Are You Ready for Obamacare in 2014?

Back in 2010, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law, the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA). […]

How to Close an E*TRADE Investing Account

Yesterday, I was motivated to further clean up my excess financial accounts. After a long delay, I moved my main accounts into a revocable living trust, a legal entity I created earlier this year to keep my finances in the best order possible. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 06/12

Link for teaser title: Victoria's Secret cuts up to 50% off clearance apparel, American Eagle Outfitters cuts an extra 50% off clearance items, Virgin America 1-way fares from $79, and more! […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Childhood Edition

Every day, I look at my young children and realise that they will never be this young again. That single fact is often more than enough motivation for me to put down whatever I’m doing and go spend time with them. […]

Power Lunch with Buffett Auction: 2013 Edition

A few weeks ago, as Warren Buffett has done every year for now its 14th year, was the eBay auction of lunch with Warren Buffett and seven of your closest friends at Smith & Wollensky in New York. The proceeds go to the GLIDE in San Francisco, a charity that fights poverty, and an issue close to Buffett’s heart. […]

Is the Roth right for you?

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. This year, it happened — something many have been predicting for years: Taxes went up. And most likely, the hikes will just keep coming. […]

Essential Money Lessons for Recent Grads

I've always thought it absurd that the U.S. doesn't require some sort of basic financial literacy course before students can graduate from high school. Sending unprepared young adults into the world of mortgages, credit, car loans, payday lenders, and student debt is a bit like sending lambs to the slaughter. […]

10 Networking Mistakes You Shouldn't Make

Networking makes landing a job, starting a business, and just about everything else in life a little bit easier — provided you network well. If you connect with people in such a way that you irritate them or show a poor side of yourself, your networking efforts can actually hurt you. (See also: Networking Basics for Regular People) It's crucial to avoid networking mistakes as much as possible. […]

Best Money Tips: DIY Gifts for Dad

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on DIY gifts for dads, meaningful and unique wedding gifts, and how to save on running shoes, gear, and events. Top 5 Articles Dad Will Love These Easy DIY Gifts — This Father's Day, make your dad a beer cake or a man-cave sign. […]

Refund, or no refund?

This post is from new staff writer William Cowie. How do you approach your income tax withholding? Do you opt for a higher withholding in order to get a refund, like 85 percent of all Americans (according to a recent survey)? Or do you go for the minimum and pay in when you file your taxes? […]

Money Market Accounts: Ideal for Emergency Funds

In this low-rate environment, many savers are looking for ways to get a little more bang for their savings buck. While you aren't going to see dramatic returns from any cash product, one way to boost your yield a little bit is to use a money market account. […]

Moved Bank and Investment Accounts to a Living Trust

I spent about half of the day today taking care of some of the financial responsibilities I have been putting off. It feels good to check to-do items off my list, especially if they have been sitting there for some time, and I’ve been either procrastinating or filling my day with other priorities. […]

Is a Second Income Worth It?

I had a very interesting conversation with a reader recently who informed me that she discovered it was much more cost-effective for her family for her to quit her $22,000 a year job and instead maximize their family’s frugality. […]

How To Get a Free Smartphone

Smart phones are becoming increasingly popular — and no wonder. With a smart phone, you can carry everything you need in the palm of your hand. Your smart phone can act as a camera, GPS device, and do so much more than just allow you to talk to others. You can check email, complete banking transactions, and update your social media statuses. But smart phones can also be expensive. I know. […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 06/11

Link for teaser title: 5-Piece Glass Bowls w/ Lids Set $10, Macy's: Handbags up to 65% off, J Crew Factory: Up to 40% off sitewide, and more! […]

The Big Crash

It happens to everyone at some point in their financial journey. Everything is going along perfectly. Savings are building up. Debts are going down. Financial goals are being reached (or at least approached). It’s all chugging right along. Then something happens. Someone gets sick or, even worse, passes away. A car’s engine block fails. Someone gets fired or laid off from their job. […]

Top Money Guru Results: PF Blogger Results

The Top Money Guru poll closed yesterday and while we compile the results, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the responses from the personal finance blogger community. We did the same exact poll except we asked personal finance bloggers just to see if their results were any different than yours. My initial guess was that the results probably wouldn’t be that much different. […]

The 5 most popular coupon sites (and one with a mission)

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. I tried for years to be a coupon clipper. Every now and then, I’d decide I was going to save as much money as possible on my groceries, or at least on stuff like toothbrushes and razor blades. I’d gather all the coupon circulars that normally went straight in the garbage, and I’d review the ads and clip the coupons that spoke to me. […]

Ask the Readers: What's the Best Money Move You've Ever Made?

There's a lot you can do with money. You can use it to buy tangible objects or invest it for the future. It can help create experiences or a sense of security. It can be used to improve your life or the lives of others. Whether your money is well-used or wasted depends on what you want from it. What's the best money move you've ever made? […]

Get Started With Travel Rewards in 4 Simple Steps

Frugal shoppers often spend a lot of effort looking for discounts worth a few dollars off of the goods they normally purchase. But what I have learned is that far greater bargains are available to those who get serious about earning travel rewards. […]