Questions About Walking Shoes, Bad Hotels, Credit Reports, Self-Discipline, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Hating my career 2. Driving car “into the ground” 3. Buying citrus fruit in bulk 4. Good men’s walking shoes 5. Credit Karma and identity 6. Earning a 10% return 7. Making good times bad 8. […]

Questions About Walking Shoes, Bad Hotels, Credit Reports, Self-Discipline, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Hating my career 2. Driving car “into the ground” 3. Buying citrus fruit in bulk 4. Good men’s walking shoes 5. Credit Karma and identity 6. Earning a 10% return 7. Making good times bad 8. […]

Should You Count on Social Security as Part of Your Retirement Plan?

It’s pretty common for new clients to tell me that they’re not counting on Social Security as part of their retirement plan. And it’s easy to understand why. For years now we’ve been told that Social Security is unsustainable. […]

Should You Count on Social Security as Part of Your Retirement Plan?

It’s pretty common for new clients to tell me that they’re not counting on Social Security as part of their retirement plan. And it’s easy to understand why. For years now we’ve been told that Social Security is unsustainable. […]

Are You Financially Average?

Budgets are Sexy asks if you are financially average and shares these ten financial averages in the US: #1. The average American gross household income is $71,258#2. The average American household with debt owes $132,529#3. The average American gave $5,491 to charity in 2015#4. The average American has a FICO credit score of 700#5. The average American’s 401(k) balance is $96,288#6. […]

Are You Financially Average?

Budgets are Sexy asks if you are financially average and shares these ten financial averages in the US: #1. The average American gross household income is $71,258#2. The average American household with debt owes $132,529#3. The average American gave $5,491 to charity in 2015#4. The average American has a FICO credit score of 700#5. The average American’s 401(k) balance is $96,288#6. […]

7 Ways to Manage Your Travel Anxiety

Is fear holding you back from your dream of traveling the globe? You're not alone. Seeing the world sounds glamorous, but fear and anxiety can put a major damper on your travel plans. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 31 percent of adults in the U.S. experience... […]

7 Ways to Manage Your Travel Anxiety

Is fear holding you back from your dream of traveling the globe? You're not alone. Seeing the world sounds glamorous, but fear and anxiety can put a major damper on your travel plans. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 31 percent of adults in the U.S. experience... […]

Best Money Tips: Eco-Friendly Ways to Travel

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on eco-friendly ways to travel, pitfalls to watch for if you’re 65 and still working, and practical minimalist tips for beginners. Top 5 Articles 6 Eco-Friendly Tips To Travel Green — We can all be more aware of... […]

Are Starter Homes Still a Thing?

The old formula worked like this: When you were tired of renting an apartment, you'd buy a starter home. This starter home would be affordable and small. When your family started to grow, you'd sell that starter home and buy a larger residence. Does this strategy still make sense? Should you... […]

Are Starter Homes Still a Thing?

The old formula worked like this: When you were tired of renting an apartment, you'd buy a starter home. This starter home would be affordable and small. When your family started to grow, you'd sell that starter home and buy a larger residence. Does this strategy still make sense? Should you... […]

6 Tools That Can Help You Boost Your Credit Score This Year

Building credit takes time and vigilance, and that's especially true if you need to repair credit problems from the past. If you have a history of late payments, debts in collections, or a bankruptcy, for example, you can't expect your credit score to fix itself. Once the dust has settled and... […]

6 Tools That Can Help You Boost Your Credit Score This Year

Building credit takes time and vigilance, and that's especially true if you need to repair credit problems from the past. If you have a history of late payments, debts in collections, or a bankruptcy, for example, you can't expect your credit score to fix itself. Once the dust has settled and... […]

How to Revamp Your Budget for Retirement

Retirement is a major life adjustment for most people. From figuring out how to spend your days, to determining the best way to manage your personal finances, there are many choices to make. Once you leave the world of paychecks and the daily 9-to-5 behind you, you may also think you're done with... […]

How to Revamp Your Budget for Retirement

Retirement is a major life adjustment for most people. From figuring out how to spend your days, to determining the best way to manage your personal finances, there are many choices to make. Once you leave the world of paychecks and the daily 9-to-5 behind you, you may also think you're done with... […]

Best Deals for Monday 06/25

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Leakproof Travel Bottles, (4 Pack) TSA Approved, 70% OFF, and more... Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and... […]

Free Fun: Six Ways Your Local Park Can Save You Money This Summer

When I first started trying to get my finances under control, I read just about every personal finance blog. Almost all of them contain a loving paean to their local public library. They do that a for good reason! Libraries are amazing resources and offer a lot of free entertainment. […]

Free Fun: Six Ways Your Local Park Can Save You Money This Summer

When I first started trying to get my finances under control, I read just about every personal finance blog. Almost all of them contain a loving paean to their local public library. They do that a for good reason! Libraries are amazing resources and offer a lot of free entertainment. […]

The Struggle to Find Meaning and Purpose in Financial Progress

When I go back and read some of the earliest articles I wrote for The Simple Dollar, I see someone truly enjoying the process of discovery of new frugal tactics and financial strategies. Don’t get me wrong, I still love finding new techniques, but when I was first starting out, all of the ideas were new to me. All of the strategies were new to me. […]

The Struggle to Find Meaning and Purpose in Financial Progress

When I go back and read some of the earliest articles I wrote for The Simple Dollar, I see someone truly enjoying the process of discovery of new frugal tactics and financial strategies. Don’t get me wrong, I still love finding new techniques, but when I was first starting out, all of the ideas were new to me. All of the strategies were new to me. […]