The Fiduciary Rule Is Under Review — How Will This Affect Your Investments?

If you have money invested in a retirement plan, such as a 401K or an IRA, chances are high you'll be impacted by an executive order issued recently by President Trump. It centers on the "fiduciary rule," one of former President Obama's initiatives that was scheduled to go into effect on... […]

Organize 8 Key Areas of Your Life With These 17 Smart Apps

There's no doubt the phone in your pocket is a great time killer while in a crowded waiting room, but the truth is that smartphones are actually amazing little tools that can really improve your productivity — both personally and professionally. Here are eight tasks you can do on your phone,... […]

Flashback Friday: 128 Creative Ways to Upcycle Your Trash

Before you head over to the trash can, take a moment to consider if that empty can or citrus peel in your hand can be put to good use. Believe it or not, you might be able to save tons of cash by upcycling your garbage and turning it into something useful. Here are 128 creative ways to make your... […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of February 27

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Reach Financial Independence lists three things that allowed a reader to retire with millions in the bank. ESI Money continues his interviews with millionaires. […]

Best Money Tips: Save $570/Year By Making These Foods at Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to save over $500 a year just by making certain foods at home, tips to organize your day for productivity, and ways to be a better leader at any age. Top 5 Articles Making These 6 Foods at Home is So Easy — and... […]

Stop Making These 7 Basic Budget Mistakes

Budgets are the foundation of frugal living and personal financial success. Clear and realistic budgets help us better understand our financial picture, rein in irresponsible spending, and develop stronger saving habits. If you're having a tough time sticking to your budget, maybe it's not your... […]

Best Deals for Friday 03/03

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Saving at Tax Time: Highlights from our Chat with America Saves

America Saves joined us for our #WBChat on March 2nd! Our #ASW17 #WBChat included awesome advice on how to save on taxes and America Saves shared awesome expertise to help people maximize their tax savings. In total we had 96 participants, reached over 256K people, and had over 7.34 million... […]

How Being Unhealthy Can Impact Your Finances

You may not think about it, but your health can affect your finances… sometimes in ways you wouldn’t expect. There’s the immediate cost of unhealthy behaviors, such as buying cigarettes or fast food. Then there are the long-term expenses, such as medical care for preventable diseases. […]

31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 29): Handling Changing Goals

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we discussed the “long valley” – the period when the “honeymoon” wears off during a personal change yet you’re still far from your goal. […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Private Info Private

In a world where so many of us share everything from the birth of a child to our weight loss goals on social media, privacy might seem like a moot point. But the reality is, growing identity theft threats make safeguarding personal details more important than ever. The good news is, there are... […]

Best Money Tips: What to Do If an Airline Loses Your Luggage

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles what to do if an airline loses your luggage, ways to save money on your pets, and hacks to help you get the most out of an Amazon Prime membership. Top 5 Articles Here's What to Do (ASAP!) If an Airline Loses Your Luggage... […]

6 Reasons You Need to Include Pets in Your Will

Our pets give us love. They share our beds. We even buy them birthday presents. And though you might consider Fido to be a bona fide member of the family, the law has a different perspective. Your dog is your personal property — no different from your car or the silver china. But unlike your... […]

4 Reasons to Add Your Teen as an Authorized User on Your Credit Card

Giving your kid access to your credit card account might make you squirm, but there are some good reasons to do it. Teens need to be educated about credit before they leave the nest and get their own credit cards. While you could just hand them your credit card whenever they want to make a... […]

The 5 Best Bottle Brushes

Washing and sanitizing bottles can be a timely, frustrating chore. Fortunately, bottle brushes can make the chore faster and more efficient. They can be used to quickly clean baby bottles, water bottles, and other narrow drinking vessels. When you want to clean your baby products deep-down, a brush... […]

9 Ways Your Lazy Habits Are Costing You

Everyone gets lazy sometimes. We all make excuses as to why we can't or won't do certain things. But is your laziness holding you back from achieving financial freedom? If you're struggling to get ahead or want to supercharge your money situation, it's time to shed your slothful ways. Do any of... […]

The Art of the Email Auto-Reply (and 10 Ways to Have Fun With It)

Americans tend to behave like they’re being naughty when they take vacation, as if five workdays off in the middle of summer were stolen cookies, and they’re toddlers with their hand in the proverbial jar. But in fact, vacation is far from frivolous. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 03/02

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Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/2, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #ASW17 to participate. This week's topic: Saving at Tax Time! Learn about saving on tax preparation and filing expenses, tax credits worth... […]

Revisiting My Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe

One of the most popular articles I’ve ever written for The Simple Dollar is Making Your Own Laundry Detergent: A Detailed Visual Guide. In it, I very carefully described my recipe at the time for making homemade laundry soap. In terms of cost-effectiveness, that recipe is amazing. It costs just a little under three cents per load and gets clothes quite clean. […]