October 26, 2012

Share Money-Saving Tips with Your Friends (299/365)

This morning, I posted an article in which I described nine frugality tips I shared with my friends over the last several months. They were mostly pulled from Facebook threads and emails, and they were mostly all in response to things said by my friends. Fairly regularly, though, I’ll just offer up an interesting, general purpose frugality tactic to my friends. […]

Hit The Brakes – Get Real About Your Debt

This article is step 2 of the Hit The Brakes – Get Real series.  I encourage you to read step 1 – Get Real About Your Expenses. In this series, we’ll examine ways to stop adding to current debt balances, create a basic budget, and begin the process of moving forward with a solid debt reduction plan. Now that you have a list of next month’s expenses – it’s time to get real about your debt. You’ll n […]

Track Your Finances on Consumerism Commentary

I wrote recently about how sharing my financial progress publicly on a monthly basis enabled me to better evaluate my life, make better decisions, and grow my wealth faster than if I had kept my progress to myself. […]

Nine Frugal Ideas for Nine Friends

I love sending frugality tips to my friends when I see an opportunity for it. I thought it might be fun to share some of those recent ideas I’ve sent out to people. (Names are changed, along with a few bits of personal info from my responses.) To Amy, the chronically disorganized friend: I find it really useful to make a daily to-do list at the start of the day. […]

Ally Bank Changes CD Withdrawal Policy

According to Ken over at DepositAccounts.com, Ally Bank has changed (or at least “clarified”) their CD early withdrawal policy. […]

Your Take: What If You Paid Public Debt but Owe Income Tax?

My friend Rob asked me an interesting question the other day – “Say you underpaid your taxes one year, but you were one of those nutjobs that sends money directly to the office to reduce the national debt. […]

Ask the Readers: What is your most pressing financial issue?

As Election Day draws (mercifully) near, that old question “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” comes up again and again. I’m not going to talk politics. However, I think the better question at any time (and one that is worth asking a few times a year) might be “What is your most pressing financial issue?” Facing foreclosure? Deep in credit card debt? Shopping for health insurance? […]

Best Credit Cards for the Holidays

  With the holidays coming up fast, now is a good time to get a jump on your shopping. It’s easier on your budget when you plan out your holiday spending over a couple of months rather than cramming it all in during December. If you want to make your holiday spending even more effective, consider using a well-chosen credit card to make your purchases. […]

Best Money Tips: Stretch Your Dinner Dollars Further on Your Night Out

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on stretching your dinner dollars further on your night out, ways to network and get educated, and how to work a student discount. Top 5 Articles How to Stretch Your Dinner Dollars Further on Your Night Out — Make your money go further on your night out by using restaurant coupons. […]

Give Your Career a Boost With One Skill

Let’s get real — the economy isn’t in great shape right now. The unemployment rate is hovering around 8%, and companies like DuPont and Kodak keep announcing more and more layoffs. Amidst the doom and gloom, however, there are some positive signs...if you know where to look. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Oct 22

Here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week: Wise Bread tells how to build your first budget. Lazy Man and Money has found some great baby gear. My Dollar Plan lists Roth IRA limits. Carnival of Wealth Nerdy Finance Carnival Carnival of Personal Finance Festival of Frugality  Enjoy!P.S. […]