November 14, 2012

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/15, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards!. Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Financial Tips for Young Adults! Learn about saving money, paying back student loans, and mistakes recent grads make. […]

Don’t Store Your Credit Card with an Online Shopping Site (318/365)

My single biggest temptation with online purchasing is to buy books for my Kindle. I absolutely love the ability to have a lot of books in my hand at any given time, and the idea of adding to my library without acquiring something that takes up physical space is very nice, too. […]

How to Prepare Your Adult Children Financially for Your Eventual Demise

I recently read of a story about an adult woman who lived at home and did not work. Her aging mother paid her expenses, and after her aging mother passed, the woman lived off of her inheritance. […]

5 Part-Time Jobs that Pay Surprisingly Well

In the current economic times, many consumers are looking for ways to make a little extra money. You don’t have to get another full-time job to earn a good wage, though. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Thanksgiving Prep Edition

Yes, I know that Thanksgiving is still eight days away. However, most of our Thanksgiving prep extends over several days. Our extended family will certainly be starting with some things this weekend. The reality is that if you spread out the prep time, not only can you make more things yourself (lowering the cost), you also are richly rewarded on Thanksgiving day with homemade items. […]

Small Business Saturday 2012

American Express did it last year and they’re bringing it back this year – Small Business Saturday. On November 24th, 2012, spend $25 at a small business and get a $25 statement credit on your American Express card. This year, it’ll be on any American Express card and you can use multiple cards to get the statement credit multiple times. […]

When you just can’t get the important stuff done

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. This post is not for those of you who have focused minds and empty “to do” lists. […]

7 Ways to Have a Better Day at Work

There is nothing like a bad day at work to set the tone for the days ahead, from lost productivity to lost tempers. Enough bad days and you may even see a pink slip in your future. It is important for your own mental and physical health to make it a point to resist falling into a sour mood. […]

Best Money Tips: Eat Well for Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on eating well for less, Black Friday 2012 deals, and making your Christmas budget go farther. Top 5 Articles 9 Winning Ways Eat Well For Less — Eat well for less by stocking dried beans and buying in bulk. […]

What Happens at a Foreclosure Auction?

Foreclosures have declined recently, but many houses are still being auctioned on courthouse steps across the country. Recently I attended one of these auctions; here is a run down of what happened and what I learned. […]

Peer-to-Peer Investing a Bust in Michigan

A few weeks ago a reader emailed me and said he was looking for peer-to-peer (P2P) lending information on FMF and couldn't find anything. He wondered if he was missing what I'd written or if I simply hadn't covered the topic.I told him that I write about topics that I know something about or am interested in. […]