Why You Should Worship Your Old Computer

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reading Holly Johnson’s insightful post on why you should not just tolerate, but downright love your older, paid-off car. As someone who always bought cars used, for cash, it resonated with me. I got to thinking about where else in my life I could apply that kind of thinking. […]

The Only 8 Rules of Investing You Need to Know

Investing may seem complicated. But it really isn't once you realize that most of what you need to know can fit on a fairly small list. No matter what your investing goal, you can make money just by following some simple rules. Here are eight rules that will get you on the path to investing... […]

Everything You Didn’t Understand About Credit Card Interest, Grace Periods, and Penalty APRs

One of the most important elements to consider when choosing a credit card is the interest rate or Annual Percentage Rate (APR). However, figuring out all the ins and outs of how credit cards charge interest can be confusing. In order to get the most out of your credit card, especially if you like... […]

Best Money Tips: What to Expect at Memorial Day Sales

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found helpful articles on what you can expect from this year’s Memorial Day sales, items you should never buy new, and ways to use up “old” food. Top 5 Articles What to expect from 2016 Memorial Day sales — Memorial... […]

7 Ways Pride Is Keeping You Poor

It's said that of all the sins, pride is at the forefront. Hubris, vanity, and the obsession with oneself can actually lead to the other six sins in the Deadly Sin lineup. But how can pride keep you poor? What is its impact on your financial well-being, and you future? These seven examples are a... […]

The 10 Most Common Financial Aid Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

For many students, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is crucial to making college affordable. While the application process can be greatly rewarding, that doesn't mean it's easy. FAFSA is riddled with confusing acronyms and financial lingo. And getting any money out of it is... […]

Best Deals for Monday 05/23

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Don't miss these awesome Monday deals - Oster Telford Covered Sauce Pan $11, Foldable Jaw Clamp Scooper $13,... […]

6 Signs You Aren't Making Enough Money

Living paycheck to paycheck can take a toll on your stress levels and emotional wellbeing. It can also greatly impact your financial wellbeing both in the present and in the future. If you aren't confident about your financial future, then it's time to make a change. Here are a few signs that you... […]

Posts of the Week: Living on Nothing, Dividend Investing, Financial Freedom, and Retiring Abroad

Here's my weekly dose of interesting articles from around the web: Here's a contradiction. First, there's This Is What It’s Like To Live On $2 A Day about how hard it is to live on $2 per person per day. Then there's Heidemarie Schwermer, Who Doesn’t Need Money, a piece about a woman who doesn't use money at all. […]

8 Ways to Save on Accommodations Online

The online accommodation landscape is changing quickly. New websites are popping up every day, each with a unique way to search for different types of lodging. But sometimes sites like Airbnb have hefty service charges, while booking engines like Expedia and Booking.com often take a 25% cut from... […]

10 Money Rules Not Everyone Follows (But Should)

America’s love affair with debt and consumption has left far too many of us financially hamstrung and struggling to get ahead. After all, the average U.S. household carried $15,672 in credit card debt and $130,922 in total debt in 2015. […]

Why Long-Term Financial Plans Usually Don’t Work Out – and Why That Doesn’t Matter If You Plan Smartly

Let’s roll back the clock 20 years… Twenty years ago, I was enjoying the summer between high school and college. During that summer, I would go on my first date with my wife, though we would not become an official “couple” for another year or so. I was really apprehensive about going to college in the fall, as I was the first person in my family to do so. […]

Term, Whole, and Universal Life Insurance: What’s the Difference? What Do I Actually Need?

At some point in their lives, many people come to the conclusion that they need to have a life insurance policy. Perhaps you’re like me and that realization occurred when you first had children. Maybe some other life event occurred and caused you to consider it. […]

7 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Credit Cards

Just as unresolved conflicts can lead to a breakup in a relationship, there are signs of credit card misuse that should signal it's time to break up with your credit cards — at least for awhile. Here are seven signs to look out for. 1. You Can Only Afford the Minimum Payment Prioritizing... […]

What Is a Good Credit Score and Why Is It Important?

Credit scores can be confusing, especially with so many different models and algorithms available. Plus, it’s easy to mess up your credit rating and end up with bad credit without even realizing you’ve done anything. Here’s what you need to know about credit scores and increasing... […]

My 2016 Budget Challenge: How to Turn Your Spouse Into a Money Saver

[Editor's Note: This is the another episode in Max Wong's journey to find an extra $31,000 this year. Read the whole series here.] My husband, Mr. Spendypants, grew up as the youngest of six kids, so he pretty much hates hand-me-downs of any sort. Except for food. He's like a coyote with... […]

Flashback Friday: 102 Amazing Food Hacks You Have to Try This Summer

The best part of summer isn't the warmer weather, or the days spent lounging on the beach. It's the food. Summer food is fresh, light, and often grilled to perfection. Whether it's produce, meat, or a bowl of ice cream, everything just tastes better in the summer. So to kick your summer food game... […]

One Simple Thing You Can Do to Start Budgeting Today

For people who've never done it, the idea of putting together a budget feels like a lot of work and certainly not much fun. It's why I don't recommend starting with logging every expense. That will feel like work. Instead of starting with the nitty-gritty spreadsheet stuff, start with the big... […]

Best Deals for Friday 05/20

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today TGIF and we have the best deals for you! Universal Travel Case for Small Electronics $13, Over-the-Door Iron and... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Make an Extra $500 a Month

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways for you to make an extra $500 every month, time-saving cleaning tips from a professional, and surprising places where you can use Bitcoins. Top 5 Articles How You Can Make $500 More Every Month — Love working on your car?... […]