80-20 Your Career

Now that I've shared how to 80-20 your finances, I wanted to offer my 20% of the actions we all can take to get 80% of the results needed to grow our careers. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/12, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win a $100 or one of two $50 Gift Cards!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $100 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards!. Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Financial Organization. Learn about financial confidence, creating financial goals and saving money with consumer financial behavior expert and Chase Blueprint general manager Caryn Kaiser. […]

Sell Bulk Entertainment Items at a Secondhand Entertainment Store (101/365)

Yesterday, I talked about the value of selling individually valuable items using internet auction sites and classified listings. If you know something has significant individual value, you’re better off selling it individually, preferably directly to a buyer rather than through a middleman. However, a lot of the items we’ll find cluttering up our house have a relatively low individual value. […]

“Sells” Your Potential: Skills, Knowledge, and Personal Traits

The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from Resume 101: A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land Jobs. Copyright © 2012 by Quentin J. Schultze, PhD. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA. […]

My Citi mtvU Card Was Compromised

Maybe I was tempting fate when I listed the virtual account number on my post about one time use credit card numbers or perhaps my credit card was caught up in the Global Payments breach (which prompted that post) but my Citi mtvU Card, which is slated to be replaced anyway, was compromised this week. […]

How to Save Money on Groceries

I’ll admit it. I’m not good at saving money on food. My wife and I love to eat at fancy overpriced restaurants and although we try to cut and save coupons, they normally expire in the coupon organizer before they make it to the store. […]

Filing an Income Tax Extension and Buying Paper I Bonds

I’ve written in the past about the new Series I Savings Bond purchase limits and the fact that paper bonds have (mostly) gone away. […]

How Higher Education is Responding to Higher Costs

One of the big subjects of debate right now is whether or not student loans and education will account for the next economic bubble. Not too long ago, outstanding student loan debt surpassed $1 trillion, and student loan debt is now larger than credit card debt. […]

How to Earn $100k and Still Feel Poor

Here's another piece (this time from Yahoo) from a person who makes a $100k annual income and says it's not all it's crackled up to be. […]

Filing an Income Tax Extension

The clock is ticking. Are you worried that you might miss the looming tax deadline and wind up filing late? If you think that might be a possibility, be sure to request an extension. What’s that, you say? An extension? Yes, an extension. In fact, everyone is entitled to an automatic, six month extension. All you have to do is ask. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Passing Sickness Edition

On Saturday evening, my wife fell really ill. She was feverish and barely wanted to crawl out of bed. By Sunday afternoon, she felt fine. On Sunday afternoon, my youngest son fell really ill. He was feverish and barely wanted to move. By Monday afternoon, he felt fine. On Monday afternoon, I felt really ill. I felt like doing nothing at all and had a bit of a fever. […]

FMF March Money Madness, Championship

Here are the last two posts of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (to follow all the action click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. […]

How I Stopped Excessive Gifting

This post is by staff writer Tim Sullivan. Most of us struggle with some psychological aspect of money that can impede our savings. Whether it be the lure of clothing stores, nights out with friends, or stocking a top-shelf liquor cabinet, there tends to be one thing or another that creeps from our wants category into our needs. […]

3.8% “Unearned” Investment Income Medicare Tax

I’m a big fan of dividends because of the favorable tax treatment so this article on Smart Money about the impending spike in tax rates on dividends caught my eye. […]

8 Great, Cheap Summer Vacations

The sky is brighter, the air is warming up, and the layers of clothes are getting peeled off. That can only mean one thing — summer is near. One of the things that I love most about going on vacation is the chance to break out of my everyday routines, eat crappy foods guilt-free, and stay up blissfully late watching as much trashy reality TV as I please. […]

6 Awesome Reasons to Shop at Aldi

Since the price of groceries has been steadily rising and my only local grocery store went bankrupt, I have been trying better food budgeting with a monthly trip to Aldi for the essentials. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways Travel Can Help You Get a Job

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways travel can help you get a job, 80-20ing your finances, and bundling insurance policies. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways Travel Can Help you Get a Job — By traveling, you demonstrate to potential employers that you understand global business. […]

15 Alternatives to Nagging

If everyone did what they are supposed to do, then there would be no need for prompts, reminders, nudges, or nagging. But we all have different priorities, workloads, and understandings of what we think is a normal timeline from request to deadline. If you find yourself constantly giving someone else an extra push to get things done, consider these alternatives. […]

CAPM: The First Factor of Investing

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. A group of our advisors attended a conference this past fall sponsored by Dimensional Fund Advisors. In his talk, "Risk Dimensions of the Market," Eugene F. Fama reviewed the latest data on the Fama-French three-factor model for investment returns. […]

Most Wealthy Individuals Earned, Not Inherited, Their Wealth

When I first read The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley and William Danko, it didn’t inspire me. It’s not that I disagreed with the authors, but I found the book uninteresting. It was one of the first financial books I read after beginning Consumerism Commentary, and it came highly recommended from readers here and participants in The Motley Fool‘s community. […]