Best Money Tips: Enjoy Happy Hour for Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on enjoying happy hour for less, how to save money this holiday season, and ways to avoid hotel fees. Top 5 Articles How to Enjoy Happy Hour for Less — To enjoy happy hour for less, make friends with the bartender and don't forget to look for deal vouchers. […]

Is Taking Classes Online Right for You?

Whether you’re looking to start a degree, finish one, continue your education, get some new certifications, or just expand your horizons, there’s probably an online study program out there that would give you what you want. While many students find these programs a boon to their education, the truth is that there are both benefits and drawbacks to studying online. […]

Economic Lessons from Settlers of Catan

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. I've heard a lot of good things about Settlers of Catan, so I enjoyed this piece.I've loved games all my life. Mostly I enjoy analyzing the game design and learning what makes a winning strategy. Profound lessons can be learned from the best of these games. […]

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Roomba

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money. […]

College Perks Students Won’t Want to Miss

From free bicycles to laptop computers, colleges around the country are sweetening their amenity packages in an attempt to lure new students to their campuses. […]

Best Banks For Your Money

In the end, of course, the best bank is the bank that fits your needs, offering a combination of products and services, at reasonable rates, that works best for you. Chances are that you will be able to find what you want if you look hard enough. If you are looking for some options, though, we have a few suggestions. […]

Ten Stocks Investments for the Long Haul

Looking for some ideas for your portfolio? Have a few trades resting in your brokerage account? Everybody has an opinion when it comes to the stock market but few have opinions that you can trust and by trust, you know that they did exhaustive research on the companies they claim to like. […]

10 Ways to Avoid Hotel Fees

I’ve noticed over the past few years that the fees and surcharges that appear on my hotel bills are creeping steadily upward. I’m apparently not alone with this observation. According to a new study by Dr. Bjorn Hanson from the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, hotel fees and surcharges will account for $1.8 billion revenue in 2011, up from $1.7 billion in 2010. […]

Samaritan's Purse Donation Made

As we've done for several years in a row now, my family recently made our annual contribution to Samaritan's Purse's 2011 Gift Catalog. We gave each member of our family $250 and allowed them to "shop" the catalog, selecting items that they wanted to "buy" to help someone in need. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Parent-Teacher Conferences Edition

This week, Sarah and I are going to our first parent-teacher conference, obviously regarding our oldest child. He brought home his first report card, which showed pretty solid progress in almost every area. […]

Slate from Chase Limited Time No Balance Transfer Fee Review

Earlier this year, Discover launched a no balance transfer fee credit card offer that was available for a full three months, an unexpected offer given the trend towards increased balance transfer fees following the recession. […]

Anyone Have Problems with Gift Receipts and Want to Be Famous?

Last night I had this comment left on my post titled Problems with Gift Receipts: Anyone who would like to share their experiences with a reporter working on a story regarding this issue, PLEASE contact me! jputnam@cbs.com I would be honored to hear from you, and your story may be very helpful to putting an end to this! Thank you. The reporter's name is Julie. […]

Bank of America Cancels Debit Fee, I’m Still Leaving

Bank of America has backed out of its plan to charge a $5 per month debit card fee to its customers. […]

Deciding What to Buy

For the past five weeks, I’ve been traveling. At the end of September, I packed my bag and I’ve been on the road ever since. I’ve had fun, and learned a lot of Spanish, but to be honest I’m looking forward to seeing cold, rainy Portland again next week. As always happens when I travel, I’ve come to marvel at how little I can live with. […]

6 Ways My Family Scores Free Travel With Credit Cards

I travel a lot, but I don’t pay for most of it. In fact, my family and I often fly in business or first class. I used to look for coupons for 50 cents off of this or a couple of dollars off of that—but today it takes a few hundred dollars worth of travel savings to get me to raise an eyebrow. […]

21 Frugal Ways to Reward Yourself Right Now

Like many of you, I’m busy. I have a full-time career, a husband and a home to take care of, and I play daddy to two adorable dogs. I don’t know how I do it, but I do. Sometimes, though, I need a break — a little reward for staying semi-sane. You probably do, too. […]

Banks Back Off on Debit Card Fees

As I alluded to in yesterday’s post about the Everbank signup bonus, Bank of America has decided against implementing a $5 monthly fee for debit card usage. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Laundry

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save money on laundry, the best coupon sites for busy moms, and actions that affect your credit score. Top 5 Articles 6 Sneaky Ways to Save Money on Laundry — Save money on laundry by skipping the softener. […]

10 Lifesaving Skills Everyone Should Know

There are many dangers that lurk in the world around us; fortunately, basic knowledge, common sense, and not panicking can ensure you come out on top of most emergency situations. Check out the skills below to know how to wisely react if and when you’re ever put to the test. (See also: 6 Items You Might Have Forgotten in Your Emergency Kit) 1. […]