Best Money Tips: Oktoberfest Recipes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we're bringing Oktoberfest into your kitchen with recipes featuring — you guessed it! — beer. Plus: 20 cheap and yummy meals, creepy Halloween crafts, and tips to prep for a winter power outage. Top 5 Articles How to Bring Oktoberfest Into Your Kitchen — Beer brittle and beer donuts. […]

Your Opinion: Is Debt Slavery?

I’ve written several times on Consumerism Commentary, and other people have written and said many times as well, that debt is slavery. In fact, there is a popular book on the topic aptly titled, Debt is Slavery. […]

Your Take: Can You Ask For Tuition Back?

Earlier this week, an anonymous student at Boston College wrote a letter to interim Dean George Brown of Boston COllege Law School to request his two and a half years of tuition back. […]

What to Do When You’re Completely Unsure

This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology, a blog with resources for extraordinary risk takers. You can follow him on Twitter @tylertervooren. Personal finance is full of confusing concepts, puzzling equations, and no lack of professionals with conflicting advice about what you ought to be doing and how you ought to go about doing it. […]

Are NFL Fines Tax Deductible?

If you’re an NFL football fan, then you’re likely aware that there were a number of (literally) mind-numbing hits on wide receivers this past weekend. […]

Students and Parents Becoming Wiser Concerning College Costs

Here's a piece from MSNBC that says students and parents are starting to consider the cost of colleges and make adjustments: College-bound students clearly are factoring cost more heavily into their school choices, sometimes after having tough conversations with their parents. […]

Mighty Bargains and links: gearing up for sugar rush

A week from Sunday our church will be sponsoring a Trunk Or Treat for the community.  (Translation: lots and lots of candy all in one place.  And most of the kids get to go home with their parents, not me! […]

Baking Cookies and Sharing Them In A Cookie Exchange

Mrs. Accountability writes about personal finance and how her family is getting out of debt at her blog, Out of Debt Again. Did you ever wish you had time to bake 10 different kinds of Christmas cookies? I was fortunate as a child in that my mother was able to be a homemaker, and she would make dozens of different kinds of Christmas cookies. […]

Ask Stacy: Should I Shun Stocks and Buy Bonds?

Having no money in these volatile economic times is stressful – but so is having some money and not knowing where to invest it. […]

26 Favorite Cheap-and-Easy Meals

A grilled cheese and tomato soup is a classic, cheap comfort food pairing. Photo: Fissler Colombia via Facebook If you ask a roomful of people what their biggest budget busters are, many of them will say their food spending is an issue. […]

Living Like a Millionaire on Pennies a Day

This is a guest post from Sean Ogle, a former portfolio analyst who is now pursuing his goals of starting a business and seeing the world. You can read more from him at Location180. You can also follow him on twitter @seanogle. Last fall, I quit my job. […]

Umbrella Insurance Is Always the Right Answer

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. If you have a personal umbrella insurance policy, congratulations. If you don't, you must not have a lot to lose. This important insurance can extend your liability coverage beyond your home and auto insurance by millions of dollars. We live in a litigious society. Anyone can sue you for any reason. […]

EPA Increases Allowable Ethanol Content in Gas

I’ve written in the past about how many drivers have reported significant drops in mileage when using a 10% ethanol-blended gas. That post spurred a ton of discussion, so I thought it would be worth highlighting a bit of ethanol-related news that I recently ran across… Did you know that the EPA has approved E15 (gas with 15% ethanol) for use in 2007 model year and newer cars? […]

Earn More Money by Being the Proper Weight

This post is sure to ruffle some feathers. ;-) FMF has covered all sorts of unusual ways of making more money in our jobs. The list so far: Wearing skirts and makeup (for women, of course) Being taller (heels, anyone?) Being attractive Having just a "touch" of gray hair (for men) Well now we can add "weight" to this list. […]

How to Create Your First Budget

Creating Your First Budget is Easy Creating a budget is no fun. It’s even worse if you’ve never actually created a budget before and this is your first time. It’s a bit intimidating. You’re dealing with all of your money, expenses, bills, and income to try to come up with a clear picture of where your money is going. […]

Reader Mailbag: National Novel Writing Month

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Living on less 2. Retirement or debt? 3. Strategic foreclosure 4. Help partner or yourself? 5. Which retirement plan? 6. Paying student loans early 7. Exceptional Microsoft Office deal 8. […]

Sick of Rebate Credit Cards? Read This to Get Cash

Have you noticed the increasing trend of rebates being sent on credit cards? I recently received a $6 rebate on a plastic card. […]

Toothbrushes and Toilet Paper – from

You can shop for groceries and toiletries online - and, believe it or not, pay less than you would from local grocery and drug stores. […]

The Road Out of Debt Review

For a lot of people, the term bankruptcy evokes the same emotions as the word cancer. To hear someone has gone through bankruptcy is like hearing they are getting chemotherapy for a malignant tumor or treatment for a life threatening disease. To others, bankruptcy sounds a lot like surrender and defeat. […]

U.S. Banks and the Tokyo Drift

You already know the story, but perhaps it may happen again. […]