September 5, 2012

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 9/6, 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: Having a frugal fall! […]

Know Your Reasons for Insuring (248/365)

Insurance is a reality of modern life. Many state laws require homeowners and automobile insurance. On top of that, most people have health insurance and many people have life insurance for themselves and their loved ones. […]

Is a Home Security System Worth It?

A security system is a waste of money, many people say. And they may be right, it is a waste of money, until a burglar tries to break into your home and steal your valuables. […]

Know and Exceed Expectations

FMF readers know that I'm a big believer in knowing the expectations associated with your job and working to over-deliver against those expectations. […]

Is Your Bank Raising Fees?

After last year’s struggles over bank fees, things settled down a bit. Consumers fought back against debit card fees, and other fees. Many banks backed off. However, the story doesn’t end. Now that some of the furor over bank fees has died down, some banks are now revisiting their fee increases. Many of the fees aren’t as obvious as attaching a monthly fee to your debit card, though. […]

Funding an IRA with Your Lunch Money

I’ve tackled this general topic in the past, but I recently ran across an article on Time Moneyland talking about about the financial impact of packing your lunch instead of eating out. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Reading Edition

My oldest son is progressing like crazy with his reading skills. He’s reached the point where he can piece through a lot of picture books, only stopping every once in a while to ask abou a word. He seems to be devouring almost every printed thing he can find. Sarah and I are encouraging this, of course. […]

The True Cost of Credit Cards

Since their introduction in the 1920s, credit cards have been both a blessing and a curse. […]

Don’t Play The Lottery [Bonus Simulator!]

When it comes to lotteries, Powerball gets all the attention. Whenever the jackpot gets all crazy, people get all crazy, and crazy people make bad decisions. Especially when it comes to money. But as everyone knows… playing the lottery is a bad idea. […]

Frugality and Financial Independence

This is the first article from new staff writer Lisa Aberle, who has replaced Tim Sullivan. When I first started reading Get Rich Slowly in 2007 or 2008, financial independence was only a dream. At that time, my husband and I were struggling financially. […]

Foods You Can Grow in the Comfort of Your Home

Don't have an outdoor green space where you can grow fresh food? Don’t fret. There are plenty of foods that you can grow indoors — right inside your home, in fact — that will have you eating healthier and cheaper in no time. Get that green thumb in action and start planting the seeds to produce-stand independence today. […]

Defensive Dentistry: How to Avoid Expensive Dental Problems

It seems like the first thing to go in a tight economy is dental and vision benefits. Either employers cut back or employees want to reduce all but the most essential paycheck deductions. Add root canal horror stories and the near-universal anxiety that comes with visit to the dentist, and it’s clear to see that we could all use some tips on defensive dentistry. […]

Best Money Tips: Best Items to Buy Now

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the best items to buy in September, how women can reduce healthcare expenses, and exercising for less. Top 5 Articles September Shopping Roundup: Best Items to Buy Now — This month, shop for sports and outdoor apparel. […]

Help a Reader: Repaying Debt

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I have finally gotten my fiancé on board with paying off debt. He is currently paying off all of his credit cards and it will be done before we are married next year. However I am not sure how to proceed after that. […]