Best – And Worst – Paying Jobs in the United States

As this year’s college graduates get ready to enter the ranks of those looking for jobs, it’s worth considering the highest paying (and worst paying) jobs available in the United States. Indeed, if you are wondering whether or not your degree is worth the money, this list might help you make a decision. Most jobs, of course, fall somewhere in between the extremes of best paying and worst paying. […]

Back-to-School Saturday: You Know, For Kids

November’s Black Friday has been has been around for decades, but it’s only recently that it became the crazed shopping event resulting in deaths due to shopper stampedes. Online retailers invented Cyber Monday to bring some of the hype associated with brick-and-mortar retail locations to the internet. […]

Reader Mailbag: The Injury Cycle

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. Family and money 2. Home mortgage, debts, and repairs 3. Convincing children to sleep 4. Free refills at restaurants 5. Mortgage paydown or down payment? 6. SodaStream 7. Career switch and financial difficulties 8. […]

Sketchers Shape-up Lawsuit Settlement

Did you buy those funny looking Sketchers Shape-up shoes sometime after December 1st, 2008? Did you think they were going to tone you up? Well, sadly, you may have been deceived. Even if you didn’t think the shoes, by themselves, were going to help you actually tone up, you are still eligible to be part of a recently announced settlement. There was a class action lawsuit, titled “Grabowski v. […]

One Lesson From a Financial Whiz Kid

When Zac Bissonnette writes about how savvy he was about money in high school, I know his unusually precocious wisdom is not a put-on. I knew him back then. […]

35 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy (or Lazy) Vegetarians

I like to keep things simple in the kitchen, so I'm not big on extra appliances. In fact, we got rid of our bread maker, microwave, panini press, and toaster oven — all within the last year. There is, however, one extremely useful tool that we'll be holding onto for the long haul. […]

Six Great Tech Tools for Planning Your Own Death

There’s that word — death. It’s not something we like to see, talk about, or even acknowledge (did it send a shudder down your spine?). […]

Best Money Tips: How to Host a Yard Sale

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on hosting a yard sale, shopping smarter for crafts, and frugal health and beauty tips. Top 5 Articles How to Host a Yard Sale — When hosting a yard sale, remember to advertise effectively and think like a customer. […]

When to Invest in Individual Stocks

In the wake of the Facebook IPO, many of my finance geek friends were decrying the event (and the attendant media kerfuffle) as terrible for individual investors. […]

Your Money or Your Life, Computing Your Real Hourly Wage

A week ago I noted that I am reading through the book Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century. I have read many posts from other bloggers saying this was the one personal finance book that changed their lives the most. […]

Attributes Of The Millionaire Next Door

How does one end up with a million? It’s all in the mind. My grandpa always told me that I would become rich if I learned from the rich. I’ve had the good fortune and opportunity to come across a few wealthy people in my life, and I learned one important fact: they can be [...]Attributes Of The Millionaire Next Door Copyright 2011 All rights reserved. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/31, 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: Financial Emergencies. Learn about emergency funds, having multiple sources of income to cover emergency expenses, and reducing spending. […]

Use LED Bulbs in Certain Places (150/365)

For indoor use, there are three primary types of light bulbs available in the American market. Incandescent bulbs are the ones most of us have used all of our lives. They produce wonderful bright light, but they’re also incredibly energy inefficient and burn out all the time. Incandescent bulbs are also the least expensive problem. […]

Work and Life: Be Better at Both

The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life by Patty Azzarello, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. […]

8 Questions Before You Quit Your Job

What do you do when you think you want to leave your job? Job dissatisfaction is a worldwide experience, and the occasional desire to quit is universal. When unemployment is high, however, employees of all types can be wary about leaving one job. […] Review

One of the growing trends in travel is finding a vacation rental on your own. A home, or some other unit, might be rented out by an owner who is only there part of the time, or by an owner who has the property exclusively for rental purposes. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Sunburn Edition

I spent a ton of time outside this past weekend. Although I put on a bunch of sunscreen, I didn’t apply enough to my shoulders and spent several hours swimming. My shoulders are burnt. In fact, it looks rather weird. I’m not burnt anywhere else except for the top of my shoulders, and they’re bright red. I’ve been trying various things on it to soothe the burning. […]

The 2 Most Important Things to Look at On Your Investment Statement

How many times have you received your quarterly 401k or IRA statement in the mail or via email and simply trashed it? How often do you open it up and glance over it only to see a bunch of numbers, but have no idea what to make of it other than finding out if you made money or lost money? You’re not alone. […]

Looking Back at Lasik One Year Later

Nearly a year ago, I did a cost benefit analysis of Lasik eye surgery and determined that I was ultimately paying around $500 an eye, after deducting the expense of eye care for twenty years. When I was doing the analysis, I had already decided to get the procedure done and I was running the numbers just to see if anything surprising jumped out at me. […]

Your 401(k) Stinks, and Here’s What to Do About It

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. We at The Motley Fool have always been champions of the individual investor, encouraging each person to take control of her or his financial destiny. […]