Best of Money Carnival Up Now

Just a note to let you know that the latest edition of the Best of Money Carnival is up at My Life ROI. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Why I Invest with Vanguard. (I even made the top 10 with my post How You Grow Your Income by 10% or More a Year.) Check it out -- lots of great posts in one spot! […]

Reader Mailbag #71

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. Being fat is voluntary. People make a choice to eat unhealthy and not excercise. […]

Our Frugal Weekend

I haven’t written much about frugality here lately. Because of that, you might think it’s become less of a priority for me. That’s simply not the case, although sometimes it feels that way — even to me. “I’m worried about our spending,” Kris told me early last week. “I feel like it’s a little out of control.” “Really?” I said. […]

Pesky Pests: Easy Homemade Mosquito and Insect Traps and Repellent

By Nora Dunn ‘Tis the season! You want to enjoy the long warm days and evenings by spending time outside (in the backyard, for example). The only problem is, as soon as you get comfortable out there, the pests set in shortly thereafter to make your time outside as unbearable as can be. […]

California IOUs: Buying, Selling, and Inherent Value

The state of California is in poor fiscal shape. Without an agreed-upon budget, the state has resorted to sending people and businesses IOUs rather than the money owed. California has distributed $335 million in the form of these documents. […]

CDs Investing Beating S&P Investing, Since 1994

From 1994 to 2008, investing in certificates of deposit has beaten investing in the S&P 500, including dividends, according to data collected by The Big Picture. Check out this chart: Does this mean you should be investing in CDs? Not based on this chart alone. […]

Debt Reduction: Share Your Story

I frequently get e-mails from people who are in over their heads and looking for advice on how to get out of debt. While I do my best to point these people to relevant articles and provide some general guidance, I never hear back from them as to how things are going. With that in mind, I thought I’d kick off the week by asking you guys to share your debt reduction stories. […]

My Jobs, Introduction to the Real World

A few days ago I continued my career history by detailing the jobs I had while in graduate school. Today I want to continue this series by sharing the first job I held after I graduated. The fact that I had this job at all was somewhat of a miracle. I had wanted to work for this company since I started my studies in undergraduate school. […]

Carnival Of Debt Reduction 200

Welcome to No Credit Needed and the 200th edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction. Credit Scores: Several of today’s articles deal with credit scores. Moolanomy has instructions for getting a free credit score from Annual Credit Report. Five Cent Nickel asks - What is a good credit score? Green Panda Treehouse has several ideas for fixing an inaccurate credit report. The Digerati Life answers - […]

Win Free Copies of Wise Bread Book At Frugal Fe$tival

By Will Chen Our good friend Julia the Bargain Babe is hosting a live Frugal Fe$tival on Sunday, July 26th at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California (see map). It is a one-day gathering of folks who want to have fun sharing their frugal lifestyles. The festival is free and open to the public. […]

Results from the 2009 Get Rich Slowly Reader Survey

Last month, I asked for GRS readers to help me by taking a quick survey about their goals, interests, and preferences. As my financial skills mature, I’m wanting to write different types of articles here; I wanted to be sure you were on board with this. Fortunately, what you want and what I want seem to be fairly well aligned. […]

Review: 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. If you’ve been reading The Simple Dollar for a while, you’ll know that I’m a fan of WiseBread. […]

Create Your Work Study Program and Balance Your Job and School Work

Based on the awesome response we received for Studenomics’ guest post entitled How To Work Full Time While You’re In College, we decided to follow up on this same topic. The Studenomist is our guest contributor for today; he runs Studenomics, a great personal finance blog aimed at the college crowd. Please consider subscribing to his RSS feed here. […]

Podcast 12: Stupid Financial Advice and 5 Myths of Personal Finance

The twelfth episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast features an interview with Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich, the book, and I Will Teach You to Be Rich, the blog. […]

Calculate Mortgage Rates with the Mortgage Calculator

Want to know the impact of current mortgage rates on your mortgage? Think it’s time to refinance? Or maybe you’re looking for your first home and want to calculate your mortgage payments. But before calling your bank and signing your moolah away on a mortgage, do the math yourself to see if you can handle the financial reality of a new or refinanced mortgage. […]

Best of the Money Blogs Results!

Over the last few weeks the Globe and Mail polled their readers to reveal their favorite money blogs. Well, the results are in and Squawkfox took a podium position in third place just behind Million Dollar Journey! Wow! I just want to thank everyone who took a moment to click me a vote. Thank you! […]

How Much Is Your Time Worth? Thoughts on Speeding

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the costs and benefits of speeding. Is pushing the pedal a bit actually worth it? Or are you better off staying inside the speed limit? In order to start cranking the numbers on this, I had to use a few assumptions. […]

Where to Put Your Money Now by Peter Passell

Not sure where to invest your hard earned money? Not even sure if you should invest it? Where to Put Your Money Now by Peter Passell is the latest in a line of books focused on that very issue. […]

Shopping For A Credit Card During A Time Of Tight Credit

This guest post is brought to you by The Digerati Life, where you can read about all things financial. SVB from The Digerati Life particularly enjoys discussing investment topics and the latest financial tools that help make money management interesting and easier to do. […]

My best posts that got no attention

By Philip Brewer A few times I've written a post that I thought was good, but that seemed to vanish into the blogosphere without a trace. On my two-year anniversary of writing for Wise Bread, I'm going to link to five of them and suggest that you take a look at them. For a few long-time readers it may be a second look. […]