No More Cable TV For Me

Well, we went and did it. As of today, the Verizon FiOS TV service we’d been mostly enjoying for almost three years is suspended. We’re not replacing it with cable or satellite television, either. The normal TV service is effectively turned off. I’m scared and nervous and excited all at once. […]

Best Deals for Friday 12/11/09

Ben Sherman Sale: Up to 70% off Blu-ray 3-Pack Sale FREE X5 Classical Christmas Sampler FREE Asian Painting iPhone App Woman Within Clearance: Up to 80% off […]

How to Minimize the Cost of Living When Moving: The Cost of Living Myth

By Craig Ford “You’re crazy. I can’t afford to move there — the cost of living is way too high.” When looking for jobs in new markets people correctly investigate the cost of living. Cost of living is an important consideration when moving to a new location. […]

Your Take: Charity Solicitations at Stores

With it being the holidays, a lot of stores have partnered up with local charities to solicit donations from customers. If you donate a dollar, you get your name on a balloon or a star that gets plastered behind the registers of a store. […]

Finding the Perfect Gift Without Spending Too Much

As I write this, I’ve spent about five hours online hunting down “perfect” gifts for various people on our Christmas shopping list. In almost every case, I wound up spending less than our target dollar amount on our list. […]

How to Finish Something Hard

By Sarah Winfrey Sometimes, life is just hard. None of us want to hear it, but there it is, plain and simple. And during the holiday season, it can be especially hard to deal with difficult things because we feel like we should be so happy. Different people respond to this fact in different ways. Some people give up because they feel discouraged, hopeless, and depressed. […]

Lending Club Defaults, Delinquencies, and Collection Details

Back in October, Lending Club hosted a webinar on “Credit & Collections.” Having had a couple of loans go late, and one actually wind up being charged off, I was naturally interested. While you’re more than welcome to view the webinar itself, it’s about 35 minutes long. […]

Friday Finance Findings for December 11th

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know it’s been a while since I did a Friday update, but it’s been pretty busy around here. The end of the year is always busy, but this time I’ve been gearing up to begin some work with a new startup company. They haven’t launched yet, but if all goes as planned we hope to see everything launch to the public sometime in January. […]

France Introduces Carbon Tax of $25 Per Metric Ton

President Nicolas Sarcozy of France revealed his plans for working to reduce his country’s carbon dioxide emissions. For each taxpayer’s metric ton of carbon dioxide emission due to use of oil, gas, or coal, the government will charge that taxpayer a fee of €17 (roughly $25). This rate would rise over time. […]

Suze Orman Jumps Aboard the “Pay With Cash” Bandwagon

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently listed the Top 10 Money Movies of the Decade. For years now, Dave Ramsey has recommended ditching credit cards and paying with cash. […]

Stacy talks about new book, “Life or Debt 2010″.

This is an interview I did for Simon and Schuster regarding my new book, Life or Debt 2010, scheduled for release in January. If you’re ready to pay off every debt you have, please: pre-order Life or Debt 2010 Read more ...Subscribe to our newsletterLike this article? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for our newest stories, money saving tips, deals and coupons. Click here to sign up now. […]

Stars Who Have Lost Fortunes

Here's a list of stars who have lost fortunes. Or, in other words, people who have earned a ton of money, spent all of it and more, and are now in financial trouble. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Dec 7

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. […]

Move over, notaphily: It’s plastiphily

Notaphily (pronounced no-TAH-fuh-lee) is the collecting of bank notes.  Related terms are philately (stamp collecting) and scripophily (old stock and bond collecting). After writing my post yesterday on gift cards vs. […]

Investing Like Peter Lynch: Strategies For Picking Stocks

We often publish different investing philosophies espoused by guest writers. What follows is yet another argument for stock picking. This time, we bring to you a guest post by Joel Reese, from the stock investment site called, where you can learn how the stock market works. […]

17 Common Investing Pitfalls and Their Remedies

The following is an excerpt from The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life and lists 17 common investing pitfalls and their remedies. 1. Not having a master plan informed by expert information and knowledge. Rx: Design your own plan. Be sure you and your system are a comfortable fit. […]

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

I can’t tell you how often I’m contacted by readers who tell me the story of their lives, then ask the big question: how much life insurance do I need? I’ll hear from twenty four year old single women and forty year old men with a wife and three children. I’ll hear from people with almost nothing and people with hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank. […]

Consumer Debt Continues to Decline

Note: The following article is posted courtesy of our friends at Data released this week by the Federal Reserve shows that the consumer debt continues to decline.  The Federal Reserve Consumer Credit report reveals that credit card debt  fell in October for the 13th cons Read more ...Subscribe to our newsletterLike this article? […]

6 Ways to Use Technology to Upgrade Your Career

By Greg Go This article is Wise Bread's contribution to Life Scoop, where ordinary people learn how to make surprising things happen with technology. The Internet is a boon for doing all kinds of things -- including getting a better job and/or getting paid more at your current job. Technology helps us stay connected, learn something new, and make new connections quickly and efficiently. […]