March 3, 2010

CareOne Review: Free Debt Resources & Professional Debt Services

You can certainly deal with debt on your own, which we believe is always the best and cheapest solution. But for many folks, their financial burden may be so far along that they feel that they could benefit from bringing in outside support. […]

Art and Entrepreneurship

My pal Chris Guillebeau has a great interview up over at his blog, The Art of Non-Conformity. He recently profiled artist Tsilli Pines (who also happens to be a loyal GRS reader and a customer of my family’s box factory). The interview discusses Tsilli’s development as an artist, her initial steps toward starting her own business, and her decision to make the leap to full-time entrepreneur. […]

A Pre-emptive Strike Against Selling to Friends

A while back, I wrote about the dangers of selling to friends and family. Recently, a reader wrote to me stating that they wanted to make a “pre-emptive strike” against these kinds of sales pitches, but didn’t know how to go about it. Please feel free to copy and paste the following email, edit it as you please, and send it to your friends. […]

Please Join Wise Bread at SXSW 2010!

By Linsey Knerl Thanks to your support, Wise Bread has been selected to host a SXSW session on Blogger Credibility.  We would love to see you at our session! You'll meet plenty of bloggers you know (Adam Baker, Thursday Bram, GeekMommy, Glen Stansberry, Wise Bread founders, etc), and have the opportunity to meet folks from Blogher, Lifetime TV Moms, WOMMA, Liferemix Network, Walmart Moms, and […]

Best of Personal Finance Roundup: Get a Second Job and Quit Whining About Debt?

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. Today, we share the best way to get out of debt, 15 ways to slash retirement spending, and how to make wallpaper decals! Top 5 Articles Get a Second Job and Quit Whining About Debt — Sometimes it's tough to hear one of the best ways to knock out debt. Read 'em and weep. […]

Best of Consumerism Commentary, February 2010

Don’t forget! Consumerism Commentary is in the running to win a few Plutus Awards. The Plutus Awards are designed to celebrate the best personal finance resources such as books, savings accounts, and blogs. Vote here now before the deadline on March 16. […]

5 Ways to Learn a Language

By Sasha A. Rae You’re ready to hit the trails and soak up all the cultures the world has to offer…but you have no clue how to say please, no thanks, or can I have a steaming cup of strong coffee straight up. You slide into a mild panic about being overcharged for your hotel room or thinking you’re ordering kidney beans only to end up with a steaming platter of sautéed kidneys. True story. […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 03/03/2010

Generation Tools SquareONE Multifunction Tape Measure for $10 + free shipping New York Mets Pre-Sale Tickets from $11 + free shipping Starbucks Ground Coffee 3-Packs for $20 + free shipping Athleta Swimwear Sale: Up to 70% off New: App Store Freebies: DecisionMaker, Discovery News, ImageSearch, more […]

$20 Lottery Scratch Off Tickets

Last week, as my lovely wife was waiting in line at the supermarket checkout aisle, I wandered around. I don’t really enjoy waiting around for much of anything. It’s a mixture of impatience, attention deficit, and boredom, but in the time between putting the groceries on the belt and taking our bags to leave, I usually wander around the front of the store. […]

Financial Questions to Discuss Before Marriage

Yahoo lists four financial questions couples should discuss prior to getting married as follows: 1. What Are Your Assets and Liabilities?2. What Is Your Money History?3. How Should We Divide Financial Duties?4. […]

16 Best Mobile Shopping Apps For Your Phone

By Lynn Truong This article shares tips from the newest episode of Dealista, our new podcast that'll help you get more for less. Click play to listen, or subscribe via iTunes to take the episode with you! Bargain hunting is easier than ever with these great shopping apps for your smart phone. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 2, Posts 13-16

Here we go with the second 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 […]

Birthday Freebies Worth Checking Out

Even though birthdays come only once a year, businesses make your “big day” one to remember by offering you complimentary meals, gifts, and free admission.  Here are a few things offered to birthday club and mailing list members: Cedar Point Amusement Park’s exclusive indoor waterpark resort, Castaway Bay, has a Birthday Club for children 12 years of age and younger.  By registeri […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Free Teleclass Edition

I’m hosting a free teleclass with Vicki Robin (author of Your Money or Your Life) this evening starting at 5 PM Pacific / 6 PM Mountain / 7 PM Central / 8 PM Pacific and running for roughly 90 minutes.. […]

Budgeting: Projection or Prophecy?

By Nora Dunn If you follow the ethos of The Secret, vision boards, and generally harnessing the power of our minds, then it may not be a stretch for you to also believe that financial budgeting can be a self-fulfilling prophecy — for better or worse. I’ve recently finished a full year of living in one place in Australia. […]

When It Makes Sense to Chase Savings Interest Rates

I’ve been closely tracking changes in high-yield savings account interest rates for a few years. Having a high-yield savings account is an essential part of being in control of your finances, and it’s the perfect vehicle for the bulk of your emergency fund. […]

What are Mortgage Accelerator Programs?

A mortgage accelerator program is a fancy name for a program that promises to help you pay off your loan faster than you would making regular monthly payments. With the recession and with falling housing prices, advertisements for these types of programs are popping up everywhere. […]

The Problem With Prognostication: Why You Shouldn’t Invest Based on “Expert” Predictions

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. I find predictions, and the people who make them, fascinating for a few reasons. First, I — like everyone — would love to get a hint of what’s coming up. […]

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Like it or not, your credit score is a very important number. So what can you do if you have a low score and want to improve it? Here are five simple steps that you can take to do just that: Check your credit report. You’re entitled to a free credit report from each of the major credit bureaus once per year, so there’s no excuse not to do this. […]