Seven Free Digital Resources to Check Out at Your Local Library

I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a family of readers, and a community with an outstanding public library system. Some of my earliest memories are of story times in the children’s department and checking out bags full of picture books to take home at least once a week. This library love has continued into my adulthood. […]

Figuring Out ‘The Good Life’

A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with a few good friends about what exactly it means to “live the good life.” It turned out that we all had somewhat different views on what “the good life” actually is. For one person at the table, it meant that he could simply have things he wanted. […]

Figuring Out ‘The Good Life’

A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with a few good friends about what exactly it means to “live the good life.” It turned out that we all had somewhat different views on what “the good life” actually is. For one person at the table, it meant that he could simply have things he wanted. […]

A Deeper Look at Savings Rate

One of the financial numbers I’ve come to value a lot lately is savings rate; in fact, savings rate was at the center of my recent post on the “spectrum” of personal finance. Let’s step back a bit and look at what exactly a savings rate is, and why it’s so important. […]

How to Liquidate a Loved One's Estate

When someone you love dies, at first, you may only be able to think about the emotional things: How you will miss them, how different your life will be without them, and maybe, if they were suffering, a sense of gratitude that their pain has ended. Unfortunately, most of us also have to deal with... […]

How to Liquidate a Loved One's Estate

When someone you love dies, at first, you may only be able to think about the emotional things: How you will miss them, how different your life will be without them, and maybe, if they were suffering, a sense of gratitude that their pain has ended. Unfortunately, most of us also have to deal with... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Transform Your Money at Any Age

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to transform your money at any age, time saving tips for selling your clutter online, and ways you may be sabotaging your home sale. Top 5 Articles How To Transform Your Money At Any Age — Transformation doesn't... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Transform Your Money at Any Age

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to transform your money at any age, time saving tips for selling your clutter online, and ways you may be sabotaging your home sale. Top 5 Articles How To Transform Your Money At Any Age — Transformation doesn't... […]

7 Ways to Vet Your Mortgage Lender

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases most consumers ever make. And yet many of us put little to no thought into getting a mortgage loan or the lender we'll work with during the process. This attitude can cost you. In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that 47 percent of... […]

7 Ways to Vet Your Mortgage Lender

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases most consumers ever make. And yet many of us put little to no thought into getting a mortgage loan or the lender we'll work with during the process. This attitude can cost you. In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that 47 percent of... […]

Train vs. Plane Travel: Which Is Right for You?

For long-haul international travel, flying is usually the only way to go. But in Europe or within many countries, train travel is a viable alternative to flights. In many cases it’s cheaper and more comfortable than flying, and sometimes it’s even faster. Here's how to choose whether... […]

Train vs. Plane Travel: Which Is Right for You?

For long-haul international travel, flying is usually the only way to go. But in Europe or within many countries, train travel is a viable alternative to flights. In many cases it’s cheaper and more comfortable than flying, and sometimes it’s even faster. Here's how to choose whether... […]

This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

Forget apps that track your expenses for you. Forget Excel spreadsheets that require meticulous data entry. Forget email notifications of your bank balance. What you need to get your bills under control, save money, and finally feel some financial peace of mind is a 100-year-old Japanese... […]

This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

Forget apps that track your expenses for you. Forget Excel spreadsheets that require meticulous data entry. Forget email notifications of your bank balance. What you need to get your bills under control, save money, and finally feel some financial peace of mind is a 100-year-old Japanese... […]

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Best Deals for Friday 04/20

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Bristle Free BBQ Grill Brush Scraper Tool, 75% OFF, and more... SAVE 81% OFF Wypall X60 Reusable Wipers, 180... […]

Some Hidden Challenges of Debt Freedom and Financial Independence

Most of the time – well, let’s be honest, almost all of the time – I talk about all of the positives of achieving debt freedom and working toward financial independence. It opens up a lot of personal freedoms that aren’t available if you’re living paycheck to paycheck. It makes a ton of “background stress” and some moments of intense stress just utterly disappear. […]

Some Hidden Challenges of Debt Freedom and Financial Independence

Most of the time – well, let’s be honest, almost all of the time – I talk about all of the positives of achieving debt freedom and working toward financial independence. It opens up a lot of personal freedoms that aren’t available if you’re living paycheck to paycheck. It makes a ton of “background stress” and some moments of intense stress just utterly disappear. […]

Who’s Allowed to Buy Your Credit Report?

Your credit reports are full of information about you, from the types of accounts you have opened to how you’ve managed those accounts, to your current and previous addresses. What you may not realize, however, is just how valuable the information contained in your credit reports may be to a variety of different companies. The companies that are responsible for collecting that information, along w […]

Who’s Allowed to Buy Your Credit Report?

Your credit reports are full of information about you, from the types of accounts you have opened to how you’ve managed those accounts, to your current and previous addresses. What you may not realize, however, is just how valuable the information contained in your credit reports may be to a variety of different companies. The companies that are responsible for collecting that information, along w […]