Turn Your Tax Refund Into a Solid Investment

The following is a guest post from Jon Stein, Founder & CEO of Betterment. The factual, “figures” side of money, often has us confused. We can crunch the numbers and figure out the best way to build wealth, but it doesn’t make financial success a certainty. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 3/15, 12pm Pacific for a 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: Choosing a college. With colleges starting to send out acceptance and rejection letters, learn about factors that should and shouldn't influence your (or your child's) college decision and community colleges vs. four year universities. […]

Thoughts on Buying a New Car

Over the past few months, my wife and I have been in the market for a new car to replace our 2004 Honda Odyssey which now has a little over 140k miles. To make a long story short, we ended up with a shiny, new 2012 Odyssey and are now looking to sell our old one. I’ve detailed in the past our strategy for buying a new car, so I won’t go into that in too much detail here. […]

Make Your Own Playdough (73/365)

Our children have several small tubs of playdough, both the name brand Play-Doh and other brands of similar material, that they’ve received as gifts over the years. The contents of those tubs have been played with, sculpted, mashed, combined, and used in countless different ways. It’s actually a toy that Sarah and I quite like as it encourages our children to make whatever they want from it. […]

The War Against the Rich, Part 3

The following is excerpted with permission of the publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. from Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics by Ziad K. Abdelnour with Wesley A. Whittaker. Copyright (c) 2012 by Ziad K. Abdelnour. […]

Average Tax Deductions by Income

Do you ever wonder how your tax return compares to the average? Although your motivation may be nothing more than curiosity, there’s another reason why knowing the deductions that others claim in your income bracket could be important. […]

Betterment Review

One of the online discount brokers that is getting a lot of attention right now is Betterment. This site launched fairly recently, and the concept won the “Best of Show” at FinovateFall 2010. […]

What Valuing Your Time Is and Isn’t

I saw a post on Lifehacker today that I had to share – stop trying to monetize your time. The Lifehacker store points to a paper in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology that says you have trouble relaxing when you consider your time off as money lost. Personal finance bloggers often write about how you should value your time. […]

10 Inexpensive Ways to Boost House Value

This Old House lists 10 inexpensive ways to boost your house's value. They do it by getting suggestions from real estate brokers recommending what sellers can do to spruce up their homes (for sale) without spending a ton of money. But really, these tips will work whether you're selling your home or simply want it to look nicer. Here’s their list: 1. Create Space. 2. Prune, Limb, and Landscape. […]

6 Great Teachable Money Moments to Share With Your Kids

This post was underwritten by BMO Harris. Learn more from BMO Harris to help your kids understand the value of money. Handling money is a skill, but it isn't a skill like talking or walking; your kids won't pick up good financial habits just because you have them. It's a skill that must be taught, and you're the best qualified to teach it to your children. […]

Three Banks and One Insurer Fail Fed’s Stress Test

After the recession, the Federal Reserve developed a stress test for banks and financial firms too big too fail. The stress test looks at the financial condition of these corporations and simulates a new recession. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Daylight Savings Time Edition

I consider the switches to and from Daylight Savings Time to be largely useless in the modern era. It disrupts sleep patterns, causes people who forget to adjust clocks to miss appointments, and adds something else to worry about to our hectic lives. I understood the need for it in the past, but as the economy changes, the case for the switch gets worse and worse. […]

The Secret to Saving Money

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a secret to saving money? Actually, there is. Unfortunately, most experts cloud it with phrases such as “spend less than you earn” or “pay yourself first.” Granted, these are common tips that can be used to help you save money, but if that’s all there was to it, wouldn’t everybody be able to easily save money? […]

Transportation: Friction Versus Finance

This post is from staff writer Sarah Gilbert. Though I’ve been car-free for years, I was recently left to ponder how we make transportation decisions when my local transit authority unveiled a new plan to fill a $17 million budget hole by making a pretty major series of changes to its fare structure. […]

21 Disposable Products You Can Reuse

It’s said that we live in a disposable society. But the word disposable is a misnomer. Disposable is considered throwaway, something you use once and dump, regardless of the life that may be left in it. […]

Best Money Tips: Creating the Ultimate Resume

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on creating the ultimate resume, tips to investing in rental property, and things you can sell to pay down debt. Top 5 Articles Creating the Ultimate Resume - 34 Epic Tips — If you want the ultimate resume, use keywords throughout your resume but don't spam it. […]

Awesomely Inexpensive Winter Vacations

While spring may be just around the corner, winter is still definitely upon us. Whether you plan to travel on your weekends off or are simply looking for enjoyable ways to spend time in your own neck of the woods, there are a variety of winter vacations within your financial reach. […]

Reader Profile: AW

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

Does Freelance Work Affect Jobless Benefits?

A writer friend just lost her day job. She wasted no time in filing for unemployment benefits and is now looking for another job. While losing a job is rarely a good thing, it does give her more free time to work on her writing. J.K Rowling famously turned lemons into lemonade by writing her [...]Does Freelance Work Affect Jobless Benefits? Copyright 2011 TheDigeratiLife.com All rights reserved. […]