Summer Travel: What’s the Cheapest Way to Go?

Not too long ago, my son and I were trying to figure out how to take a trip to see my grandfather in southern Arizona. I was trying to decide whether to fly or drive. I don’t live in a major metro area; it take an hour and a half to get to the airport in Salt Lake City, UT. And Grandpa lives three hours from Phoenix, AZ. […]

Are You Shunning the Stock Market?

Have you given up on the stock market like a large portion of Americans? I’m getting ready to dive in. According to a survey by a large financial company, 58% of Americans have lost faith in the stock market and 44% believe they will never invest in the stock market again. […]

Personal Finance the Lazy Way

This is a guest post by Lazy Man from Lazy Man and Money. A lot of people ask me why I go by the name Lazy Man. I wanted to convey the message that managing your money doesn’t have to be a lot of work. If a Lazy Man like me can do it anyone can do it. It’s about thinking smarter, not working harder. […]

Monetize Your Message: Turn Your Presentations into Additional Income

Have you ever thought about making money as a paid speaker? If so, then do I have a book for you. Paid To Speak: Best Practices For Building A Successful Speaking Business is from the National Speaker's Association (NSA) and is a GREAT resource for people wanting to know how to develop a paid speaking business. […]

Reader Mailbag: Filling in Weekends

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. Fundraising for starting a nonprofit 2. Thoughts on tiny homes 3. Financial benefits of marriage 4. Cell phone options 5. Student loan question 6. College savings 7. How I make money 8. High cost of living advice 9. […]

Eight Ways to Stretch Your Vacation Dollar

This is a guest post from Ed Avis. There are lots of well-known ways to save money on your vacation, such as booking flights and hotels online, cashing in credit card rewards, or eating the free breakfast in your motel. But here are some less-obvious ways to save money on your family vacay that you might not have considered. Keep track This is a surprisingly effective way to save money. […]

Money Leaks: Buying Books

I understand the allure of buying books, my lovely wife has explained it to me on a number of occasions. It’s one of the reasons why she doesn’t have a kindle, she enjoys holding a book way too much. The heft of the pages, the feeling of progress, and the look of the words on actual paper. […]

Estate Planning Done Right: How to Help Your Family from the Great Beyond

This is a guest post from 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 also has a blog, Twittering thing. Robert contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. […]

The Store Sales Cycle: Your Monthly Guide to Clearance Prices

My recent article on extreme couponing definitely got people talking. There's nothing like a lively debate. […]

Craigslist vs. eBay: Where to Sell 10 Common Items

Craigslist or eBay? When you are trying to get rid of clutter around your house and make a little extra money, that question can be challenging. Particularly when you want to get the biggest return possible for what you are selling. […]

Help a Reader: Getting a Degree

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: Here is a little about me. I'm 26 years old, not married, and don't have any kids. I currently have an Associates Degree in Network Security & Management, and after a few years of bouncing between jobs in IT found a niche in the area that I'm most interested in. […]

Best Money Tips: Get The Perfect Freelance Job

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on getting the perfect freelance job, donating clothes for a tax write off, and tips for getting and nailing a job interview. Top 5 Articles 7 Steps to Getting the Perfect Freelance Job — Get a freelance job by creating an online presence. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/2, 12pm Pacific for 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: Beating the heat without breaking the bank. […]

Homemade Peanut Butter: A Visual Guide and Cost Analysis

You’re all nutty over peanut butter. Over the years the very vocal peanut gallery has gooped up my inbox with frugal recipe requests for a healthy version of the homemade sticky stuff. […]

Personal Finance Choices and Economic Fears

Rarely does a day go by when I’m not contacted by a reader who is alarmed about some economic fear or another. What about inflation? What about deflation? What about precious metals? What about national bankruptcy? The list goes on and on. Right off the bat, let’s make it clear that I don’t buy such apocalyptic feelings. […]

Time for a Credit Card Reorganization?

As I detailed in My New Credit Card Strategy, one of the cards I use is the TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express. In particular, I use this card to get an extra bump on cash back for gas and at restaurants (3% for each.) I also carry it to get 1% back at Costco and it contains my Costco membership info as well.But it looks like this card is set to be taken down a notch. […]

The Hazards of Financial Automation

Everyone loves automation. It’s the cornerstone idea of David Bach’s Automatic Millionaire, the idea that if you make saving automatic, you’ll retire rich (an idea I subscribe to). By automating good behavior, you take human nature out of it. […]

ING Direct Adds Read-Only Access for Online Aggregators

One of the biggest objections to managing your finances online with financial data aggregators such as has been concern over account security. […]

How to Go Paperless with Your Finances

I’m almost completely paperless with my finances. I just signed up for paperless statements on my husband’s student loans. The only paper statements we’re receiving now are the quarterly car statements, that include three months’ worth in one go, and the IRA statement. […]