Star Money Articles for the Week of March 13

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money recommends working the ESI scale to financial independence. Centsibly Rich shares five simple ways to save on gardening. The Wild Wong says you need to negotiate salary increases. Mr Fire Station completed the first year of early retirement. Gen Y Finance Guy is putting $250k to work. Finally, my book of the week is How Much Mo […]

Best Deals for Friday 03/17

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The Best Budgeting Tools Out There

Are you struggling to stay on your budget? Maybe it’s because you don’t have one in place yet. Or maybe, it’s because keeping track of expenses is just plain tough. No matter the reason, there are plenty of amazing budgeting tools available these days, which can make the entire process easy to implement (and stick with). […]

31 Days to Financial Independence (31/31) – Bringing It All Together

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appeared every Thursday on The Simple Dollar for the better part of a year. This is the final entry in the series. Before we get started with this final edition of the “31 Days to Financial Independence,” let’s make a giant list of all of the entries in one place. […]

5 Common Money Moves That Can Get You Into Legal Trouble

They seem like minor fibs: We forge our spouse's name on the back of a check. We inflate our monthly income when applying for that rewards credit card. We run a small business from home, and might fib about the size of our office in hopes of getting a tax break from the IRS. These may all seem... […]

Read "AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip" to Live Your Best Life

Even though the world is filled with unique individuals pursuing their own unique goals, we're all seeking an abundance of two things: health and wealth. And while the paths to these goals can require different choices, the methodologies behind the success in each are actually quite similar. Jean... […]

Best Money Tips: Cook Healthier With These Ingredient Substitutions

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ingredient substitutions for healthier cooking, work from home jobs you should avoid, and habits of irresistible people. Top 5 Articles 6 Ingredient Substitutions for Healthier Cooking — Instead of adding cream to... […]

Three Reasons to Cut or Change Your Commute

The average American commute is now 26 minutes each way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means the typical U.S. worker now spends almost an hour each day commuting. Assuming a five-day workweek, two weeks of vacation per year, and 4o years of working full-time, that adds up to roughly a year of your life just traveling to and from work. […]

8 Signs You Aren't Prepared for an Emergency

Everyone eventually faces an emergency, whether it's related to finances, health, the weather, or something else entirely. The more prepared we are, however, the easier it is to roll with the punches when life throws them our way. Are you ready? Here are eight signs you aren't prepared for an... […]

The 5 Best Descalers

Descalers are a must-have if you have hard water in your area. Limescale can accumulate in your machine’s tubes, pumps, and inner workings over time. If you don’t descale, your brewer won’t work as well, so coffee takes longer to brew and it won’t taste as good. Regularly... […]

Best Deals for Thursday 03/16

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Republic Wireless: What happened when I pulled the trigger

I'd been wanting to try out Republic Wireless for a while. I'm glad I finally did … I was tired of my dumb phone. It was dumb as in “not a smartphone” but also dumb as in dumb. I barely could see the keypad anymore. And I kept butt-dialing people because I could not lock the phone without shutting it off. It's like the software running the phone was out to lunch or something. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/16, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Moving on the Cheap! Learn about creating a moving budget, getting free or cheap moving supplies, saving on a moving... […]

How to Watch March Madness Without Paying for Cable

By Chris Brantner Whether you’re a casual or die-hard fan, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament is one of the biggest events in all of sports — in fact, it takes in more advertising revenue than even the Super Bowl. They call it March Madness for a reason, since it brings some of the most exciting and dramatic games you’ll likely see all year long. Like other huge, spread-out sporting even […]

The Imitation Game

“You are the average of your five closest friends.” – Jim Rohn I often use that quote on this site because it really hits home with a lot of truth. Look at the five people who you value the most in this world and most want to spend time with. […]

8 Money Moves to Make Before You Remarry

Every year, about three per 1,000 Americans divorce from their spouse. Since about seven per 1,000 Americans marry every year, there is a chance that some divorcees will eventually tie the knot again with a new partner. But before you remarry, you should evaluate your finances. Let's review eight... […]

This Simple Negotiating Trick Puts Money in Your Pocket

When you hear the word "anchoring," what comes to mind? No doubt something that involves a ship dropping anchor, or perhaps fixing something to a wall or floor. But it's also a known technique used in sales and negotiations that helps people get what they want. The basic premise is not... […]

Best Money Tips: Easy Ways to Make Money From Social Media

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on easy ways to make money from social media, tips to make technology last beyond the warranty, and how to make the most of a health savings account. Top 5 Articles Five Easy Ways To Make Money From Social Media — If... […]

Here’s What Our $150-a-Week Grocery Budget and Meal Plan Looks Like in Real Life

When my husband and I got serious about our finances years ago, our food spending was out of control. We were just two people and a baby at the time, yet we were inhaling $1,000 in food each month – and sometimes more. One fix for our food spending woes was simple: We were dining out at least twice a week, and we knew we had to cut that out. […]

The 5 Best Face Peels

Facial peels performed at a spa, doctor’s office, or esthetic facility can be really pricey. Fortunately, you can rejuvenate your skin from home at an affordable price, in just a short period of time, with at-home peels. What Are Face Peels? Facial peels can exfoliate dead skin so that the... […]