September 19, 2012

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 9/20, 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 football season. […]

Bypass Agents and Buy Directly from Companies (262/365)

In many ways, I feel the same way about insurance agents as I do about financial advisors. In both cases, most of the people in the business are really good people. They’re out there doing what they can to make their customer’s situations better. […]

Volunteer Activities that Can Boost Your Resume

Most college students and recent grads are busy trying to find jobs to bolster their resume and land them their first career job. Likewise, those who have been out of work for some time don’t want gaps in their resume. Volunteer opportunities offer job seekers both a way to enrich their resume and continue to improve their job skills. Take Robert, for instance. […]

Investing and Inflation Protection

Are you taking steps to protect your portfolio against inflation? Though we really haven’t seen it yet, many are afraid that the steps that have been taken over the past few years to stimulate the economy will inevitably result in elevated inflation. Well, Vanguard just published an interesting article about the risks associated with Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). […]

Can the Government’s Settlement with Big Banks Help Your Mortgage?

As part of the government’s settlement with five of the country’s largest banks, there is money available to help borrowers refinance their mortgages. The idea is that refinancing to a lower interest rate can help borrowers make their payments with greater ease, and the banks can meet the terms of the agreement. “There is a long history of institutions settling claims to avoid litigation,” Dr. […]

How to Use a Debt Snowball to Get Out of Debt Fast

One of the more effective ways to help pay down debt is to create a budget you know you can afford each month for paying off your obligations, and then finding a method for effectively applying that budget. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Parenting Is Hard Edition

It’s easy to have a child. It’s not nearly as easy to raise one well. The key thing to remember as a parent is that children need to push boundaries sometimes. They need to do things wrong and discover the consequences of doing so. It is incredibly easy to get frustrated with this when your child spends an entire day pushing boundaries. […]

Tips for the Introverted Negotiator

In my last article, I talked about saving money on the big things, like cars and houses. Multiple readers contributed good reasons why we don’t save as much money as we should on cars and houses. But one of my favorite comments was from Tracy: See, it would never even occur to me to negotiate on a car, nor do I have any desire to. […]

The Awesomeness of Sodium Bicarbonate: 27 Uses for Baking Soda

The use of baking soda — or sodium bicarbonate as its known in the science world — dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who used it as cleansing agent. Today, however, we use baking soda in lots of ways, from making delicious chocolate chip cookies to whitening our teeth and myriad more applications. […]

15 Free Ways to Learn Something New

If you're still paying off your student loans (or soon will be), learning might feel like more of a chore than fun. The good news is that learning can be fun and free. Below is a list of 15 ways to learn something new at no cost. So take a look, go forth, and expand your mind! (See also: 20 Great Frugal Skills — and How to Get Them) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Smart Supermarket Saving Tips

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on smart supermarket saving tips, combating over-spending, and earning free travel with your credit card. Top 5 Articles 6 Smart Saving Tips For Your Next Supermarket Spree — Next time you head to the supermarket, remember to shop high and low. […]

What Are You Doing to Make Millions More?

The Financial Blogger makes a great point when he says: If you’re willing to spend thousands of dollars on college, then you should have no problem with investing more money in yourself. He then restates it as follows: What I’ve come to realize is that if you were willing to fork over thousands of dollars for a college education, you shouldn’t be afraid of paying for further education. […]