How to Manage Your Financial Vices

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, whose own blog featured a real life negotiation example in the huge post Negotiation Tips for Beginners. Each of us have specific items or activities for which we are more than willing to pay a premium. […]

Should We Give Locally Before Giving Globally?

The need to give is everywhere. Giving is an important and integral part of personal and family budgets throughout the nation. As American’s we are blessed with an abundance, and with great abundance comes great responsibility. […]

Do Financial Journalists Really Know Anything?

Call me picky, but articles like this rub me the wrong way. In particular, get this quote: For those of you making more than $250,000, I regret to inform you yet again: Yes, you are indeed rich—any way you slice it. Well, not exactly. And it makes me want to read nothing else this guy has to say. Why? […]

Join Our Tweetchat at 4:00 CST For a Chance to Win Prizes

By Lynn Truong Join our Tweetchat today from 4:00 – 4:45 pm CST for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! This week, we're sharing thoughts on buying in bulk and shopping warehouse clubs! We'll be giving away prizes from Turbo Tax. Remember to join us weekly from 4pm - 4:45 pm CST each Thursday for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. […]

Gold, Oil, Stocks and Bonds: Overvalued Assets?

I read a report from Forbes the other day that offered the premise that there are currently four investment categories that are experiencing asset bubbles. Two asset classes in the commodities arena: oil and gold, while two more familiar classes: government bonds and stocks, are deemed overvalued (according to the report). […]

FMF Reader Asks for a Discount and Saves $1,200 a Year!

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: Thanks to you and your website, I have a recent positive experience that I thought you might appreciate.  I have lived in the same duplex and have been a very good tenant for about the last 2 years. […]

On The Brink by Henry M. Paulson Jr.

On The Brink by Henry Paulson is the first book I’ve read cover to cover in the last year. You’re probably not surprised to hear that I don’t read every single page of the books I review on Bargaineering but for On The Brink, I read every last page. […]

Optimizing the Value of Your Commute

Kelly writes in: For the first time in my life, I have a daily commute to work. I drive about 45 minutes each way to work each day of the week. According to my math, I’m going to be spending about $125 a month just on gas, let alone maintenance, upkeep, and so on. When I look at it that way, my new job isn’t as awesome as I thought it was! […]

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: What If I Can’t Afford to Make My Mortgage Payment?

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we tell you some options for when the mortgage money just isn't there, 24 ways to pull together some cash when you're jobless, and how to choose the very best baby formula!  Top 5 Articles What if I Can’t Afford to Make My Mortgage Payment? […]

SunTrust $150 Billpay Promotion Bonus

With the economy recovering, banks are starting to roll out their new account promotions where you can earn a little bit of money to change banks. The offers are usually in the $100 – $200 range, and usually require a direct deposit and some bill payments before the bonus is paid. […]

Save Money by Shipping Your Luggage

Kiplinger suggests you can save money by shipping your luggage (versus paying for the bag fees many airlines are charging these days.) Their thoughts: You may be able to save money by shipping your luggage rather than checking it in the next time you fly. The idea might sound absurd. […]

Love Your Geek: 10 Romantic Gifts for Under $25

By Linsey Knerl So he’s not a Heisman trophy winner — and she’s not MAXIM material. Your geeky mate is still perfect for you, so express your feeling with the perfect gift. […]

Couples and Money: Learn How to Stop Fighting Over Your Finances in Marriage

Married Couples Spend a Lot of Time Fighting About Money Apart from sex, money is one of the leading causes of stress in a marriage. When couples fight about money it’s not only bad for the marriage, but it can also lead to bigger financial problems as well. […]

Find and Track Deals on Twitter: The Ultimate Guide

By Ann Smarty Twitter is huge: someone is very likely to be Tweeting a great deal right now, and unless you know how to "hear" that Tweet, you will miss it. Luckily there are quite a few tools that help to make sense of that clutter. The key is to choose the tool that will fit your needs and to help you to. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 53-56

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Money Madness and/or click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when t […]

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Can a Little Inflation Be Good?

By Philip Brewer Let me jump to the end and say right at the start that I don't think so. However, there's a serious argument being made right now among economists and economic policy makers that higher inflation would be good. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Headset Edition

For the last year and a half, I’ve used Skype for my business phone – through book edits and interviews and so on, it was used daily (if not more often). During that time, I’d been making calls using my computer’s speakers (for the audio) and my webcam (for the microphone). Of course, this has a big drawback – namely, echo. […]

Re-Evaluate Your Recurring Expenses

Over the past few months, I’ve locked in hundreds of dollars worth of savings without giving up a thing. How? Easy. […]

How to Get Audited By the IRS

If you have an adventurous, thrill-seeking personality, your life may never be complete until you’ve solicited an income tax audit from the Internal Revenue Service. There is good news and bad news for you. The good news is that audits have been more frequent in past years, so the chance of being audited has increased. […]