Best Deals For Wednesday 8/26/09

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Moving Made Easy – How to Save Money, Time, and Reduce Stress While Moving

Preparing for a Move I don’t know many people who enjoy moving. It usually involves a lot of heavy lifting, cleaning, costly transportation or moving services, and small things to take care of which can lead to a lot of stress. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Agricola Edition

For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife gave me the board game Agricola. I opened up the box, looked at the abundance of pieces, read through the instruction book, and was immediately worried that the game would be too complicated for us to enjoy. The first game we tried was pretty miserable. Sarah felt lost and the game was slower than molasses. […]

Best of Personal Finance: 5 Tips on How to Delay Gratification

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. We’ve got tips for making a house a home, a condo a house, and a life with less than you ever thought possible. […]

Understanding Your Home Appraisal

This is a guest post from Liz Freeman, who writes about mortgage and finance issues. Freeman is the spokesperson for, an online tool for finding the lowest mortgage rates since 2000. “If I’m willing to pay X for the home, it must be worth X, right?” There’s a lot of truth to that statement. […]

Consumer Confidence Above Expectations: Are We Out of the Woods?

Depending on which newspapers and news websites you read, the Consumer Confidence Index either soared, jumped or surged this month. The headlines as you would expect don’t tell the whole story. The Conference Board calculates this index by performing a random survey by phone of 5,000 households in the United States, selected because they represent the country as a whole. […]

How to Increase Your Credit Limit

If a recent Your Take post on credit card credit limits is any indication, there’s no secret to getting a higher credit limit on your card. I thought I was high with a near $70,000 credit limit but plenty of people had total unsecured credit limits in the $60,000 – $100,000 range. […]

What is a Mortgage Escrow Account?

I recently received an e-mail from a reader who is interested in paying off her mortgage early. In it, she asked the following: Is it better to pay money monthly that is applied to your escrow or your principal? […]

Hiring Tricks Used by Some Employers

Yahoo lists some hiring tricks used by employers as follows: They inspect your car. "The owner considered this a definition of the candidate's character." They watch while you wait. […]

What do you do when someone has priced an item way too low?

I visited my parents this past weekend.  My mother was telling me about what happened at a recent garage sale she went to.  Someone was selling a Corning Ware cornflower piggy bank.  These were made in England, and they’re very hard to find now. The lady had marked the pig with a price of $5.  My mother snapped it up, took it up to her … and asked her, “Do you know that you could sell this for $10 […]

Repair Bad Credit, Avoid The Scams

The credit crisis has left behind a swath of ruined credit — from people who are struggling to avoid bankruptcy and foreclosure. For a lot of people things seem hopeless, and unfortunately, these are times when vultures come out of the woodwork to try to exploit the vulnerability of those who are desperate or naive. These vultures are attracted to your bad credit like a moth to flame. […]

How To Get Free E-Books

During a recent bus ride, Jessica Goldstein, a fellow passenger, was staring into her cell phone. But she was not sending out text messages or checking e-mail. Classic literature had bookmarked her attention.Goldstein, a technical writer, uses her cell phone as an electronic book gadget. […]

Join Me for a Live Online Chat Thursday Night

This coming Thursday, August 27, I will be hosting an online chat session. Please feel free to join me on Money Quantum, a social network for people whose lives involve money, to chat about personal finance, investing, blogging or anything else we feeling like chatting about. I will share more information about Money Quantum later. […]

Thrive as a Starving Writer--Lessons from the Experts

By Philip Brewer The web is full of advice for starving writers. And why not? Any writer has heard the advice "Write what you know," and one thing many writers know is about being a starving writer. Oddly, most of their advice is on writing. […]

Help a Reader: Found Money

I recently had this questioned emailed to me from a reader: I have inherited mutual funds from Invesco Industrial Fund. […]

The Seven Enemies of Financial Success

Earlier today, I wrote about Brett Wilder’s The Quiet Millionaire. It’s different than most personal finance books I’ve read. It’s targeted at those who are further along their financial journeys rather than at those just starting out. Still, there are bits and pieces in The Quiet Millionaire that are applicable to everyone. […]

Work To Live or Live To Work?

My wife and I recently returned from the most amazing trip to Europe. […]

Shopping for Homeowner’s Insurance on a Condo

We’ve been busy shopping around for home insurance for the condo that we’re buying. I’ve contacted several agents by phone and e-mail looking for a good deal. […]

Use Questions as a Basis for Selling Yourself

Yahoo lists six questions you should ask at an interview as follows: What are the opportunities for advancement, and do you typically promote from within? What types of training programs do you offer? While researching your firm I learned that the company recently [fill in the blank]. […]