Frugal Advice for the Gadget Addicted

Hi, my name is Jesse, and I’m a gadget-aholic. But I’m also a believer in frugal living, and new toys can add up quick. Small handheld gadgets are my weakness, but I’m learning to control the addiction. Here’s some advice to live frugally and enjoy your tech without compromising your financial goals. 1. […]

Book Clubs as Therapy

Regrets, uncertainty, and conflict rarely surface during normal conversation. […]

Southwest Promo Code: 15% Off! (via Visa Signature)

Wow. Just when I thought the whole Visa Signature stuff is at times pointless, out comes a fairly nice promotion from Southwest Airlines and Visa. […]

Advantages of Buying a House With Cash

The decision of whether to buy a house with cash or take out a mortgage may be one that most people never have to face. For the most part, American society is comfortable with the idea of going in debt to buy a house for two reasons. […]

Best Money Tips: Inexpensive Gifts for New Mums

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on inexpensive gifts for new mums, ways to boost your social security benefits, and common mistakes people make when trying to get out of debt. Top 5 Articles Baby fever: inexpensive gifts for new mums — Do you have to get a gift for a new mom? […]

Your Take: Providing ZIP Codes at Stores

The Supreme Court of California recently ruled that retailers do not have the right to ask for a customer’s ZIP code because a 1971 state law prohibits a business from asking credit cardholders for personal identifying information. I’ve personally never minded when the cashier asks me for a ZIP code but I know a few people who don’t like it. […]

Good Luck, Bad Luck: Who Can Tell?

Must the glass always be half-full or half-empty? What if there was a different way of looking at things entirely? A new perspective that eliminates the need to decide just how full the glass really should be? […]

Geographic Arbitrage: Save Money by Leaving The Country

This is a guest post from Gary Arndt, who has been traveling around the world non-stop since March 2007 and has visited over 80 countries. […]

Interesting Money Facts, Part 5

In the book Smart Is the New Rich: If You Cant Afford It, Put It Down, author Christine Romans list sets of facts (throughout the book) that she calls "Romans' Numeral". Today I'll be sharing a few of these and giving my comments on them. […]

Carnivals for the Week of Feb 21

Here are some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: Carnival of Wealth - Launching the Career of Your Dreams: How I Achieved My Dream Career Within 4 Years of College Graduation, Part 1 The Wealth Builder Carnival (last week) - How to Save 20% OFF MSRP on a Brand New Car Purchase   Festival of Frugality - How to Save 20% OFF MSRP on a […]

The Costs of Driving Under The Influence (or While Intoxicated)

Recently a friend confessed she had been caught driving under the influence of alcohol for the second time. I expressed safety concerns about her driving while intoxicated. She burst into tears, letting me know that these experiences were the most embarrassing and costly ones of her life. How Smart Are You? A lot of us [...]The Costs of Driving Under The Influence (or While Intoxicated) […]

The Tao of the Dow: All About Stock Market Indexes

This is a guest post from MP Dunleavey, who is a contributing editor at Money magazine and the editorial director at Daily Worth, which offers free, daily money tips for women. What exactly is the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the mythic number that punctuates each day’s stock market report? I’ve always wondered. […]

Interesting Money Facts, Part 4

In the book Smart Is the New Rich: If You Cant Afford It, Put It Down, author Christine Romans list sets of facts (throughout the book) that she calls "Romans' Numeral". Today I'll be sharing a few of these and giving my comments on them. […]

Eight Minutes to Financial Success – Minute #5: Reroute Your Commute

This week, The Simple Dollar is running a short series on some of the key moments in my financial turnaround and how you can experience those moments as well. […]

Review: Make It Fast, Cook It Slow by Stephanie O’Dea

We’ve had a slow cooker in our kitchen repertoire for several years now and in that time we’ve made fewer than a dozen dishes in it. For those keeping score at home, that’s about one every three or four months. The reason we don’t use it as much as we probably could has to do with our lack of creativity in the slow cooking department. Our cooking is very much dominated by our ideas. […]

Emotion as a Financial Driver

The following is a guest post by Lance Mason from Seven Paths to Poverty. […]

Reader Mailbag: Winter Recedes

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. Refinancing questions 2. Selling stuff 3. Market price for old collectibles 4. Paying off low interest cards 5. 53, single, and moving forward 6. On Wisconsin 7. Wedding registry questions 8. Parenting blogs 9. […]

Affordable Accessories to Kickstart Your Style

Stylish people with a frugal streak know that building a wardrobe around classic cuts and chic, quality basics is the best way to save money while dressing like you mean business. […]

6 Simple Seafood Appetizers to Impress Your Guests

Seafood isn’t as expensive as you think it is (especially if you wait until it’s on sale at the supermarket), and it makes an elegant addition to any party when served as an appetizer. To make your (Academy Awards?) soiree a little swankier — without spending too much more — here are six from-the-sea-inspired starters to give your guests so […]

Best Money Tips: Make Extra Money From Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on making extra money from home, working giving into your budget, and ways to spend your tax return. Top 5 Articles 21 Ways Make Extra Money From Home — Make some extra money from home by writing an eBook. […]