Use the “Hibernate” Mode on Your Computer (163/365)

Most of us recognize that powering down the computer after using it can save us some significant money when it comes to our energy bill. A typical desktop computer uses between 75 and 250 watts. On top of that, the monitor sucks down another 15 to 80 watts. […]

How to Make Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets & Save Money

Most of us are looking for a quick breakfast in the morning before heading out to take the kids to school or to go to work. Many people rely on pre-made breakfast staples such as boxed cereal or pre-packaged oatmeal, both of which can be fairly pricy. […]

Making a Great Resume, Writing Powerful Accomplishments

The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from The Damn Good Resume Guide, Fifth Edition: A Crash Course in Resume Writing by Yana Parker and Beth Brown, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. This excerpt covers step #6 of the book's 10 total steps to a great resume. […]

Family Net Worth Down Significantly After Recession

The Federal Reserve’s survey of family finances in 2010, released recently, provides a picture of how devastating the recession has been to families’ financial conditions. Family income and net worth both declined from 2007 to 2010 across all slices of demographics, but the decline in net worth was much sharper. […]

Inflation and the Rising Cost of Having Kids

Every year, the government puts out an annual report on how much it costs to raise your child from birth to age 18. And, every year, the cost goes up. CNBC, via Yahoo! Finance, reports that a child born to a middle income family in 2010 costs $287,000 to raise, once you consider food, shelter, transportation, and other expenses — and adjust for inflation. […]

Finding Frugal Friends in a New City

Jennifer writes in: I just moved to a new city for work and I don’t know anyone here. Most of my new coworkers are nice, but we don’t have a lot of interest overlap and they spend a lot of money on stuff. I’ve gone out a few times to clubs, but that’s the usual boring club scene. How do I find friends that are financially sensible in a new city? […]

College Saving Tips: Interview with Peter Mazareas Part One

Last week, we discussed the topic of college savings with Gary Hoover and Warren Smith. Today, we also have the pleasure of speaking with Peter Mazareas, Chairman Emeritus of the College Savings Foundation. […]

(Yes, You Can) Learn to Cook

For the next week (or two), we’ll be sharing “audition” pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. This article is from popular GRS commenter, El Nerdo. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. Pay attention, give feedback, and after a couple of weeks we’ll ask which writers you prefer. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Best Job Interview Tip?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to KelR1, Nimish, and Therese for winning this week's contest! With the unemployment rates still at a high, many people are searching for jobs. The job search process can be stressful, especially when it comes to nailing your big interview! […]

7 Tips for Stress-Free Retirement Investing

Most investors forget that investing is a journey, and the trip is just as important as the end result. Who wants spend the investing journey biting nails, losing sleep, feeding ulcers, and being paralyzed by fear? For many investors today, that's what the investing journey is like. But it doesn't have to be. Instead, you need to be sure to follow a well-laid investing plan. […]

9 Easy, Frugal, and Tasty Recipes for Bachelors

If my husband didn’t have me to cook for him most nights, he’d exist on cheese and potato chips for the rest of his life. No lie. That got me thinking — what happens if one day I’m not around to cook for him anymore? How will he survive? I understand that many men don’t like to cook (especially bachelors), but I think everyone should have at least basic kitchen skills. […]

Best Money Tips: Inexpensive Father's Day Gift Ideas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on inexpensive Father's Day gifts, credit card mistakes, and unexpected costs in retirement. Top 5 Articles Inexpensive Father's Day Gift Ideas — This Father's Day, consider relinquishing control of the tv-remote for 24 hours. [Not Made Of Money] Are You Making These 4 Credit Card Mistakes? […]

What Do the Chinese Spend Money On?

Four years ago I wrote about some money habits of Chinese people. Most notably I said that Chinese people have a very high savings rate. Some readers have asked me what Chinese people are saving for. […]

Why Conventional Wisdom Isn't Always the Best Advice

US News has a post on what to do if you receive multiple job offers. At least that's the title. The REAL issue they address is what to do if you get an offer from a company you like, but have one pending/in the works with a company you like better. […]

Open and Close the Blinds/Curtains in Tune with the Weather (162/365)

One of my closest friends is adamant about not using his air conditioning. From a cheapskate perspective, it makes sense. If he’s not paying a dime for air conditioning, his energy bills during the summer months are going to be very low. […]

Saving Money: Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a primer for saving money: all you need to know about why, how and where to save your hard earned dollars. We’d like to give you a closer look at saving money. Here’s where we try to answer all your questions about the cash you want to keep safe. For many people, it sure [...]Saving Money: Frequently Asked Questions Copyright 2011 TheDigeratiLife.com All rights reserved. […]

How to Invest in Stock and Bonds

It’s been said that investing is simple but not easy. In other words, the underlying principles are straightforward, but it can be hard to stick to them, especially in times of market upheaval. One thing that makes it easier to stick to the plan is to actually have a plan. Today, I want to spend a little time laying out a simple investing strategy to help you formulate a plan of your own. […]

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Are you intimidated by the process of making homemade bread without a bread machine? I was too, but then I learned how to make it, and I can tell you that it is not that difficult or time consuming. Best of all, you are controlling what you put in your food. […]

Making a Great Resume, Listing Skills and Accomplishments

The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from The Damn Good Resume Guide, Fifth Edition: A Crash Course in Resume Writing by Yana Parker and Beth Brown, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. This excerpt covers step #5 of the book's 10 total steps to a great resume. […]