Best Money Tips: Thanksgiving Traditions That Can Break the Bank

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found ways to avoid blowing your budget on Thanksgiving traditions, must-haves for along car ride, and ways to earn free gift cards. Top 5 Articles 5 Thanksgiving Traditions That Can Break the Bank (and How to Avoid Them) – Making... […]

15 Ways to Make Money Outside Your Day Job

Extra money is great. At a minimum, extra income is more change in your pocket. Beyond that, it can diversify your income sources and make your finances less vulnerable to a disruption. There are many types of non-salary income, but one way they're often divided up is passive versus non-passive.... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 11/19

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Identity Theft Basics

The holidays are coming, and chances are good that your credit card will get a workout. […]

15 Cheap and Delicious Punch Recipes for Holiday Parties

It's almost time to get started on the holiday festivities! Not only are these delicious drinks crowd-pleasers, but the majority of them require very easy-to-acquire and affordable ingredients. Check out these 15 super-tasty and cheap punch recipes for every winter occasion. Non-Alcoholic... […]

4 New Year Budget Resolutions You Should Make Now

You know your finances are a mess. But why wait until New Year's Day to make changes? Here are four financial resolutions you should make, and start following, before 2016 rolls around. 1. Make a Realistic Budget Before you can change your financial habits, you need a roadmap listing how much you... […]

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

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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: For a limited time, Chase Freedom is offering new cardholders $150 for a sign up bonus.... […]