October 3, 2012

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 10/4, 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: Retirement! Join us as we talk about saving for retirement, social security, and employer 401k match! This week, we have a special guest joining us for the chat! Jeremy from Generation X Finance will be chatting with us! […]

Consumer Reports Picks Top 3 Credit Cards for Your Needs

td { border: 1px solid #CCC; } Figuring out which credit card works best for your lifestyle and spending habits can feel like a financial Where's Waldo, leaving you scanning over a sea of card offers, hoping that the one you're looking for will pop up in your vision. Consumer Reports — the non-profit organization that rates everything from airlines to air conditioners — recently put their Money […]

Don’t Get Married If You’re Still Having Doubts (276/365)

Sarah and I dated for more than six years. During that time, we had our ups and downs as any couple does, but we knew, especially near the end, that we were heading for marriage. We were engaged for the last year of that period. One of the things that we did is receive some pre-marriage counseling from the pastor who officiated our wedding ceremony. […]

Travel Gratuity: Who To Tip and How Much

Most of us know who to tip in our everyday lives, but when we travel, we run into a new set of people who help us such as valets, housekeepers, taxi drivers, to just name a few. Who do we tip and how much do we give them? The answers, frustratingly, vary, and also depend on a country’s culture. Let’s start with travel within the U.S. first. […]

Make Money From Your Extra Space With Airbnb and RideJoy

Rent Out Your Spare Bedroom with Airbnb So, you’ve got a spare room that you’re not using and you’re thinking of what to do with it?  Why not rent it out to budget-loving travelers and make some spare cash?  Airbnb is the perfect place to do just that.  You list your property and set a price per night and Airbnb takes care of the rest.  People book their accommodations through the site and you get […]

Valuable Pocket Change: 7 Coins Worth More Than Face Value

One of the problems with trying to find very rare and very valuable coins is that they are expensive to purchase. Most (all?) of us can’t afford to pay $7 million for a rare coin. You don’t need to rely on vast wealth and luck, though. […]

Another Retirement Rule of Thumb

Time for another retirement rule of thumb… According to Fidelity investments, you should have saved 8x your annual (final) salary by the time you reach age 67 if you want to replace 85% of your pre-retirement income in retirement. To stay on track for this, you should have saved 1x your income by age 35, 3x your income by age 45, and 5x by age 55. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Game Design Edition

Over the last few months, I’ve been involved in the design and development process of a board game. It’s been an interesting experience, to say the least. For starters, a good game is simple to play, yet whenever you find a rough spot in the rules of a game you’re making, there’s a desire to add things rather than subtract things. […]

Quicken 2013 Review

The new Quicken 2013 adds an extensive mobile experience to the software. This is a must-have upgrade for long-time Quicken users. Starting today, the new version of Quicken is available for purchase. While Mint.com and other online services are now very popular for tracking personal finances, I’ve stuck with Quicken for many years. […]

McDonald’s Monopoly Meal Cruncher Calculator

If you visit our Facebook page much, you might recognize the “voice” behind this post – it’s Brandon and he’s in charge of our social media. Please give Brandon a hearty welcome and we hope you like this fun Monopoly meal cruncher calculator… it was his idea! […]

Risk-a-Palooza: All that can go wrong and how to prevent 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. Note: Robert’s post is particularly timely this week, which is National Financial Planning Week. Time to get your finances in order! […]

How to Rebuild Your Credit in 8 Simple Steps

When you have bad credit, many doors are closed to you. A poor or bad credit score is one that falls at or below 619 on the FICO score. You might not qualify for loans, or you might have to settle for less-than-desirable terms that cost you thousands of dollars during the loan’s terms. […]

10 Fun Toys and Games You Can Make at Home

Now that I am the mother of a three-year-old boy, I have found that he always wants to be entertained, and constantly buying new toys is not an option. When I was a kid, I didn't have nearly as many toys as my son, but I remember that my parents and I played with a lot of homemade toys and games. […]

Best Money Tips: Halloween Costumes to Make on the Cheap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on Halloween costumes to make on the cheap, saving for retirement, and fees you should always negotiate. Top 5 Articles 9 Halloween Costumes To Make On The Cheap — Save money this Halloween by making a nerd costume. [SavvySugar] How Much Should I Save for Retirement? […]

Why "Six Reasons You’ll Never Retire" Is Wrong

The following is a guest post from Lance at Money Life and More. I read a LOT of financial news and personal finance blogs. Normally they have a lot of similar view points. Lately I have noticed one thing that the mass media and personal finance blogs seem to differ on. […]