15 Simple Networking Tricks

Networking is an absolutely necessary skill — it can make all the difference in landing a job, launching a new company, or bringing in a new client. But while networking is something that comes naturally to some people, most of us have to work at it to get good. These simple tricks can make the process easier. (See also: Networking Basics for Regular People) 1. […]

Old Bottle Caps Can Mean Free Holiday Gifts

Yup, I pick up sticky soda bottles off the street. And I turn them into holiday stocking stuffers – for free. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Spend Money on Fun

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to spend money on fun, finding freelance work, and seven attributes that matter. Top 5 Articles How to Spend Money on Fun — Before you spend money on fun, make sure you have spent money on necessities first. [Consumerism Commentary] Give Me Money! […]

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Car Insurance

Shopping around for car insurance can help you find the best possible deal and even help you negotiate for a better rate. You need to do more than just focus on the rates the insurance company has quoted, however. […]

Rave Reviews for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

When I posted that I had finally got a points-based credit card (though the points can also be redeemed for cash), I was shocked at the set of positive comments I received. Here's the first comment about the Chase Sapphire Preferred card: I got this card a couple months back and am very pleased. […]

You’ll want to cook your own goose if you miss this online money saver

Stores online and offline are fighting tooth and nail for your money this holiday season.  The deals are far from over, of course. If you’re planning to save yourself a whole boatload of stress and buy most (all?) of your gifts online this holiday season, then I hope that you’ve become well-acquainted with rebate portals like Mr. […]

How To Run Your Household Like A Business

Are you a manager at the office, a project team lead or a business owner? If you are, then you are no stranger to organizational tasks and maybe even to project management. What I find interesting is that many of us who are good at running a team or organization may not be all that [...]How To Run Your Household Like A Business Copyright 2011 TheDigeratiLife.com All rights reserved. […]

The Cinnamon Bear: An Old-Time Radio Christmas Tradition

Because I love The Cinnamon Bear so much, I post this same article every year. This year is no different, except that I’m posting it a couple of days early to give you time to download the files. If you have young children — and even if you don’t — I encourage you to listen to these old radio broadcasts with your family. Holiday traditions don’t have to be expensive. […]

The Complete Guide To Building Wealth In Two Sentences

The following is a guest post from Todd Tresidder who writes regularly about advanced personal finance topics and investment strategy at Financial Mentor. As most of you know, this line of thinking is near and dear to my heart. […]

Sticking With Our High Deductible Health Plan (and HSA)

A reader named Marc recently left a comment asking how our high deductible health plan has worked out for us. […]

Some Thoughts on Careers and Cyber Monday

A few days ago, I was chatting with someone who was telling me how he only shopped for Black Friday sales online. He didn’t like to go out to the stores, and I completely agreed with him. After that, the conversation switched to Cyber Monday, and he told me of the long checklist of websites that he checks on that day. […]

How Much Can You Save on a Refinance?

Politicians don’t agree on much but there is a part of the new Obama administration stimulus package that has both Republicans and Democrats excited. […]

Tips for Landing a Holiday Job

If you are looking for ways to make a little extra money, you might consider looking for a holiday job. […]

How to Spend Money on Fun

The point of accumulating and saving money is not to die with the most money in the bank. Yes, it can be helpful to your heirs to leave a fortune for the next generation, but not at the expense of living a fulfilled life yourself. […]

11 Secrets of Frugal Bloggers

US News lists 11 secrets of frugal bloggers as follows: Reuse plastic sandwich bags. Make your own cleaning supplies. Ignore expiration dates on food. Stop drinking soda (or another beverage). Move back home with your parents, at any age. Get rid of your carpet. Hold a no-spend month. Take cold showers. Stop using a fridge. Replace your house with an RV. […]

Save 35% on You Need a Budget

Just a note to let you all know that today (and today only from what I understand) there is a 35% discount on the You Need a Budget (YNAB) budgeting software. I don't use YNAB but I know that many FMF readers do (and they like it.) So I thought I'd mention the sale since some of you may want to pick it up -- and 35% off is a decent deal.If you'd like to get the discount, go here. […]

Reader Mailbag: Some Homemade Gifts

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. RRSP question 2. Inadequate income for student loans 3. Emergency fund question 4. Taxes or other uses? 5. Sales over the weekend 6. Multiple student loan payments 7. Cars with leg room 8. Good items on credit report 9. […]

10 Mistakes That Hurt your Credit Score

We all worry about our credit score., but how many of us actually go out of our way to protect our score and avoid certain decisions that could negatively affect it?  During our lives we will face numerous financial decisions that could impact our credit score. Don’t know which actions to watch out for?  Avoid these credit killing mistakes and you will certainly improve your credit score. 1. […]

How Much Money Did You Spend This Weekend?

From a retail perspective, this holiday weekend was successful. The National Retail Federation — an organization that represents retailers and is always happy to report good news in the industry — says that total spending over the four-day weekend from Thanksgiving to Sunday increased 16 percent over the same time period in 2010 when measured by total dollars spent. […]

How to Compare Credit Cards

I like to approach the task of comparing credit cards from two angles. There are characteristics that I consider to be core to the card, the “meat and potatoes,” if you will. […]