December 1, 2010

Join Our Tweetchat on 12/2, 4:00pm CST for a Chance to Win Prizes

Link for teaser title: twitter_bigger.png Welcome to the Wise Bread weekly tweet chat! This week we're discussing Holiday Wish Lists. Yes here's our chance to be selfish. […]

Using Negative Publicity To Generate Buzz: A Cautionary Tale

I went shopping yesterday, trying to beat the holiday crowd and was not too satisfied with the merchandise in the stores I normally visit. I ended up spending more money than I’d like for stuff I wasn’t intending to buy, so I’m going to have to change my shopping strategy. I think I’m going to stick to shopping at online cash back sites and plan my purchases more carefully. […]

Retail Therapy: The Benefits of Shopping

Oddly enough, the relationship between money and happiness might best be summed up in the Hitchcock classic Psycho, when minor character Tom Cassidy explains why he's buying a house for his daughter's wedding gift: “Forty thousand dollars, cash! Now, that’s not buying happiness. […]

Stupid Stock Market Tricks

USA Today has just published what might be the most irresponsible piece of financial journalism I’ve seen in the past five years of writing Get Rich Slowly. It embodies everything that’s wrong with the popular perception of stock-market investing. Author Adam Shell touts a hot trading trend: Stocks jump on the first day of the month. […]

Interesting Facts on Cars and Wealth

My recent posts titled My Recent New Car Purchase and Why I Buy New Cars spurred a lot of good discussion/comments. A few days after posting them I read some interesting stats on millionaires and car ownership from Dr. […]

Sony Card From Capital One $50 Gift Card

The holiday season is one of the best times to hold a rewards credit card. The Sony Card from Capital One is a good example of this. Each year around the holidays, Sony bumps up their credit card offer. This year, the card is offering new cardholders 5,000 bonus points just for signing up. […]

How I Save Money On Electricity

Over the past few months, I’ve been working hard to save money on our monthly power bill.  So far, here’s what I’ve done - I replaced most of the incandescent light bulbs in our house with compact fluorescent light bulbs.  I found a big box of compact fluorescent bulbs on sale at our local hardware store and quickly purchased them.  According to the Energy Star website, compact fluorescent bulbs […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Calculate Your Net Worth

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. […]

Best Money Tips: Becoming Self-Sufficient

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share advice on how to become more self-sufficient, and how to tell if something is a rip-off or a real deal. […]

Improve Your Life With Productivity Courses From Top Online Entrepreneurs

I’ve been following a business that a fellow financial blogger is running, called Only72 and I’ve signed up to be one of their partners. That financial blogger is the fellow behind, Adam Baker, whom I had the pleasure to meet not long ago. He has partnered with Karl Gajda, the owner of Ridiculously […]

Why Should Successful Corporate Employees Not Start a Side Business?

The following is a guest post by Sunil from The Extra Money Blog. I just realized that everything I have been blogging about to date has been horse crap.  It is absolutely false information that has misguided so many aspiring corporate employees to start a side business.  As a result, an outraged group of “side-giggers” set my house on fire.  But then I woke up this morning and realized that it w […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Decoration Edition

Over the past few days, my family has started the early December tradition of pulling boxes out of the crawlspace and decorating our home. The tree should be up by the time you read this, full of (mostly) homemade ornaments. […]

Christmas Gifts for Teachers: 10 Great Possibilities

While there is no requirement for your child to give a holiday gift to his or her teacher, it is a pretty nice way to tell an educator “thank you.” My parents, both teachers, have received a wide variety of gifts from their students, and over careers of 30+ years, they have amassed some interesting items. […]

How to Save Your Family Memories With Cloud Computing

When I had dinner with some friends recently, I told them about a trip I will be taking next year to attend a cousin's wedding. […]

Holiday Deals You Can Score This Week

The holiday shopping season has kicked into full gear. To help you find the absolute best deals out there, I snagged the Sunday paper and spent the last two days combing through it. Here are my top picks for chain store deals, suitable for the average household’s budget. […]

How to Buy Stocks, Priceline-Style

When Priceline burst onto the scene in 1998, it stood out because it offered would-be travelers a new, cheap way to book airline tickets. By allowing users to name their own prices, Priceline turned the online-travel world upside down. […]

Always Read the Fine Print

This is a guest post from Greg McFarlane of ControlYourCash. Greg recently wrote “Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense,” a financial primer for people in their 20s and 30s. If you like what you see here, please subscribe to his RSS feed. You’d think that the functionaries at American Express were above this, but they aren’t. […]

The Cash Flow Statement: Where Your Income Meets Your Outgo

Welcome to the final act in our financial statement trilogy, spanning multiple blogs and reaching its thrilling conclusion here on Generation X Finance.Money Under 30 ran our post on the income statement, and Sweating the Big Stuff followed suit with the balance sheet last Friday. Today, we present the cash flow statement. […]

American Express Small Business Promotion

Right before Thanksgiving, I received an email about American Express’ Small Business Saturday promotion where you can get a $25 statement credit for spending $25 at a small business (on Saturday, November 27th). By the time I got to the email, Saturday had already passed (along with Sunday) so I couldn’t take advantage of it. […]

Do I Need Long-Term Care Insurance?

As I mentioned a few days ago, Consumerism Commentary is matching your charitable contributions. Please take this opportunity to give to your favorite charity. […]