10 Budget Purchases That Look Expensive

I've written about expensive purchases that looked cheap, but what about the opposite — cheap purchases that look much more expensive than they actually are? This is what the essence of Wise Bread (and frugality) is all about: making smart purchases that are good for your wallet, image, and... […]

10 Budget Purchases That Look Expensive

I've written about expensive purchases that looked cheap, but what about the opposite — cheap purchases that look much more expensive than they actually are? This is what the essence of Wise Bread (and frugality) is all about: making smart purchases that are good for your wallet, image, and... […]

10 Budget Purchases That Look Expensive

I've written about expensive purchases that looked cheap, but what about the opposite — cheap purchases that look much more expensive than they actually are? This is what the essence of Wise Bread (and frugality) is all about: making smart purchases that are good for your wallet, image, and... […]

Make the Most of a College Job Fair

Having a plan ahead of time will help you navigate a job fair. Photo: Georgia Institute of Technology If your main goal after college is to land a job, attending a college career fair has to feel somewhat like visiting Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Maybe not quite that cool. But it’s a great way to land or line up a job after graduation. The U.S. […]

Make the Most of a College Job Fair

Having a plan ahead of time will help you navigate a job fair. Photo: Georgia Institute of Technology If your main goal after college is to land a job, attending a college career fair has to feel somewhat like visiting Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Maybe not quite that cool. But it’s a great way to land or line up a job after graduation. The U.S. […]

12 Awesome Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of the most versatile ingredients you have in your kitchen. And what's even more exciting is that its application can be extended far beyond the food world. First, it's important to understand that raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar will provide all the power and... […]

12 Awesome Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of the most versatile ingredients you have in your kitchen. And what's even more exciting is that its application can be extended far beyond the food world. First, it's important to understand that raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar will provide all the power and... […]

Questions About Ice Scrapers, 529 Changes, Freecycle, and More!

Questions About Ice Scrapers, 529 Changes, Freecycle, and More! 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. Money slipping through the cracks 2. Car window ice removal advice 3. Freecycle question 4. Too much saving? 5. Thoughts on carrying knives 6. […]

Questions About Ice Scrapers, 529 Changes, Freecycle, and More!

Questions About Ice Scrapers, 529 Changes, Freecycle, and More! 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. Money slipping through the cracks 2. Car window ice removal advice 3. Freecycle question 4. Too much saving? 5. Thoughts on carrying knives 6. […]

5 Ways Women Are Better Investors Than Men

It's no secret that the finance and investing industries are dominated by men. The 2013 Catalyst Census study, for example, found that within Fortune 500 companies, women represented only 11.4% of CFOs and 17.6% of executive level officers in finance and insurance. But that doesn't mean women are... […]

5 Amazing Hotels You Can Book with Starwood Points

Seven Mile Beach is the star attraction of the Westin Grand Cayman. Photo: Pete Markham Despite what you may have heard, you don’t have to pay for a single hotel stay in order to begin racking up hotel loyalty points. Case in point: With the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, you simply need to meet a minimum spending requirement in order to earn a boatload of points. […]

5 Amazing Hotels You Can Book with Starwood Points

Seven Mile Beach is the star attraction of the Westin Grand Cayman. Photo: Pete Markham Despite what you may have heard, you don’t have to pay for a single hotel stay in order to begin racking up hotel loyalty points. Case in point: With the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, you simply need to meet a minimum spending requirement in order to earn a boatload of points. […]

6 Foods Scientifically Proven to Increase Your Lifespan

Abraham Lincoln once said, "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." True. But also… a few more years couldn't hurt. (See also: Live Long and Prosper With These Healthy Habits) Over the last 150 years, human life expectancy has doubled,... […]

6 Foods Scientifically Proven to Increase Your Lifespan

Abraham Lincoln once said, "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." True. But also… a few more years couldn't hurt. (See also: Live Long and Prosper With These Healthy Habits) Over the last 150 years, human life expectancy has doubled,... […]

How to raise a frugal child

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Sometimes you find clues of your kids’ financial education progress in the strangest places. “Dear Santa” – began my seven-year-old daughter’s letter, published in our local newspaper - “May I have more money? I will save it to buy a house or car.” (I know. […]

How to raise a frugal child

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Sometimes you find clues of your kids’ financial education progress in the strangest places. “Dear Santa” – began my seven-year-old daughter’s letter, published in our local newspaper - “May I have more money? I will save it to buy a house or car.” (I know. […]

Start saving and planning now for summer vacays

Susan LadikaThe coldest winter months are the time to start saving for your summer vacation. By planning now for a week exploring the sites of London and Paris, or trekking around Orlando’s theme parks, you can avoid racking up credit card debt on airline tickets and hotel rooms when warmer weather rolls around. […]

Who Benefits From 529 Plans, the Middle Class or the Wealthy?

When I first began reading that President Obama was considering reducing the tax benefits for savers who make use of 529 plans and other education savings accounts to reduce the cost of education-related expenses, I was surprised. It has been my understanding that 529 plans, all though I do not have one, are intended to help the middle class by encouraging tax-efficient savings for education. […]

Who Benefits From 529 Plans, the Middle Class or the Wealthy?

When I first began reading that President Obama was considering reducing the tax benefits for savers who make use of 529 plans and other education savings accounts to reduce the cost of education-related expenses, I was surprised. It has been my understanding that 529 plans, all though I do not have one, are intended to help the middle class by encouraging tax-efficient savings for education. […]

Want to Start Your Own Business? Focus on ‘Start’

A business idea isn’t going to do you any good if you don’t try to put it to use. Photo: Klaus Jakob Comes Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Thinking about starting a business? The list of things you think you need to figure out before you can start is probably a mile long, isn’t it? Well, good news. […]