepting as many forms of payment as possible, especially if you’re a business, and there are things you can do to protect yourself. […]

Overtaxed Homeowners Fighting Back

Here's a piece from MSNBC that talks about people appealing their real estate taxes because they are too high compared to current home valuations. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Edition

Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting a lot with my personal website, Should it just be a puff piece that promotes me? Should I have some long essays or short stories on there? […]

Don’t Treat Your 401(k) Like a Savings Account

As a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and someone who deals specifically with retirement issues I spend a lot of time helping participants with their retirement plans. One of the most common reasons participants would meet with me is because they say need money and they are looking to take it out of their retirement plan. […]

10 Ways to Save Time by Spending Time

Just like the adage you have to spend money to make money, it’s just as true that sometimes you have to spend time to save time. But when do we know if a time investment will have a high ROI? Here are 10 ways to save time by spending it. 1. […]

Live Abroad for Less (Also at Home)

Look around and you'll find any number of articles on living abroad for less. Some are full of great ideas — but of those great ideas, only one is uniquely applicable to living abroad. All the rest work just as well at home. The one thing that sometimes makes living abroad cheaper than living at home is a preferential exchange rate. […]

State Tax Free Filing

Wondering if there are options to free eFile for your state taxes? If you qualify and your state is in the program, you may be eligible for free state tax filing online from various tax preparation software and companies. Since April 15 is pretty much one day away, your best bet and fastest option would be to use TurboTax’s Freedom Edition. […]

Attend a Great Private College for Less Money Than a Public College

I’m a big fan of a continuous education that lasts a lifetime, whether earning degrees or just gaining knowledge in topics you’re not normally exposed to. But when you start focusing on money, it’s easy to raise questions about how much education is worthwhile. There is a war over the value of higher education.College graduates on average earn significantly more than individuals without a degree. […]

Brick and Mortar Bank Myths

In the last few years, I’ve reviewed several online banks from the gray beard ING Direct to the more recent Ally Bank and Sallie Mae. […]

The Perils and Pangs of a Pricey Purchase

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. […]

Social Security Loopholes

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Had you simply saved and invested, you would probably be retiring as a multimillionaire. But because you were required to pay into Social Security, now you have to figure out how best to get back some of your money. […]

Are You at Risk of Identity Theft?

Are you at risk for identity theft? As it turns out, a company called ID Analytics has created a website called where they perform a statistical analysis of your “basic identity elements” to assign you an ID Score. […]

Lexus GX 460, A Safety Risk: Would You Buy A Toyota Now?

Be a smart and safe consumer when it comes to making those big purchases. How vigilant are you of car recalls? I’m one of those people who finds it hard to trust again. Once I find that the credibility of something (or someone) is shot, I start giving it (him/her) a wide berth. Especially when it comes to safety. […]

Would You Rather Receive a Refund or Owe More Taxes?

If you haven’t noticed, it’s tax time. I have noticed, not only because of the relentless emails I receive reminding me of this grand celebration, but also due to people I interact with. […]