14 Fun Winter Staycation Ideas

If you believe the Internet reports on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the economy is making a comeback. And perhaps it is. […]

Impress the Future Boss: 9 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

A job interview is one of those few formal moments left in a world that is becoming less and less formal. Understanding just how much we need to up our game to ace an interview can be tough. If you’ve gone to all the effort of landing an interview, present your most poised and polished self by avoiding these nine mistakes. (See also: How to Answer 23 of the Most Common Interview Questions) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Reduce Your Food Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on reducing your food budget, saving on winter spending, and times when it's ok NOT to save money. Top 5 Articles Easy Ways to Reduce Your Food Budget — Reduce your food budget by planning your meals in advance. [Moola Days] 6 Tricks to Save on Winter Spending — To save on winter spending, insulate your home. […]

10 Great Uses for Onions

I'm not a big fan of raw onions. But while I won't be putting them in my salad anytime soon, there are some fantastic uses for onions that I can take advantage of without bothering my taste buds. (See also: 25 Alternative Uses for Lemons) 1. Protect Your Plants From Insects Mix together four onions, two cloves of garlic, two tablespoons of cayenne pepper, and one quart of water. […]

You Can Only Spend Each Dollar Once

Over the weekend, I sat down to talk a bit about money with our oldest son. He receives a decent monthly allowance, he got some gift money for his birthday back in October, and he also makes money from random jobs like pet sitting, etc. […]

Four Reasons Resumes are Rejected

Daily Finance lists four reasons resumes are rejected as follows: Too long. Your resume is not meant to be an exhaustive list of every job you've ever held, every award you have ever received, and every training program, club, or activity you have ever attended. […]

The Best of Money Carnival

The Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Do a financial self appraisal. Enjoy! […]

A Financial Planner's Disaster

MSNBC has a piece about a "financial planner" (he was actually a Certified Financial Planner, but doesn't really deserve the title IMO) who made a ton of financial mistakes and ended up losing everything. Here are snippets of his story: I felt we could afford around $350,000 [for a house]. […]

What’s Your Best Money Advice? Be Prepared For That Rainy Day

Do you have great sayings that you ponder over and reflect upon every so often? I actually have a few pieces of advice that I hold near. I actually try to live by a few of these “adages”. The first is a very common cliche which I’ve adopted and taken to heart as I cruise [...]What’s Your Best Money Advice? Be Prepared For That Rainy Day Copyright 2011 TheDigeratiLife.com All rights reserved. […]

Putting Off the Important Things

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to personal finance is that most of the personal finance tasks a person might do are not urgent. It’s that lack of urgency that often convinces people to indulge in bad personal finance behavior. Important and Urgent Tasks What do I mean by not “urgent”? Every task you have before you in your life can be judged by one of two traits. Is it important? […]

5 Tips for Your First Job Interview

Don’t feel bad if you’re applying for a lot of jobs and not getting the callbacks. It doesn’t mean that you’re unqualified or that your resume needs work. It means that you’re one of the multitudes of resumes that companies receive when the amount of jobs is low and unemployment is at 9% and underemployment being 14%. […]

Kids & Money: Teaching Gratitude

One of the most important financial — and life — lessons your children can learn is that of gratitude. Gratitude can make life sweeter, and it can also inspire contentment with life. When your children are content with what they have, and grateful for it, there is less of a “need” to spend money on more stuff. Unfortunately, we are essentially selfish creatures. We have to learn gratitude. […]

How To Start Investing With Very Little Money

You Can Begin Investing Today With as Little as Five Dollars If you have survived the economic downturn, you may be happy just to be paying your bills on time. Investing for your future might not even be on your radar and many folks assume that if they do not have large amounts they should not even bother. […]

Judge Rejects Citigroup Lawsuit Settlement

The Securities and Exchange Commission, an organization designed to regulate and oversee the financial industry, is charged with acting in investors’ best interests. Most of the time, however, the SEC works on behalf of the large financial companies under its purview. […]

Look at College as an Investment

Dr. Thomas Stanley suggests that people should start looking at college as an investment. What does this mean? Well, what do you want when you invest? The best possible return on your money, right? Shouldn't investing in college be the same way (that you at least get a decent return on the time and money you invest)?Well, looks like someone is helping us all in this effort. […]

American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

One of the two major airlines that had not yet filed for bankruptcy or restructuring, American Airlines, gave in and filed for Chapter 11 protection today. The airline will continue to operate its business as usual; if you planned to fly American Airlines, you’ll still be able to do so without any problem. […]

Five Cool, Free Holiday Gifts for Your Spouse

Face it, once you’re past Santa-believing age, Christmas gifts don’t hold quite the same thrill. The gift-giving aspects of the holidays are definitely for the kids. But that doesn’t mean your spouse doesn’t expect something — far from it! But, especially if you’re on a tight budget that you are co-managing, your spouse may be happier with a gift that didn’t involve a major ATM withdrawal. […]

The Christmas Spirit All Year Round

One of the best parts of this time of the year is the handful of days we spend decorating our house for Christmas. All of us are involved in the process, even our littlest one, who struggles with the hand-eye coordination needed to put ornaments on the tree. […]

Finish What You Start

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Last week I realized something: I’ve been playing piano consistently for more than one year. That’s a feat considering that I’ve wanted to play for as far back as I can remember. […]

10 Quick Tips to Winterize Your Home

Winter is coming. I envision a lot of mornings where I won’t want to leave the warm sanctuary of our bed to tackle the harsh cold of our bedroom. One of the benefits of living in a part of the country with four seasons is seeing the leaves change. One of the downsides of living in a part of the country with four seasons is realizing they’re changing because it will be very cold soon. […]