October 10, 2012

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 10/11, 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: Overcoming Debt! […]

Handling a Financial Windfall

As a followup to my recent post about how athletes go broke, I wanted to highlight a recent article by Linda Stern. […]

Make Sure You’re on the Same Page When It Comes to Children (283/365)

During the first couple years of our marriage, Sarah and I talked over and over about the idea of having children. We were both certain that we wanted children, but the question became whether it was a real dream or a nebulous dream for the future. Did we really want children right now? […]

Are you a compulsive spender?

Following up on Kristin’s post this morning, we thought we’d share this infographic about compulsive spending, which came from MoneyRates.com. Courtesy of: MoneyRates.com […]

How to Sell Your Hair for Cash

Looking to make a few bucks quickly? Look no further than the mirror. If you have hair longer than 10 inches that has ideally not been chemically treated, you can sell it and make some quick cash. […]

Help a Reader: To Refinance or Not Refinance?

I recently received this email from a reader: I have about $12k left in a student loan (projected pay off July 2013). I'm currently investing $0 in retirement (Dave Ramsey Plan), but will be contributing what I'm currently contributing to pay off my debt when I pay off my debt. […]

5 Most Annoying Banking Fees

Fees and surcharges seem to be an unavoidable part of living in a world where banking is big business. If you keep your financial situation simple, diligently shop around, and keep an eye on your money, you can avoid may of the more common fees. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Volunteer Workers Edition

I’ve been doing some phone banking for local political candidates over the last few months on a volunteer basis, and I’ve learned several things from this experience. For one, one big reason that campaigns do it is simply for name recognition. […]

Best Debit Card Reward Programs

A few years ago, debit card rewards were very popular. Whether they were straight up rewards or part of a reward checking account, banks were going crazy offering them. Then, as interchange fee caps came into effect, one by one they started dropping off. […]

The rise and fall of the shopaholic

As a college student, I often took up side jobs to make extra cash. One of those side jobs included selling random things on eBay. It was easier and slightly more lucrative than holding a garage sale every weekend. Once, I sold a pair of highly coveted boots that I no longer wore. They went for $75, or in college currency, one textbook. […]

25 Things You Shouldn't Buy at the Grocery Store

We've all done it — grabbed a candy bar or gossip magazine while waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store. Without realizing it, we've just thrown our meticulous shopping out the window for the sake of convenience and a last-minute treat. Such quick spending decisions can add up over time. […]

Best Money Tips: Teaching Kids About Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on teaching kids about money, things that are causing your bills to skyrocket, and the best ways to make extra money. Top 5 Articles Teaching Kids About Money — Parents should be responsible for teaching kids that money is a tool. […]

How Much Should I Save Toward Retirement If I'm Starting Late?

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. I often get comments like "It's too late for me to do this" or something similar. Granted, it's usually better to start financial efforts (saving, investing, growing your career, etc.) sooner rather than later so compounding can work for you. But it's better to start now rather than put it off any longer. […]