7 Best Buys at TJ Maxx

Have you ever set foot in a TJ Maxx store only to be completely overwhelmed by the selection? While it's a great place to score designer brands at a low price, you'll get the absolute best value on these six items. (See also: The 8 Things That Are Always Cheaper at Target) 1. Designer Jeans If... […]

The 5 Best 9 Volt Batteries

Whether you need a new battery for your flashlight, or are looking for a long-lasting, reliable option for your smoke detector, everyone needs a good 9 volt battery every once in awhile. It’s also a great idea to keep extra 9 volt batteries around in case of an emergency. That’s why... […]

20 Common Investment Mistakes and Five Simple Steps to Avoid Them

I recently came across a wonderful document published by the CFA Institute entitled Tips for Avoiding the Top 20 Common Investment Mistakes. (The CFA Institute is the organization that manages the CFA, or Chartered Financial Analyst, certification program, which is an extremely robust certification for financial professionals, so much so that many other organizations simply accept that certificati […]

Welcome to the New Simple Dollar

At The Simple Dollar, we cut through the complexities of our everyday financial lives to set forth a framework of principles that can guide our everyday financial decision making, and help us all become more intentional about how we acquire and use money. […]

How to Pay Less Interest on Your Credit Card Debt

If you’ve got credit card debt, it may be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Each month your payments go to reducing the debt, but it also goes to interest. And if you’re like most people with sky-high credit card debt, your interest rate is sky-high as well. If you can get... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/19, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #ChaseChat to participate. This week's topic: Navigating the Holiday Shopping Season! Join us as we talk about avoiding overspending... […]

Best Money Tips: How Much Turkey Should You Buy?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found a turkey buying cheat sheet, the best Black Friday deals at Walmart, and simple ways to beat the blues. Top 5 Articles Your Turkey Buying Cheat Sheet — Use this cheat sheet to figure out the right amount of turkey to buy for... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 11/18

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Target: 40% off Women's Jeans, Sears: Up to 30% off Christmas Trees and Décor, Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw for... […]

4 Common Household Leaks You Can Fix Without a Plumber

Whether you live in a house or an apartment, leaks are so common that you definitely don't want to hire a plumber every single time it happens. Pick up a few supplies, take an afternoon and try these easy and cheap ways to fix household leaks. 1. Shower Leak If your shower is leaking, it is likely... […]

5 Things You Must Know About Health Care Open Enrollment

It used to be easy. You got a benefits package at work, selected your health care plan, and your company footed most, if not all, of the monthly premium. But health care reform has brought some changes, and that includes the open enrollment period during which individuals select health plans. Open... […]

What Works For Me Won’t Necessarily Work for You

I’m a married white male in my mid-30s, living in Iowa with my wife and three children. I work from home writing for various sites, primarily The Simple Dollar. I’m a homeowner. I’m a vegetarian (because my doctor suggested trying it for health reasons and I found that I didn’t mind the change once I got used to it). […]

The 8 Things That Are Always Cheaper at Target

There is no arguing the fact that Target has a very loyal following among many shoppers. While they might not always have the lowest prices, they certainly attract consumers who'll happily pay a little extra to avoid the crowded aisles of other discounters. But there are certain items which are... […]

Surprising Ways to Save Even More on Black Friday

If you are one of the thousands of shoppers who have accepted and triumphed over the challenge of Black Friday’s frenzied crowds, early hours, and long lines, you’re likely familiar with the slew of benefits associated with shopping on this day of huge discounts and bargains. However,... […]

Limited Time Offer: Get $150 Cash Back Bonus with Chase Freedom

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/chase-freedom-a-more-rewarding-way-to-shop For a limited time, Chase Freedom is offering new cardholders $150 for a sign up bonus.... […]

Travel Insurance and Terrorism

Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris were horrifying on every level. Unsurprisingly, some rattled and fearful travelers are considering canceling their trips to the City of Light, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. I have a trip of my own to Paris booked for March, and mixed in with my shock and horror over the attacks were two questions: Should I still go? […]

Best Money Tips: 70 Money Skills Everyone Should Know

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found 70 essential money skills everyone should know, what to look for in your side hustle business, and personal finance principles for a richer life. Top 5 Articles 70 Essential Money Skills Everyone Must Know — Learn to do as much... […]

4 Zen Concepts That'll Improve Your Finances

Zen and personal finance — sounds a little "woo woo," right? Except that there are actually several Zen concepts that can help you gain a different perspective on your money and improve your finances. Give it a try! Here are four ways that going Zen can help you handle your money... […]

10 Ways Millennials Are Able to Save Money

As a ‘millennial,’ I constantly find myself on the receiving end of financial advice that’s either way over my head (tax-loss harvesting?) or seemingly impossible (how can I save half of my income when half my income is rent?). Many personal finance articles don’t exactly take into account the unique position my generation is currently in. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Alternative Thanksgiving Traditions?

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays with many traditional aspects like sharing a big meal with friends and family, carving into a whole turkey, and watching the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. But sometimes, tradition can get expensive and stressful, so we come up with easier, cheaper ways to... […]

Avoid the Tax Season Rush With These Early Prep Steps

It's almost the holidays, which is fun! But that also means it's almost tax season — decidedly less fun. Filing in 2016 might be tricky for some people, so here's how to prep now, and avoid the headache later. How to Organize Your Documents Make sure your basic tax documents are ready to... […]