The Real Normal

Whenever I read a news website or pick up a newspaper, I’m often inundated with stories telling me in great detail how other people live their lives. […]

Ask the Readers: What will you donate this month?

We are frugal for a reason. We are trying to maximize our money to buy a quality of life, and that quality looks different for everyone. For some, it means being able to travel the world; for others, they’d like to stay home with their kids. Many would like to know the feeling of owning something outright. […]

No Pulling! Dogs Walk Easy With the Easy Walk Harness

A couple of days before we picked up our dog Doughty, my wife and I visited the pet store to check off the items on the list given us by the breeder: crate, food and water bowls, collar and leash, etc. Everything on the list was a cinch to find and choose until we got to collar and leash. […]

How to Sell Your House in 24 Hours

If you're thinking about selling your home, there are two things that you probably want: to sell it for a high price, and to sell your house fast with as little hassle as possible. We recently sold our home in just over 24 hours and had five offers. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Avoid 6 Big Resume Flaws

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to avoid 6 big resume flaws, unique ways to make extra money, and saving money as a stay at home mom. Top 5 Articles 6 big resume flaws - and how to hide them — If your college degree isn't in line with the job you are applying for, consider adding a special skills section to your resume. […]

How Dave Ramsey helped me pay off $250,000 in debt

The guest post comes from Rob Berger. He is the founder of the popular personal finance blog the Dough Roller. I remember the moment I pledged to become debt free as if it were yesterday. It was nearly seven years ago. I was 40 and my wife and I had about $250,000 in non-mortgage debt. Dave Ramsey’s podcast was playing while I cleaned out my workshop. […]

How to put a cap on sunk costs

I’ve always been amused by the Berlitz commercial featuring the well-meaning but English-challenged trainee within the German Coast Guard: Intercom: “Mayday Mayday –static– Hello can you hear us can you hear us can you –static– over –static– we are sinking we are sink–” German Coast Guard (slowly, in very thick accent): “Hallo? […]

Financial Independence Means No Strings Attached

Today is the Fourth of July, the day our nation celebrates its independence. It’s a day that many Americans take pride in, celebrating it by taking the day off, enjoying a picnic or a party, and setting off fireworks. As a nation, we hold independence as a strong value. On the other side of that grand national story are all of the individual stories we all can tell of our own lives. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 07/04

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today  Joe's NB Outlet shoe deals from $7, 6pm.com $17.76 sale, Bon-Ton flip-flops and thong sandals from $2, and more! […]

Reader Mailbag: Independence Day

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. Impact of credit limit increase 2. Christmas clubs 3. Retirement gamble? 4. Trying not to judge 5. Materials for high schoolers 6. Spouse replaces nearly new items 7. Identity theft worry 8. Selling collectibles 9. […]

Get Motivated Out of a Business Slump

This is a guest article by Tom Drake, the founder of Online Money, where he writes about his online business techniques. Tom is helping me (Luke Landes) organize this year’s Plutus Awards, an award ceremony honoring the best financial blogs, bloggers, products and services, which will be featured at this coming October’s Financial Blogger Conference. […]

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Many in the GRS community have been reading the site since J.D. Roth began posting in 2006, but many of you are new to the community. We’re going to start re-posting some of the most popular — and useful articles — from the past. The financial advice and ideas are still valid, and well worth bringing back to light. […]

The Big Barbecue Sauce Recipe Roundup

If grilling gets your taste buds going, then having a strong barbecue sauce recipe collection is sure to keep them moving forward at full steam. Different sauces provide flavor, diversity, moisture, and even color to the dinner plate. […]

Let Freedom Ring: A Fourth of July Infographic from Quicken Loans

Let Freedom Ring: A Fourth of July Infographic from Quicken Loans An infographic from the team at Quicken Loans.      […]

Happy Fourth of July

Just want to say a big happy Fourth of July to all of you out there -- and Happy Birthday to America! I hope you're having a great day (like I am) celebrating the freedom we enjoy in the U.S. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/4, 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 prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: 4th of July! Learn about enjoying your 4th of July without breaking the bank! […]

The Secret of the Pump Dispenser

My hair is usually really short. When I wash my hair, I want to use just a little bit of shampoo – makes sense, right? It doesn’t take much to fully lather up my hair. The problem is that shampoo virtually always comes in a squeeze bottle. When I grab that in the shower and turn it over to get just a little bit of shampoo, it’s incredibly easy to get way too much on my hands. […]

Interviews with Millionaires

If you have a net worth of $1 million or more, I'd like to interview you for an upcoming post (you would be anonymous, I just need you to answer some questions.) If interested, drop me a line. […]

Your Take: Is Our Tax System Fair?

When Miranda approached me with the idea for this morning’s story, based on what she recently read in a CBO report, I thought it would make for an interesting (and lively, as all political and tax related Your Takes tend to be!) topic of discussion on the eve of the 4th of July. […]