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. […]

What Constraints Should Churches Put on Helping the Needy?

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Here's a comment left on my post titled Is the Welfare State the Fault of Christians?: At my previous church, they would provide people with whatever they needed; food, clothing, a place to live, etc. However, there was a requirement that the person(s) would have to also work. […]

No Credit Needed Will Host The 200th Carnival Of Debt Reduction

Monday, No Credit Needed will host the 200th Carnival of Debt Reduction.  If you are a blogger, click here submit a recently written debt reduction-related article before Sunday at 5:00 PM Eastern.  As incentive to submit articles and promote the carnival, Mighty Bargain Hunter (the carnival’s creator) is giving away some pretty sweet prizes.  Thank you in advance for your submissions, and please […]

I Won't Eat or Spend While Standing Up

By Frugal Duchess From a $1.49 bag of Lays of potato chips, I found a valuable lesson in personal finance and dieting. And that junk-food tutorial will dramatically change the way I shop and spend money. Here's what happened. When I cleared chips from the dining room table, I absentmindedly stuck my hand into the bag and crammed a handful of chips into my mouth. But I wasn't hungry. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine - July 11, 2009

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, as well as the five best posts from two years ago this week. […]

Have More by Choosing Less

As I search for simplicity in my life, I’ve realized that it’s not just about purging Stuff. Stuff is simply the physical representation of an overall pattern of clutter. In order to accomplish what I want to accomplish, I need to sort and purge the mental mess, too. Over at Unclutterer yesterday, Erin shared her guide to “having it all”. […]

Posts of the Week

I suggest reading these articles gathered from around the web. Emergency Fund Is For Emergencies ONLY – 6 Ways To Leave It Alone. Matt Jabs suggests keeping your hands out of the emergency savings account except when the need is due to a true emergency, not just when you have unplanned expenses. […]

The Total Money Makeover: Two More Hurdles

This is the fourth of twelve parts of a “book club” reading and discussion of Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover, where this book on debt reduction is teased apart and looked at in detail. This entry covers the fifth chapter, finishing on page 92. […]

Are You Saving More?

Reports are all over the web that Americans are saving much more now than they have in recent years. In fact, we're saving almost 7% now! Given we were at or near 0% not too long ago, this is a HUGE change! Guess there's nothing like a major recession to get people cutting back. ;-) Are you saving more? We aren't. […]