Best Money Tips: 21 Smart and Surprising Uses for Salt

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on smart ways to use salt, how to supercharge your afternoon with a coffee nap, and financial planning tips for millennials. Top 5 Articles 21 Smart Uses For Salt You Never Thought Of — Sprinkle salt in... […]

9 Things Successful 30-Somethings Do

How should 30-somethings measure their success? By the corner office they occupy? How big their house is? The kind of vacations they go on? Nope — none of the above. Because true success isn't determined by the quantity or even quality of material possessions you have, but rather the... […]

31 Super Smart Travel Hacks

Since the dawn of exploration, travelers have been finding ways to simplify and streamline their adventures. Today, we call this "travel hacking," and a few important tricks can save you a lot of time, space, and money. I've traveled the world with my wife since 2008 and we've saved... […]

Questions About Extreme Altruism, Upfront LED Costs, Scheduled Reading, Expensive Hobbies 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. 529s, savings, or mutual funds 2. Hospital indemnity plans 3. Discussing financial goals before marriage 4. Scheduling reading 5. Friendships and money 6. Extreme altruism 7. Store-to-store variance 8. Upfront cost of LEDs 9. […]

Watch Out for These 5 Sneaky 401K Fees

No matter how diligent you are at socking away money into your 401K, you could still be contributing less than you think, thanks to hidden fees and plan costs. According to a study from AARP, about three in five Americans are unaware of how much they're paying in 401K plan fees. Excessive 401K... […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Desk From Killing You

Sitting at a desk all day might literally be killing you. A study in Diabetologia shows that sedentary time in adults can actually lead to increased chance of death, even if you exercise regularly after work. Sitting at a desk all day at work can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease,... […]

Maintaining liquidity as you reduce debt — how a savings account helps

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Are you ready to start killing your debt? Whether you make the minimum payment or you’re ready to accelerate your debt repayment like a mad man/mad woman, you need a strategy to make that happen. […]

7 Things You Should Never Do on LinkedIn

How dialed in is your LinkedIn profile? As the world's most successful social business network (at last count, the site had 380 million members across more than 200 countries and territories), LinkedIn has become synonymous with online career-building. And with such a mind-boggling reach, it's... […]

The Power of Not Caring What Anyone Thinks

Who cares what they think? Worry about your family and your own goals first, not what other people say. Just last month, I said yes to a speaking gig at a Chamber of Commerce meeting a few towns away. I said yes even though I am a true introvert, and even though I am terrified of speaking in front of others. […]

Robinhood Review: Free Is the New $7 Stock Trade

Did you ever think you could trade stocks for free? Before the dawn of the Internet, it might have cost $50 or $100 to trade a stock through a human broker over the phone. […]

What to Do With $1,000 Now? Figuring Out if Personal Finance Advice Makes Sense

Is ‘injectable dermal filler’ really a wise use of $1,000? Here are eight rules to help you discern good financial advice from the bad. Photo: Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston If you caught yesterday’s post, you know that my daughter recently had surgery and I’ve been spending time at the hospital with her. […]

Best Money Tips: 13 Food Hacks to Reduce Waste

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on hacks that reduce food waste, ways to make an extra $500 for the holidays, and great small cities for millennials. Top 5 Articles 13 Hacks to Reduce Food Waste — Got a little mayonnaise left in the bottle?... […]

Clearing the Smog Surrounding Annuities

Photo: BriYYZ I’m convinced that annuities are the most misunderstood financial and insurance product in the financial services universe today. I think there are several reasons for that, which I will get into in a minute. […]

On Money and Personal Challenges

Photo: University of Virginia Children’s Hospital As I write this, I’m sitting alone in a hotel room. My daughter had a five hour surgery this morning (and early afternoon) that comes with some significant risk and significant pain and will require at least one follow-up procedure. […]

Debt Payoff Calculator

At The Simple Dollar, one of our missions is to help people break free from debt and get on the road to financial independence. Whether it’s medical bills, student loans, or credit card debt, we want to help you create a plan to eliminate your debt quickly. Why is this important? The average credit card debt in the U.S. is over $15,000. […]

8 Reasons to Stay Calm When the Market Tanks

The month of August was no fun for investors, as news from a slowdown in the Chinese economy caused the U.S. stock market to have several of its worst days in years. It seems likely now that 2015 will be a mediocre year at best for anyone who invested in stocks. But the stock market does take a... […]

Social investing in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal: Have your say

This article is by staff writer Katie O’Connor. Caught red-handed On the off-chance you haven’t heard about it, Volkswagen, the German car maker, is in a world of trouble. The company was caught using software to game emissions testing, a flat-out cheating move that affects some 11 million vehicles. […]

The World's 5 Most Posh Hostels

Hostels have long been cheap, low-frills places to rest your head when traveling the world, and popular with adventurous 20-somethings. They don't promise a lot except a clean bed and the opportunity to meet new friends. Millennials, however, are demanding something new. Meet the... […]

The 10 Best Monthly Subscription Box Services

Subscription boxes offer a convenient way to try different and new products without the legwork of actually going to various stores and browsing for interesting items. Professional curators put together their favorite collections for your perusal, at your convenience. They're also designed to offer... […]