October 11, 2012

Join a Community Organization (284/365)

After discussing relationships the last few weeks in this series, we’re going to shift gears and look at ways to spend your free time without spending money – often in ways with a secondary benefit as well. Almost every town or city you visit has quite a few social organizations of various kinds. […]

Connect With Us!

You guys like Bargaineering, right? You guys like Jim Wang and all our awesome contributors, right? Well then make sure you like, follow, add, pin, share and hang with us all around the Interwebs! If you haven’t had a chance to check out our new social digs, look up to the top right of the site and you’ll see our Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter (Jim’s page), Pinterest and LinkedIn pages. […]

Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard Review, $50 Sign-Up Bonus

Until recently, Barclaycard was a credit card issuer focused on branded credit cards. Retailers of various types would use Barclaycard’s services to offer credit cards that seemed to be issued by the company whose name was on the card, like Barnes & Noble. […]

Common Grocery Promotions and How to Make the Most of Them

When you walk into a grocery store these days, you’ll encounter a bewildering display of promotions. In most cases, these promotions involve some kind of collaboration between the grocery store and the manufacturer. Naturally, both parties — the store and the manufacturer — hope you will spend more money. […]

American Express To Pay Consumers Back Millions

Do you have an account with American Express Centurion Bank or American Express Bank? If so, you may soon be one of the estimated 250,000 customers who will receive part of an $85 million  refund from the bank as repayment for their deceptive practices from 2003 to 2012. […]

Robert Kiyosaki, Financial Guru, Declares Bankruptcy

Robert Kiyosaki has been in the business of selling books and seminars, taking advantage of the Amway pyramid scheme and endorsements from Oprah Winfrey, and built his way to wealth selling his ideas about investing. A few years ago, he teamed up with perennial mogul Donald Trump to sell more books. […]

Reader Mailbag: Crayons

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Speaking 2. Financial dishonesty 3. Kindness without spending 4. Teenager without ambition 5. Handling universal policies today 6. Extra school supplies 7. Refinancing house to buy car 8. Paid discount cards? 9. […]

Wallaby: One Card to Rule Them All

A little over a month ago, I looked at our credit card system and wondered if it made any sense to optimize our credit card rewards. We “only” use two credit cards and so our system is dead simple. If I’m in a restaurant, use the Citi Forward. […]

Spending in depth: the bagel budget

This post is by new staff writer Honey Smith. One of my goals in taking a hard look at my budget is not to do too much at once. I want to make sure my changes stick and avoid making repaying debt an obsession. You can read about the first budget category I examined, life insurance, here. […]

8 Cheap Ways to Update a Wardrobe You Hate

If you hate your wardrobe, are sick of everything you own, and want to go shopping already, hold up! Here are eight cheap ways to update a wardrobe you hate. (See also: 10 Steps to Update Your Look on a Budget) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Items Every Home Needs

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on handy items every home needs, how not to handle sudden wealth, and how to reduce student debt. Top 5 Articles 7 Handy Little Items Every Home Needs — Every home needs a sewing kit and a flashlight. [MintLife Blog] How NOT to handle sudden wealth — If you suddenly become wealthy, practice self-control. […]

How to Quickly Manage Your Diversification

The following is an excerpt from Dividend Growth: Freedom Through Passive Income. Dividend investing can be appealing as it doesn’t require you to check your portfolio every week. […]