May 30, 2012

Attributes Of The Millionaire Next Door

How does one end up with a million? It’s all in the mind. My grandpa always told me that I would become rich if I learned from the rich. I’ve had the good fortune and opportunity to come across a few wealthy people in my life, and I learned one important fact: they can be [...]Attributes Of The Millionaire Next Door Copyright 2011 All rights reserved. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/31, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Financial Emergencies. Learn about emergency funds, having multiple sources of income to cover emergency expenses, and reducing spending. […]

Use LED Bulbs in Certain Places (150/365)

For indoor use, there are three primary types of light bulbs available in the American market. Incandescent bulbs are the ones most of us have used all of our lives. They produce wonderful bright light, but they’re also incredibly energy inefficient and burn out all the time. Incandescent bulbs are also the least expensive problem. […]

Work and Life: Be Better at Both

The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life by Patty Azzarello, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. […]

8 Questions Before You Quit Your Job

What do you do when you think you want to leave your job? Job dissatisfaction is a worldwide experience, and the occasional desire to quit is universal. When unemployment is high, however, employees of all types can be wary about leaving one job. […] Review

One of the growing trends in travel is finding a vacation rental on your own. A home, or some other unit, might be rented out by an owner who is only there part of the time, or by an owner who has the property exclusively for rental purposes. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Sunburn Edition

I spent a ton of time outside this past weekend. Although I put on a bunch of sunscreen, I didn’t apply enough to my shoulders and spent several hours swimming. My shoulders are burnt. In fact, it looks rather weird. I’m not burnt anywhere else except for the top of my shoulders, and they’re bright red. I’ve been trying various things on it to soothe the burning. […]

The 2 Most Important Things to Look at On Your Investment Statement

How many times have you received your quarterly 401k or IRA statement in the mail or via email and simply trashed it? How often do you open it up and glance over it only to see a bunch of numbers, but have no idea what to make of it other than finding out if you made money or lost money? You’re not alone. […]

Looking Back at Lasik One Year Later

Nearly a year ago, I did a cost benefit analysis of Lasik eye surgery and determined that I was ultimately paying around $500 an eye, after deducting the expense of eye care for twenty years. When I was doing the analysis, I had already decided to get the procedure done and I was running the numbers just to see if anything surprising jumped out at me. […]

Your 401(k) Stinks, and Here’s What to Do About It

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. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. We at The Motley Fool have always been champions of the individual investor, encouraging each person to take control of her or his financial destiny. […]

How Less Creativity Can Make You More Creative

Creativity doesn't always just happen. In the Western world especially, where processed and packaged stuff is available everywhere all the time, it's much easier to consume rather than to create. Let me give you a simple example. Breakfast of Champions I can... Stand in front of the refrigerator looking for something amazing Rummage through the pantry looking for something amazing Flip through a […]

Information Begets Efficiency

The efficient market hypothesis holds that financial markets digest (and reflect) any information that might reasonably provide clues as to the true value of an investment so quickly that one cannot consistently outperform the market on a risk-adjusted basis. In other words, under the efficient market hypothesis, market prices are thought to instantaneously reflect all available information. […]

Best Money Tips: Easy Ways to Save Money This Summer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to save money this summer, slashing your expenses, and saving on haircuts. Top 5 Articles 9 Easy Ways to Save Money This Summer — To save money this summer, make your garden work for you and freshen your filters. […]

Making More Versus Spending Less

Probably everyone reading this post knows about the importance of spending less than you earn in growing your net worth. If you aren't spending less than what you bring in, you're going backwards financially and need to take immediate and (if needed) drastic measures to get to at least break-even. […]