Ask the Readers: How do you control your time?

We’ve been discussing the value of time a lot lately. For me, it’s been an appropriate topic. Lately, my work-life balance has been out of control. There are a few reasons for this: I’ve been giving into time-sucks. I’m struggling to organize a few new writing gigs into my schedule. I don’t give myself any breathing room. The result of my poor time management? […]

5 Great Money Lessons I Learned From My Immigrant Parents

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. My parents immigrated to the US, separately, in 1980 and ’81. […]

5 Top Travel Destinations for 2014

Winter is gone, and spring has fallen. Hopefully, the area where you live (and are reading this) has started to show some sunshine. And, with all this great new weather, the thought enters the mind, "there may be other places with even prettier weather." And you'd be correct! So, future traveler, read on to learn more about some of the best destinations of 2014! […]

How Bad Americans Have It

Money magazine released the following stats in their April issue. […]

9 Amazing DIY Lamps You Want in Your House

A good lamp does more than just shed light. With the right size, shape, color, and texture a lamp can compliment your furnishings and demonstrate your sense of style. To paraphrase the immortal words of The Dude, it really ties the room together. But new lamps can be expensive, and thrift store lamps, while affordable, can be hit or miss. Why not take matters into your own hands? […]

Best Money Tips: Fifteen Ways to Make Money to Fill Your Fridge

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to make money to fill your fridge, bills you can cut from your budget, and things to bring to a job interview. Top 5 Articles Fifteen ways to make money to fill your fridge: make £300/$500 per month — Mending computers or dog sitting can help you make enough money to fill your fridge. […]

25 Cheap and Easy Fixes That Make Your House Look Amazing

I'm currently in the process of selling my house, and it's been quite an ordeal getting it up to snuff for listing. Over the six years my family has lived here, we've surely settled in. Things like dirty baseboards, slow draining tubs, and a rogue dead outlet didn't seem so horrible; we got used to all these little inconveniences because our minds were elsewhere. […]

You're Blocking Your Own Success — Here's How to Stop

Much has been written about the concept of success… oodles, in fact, all claiming to deliver the proverbial key that will help you get from here to there. Proper planning is apparently crucial for example, as is unyielding determination. Setting goals that are measurable is also said to be important, as it allows you to monitor your progress and celebrate your milestones. […]

10 Wines That Taste Pricier Than They Are

Value, when it comes to wine, is in the palate of the beholder. But it also depends on the wallet of the beholder, as well. Frankly, what is considered to be a great deal on a wine for dinner is worlds apart depending on whether you have that conversation with Bill Gates or Warren Buffett or with little ol' me. […]

5 Vehicles With the Longest Lifespans

This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.com. There are dozens of factors to consider when it comes to buying a new car—everything from safety features to the length of the loan. But if durability is high on your lists of musts, a new study might help steer you in the right direction. […]

Can “Churning” Credit Cards Really Work?

There are a lot of credit card offers out there that reward you for signing up by giving you a bunch of frequent flyer miles, hotel discounts, or big gift certificates. […]

Reader Mailbag: Helicoptering

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. New company 401(k) question 2. Freezing in plastic 3. Eating cheap on road trip 4. Leasing an electric vehicle 5. Too much money into retirement? 6. Midlife crisis? 7. Pay mortgage or start investing? 8. Nonstick pans 9. […]

My year-long quest to create a guide to mastering money

Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. J.D.’s non-financial writing can be found at More Than Money, where he recently wrote about how to be happy. “How would you like to write an Unconventional Guide?” my friend Chris Guillebeau asked me last spring. As long-time readers know, I’ve joined Chris to travel across the U.S. […]

9 Cool Things You Didn't Know Skype Can Do

Sponsored by Skype — Use Skype Credit to call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates. Skype is famous for free instant messaging and online voice calls, and I love using Skype to keep in touch with my friends and family. But Skype offers so much more than messages and online calls. Here are 9 cool ways Skype can make your life easier. 1. […]

Do This One Thing a Day to Defeat Clutter Forever

The problem with most advice on clearing clutter is that it runs on the assumption that people actually have enough storage space in their homes. I am 100% sure that anyone who saves closet space by rotating their winter clothes out of their closet to make room for their summer wardrobe isn't storing their Christmas sweaters under their house in the crawlspace. […]

4 Secrets to Getting the Lowest Rate From Travel Websites

Personalization is the next big thing in tech. Google customizes your search results when you're logged in to your Google account. And if you often see the same ads on multiple websites, it's because the ad network's algorithms suggest that you'd be interested in those products. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Live a Life With No Regrets

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on living a life with no regrets, cutting your own hair, and tasks you shouldn't put on the backburner. Top 5 Articles 11 Ways to Live a Life With No Regrets — If you want to live your life with no regrets, be afraid of being afraid. [Lifehack] How to Cut Your Own Hair - An Updated Guide! […]

20 Snacks That Will Keep You Energized Through the Day

Looking to bust through the afternoon lull? A snack can be a fantastic energy boost, but try your best to avoid those vending machines. Sure that tasty candy bar might give you a temporary high, but you'll come crashing down hard and have less energy than you started with. Plus, over time those quarters add up. […]

3 Reasons Why You're Still in Debt

You feel like you've been working to pay off your credit cards forever, and yet each statement seems to have a higher balance than the last. It's enough to tempt you to break out the credit card for some retail therapy — even though you know that's just going to make the whole situation worse. Why can't you seem to get any traction with your debt payoff? […]

5 Great Ways to Network That Don't Feel Sleazy

While some seasoned professionals can market and network in a natural way, too many can come off as pick-up artists. Whether they are pitching a new health shake multi-level-marketing plan, their child's Girl Scout cookies, or their new tech startup, when someone you encounter has you in their sights to close a business deal, it can feel very, very uncomfortable. […]