11 Ways the Government Pays You to Live Green

Do you care about the planet? Do you care about saving money? Those ideas are not mutually exclusive. If you are environmentally conscious, it's worth knowing that you can "live green" and get help from the government to do so. Federal, state, and local governments offer tax breaks,... […]

Finding Meaning Within Your Job – Even If You Don’t Like It

Most people don’t like their jobs. Believe it or not, only 13% of people worldwide actually like going to work. That means seven out of eight of you reading this article actually dislike your job in some significant way. For many, jobs are simply a means to an end. […]

Beware of These Common Debt Consolidation Traps

You've vowed to eliminate your credit card debt, but your bills are too overwhelming. You're ready to consider a final option: debt consolidation. It's true that consolidating your debts can make it easier to eliminate them. But debt consolidation can come with its own financial traps. Because of... […]

12 Entry Level Jobs With Surprisingly High Salaries

Many of us leave school knowing it will take several years to achieve a decent standard of living. There is a ladder to climb, and we all know we have to start on the bottom rung. However, there are some professions that offer hefty paydays the second you enter the field. Here are 12 careers that... […]

The 5 Best Blushes

Blush is an essential item in any makeup kit. It will add color and a healthy glow to your cheeks, even with a light application. It can also make your skin look more youthful and rejuvenated, even in the coldest winter months. Every blush is different and each one is suited to a particular skin... […]

Hotel Rewards Cards for People Who Hate Hotels

Hotel credit cards let you earn points for free hotel stays, room upgrades, and more. With the right card, you could even book a week-long vacation without paying a single cent out of your own pocket, which is pretty amazing if you ask me.  Unfortunately, there is a catch. Like it or not, the points you earn through hotel cards can be extremely difficult to use. […]

Best Money Tips: 15 Best Apps for Savings on Dining Out

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found a list of the best apps for saving money when you’re dining out, how to clean everything in your kitchen, and memberships that will actually save you money. Top 5 Articles 15 Best Apps to Save Money on Dining Out —... […]

Americans Spend More Than Other Countries On These 10 Things

In America, we're known for our indulgences — home appliances, electronics, vacations, cars. So how does our spending stack up against Europeans, or folks in Asia? Read on for our analysis of the most uniquely American spendings habits out there. 1. The Lottery Americans spend more money... […]

Ask the Readers: What's the Worst Job You've Ever Had?

You've likely worked a variety of jobs, and some jobs may not be what you're interested in. That doesn't tend to be a huge issue (there are bills to pay, after all!) — unless there's something about the job that makes it really wrong for you. Personality clashes with the boss, mind-numbingly... […]

Building Momentum

I want to start off by sharing two stories with you that might not seem to have very much in common, but they actually turn out to have a lot in common. Let’s roll the clock back to the middle of 2006. Back in about that timeframe, I launched the “beta” edition of The Simple Dollar on Blogger, which was probably the best free blogging platform available at that time. […]

6 Retirement Products That Aren't Worth Your Money

Saving for retirement is actually quite simple. But there are many products out there that make it seem more complicated than it actually is. Others simply cost more than they're worth. As you approach retirement age, you may hear about all kinds of ways to ensure that you have enough money to... […]

5 Important Tax Changes for 2016

What comes with a new year? Changes to the federal tax code, of course. And 2016 is no exception. These changes could mean big financial penalties if you don't have health insurance. Or they could bring you big savings if you happen to own a small business. Overall, the changes to the tax code... […]

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Money

Whether or not yoga is your thing, you're probably familiar with it. The practice of yoga has become popular enough that most people know how yoga is done and how to do the basic poses. What you may not know is that you can learn a lot about life in general while holding a pose like downward dog... […]

Here's How Much It Costs to Lose a Pound on 5 Popular Weight Loss Plans

The New Year fitness marketing blitz has arrived. You know what that means: 'Tis the season for Jenny Craig and her fellow weight loss gurus to start making a pretty penny off of you. Don't get us wrong, we're all for health and fitness — just so long as it fits your budget. Read on for our... […]

Questions About You Need a Budget, Eggs and Milk, Timeshares, Old 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. Second home 2. You Need a Budget changes 3. Taking frugality too far 4. Frugal sketching supplies 5. Timeshare info sessions for freebies 6. Food staples when money’s tight 7. Stock downturn and rebalancing 8. […]

Ask These 4 Important Questions Before Signing Any Loan

You're ready to apply for that big loan, whether it's a mortgage for a new house, student loans to pay for your college education, or a way to finance your first new car. But the debt you take on will be with you for years in the form of regular monthly payments. How can you be certain that you're... […]

15 Great Jobs That Don't Pay Much

Can money buy happiness? Should you spend years in a job you don't like? Or, are you better off working at a job you really love, even if you don't make a pile of money? If you are an average American, you'll work for for 90,000 hours over your career lifetime. If you have a "happiness in my... […]

Eight Landlord Horror Stories That Will Dash Your Dream of Owning Rental Property

Investing in rental property is one way to grow your net worth while building equity in a tangible investment – a home or structure you can touch, feel, and even live in if you needed to. And if you do it right, you’ll end up with a paid-off property that was entirely financed with someone else’s dollars. […]

29 ways to build your emergency fund out of thin air

This is a guest post from GRS contributor Donna Freedman. Get Rich Slowly contributor Lisa Aberle recently suggested putting 10 percent of income in a savings account. She provided guidelines in “How to save money each month” – tried-and-true techniques like having a yard sale, cutting the cable, dropping the landline, raising insurance deductibles, eating at home and lowering the thermostat. […]

Try These 6 Money-Saving Challenges Now

Do you have a major goal to spend less or save more in 2016? I'm sure many of us do. But if you're anything like me, you need a challenge to get the motivation going. Frank L. Smoll, Ph.D., writing in Psychology Today explains that effective goal-setting in sports is all about the ABCs: A: The... […]